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Introducing My Podcast: Tales from the Lilypad

April 17, 2015

I’ve been podcasting at talesfromthelilypad.com

At the Lilypad, I am a frog, I live in a pond, my name is Lily, and I love to tell stories. That last part is true.

It’s an experiment in storytelling in the 21st century. It’s an experiment in building a digital audience and connecting with them. I’m not sure what will come of it, but I plan to stick with it to the iTune of one story a month for a couple of years. Why?

Well…one reason is that I think kids deserve access to stories that aren’t told by the companies that sell them toys. I believe wholesome, imaginative bedtime stories are a fundamental human need and a right too. Kids need stories.

I’ve also noticed that stories need kids. When I have an audience for stories, the stories come to me. If I don’t have a home for stories, the stories don’t come a’knockin’.  The podcast is a doorway with a welcome mat set out for stories.

It’s quite quickly moved from being “my podcast” to being “our podcast,” as my 5-year old is very keen on contributing, and the older kids are beginning to move from the role of “critic” to “contributor” as well.

My favourite so far is The Polka Dot.

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