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Episode 66 – Kermit, Scratch and Python

Episode 66 – Kermit, Scratch and Python

Welcome to this week's episode of Parental Geekery, where John appears to be channelling Kermit the Frog.

Ruth recommends a new podcast she's discovered, called Real Crime Profiles. Hosted by retired FBI behavioural analyst Jim Clemente, this podcast is a discussion of behavioural analysis techniques as applied to real crimes, and has started off tacking the Steven Avery cases as highlighted in the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer"

John has taken delivery of his Flotilla set from pimoroni. This is a neat little set of components that can be easily connected together and programmed via a Raspberry Pi. We compare the set to our Little Bits set.

Apparently John's blog posts are like buses. You wait for ages for one to come along, and then three come along all together. You can read John's blogs about teaching kids to code over at

John talks about his first forays into teaching his Code Club kids Python, and explains the differences between that and Scratch.