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Santa Monica, CA


Andrew & Polly make music for children and families. EAR SNACKS is our delicious new podcast for kids - check it out!!! We are a DIY mom-and-pop music shop in Santa Monica, CA. Our credits include songs for Nickelodeon's Wallykazam!, the score for Welcome To The Wayne, our own dope jams on SIRIUS XM Kids Place Live and a bunch of boring commercials and films for grownups #ninetofive.




Ear Snacks... Feedback?

Hey! What do you think of Ear Snacks? We need to know! We're gearing up for Season 2 and want to make our episodes even better. Let us know - how are you listening? Why are you listening? When are you listening? Where are you listening? How many grapes have you eaten today? If you have a few minutes to answer some questions for us, we would GRAPELY appreciate it. The survey is here: http://bit.ly/earsnacks-survey Thank you! Andrew & Polly

Duration: 00:01:46

Extra: Eclipse! (Part I)

Are you ready? Are you excited? Because we TOTALLY ARE. The Great American Eclipse is almost here, and we’ve been thinking about it for a whole year…but some people have known about it MUCH LONGER. Mat Kaplan from the Planetary Society told us about it last year, Molly Bloom from Brains On tells us about total eclipse science, and Mick Sullivan from The Past & The Curious talks total eclipse history through the ages. Oh, and our friend Kimmy? She tells us about her eclipse viewing plans....

Duration: 00:18:43

Extra: Ice Cream & Paletas!

Oye my friends! Can you hear the sound of the weekend? Andrew & Polly discuss ice cream, paletas, and "Paletero Man" - a song they wrote with Lucky Diaz featured on his new record, "Made in L.A." Billboard magazine says "Lucky Diaz's Bilingual Summer Song 'Paletero Man' Is an Immigrant Anthem For Kids" so, that's cool! Lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbPfQSwvcxg

Duration: 00:07:15

Extra: Roadtrip Soundtrack! (Vol. 2)

Music for staring out windows. Andrew & Polly have spent the past two years writing original underscores for their interviews with scientists, artists, and kids. We thought removing the interviews and just leaving the instrumentals would leave a lot to the imagination. We find the window panes of planes, trains, and automobiles to merit their own soundtrack, so here it is.

Duration: 00:34:44

Extra: Road Trip Soundtrack! (Vol. 1)

Hit the Road! An awesome playlist of songs (from our friends!) about traveling around town, around the world, or around the solar system in your imagination. Buckle up, tune in, rock and roll! "Trail of Hearts" by Underbirds (Gustafer Yellowgold & Todd McHatton) ; "Lighten Your Load" by The Okee Dokee Brothers ; "Sunshine Family" by Mista Cookie Jar & Aaron Nigel Smith ; "Camp Songs" by KB Whirly ; "Mr. Spaceman" by Randy Kaplan ; "City of Hills" by Frances England ; and "Hey Hat" by us,...

Duration: 00:24:45

Extra: The 4th of July! (This Land)

This Land Is Your Land - by Woody Guthrie This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. As I was walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway I saw below me that golden valley This land was made for you and me. I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts While all around me a voice was sounding...

Duration: 00:04:27

Extra: Appreciate Aquariums!

June is Aquarium Appreciation Month! Do YOU appreciate aquariums? We do! Andrew & Polly talk biodiversity with 7-year-old Nate from The Show About Science, marine camouflage with nudibranch afficianado Rebecca Johnson from Cal Academy, and seahorses with Jenn (who just likes them a lot.) We appreciate The Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Shedd, Aquarium of the Bay and The California Academy of Science, and so many more. Plus aquarium joke.

Duration: 00:17:46

Extra: Dad Day!

We have dads. And they know some stuff. So we asked them about it! Andrew & Polly celebrate Father's Day by asking their dads to dadsplain two of their favorite topics: hats and The Galapagos. (Plus why it's an extra special Father's Day for Andrew!)

Duration: 00:12:51

Extra: Facts! (Steven Drozd)

Fact: Andrew & Polly interviewed Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips about facts. Opinion: It was awesome.

Duration: 00:18:28

Extra: Tree Family (Happy Earth Day!)

