I talked to Claudia Gunn while she was on vacation and watching the ocean in orNew Zealand. I was immensly jealous for two reasons: 1. She lives in New Zealand and 2. She was on vacation… IN NEW ZEALAND. Then it got even better. We got into talking about the music she makes for families. Her Little Wild Music project “is a little creative endeavour with a big mission: to celebrate the magic in every extraordinary day of childhood. Stay tuned all the way to the end to hear Claudia’s song ‘Everywhere Stars’.
It’s a double whammy! Welcome back to Mister G as well as Sonshine and Broccoli! Mister G gave me the scoop on his new album ‘Fireflies’ and Sonshine and Broccoli filled me in on ‘It’s Cool To Be Kind’. I also was able to meet Mister and Mrs. G when they came to visit Houston. They’re the best! And so are Sonshine and Broccoli!
This is the coolest. I talked to Jonathan Horton who is an author, speaker, ninja warrior, and medal winning Olympic gymnast. It was amazing to hear Jonathan’s story and talk about his athletic achievements. We talked about his book, ‘If I Had Known: Life Lessons From An Olympic Pro Athlete’, his experiences at the Olympics, his training, risk taking, and his time as a competitor on American Ninja Warrior. Jonathan’s openness and honesty when talking about what it takes to be an elite athlete was eye opening for me as I have never gotten the chance to hear the details that go into the life of a world class gymnast.
Carly Ciarrocchi is here! We covered all of the ground (s) from coffee to her time on various TV shows and other projects that will delight your whole family. She is full of energy, life, and joy. “Carly is a host, actor, musician, storyteller and a writer/creator. Her mission is to invite audiences of all ages and collaborators of all kinds to PLAY, INVESTIGATE and BOUNCE. In the kids’ media space, her work is grounded in joy, curiosity and resilience.” You’ll definitely want to check out everything that Carly does. I guarantee that you’ll become a huge fan. My family has! You can see Carly on The Big Fun Crafty Show, hear her sing with Tim Kubart, and enjoy her podcast Don’t Break The Rules!
This interview with Mr. Jon has been a long time coming! I originally emailed with Mr. Jon in the spring of 2016 – and finally… finally… we were able to connect and make it happen. It was so worth the wait! Mr. Jon and Carrie shared their musical story and what inspires them to create music for kids and families. That awesome song you heard at the beginning of the episode? It’s called ‘Play My Drum’ and it’s on the new record ‘Rock and Rhyme’. You can hear the full song at the end of the show.