Lolly's Radio Playdate!
By Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
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This “radio show” style Podcast is hosted by 5-year-old candy loving Lolly Lardpop, a toothless little sock puppet on a mission to spread joy across the airwaves! Packed with lots of music, zany characters, and special guests. This family friendly variety show is a whimsical version of “Prairie Home Companion” but with a slightly twisted sense of humor and flair for the ridiculous. The recording technician is a Sasquatch named Gordon, the Foley sound effects are provided by a bunch of pink monkeys, and a sassy singing senior citizen named Granny Dot oversees the whole hilarious and heart felt Hoopla." Join 4 time Emmy Nominated, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, best known for performing "Abby Cadabby" on Sesame Street, as she introduces you to the wild and whimsical world of her original characters. Each show will either be based on a theme, revolve around a special guest, highlight a style of music, or just share some fun stories with unique and interesting characters. Stay tuned for when Lolly brings her show to a city near you! Live shows will be recorded in front of a studio audience featuring Lolly’s band "The Red Hot Lemonheads," sound effects artist Chris Sassono, and some exciting special guests. Live shows Directed by Alan Muroaka Associate Producer Paul Rudolph Creative Consultant Jamie Donmoyer
||CleanEpisode #025 – Summer Camp’n Part 5: Ballet Bigfoot||Lolly and Candy Fluff are busy working on their secret project for the big Tri-County Camporee! Meanwhile, Lolly receives a letter from her Sasquatch friend Gordon, who’s having a rough time at dance camp. Recording engineers – Paul Rudolph & Tom Sp||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #024 – Summer Camp’n Part 4: Pug in Space!||Lolly gets a letter from Janet the Pug! Janet’s space camp experience is out of this world — she’s boldly going where no pug has gone before! Recording engineers – Paul Rudolph & Tom Spahn Written by Jamie Donmoyer and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph L||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #023 – Summer Camp’n Part 3: Potholder Paradise – A Letter From Granny Dot||Mail call! Granny Dot pens the perfect letter about her positively peculiar participation in Potholder Camp. Meanwhile, back at Camp BLART, a familiar campfire song is interrupted by a surprise visitor… and why are Lolly and Candy Fluff so itchy?||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #022 – Summer Camp’n Part 2: Welcome to Camp BLART||Lolly’s summer camp adventure continues with her first day of camp! But as Lolly explains in her letter to Granny Dot, camp’s not as much fun as she hoped. Fortunately, she soon learns that there’s a rainbow popsicle at the end of every storm.||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #021 – Summer Camp’n Part 1: Journey to Camp BLART!||When Granny Dot wins summer camp coupons for everyone, Lolly and her pals find themselves embarking on separate summer adventures. Tune in to learn what happens when Lolly and her pals go “Summer Camp’n” in this multi-episode series!||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #020 – Walk the Loop with John Kennedy||Lolly talks to her long time Buddy Pal “Johnny K” about his new CD ‘Walk the Loop.” We find out the inspiration behind the music as well as hear a few excerpts of the joy filled songs. John Kennedy has been a professional puppeteer and master bu||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #019 – “Merry Christmas Wishing Well”: Debbie Spinney’s Story||In this segment of Granny Dot’s “I’m Not Old, I’m History,” Debbie Spinney (wife of Caroll Spinney: Sesame Street’s Big Bird/Oscar the Grouch) reveals the special relationship between her musician father and Big Bird.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #018 – Historical People Everywhere||Lolly shares her admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work and discovers that her Granny Dot lived through that powerful time. Granny Dot sings “I’m Not Old, I’m History” and encourages Lolly to talk to more senior citizens and hear th||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #017 – COOKIE QUEEN CONUNDRUM!||Lolly wins the honor of being the Cookie Queen at the Twin Turtles Cavalcade of Cookies!” Everyone is all a buzz when they learn that Mrs. Claus will be the special guest. Lolly has an unexpected challenge that helps her discover that friendship is||12/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #016 – Coupons and Spunkinsass!||Here is a fun song from Lolly’s CD “Spunkinsass” available on iTunes! Also, stay tuned for information on Lolly’s next live show taking place on November 28, 2015 at Art House Astoria in Astoria, New York!||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #015 – GLANK!||Granny Dot arranges for Lolly to meet Paul Rudolph, creator of GLANK, her favorite percussion group. Lolly gets to see and hear the unique found object instruments that make up the one of a kind music of GLANK.||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #014 – ‘Moosical’ Flashback – Bessie the Heifer||A fun “Moosical” Flashback of the song “Bessie the Heifer” Featuring Lolly’s buddy pal performer/comedian Grant Baciocco. Sponsored by PLARPUA. This podcast is dedicated to the loving memory of my dear friend Bob Carmichael.