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A New Podcast for Your Children: Story Seeds Is Live!

You may have heard me mention in the past that I’ve been part of a brand new podcast. At a time when a lot of kids are listening to podcasts for fun (particularly when they’re stuck indoors) a new kids and family show The Story Seeds Podcast has launched from Literary Safari. Its host? Well, that would actually be me, and it features an earworm-worthy theme song by Andrew VanWyngarden, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/musician and co-founder of MGMT.

The whole premise of the show is that real kids with ideas for stories pair up with real authors. Together they collaborate and “grow” their ideas into original short stories. You can now listen + subscribe at Apple Podcasts, or find it on your favorite podcast listening app using this link. 

You can bet that I’ll soon be sharing the all-star line-up for Season One but first … 

The producers just released a special PSA “How to Fight the New Bad Guy in Town.” In this four- minute PSA, Jason Reynolds shares with kids 8 tips on how to fight COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, plus a recipe for home-made hand sanitizer.

With so many parents looking for kid-friendly resources on how to talk to kids about keeping germs away (without being didactic) and so many teachers are working so hard on the frontlines to keep germs limited in their classrooms, Jason Reynold’s narration is calming and comforting.
Information is power and this brief listen will engage kids and give them a sense of agency. Please feel free to share this resource with your community.

Listen + subscribe  at Apple Podcasts, or find Story Seeds on your favorite podcast listening app using this link.  You can also follow the podcast at Instagram @storyseedspod, FB @literarysafari or Twitter @litsafarimedia. 

Happy listening ! 

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Fran Manushkin says:

    This is a great idea! I’ve subscribed. Thank you! Your podcast will be a great resource during these crazy times.