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A show where we use our imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

The Imagine Neighborhood The Imagine Neighborhood

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 278 Ratings

A show where we use our imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

    Q&A Kobe Edition

    Q&A Kobe Edition

    Hey, friends—it’s the last Monday of the year, so you know what THAT means, don’t you? . . . Yup! It’s Cardboard Boxing Day! Happy Cardboard Boxing Day, everybody! We hope your family is making the most of any boxes left over from the holidays, and we can’t wait to see photos of all your amazing cardboard creations!Today is also the day of our last episode for 2021, so we wanted to do something a little special—Recently our pal Kobe sent in a bunch of terrific questions for different folks in the Neighborhood, so we decided we’d just dedicate this whole episode to answering them!If you’ve ever wondered about Vac’s attachments, or Alakazambra’s powers, or life in the Wasteland, or what the Space Machos are up to, or where Princess Donnasaurus comes from, then this special Kobe Edition of The Imagine Neighborhood™ is for you!We’ll be taking the next few weeks off to rest up and get some new episodes ready for you—but if you miss us too much while we’re away, you can always have your grown-up grab you a copy of our new book (https://www.imagineneighborhood.org/product-page/RFINBook) to play with!—and if you’d like to have your questions answered on one of our next Q&As, just ask your grown-up to send them to us at kind@imagineneighborhood.org (mailto:kind@imagineneighborhood.org).  We’ll see you soon, and until then stay happy, healthy, and kind. 

    • 8 min
    Cardboard Boxing Day 2: Everything’s Fine

    Cardboard Boxing Day 2: Everything’s Fine

    ‘Tis Cardboard Boxing Day Eve, and all through our ‘Hood,  Friends are being generous, kind, cheerful, and good. With boxes all set to become cardboard creationsTo delight and amaze neighbors, pals, and relations.From Lava Avenue to Alakazambra’s place,Everyone’s got a bright holiday smile on their face.But before morning shines down on our artistic endsCardboard Scotty will fly us to see all of our friends!We’ll hang with an ogre, and our fave dromedary,And clap as Mannrick performs the Sugar Plum Dairy.Enjoy a stellar spaceout with the TIN PhD’s,And spin a dreidel with Fieryous on the high seas!We’ll welcome back an old friend with a royal greeting,And count how many times another friend goes yeeting.We’ll see Doc! And Donna! And Tia and Dotty!Plus Music Man, Macho, and pals Vac and Scotty!And though the holidays sometimes can make folks feel stressedFrom working so very hard to deliver their best—What makes a day great isn’t because it’s grandiose,It’s spending time with the people who matter the most!So come join us this magical Boxing Day Eve With its cardboard creations you just won’t believe!And by the end, you too will opine—“Right in this moment, everything’s fine!” 

    • 24 min
    No Filter with Aaron Horowitz

    No Filter with Aaron Horowitz

    Hi, everyone!  Guess what? . . . Vac’s back!Oh.  You probably already figured that out when I said “hi.”Well, anyway, I know we just had a No Filter episode last week, but I couldn’t wait for you to meet my newest friend, Aaron Horowitz!Aaron is kind, and smart, and fun, and he has the coolest job I ever heard of! Aaron makes robots! And not only robots—he makes robots who have empathy! And not only robots who have empathy—he makes robots who have empathy in order to help kids!His company is called (https://www.sproutel.com/)Sproutel (https://www.sproutel.com/), and they make special robots that are designed to help kids with illnesses like cancer or diabetes. They also make robots like Purrble (https://go.cfchildren.org/purrble.html) who helps kids get better at calming down when they’re upset. I thought that being a robot who keeps the house clean was pretty cool, but Aaron’s robots make kids' lives better and healthier! How cool is that?Aaron’s not a robot, but some of his best pals are robots, which is something we have in common! Other things we have in common are that we both love making cardboard creations, and learning about—and from!—other people. We talked about empathy, and about how we can pick up garbage in the park to help keep our neighborhoods clean, and he also taught me that every single one of us can make a positive difference in the world, all by ourselves—whether we’re a kid or a grown-up, or even a robot!I really liked meeting Aaron, and I think you’ll like meeting him, too!Ok, well, I’m gonna go now (my copy of Radio Free Imagine Neighborhood just showed up and I can’t wait to go check it out!), but I’ll be back soon with another awesome person for us to meet! In the meantime, if you have anything you want to tell me or ask me, just have your grown-up help you email it to me at kind@imagineneighborhood.org (mailto:kind@imagineneighborhood.org), and I’ll reply as soon as I can.Have a great week, everybody, and I’ll see you later on in The Imagine Neighborhood™!Your pal,Count Vacula

    • 14 min
    No Filter with Melly Victor

    No Filter with Melly Victor

    Hey, everybody! It's me, your good pal, Count Vacula!I’m really excited because this week, I get to ...

