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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this podcast.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the paid version of HiLL-LaRRy-uS!, which is available through the Pinna app or as part of a subscription to the Boredom Busters bundle on Apple Podcasts, provides a year's worth of daily one-minute episodes. Other platforms like Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher offer 20 free episodes with an ad for the Pinna app. Fictional hosts Hillary and Larry are energetic and positive. They tell a couple jokes, chat, laugh, and say goodbye in under two minutes. Jokes often align with the date's relevant holiday like April Fools Day or Halloween, or a lesser-known holiday like Old Rock Day or National Compliment Day. Jokes are mostly harmless, with some making reference to popular characters like Spiderman or Darth Vader, some mentioning monsters like witches or bigfoot, and others dabbling in potty humor about burps, butts, or poop.
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What’s It About?
HILL-LARRY-US! provides one minute of silly humor every day. Fictional hosts Hillary and Larry chat playfully, sometimes about the day's known or obscure holiday, like Cow Appreciation Day, Amelia Earhart Day, National Janitors Day, or Tell a Fairy Tale Day. They greet one another, tell one or two jokes, laugh about them, and wrap up the day's episode in under two minutes.
Is It Any Good?
For a child who already loves jokes, this might be a fun daily listen. The humor in HiLL-LaRRy-uS! is never mean or offensive. The hosts do a great job keeping it silly, positive, and friendly. Some of the humor might be over younger kids' heads, and the episode titles will usually let you know whether popular characters, monsters, or potty humor might be in store. About half of the episodes are date-specific, so if you want to spark curiosity about the featured holidays, you'll need to pay for the ad-free bundle or Pinna app subscription and follow along day by day.
You might use this brief daily goofiness to smooth over a rough transition during the day, but don't expect it to spark any meaningful conversation. If you have more than two minutes of listening time, you may want to pick something more educational or thought-provoking.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about whether the HiLL-LaRRy-uS! joke of the day is one they will retell or not. What would be a good situation and audience for retelling this joke?
Did this HiLL-LaRRy-uS! episode relate to a national or world holiday? What else do you want to learn about this holiday, and how might you celebrate it?
Research what people around the world might celebrate today, and make your own joke about it.
Do you think today's joke was funny? Creative? Kind? Why or why not?
What are your favorite jokes to tell, and how do they make people feel?
- Release date: April 1, 2019
- Genre: Comedy
- Average Run Time: 1 minutes
- Website: https://pinna.fm/
- Host: N/A
- Publisher: Pinna
- Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid (Sample collection available free on some platforms. All episodes available with purchase of Pinna app, which includes ad-free access to music, podcasts and audiobooks for $7.99/month or $71.88/year, or with subscription to Boredom Busters through Apple Podcasts, which gives access to 13 Pinna shows updated daily for $3.99/month or $39.99/year.)
- Topics: Holidays
- Last updated: February 7, 2023
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