Podkinz Ep. 18: Let’s Build…Webkinz!





Hosted by Gennelle Webkinz, this podcast is about all things Webkinz! Each episode has a theme and we chat about everything – favorite pets, awesome items, current and upcoming Webkinz events, and more! For fans who want an inside look at Webkinz World, we also feature interviews with Ganz staffers and put a spotlight on different areas in Webkinz.


Most importantly, though, Podkinz is all about YOU. Tell us what you’d like us to talk about in the podcast! There are so many ways to get in touch with us to send us your comments, suggestions and questions:


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Eric AW joins Gennelle as a special co-host and we talk about what it takes to build something — anything — from an idea to reality! 


What’s In Our KinzPost?: Wow, we’ve got some talented listeners who’ve got great stories for us about building things from scratch!


Meet a Ganz-er: We talk to Otto, Lead Web Developer here at Ganz, about what a game developer does and how they help to build Webkinz every day.


What’s Next: Our upcoming episode is all about …. da da daaaaaaa … SCHOOL?! Yes, we’re chatting about all the fun stuff coming to Webkinz for back-to-school!


Here’s Blair Webkinz’s sweet backyard pool project that we talked about in the episode!





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90 Responses to Podkinz Ep. 18: Let’s Build…Webkinz!

  1. playnowpuppy says:

    Dear Podkinz, I’m really excited about school because there are so many things in school that will help me achive my goal of becoming a Zoologist when I grow up! A Zoologist is a person who studys animals!! I love to test my knowledge of animals and lot’s of different things at Quizzy’s corner in Webkinz World and It’s really fun! Thanks to everyone who works at kinz I feel like my dream will come true :)

  2. Matiepie says:

    I’m excited for school cause’ it’ll be my first time going. ( Lol, don’t worry, i’m not five. ) I’ve been homeschooled since I was four so it’ll be my first time going to public school. I’m going to sixth grade. I’m excited to make friends and see what school is like.

    • prprprprp says:

      I hope you are not disappointed…just remember to stand up for what you believe in and don’t let bullies intimidate you into doing things you know you shouldn’t do! And stand up for people in the right, no matter how scary it may seem! :) I learn about doing that when homeschooling, (because i am home schooled) and I have had to do it before, out of school! But I was strengthened by my mother. I was taught by her, she is my role model. She is a wonderful woman. She teaches me to stand up for what I believe in, don’t just stand by and watch while people suffer, even if it’s just another kid being a bully. DO something about it. But don’t go overboard. Only ever fight to defend yourself, try not to START a violent fight though. But be strong. And good luck for the new school year! Congratulations, and I hope you make many good, trustworthy friends and that you all are good influences on each other! :)

      • playnowpuppy says:

        I suggest u find a group of friends that are kind and will support not people who talk about others behind their back, are bossy or mean to u, even if they are considered “popular” there are many nice people in a public school tho, and even a teacher can make your time there really fun!

  3. R3dRulez says:

    The playlist on Youtube is out of order :P It plays backwards. And chance that this can be fixed?

  4. JaneOfAllTrades says:

    Hi Gennelle! At first I was pretty nervous about school starting because I’m going into 8th grade this year, but now I’m pretty excited! I’m home schooled so along with my classes at home I’m also going to be in a science co-op, a Spanish class, and a writing class! I’m also really looking forward to running for president in pioneer club in 4-H which is a home schooling club that’s really fun! I was Vice President twice before so I hope I can be President this year!

  5. PeacePuppy2323 says:

    For some reason, when it’s the school year, I am excited for summer vacation. When it is summer vacation, I excited for school!

  6. AbigailGriz says:

    OMG! I play the clarinet too.

  7. playnowpuppy says:

    Those goldfish are living the life! I saw the picture in comments for the last episode :)

  8. cathouse2 says:

    I’m excited about this new school year because I can’t wait to see my friends again! :) I also can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the upcoming months of this year. In Webkinz World, I am looking forward to having fun with my pets in the awesome Webkinz events! :)

  9. pink100j says:

    Last year, it was my first year home-schooling. I got to play a lot of extra Webkinz World. :D This year, I will still be home-schooling, but i will go to a new private school as well. They will tell me what to do that week for home-school. I have quite a few friends there though, so I am positive my new school will be fun!

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