Catch It By The Tail

Sundays 3PM

Presented by Sally Zwartz and Soumia Bella

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Catch it by the tail is an hour of songs, stories and poems for young and old but in particular children aged 4 and up. It’s the only program on Eastside broadcast specifically for kids.
Catch it by the tail features classic and contemporary content and includes some things kids probably haven’t heard before. It also features content produced especially for the program: Australian authors reading their work, stories and poems read by actors and as much audio made with kids themselves as we can manage.
It doesn’t underestimate its audience and it isn’t selling anything, to kids or their parents. It’s screen-free! It’s perfect Sunday afternoon stuck-in-traffic or lazy-afternoon-at-home or general quiet time (and sometimes loud time) entertainment.
To find out what’s coming up on the program, keep in touch on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchitbythetaileastside/
If you know a kid who’d like to send in a joke, story, song, request, message or anything else, go for it! Email catchitbythetail@eastsidefm.org or leave a message on the Catch it by the tail facebook page.
Sally Zwartz is a writer, interviewer and audio content-maker with an MA in children’s literature. She’s passionate about reading, writing and music and has a long history of involvement in projects that encourage kids to develop that passion too. She believes every kid should have access to great stories, poems and music because they help them to be happy.

See more about what Sally gets up to here: talkaboutplace.com/

Soumia Bella has a background in screen and copywriting but has recently fallen in love with all things audio. A devourer of podcasts and stories, she is working on a website and audio series of her own about health and young people.

 

Recent Episodes

Catch It By The Tail - 03:00pm - Sunday 15th October, 2017

Catch It By The Tail - 03:00pm - Sunday 8th October, 2017

Catch It By The Tail - 03:00pm - Sunday 1st October, 2017

Playlist
Catch It By The Tail - 12:00am Sunday 1st October, 2017
Recorded by Fred van Gessel, Professional Wildlife Sounds - Laughing kookaburra, Dunn's Swamp, NSW
Walter Martin - It's a dream
RELEASE: We're all young together
Stranger Cole and Hortense Ellis - Mockingbird
RELEASE: Reggae for kids 1-3
Roger Miller - Engine engine # 9
RELEASE: King of the road
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't no mountain high enough
RELEASE: Marvin Gaye: Gold
Roger Miller - Whistle stop
RELEASE: Disney Classics
Written and illustrated by Graeme Base, read by Stig Wemyss - Mr grandma lives in Gooligulch
LABEL: Gecko Educational
Ray Charles - Hit the road Jack
RELEASE: Definitive Ray Charles
Sweet Honey in the Rock - Step by step
RELEASE: Where have all the flowers gone: the songs of Pete Seeger
Aesop (read by Brenda Blethyn) - The goose that laid the golden eggs
RELEASE: Aesop's Fables
Danny Kaye - There's a hole in the bottom of the sea
RELEASE: Danny Kaye's Greatest Hits
The Topp Twins - There's a hole in my bucket
RELEASE: There's a hole in my bucket [single]
Written and read by Sherryl Clark - The Grab Me
Margaret Mahy - Bubble Trouble
RELEASE: The word witch
Tops Orchestra with the Topper cast - Around the world on a bubble
RELEASE: It's kiddie time!
Aesop (read by Richard E Grant) - The goatherd and the wild goats
RELEASE: Aesop's Fables
Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway - You've got a friend
RELEASE: A Donny Hathaway Collection
Give a frog a phone - Hit the road Jack

