Rank #1: Episode 1: Fruit!
Let's talk about... Fruit! We'll cover the ABC's of fruit, take a trip to the farmer's market and ask some fruit experts some fruit questions. Big thanks to our friends who helped us with this episode - Jasmin, Sadie, Oden, Gavin, Chloe, Ainsley, Betula, Palmer and their parents. Also a shoutout to Farmer Mike and Grandma Joan! Stay tuned for Ear Snacks Extra's throughout July - and a brand new episode on August 1!
Rank #2: Episode 9: Rain!
How do you know if it's going to rain? Does anybody know? Andrew & Polly talk gumboots and galoshes with their friends. Thanks to Kerry Falwell from the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa Forida and our friend Jesse, a real-life water expert! Thanks also to our special panel of Rain Experts: William, Marea, Capella, Alex, Gavin, Ellis, Lane, Johnny, Penny, Kalinga, Chloe, Zoey, Luke, Charlie, Leigh, Lindsay, Kalinga, Izzy, Logan & Arlo (PHEW!). Subscribe to Ear Snacks here: http://bit.ly/earsnacks // For more information or to support Ear Snacks (or get a LA LA LA LA T-Shirt), visit http://andrewandpolly.com
Rank #3: More (More!) Roadtrip Mixtape Summer 2019
There is just too much good music out there right now! We're back with a second installment of this summer's Ear Snacks Roadtrip Mixtape.
- Little Bitta You by Andrew & Polly
- Una Gran Familia by Lucy Kalantari
- Little Bit Tough by Vered
- Where Do the Children Play by Renee & Friends feat. Ziggy Marley
- Why Why Why by Ants Ants Ants
- Coquinas by Alina Celeste
- Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz featuring Andrew & Polly
- Together by Dan Sacks of Noodleloaf
- Esta Lucesita by Elizabeth Mitchell & Suni Paz
Rank #4: Episode 1: Hands
What can hands do? What shouldn't hands do? Andrew & Polly ask Frankie, Ellie, Matteo and Palmer all about those wriggly things at the end of their arms and talk to a professional stunt woman about what it feels like when you get hurt.
Kids are physical. Whether they are bouncing off the walls, roughhousing or even hitting, children use their bodies to connect to the world around them. This episodes asks kids what to do when you hurt someone or someone hurts you. Also, fun games for hands to play.
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For more information:
- Jessica Erin Bennett is a stunt woman and fight choreographer. Fore more information about Jessica, grown-ups can go to jessicaerinbennett.com
- Jessica's Stunt and Circus Camp can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Stunt-and-Circus-Camp-715793651806114/
- "We Can Make It" by Andrew Barkan & Polly Hall (ASCAP). For more information about the music on this show, visit andrewandpolly.com
- If your child is hitting, you might be interested in:
- The Art of Roughhousing by Anthony T. DeBenedet & Lawrence J. Cohen - https://www.amazon.com/Art-Roughhousing-Anthony-T-DeBenedet/dp/B01L97OCC4 or this great episode from Janet Lansbury's podcast: https://soundcloud.com/janet-lansbury/aggressive-toddler-behavior-hitting-biting-spitting
- If your child is being hit by a peer, you might be interested in these other great episodes from Janet Lansbury's podcast: https://soundcloud.com/janet-lansbury/dealing-with-your-childs-aggressive-playmate & https://soundcloud.com/janet-lansbury/no-tolerance-for-bullying
Rank #5: Episode 12: Letters! (Part I)
H-E-L-L-O! What's a letter? How old is the invention of type? How does a ballpoint pen work? Andrew & Polly investigate... Ana Gomez-Bernaus explains the art of typography and designing your own letters, and The Pen Addict's Brad Dowdy muses on drawing miniature cities and writing letters to baseball players to get their autographs. Parts of this episode were recorded live at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center in North Bethesda, MD. For more information, check out: Ana Gomez-Bernaus's lettering art: http://anenocena.com/ The Pen Addict Website: http://www.penaddict.com/ The Pen Addict Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pen-addict/id909109717?mt=2 Strathmore Performing Arts Center: https://www.strathmore.org/
Rank #6: Episode 5: Critters!