||8/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #013 – Teacher Feature with Jessy Tomsko||Singer-songwriter musician Jessy Tomsko shares her music with Lolly. In this musical play-date “Miss Jessy” teaches Lolly how to write a song by following the music in her heart and sharing the things she loves. To download Jessy’s music, go to w||7/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #012 – Attack of the Space Splat||Join Lolly on this wild and wacky sci-fi comic book adventure! Lolly and the “Weird Warriors” are called to action when an unidentified toxic pudding from another planet threatens their mobile-home park. Special guest star Tyler Bunch as Dr.||6/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #011 – Lolly’s Super Hero friends at the Bronx Heroes Kids Comic Con||Lolly has always wanted to create her own comic book world! She receives words of wisdom and lots,of inspiration from four amazing artists and writers who are doing their dream. Join Lolly at Bronx Heroes Kid’s Comic Con in the Bronx! Tim Fiel||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #010 – March Cookie Maddness!||Lolly has a play date with a Girl Scout troop and discovers that there’s more to being a Girl Scout than just the cookies. Special guests Daisy Troop 4393 and their lovely Scout leaders, the members of Brownie Troop 4627, and Brownie Troop 4393.||3/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #009 – The Sweet Tooth Mystery – Lolly Lardpop Undercover Kindergartner.||There’s a new girl at Greater Tots Elementary School and her name is Helen. But Helen isn’t your typical kindergartner. Something is suspicious. Listen in as Lolly gathers candy clues and fuzzy facts to solve this outlandish noir-style mystery.||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #008 – A Love Song For Valentine’s Day||Lolly and Granny Dot visit the amazing Jazz pianist and composer Andy Howe to learn a song about love for Valentine’s Day . This podcast features the songs: “L-O-V-E” by Bert Kaempert and Milt Gabler Published by Screen Gems-Emi music inc.||2/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #007 – Lolly’s New Year’s Resolution||Granny Dot explains to Lolly what a New Year’s Resolution is. Song: “Be a Present in the Present” Available on iTunes.||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 6 1/2 -Holiday Joy with Roscoe Orman||Enjoy the amazing voice of Roscoe Orman (Gordon from Sesame Street) as he shares with you his favorite holiday song “Keep Christmas with You”. Roscoe also leads everyone in “Santa Claus is coming to town”. And Leslie makes a rare appearance in||12/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #006 – Jolly Lolly Holiday||Lolly gets a “RED” letter from Santa,saying she is on the naughty list! Through the help of a miniature Yeti named Yippie, Mrs. Clause and some Reindeer, Lolly learns the true spirit of Christmas and how to go from being “Selfish to Elfish||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #005 – Thanksgiving Corn of Plenty||Lolly, Granny Dot, Gordon the Sasquatch, Janet the pug and all the pink monkeys enter a float in the Giblet Jamboree parade! After an exciting day everyone comes back for a Thanksgiving celebration. The Red Hot Lemonheads bring the music and every||12/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #004 – Josh Gad and Lolly share a moment!||Lolly and her buddy pal Josh Gad sing a turkey song , talk about “mean rice,” and how they are thankful for their friendship. CLICK HERE to check out Lolly’s CD on iTunes! CLICK HERE to check out Lolly’s live stage show called Wake Up Your||11/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #003 – If You’re Happy And You Know It, Hug Your Sasquatch!||Lolly teaches her Sasquatch Gordon a song and Granny Dot rewards them by baking them her famous meat cookies. CLICK HERE to check out Lolly’s CD on iTunes! CLICK HERE to check out Lolly’s live stage show called Wake Up Your Weird!||11/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #002 – Halloween Hoopla!||Lolly sets up her backyard for her very first radio show play date. Everyone is invited to join in the fun including Mail man Joe, Madame Velveeta, and her Art House Astoria friends. Gordon the Sasquatch,||10/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE #001 – Welcome to Lolly Lardpop’s Radio Play-Date!||Lolly decides to put on a radio show with the help of her Granny Dot. Madame Velveeta, their gypsy neighbor, drops buy and sings about making “Monster Muffins.” CLICK HERE to check out Lolly’s CD on iTunes!||10/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Lolly is hysterical!
So funny and has humor for both adults and kids! Love it!
Family a Fun
This podcast is a ton of fun. Crazy characters, fun stories, and lots of music. The longer live shows feature real kids participating in the shows. Top notch voiceover talent and musicians, too! Something for all ages.
It's not just for kids
My daughter is 14 and we have a great time listening to these in the car. There is always a great funny catch phrase that sticks in our head and we repeat it to each other and it cracks us up!