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510: Reaching Kids Through Podcasting
Episode 1022nd October 2018 • Podcasting Experiments • Joshua Rivers
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Jonathan Messinger is the creator of the kids podcast Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian.  When his son became interested in audiobooks, he went looking for podcasts for kids. When he couldn’t find anything, he decided to create his own. He writes and performs all episodes of the podcast, with his 9year old son Griffin serving as editor.


  • How Jonathan got into podcasting (01:37)
  • Why Jonathan decided to make a podcast rather than a book (02:53)
  • How the sound design of the show has developed (05:19)
  • Jonathan’s process for creating the podcast (07:25)
  • The challenge of getting the word out about the show (08:48)
  • Why Jonathan started doing live shows and what his format is (09:54)
  • Jonathan’s involvement in the Gen-z Network (14:13)
  • Some of Jonathan’s podcasting failures (19:22)


The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian


Twitter: @finncaspian


Instagram: @finncaspian


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