Listen To Your Kids is live

Listen To Your Kids is a project that I’ve been thinking about it since the Podcast Expo in September of 2006. Today, I am happy to say that I am launching the site.

What does it do? Listen To Your Kids connects kids that want to share with parents that want to listen, all through very simple, existing technologies.

I’ve always felt that the most effective innovations are created through connecting already powerful elements (think podcasting). Here, there is a telephone number, and a podcast feed. Anything (relevant) that gets said by kids in one end will come out the other, to be heard by parents all around the world. I hope we can make this a valuable learning tool for people everywhere.

So that’s it. If you’re a parent, you’ll hear kids talking about what’s going on in their lives. If you’re a kid (of any age), you can call and talk about whatever’s going on in your head– questions, problems, whatever you need to discuss. It will not be censored.

Please subscribe to the feed in iTunes and spread it to your friends. I think that, as this project evolves, we’ll be very enlightened by what we hear.






13 responses to “Listen To Your Kids is live”

  1. anji bee Avatar

    very cool.

    you should make a promo for podcasters to play — and don’t forget to list it on your blogroll/podroll list.

    congrats and good luck, jules!

  2. Rob McDougall Avatar

    great idea.

    two thoughts:

    1. could you use something other than a phone number to do this with? You might get more international submissions that way…

    2. do you have an rss feed containing everything you do??

  3. Julien Avatar

    1. I am making it possible to call via Skype in a day or two.

    2. Uh… no. Should I?

  4. […] Snuck out to the see the sunset just after recording the show and boy was it nice… Had the Becket & Taylor song totally stuck in my head! When I got back I saw that my favorite podcaster had just launched a brand new podcast/project called Listen to Your Kids; you go Jules! Anyway, I’d describe the mood of this episode as decidedly upbeat. I’m really digging the new year. […]

  5. C.C. Chapman Avatar

    Psyched you did this! Amazingly powerful idea

  6. hugh Avatar

    wonderful julien, v v cool.

    maybe one of those odeo flash mp3 recorder things would make it super easy to record stuff too.

    also: what about a plain vanilla RSS feed, instead of just a link to iTunes?

  7. […] Julien just launched a wonderful project: Listen to Your Kids: Listen To Your Kids connects kids that want to share with parents that want to listen, all through very simple, existing technologies. […]

  8. Julien Avatar

    workin on it. you can now call through Skype, for free.

  9. tom Avatar

    A very cool and great idea, and kudos for getting it up and running.

  10. Rob McDougall Avatar

    Well I had a feeling you have slightly more going on than just the podcast in terms of audio. Maybe not including this. Do you? Did you keep going with Drop Bombs?

  11. Jean-Luc Avatar

    As I said to nigth, at the Yulblog, I’m a “groupie” 😉

  12. Kat Avatar

    I’m so glad you went through with this idea. Good work!

  13. Guy David Avatar

    What a great idea. I know I’m going to listen.

    BTW – I liked the placeholder file 🙂

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