24 episodes

Raffi Cavoukian is a magical musician. His songs, like “Baby Beluga” and “Down by the Bay,” have wordplay and rhyme schemes that are as crowd-pleasing as they come — sweet, silly sing-alongs for kids and adults alike. But his work is anything but simple. Much like the folk singers who inspired him, a radical philosophy underscores all that he does. In "Finding Raffi,” comedian, writer, and podcaster Chris Garcia takes us on a journey through a 10-part series tracing Raffi’s life from aspiring folk singer to international kids’ superstar to outspoken activist for climate action and a child-centric world. Produced in partnership with Rococo Punch.

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    • 4.5 • 4.2K Ratings

Raffi Cavoukian is a magical musician. His songs, like “Baby Beluga” and “Down by the Bay,” have wordplay and rhyme schemes that are as crowd-pleasing as they come — sweet, silly sing-alongs for kids and adults alike. But his work is anything but simple. Much like the folk singers who inspired him, a radical philosophy underscores all that he does. In "Finding Raffi,” comedian, writer, and podcaster Chris Garcia takes us on a journey through a 10-part series tracing Raffi’s life from aspiring folk singer to international kids’ superstar to outspoken activist for climate action and a child-centric world. Produced in partnership with Rococo Punch.

    The More We Get Together

    The More We Get Together

    Meet Raffi: Singer, philosopher, children’s champion, and fierce advocate for peace, happiness, and lifelong respect. From Fatherly and iHeartRadio, in partnership with Rococo Punch.

    • 31 min
    Impressions Of Armenia

    Impressions Of Armenia

    What do you owe your parents? What do you owe your country? What do you owe yourself? From Fatherly and iHeartRadio, in partnership with Rococo Punch.

    • 32 min
    Singable Songs For The Very Young

    Singable Songs For The Very Young

    How a musical experiment became the most iconic kids’ album of all time.

    • 29 min
    Thanks A Lot

    Thanks A Lot

    When fame and fortune aren't enough, Raffi commits to protecting his innocent audience.

    • 31 min
    David And Severn

    David And Severn

    Meet David Suzuki and Severn Cullis-Suzuki, the father-daughter duo who opened Raffi’s eyes to the greatest crisis of our time.

    • 33 min
    Evergreen Everblue

    Evergreen Everblue

    What happens when Raffi takes a break from making children’s music and rolls out a protest album for adults?

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Kaarin ,

Enjoyable

I am really enjoying the show itself. The interviews and use of Raffi’s music throughout is lovely, but there seems to be consistent problems with editing. The conversation has jumped noticeably without a transition multiple times, making me rewind to see if I missed something, or pressed a skip button only to hear the same jump again. Most recently there was almost 10 empty minutes at the end of the episode making it unclear if the episode was meant to end or if they left a whole section out only for it to start and stop again in the last several minutes. Between the editing problems and frequent commercials I have a hard time enjoying or recommending the show even though I find the show itself interesting and enjoyable. I hope the makers go back and fix the editing errors, so I can recommend this to friends and family.

Amclari ,

<3

It was nice to stumble upon this story and all of its nostalgia. I loved Raffi when I was little and enjoyed this reflection on him and his story. I even named my childhood dog Raffi.

Tulips21 ,

Great biographies!

I started with season two, first thing I thought of when I really started listening was that Raffi is the modern day Mr. Rogers, lol then I noticed Fred Rogers is the topic of season one! Both refuse commercialization, child centered ❤️ both excellent seasons in their own way, recommended lesson❣️

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