    • 10 sec
    ReRUn: Friendsgiving

    ReRUn: Friendsgiving

    It’s almost Friendsgiving in The Imagine Neighborhood™! Scotty and Vac have been working on their thank-you jar all year: every time they feel thankful, they put a penny into the jar. And every year on Friendsgiving, a mythical yeti collects everyone’s jars and donates the money to help the Neighborhood—unless Tantrumus Maximus gets his way . . . This year, Tantrumus Maximus is determined to ruin Friendsgiving. If nobody has anything to be thankful for, maybe everyone will pay attention to him instead. Tantrumus tries every idea in his evil ideas vault to make Scotty and Vac feel less thankful. But even with burned desserts, a pixie pandemic keeping their friends at home, and Tantrumus stealing the thank-you jar for himself, Scotty and Vac manage to find things to be thankful for—including a surprise visit from a mystery guest!It can be hard to find reasons to feel thankful, especially when things go wrong, and especially when a pixie pandemic keeps everyone from being together in person. But that’s a great time to start a thank-you jar! Even if you only get to see your loved ones in BrineBlox instead of in person, you can still drop a penny (or a note, or a poem, or a drawing) in the jar. And if you start filling it up now, maybe you’ll get a visit from the yeti next year! If you want even more of The Imagine Neighborhood, sign up (https://www.imagineneighborhood.org/contact) for our newsletter. Every week, you’ll get additional discussion questions and activity ideas for kids and grown-ups. Plus, there's special codes for our book Radio Free Imagine Neighborhood (www.imagineneighborhood.org/radiofree).

    • 23 min
    The Big Wave: Shkarf Attack!

    The Big Wave: Shkarf Attack!

    Have you ever felt two things at the same time? Like, maybe you were excited for the first day of school, but also felt nervous about being in a new classroom. Or have you ever felt angry at a friend who you also really, really liked? When we have a bunch of feelings that seem to be the opposite of each other, it can be confusing—or even upsetting.Cap’n Marion sure knows how that feels. In this week’s episode, she and Scotty are sailing the Burn Voyage to her annual family reunion when she discovers her original birth certificate . . . and her original name. Cap’n Marion is very proud of being adopted, but she’s never thought about her birth family before, and now she’s feeling. . . well, a whole lot of things! Should she keep her birth certificate, or shoot it out of the Recyclocannon?Is it okay to love her Fire Pirate family but still want to know more about her birth parents? Is Scotty about to barf up his lunch all over the poop deck if she doesn’t stop turning the ship around in circles?For the answers to these very important questions, plus pirate love letters, being confappy, and learning how we are all a little bit like a shkarf sometimes, hoist the mizzenmast and climb aboard for this week’s installment of The Imagine Neighborhood™!And hey, listeners! If you want some more fun from this episode, have your grown-up get on our mailing list (https://forms.wix.com/ea540e66-a177-4ed0-a570-a7a0893eeddc:3a01c4b3-344f-4b95-a41a-7d1311a24fe5) for our weekly Wednesday newsletter with downloadable discussion prompts and activity ideas—plus special discount offers for our new book, Radio Free Imagine Neighborhood!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

Sinaminn ,

Great show

Not only does this show help with my kids growing their emotional intelligence, they love listening to it. It has been my 7 and 10 year olds most requested podcast lately. And I stay entertained as well (machos shot is one of my favs). We regularly use your catch phrases (“uh oh, do you have a toucant?”, “focus your spyglass, dude!”). Thank you!

Kitty Janet Junior ,

I love your shows!

Thank you for your shows!I love them so much!Please make more.

scotty time ,

l l love

I love you Scotty I wish I could be with you

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