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Little Stories for Tiny People is a kids' podcast featuring original kids' stories that will delight the tiny people in your life. Perfect for bleary-eyed parents, innovative teachers, and at-wits’-end babysitters looking for an alternative, non-annoying way to engage the toddlers and young kids they love at bedtime or anytime! Each story for children is lovingly written and performed with attention to the whimsical senses of humor children often possess. Visit www.littlestoriestinypeople.co ...
 
What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laug ...
 
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Dave O’Connor is the Chief Steeping Officer and co-founder of Genuine Tea along with his partner, Sarah Wilcox. Leaders in the Third Wave Tea movement, Genuine Tea was voted best Tea in Toronto in 2017, 2018, and 2020. An appearance on Dragons Den led to a partnership with Arlene Dickinson and now Genuine Tea is sold in cafes and retailers across t…
 
Petey the Party Planner Pirate puts on a potluck party, and there are a few surprises in store… also, a lot of candy casseroles. Then the world gets taken over, obviously. Lessons include: It’s okay to ask for help sometimes; setting a good example can feel pretty great even if it doesn’t always inspire others to do the same. This episode is sponso…
 
Zinnia Naqvi combines photography, video, writing, and archival material to create her lens based art. Through her work she examines a range of issue from colonialism and cultural translation to language and gender. She’s exhibited her work around the world, collecting accolades and awards including the New Generation Photography Award from the Nat…
 
By popular request, we’re finally bringing you an interview with Dracomax! And it gets better, because this interview was conducted BY KIDS! Specifically, the amazing hosts of Cool Facts About Animals. Lessons include: we all have a little dragon inside us, and it’s important to let it out in safe and constructive ways! Check out the podcast Cool F…
 
The hardest part of making a donut might be picking out its toppings. Why not let the donut pick for itself? Existential crisis, that’s why ;) Lessons include: You may change your appearance, but people are going to have a hard time liking you until you like yourself; finding your path is difficult for everyone, but it’s okay to accept help along t…
 
Glenda Hart is the co-owner of The Canadian Birch Company with her husband, Rory. During a drive in the country, a fortuitous turn landed them in a sea of white birch that left them breathless. They knew they’d found their new home but little did they know they’d also found their calling. Since tapping their first tree, they’ve gone on to win prest…
 
Our friends at Wondery are sponsoring us this week. So we're bringing you an exciting sample of their great new show, Imagined Life Family! Imagined Life Family immerses you in the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone’s life before they became successful-- but there’s a catch. You won’t find out who you are until the end of the epi…
 
Can you name another violin that’s not a Stradivarius? Well now you can add “Pelling” to your list. Olivia Pelling is a luthier based in Ottawa. Growing up with a mother and stepfather who themselves were successful luthiers, Olivia embraced stringed instruments early on. She’s since gone on to make her own harp, win a fiddling scholarship and inve…
 
It’s the final level of Whomanji, the Crayungle! Can the Jammaloo family defeat Piggylily, or will they end up turning into stuffed animals?! That’ll make sense when you listen… probably. Lessons include: We’re meant to learn about our capabilities gradually, so we can use them responsibly Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the sh…
 
I am at work on a new BOOK featuring LITTLE HEDGEHOG! I'm also at work on some new merch (including a FATHER'S DAY MUG featuring Mr. Hedgehog!). Please sign up for my email list on my website, www.littlestoriestinypeople.com, to be the first to know when they are available! Little Hedgehog and Bebe discover a tunnel in Little Hedgehog's bedroom. Wh…
 
Rhea Pechter describes herself as “a lifelong daydreamer with an overactive imagination”. She put her creativity to good use when she started her beloved podcast “Little Stories for Tiny People”. 5 years and over 100 stories later, Rhea has helped countless children drift off to sleep and even more exhausted parents from losing their minds. For mor…
 
The Jammaloo Family faces level two of the Whomanji game. Will they get their power-ups and finally have an awesome training montage? Lessons include: even grownups (and older siblings) sometimes need to be reminded of their own lessons; practicing together is a lot more productive than showing off alone. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Sho…
 
Brad Turner is a glassblower based in Toronto. Since completing a prestigious residency at The Harbourfront Centre he has traveled the world refining his craft, exhibiting at shows and collecting industry accolades and awards. Recently his skills were put to the test as a contestant on the hit Netflix series Blown Away where he competed against the…
 
Zizi’s giant butterflies take her family to a mysterious jungle, or are they just inside a video game? Maybe JFKat can help them figure it out… but probably not. Lessons include: just because we’re capable of something, doesn’t mean we’ll be good at it right away; quality time comes from taking in our friends and family, whether or not we’re doing …
 
Ellen Skura’s childhood love of puppets led her to learn sewing as a teen and eventually to making puppets for her own kids. Her hand-made, one of a kind creations quickly caught the eyes of teachers and the requests started pouring in. Ellen has gone on to participate in countless craft shows including the one and only, One of A Kind Show where sh…
 
Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the gri…
 
Rick Klemm’s passion for drums began as a musician playing in orchestras and bands while majoring in orchestral percussion at UBC. But he also had a passion for woodworking which he learned from his father, a master craftsman in his own right. It wasn’t until after his retirement from teaching that Rick combined both of his passions and began creat…
 
With Fair Elise busy being president, Alabaster Zero is going to need Mr. Eric’s help to solve the latest mystery. Lessons include: admitting you don’t know something can take a lot of bravery; activity can help you feel better, especially after you’ve shared your big feelings. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus au…
 
Heather Haynes is a Canadian artist who’s lived and exhibited around the world. She’s been creating since her teens but her work took on new purpose after a trip to The Democratic Republic of Congo. It was there that she witnessed such severe poverty and gender inequality she vowed to use her art to tell these stories in hopes of affecting lasting …
 
When one best friend wants some space from another, is that okay? San Antonio based comedians Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora will help us figure it out! Lessons include: everyone needs a little space sometimes; it’s great to be encouraging of your friends and their artwork. Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora are late night comedians and friends to …
 
Mr. Beetle has decided to host a weekly storytime for young bugs (aided by his friend Gwen, who has agreed to operate the music player in an effort to provide the perfect soundtrack). Hosting a live storytime turns out to be slightly more complicated than Mr. Beetle imagined. How will his story end? Will it make any sense at all? And how will the y…
 
What do Justin Timberlake, Prince, New Kids On The Block, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys Dru Hill, Idina Menzel, Lady Antebellum, Dropkick Murphys, TLC, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Sir Elton John have in common? When they need a guitarist, none of them call me. But they all call “Fish”. For more vi…
 
On our 200th episode, Mr. Eric’s friends Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble get swept away to What If World… again! Can they enjoy living in an air tank while their fish grows legs and tries to take care of them? Lessons include: grownups have it rough sometimes, too; feeling cooped up will make anyone irritable, eventually Find out the real science …
 
Greg Hildreth is an actor who has appeared on stage in Stephen Sondheim's Company, on TV in The Good Wife and on the silver screen in Wall Street II. But to me and my toddler he’ll always be known as that summer loving snowman, Olaf from Frozen: The Musical. Oh and on the side he paints portraits of people’s pets. For more visit www.instagram.com/g…
 
Remember when all you wanted was a flying laser puppy and your mom said “You’ll blow our roof off!” Let’s see if the old adage is true. Lessons include: parents may seem unfair, but they’ll do anything to protect us; lasers are better off left to make believe Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chanc…
 
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