Power Kid Podcast
By Phil Albritton
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Toy industry veteran Phil Albritton interviews amazing people making amazing things for kids. Toys, games, books, media - we cover it all here in the only podcast dedicated to the modern children's entertainment industry.
||CleanInside Eolo Toys with the Director of Fun Alex Prieto||Alex Prieto has worked in the toy industry since his childhood - assembling kites and wind-ups on his fathers factory line! He is now the Director of Fun at Eolo Toys. Their great brands include Aqua Gear, Heli Flyerz, Sandtastic, and Funtrix among...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnimating for Kid's Brands - Interview with Pat Giles||Creating characters, drawing, animating - it’s all Pat Giles ever wanted to do. His laser focus on animation and character design has led him to create content for some of the best known brands and characters on the market. ...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaximum Buzz for your Brand - Interview with Deb De Sherbinin||Monopoly, Clue, Sorry, RISK, Boggle, Trivial Pursuit - what do these household brands have in common? Not only have they each brought thousands of hours of joy to families but they have also been guided and expanded by our guest today Deb De...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Direct to Consumer Marketing - Interview with Robert Yusim||The ultimate fate of Toys R Us in the balance and the previous model has dissolved. Direct to consumer strategies - pushing to Amazon, Walmart.com,Target.com, Jet.com & your own microsites - are now even more critically important. No...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToys R Us insight with Leila Nosrati||“If there is no Toys “R” Us, I don’t think there is a toy business.” Isaac Larian 14 year veteran Toys “R" Us buyer Leila Nosrati shares with us her inside experience working with Toys “R" Us and sheds light on the current...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToyup - Interview with Chandler Levine and Chris Oosthuisen||Chandler Levine and Chris Oosthuisen have a vision for the next generation of toys. Inspired by the future of learning and fueled by their technology background in Silicon Valley they are working on LINK, a tech toy that can teach language and...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIAmElemental - Interview with Julie Kerwin||Julie Kerwin has taken a leap of courage and creativity to compete in the 1.4B action figure market. Her unprecedented action figure line was fully funded on Kickstarter in 2 days. IAmElemental was named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 best...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaunching Squaredy Cats - Interview with Kurt Marquart & Elaine de la Mata||Never be squared to pursue your dreams! Husband and wife creative duo Kurt Marquart and Elaine de la Mata join me today to discuss the relaunch of their Squaredy Cats brand! Licensed to Gund in 2011 the plush line had a great run in both specialty and..||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode - NY Toy Fair 2018||I had a great time at New York Toy Fair 2018. While there I was able to catch up with old friends and interview new ones. I have several episodes in the works that are a result of introductions made at this years show - so stay tuned! This bonus...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Don Moffett - Inside toy safety||As #NYTF winds down I want to say how great it has been to meet many of our listeners face to face. Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement! Truly the best part about doing these interviews is meeting gracious and creative people that...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Paul Dixon - Inside the mind of a toy buyer & book creator||Buyers are some of my favorite people in the industry. They act as counselors, gatekeepers, risk-takers and partners. They have the difficult task of maximizing returns on their particular section or category. The better we understand this the more...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTerence Burke - Tracking trends with KidSay||If you haven’t jump on board yet I would encourage you to check out this valuable episode. How do trends travel? How can we stay on the cutting edge of what is new and what is next for kids? ...Why is it important to have cookies on hand if you are...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Kerry Jackson - Creating a brand to heal||One of the missions of the Power Kid Podcast is to promote and discuss important topics that affect the educational, physical and emotional development of the children we serve and develop product for. This week it is my honor to speak with Kerry...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Perry Kaye - How to invent and present||“Only in the toy industry can you get instant and honest feedback” Join me today as I speak with Perry Kaye of Perri Teri Toys. Perry is an award winning toy inventor and holds over 50 patents. He was chosen by Daymond John to be the winner of the..||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Matt Knott - Digital and traditional game development||At age 14 Matt Knott took an aptitude and career test in school - his top result: Toy maker! While at Hasbro Matt produced digital interactive media and games to help grow their excellent brands. Recently he and his business partner created and...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Dave Yearick - Inventing what your customer needs.||What do you get when you cross the need to make the game of catch more fun with an Australian marsupial? Find out in this valuable conversation with Dave Yearick - inventor of Wordy Word, Djubi, and co-inventor of the hit game TriBond (3 million...