Inaugural Group of Podcasts for Parents Announced by MommyCast and Friends Family Channel

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MommyCast and Friends Family Channel announces the inaugural shows joining the channel. The site features podcasts and Internet radio shows for parents that seek quality, family-friendly entertainment.

MommyCast and Friends Family Channel, the Internet destination for parents seeking a select group of quality, family-friendly podcasts, is pleased to announce the inaugural group of shows to join the channel. The shows have been selected for their quality and unique family-friendly content, making the channel a premiere site for parents seeking advice, information and connection.

The MommyCast and Friends Family Channel includes the following podcasts and programming:

MommyCast (
Dedicated to moms in every country who are holding the world together one child at a time. MommyCast is a weekly Internet radio show for and by women immersed in the fullness of motherhood and life. Validation, commiseration, laughs, information and useful advice await listeners at

Just One More Book (
Just One More Book is a thrice-weekly podcast which promotes and celebrates literacy and great children’s books. Each weekday morning, JOMB takes a few minutes out of their morning coffee ritual to discuss one of their many favourite children’s books. JOMB also features weekly interviews with authors, literacy related discussions and audio reviews submitted by our listeners. Through the JOMB podcast and its website, they are building a lively, interactive community linking children’s book authors, illustrators, readers (parents and children) and publishers.

Boutique Cafe (
Boutique Cafe is the world’s first boutique podcast for moms on the go. Weekly shows feature all things couture, highlighting topics of interest to fashion savvy moms around the world. Boutique Café’s goal: to give today’s woman a break from reality and – voila -- inspire her for when she returns. Each weekday Boutique Cafe presents the Daily Dish, featuring favorite discoveries for making life more pleasant. Whether it’s a new muse, shopping for a trendy outfit or accessory or even organizing the home, Boutique Cafe is here to help.

Chassy Cat’s Vidcast O’ TechnoGeekery (
A weekly vidcast full of helpful techno tips and tutorials for people who want to do wicked-cool things with technology, but are too impatient to weed through the jargon, completely unmotivated to look up the big words and too lazy to take a class. Because we’re busy, that’s why. The site is perfect for parents who want to stay one step ahead of their children in technology (or at least try).

RunawayDESIGN (
The online radio show that discusses design ideas and strategies, offers tips on personalizing your space, shares insider secrets, including home and garden features, showcases room makeovers, provides do-it-yourself help and interviews industry professionals.

The LD Podcast (
A free weekly podcast/Internet radio show about learning and learning disabilities. LD Podcast’s focus is on parenting children who are struggling in school, but parents will find many of the topics discussed applicable to any child. Listeners will hear a lot about how to emphasize a child’s strengths, while helping them find ways to minimize their deficits. Every child learns, but not all children learn the same way or at the same pace as others.

MommyCast Music (
Bringing music and families together, one song at a time. Paige and Gretchen of feature their choices for the best independent music -- current, exciting and safe to listen to with the entire family.

For more information on the group of podcasts for parents announced by the MommyCast and Friends Family Channel, please visit .

About MommyCast:
Started in March 2005, MommyCast® has been featured in the Hollywood Reporter, Washingtonian Magazine, BusinessWeek, Variety magazines and USA Today. Paige and Gretchen of MommyCast have also been interviewed by CNN, NBC, the BBC, Brandweek and the Wall Street Journal. MommyCast holds the distinction of being one of the first independent podcasts to land a major corporate sponsorship, which came via Dixie Paper Products Co., which continues to sponsor MommyCast to this day. They have also established themselves as a member of the Buena Vista Entertainment Press Corps and are sponsored by Disney Co., and the Walt Disney Studios for family fare DVD movie releases. MommyCast was the first podcast to do an enhanced podcast review of a movie, March of the Penguins, released by Warner Independent Pictures. MommyCast is proudly represented by The Endeavor Agency, Hollywood, California. MommyCast recently won the 2007 Webby, “Best Family & Parenting” site

MommyCast’s audience is experienced, confident, interesting women, who lead very busy lives and MommyCast wants to be there for all their various stages. MommyCast is reaching out to these women who are busily seeking all of life’s possibilities, and they are seeking this information from the site daily. And now, MommyCast is presenting to them a select group of family-friendly podcasts and shows to further enrich their lives.

About Podango
Founded in March 2006, Podango is an online video and audio network that enables publishers and companies to “get heard” by today’s hard-to-reach, niche audiences. Featuring such hits as The Apple Phone Show and Mommycast, Podango hosts over 1,000 video and audio episodic programs.

Podango lets podcasters host and manage their own podcasts or stations using the company’s hosting, syndication, audience measurement and Web site creation tools. The company also offers publishers an embeddable podcast player for use in Web sites. Hosting their programs at Podango for free, station owners earn income by sharing advertising revenue from the aggregate of Podango-hosted stations. Podango also owns and operates a state-of-the-art production studio in the Bay Area.

Contact: Gretchen Vogelzang, 703-476-0604

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