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A Children’s Episode
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A Children’s Episode

This is our special Children’s Episode. It was written and produced for young listeners and was inspired by a movie that Tim recently saw. It is not designed to entertain, though it may. It is not designed to educate, though it will. It is designed to make the listener think, to question and to want to know more. As you listen, please know I can’t know what you like or don’t like, or more importantly, what your kids like or don’t like, unless you tell me. Please use the contact form on this site. That will help me plan future episodes. https://traffic.libsyn.com/forcedn/shapingopinion/Childrens_Episode_Pilot_auphonic.mp3 We’re doing something different today. Really different. So different that from what I can tell, there aren’t any other podcasts out there doing this at all. So, let’s call this an experiment, and I really need you to do a couple of things to see if this something worth doing again…or not. First, a little background. Not too long ago, I watched a movie called, “All the Light We Cannot See.” It’s a movie based on a fictional novel of the same name. It’s set in occupied France during World War II, but the story itself centers on human connections. A blind girl, a German boy, a French resistance fighter, and this voice over the radio the kids only know as, “The Professor.” When I watched the movie, I was captivated by the simplicity and the power of those connections. And it was all because of stories and information read over the radio to listeners that the reader could not see or even know were listening. The professor in the movie was actor Hugh Laurie. His Shakespearian delivery would put me to shame, so trust me, I’m not trying anything close to that here. But still, I thought it worth a shot to come up with my own variation of this, inspired by that story. So, I created this episode for your kids, or someone’s child you may know. All I ask is that you listen first, and if you like what you hear, share it with a child. And then let me know how it went. I mean that. If it is indeed something kids may like, I won’t know unless you tell me. Just log onto the contact form at ShapingOpinion.com to let me know. Or, send an email to Tim@ShapingOpinion.com. Thank you for listening to the Shaping Opinion Podcast.  You’re our podcast family and the reason we do this. Links All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (Amazon) All the Light We Cannot See (Movie), (Netflix) Aristotle (History Channel) Geography – The North Pole (National Geographic) Art – Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" (Norman Rockwell Museum) Story – The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams Bianco (UPenn Digital Library) Science – Why does a ball bounce? (Highlights for Kids) Our Poem "Thinking" By Walter D. Wintle If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win but you think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost, For out in the world we find, Success begins with a fellow’s will; It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you’re outclassed, you are; You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself, before you can ever win a prize. Life’s battle don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But soon or late, the man who wins is the one who thinks he can. Irish Blessing May love and laughter light your days, And warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, Wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world With joy that long endures. May all life’s passing seasons, Bring the best to you and yours! Listener Note I need for feedback on this. Please get in touch with me. I need to know if you liked this or if you didn’t. I’d like to know what you liked and what you did not like. That will help me plan future episodes for you if you want. All they have to do is contact me on our website, called,

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The Shaping Opinion podcast helps you see through the spin. It reveals things you may not know, and it exposes other things some may want to keep hidden. Its focus is on how your thoughts and attitudes are influenced to create change in the culture, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.
Host Tim O’Brien – author, senior media advisor and veteran damage control expert – empowers you with a fresh perspective. He comfortably takes you inside trending issues, stories and to the people who unravel it all through deep-dive conversations. After decades in handling high stakes and complex crisis management situations, Tim probes to uncover what’s real and what matters, and what will shape the future. Watch or listen every Monday wherever you get your podcasts.