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Episode #114 – Uncle Dox

Episode #114 – Uncle Dox

Prolific!  Clever!  Fun!  All of those words describe Uncle Dox.  He’s a hip hop loving kids musician from Minnesota who is putting out all kinds of great music!  He is also a partner in a brand new band called banana².  We’ll get to that at some point soon, right Unc?  Be sure to check out Uncle Dox’s music here and listen for his song Ooey Gooey Dewey at the end of the show!

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Good Stuff Sports #11 – Jodi and Kara from Go! Go! Sports Girls

Jodi Norgaard and Kara Thom from Go! Go! Sports Girls have created some unique and creative sports themed dolls and accompanying stories for girls (or anyone) who love sports.  They encourage young athletes to “be fierce and sparkle” as well as the ingenious hashtag #athleteisthenewprincess.  It was great to hear how the idea came to be as well as where the dolls have taken Jodi and Kara (ie. The White House!).  These dolls make great holiday gifts… if you know what I’m saying.

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Episode #99 – Andrew & Polly Break Down Ghostbusters

Do you think Ghost’s like toast?  My buddies Andrew & Polly talked with me about my 4 year old’s favorite song.  The Andrew & Polly version of the classic Ghostbusters song.  It was a blast to hear how the song came together, and I even learned about a new instrument!  The theremin!  Andrew & Polly’s own podcast Ear Snacks just returned for season 2.  Don’t miss it.  Be sure to check out more from some of our Kids Listen buddies who participated in a Halloween themed mini sweeps.  Have you listened to The Past and the Curious?  How about What if World?  Give them a listen!

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Episode #97 – A Horse, A Spoon, A Bucket

Are you ready for this?  I spoke to Magic Ian and Dr. Saurus from A Horse, A Spoon, A Bucket one sunny summer day not too long ago.  They are committed!  We talked about a lot of different things like gophers, vegetables, and puppy’s.  This was a lot of fun.  Check them out.  Stay tuned for their song ‘Vegetables’ at the end of the show.

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Episode #96 – Tim Kubart

Tim Kubart is talented in so many different areas.  He hosts tv shows for kids, has released two albums of kids music, and you never know when he’ll show up with a tambourine!  Tim won a grammy for his album, ‘Home’.  He also hosted and produced the Sunny Side Up show on Sprout with his pal Chica.  Tim was also the person chosen to write the song that helped to introduce Sesame Street’s first muppet with autism, Julia.

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Live From Camp 2016

At this point you've probably seen the devastation caused by the wildfires in Northern California.  Our summer home, URJ Camp Newman, sustained catastrophic damage.  If camp is a meaningful part of your families life, whether Camp Newman or another camp please visit...

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Episode #95 – Eliana Light

Eliana Light comes very highly recommended.  She and I connected through an old buddy (who I used to teach! – Shout out to Charlie Kramer!). She is an up and coming family musician who writes songs that are thematically Jewish and very educational.  You’ll love hearing how enthusiastic she is about her subject matter and will surely want to check out her songs like ‘Synagogue Detective’, or ‘The Best Me I Can Be’.  You can get her full album Eliana Sings (about Jewish things) here.   Enjoy!

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Episode #94 – Mindy Thomas

If you have kids, then there is a 99.9% chance that you have heard the voice of Mindy Thomas.  She is the host of Absolutely Mindy on Kids Place Live on Sirius XM as well as the co-host (with Guy Raz) of mega-podcast ‘Wow in the World’ from NPR.  Now you can hear her story!  She’s a high energy, improvising, radio host extraordinaire and I’m so happy to have had a chance to talk with her!

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Episode #93 – Alphabet Rockers

I got a chance to not only talk to Tommy and Kaitlyn about their awesome new album ‘Rise, Shine, #Woke’, but I got to see them perform live at an Elementary School in South San Francisco.  I got to see, firsthand, the impact that they have on students with their message of change.  It was an incredibly moving experience.  My time with the Alphabet Rockers coincided with the news about the current administration working to end DACA.  It was clear that so many of the students that were at the Alphabet Rockers program were fearful about what they were hearing from the government.  I got to speak to a few students and a teacher about the mood in the classrooms, and I was relieved to hear that there was a general attitude of positivity.  The teachers at the school were so dedicated and engaged, and it was noted by Kaitlyn, Tommy, and me.  Thanks to the educators in lower income areas who are making their students education positive and joyful during what is a difficult time.

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