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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was not a simple show. And Fred Rogers was not a simple man. He was radical. Spiritual. Revolutionary. Maybe even subversive. Bestselling author and cultural critic Carvell Wallace hosts this 10-part series about the life, thinking and work of Fred Rogers, and asks what the cardigan wearing host of a decades-old children's show can tell us about how to get by in today's chaotic world. Produced in partnership with Transmitter Media.
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Coming Soon: Finding Fred

Coming Soon: Finding Fred

2019-10-1502:3810

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1: A Genius of Empathy

1: A Genius of Empathy

2019-10-2235:4170

On bad days and bathtubs. On assassination and puppetry. On the mad that you feel.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
2: Feed the Fish

2: Feed the Fish

2019-10-2933:5124

On kiddie pools and racism. On sharing a towel with Officer Clemmons. On how to say, and not to say, I love you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
3: Break, Don't Bend

3: Break, Don't Bend

2019-11-0538:2829

On not talking about it. On jocks. On talking about it. On religion. On feeling feelings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
4: Beth

4: Beth

2019-11-1228:5821

On phone calls with King Friday. On commencement speeches. On where to find answers.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
5: Invisible to the Eye

5: Invisible to the Eye

2019-11-1933:0714

On playing to the peanut gallery. On make believe. On what is essential, and where to find it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
6: Kamau

6: Kamau

2019-11-2627:4012

On making TV that matters. On being vulnerable on screen. On doing the actual work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On failure. On trying again. On doing enough. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
8: Christof

8: Christof

2019-12-1027:339

On growing up in the USSR. On loneliness and magic. On seeing and being seen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
9: Help the Helpers

9: Help the Helpers

2019-12-1736:0212

On being your best self. On the least of these. On the virtues of a cup of tea. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10: I Like You As You Are

10: I Like You As You Are

2019-12-2445:0118

On roller skating. On neighbor-hood. On love. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Comments (88)

J J

I was disbelieving of the comments referring to racial motivations. surely a podcast about Mr. Rodgers supercedes racism? He was against that.... mr. Rogers introduced me to people of color and I loved and accepted him just like he showed me, as true for my life. Then there was a comment/joke made that Mister Rogers is an "acceptable white person" implying that most white people aren't okay? it was a commentary that went on for a few minutes and was apparently funny to The host, while I was severely hurt and offended. That sounds like Reverse Racism to me. Taking a stance to say- "most white people are not okay but Mister Rogers is okay" - saying that like it's funny perpetuates racism among black people. Shame on you for using racismwhere it did not apply. Mr. Rogers always made an effort to be in inclusive!!?? I get the implication that you think that most white people are not good and worthy and mean well ....and that is racist thought process. racism goes multiple directions. Otherwise I enjoyed the podcast, but that commentary is both archaic, and racist, but really just ruins the whole point for me. Mr. Rogers would be disappointed in your obvious stereotyping. Black people can perpetuate racism too, most often by generally villanizing all white people. That narrow view was so untrue and narrow, and frankly ruined a great podcast.

Jul 5th
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Robin Boland

I loved every minute of this. I loved the input of the guests and hosts. I found it thought provoking. Those who don't appreciate the perspective of the creators were not listening. Thank you for this be series.

Jun 15th
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Jocelyn Kirby

this is amazing

Apr 1st
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BaffleGab0licious

"Don't worry it has a happy ending" 😂😂😂 oh wow Beth is so funny!!

Feb 17th
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BaffleGab0licious

Is something missing at 19:12 or am I just misunderstanding the conversation?

Feb 12th
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Jenna Alison James

empathy is difficult because people don't have empathy for themselves

Feb 10th
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Dylan Scillia

I absolutely love this podcast, although for me it hasn't been the light listening I usually prefer. Some of the episodes left my quite emotional as I connected stories told by both the narrator and by Fred to my own life. I find it really sad to see so many hateful comments on this show. It's the people who are running away from this that really need to hear this, and to watch Mr. Rodgers. I'm not a religious person, nor am I usually one to display public emotions, but Fred (and this narrator) have a message I think it's important for all of humanity to hear. And if you think that teaching love and compassion is "leftist propaganda," I both feel incredibly sorry for the lack of love you've felt in your life and encourage you to take a long look at the values being preached by whatever political flag you wave.

Jan 23rd
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Peter the Great

I listened to this entire series. I loved it. thought provoking and very compassionate. I very likely don't agree politically with the host and some of his guests, but that doeany matter. What they say matters and this is well worth your time! the only thing I don't like about is that it is only 10 episodes long.

Jan 15th
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Brett Bittner

I truly enjoyed and appreciated this series. I find it ironic to read other comments completely disregarding the message of Mr. Rogers in an attempt to politicize his message. He was about kindness and love, the polar opposite of the tribalism and vitriol of modern political "discussion."

Jan 10th
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Katie P

so thankful for this show! well done in so many ways 💓

Dec 31st
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Ivan Terrero

As always, his message has been misunderstood because it is rooted in Jesus Christ's teachings in the Bible

Dec 29th
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Ivan Terrero

please name a politician who hasn't lied.............

Dec 29th
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Jennifer R Miller-Laprees

I stayed up all night last night listening to every last episode. Fred Rogers is a humble juggernaut of goodness and justice and mercy. It was honestly baffling to read the first 4-5 commen about the big feelings being felt by folks squawking about the "Left." How did we listen to the same podcast?

Dec 29th
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Chloe Watson

OK my eyes are sweating....this is a touching episode!

Dec 24th
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Dave Moorman

Sad how we are caught between Fear and Desire, and cannot understand being liked for who we are.

Dec 18th
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Camilo r corrales

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dec 18th
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Cheryl Hulseapple

Watch the movie for how Mr. Rogers approached presidents he didn't like, which was all of them. This misses the mark.

Dec 15th
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Sara Rose Borneleit

Love this show.

Dec 10th
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ken carpenter

Seems like this story is basically racially motivated again dividing races, he talks about the kids in the pool getting arrested, be real, it’s a private pool, anyone would have been arrested regardless of skin color regardless if in 1964 or today. He talks about white racists marching, but he neglects to mention the hatred pushed by antifa or the marches blocking white people from crossing the bridge on the Berkeley campus

Dec 9th
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Donna R. Hecht

Why would you start a show about Mr. Rogers with a bunch of hateful insults? I'm done.

Dec 8th
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