This is a podcast created by kids, for kids. We talk to people about their jobs every month. We find a fact from history about the job that you might find interesting! We believe that kids like hearing other kids talk about things and that peer learning is very important. You can find out more about us at http://kidsverse.com.au
November 2020 - Film Director
This month on Kidsverse, the girls talk to Leslie, a director of film and television. Is the director the person who sits in the big chair? Do they have a megaphone? When she is making a film, how does she work out the order of the narrative? She talks about how editing is a really fun and cool part of the process. She also talks about her favourite film and how it still makes her cry.
Gardener / Horticulture - October 2020
It's Spring! This month the Kidsverse crew talk to Stuart. He's a professional gardener, scientist, and teacher. What got him interested in gardening? What’s the difference between permaculture and horticulture? Stuart talks about animals he's discovered when he has been landscaping gardens and discusses what is a good way for kids to get interested in gardening.
Show notes available here http://kidsverse.com.au/kidsverse-gardener
Bonus - Coronavirus - Nurse- September 2020
This bonus episode sees Evie and Lily talk to Grace, a nurse at the Royal Melbourne Infectious Diseases Service. She works with Covid 19 patients and has recently recovered from contracting the disease. She talks about what it’s like to have Corona virus and how it was flu like and left her feeling terribly lethargic. She explains about her job at the Melbourne Infectious Diseases Services working with patients with diseases such as measles, parasites and ebola virus. What does she tell kids who are scared getting tested? How do nurses go to the toilet with the many layers of personal protective equipment?
Show notes http://kidsverse.com.au/bonus-episode-coronavirus/
Singer Songwriter - September 2020
This month Kidsverse talk to Jen Cloher, a respected recording and performing artist and co-founder of Milk! Records. The girls talk to Jen about her singing and songwriting. Jen talks about the first instrument she learned to play and her journey as a musician. She is an intuitive writer and she talks about how she changes the guitar tuning to explore the guitar in different ways to inspire her creatively.
Show notes available here http://kidsverse.com.au/singer-songwriter/
Video Producer - August 2020
This month Kidsverse talks to Darren. He’s a video producer. A video producer is someone who helps think about the creative look and feel of the video, organises the money, helps with the scripts and deadlines and edits the footage. Darren talks about how a video producer is different from a director.
Show notes available here http://kidsverse.com.au/kidsverse-video-producer/
Viola player - July 2020
This month, Evie, Inez and Lily talk online with Jason, who plays the viola as his job. Jason Bunn works for Orchestra Victoria and started playing as a young child. He plays in orchestras as well as in folk and rock and roll bands. He talks to the girls about the differences between violas, violins and cellos. He even plays some pieces for the girls! Did you know that Jake in Adventure Time plays the viola? It’s a pretty fabulous and flexible instrument. Jason talks about playing the viola with a bow and plucking the strings to get different sounds from the instrument.
Show notes available here http://kidsverse.com.au/kidsverse-viola-player/
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Hugely popular with the kids
We love to listen to this podcast on car trips. The kids (early primary aged) are just understanding the idea of work at that as a adult, you decide what you want to do to try to earn money for you and your family. They’re interesting in hearing about the options!
Well done girls. Your work is wonderful. It shows how well you prepare and ask excellent questions. I love that I've learnt new stuff too. Congratulations
Great listening and very informative.