Catch It By The Tail - 03:00pm - Sunday 24th September, 2017

Playlist
Catch It By The Tail - 12:00am Sunday 24th September, 2017
Renee Geyer - Thirteen o Clock
RELEASE: Underwatermelon Man and Other Unreasonable Rhymes
George Washingmachine - The Man With the Cast Iron Belly
RELEASE: Underwatermelon Man and Other Unreasonable Rhymes
John Clarke - The Hide and Seeky Bird
RELEASE: Underwatermelon man and Other Unreasonable Rhymes
Dog Trumpet - Two Blue Birds
RELEASE: Antisocial Tendencies
Spike Milligan (read by Simon Pegg) - Jumbo Jet
RELEASE: Simon Pegg - Fairytales: Poems and music for children
Meredith Costain (Written and read by artist) - Musical Harriet
Jean-Michel Defaye (Ronald Barron - trombone) - Danse Profane from Danses Pour Trombone Et Piano - II.
RELEASE: Le Trombone Francais
Pete Johnson - Mr. Drum Meets Mr. Piano
RELEASE: Roll 'Em Pete
Patrice Holloway - Those DJ Shows
OMC - How Bizarre
RELEASE: Number 1 Hits from the 90's
Kinderjazz - Little Red Riding Hood
RELEASE: Gazooba
Spike Jones & His City Slickers - Old McDonald Had A Farm
RELEASE: Childhood Songs 40 Nostalgic Recordings [Disc Two]
Kasey Chambers, Popp Bill and the Little Hillbillies - Old Man Down On the Farm
RELEASE: Kasey Chambers, Popp Bill and the Little Hillbillies
Oscar Wilde (Read by Basil Rathbone) - The Selfish Giant
RELEASE: Fairy Tales
Pete Seeger - The Foolish Frog
RELEASE: Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes: Little & Big
JJ Johnson & Kai Winding - Georgia On My Mind
Jenny Morris - The Girl With The Porcupine Coat
RELEASE: The Underwater Man and Other Unreasonable Rhymes

Catch It By The Tail - 03:00pm - Sunday 17th September, 2017

Playlist
Catch It By The Tail - 12:00am Sunday 17th September, 2017
Blackie - Blackie the purring cat
Fred van Gessel, Professional Wildlife Sounds - Superb lyrebirds
They might be giants - Birdhouse in your soul
RELEASE: Flood
They might be giants - Istanbul
RELEASE: Flood
Justine Clarke - Creatures of the rain and sun
RELEASE: Songs to make you smile
Gawurra - Dharpa Gurrayurru (Small dancing tree)
RELEASE: Rutja Yali yali
Dr Seuss (read by John Lithgow) - Yertle the turtle
RELEASE: The Cat in the hat and other Dr Seuss favorites
Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight - My journey to the sky
RELEASE: Rehearsing for heaven
Camille Saint Saens (Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra); poms by Ogden Nash (read by Noel Coward) - The carnival of the animals
Brook Benton - Don't think twice it's alright
RELEASE: How many roads: Black America sings Bob Dylan
Don Lusher Trombones - Nobody knows the trouble I see

Catch It By The Tail - 03:00pm - Sunday 10th September, 2017

Playlist
Catch It By The Tail - 12:00am Sunday 10th September, 2017
Betty Hall Jones - Buddy stay off of that wine
RELEASE: Theme time radio hour with your host Bob Dylan
Paul Chaplain and his Emeralds - Shortnin' bread
RELEASE: Theme time radio hour with your host Bob Dylan
Holly Throsby - Fish and Mice
RELEASE: See!
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians - Dry bones
RELEASE: Childhood songs - 40 nostalgic recordings
Justine Clarke - Dinosaur Roar
RELEASE: Songs to make you smile
The might be giants - Hot cha
RELEASE: Flood
Trad. (read by Tom Hobbs) - Senorita Cucurachita
Choir of the Anchiskhati Church, the Republic of Georgia - Mrvaldzanier
RELEASE: Faith - a message from the spirits
Pete Seeger - I know an old lady (who swallowed a fly)
RELEASE: Birds, bugs, beasts, bugs & fishes: Little & big
Charlie Rich - Tears a-go-go
RELEASE: Theme time radio hour with your host Bob Dylan
Arnold Lobel (read by Mark Linn Baker) - Owl at home: Tearwater tea
RELEASE: Arnold Lobel Audio Collection
Justine Clarke - Mrs Knife and Mr Fork
RELEASE: Songs to make you smile
Written and read by Meredith Costain - Best band
Festival Musicians - Gai Jatra
RELEASE: Faith - a message from the spirits
Written and read by Margaret Mahy - Hiccups
RELEASE: The word witch
Roald Dahl (read by Tom Conti) - The Pig
RELEASE: Fairy tales: Poems and music for children
Hillaire belloc (read by Sarah Peirse) - Jim who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion
Walter de la Mare (read by Sarah Peirse) - Tom's angel
Dan Zanes with Barbara Brousel - Mariposa Ole
RELEASE: Catch that train!
Edward Lear (read by Simon Pegg) - Silly old baboon
RELEASE: Fairy tales: Poems and music for children
Debussy (played by Martin Roscoe) - Children's corner L 113: VI - Golliwogg's cakewalk
RELEASE: Fairy tales: Poems and music for children