THE POD SQUAD is Australia's newest podcast - about, by and for KIDS!
Episode 6 - Weirdness & Funny Stuff
What totally grosses you out - cockroaches, onion, spiders….. lettuce?? And do you think life is better when you’re serious or weird? The Squadders made it their mission to discover all the weird and wonderful things you never thought to ask the kids you know. This Story Time, things are coming down to the crunch! Has Ella the Detective bitten off more than she can chew or can she follow the crumbs and solve the crime in, ‘The Cookie Revolution’ written by Isabella M. What’s making the townsfolk turn into giant cookie monsters and can these freshly baked chocolate-chipped terrors be turned back to humans again? Bring your vomit bag because in this Grown Ups In The Spotlight, Mr. Herbert tells us how chocolate covered cockroaches will be coming to a plate near you! And still on the insect theme, we find out why he’d like to be Ant Man in his spare time. We learned that weirdness totally gets Mr. Herbert’s vote over seriousness and why he’ll never be a soccer legend. This is the final episode in our first series. Thanks from all of us at The Pod Squad! Please leave a comment and tell us what your ears have enjoyed and what they'd like to hear more of.
Episode 5 - Saving The Earth
It’s reassuring to know 99.9% of kids interviewed by The Pod Squad would choose saving the earth from an asteroid over watching television. Phew!! This episode we hear what inspiring solutions kids suggest for reducing pollution and rubbish in the ocean. They also debate whether animals are more intelligent than humans, what the best thing is about being on planet earth and they told us what animal language they’d most like to speak. This Story Time we’re flung into the future by Ally who wrote, ‘It Took Us Light Years’ - a startling and yet hopeful look at where planet earth and humankind might be heading. And in this Grown Ups In The Spotlight The Squadders interviewed their School Principal to find out what she does to help the planet. Hear who is winning in her backyard battle between the possums and the tomatoes. And take a listen to discover what nifty invention Mrs. Brandon has dreamt up to help people make better choices while they shop. Next episode is all about ‘Weirdness & Funny Stuff’. Stay tuned Squadders!
Episode 4 - All About You
The Squadders hit the playground again to find out more about the kids at their school. They asked them things like; what they want to be when they grow up, what they dislike most about being kids and what makes them different from everyone else. The answers were zany, surprising and very interesting to say the least! They also learnt there are tabla, saxophone, percussion and guitar maestros amongst them AND an aspiring stunt motorcyclist too! Our Story Time author Charlotte wrote 'Back In The Stage Lights' especially for this Pod Squad. She dreamt up a thoughtful and imaginary tale about a young girl who uses comedy and good memories to deal with the loss of her dad. Take a listen! And in this Grown Ups In The Spotlight, The Squadders found out some surprising facts about one of their teachers. Can you guess what Miss Black’s favourite colour is and what word she thinks best describes her? It’s nice getting to know your teachers more especially when they share they were into comic books as a kid. Cooooool! Next episode is all about 'Saving The Earth’. Stay tuned Squadders!
Episode 3 - Boss For A Day
Stop what you're doing and listen up! The kids are revolting! Nooooo, they're not disgusting - but they're planning a revolution! In this episode The Squadders find out what genius ways kids are planning to take over school, their families and THE WORLD! Our Story Time author Grace W transports us to Afghanistan where Khadijeh, a young Afghan orphan is fighting for change. Can she stop the war? Can she bring peace to her country? And could it be true that some teachers were once naughty teenagers!? Our newest Grown Up In The Spotlight Mrs. Weiden bravely shares some colourful tales from her past, ponders how Superman doesn't freeze and also shares what she thinks makes a good leader. Next episode is about 'Saving The Earth’. Stay tuned Squadders!
Episode 2 - Winning & Losing
Episode 2 is all about Winning & Losing.
Episode 1 - Invention
Switch your ears up to 150 hearingdings and elevate your feet cos your brain's going to need maximum blood flow for this episode. It's all about the inventions kids use everyday, the ones they'd create to save the world, ultimate lunchboxes and much more! We share our first Story Time called, 'Robo Juicers versus The Super Juice Machine!' Its got more twists and turns than a bowl of spaghetti. And the Pod Squad put their first Grown Up In The Spotlight. Did you know Mrs. Fitzgerald wants her school to put a bucking bull in the playground!? Say what?? Next episode is about Winning & Losing. Stay tuned Squadders!