Finding Fred

1: A Genius of Empathy

35:35 | Oct 22nd, 2019

8 recommendations

On bad days and bathtubs. On assassination and puppetry. On the mad that you feel.


ancala recommended:Dec 30th, 2020

I thought this episode was:

πŸ’ͺ Inspirational

aliceko recommended:Jan 4th, 2020

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to listen to this (I was a bit put off by the cover art, it looked scary). The resurgence of Mr. Rogers is what all of society needs right now during troubling political, economic, and societal times. Imagine if children, young people and adults were exposed to ...Show More

susanle recommended:Nov 18th, 2019

There really is a reason for the recent Mr. Rogers nostalgia. This episode was a great reminder of the revolutionary work that he has put out for children and adults alike and how we approach difficult converstions and feelings with the children and people around us.

alicekoNov 19th, 2019

@susanle this sounds like a great podcast to listen to before bed!

alicekoJan 4th, 2020

@susanle Omg I finally listened. SO GOOD. 😭

kyotea recommended:Nov 14th, 2019

In this day and age, we need Fred Rogers more than ever. Won't you be my neighbor?

mm recommended:Nov 13th, 2019

This was such a moving episode, nothing childlike at all, but a nostalgic look at Fred Rogers and his impact on a whole generation. Loved hearing how Mr. Rogers used his empathetic and comforting abilities to be able to comfort 4 year old kids after the JFK assassination, because their parents proba...Show More

adam_p recommended:Nov 7th, 2019

I am so glad that popular mainstream culture has discovered the empathetic genius of Fred Rogers. I'm relishing hearing the stories of how others, like me, have come to find comfort in his work from childhood to adulthood.

cesarm recommended:Oct 25th, 2019

β€œWon’t You Be My Neighbor?” was one of the most powerful documentaries of last year.. This 10 part miniseries following Fred Rogers lessons on empathy is so welcomed in these polarizing times.

alicekoJan 4th, 2020

@cesarm This is such a great series!!!