Nodcast Podcast Archive
Check out our full collection of exclusive Nodcast Podcasts featuring our favorite artists in children’s entertainment.
Laura Doherty is a nationally touring children's recording artist and award-winning producer with an ear for a catchy melody. She acoustically rocks your kid's world with her breezy folk-pop tunes for the whole family! Her award-winning CD, "Kids in the City" (2009), pays tribute to her kind of town... Chicago. Hitting the XM radio airwaves, it has garnered great reviews in the press. Using the Windy City as her inspiration, Doherty writes about the El train, skyscrapers, the farmer's market, the zoo, and all the wonders of the city, as seen through a child's eyes. Also be sure to catch Laura’s September 2011 release, “Shining Like a Star.”
Several years ago, ex-Chicago rocker Ralph Covert turned to kids’ music. Shortly thereafter, kids turned to Ralph Covert. Ralph connects with kids and parents alike, seamlessly blending musical genres. His infectious pop hooks and inescapable, get-up-and-dance energy are front and center in this always fun, sometimes educational (we won’t tell the kids if you don’t) Nodcast Podcast. Check out the world according to Ralph.
Over the course of eight outstanding releases, Dan Zanes has launched to the forefront of the kids music scene. Dan blends folk and world music influences into an organic, handcrafted style all his own. The recordings always maintain an easy going feeling full of warmth and spontaneity. Celebrity musicians always drop by to join in on the fun. All ages. All musical tastes. All good.
A former schoolteacher and children’s music instructor, Chicago’s Ann Torralba, better known as Little Miss Ann, makes music that draws on her experiences as a mother and teacher to present big messages in a fun, entertaining way. It’s sometimes upbeat, sometimes gentle but always sweet and fun for parents and kids. Join Little Miss Ann and her three young co-hosts (including her daughter, Olivia) as they present their Nodcast Podcast, recorded at the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago. We guarantee it’ll be big fun for your little miss or mister.
From local favorite in Austin, TX, to one of the most entertaining, up-and-coming bands on the kids music scene today, word is spreading about The Jellydots. Started when lead singer Doug Snyder, who works as a children’s guitar teacher, sought to capture students’ interest by helping them write their own songs. They feature songs ranging from get-up-and-dance pop and reggae to subtle, soothing lullabies. Snyder keeps the tempo fun and upbeat, and even offers some guitar lessons, on this exclusive, interactive Nodcast Podcast. Overall, there’s a lot to enjoy about jamming with The Jellydots.
Chicago’s Justin Roberts is one of our favorite performers from today’s hip kids’ music scene. Justin mixes clever lyrics with incredibly catchy pop hooks. He’s got a voice that sounds like a cross between Paul Simon, James Taylor and Nick Lowe. And he appeals to kids and adults alike.
Enzo Garcia is not your father's folk musician - he's your kids'. Drawing inspiration from the classic folk singers like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, the San Francisco singer-songwriter puts his unique spin on traditional folk songs. Using an eclectic mix of traditional and unconventional instruments including musical saw, jaw harp, yodeling and his homemade "Enzotar", Garcia creates songs with something new to discover in every listen. His music is at once traditional and diverse, obscure and accessible and a joy for both parents and kids. Take a listen to his exclusive Nodcast Podcast and pick up his CD "LMNO Music – Pink" and see what the heck we mean.
Those already familiar with the fun and funky Father Goose from his years of collaboration with Dan Zanes and friends know that his enthusiasm for all types of music comes through in everything he does. Now, this pioneer of children’s music with a Caribbean twist has released one mother of a CD, featuring cool contributors like Zanes and Sheryl Crow. It’s all done with the passion and playfulness you’ve come to expect from Father Goose. Check out his lively Nodcast Podcast and pick up his CD “It’s a Bam Bam Diddly” today.
Critically acclaimed children’s folksinger Elizabeth Mitchell recently traveled to Chicago to record with legendary children’s musician Ella Jenkins. The result is our latest 20-minute Nodcast Podcast. This exclusive audio program features an interesting chat between the two well-known musicians as well as several live performances. The two Smithsonian Folkways label mates met at Chicago’s renowned Old Town School of Folk Music (where else?) to record this special program.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of several critically-acclaimed books for children, adults, and those who fall somewhere in between. Maybe you’ve already discovered Amy’s best sellers: “Little Pea,” “Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons” and “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.” Or maybe you’ve noticed the buzz about her latest, “The OK Book,” which is definitely more than just OK. Wherever you are in the Amy K. discovery process, we think your fun-o-meter will peak while listening to Amy (and her daughter Paris) in her premiere Nodcast Podcast.
To describe Peter Himmelman as a children’s musician would be like calling Ben Franklin an inventor. It’s just one of Himmelman’s many notable talents. Himmelman is also a critically acclaimed adult musician and a Hollywood composer, scoring network TV shows such as "Bones" and "Men in Trees." Lately, Himmelman has been dabbling in spoken word performances. Himmelman’s many talents are on display in his "Nodcast Podcast." Check it out and then pick up his latest kids’ release, "My Trampoline."
With multiple Grammy-nominations and over 14 million records sold worldwide, the fun loving Barenaked Ladies are already a big name in the music business. But now these firmly established worldwide favorites are turning their talents to their first full album of children’s music. Lead singer and founding member Ed Robertson’s playful nature is on full display in the Canadian quintet’s interactive Nodcast Podcast. Check it out and pick up their kids’ release, “Snacktime.”