To celebrate Earth Day, we're talking with a TREES with a TREE FAMILY!!! Thanks to Betula, Phoebe, Jacob & Grandpa John for being part of this Ear Snacks Extra. This episode is part of the Kids Listen Family Tree Sweeps! For more information about Kids Listen and the other great kids podcasts out there check out kidslisten.org -- Sparkle Stories, The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, The Past and The Curious, Book Club for Kids, Book Power for Kids, Tumble and Brains On all did Family Tree...

Duration: 00:09:16

Extra: Pi(e)!

How much pie can YOU eat? 3.14159 slices?

Duration: 00:04:28

Extra: Love Your Robot Day!

It's National Love Your Robot Day! What's YOUR favorite robot? Ever built a robot? Ever seen a robot make toast? Ever heard a robot SING? ROBOTS! Andrew & Polly ask their friends Beebop and Jonathan from The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian (finncaspian.com) and Kurt from the Thacher School (thacher.org) what they love about robots, as well as revisiting robots from Ear Snacks past (Disguises, Beeps, Boxes) and we threw in a computer-MC-ed Fur Elise just for kicks. Beep boop!

Duration: 00:08:36

Extra: Roosters & Caterpillars!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Andrew & Polly kick off the Year of the Rooster by learning all about caterpillars. Go figure! Last fall, we got to sing at a lovely school in San Francisco called Valle de Niños, and our friends Ainsley, Dominic, Ada and Teacher Zoe gave us a private tour of their temporary pet caterpillars! We also learned some songs in Spanish, and our friends Aoife and Sajan wish us Happy New Year in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Duration: 00:10:11

Episode 13: Moves! (Part II)

Andrew & Polly make a top ten list of their favorite moves and wonder - what's it like to move your home to a new place? They ask Ruby, Liliana and Gavin about their experiences moving and find out about zip lines in Costa Rica from their director pal Kat. Maria shares about her favorite moves - capoeira, sign language and political protests. Thanks also to Mista Cookie Jar (mistacookiejar.com)for dropping hot sriacha knowledge in our song, "Dancing Pants." And that's it from us for a...

Duration: 00:34:41

Episode 13: Moves! (Part I)

Andrew & Polly talk to their friends about moves! Andrew shows off his tap-dancing moves, Polly explains stereophonic sound, and Ramona, Bela, Colon John Wagner, Desmond, Hank, Willa & Charlie tell Andrew & Polly about things that move and how they do it. Plus, Bruce Perelman tells us about his amusement park rides and driving a big rig all around the country. Honk honk! We give a special shout out to Winona & the Conner family for supporting Ear Snacks and a hello to Al, who is making his...

Duration: 00:16:42

Episode 12: Letters (Part II)

Andrew & Polly decide to write letters to their friends and enlist some help from Nate, host of a great podcast called The Show About Science, kindie music pal Mike Phirman and Amy Kuhn from Hillary for America. The Show About Science - http://apple.co/2e9HzJm Mike Phirman - mikephirman.com If your child wants to write to Hillary Clinton, you can find information at http://www.hillaryclinton.com/

Duration: 00:23:06

Extra: Halloween Spook-tacular!

MOO! A cow ghost.

Duration: 00:26:47

Episode 12: Letters! (Part I)

H-E-L-L-O! What's a letter? How old is the invention of type? How does a ballpoint pen work? Andrew & Polly investigate... Ana Gomez-Bernaus explains the art of typography and designing your own letters, and The Pen Addict's Brad Dowdy muses on drawing miniature cities and writing letters to baseball players to get their autographs. Parts of this episode were recorded live at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center in North Bethesda, MD.

Duration: 00:20:17

Ear Snacks Special Episode: Album Release Party on Kids Place Live

Did we just make the first soundtrack album for a podcast? Um, maybe? "Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast" drops TODAY! To celebrate, we threw an album release party on SIRIUS XM Kids Place Live, and we're re-broadcasting that for you right here. Andrew & Polly run late to their release party and call in some special guests to kick things off. They finally arrive at the studio and sing thank you to all 100 people (kids & grownups) who helped with Ear Snacks: Season 1. Thank you for your...

Duration: 00:26:51

Extra: Streaming Concert Announcement

Andrew & Polly are excited to announce a streaming concert! Tune in on October 1 at 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST as they perform songs from their new record, talk to some special guests, and even give away some t-shirts. You can find us on Facebook: facebook.com/andrewandpolly

Duration: 00:03:22

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