47 episodes

The Planet Storytime Podcast (PSP) is a wonderful story narration and music program for kids of all ages that provides listeners the invitation and opportunity to use their imaginations to see all the things they're hearing in each of our shows. We divide our time between providing fully original content and adaptations of timeless classics. Thomas Mitchell provides amazing narration while Paxton Stanley provides all the music and sound effects. Bringing these two talents together creates wonderful artistic synergy and great programs in the same spirit as Fred Rogers and Sesame Street. Great for bedtime, short/long road trips, or family sit-downs in the living room, PSP provides stories that appeal to all races, religions, and identities with a focus on building confidence, tolerance, and the belief that through hard work and self-awareness, anything is possible!

Planet Storytime Podcast Thomas Mitchell & Paxton Stanley

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

The Planet Storytime Podcast (PSP) is a wonderful story narration and music program for kids of all ages that provides listeners the invitation and opportunity to use their imaginations to see all the things they're hearing in each of our shows. We divide our time between providing fully original content and adaptations of timeless classics. Thomas Mitchell provides amazing narration while Paxton Stanley provides all the music and sound effects. Bringing these two talents together creates wonderful artistic synergy and great programs in the same spirit as Fred Rogers and Sesame Street. Great for bedtime, short/long road trips, or family sit-downs in the living room, PSP provides stories that appeal to all races, religions, and identities with a focus on building confidence, tolerance, and the belief that through hard work and self-awareness, anything is possible!

    Livelong Theme Song (original mix) - PSP47

    Livelong Theme Song (original mix) - PSP47

    Welcome back to Planet Storytime!

    We're busy in production for several new stories for upcoming podcasts, including a brand new story from Mitchell Von Gemmigen, who provided us the wonderful, Wilhelmina's Wonderous Wardrobe for PSP46!    Mitchell's new story will be out in the next week for PSP48.   

    But for this episode of the podcast, as we try to do at least a couple of times each season, we are proud to present the awesome theme song from our upcoming, much-anticipated new serial podcast series, The Livelong Journeys!   We've had so much fun working on The Beatru Chronicles - Act I  (all 6 chapters of which are available in PSP44!) and want to continue down that path with this amazing new epic from the mind of TM Ganim!    The first Livelong podcast will be out in a few weeks, so to give you some sense of the atmosphere and overall vibe, we thought the theme song would be a nice teaser for what's to come!

    The "Livelong Theme Song" was written by TMG & the MBG and produced by Paxton Stanley, with vocals by Thomas Mitchell, and performances by both Thomas and Pax.   This is a wonderful, groovy, upbeat kids pop song that we think everyone will really enjoy, and maybe by listening to the lyrics, you'll get some idea of the setting for our new story, and a bit more about our main character:)

    Enjoy the new song and we will be back inside a week with the next Mitchell Von Gemmigen story (and look for Livelong towards the end of May!) - thanks!

    PSP Production Team
    B Unit - 3rd division
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    • 3 min
    Wilhelmina's Wonderous Wardrobe - PSP46

    Wilhelmina's Wonderous Wardrobe - PSP46

    Welcome back to Planet Storytime!

    Today we present, Wilhelmina's Wonderous Wardrobe, a story by Mitchell Von Gemmigen!  Mitchell provides us a gorgeous story about the opportunity patience allows us to recognize the diverse beauty of life.    With a stellar narration by Thomas Mitchell and sublime soundtrack by Pax Stanely, our first story collaboration with Mitchell is an instant classic!

    Please let us know how we're doing!   Stop by our website and signup to join our family and tell please tell your friends about us!

    https://planet-storytime-podcast.podsite.io/  (-yes, Paxton finally figured out how to paste a link into the show notes!)

    And THANK YOU for helping push us into the top 5% of most popular podcasts in the world!

    Until next time!

    Thanks!!

    PSP Creative Team
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    • 16 min
    Heavely - PSP45

    Heavely - PSP45

    Welcome back to Planet Storytime and another classic TM Ganim original!   

