Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast
Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tom Junod

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tom Junod

November 18, 2019

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tom Junod

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This week we are pleased to bring you a bonus episode in cooperation with Sony Pictures and the new movie "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood".

This week in the neighborhood we are joined by award winning journalist, and Senior Writer at ESPN, Tom Junod.

Tom has written a number of memorable pieces over the years but he is perhaps best known for a profile article he wrote on Fred Rogers for Esquire in 1998 titled, "Can You Say. . . Hero?". That Esquire article serves as the framework of the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in which Tom Hanks portrays Fred Rogers, and Matthew Rhys portrays Lloyd Vogel, a character loosely based on Junod.

The movie opens in theaters everywhere this November.

Special Thanks to Tom Junod and Sony Pictures for helping us bring this wonderful conversation to you this week.

"The first day I met Fred I left my pen in his apartment in NYC. The next morning I found this on his table. I've never opened it."  Tom Junod, telling of an artifact he's kept from his first interview with Mister Rogers for an Esquire profile he wrote in 1998.

 "The first day I met Fred I left my pen in his apartment in NYC. The next morning I found this on his table. I've never opened it."
-Tom Junod, telling of an artifact he's kept from his first interview with Mister Rogers for an Esquire profile he wrote in 1998. 

 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie Tie-In): Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers

Buy Tom's New Book: A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod and all other Music by Bejamin Tossot at www.Bensound.com.

Special Thanks to my guest neighbor David Dault.

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

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Bonus: Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories Feat. Jon Secada, Lee Greenwood, Jaci Velasquez, Tom Bergeron, and Dennis Scott

Bonus: Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories Feat. Jon Secada, Lee Greenwood, Jaci Velasquez, Tom Bergeron, and Dennis Scott

November 11, 2019

Bonus Episode:

Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories

Featuring

  • Jon Secada
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Tom Bergeron
  • Dennis Scott
  • Hosted by Rick Lee James

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Visit the Web Site: ThankYouMisterRogers.com

  • Find out about all the artists involved.
  • Share Your Mister Rogers Memories
  • Watch Exclusive Videos
  • Become A Part of  Making Mister Rogers Month Happen In Your State.

All this and more at https://thankyoumisterrogers.com/

 

Special Thanks to my guests: Dennis Scott, Jon Secada, Tom Bergeron, Jaci Velasquez, and Lee Greenwood.

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James.

My personal Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

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Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us.

 

Bonus Episode: Newsweek Fred Rogers Special

Bonus Episode: Newsweek Fred Rogers Special

November 5, 2019

Fred Rogers, known to generations of children as Mister Rogers, built a legacy of compassion and empathy through his decades of children's programming. In a new Special Edition Issue, Newsweek takes us beyond the neighborhood to discover not only Mister Rogers' impact on the lives of millions of children, but also the continuing traditions instilling his philosophies of care to today's generation. This Newsweek Special Edition also gives an inside look into the new film tribute, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, featuring Tom Hanks as everyone's favorite neighbor.

Tim Baker is editor of this Special Fred Rogers Edition of Newsweek and he’s here today to offer us a behind the scenes look at this magazine which releases on November 5th, 2019.

Newsweek Mister Rogers Special Edition Cover

 

Music featured on podcast was Nouvelle Noel by Kevin MacLeod 

Special Thanks to my guest Tim Baker and Newsweek

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James. My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

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Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us.

Episode Nine: The Love of Fred Rogers

Episode Nine: The Love of Fred Rogers

November 4, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Nine: Love

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“Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships. Love or the lack of it.”

-Fred Rogers

 

Like to read? This is a book used in the making of today's podcast: 

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Buy The Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802876552/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0802876552&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=e203674240b93160164ce8baaffa5d43

 

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Episode Eight: The Self-Control of Fred Rogers

Episode Eight: The Self-Control of Fred Rogers

October 21, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Eight: The Self-Control of Fred Rogers

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In 1968 Fred Rogers wrote a song that asks some important questions:

 

"What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong...
And nothing you do seems very right?

