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Episode #169 – Lee Overtree (Story Pirates)

Episode #169 – Lee Overtree (Story Pirates)

Lee Overtree and the Story Pirates Podcast were critical to the creation of the Good Stuff Kids Podcast.  I vividly remember my son and I listening to the Story Pirate’s podcast as we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to Marin.  We loved it from first listen.  I was so happy to have a chance to talk to Lee about all aspects of the Story Pirates.  It’s more than a podcast, it’s a program that goes into schools and teaches writing and creative fun.  You will not believe how many Story Pirates there are working around the country!  Lee finds the meaning behind the stories and honors the kid authors throughout this conversation.

There are two Story Pirates books as well as a brand new record called ‘Nothing Is Impossible’.  What I loved the most about this conversation with Lee is how much he loves the stories that kids write and he values and honors the writers with such authenticity.

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Episode #153 – Super Stolie

Happy October!  It was a truly awesome to welcome Super Stolie to the Good Stuff Kids Podcast.  “Super Stolie (Rebecca Stoelinga) has been performing for children since 2007! She is a musician and artist who loves to use creativity to inspire the uniqueness in all of us. With her colorful outfits and vibrant personality, kids want to be her friend, join the band, and showcase their awesome, unique selves! She offers two types of shows, including one that is bilingual to incorporate her love of the Spanish language and Latin culture!”

This is a great conversation which was made better by Super Stolie’s mom being able to weigh in!  Stay tuned all the way to the end to hear the song ‘Hi Hello Hola Hey’ from her new dance remix album ‘10’.  Your family will be dancing all over the house or car when you put this one on!  Be sure to check out her video for the song ‘So Big’.  You can find it below:

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You need to hear Big Block Singsong.  You really do. They are making some of the catchiest and funniest songs and music videos around.  It was really interesting to see how the minds behind Big Block Singsong, Warren Brown and Adam Goddard, work together to make the music and videos.  You may have seen Big Block Singsong on Disney Jr or the Disney Now app.  If you haven’t check them out.  Stay tuned all the way through to hear my daughter’s anthem ‘Princess’.  It rocks. IT ROCKS!!

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Episode #151 – Phredd

Fun is the name of the game on this episode.  Here’s a great talk with a Ukelele One Man Band named Phredd.  He loves to bring joy and humor through his music.  We talked pumpkins, ukeleles, pirates, dogs, and all about his new record ‘Ukelele One Man Band’.  Phredd is enthusiastic and was a blast to talk to.  You can hear the full song ‘Captain Jack O Lantern The Pumpkin Pirate’ at the end of the episode.  Check him out!  

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Episode #150 BONUS – Kenji Lopez-Alt

The 150th episode celebration continues!  Here’s a recording of Kenji Lopez-Alt’s ‘Good Morning, Good Morning’ which was not included in our conversation from episode #135.  It’s a little bit of bonus content to help celebrate 150 of good stuff!  If you love it let us know, hit me and Kenji up on Twitter!

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Episode #150 – Andy Z

150 Episodes of certified and bonafied Good Stuff for kids and families!  For this very special installment Andy Z came to my house to talk about his brand new album Camp Andyland as well as all of the things that make Andyland such a fun and exciting place.  I was also lucky that Andy Z played a few songs, just for me, and you can hear them on this episode.  He played ‘Went to a Party With Dinosaurs’, and ‘Galaxy Song’   If you live in the Bay Area there is no doubt that you will be able to see Andy Z in concert somewhere nearby.  He’s one of the hardest workers in kids/family music!

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Episode #149 – Senor Fancypants

“Señor Fancypants writes catchy indie-pop songs for children or anyone that has ever been a child.”  So so so so true!  Brian Smith knows music and he knows comedy.  He also uses his experience as a dad to improvise creative music for kids.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode to hear the song ‘Fireworks and Fireflies’ and pick up Senor Fancypants’ first album Senor Fancypants.

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Episode #148 – Animal Farm Returns!

I was so happy to hear that Animal Farm was putting out a brand new record ‘We Are One’.  They are great musicians who write great and very fun songs.  Full disclosure, I’ve known Dave for many years, and you can hear our first conversation from July, 2016.  

I’m also proud to say that the band has received a NAPPA (National Parenting Product Award) for their new record. It’s a must listen!  Congratulations Animal Farm!  You can hear the full song ‘We Are One’ at the end of this episode.  

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Episode #147 – SaulPaul

The Good Stuff Family are now officially residents of Houston, Texas!  We eat bbq, swim a lot, watch football, and do other Texas stuff!  To mark the occasion you can hear a great, low key, and fun conversation I had with 2017 Austinite of the Year, Saul Paul.  He free styled (I tried to help) and we talked about all of the work that he’s done to make the world a better place.  You can hear his song ‘Rise’, which was #1 on Sirius XM’s Kid Place Live, at the end of the show.

He’s a musician with a message that you need to hear!  From his website:  “Part rapper/part singer songwriter, SaulPaul is an entertaining artist who blends his voice, his guitar and his loop pedal to create a live show that is nothing less than an EXPERIENCE.”

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Episode #146 – Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas

This talk is beautiful.  Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas are beautiful people.  I could tell through the phone.  I loved hearing about how Papa Siama got his start playing guitar and coming to America.  I really love the song, ‘Ko Yimbi Ko’ that you hear a clip of at the beginning of the show.  Listen closely for the thumb piano!  You can hear the whole song at the end of the episode.  There was a lot of love going both ways during this chat and I think that you’ll feel the authenticity coming from Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas and that you’ll feel the love too!  Be sure to check out their new album ‘The Land of Yangalele’.

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