    This marks the first time this year that we've returned to our classic format with our classic intro and a story for all ages that harkens back to our first year of production, which we know many of our listeners will appreciate!

    Heavely is a story about the challenges of sticking out from the crowd given circumstances beyond one's control, and how important it is to stand firm in our love and belief in ourselves and to focus on those things we really like about ourselves.    This story is another original from our amazing friend, TM Ganim and a throwback to the kind of content Planet Storytime is known for!    That's not to say that Beatru won't be back because she will be in the near future, along with a brand new serial story from the aforementioned, TM Ganim!  We cannot wait to hear what he has in store for all of us!    But we know many you truly love our more traditional children's stories, and this new original is an instant classic.   We truly hope you love it as much we do!

    As always, a big shout of thanks for our continuous support from you, the listeners!

    Until next time!

    PSP Production Team


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    • 11 min
    ***The Beatru Chronicles - Act I***(Chapters 1 thru 6) - PSP44

    ***The Beatru Chronicles - Act I***(Chapters 1 thru 6) - PSP44

    Welcome back to Planet Storytime!

    Four months ago, Thomas and Paxton took a chance on a new story model for the podcast, releasing the first of six chapters for their new serial story, The Beatru Chronicles - Act I.    As much as our production team has used the PSP podcast format as a creative sandbox for compelling children's content, and done so with a thriving and growing fanbase worldwide, we knew that Beatru's story,  written to appeal to the older kids in our audience, might completely miss the mark with the bulk of our fanbase, especially those who have kept our very first episode, The Tale of Peter Rabbit - PSP 1, our all-time most popular episode.   

    But our team recognized that there are several children's podcasts currently available that appeal to younger children, with often less ambitious and mature content than Beatru, and we felt we needed to use our imaginations to create something that stretched our own comfort levels a bit, as we surely have with our fanbase, to create something wholly compelling,  unique and sustainable beyond a single episode/podcast that leaned on Thomas and Paxton's strengths as writers and composers of original material.   And as we have many times with TM Ganim, we leaned on JS Blue to provide us an original story that was unique to Planet Storytime, just like Crow & Beetle has been over the past year and a half.   Once we began working on The Beatru Chronicles  with JSB, we knew we were creating something very special.

    And while Beatru's amazing stories may continue to be a bit of strange narrative for some of our fans, support has grown significantly since we published the first chapter on December 6th, 2020.   To THOSE countless fans that have continued to support Beatru, this podcast is for YOU!   

    You no longer have to hop between PSP34, PSP35, PSP37, PSP38, PSP40 and PSP43 to listen to Act I  as all are now combined into this podcast, with chapter markers:

    Chapter 1 - The Clearing
    Chapter 2 - The River and the Turtle
    Chapter 3 - Stampede
    Chapter 4 - Colonel Rhys
    Chapter 5 - Friends in High Places
    Chapter 6 - Clarity and Purpose

    And if you haven't given Beatru's story a chance to this point, we encourage you to do so now!    Clocking in at exactly 90 minutes, Act I works well for long road trips, rainy days and even family listening night, as many of you have told us you like to do a few times each month:)


    A big shout of thanks to Jane Owen who helped provide just enough spark to our production team to help keep us believing in our story and our beloved character!And more thanks to JS Blue for his wonderful story (w/ an assist to TM Ganim for his creative consulting on this project)Please enjoy the full length version of The Beatru Chronicles - Act I and stay tuned for Act II which is already in production for release later this year, perhaps by early summer!   In the meantime, and for those fans who long for an awesome TM Ganim story, our very next episode will be the next TM Ganim story he's written and we can't wait to hear it, produce and release it as soon as possible!

    Please visit our new website:    https://planet-storytime-podcast.podsite.io/

    We'll be back soon with more amazing stories so stay tuned and please tell your friends and family about us!!

    Thank YOU!

