The Man in the Hat comes back (Chat along with Sam Part 1)

May 20, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts


Sam Moran is one of Australia’s most endearing and enduring children’s performers, rising up from the ashes of an apparent end to forge a new beginning with a new image, a new show, new fans and now an Aria award to boot.

In Part 1 of this interview he talks openly about the trappings of being a singing and dance major in 80’s Wagga Wagga, why wrapping presents is the greatest song ever and  why his daughter probably will earn more from his songs than he will.

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From Jugglers To Rabbits, Melanie has written for them all…

April 1, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff, Podcasts

When we think of childrens television, we think of Peppa Pig, Play School and Thomas the Tank Engine, but its hard to imagine that somewhere in the suburbs, in a darkened room with their head in their hands, is a struggling soul trying desperately to come up with new characters, dialogue and scenarios to cater for the ever demanding mind of a child.

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Meet The Don, Children Entertainments Very Own Godfather.

July 27, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

It is a rare few who can sustain a career in entertainment spanning almost 4 decades. It is an even rarer few that can do it in the world of children’s entertainment.

Don Spencer is one such man.

Here he sheds some light on his career, his accidental presidency over his very own charity, Australian Children’s Music Foundation, and why Jeremy Irons, never quite had what it took

Is Don, is good



First Nation celebration. Our Kids are in good hands

June 25, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

Tanya Orman


Tanya Denning-Orman is station Manager for NITV, Australia’s premier Indigenous network.

In this interview she talks about Jarjums, NITV’s children’s programming, its success, its future and its battles, not to mention the greatest show ever made, Move It Mob Style

With first nation content from around the globe, Jarjums is a breath of fresh air in the share house of children’s content and in just two short years has created and continues to create, programming worthy of all its accolades and adoration.

From instructional Hip Hop to plasticine people, Jarjums has got you covered thanks to Tanya.


From Presidents of the USA to king of the baby faced, chris ballew continues to rule

June 9, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants

Chris Ballew is probably better known to most as the front man for tongue in cheek rockers, Presidents of the United States of America.

However, to a growing fan base of miniature adults, he is known only as Caspar Babypants, the mad capped purveyor of timeless tunes such as Stompy the Bear, Mr Rabbit Mr Rabbit and The tree stump hotel.

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Big Ted to Little Justine. Peter takes us behind the scenes

May 22, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: jakebus CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

Peter Dasent

Peter Dasent – Musician

Peter Dasent may not be a name bantered around the dinner table much but guaranteed his music has caused many a conversation.

As piano player on Play School, Peter was introduced to Justine Clarke… and the rest is current history.

It’s a small club that holds gold and platinum records in the children’s market, but Peter, through the voice of Justine, has given our children some of their greatest music ever.

today in ‘Parent Time’, Peter talks openly about Play School, meeting Justine, and the creation of one of the greatest children’s tunes of all time…..watermelon

All hail Mr Dasent.