What IS a CRITTER? Andrew & Polly ask some friends around the world about the different critters that live in their neighborhoods.
Rank #7: Episode 8: Beeps!
A series of dots and dashes! Andrew & Polly dive deep (via SUBMARINE) into the world of BEEPS! Topics include Morse code, robot toast, traffic feelings, the Pony Express, submarines, and some nonsense about beets. Experts include Polly's dad, Pops and Eric Morrill, PhD in visual studies. Thanks to Grey and Georgia the Greats, Ace the Ace, Darby the Delightful, Phenomenal Palmer, Cool Cool Collin, Darlin' Devon, and the incomparable Izzy Robbins. Special thanks to Steven C. Phillips who created the free Morse Code generator we used. Try it yourself at scphillips.com! Subscribe to Ear Snacks here: http://bit.ly/earsnacks // To support Ear Snacks, visit andrewandpolly.com. That's also a good place to purchase a LA LA LA LA T-shirt!
Rank #8: Episode 20: Decoding Bugs
Fungus farming ants, digital bees, composting worms, metamorphic caterpillars -- how can these all be bugs? In this episode, Andrew & Polly dive deeper into the world of the squiggly and the wriggly, parsing out the differences between insects and other things that crawl around a garden.
Avery talks to us about bugs in computer code and how she built a pollination video game with a Raspberry Pi. Izaiah updates us about the worms in the compost pile on his farm. And our friends at Valle de Niños in San Francisco take us on a tour of the life cycle of caterpillars.
Thanks to Christina Foust of the Raspberry Pi Foundation (www.raspberrypi.org) for connecting us with young coders participating in Coolest Projects USA, a technology science fair celebrating digital making. Thanks again to entomologist Chris Wheeler, conservation scientist Sergio Avila from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and friends Izaiah, Avery, Ada, Ainsley, Dominic, Teacher Zoe, Nathan, Harrison, Alex, Zoe and Luke for deep diving into so many bugs!
Rank #9: Episode 4: Disguises!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Andrew & Polly receive an urgent voice message from their friends Kevin & Louise. Get this episode for free: https://goo.gl/qI2mu9 We learned A LOT about disguises from marine biologist Rebecca Johnson from the California Academy of Sciences and voice actor and composer Greg Chun. Thanks to our pals Sadie A, Sadie E, Grey, Georgia, Zoey, Gavin, Gavin, Devorah, Elliot, Ainsley, Tanner, Luke & Ace for making Ear Snacks so delicious!
Rank #10: Episode 3: Balls!
Balls - a journey, with Andrew & Polly. Get this episode for free: https://goo.gl/qI2mu9 Thank you to Ace, Birdie (a.k.a. Ryan), Rosie, Elsa, Betula, Henry, Lil' J, Sadie, Liliana, Addie, Ella, Grant, Gussy, and grown-ups Sound Man Gus & Astronomer Kate for telling us all about BALLS!!! Check out the music video for "Ballphabet" here: https://youtu.be/Hsv1o1ZD8y4
Rank #11: Episode 11: Strings (Part I)
In the first episode of a multi-part series all about Strings, Andrew & Polly talk to awesome friends of theirs who all play strings - strings on GUITARS! Frances England (http://francesengland.com), Quentin & Mista Cookie Jar (mistacookiejar.com) all tell us why it is they like their strings. For more information about Ear Snacks, visit http://andrewandpolly.com
Rank #12: Episode 12: Letters (Part III)
Andrew & Polly receive letters from their friends and find out what they have to say about letters. Andrew's dad, John, talks about Post Office Bay in the Galapagos Islands. Plus, we write a letter to our listeners. Dear You, Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing: we are glad to know you. We feel lucky and thankful to know you. You are special. You’re special to us and everyone who knows you. We love to hear what you’re thinking about! Whether you’re thinking about where you are, what you’re eating for lunch, or something that's big and heavy on your mind… Your thoughts are an important part of what makes you special and we’re proud of you for thinking and sharing - and caring and growing and, most of all, just being Y - O - U. Love from us, Andrew & Polly
Rank #13: Episode 12: Seeds
Tell me: what do you know about seeds? Andrew & Polly's friends from Austria, Australia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts invite you into their homes and gardens to discover what kinds of seeds there are where they live. We also welcome Chanel Tsang from Toronto, Canada who shares a lovely meditation from her podcast Peace Out called "Ready, Set, Grow!" inviting listeners to move their bodies and imagine what it might be like to be a seed.