What do you do? Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound some clay or some dough?
Do you round up friends for a game of tag?
Or see how fast you go?

It's great to be able to stop
When you've planned a thing that's wrong,
And be able to do something else instead
And think this song:

I can stop when I want to
Can stop when I wish
I can stop, stop, stop any time.
And what a good feeling to feel like this
And know that the feeling is really mine.
Know that there's something deep inside
That helps us become what we can.
For a girl can be someday a woman
And a boy can be someday a man."

-Fred Rogers

 

Like to read? This is a book used in the making of today's podcast 

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Wonderful Wisdom from Everyone's Favorite Neighbor

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Buy It Here

 

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Episode Seven: The Gentleness of Fred Rogers

Episode Seven: The Gentleness of Fred Rogers

October 7, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Seven: The Gentleness of Fred Rogers

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"Most of us, I believe, admire strength. It's something we tend to respect in others, desire for ourselves, and wish for our children. Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength and other words--like aggression and even violence. Real strength is neither male nor female; but is, quite simply, one of the finest characteristics that any human being can possess."

-Fred Rogers

From The World According to Mister Rogers

 

Like to read? These are some of the books used in the making of today's podcast 

"The World According To Mister Rogers" – written by Fred Rogers.

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Buy It Here

 

"Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms" – written by Rick Lee James.

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Buy It Here

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Episode Six: The Faithfulness of Fred Rogers

Episode Six: The Faithfulness of Fred Rogers

September 29, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Six: The Faithfulness of Fred Rogers

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“You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are. ” 

-Fred Rogers

To read more about Mister Rogers, pick up a copy of the book "I'm Proud of You" – written by Tim Madigan.

 

Buy The Book:

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Buy The Book

 The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King

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Episode Five: The Goodness of Fred Rogers

Episode Five: The Goodness of Fred Rogers

September 25, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Five: The Goodness of Fred Rogers

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This week in the neighborhood, our subject is Goodness.

“In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of -- moments when we human beings can say "I love you," "I'm proud of you," "I forgive you," "I'm grateful for you." That's what eternity is made of: invisible imperishable good stuff.” 

-Fred Rogers

To read more about Mister Rogers, pick up a copy of the book "I'm Proud of You" – written by Tim Madigan.

 

Buy The Book:

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Buy The Book

 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod and all other Music by Bejamin Tossot at www.Bensound.com.

Special Thanks to my guest neighbor David Dault.

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

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Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us. 

Episode Four: The Patience of Fred Rogers

Episode Four: The Patience of Fred Rogers

August 26, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Four: The Patience of Fred Rogers

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This week in the neighborhood, our subject is Patience.

"Mutually caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain."

-Fred Rogers

To read more about Mister Rogers’s practice of patience cultivated from silence, pick up a copy of the book The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers – written by Amy Hollingsworth.

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Buy The Book:

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Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod and all other Music by Bejamin Tossot at www.Bensound.com.

Special Thanks to my guest neighbor David Dault.

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

RLJ_Logo_180_x_120.jpg

Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us. 

Episode Three: The Peace of Fred Rogers

Episode Three: The Peace of Fred Rogers

August 12, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Three: The Peace of Fred Rogers

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This week in the neighborhood, our subject is Peace.

If Fred Rogers was anything, he was a man of peace. One of my favorite Fred Rogers quotes is, “Peace is far more than the absence of war.” This is true, but I also think that Fred would be the first to remind us as well that Peace is also the absence of war too.

To read more about Mister Rogers’s Peaceful Worldview, pick up a copy of this book which was used heavily in the writing of this episode:

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Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering The Countercultural Mister Rogers – written by Michael Long

Buy The Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0664260470/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0664260470&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=2b28f7b551fc9e6540b13be63af7273f

 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod and all other Music by Bejamin Tossot at www.Bensound.com.

Special Thanks to my guest neighbor David Dault.

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

RLJ_Logo_180_x_120.jpg

Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us.