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The Playground Podcast

58 EpisodesProduced by Chris Byrne & Richard GottliebWebsite

Join Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy® and Richard Gottlieb, president Global Toy Experts on their new podcastTwo industry experts will tackle the topics of the toys, culture, toy history and talk with some of the leading people in the business of toys and children’s entertainment. Designed for anyone inter… read more


Catching Up with WIT: Janice Ross & Mary Kay Russell

(31 minutes)

We sit down with Janice Ross, president of Women in Toys (WIT) and executive director Mary Kay Russell for an insightful conversation about that organization, how it is actively developing and supporting women in the toy industry, and a variety of programs that are having worldwide importance in the age of Coronavirus. 

Janice and Mary Kay also talk with Chris and Richard about issues of race, diversity, and how the industry can transform to address a changing world. It's an exciting, frank, and heartfelt conversation you won't want to miss.

In The Endcap, Richard and Chris discuss the trend of resale and rental in the luxury good business and whether it may have relevance to the dynamic toy biz.

The Playground Podcast is sponsored in part by KidStuff Public Relations.

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