Season 2, 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.

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Season 2, Episode 11: More Bad Guys (Part II)

Andrew & Polly's Bad Guys game continues, and when they can't figure out WHY they are having fun scaring fish and serving them their least favorite foods, they call up a Bad Doctor to find out. Dr. Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas from the Greater Good Science Center tells us about what brains have to do with Bad Guys & Superheroes.

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Season 2, Episode 10: Bad Guys (Part I)

Andrew & Polly play an imaginary space game that evolves into a game of Bad Guys. Sadie, William, Westley, Adeline, Grey, Amelia, Kohler, Roland, Betula & Orion share what they know about Bad Guys and we learn how to make Bad Guy voices from voice actor Morla Gorrondona. 

When Andrew gets a little too carried away with his Bad Andrew voice, Andrew & Polly try to figure out - how can they keep playing together?

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Ear Snacks for Parents: Pretend Gun Play and Actual Bad Guys with Jane Lindholm

We know playing “Bad Guys” is an integral part of early childhood development — but, as some older kids who are more exposed to the media know, real people can do bad things, too.  We had planned to release a “Bad Guys” episode of Ear Snacks on Valentine’s Day, but first we wanted to explain to you, the parents, how and why we are approaching such a difficult topic, especially in the wake of last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida.  This episode is not intended for kids.

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Season 2, Episode 2: Hand-Clapping Games with Jazzy Ash (Snacktivity)

 

Lilah gives us a lesson in how to play Rock, Paper, Scissors and Jazzy Ash visits Andrew & Polly in the studio to share some hand-clapping games and songs from her new record, Swing Set.

E-mail pics of your funny review to earsnacks@andrewandpolly.com to win that dope hand puppet craft!

 Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards

Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards

Jazzy Ash is a Grammy-nominated children's music artist whose music has been featured by the LA Times and NPR.  For more information about Jazzy Ash, visit http://www.jazzyash.com/

Ear Snacks for Parents: How Does This Get Made?

Eliza Gregory interviews us about how and why we make Ear Snacks, our radical podcast for kids.  We discuss media from our childhood, how our parenting style plays a role in the design of the show and our plans for the second season of Ear Snacks.

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ABOUT ELIZA GREGORY:

Eliza Gregory is an artist and educator. Her work illuminates diverse experiences in a given community using images, relationships, interactions, interviews, events and many other media.

Her work asks questions about how to build healthy communities; the role of cultural adaptation in contemporary society; and how family relationships shape our lives. Trained as a fine art photographer, a creative writer and a social practice artist, Eliza lives and works in northern California. Her solo exhibition Testimony opens at the Asian Art Museum on April 5, 2018.