Podcast

Podikins Presents... Children's Stories and Family Activities for Kids, age 0-99!

"You and Your Kids Next Favourite Podcast" - Tripp Eldridge, Start Hear (WVXU) Podikins is a podcast jungle gym: It's spiralling stories, monkey bars and beats. It's audio activities that are silly and sweet. It's hair-raising drops and shimmering peaks. It's a show that makes everyone smile in their seats. It's a sandbox of sound, made with care and delight. It's for kids of all ages, open morning, noon, and night. Independent//ad-free//made in Guelph, ON, Canada.

Episodes

  • TEASER: Story Chef 3

    Aug 03 2018

    Take a listen to the ingredients James and Andrew need to use to cook up a brand new story! All of these ingredients were submitted by listeners!  If you have an ingredient you would like included on a future Story Chef episode, send in a voice memo to share@podikins.fm !   If you're not sure how, check out our FAQ page. You can also get in touch through our Facebook page!   We can't wait for you to hear the full story...COMING SOON! Podikins is created by James Nicholson and Andrew Whitfield.  ...more

  • 014 - Part 1: Gammy's Roasted Toasted Willow Beans

    Apr 12 2018

    Podi's Treetop Radio Presents..... Gammy's Roasted Toasted Willow Beans!!!  A story about willow beans, and me sis Tezzi, and bits & bobs, and a whole lot of other stuff that you'll have to listen to find out about.  Hope ye enjoy! - Podi podikins.fm

  • Podi Treetop Radio - **TEST TRANSMISSION 2**

    Apr 11 2018

    Hello hello is this feed still ready to go??? - PODI podikins.fm

  • Podi Treetop Radio - **TEST TRANSMISSION 1**

    Apr 05 2018

    caN yoU HEAr ME ouT TheRe?  Am I GETTing THru? - PODI podikins.fm

  • 014 - Prologue: The Podi Files

    Mar 09 2018

    On this episode Andrew and James attempt to answer some hard-hitting questions from listeners about Podikins.  Well, one Podikins to be exact...Podi.  What new insight can they glean?  Where are they getting their information?  Take a listen and find out! For complete show notes, or to get in touch with us, please visit Podikins.fm    

  • 013 - BMA: The Mystery of the Stone Moon Pt. 2

    Jan 03 2018

    On this episode of Podikins you're going back to the triangulum galaxy where Sgt. Investigator Frederick Cuff has a lead on who stole the Stone Moon!  If you haven't heard Part 1 of the story, check it out here.    For complete show notes and credits, or to get in touch with us, please visit www.podikins.fm

  • 012 - Happy Halloween, Waxless Charlie!

    Oct 31 2017

    On this special Halloween episode of Podikins, you're back on the case with the world famous Sound Investigator, Charles H. Waxman. You remember Waxless Charlie, don't ya?  From episode 003 and 007?  Well, small fry, on this episode, you'll be tagging along as you help solve the case of just who (or what?!) is making all those spooky noises coming from 485 Boneyard Lane! Also, be sure to check out the exciting, new, Kids Listen App (available for iOS in the App Store) to discover some really, re...more

  • BONUS - Story Chef 3: Classical Playlist

    Sep 16 2017

    A classical music playlist! We've had a lot of great feedback about Story Chef 3: Bardolf Remington's Zoo of Animals and Oddities, so far!  Listeners really seemed to enjoy the classical music in particular, so we thought, "why not make a sound track?" Which is what we've done!  This "episode" features all the music from the story, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the performances!  To learn about some of the benefits of children listening to classical music, check out this site. To get a complete...more

  • 011 - Story Chef 3 - Part 2: The Story - Bardolf Remington's Zoo of Animals and Oddities

    Sep 09 2017

    Part 2 - Listen to the Story! Bardolf Remington's Zoo of Animals and Oddities Andrew and James cook up another story from scratch using ingredients listeners have sent in!   This story is a real smorgasbord featuring 19 different ingredients! Will they be able to cook up a tasty tale using ingredients as varied as a shadow fairy, a grumpy snail who's lost, a snake with crazy looking legs, and many others?  Take a listen and find out!  For complete show notes, visit podikins.fm

  • 011 - Story Chef 3 - Part 1: Introducing the Ingredients

    Sep 09 2017

    Part 1: the Ingredients! This week Andrew and James cook up another story from scratch using ingredients listeners have sent in! This story is a real smorgasbord featuring 19 different ingredients! Will they be able to cook up a tasty tale using ingredients as varied as a shadow fairy, a grumpy snail who's lost, a snake with crazy looking legs, and many others? Take a listen and find out! For more information about this episode please visit: podikins.fm/episodes  

  • 010 - BMA: The Mystery of the Stone Moon Pt. 1

    Jul 08 2017

    This week Podikins Presents... Beginning, Middle, And: The Mystery of the Stone Moon Pt. 1 The year is 3047 and a priceless piece of space art has been stolen!  Sgt. Investigator Frederick Cuff is on the case to try and figure out whodunnit. You're heading into Mme. Cauley's grade 3 class where James and Andrew did their first ever live taping of Podikins Presents! However, they ran into a bit of a problem.  They have a beginning, and middle for their story "The Mystery of the Stone Moon," but t...more

  • 009.5 - Midnight Snack

    May 31 2017

    On this episode of Podikins Presents... Chipper Andrew wakes up Grumper James in the middle of the night because he's got a hankering for a story! When they head to the pantry to get some ingredients for a brand new Story Chef episode they are SHOCKED by what they find. To submit an ingredient for the next Story Chef episode, please send a voice memo to: share@podikins.fm   Not sure what a voice memo is? Or how to send one in? Check out the FAQ section of our website.    A story ingredient can b...more

  • 009 - Andrew, It's Go Time!

