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Ep 29 - Bluey: Realistic Kids, Idealized Parents

Join us as we dive into Bluey, the super popular children's television show from Australia. Bluey superfan Cassandra Hedelius explains why she loves this show's realistic portrayal of the special brand of humor that comes with raising kids. And BYU-Idaho education professor Ben Pacini tells us how he uses the show to teach his students about educational psychology. We talk about the positive and negative aspects of the educational and parenting philosophies inherent in the show. Finally, we ask the question everyone is asking: does Bandit make us all look like bad parents?

Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 4.5 apricots

Best Books:

Carl - Star Trek: Prodigy (Paramount+); Phineas and Ferb (Disney+)

Liz - Carmen Sandiego (Netflix); Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix)

Ben - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom; Gravity Falls (Disney+)

Cassandra - Wild Kratts (PBS); Arthur (Amazon Prime)

Public Square Media Shout-out:

Family Bro Evening: LDS Social Media Part 1


Calvin and Hobbes

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Big Sister, Little Sister by Charlotte Zolotow

5 Things Every Dad Can Learn from from Bluey’s Bandit Heeler

Cribsheet by Emily Oster

Episodes of Bluey Discussed on the Podcast


Keepy Uppy

Baby Race

Dance Mode

Pass the Parcel


Yoga Ball


Fancy Restaurant


Find Us:

Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney

Liz -

Ben - Twitter: @benjaminpacini; Radical Civility

Cassandra -

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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