You can find more mindful listening at bedtime.fm, an independent UK-based podcast producer. Thanks to Chanel and founder/producer Rob Griffiths for sharing their wonderful show with us. To find and support other podcasts for kids, visit kidslisten.org.
And many thanks to Amelia, Bennett, Charlie, Kalinga, Sam and their families for sharing their seeds with us! We'll hear more from them about growing and planting next week, and if your child has something to say about seeds, visit earsnacks.org.
Rank #14: Episode 13: Moves! (Part II - Season Finale)
Andrew & Polly make a top five list of their favorite moves and wonder - what's it like to move your home to a new place? They ask Ruby, Lilana and Gavin about their experiences moving and talk about zip lines in Costa Rica with their director pal, Kat. Maria shares about her favorite movements - capoeira, sign language and political protests. Thanks also to Mista Cookie Jar (mistacookiejar.com)for dropping hot sriracha knowledge in our song, "Dancing Pants." And that's it from us for a while... Ear Snacks is taking a break! We'll be back in the spring of 2017 with brand new episodes but until then, stay tuned for Extras, encores, listener questions & answers. Visit andrewandpolly.com for more information on how to be on the show, listen to archives and find out where you can catch us in person!
Rank #15: Episode 2: Hats!
Rank #16: Road Trip Mixtape 2019!
It's summer! We're super happy to share some of our family's favorite music this summer in an all-new road-trip mixtape. And stay tuned for more tunes - there was just too much music to share in this episode, so a second installment is coming your way next week.
So turn it up for these great summer tunes by some amazing artists (and a few - NEW SONGS - from yours trulies):
"The Wishing Well" - Walter Martin
"A Fact is a Gift that you Give Your Brain" - Steven Steven
"Time" - The Pop Ups
"Not Alone" - Alphabet Rockers
"Cement Dude" - Story Pirates
"Monsters in my Head" - Howie D
"All Star" - Andrew & Polly
Rank #17: Roadtrip Mixtape
01 Trail of Hearts by Underbirds
02 Lighten Your Load by The Okee Dokee Brothers
03 Sunshine Family by Mista Cookie Jar and Aaron Nigel Smith
04 Camp Songs by KB Whirly
05 Mr. Spaceman by Randy Kaplan
06 Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (and us!)
07 In Your Biz by Mike Phirman
08 City of Hills by Frances England
09 Hey, Hat by Andrew & Polly
Find out more at www.earsnacks.org
Rank #18: Ear Snacks Bytes: Holiday Glasses!
Did you make an instrument out of glass? We did - and here are some songs we played with the glass instruments we made!
Rank #19: Extra: Facts! (Steven Drozd)
Fact: Steve Burns (Blues Clues) and Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips) formed a kids band called STEVENSTEVEN. Fact: Andrew & Polly interviewed Steven Drozd. About facts. Opinion: It was awesome. Discussion topics include: his socks, Brian Eno, the six wives of Henry VIII, naming bands, other Stevens, infinite beats, the speed of light, and snacks. For more about Ear Snacks: andrewandpolly.com
Rank #20: Extra: Who are The Beatles?
Are they a football team? No, they're a SONG TEAM! (Happy Birthday, George Harrison!) Thanks to Ainsley, Ella, Westley, Devin, Grey, Georgia, Emi and Izzy (and their parents) for explaining who The Beatles are (Andrew & Polly have no idea) and wishing George a Happy Birthday!