    May 13 2017

    This week, Podikins Presents. . . Andrew, It's Go Time! On this episode, Andrew regales us with the story of his baby boy, Miles, and a makes a special visit to the rare book section of the library. What happens there?  You'll have to listen to find out! (Also, doesn't the dewey decimal system only go up to 999?!) __________________________________________________________________ If you're curious about who, exactly, this special guest is, head on back to Episode 004 or Episode 006 to get acqu...more

  • 008.5 - Story Chef: Take Out Edition! (Bonus Activity)

    Mar 29 2017

    In Story Chef: Take Out Edition, we provide a selection of ingredients that we found kicking around the Podikins Pantry and we ask our listeners to see if they can come up with their own stories. If you come up with a cool story (or stories) and you want to share your creations with us, that'd be awesome!  You can send a voice memo to: share@podikins.fm Not sure how to create or send a voice memo?  Check out the FAQ section on our website. We hope you'll have fun cooking up your own story!  To l...more

  • 008 - Story Chef 2: The Adventure of Cave Baby and the Magical Etching Device

    Mar 18 2017

    This week, Podikins Presents. . . Story Chef 2: The Adventure of Cave Baby and the Magical Etching Device On this episode Andrew and James cook up another story from scratch using ingredients YOU'VE sent in!   If you're looking for a story that features adventure, magic, a talking pineapple and a baby pig, you've come to the right place! (Also, does anyone else find arugula a little peppery?) ________________________________________ If you haven't heard our first Story Chef, head on back to Epi...more

  • 007 - Sound Sleuth: On the Beat with Waxless Charlie

    Feb 18 2017

    This week, Podikins Presents. . . Sound Sleuth: On the Beat with Waxless Charlie On this episode, you're stepping back into the office of the world renowned Sound Investigator, Charles H. Waxman, a.k.a Waxless Charlie, S.I. But don't get too comfortable, because you need to help a sleepless Jazz singer get to the bottom of a mysterious tink-tinking sound! (Also, what on earth does eggs in the coffee mean?) If you're a little confused as to who Waxless Charlie is, take a listen to Episode 003 an...more

  • 006 - Interview With A Gravy Boat Captain

    Jan 28 2017

    This week, Podikins Presents. . . Interview With A Gravy Boat Captain On this episode, Andrew and James interview an unexpected visitor while a river flows into Podikins Studio!  Who is this mysterious Gravy Boat Captain?  Tune in to find out! (Also, how on earth does one play Rippity Dippins?) If you're looking for the instructions that were dropped by our special guest as he bolted out of the studio, click HERE! If this episode's guest created more questions than answer...more

  • 005 - Andy and the Bread Sled (A Christmas Story)

    Dec 11 2016

     This week, Podikins Presents. . . Andy and the Bread Sled! On this episode, Andrew regales us with a Christmas story from his childhood. This festive tall-tale features a baker, a bread sled, a shadowy figure--a whole lot of bread pudding--and an unexpected guest...  So heat up the hot coco, gather round the radio, and enjoy our Podikins holiday special!  (Also, how does one make a snow weasel?) FYI, this is our final episode of 2016!  But fret not, we will be back again in.... Janua...more

  • 004 - From Under the Footstool (Story)

    Dec 03 2016

     This week, Podikins Presents. . . From Under the Footstool! On this episode, James and Andrew recount the very first time they tried to record their podcast. What happened as soon as they hit record? Well, that changed everything. You'll meet a very special character who doesn't seem all that interested in what James and Andrew have to say. (Also, has Andrew really never hosted a dinner party?)  This week we need your help by Submitting a Question! After you listen to the episode, an...more

  • 003 - Sound Sleuth: Waxless Charlie's Mystery Tape (Listening Game)

    Nov 26 2016

     This week, Podikins Presents. . . Sound Sleuth! The world can get pretty loud...once you start listening close, that is.   On this episode, James and Andrew are paid a visit by a very special guest, Waxless Charlie, S.I.  What's an S.I.?  Well, you'll have to listen to find out!  But listen closely, because there's a strange collection of sounds on Waxless Charlie's mystery tape. How many can you recognize? Can you guess them all?   If you're stumped, head on over to podikins.fm/waxless for the...more

  • 002 - Story Chef: The Last Magical Gorilla (Story)

    Nov 19 2016

    Story Chef! On our second episode host Andrew and producer James are given the tall order of creating a story from scratch made out of mystery ingredients sent in by listeners.  Will these two creative culinary artists serve up a tasty tale? Tune in to find out!   (Also, did Andrew seem a bit sleepy to you?)  If you've got an ingredient you want to hear in a future story chef episode, send it in!  You can e-mail it to us or, better yet, send us a voice memo to...   share@podikins.f...more

  • 001 - Interactive Introductions (Activity)

    Nov 12 2016

    On this inaugural episode host Andrew and producer James are introduced as "silly," "goofy," and "kind of adventurous" (not to mention "great at stories!") by some unexpected guests. Take a listen and see what other words are used to describe them! Also, if you ever want to share anything with us here on Podikins (a story, a question, anything at all) feel free to send a voice memo to share@podikins.fm We'd love to hear from you! Not sure how to send a voice memo, or even record one?  Check out...more

  • 000 - What's a Podcast?! (Teaser)

    Oct 24 2016

    Do kids even know what a podcast is?!   In this sneak peek of Podikins Presents . . . we try to find out.    Find out more @ podikins.fm Like us on Facebook!   Music: "Hitmans Lovesong feat. Paola Graziano" - The Freak Fandango Orchestra