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:
If you know a kid who’d like to send in a joke, story, song, request, message or anything else, go for it! Email 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:

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 19th March, 2017

Catch It By The Tail - 12:00am Sunday 19th March, 2017
03:02pm Taj Mahal - Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Anymo')
RELEASE: Giant Step
03:03pm Whistling Jack Smith - I was Kaiser Bill's Batman
03:05pm Vulpeck - Animal Spirits
RELEASE: The Beautiful Game
03:09pm Mandy Miller - Nellie the Elephant
03:11pm Dog Trumpet - Once Too Often
RELEASE: Antisocial Tendencies
03:15pm Aesop's Fable - The Vain Jackdaw
RELEASE: Aesop's Fables
03:21pm The Topp Twins - There's a Hole in My Bucket
03:26pm Louis Jordan - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
RELEASE: 1947 Hits Archive
03:29pm Sesame St/Destiny's Child - A New Way to Walk
03:30pm Nancy Willard, read by Sarah Peirse - Blake Leads a Walk on the Milky Way
03:33pm Billy Collins - Wolf
RELEASE: Poetry Speaks to Children
03:34pm Edward Lear - The Jumblies
RELEASE: The Nonsense Verse of Carroll & Lear
03:38pm The Specials - A Message to You, Rudy
RELEASE: The Best of the Specials
03:41pm The Topp Twins - Untouchable Girls
RELEASE: Grass Highway
03:44pm Read by Sean Hayes - How Hlakanyana Outwitted the Monster
RELEASE: Nelson Mandela's Favourite African Folktales
03:50pm Sweet Honey in the Rock - Step by Step
RELEASE: Where have all the Flowers Gone? The Songs of Pete Seeger
03:53pm Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
RELEASE: The Best of Jimmy Cliff
03:54pm Greg Brown - Sailing Down MY Golden River
RELEASE: Where have all the flowers gone? The songs of Pete Seeger