28 episodes

A half-serious podcast about children's media, parenting, and the nature of childhood. We're a couple of parents who analyze and discuss books, TV shows, movies, games, and other media for kids, both past and present. Hosted by Denise and Kurt Schiller.

Parents Just Don't Understand Kurt & Denise

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

A half-serious podcast about children's media, parenting, and the nature of childhood. We're a couple of parents who analyze and discuss books, TV shows, movies, games, and other media for kids, both past and present. Hosted by Denise and Kurt Schiller.

    Thanksgiving Specials (feat. Malcolm)

    Thanksgiving Specials (feat. Malcolm)

    We're joined by Malcolm (https://twitter.com/MalcolmRambert) to journey through a slew of kids Thanksgiving specials, from 1972's A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to (much better) modern specials from Hey Arnold! and Craig of the Creek.

    Malcolm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MalcolmRambert

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Blippi Is A Worker

    Blippi Is A Worker

    Kurt and Chris discuss crappy children's YouTube channels, faceless content mills, the evils of advertising, and Baby Shark. Plus, we unmask a well known children's YouTube host.

    • 58 min
    Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    We're talking Halloween, spooky stuff, and the 2014 gothic folk adventure Over the Garden Wall with returning guest and new cohost Chris Woodward. Truly, the Grinch is gonna getcha.

    Check out Kurt's new digital magazine Blood Knife at https://bloodknife.com and https://www.patreon.com/bloodknife

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (feat. Brett Payne)

    Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (feat. Brett Payne)

    Hey folks, we're back! And we're joined by Brett Payne of Street Fight Radio to talk about the 1990 anti-drug mega-crossover event Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue. We also discuss leftist parenting, DARE, beautiful shroom experiences, Reagan-era deregulation, and — shockingly — a little-known U.S. senator from Delaware.

    Listen to Street Fight: https://www.patreon.com/streetfightradio
    Follow Brett on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrettPain

    • 1 hr 4 min
    COPS (feat. Andray Domise)

    COPS (feat. Andray Domise)

    We're joined by writer and journalist Andray Domise to talk about depictions of cops in kids cartoons and their role in normalizing police violence against black, indigenous, and other marginalized communities. We also discuss parenting in times of social and political change, the late-80s sci-fi cartoon COPS, the sci-fi western Marshall BraveStarr, and anti-drug PSAs.

    Andray on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andraydomise
    Andray's writing at Maclean's: https://www.macleans.ca/author/andray-domise/

    • 53 min
    BONUS: Kurt & Denise on This Might Be A Podcast

    BONUS: Kurt & Denise on This Might Be A Podcast

    Kurt & Denise went on This Might Be A Podcast to talk about the They Might Be Giants song "I Am A Paleontologist!", parenting, dinosaurs, science, and a whole bunch of other stuff. This is a great podcast and you should check them out!

    https://www.patreon.com/ThisMightBeAPodcast

    • 1 hr 46 min

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