Nice to Meet You

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On his private space station high above Earth, Professor Burkhead has begun conducting a ground-breaking social experiment. Each week, his “Unifier” pairs together two unlikely creatures and puts them in a room together where the two subjects (an accountant and a giant squid, one week; a porcupine and a ballerina the next, etc) talk, debate, get to know each other, and maybe learn something new about themselves in the process. For more great shows visit, GZMshows.com. read less

Our Editor's Take

Nice To Meet You asks an odd question for a podcast. What would happen if a chicken met a busboy? From his space capsule orbiting the planet, Professor Burkhead “beams up” two beings. One is an animal, the other a human. Through the magic of technology, the animal speaks and knows all about its own species. The human is of a given profession. For the next fifteen minutes, an animal and human chat, interact with a random object, and compare life experiences. Both return to Earth with deepened knowledge about each other and, ultimately, themselves.

The animal/profession combinations are always bizarre. A polar bear meets a motivational speaker. A dodo bird talks to a barista. A vulture and a journalist have a conversation. The guests all answer the same set of questions. They discuss what their average day is like and how others perceive them. Then Nice To Meet You podcast star Burkhead introduces an object, like a pumpkin or a tent, for them to discuss. Finally, it is time to say goodbye and both return to their natural habitat, having made a new friend.

Nice To Meet You is a Gen-Z Media production podcast for children. Their podcasts range from silly to scary, but the purpose is always the same. It is to educate through fun. Improv actor Jeremy Bent plays Professor Burkhead. Guest improv actors play the other characters. This gives the show a natural, unscripted feel: the conversation flows, but has a direction. Children who listen to the podcast will appreciate its consistency and predictable elements.

The podcast is an excellent choice for children who are starting to ask big questions about their world and how things fit together. It will also appeal to kids who love to learn animal facts.

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