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Lil' Philosophers

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A podcast for kids and adults to find new meaning in children's books. To help foster an early relationship with philosophy. Where Plato meets Play-Doh
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The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
An ugly duckling runs away from home after being picked on about the way he looks. Along his adventures, he learns a lot about himself and others Spark conversation with: Why did mother duck take care of an egg that wasn’t her’s? Why did the other animals pick on him? Should we pick on anyone because of the way they look? Why not? Is there ever a good reason to pick on anyone? If you saw someone picking on someone else what would you do? When could helping someone be dangerous for you? The ugly duckling ran away when he got picked-on. Do you ever think it would ever be smart to run away from home? What does it mean to be beautiful? What would it be like to be able to fly? Do you have to know what it’s like to be sad in order to be happy? Where to get the book: https://www.openrightslibrary.com/the-ugly-duckling-andersen-ebook-text/ How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
15:52
October 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables #9
This is episode #9 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode: The Oxen & the Wheels The Shepherd Boy & the Wolf The Farmer & the Stork The Sheep & the Pig The Travelers & the Purse How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
08:30
October 3, 2020
Frog & Toad - A Swim by Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad go for a swim and Toad doesn’t feel great about his bathing suit. Discussion starters: Why do you think Toad wears a bathing suit? If Toad doesn’t want anyone to see him in his bathing suit why does he wear it? Does Frog do the right thing telling the others to stay away? Do you think any of the animals on the riverbank would have noticed Toads swimsuit if Frog didn’t say anything? When does it make people feel good to laugh at them? When does it make people feel bad to laugh at them? How do you know when it’s ok to laugh at someone? Do you think Toad's feelings are hurt at the end of the story? Does what someone wears have anything to do with whether they are a good person? What should have the other animals done? Where to get the book: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/frog-and-toad-are-friends-arnold-lobel?variant=32206167441442 How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
06:42
September 26, 2020
As You Wish by Tyler W. Kurt
A trunk of toys is found and a special woman offers to help them change how they look. Spark conversation with: Beagle asked for a new leg. Was that ok? Why or Why not? Dolly asked for a new dress. Was that ok? Why or Why not? Rabbit asked for new better eyes. Was that ok? Why or Why not? Panda and Elephant asked for less stuffing so he could be thinner. Is that ok? Why or Why not? Giraffe asked for a shorter neck. Is that ok? Why or Why not? Unicorn asked to be turned into a horse. Is that ok? Why or Why not? Sad Bear would rather stay himself than change to happy bear. Why do you think that? What makes it ok to change something about your body? If someone asked you to change something about your body would you do it? If you (just you not because of anyone else) really wanted to change something about yourself what would you change? Where to get the book: https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/downloads After Dinner Conversations subscription discounts 1st Month Free month-to-month: Philosophers 20% off yearly subscription: PhilosophersYear How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
16:23
September 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables #8
This is episode #8 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode The Boy & the Filberts Hercules & the Wagoner The Kid & the Wolf The Bundle of Sticks The Ass & His Driver How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
07:59
September 12, 2020
Frog & Toad - The Shivers by Arnold Lobel
Frog tells a scary story and gives Toad “the shivers”. Discussion starters: What about Frog's story is scary? Do you like to feel scared sometimes? Why do things seem scarier when it’s dark? Are ghosts real? I wonder. If you trust someone a lot, like your parents, should you believe everything they say? Why won’t Frog tell Toad if the story is real? Do you think Frog’s story is real? Why or why not? What does it mean to be scared? Why might make-believe stories make your body act like they are real? How can we figure out if a story is real or make-believe? Where to get the book: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/days-with-frog-and-toad-arnold-lobel?variant=32117245902882 How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
06:57
September 5, 2020
Where Do We Go When We Disappear? by Isabel Minhós Martins
Nothing lasts forever, so where does it go? Socks, rocks, puddles, the sun, snow, noise, me and you, what happens and why? How do we know? Do we know? Spark conversation with: What happens to boiling water? Does it disappear or just change? What does it mean to disappear? Can something turn into nothing? What is nothing? If you could, would you want to live forever? How long is forever? Is there something besides our physical body that makes us “us”? If there is something besides our bodies, what do you think it’s made out of? When someone dies what do you think happens? Where to get the book: https://www.planetatangerina.com/en/loja/where-do-we-go-when-we-disappear/ How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
