So Money - Episode 291

Mike Lowe

Founder of Kidoodle TV

Today’s guest is Mike Lowe and parents to young children out there – you’re going to raise the volume UP on this podcast.

Mike is the founder of Kidoodle TV, a unique subscription video on-demand service for families which offers quality kid-friendly entertainment in a commercial free environment. Think Netflix for kids. Plus Kidoodle has key features such as parental control, time limits and parent analytics.  Great for kids given today’s “digital jungle” as Mike’s team calls it.  The company is committed to making a positive impact for families, which I’m all for.  Prior to founding the company, Mike has a background in journalism and new media.

Three takeaways from our time together:

  1. The future of children’s programming and the role Kidoodle hopes to play in that.
  2. The too-good-to-be-true investment that went down as his biggest financial failure.
  3. How does Mike manage screen time in his home? The American Academy of Pediatrics which discouraged all forms of screen time for toddlers under age 2 had now revised its suggested limits on screen time for kids saying quote: “in a world where ‘screen time’ is becoming simply ‘time’…our policies must evolve or become obsolete.’

For more information about Mike visit his website or follow him on Twitter @KidoodleTV.

One of my favorite quotes from our interview: “Understand that you’re gonna fail. But learn at each juncture & try to incorporate that & get smarter every time.” – Click to Tweet

November is all about giving back at So Money®! 

I’ve partnered with Joe Saul-Sehy, host of the Stacking Benjamins podcast to host a charity fundraiser/competition the entire month. He and I have each selected a personal charity and our goal is to raise tons of money with your help. 
The So Money® charity is THON, a dance marathon and the largest student-run philanthropy held at Pennsylvania State University (my alma mater!) that helps raise money and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. You can donate here.
The Stacking Benjamins charity is Texas 4000, a 4,000 mile bike ride that University of Texas students take to raise money for cancer research and cancer related causes. You can donate here.
The podcast that receives the MOST money for its charity will win the chance to write the introduction to the other person’s podcast in January (buhahah!) 
We’ll keep you updated throughout the month!


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