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Toy industry veteran Phil Albritton interviews amazing people making amazing things for kids. Toys, games, books, media - we cover it all here in the only podcast dedicated to the modern children's entertainment industry.

Power Kid Podcast Phil Albritton

    • Games
    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

Toy industry veteran Phil Albritton interviews amazing people making amazing things for kids. Toys, games, books, media - we cover it all here in the only podcast dedicated to the modern children's entertainment industry.

    Power Kid Podcast + Adventure Media & Events - BIG NEWS!

    Power Kid Podcast + Adventure Media & Events - BIG NEWS!

    BIG NEWS! The Power Kid Podcast is now a part of the Adventure Media and Events Podcast Network Family! For 2 years it has been my great pleasure to interview my friends in the industry and to meet many amazing new friends along the way - and it just keeps getting better! Tune in for James Zahn's Toy Report the Pop Insider Podcast and much more coming soon. Subscribe to the new feed now!

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    Please leave a good review and thank you to all the listeners!

    • 1 min
    Creative Kids with Daniel Delapa

    Creative Kids with Daniel Delapa

    It is my honor this week to interview Daniel Delapa the CMO at Creative Kids. Creative Kids was founded in 1997 and quickly took the arts and craft category by storm. Since then their line has expanded into 12 categories with distribution in 70 countries!

    He shares with us what sets Creative Kids apart by being a "brand incubator”. I ask him what retailers expect from him to ensure a mutually beneficial and growing relationship.

    • 21 min
    Comic writing with Mike Gagnon

    Comic writing with Mike Gagnon

    My guest today Mike Gagnon is a best selling author and graphic novelist who works as a freelance writer, illustrator and colorist for publishers like Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, Jack Lake Productions and many more. He began working professionally in comics at the age of 17. He has taught art, design and writing at several animation schools and develops his own comics and media. Currently he is a writer on the creative development and promotion team for the Marvel Create Your Own Comics app!

    • 35 min
    From Yo-yos to Carseats with Kenn Morton

    From Yo-yos to Carseats with Kenn Morton

    My guest this week Kenn Morton has won the Industrial Design Excellence Gold Award, Business Week Product of the Year Award, and participated in many others during his 31 years with Fisher-Price. He has a tremendous passion for children and parents in need and has worked with a collaboration between Save the Children, Mattel and the Ministry of Education in Indonesia to create teaching play kits.

    • 44 min
    Toy Stories with Stefanie Eskander

    Toy Stories with Stefanie Eskander

    It is such a joy to have Stefanie Eskander on the show today! Her resume includes Hasbro, Mattel, Fisher-Price, Spin Master and she was the Design Manager at Toys R Us. She has a passion for girls and preschool product and has been instrumental in developing brands like Cabbage Patch, Sky Dancers, Polly Pocket and Jem and the Holograms. She is here today to talk about her new book Toy Stories: The Secret Life of a Toy Designer.

    Buy it here: https://stefanieeskanderdesign.com/toy-stories

    • 47 min
    Create great kids content with Tanya Visano

    Create great kids content with Tanya Visano

    What does it take to connect with kids today? Listen in as Tanya Visano and I discuss this question and more! Tanya is the VP of International Strategy and Partnership Development and the Head of Canada and Mexico Consumer Products for Viacom.

    We discuss the shift we are seeing from content creation to a content discovery model. She shares 3 key insights in developing great kids content. Along the way we touch on the fresh changes to both Dora and Blue’s Clues!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

ljbarta ,

Great Resource!

This podcast gets to the issues of the toy biz, offering information and insights that I can use right away. The interviews are seemingly casual, but cover a lot of ground. I'm a few years in with my toy business and have learned an enormous amount, but I sure wish this podcast had existed when I was just starting out. I could have avoided a lot of headaches. Thanks for doing this podcast.

NEOHToys ,

Power Kid Podcast in On Trend

Phil's discussions with toy industry insiders are right on trend and very insightful! Each week he covers new and interesting topics, staying on top of the latest trends.........thanks, Phil!!

Bandoheme ,

Insight, info & inspiration

Really glad I found this podcast! Phil is so genuine and really brings the goods for inventing in general but specifically for the toy industry. I think my review title sums it up pretty well though the word “info” is a bit light weight for what I really mean - it’s meant to include the instruction, the psychology of the whole process, the industry realities that have to be contended with, the design and creative process and on and on! On and one more “i” word: interviews! Phil is a very good interviewer and asks questions that really get inside his guests and their knowledge and experience. OK, I’m done now!

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