08:19
August 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables #7
This is episode #7 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode The Fisherman & the Little Fish The Wolf & the Kid The Tortoise & the Ducks The Dog, the Cock, & the Fox The Eagle & the Jackdaw How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
09:23
August 22, 2020
Frog & Toad - Dragons & Giants by Arnold Lobel
Frog & Toad go on an adventure with many challenges along the way. Come along and find out if Frog & Toad are brave. Challenge your thoughts on: Does being brave mean not being scared? Does bravery have anything to do with the way you look? Does bravery have anything to do with what you say? What does it mean to be brave? What is courage? Is it bad to have too much courage? What would you call not having enough courage? If a person’s words don’t match their actions which one should we believe? In the story when was Frog brave? And When was Toad brave? Is it easier to be brave when you have a friend with you? Why or why not? Where to get the book: “Dragons & Giants” is one of the stories in the book Frog and Toad Together https://www.harpercollins.com/9780064440219/frog-and-toad-together/ How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
05:45
August 15, 2020
Mop Rides the Waves of Life by Jaimal Yogis
Mop is a little boy who has a rough week at school. He can’t seem to get a handle on his emotions. His Mom takes him out surfing one afternoon and teaches him something that will change his life forever. Challenge your thoughts on: What are some things that make you feel bad? When those things happen do you choose to feel bad or does it just happen? I wonder, if you wanted to could you just make that feeling go away? If you can’t choose to feel that way and you can’t choose to make it go away is it your fault for feeling that way? Is it hard to be calm when you get angry or sad? What does Mop do to keep calm and control his body? What does it mean to apologize? Can it ever be too long to apologize for something? Is it ok to question our parents? Should we ever do something just because someone says so? Where to get the book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/622501/mop-rides-the-waves-of-life-by-jaimal-yogis/ How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
07:30
August 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables #6
This is episode #6 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode The Dog & His Reflection The Fox & the Crow The Ant & the Dove The Man & the Satyr The Hare & His Ears How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
08:45
August 1, 2020
Frog & Toad - Cookies by Arnold Lobel
Episode # 14: Frog & Toad “Cookies” by Albert Lobel Toad makes the most wonderful cookies and decides to share them with his best friend Frog. They are so good they have a hard time stopping but learn a little something about will power in the process. Or do they? Challenge your thoughts on: Why does Toad take the cookies to Frog? How do the same things taste good or bad to different people? Why do Toad and Frog want to eat things they know aren’t good for them? What is will-power? Who do you think has more will-power Frog or Toad? Are Frog and Toad practicing will-power if they keep coming up with ways to get the cookies? At the end, Frog says they have lots and lots of will-power. Is will power something you can keep? Is will-power trying not to do something or actually stopping yourself from doing something? What are the good things that come from using will power? What do you need to keep yourself from doing something you want? Where to get the book: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780064440219/frog-and-toad-together/ How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
05:34
July 25, 2020
The Big Question by Leen Van Den Berg
It's time for the annual meeting and the difficult question. This year Elephant asks the big question and everyone has different answers. The leader of the meeting, Ant, comes away empty-handed and can't understand why. Challenge your thoughts on: How do you know you love someone? What different things do you love? Are there different kinds of love? What's the difference between liking something or someone and loving something or someone? Do you think animals can love? Why do you think Elephant got up and ran down the hill? What does it mean to care about something? Why do you think Ant feels so alone? Does each person have their own love or is it something we share with others? Who do you love most in the world? Why? Where to get the book: https://www.bookisland.co.uk/collections/leen-van-den-berg/products/the-big-question or Amazon How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
08:51
July 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables #5
Anchor Description This is episode #5 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode: The Frog & the Mouse The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing The Eagle & the Beetle The Mother & the Wolf The Hare & the Tortoise How to Find me: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
08:25
July 12, 2020
Frog & Toad - The Garden by Arnold Lobel