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Louise White - Inventing to make lives better||Welcome to the New Year! We are kicking off 2018 with a month of in depth discussions with fellow toy and game inventors! We start off the New Year right with the wonderful Louise White. She has been an industrial designer of toys for 18 years. She...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower Kid Christmas edition with the Glow Girls - Amazing kid voiceover talent!||Cassie and Sabrina Glow bring their amazing voice talents to the Power Kid Podcast for this special Christmas edition! These awesome girls have worked with Disney, Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Sprout and many many more!...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Jon Capriola - Learn about balancing play and the business of play||Many outside the toy industry do not realize the hard business realities that come with getting a toy to market. Join me this week as Jon Capriola and I discuss balancing "play" with the "business of play". Jon is an extreme innovator who has...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Jenn Choi - Learn how to play again||Have we forgotten how to play? Join Jenn Choi and I as we discuss how to engage in play with our kids and get the most out of the toys we give this holiday season. Jenn is a regular contributor at Forbes, Quartz and ADDitude Magazine and has many...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Steve Starobinsky - Learn about retail trends||We are a trend and fashion driven industry. Steve Starobinsky and the team at Diverse Marketing have a long history of tracking trends and working with the best brands in toy and gift. Tune in as Steve and I discuss how trends develop in mass and...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Kim Vandenbroucke - Learn from a successful game inventor||Her mother taught her probability by playing Yahtzee! This week you are invited to sit down at the game table with my excellent guest Kim Vandenbroucke and I as we discuss game design, pitching concepts and the rise in traditional game popularity. If...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Steve Reece - Learn about recent events in the toy industry||This week I speak to Steve Reece. Steve owns and operates the toy industry consultancy KidsBrandInsight.com. He is a wealth of knowledge from brand positioning to play testing to manufacturing. We discuss his work in the industry and the...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Gregg Witt - Learn about youth culture||In this important show youth culture specialist Gregg Whitt stops by to discuss the challenges of capturing the attention of tweens, teens and young adults. He has spent his career studying this segment and helping brands to engage with them. How...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Lynn Rosenblum - Learn from a toy industry educator||This week we welcome Lynn Rosenblum to the mic. Lynn is a 30 year veteran of the toy industry and is a recognized marketing and trend expert. She is an educator at the Otis College of Art and Design and is regularly called on to be an expert legal...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Emile Kalis - Learn about game creation!||Today we welcome Emile Kalis to the show. Emile is the General Manager of award winning game manufacturer Identity Games. We go in depth about the creation and marketing of some of their great games including Escape Room, Who's the Dude and Mouthguard..||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with David Fitzgibbons - Learn what you need to succeed in the toy industry!||The owner of Toyrecruiter.com, David Fitzgibbons, stops by today and gives us powerful information about what you need to make it in the modern toy industry. He has spent his career placing top talent with great toy companies. Design, marketing,...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Ashley Mady - Learn about branding and Kickstarter!||This week I interview Ashley Mady. Ashley is the owner of the brand creation and licensing agency Brandberry. She also serves as the President of Women In Toys, Licensing & Entertainment, a global non-profit. Listen in as she shares her amazing...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Ryan Stewart - Learn about persistence in inventing||Ryan Stewart is a serial entrepreneur and inventor of Artsplash. Artsplash was the winner of ABC's The Toy Box and was immediately released to the market after the show finale. Listen in to hear Ryan tell where the idea came from and how his...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Stephen Key||Learn about inventing and licensing||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Amanda Gummer||Learn about the importance of toys.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower Kid Podcast||Episode 0 - Introduction||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great listen on "the business of play"
Love the energy and enthusiasm Phil has for design in toy industry. Through Power Kid he's doing a great job sharing his passion and serving up informative content. So fun!
Happy to find this. Looking forward to lots of great podcasts from Power Kid/Phil.
Inspirational and informative!
Power Kid podcast is well done. You can learn many things about toys, how they are designed, and the innovation behind the coolest toys out there. The interviews are well put together and should make people out there want to create more, make something great for kids, to help them be the powerful little people who can grow up and do many great things later in life. This will spark the imagination of others and there is always room to grow in this market. Sweet podcast, thanks Phil!