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Episode #260 – Lindsay Munroe

Episode #260 – Lindsay Munroe

Here's a great one with Lindsay Munroe!  We talked about her new record 'I Am Kind' and what it's like to work with Raffi.  "Her songs reflect the Child Honouring principles of Respectful Love, Diversity, Caring Community, Emotional Intelligence, and Nonviolence. ...

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Episode #259 – Jose-Luis Orozco

Episode #259 – Jose-Luis Orozco

“José-Luis Orozco, the GRAMMY-nominated bilingual musician and children’s’ educator, celebrates 50 years of making Spanish and English kid’s music this spring with ¡Muévete! Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body  (out 4/17 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), all about the importance of exercise and movement.”  Stay tuned all the way until the end of the show to hear Jose-Luis’ song ‘Monica’ played live!

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Episode #258 – The BeatBuds

Episode #258 – The BeatBuds

It’s The BeatBuds!  True friends for life who make awesome music together.  Check out their song ‘The Dino Dance’ at the end of the episode.
“Kids around the world can join the fun right now to chase the pandemic blues away, as The BeatBuds help them find a routine, get up and move, and learn and play together in their hour-long “The BeatBuds Live” shows, streamed on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. PT on The BeatBuds‘ YouTube channel: HERE “

Also, there will be a special “BeatBash” show at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, July 12.  Might it be possible to add something about that?  Here is the basic information:

Kids and families can also enjoy a live BeatBuds performance as a first-of-its-kind, interactive, virtual concert experience in the comfort of their own homes with the first-ever virtual BeatBASH on Sunday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to Rock The Vote.

Together, The BeatBuds and their audience will explore a 360° immersive and interactive tropical island featuring an abundance of digital touchpoints, virtual instruments for kids to play, trivia games, and, of course, plenty of rockin’ BeatBuds songs and sing-along action. Families and friends will even be able to see each other singing, dancing, and interacting!  A highlight of this special show will be the world premiere of a new BeatBuds single, “I Have a Voice.”

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Good Stuff Sports #26 – Jeremy Bhandari

Good Stuff Sports #26 – Jeremy Bhandari

Jeremy Bhandari wrote a tremendous book for young atheletes called ‘Trust the Grind’.  I talked to Jeremy about some of the lessons that can be found in the book, and we barely scratched the surface.  There is so much knowledge and insight from championship caliber athletes from a variety of different sports from MMA to the NFL that any young athlete will gain something to enhance their mental and physical performance.   

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Episode #257 – Maggie McGuire – CEO Pinna.fm

Episode #257 – Maggie McGuire – CEO Pinna.fm

Pinna is “the only screen-free, ad-free audio streaming service custom-made for kids ages 3-12”.  It’s got all the good stuff you need to get your kids off screens.  “Pinna is an on-demand audio streaming service that reimagines kids’ entertainment. Each podcast, audiobook and music compilation on Pinna is expertly developed and carefully curated for kids 3-12. From science and fantasy to interactive game shows and mysteries, Pinna has hundreds of hours of programming to pique the interest of every kid.”  I really enjoyed talking with Maggie McGuire, CEO of Pinna who highlights the amazing, high quality, podcasts audiobooks and music for kids that can be found on the app.  You can hear the brand new song Pinna produced song ‘Real Me’ at the end of the epidode.

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Episode #256 – Alastair Moock

Episode #256 – Alastair Moock

Alastair Moock’s latest album is called ‘Be A Pain’, and the title track (which you can hear at the end of this episode) is timely, pertinent, and a guide post to how we can talk with our kids about the events and protests happening all around us.  Alastair is thoughtful and writes songs that come from all dimensions of the heart and soul.  You’ll enjoy getting to know him and hearing his story!  

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Episode #255 – Not Your Everyday Cake

Episode #255 – Not Your Everyday Cake

I don’t know about you, but ever since quarantine started we have been baking.  Mostly cookies.  Not anything like the incredible creations that Melissa and Cindy from Not Your Everyday Cake make.  They make cakes that are on the greatest most customized scale!  In their words: “We are a mother/daughter team in Houston, TX who love working together to make beautiful creations for special occasions.  We have been making cakes together since 2009, however, Cindy started creating cakes for friends and family 30 years ago.  Our knowledge of cake design has been enhanced through multiple classes that we have taken. We don’t make your simple, everyday cakes. We bring your imagination to life to help make your special occasion perfect.”

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Episode #254 – Jesse Jukebox

Episode #254 – Jesse Jukebox

it’s time to have a blast with Jesse Jukebox.  You are awesome, I am awesome, and Jesse is definitely awesome.  We all need some high energy feel good rock n’ roll these days!  Get to know Jesse and stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear the full song ‘Awesome’.

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Episode #253 – Diana Panton

Episode #253 – Diana Panton

I didn’t even realize how badly I needed to hear Diana Panton’s ‘A Cheerful Little Earful’ album.  I’ll say that it soothed me and my family when we needed it badly.  Some calm and beautifully played music during this stressful and unpredictable time?  Yep.  1000% yep.  “One of the brightest jewels in the crown of Canada’s contribution to vocal jazz, two-time JUNO Award winner Diana Panton again brings her distinctive brand of sweet, sincere, swinging elegance straight to the hearts of young and old alike with her second album for children and families, A Cheerful Little Earful”.  Stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode to hear ‘A Cheerful Little Earful’.

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Episode #252 – Duke Otherwise

Episode #252 – Duke Otherwise

Here’s a really fun conversation with the great Duke Otherwise!  “From Wisconsin’s Duke Otherwise comes Kith & Kin, an eclectic album of music meant to bring joy, silliness and sweetness to all. Kith & Kin features a unique blend of stellar musicianship, memorable characters, whimsical topics, and a vast array of instruments and musical styles resulting in outrageous fun. 
Duke Otherwise looks at the world with a skewed eye and blends his quirky observations with his elaborate imagination resulting in a combination that seems to perfectly tap into a child’s mindset. On Kith & Kin, with his distinct baritone voice, he leads as a playful wordsmith, delivering hilarious and imaginative songs and stories taken from real events and conversations with his own family and friends.” 

Stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear the song ‘Joy’s a Grump’

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