Toad sees his friend Frog has a garden. He wants his own and learns some lessons about patience. This episode we ask the questions: How do we know if what we do affects anyone or anything else? Does everything have a cause? If we do something and another thing happens right afterward how can we tell if what we did caused the other thing? What does it mean to be patient? How long do we need to wait after we do something to see if something will happen? Toad says that Frog’s garden is beautiful. What makes a garden beautiful or not beautiful? Is nature beautiful in the same way music and art are beautiful? Frog tells Toad that the seeds are “afraid to grow” after Toad yells at the seeds. What do you think Frog means by this? Is Toad more invested in his garden after all his work, even if his work didn’t cause the seeds to grow? Do things matter more to us if we’ve worked hard for them than if they just come to us? Where to get the book: “The Garden” is one of the stories in the book Frog and Toad Together https://www.harpercollins.com/9780064440219/frog-and-toad-together/ How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
07:13
July 4, 2020
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
A toy rabbit is loved for a short time on Christmas day and then forgotten. One day he is picked to sleep with the boy and the two become inseparable. Then the boy becomes sick and the little toy’s life changes forever. This episode we ask the questions: What does it mean to be “real” What does it mean to be “alive” What are some things that are real but not alive? I wonder if fire is alive? Can anything be alive and not real? Can toys come to life? How do we know the difference between real and make-believe? If someone tells you something should just believe them? If someone tells you something is real or alive what questions could YOU ask to make sure? Where to get the book: The Velveteen Rabbit is part of the public domain (it’s free!) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/11757/11757-h/11757-h.htm How to talk to me about the stories Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”
25:52
June 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables #4
This is episode #4 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode: The Stag & His Reflection The Frogs and the OX The Cock & the Fox The Fox & the Goat The Fox & the Leopard How to Find me: Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
09:35
June 20, 2020
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
A boy gives a mouse a treat and gets into a little more than he bargained for. His new friend takes him on a little adventure through his stream of consciousness and somehow ends up right where they started. Where to find the book:  https://lauranumeroff.com/books/ Where to find me: Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
04:43
June 13, 2020
Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
There are two kinds of Sneetches that live on this beaches. Some have stars, the others have none on thars. The Star-belly Sneetches act entitled and superior to the Plain-belly sort just go along with it. Until one day a visitor shows up. He takes advantage of the situation and "changes their stars" in more ways than one. Where to find the book:  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/43167/the-sneetches-and-other-stories-by-dr-seuss/ Where to find me: Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
09:33
June 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables #2
Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode: The Lion & the Mouse The Gnat & the Bull The Plane Tree The Owl & the Grasshopper How to Find me: Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
08:46
June 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables #3
This is episode #3 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons. In this episode The Crow & the Pitcher The Two Goats The Wild Boar & the Fox The Heron The Fox & the Stork How to talk to me about the stories: Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
07:00
May 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables #1
This episode starts a series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons.  How to find the stories: http://www.read.gov/aesop/ In this episode: The Young Crab and His Mother Belling the Cat The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse The Fox & the Grapes The Wolf & the Crane How to Find me: Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
08:02
May 11, 2020
Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Mr. Fish is convinced that he has no choice but to be sad because of the way he looks. The gang does their best to try to change his mood but it takes a bold gesture by an outsider to get it done. Find me at: Lil' Philosophers Facebook Group https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ @PhilosophersLil on Twitter Lilphilosophers on Instagram Lil.Philosoph@gmail.com Find the book at: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781466823495 Music: Moments by Shane Ivers -https://www.silvermansound.com
07:49
April 26, 2020
Ish by Peter H Reynolds
A young inspiring artist named Ramon is criticized by his brother. Ramon has a hard time dealing with his criticism until his little sister changes the way he looks at things. In this episode, we question what art is and what art means to us. This is a direct link to Peter's bookstore: https://www.thedotcentral.com Find me at Lil' Philosophers Facebook Group https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ @PhilosophersLil on Twitter Lil.Philosoph@gmail.com Music: Happy Clappy Ukulele by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Music: Moments by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
06:56
April 14, 2020
This is Josh and I'll be your host.
This first episode is just a little introduction to me and some background on where the show has grown from. Thank you for listening. Find me at: Lil' Philosophers Facebook Group https://facebook.com/groups/536788313641400/ @PhilosophersLil on Twitter Lil.Philosoph@gmail.com Music: Wallpaper Paste by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
01:54
April 14, 2020