    PSP Production Team

     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    ***The Beatru Chronicles***(Chapter 6~Clarity and Purpose~ACT I Finale) - PSP43

    ***The Beatru Chronicles***(Chapter 6~Clarity and Purpose~ACT I Finale) - PSP43

    Welcome back to Planet Storytime!!

    In this episode of the podcast, we present the conclusion to ACT I of The Beatru Chronicles with "Chapter 6 - Clarity and Purpose"!! 

    Three months after we presented chapter 1, we've gone all the way thru to the end of ACT I of Beatru's amazing story (with two more ACTs to come out later this year!) and couldn't be more excited to share it with you!   

    We weren't sure how Beatru and her story would be received when we first presented her stories back in December, but each chapter has brought more and more fans to her podcasts.   We are confident this may end up being your favorite so far!   Thomas and Paxton deliver one of their best-ever episodes to date!

    Ever since "Chapter 1 - The Clearing", Beatru has sought answers to a growing list of big, questions, explaining how she passed thru the Enigmatic Egress into the strange world she awoke to in the wood.    But each answer has raised more and more questions!   Chapter 6 will answer some of the biggest she has about many things, but will leave us all seeking ACT II!

    To all of our Beatru fans around the world - THANK YOU for your love and support!   And at the request of many of you, we will be releasing all six chapters as a single, Stellar podcast in the weeks ahead with all of ACT I in a single podcast!    TM Ganim has been patiently awaiting our production of his latest original, but soon after that, we'll be releasing The Beatru Chronicles - ACT I, complete wth chapter breaks!

    NEW WEBSITE info:

    https://planet-storytime-podcast.podsite.io/

    Hit up the new website and SUBSCRIBE there!   We'll be adding more content there, including blogs, articles and written transcripts of each story! 

    We have so much more in store for the rest of 2021, so please tell your friends about us and keep using your imagination to see just how powerful your mind truly is!

    Until next time!!
    PSP Production Team


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    • 19 min
    ~~Artist Spotlight~~The Fred Mollin Interview - PSP42

    ~~Artist Spotlight~~The Fred Mollin Interview - PSP42

    (NOTE:  please forgive some of the digital distortion that pops up from time to time - this does happen occasionally on Zoom calls!)

    Welcome back to Planet Storytime!

    In this episode of the podcast, Thomas and Paxton interview the legendary, Fred Mollin!  Fred's career began back in 1972 and has spanned the bulk of his lifetime...

    From his Wikipedia page:

    "Fred Mollin is an American and Canadian record producer, musician, film and TV composer, music director, music supervisor, and songwriter.  He has produced records for Jimmy Webb, Johnny Mathis, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lamont Dozier and America, and has composed music for Beverly Hills, 90210, Friday the 13th (movies and television), Forever Knight, Hard Copy, and many more.   Mollin rose to prominence early in his career by co-producing (with Matthew McCauley) Dan Hill's international hit record, "Sometimes When We Touch", in 1977.

    As an artist, he has written and produced music for a series of children's albums, including Disney: Lullaby Album: Instrumental Favorites For Baby, peaking at #6 on January 26, 2001, on Billboard's Kid Album music chart; and Disney's Princess Lullaby Album, which peaked at No. 23 on October 25, 2002 (Billboard).  He created the musical group Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea Band, composing and producing albums such as Finding Nemo-Ocean Favorites, Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks, and others, primarily released on Disney/Pixar albums."

    We encourage you to visit Fred's own webpage at:

    http://www.fredmollin.com/

    Fred just released a brand-new children's, interactive music album, called, "It's Great To Be a Kid", available as a digital music download, and/or CD available here:

    https://fanlink.to/FredMollin_ItsGreatToBeAKid

    In the interview, Fred talks about his motivation and inspiration for his amazing new album, as well as his career and his love of simply PLAYING music!   It's a great discussion that we think many of our listeners will truly enjoy, especially all future musicians!

    We look forward to having Fred back in the very near future where he will peform some of his favorite children's songs!

    Fred - THANK YOU for your time today and for sharing some of your history and inspiration with us!

    PSP Team
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    • 23 min

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