StrollerCoaster: A Parenting Podcast is a smart, fun, must-listen podcast for parents of kids of all ages. Created by Munchkin Inc. (The Most Loved Baby Lifestyle Brand in the World), with 3 time Emmy-winning host Faith Salie (“CBS Sunday Morning,” NPR's “Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!”), each episode features amazing stories, fascinating guests, innovative parenting tips, and tons of "Wow, I have been there" moments. It's the perfect podcast to learn, laugh and hear something about parenting that you've never heard before.
BONUS For Kids! Alongside StrollerCoaster comes StrollerCoaster StoryTime. A short-form podcast with a modern take on your favorite children's stories. It's full of surprises, cool sound effects and unexpected twists and turns. It's perfect for kids! And parents too.
Mailbag Time. Putting A’s to Your Q’s
No StrollerCoaster season would be complete without our very own mailbag. What questions did you curious listeners have for us? How did our incredible experts and parenting stories change Faith’s and Justin’s lives? Faith and Justin reveal their OWN Parenting Confessions, and of course a time out for YOU!
Our hosts share their favorite smart and surprising parenting moments - all wrapped up in one episode! With eye-opening info from experts and great take-aways on topics like: screen addiction, surviving the “parenting mental load,” connecting with our kids, and more. It’s a can’t-miss 26 1/2 minutes!
Can We Get Some Sleep?
We’re talking sleep for the whole family. Including YOU. This episode is solution-based and inspiring! We’ll talk with the awesome and down-to-earth Dr. Craig Canapari, author, and Director of the Yale Pediatric Sleep Center. We’ll also hear from super sleep guru Tonja B., who you will SO relate to: She went from sleep deprived, to professional sleep guide! And of course a peaceful time out - for you!
BONUS For Kids! The Not-So-Old Woman Who Lived in A Shoe
'There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, who had so many kids she didn't know what to do'... but honestly she wasn't THAT old when you think about it and she and her kids have PLENTY to do. Our 9-year old director and his cast of amazing improv actors perform their version of the classic nursery rhyme that’s full of surprises, sound effects, twists and turns and a shoe on the move! It's "story time" like you've never heard it before! Perfect for kids! And parents too!
Listen To Me
Listening. It sounds easy but it's actually quite complicated. Today, Faith will explore the topic with Joanna Faber & Julie King, the authors of ‘How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7’. These moms and educators have spent their entire LIVES figuring out strategies to talk and listen to kids more effectively. Then, Kevin Del Aguila of Frozen on Broadway joins the show to discuss what it takes to get an audience of children to actually listen and engage. Plus Parenting Confessions and a moment of quiet reflection.
BONUS For Kids! Hansel & Gretel... & The Candy Wizard
Oh no! Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods! Can they find their way back home? Join them on their journey filled with breadcrumb-loving birds, a chocolate lawnmower, and a magical Candy Wizard! Presented by our 9-year-old director and his cast of amazing improv actors, this version of Hansel & Gretel is full of surprises, interactive fun, original songs and unexpected twists and turns! It's "story time" like you've never heard it before! Perfect for kids! And parents too!
Exactly what I was searching for
I’m expecting my first in November and have been looking for a podcast to help me prepare. I used to be a Longest Shortest Time listener before it was discontinued and all of the other parenting podcasts I’ve tried come at things from a very heavily advice driven framework. I love that Faith interviews knowledgeable guests and shares strategies for how to cope with common struggles, but what I really love is that she shares stories from real life parents who are in the thick of it. It doesn’t feel like I’m being preached at or like I’m being made to feel as if one way of doing something is right or wrong. It feels like a community of parents experiencing this journey together and that’s exactly what I was looking to find. Can’t wait to be a long time listener.
New fan of StrollerCoaster!!
The interviews are very in-depth and helpful, my favorite episode was “Screen Time”. Great for new parents, especially the Storytime segment!
My two-year old daughter and I listened to Fred & the Beanstalk in the car and she loved it! She was laughing at the different sound effects and saying “hi” and “bye” to the characters. I had so much fun listening to hear enjoy it and look forward to playing more episodes (especially in the car)!