December 7, 2020
Episode 88

Everyone Gets a Say with Jill Twiss

Our guest this week is Jill Twiss. Jill is a former writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, where she won Emmy and Peabody awards and wrote “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.” She’s the author of the new children’s book about voting called “Everyone Gets a Say.”

About Everyone Gets a Say:

Don’t miss this picture book about voting from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo and The Someone New.

Pudding the snail and his friends can’t seem to agree on anything. Whatever Jitterbug the chipmunk wants, Geezer the goose does not. Whatever Toast the butterfly wants, Duffles and Nudge the otters are absolutely against. And if somehow Toast and Duffles and Jitterbug and Nudge all agree on something, then Geezer is not having it.

So when Toast suggests they need a leader, the friends try to figure out the best way to pick someone to be in charge. Should that someone be the fastest? The fluffiest? The squishiest? Or can Pudding show his friends that there just might be a way where everyone gets a say?

In this follow-up to The Someone New, Jill Twiss and EG Keller cleverly underscore the importance of speaking up and using your voice.

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Intro
John Oliver: Marlon Bundo Children's Book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsiTCFA_E54&t=115s
Kids explain voting on election day - Milwaukee Journal sentinel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmK5jO7yigk
Virtual B&N Storytime: Jill Twiss reads EVERYONE GETS A SAY - barnes and noble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTZIW9V45f8&t=3s
Marlon Bundo John Oliver
John Oliver: Marlon Bundo Children's Book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsiTCFA_E54&t=115s
The Someone New
The Someone New – Picture Book Trailer, HarperKids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDMc5SjU-uE
The someone New Song
Say Hello Singalong | HarperKids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPC1PzuFILg
EG Kellar Artist
THE SOMEONE NEW | Behind the Art with EG Keller - Harper Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQLePFqo1-s
Clips from Everyone Gets a Say
Everyone Gets a Say | Storytime Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0zyNIgtuDA&t=2s

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle