Purple Tales Podcast
Summary: About Purple Tales Podcast The PURPLE TALES PODCAST celebrates the spirit of Barney as told through the talented people who created, produced and worked on all aspects of the cultural phenomena we know as America’s favorite purple dinosaur. The life lessons Barney has taught children since 1988 are recalled by the people who knew Barney best. Their stories and anecdotes provide a weekly reminder that the simplest of lessons can have a meaningful impact that lasts a lifetime. Your PURPLE TALES host is Carey Stinson ... to share their stories and anecdotes.Multi-media reporter and personality Nancy Jay defines her role with a quote from Irish actor Colin Mochrie: We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out. About Carey Stinson For more than thirty years, Carey Stinson has been in front of and behind the camera, first as Barney the Dinosaur on stage and screen, and now as an award-winning photographer. As Barney, Carey counts 1,500+ on-stage performances worldwide and more than 150 television and video appearances, including performances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Carey's Barney is responsible for bringing joy to tens of thousands of children and their parents through hospital visits and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Today Carey's role is that of a professional photographer, drawn to the profession by the desire to capture meaning and beauty in everyday moments. He creates inspiration by focusing his lens on what we often overlook or take for granted. His fine art images serve as reminders that each of us is unique and surrounded by a life worthy of celebration and gratitude. About Nancy Jay PURPLE TALES co-host Nancy Jay has a global presence, seen and heard worldwide on U.S. Military bases as broadcast by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service television and radio networks. As a movie critic, Nancy has interviewed everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama to Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood to Robert Redford, Hugh Jackman to Sterling K. Brown. She has moderated press conferences for Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, and directors Christopher Nolan and Peter Jackson, among so many others. While living in New York, Nancy was a researcher for The New York Times editorial board. She remembers covering the Barney phenomena as a television reporter in Dallas. Perfectly typecast, Nancy played a television news anchor on an episode of MONK on the USA Network. And if you listen carefully, perhaps you’ll recognize her voice in all the Albertsons commercials with actress Patricia Heaton.
Remember Barney's national tours? Carey Stinson and Courtney Cook Chevera reminisce about life on the road during the 1996 national tour for Barney's Big Surprise. Courtney's mom/chaperone joins the conversation to answer Nancy Jay's questions about living on a tour bus for a year. If you're happy and you know it, don't miss this Purple Tales Podcast!
Host Carey “Barney” Stinson can’t resist doing the Dino Dance when Barney Musical Director Joe Phillips starts singing for a "notable" stroll down memory lane. Upon learning that Joe was also the sound designer for feature films while writing for Barney, co-host Nancy Jay just has to ask: Who’s more difficult to work with… Barney or Mel Gibson?
Hang out with the guys inside the suits! Your PURPLE TALES host Carey “Barney” Stinson brings in his pal Jeff “Baby Bop” Ayers to reminiscence about their magical Barney days on the road and off - from a run-away elephant to a wedding proposal atop the Empire State Building. Amid the laughs and tears, co-host Nancy Jay gets to the bottom of how and why PURPLE TALES came to be. About Jeff Ayers Jeff Ayers' path to Baby Bop began on a football field in Greenville, Texas, where he spent his senior year in a lion's costume. Making it a calling, Jeff received a mascot scholarship at a junior college, where he was twice named one of the top five mascots in the nation, and went on to receive another mascot scholarship at Lamar University in Beaumont. After graduation, Jeff lived out his dream as a professional mascot for the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks. But Jeff is most proud of his years as part of the Barney Family and making kids happy.