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The Kid Stuff Podcast features Conversations with people who make stuff for kids. TV writers, musicians, authors, programmers, scientists... anyone who works with a young audience could pop up next to speak with host Mike Bradecich.
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Jan 31, 2017

Marc Warren has been at the center of kids and family TV for 30 years. He and his longtime writing partner and best friend Dennis Rinsler started out as teachers in New York. Then they started writing humor for magazines on the side, 

which lead to writing pieces for the National Lampoon. Eventually, they made the move to Hollywood to work in TV.

In their early days, the duo worked with Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of The Brady Bunch. 

Years later, they became the head writers on Full House, which was basically the Brady Bunch of the 90s.

For the last few years, Marc has run a program at Disney for discovering new writers called Disney Storytellers. The first Disney Storytellers resulted in the current Disney Channel show Bizaardvark.

Marc has a ton of great stories, he a very naturally funny guy, and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too.

Go check our Marc Warren on IMDb, and then spend the rest of the month watching all the great kid and family shows he’s been involved with as a writer, director, and producer over the years. It’s an amazing list.

Jan 24, 2017

Carly Ciarrocchi is one of the four hosts of the Sunny Side Up show on the Sprout Channel. It’s a live show, for preschoolers, that’s on every weekday. 

Carly started out with a myriad of interests. Theater, improv, puppetry, clowning, pre-school education… and it wasn’t until she got an audition to host Sunny Side Up that she found the place that perfectly married all of those interests and skills she had been discovering and developing since she first auditioned for that production of Peter Pan as a kid in Delaware.

You should also follow the Facebook page for Carly’s upcoming podcast "The Kiddie Pool Podcast."

You can follow the kid stuff podcast on iTunes or here at kidstuffpodcast.com. We love iTunes reviews and ratings! 

Thanks for listening!

Jan 17, 2017

Michael Cranberry is an animator on the Amazon show for pre-schoolers Tumble Leaf. The show has won multiple emmy awards in its first two seasons, and it’s something you don’t see much in kids’ TV anymore; it’s quiet. It’s thoughtful, it doesn’t go for a lot of jokes. It’s a simple show that is anything but simple for the team at BixPix to create.

Michael will tell us how he fell in love with the painstaking process of stop-motion animation, how he shifted from the horror genre to a preschool audience, and he will soothe us with the gentle baritone of his professionally-trained actor’s voice.

You can check out the first two seasons of Tumble Leaf on Amazon, and season 3 will be out sometime this year. You can find us on iTunes or at kid stuffpodcast.com.

Thanks for listening! 

Jan 10, 2017

Eric Robles created the Nick show “Fanboy and Chum Chum.” He’s currently in the process of creating his second show for Nickelodeon, “Glitch Techs,” which won’t come out until sometime in 2018. Eric is a self-taught artist, and the story of how he got from the path to becoming a police officer to his first job in animation is an incredibly inspiring one. I’m excited for you to hear it.

 

Thanks so much to Eric Robles for that great conversation, thanks to Audrey Gray at nick for setting it up, and to the great Brad Breeck for the introduction. You can still find some Fanboy and Chum Chum video clips and games at www.nick.com, and next year you’ll be able to see Glitch Techs on Nickelodeon.

You can subscribe to this show in iTunes or at www.kidstuffpodcast.com. Thanks for listening!

Jan 6, 2017

Talent agents Harry and Brandy Gold tell stories of how they originally discovered two of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Jan 5, 2017

Sheryl Levine casts "Bizaardvark" and "Stuck in the Middle" for Disney Channel, plus several other shows for other outlets. In this bite-sized episode, she explains how her whole family was in show business together, and how it moved them from New York to LA.

Jan 4, 2017

In this bite-sized episode, Toca Boca co-founder and CEO Bjorn Jeffery explains what makes Tpca Nature so different from other kids' apps, including other Toca Boca apps.

Jan 3, 2017

Animation Producer Aaron Simpson tells us about his earliest experiences making animation.

Jan 2, 2017

In this bite-sized episode, Dr. Richard Kissel from the Yale Peabody Museum explains why a group of prehistoric animals known as diadectids changed the world in really important ways.

Jan 1, 2017

In this bite-sized episode, Dr. Todd from the SoCal kids' band Jelly of the Month Club tells us about the after-school program they run to teach film and music, Daydreamers Academy. Find them at http://www.thedaydreamersacademy.com/

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