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Sesame Street Podcast

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URL  http://sesamestreet.org/podcasts
Active  September 18, 2007 - present
Type  official video podcast
Creator  Sesame Workshop

The Sesame Street Podcast is a weekly video segment launched on September 18, 2007, and produced by Sesame Workshop. Every Tuesday, a 5-minute video clip containing material from Sesame Street is broadcast over the Internet and made available to sesameworkshop.org and iTunes.

The podcast is the result of research that found that parents have been looking for such educational media to take with them on-the-go. Glenda Revelle, vice president for research and creative development in digital media at Sesame Workshop noted that Sesame research teams have "learned that parents are eager to have portable educational media content that they can use with their young children at any time and wherever they might be -- helping to fill time on a car ride or while waiting in line at the grocery store while building children's literacy skills at the same time."[1]

Just one week after its initial launch, the podcast became the number-one video downloaded on iTunes. Gary Knell acknowledged the fans and went on to say that the "podcast is a natural extension of the show's mission and an example of how Sesame Street is continually evolving to help children, no matter where they are, develop a love of learning." Glenda Revelle added, "The response that Sesame Workshop has seen so far confirms our prior research. Busy parents on the go are happy to have engaging, educational content available for their children wherever they may be and whenever they may have time for viewing."[2]

Episodes

MurrayWhat'sTheScoop

Murray's "What's The Scoop?"

Sesame Workshop has titled each podcast according to its featured Word of the Day segment as seen on Sesame Street, but the full podcast consists of other segments as well. Previously unaired content, such as longer takes shot for "What's the Word on the Street?" are shown, and Murray Monster often provides commentary for other inserts previously seen on Sesame Street. Many of the clips are edited or altered, often with the word of the day superimposed on-screen and/ or voice-overs by Murray, and often to just focus on the word of the day. After all of season 38's "Word on the Street" segments were featured, the podcast began focusing on healthy habits according to its featured Healthy Habits for Life. When season 39 began, the podcast went back to focusing on "What's the Word on the Street?". Starting with the "Stuck" episode, the podcast ends with an Abby Cadabby segment, with a title card reading "Abby Cadabby's Fairy Fun". The podcast continues "What's the Word on the Street?" when Season 40 began.

"What's the Word on the Street"

Word on the street podcast

"Are you a Happy Healthy Monster?"

Happy healthy podcast
  • March 18, 2008 — Breakfast
  • March 25, 2008 — Keeping Clean
  • April 1, 2008 — Dance
  • April 8, 2008 — Sports
  • April 15, 2008 — Breathe
  • April 22, 2008 — Healthy Snacks
  • April 29, 2008 — Play
  • May 6, 2008 — Lunch
  • May 13, 2008 — Walk
  • May 20, 2008 — Brushing Teeth
  • May 27, 2008 — Stretch
  • June 3, 2008 — Know Your Body
  • June 10, 2008 — Jump
  • June 17, 2008 — Exercise
  • June 24, 2008 — Dinner
  • July 1, 2008 — Get a Checkup
  • July 8, 2008 — Basketball
  • July 14, 2008 — Eat Your Colors
  • July 22, 2008 — Swim
  • July 29, 2008 — Run
  • August 5, 2008 - Sleep

"What's the Word on the Street?"

AbbysFairyFun
  • August 12, 2008 - Octagon with Jack Black; special appearance by Feist
  • August 12, 2008 - Subtraction
  • August 26, 2008 - Piroutte
  • September 2, 2008 - Laundromat
  • September 9, 2008 - Insect with Jenny McCarthy
  • September 16, 2008 - Compliment with Heidi Klum
  • September 23, 2008 - Toss with Jason Taylor
  • September 30, 2008 - Half with Chandra Wilson
  • October 7, 2008 - Curly with Neil Patrick Harris
  • October 14, 2008 - Stuck with Patrick Warburton
  • October 21, 2008 - Penguin
  • October 28, 2008 - Friend
  • November 4, 2008 - Unanimous with LL Cool J
  • November 11, 2008 - Fabulous with Kim Cattrall
  • November 18, 2008 - Cactus
  • November 25, 2008 - Rhythm
  • December 2, 2008 - Persistent with David Beckham
  • December 9, 2008 - Disguise with Jack Black
  • December 16, 2008 - Frightened
  • December 23, 2008 - Cheer
  • December 30, 2008 - Mustache with Jonah Hill
  • January 20, 2009 - District with Megan Mullally
  • January 27, 2009 - Scrumptious with Jessica Alba
  • February 3, 2009 - Robot

"What's the Word on the Street"

The Alphabet

  • May 11, 2010 - Celebrate the Letter "A!"
  • May 18, 2010 - All about the letter "B!"
  • May 25, 2010 - Celebrate the letter "C!"
  • June 1, 2010 - Delight in the letter "D!"
  • June 8, 2010 - Everything about the letter "E!"
  • June 15, 2010 - Fun with the letter "F!"
  • June 22, 2010 - The Great Letter "G!"
  • June 29, 2010 - Hunt for the letter "H!"
  • July 6, 2010 - Create your own "I" book!
  • July 13, 2010 - Have a letter "J" jubilee!
  • July 20, 2010 - Make today all about the letter K!
  • July 27, 2010 - Make a letter "L" collage!
  • August 4, 2010 - Celebrate the magnificent letter M!
  • August 11, 2010 - Go on a hunt for things that begin with the letter N!
  • August 18, 2010 - Eat a letter "O" breakfast!
  • August 25, 2010 - Make snack time pleasent with the letter "P"!
  • September 2, 2010 - Make letter "Q" day a celebration of questions!
  • September 9, 2010 - Learn more about the remarkable letter "R".
  • September 15, 2010 - Make a letter "S" animal collage!
  • September 22, 2010 - Letter "T" Habitats

"What's the Word on the Street?"

Sponsors

  • American Greetings — episodes 1 - 12, episodes 27 - 28, episodes 49
  • Pampers Baby Dry — episodes 13 - 26
  • New Balance — episodes 28 - 47
  • PNC Grow Up Great — episodes 70 - present
  • Sesame Workshop ----- episodes 70 - present

External links

Sources

  1. Broadcasting & Cable "Sesame Street Takes Podcast Road" 9/18/2007
  2. Animation World Network "Sesame Street Podcast #1 on iTunes" 9/28/07

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