Podkinz Episode 4.5: A Brief History of Webkinz



Welcome to Podkinz, the official podcast of Webkinz™!


Hosted by Gennelle Webkinz and Mike 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:

  • In the comment section under each podcast on WebkinzNewz.com
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…we debut our first ever “mini” episode (OK, it’s not THAT mini, we guess) as we take a brief glimpse into Webkinz’s early days.


Sneek Peek: A quick look at upcoming St. Patrick’s Day events!


What’s In Our KinzPost?: We read letters and comments from Webkinz World members about their favorite Webkinz memories.


Meet a Ganz-er: We speak with Laura, an Associate Producer at Ganz, who played an important part in creating Webkinz from the very beginning.


What’s Next: We have important St. Patrick’s Day questions for our listeners!


80 Responses to Podkinz Episode 4.5: A Brief History of Webkinz

  1. treebabe says:

    Dear Genelle and Mike, I loved your mini show. I really liked to learn more about how Webkinz started, it was fun. I get on every day. The first pet I got was a husky dog. When I get on I have so much fun I lose track on how long I’ve been playing. I love getting new pets. I also love playing in the arcade, and doing chalenges. I just recently found out that I can get on Ganzworld and share comments, but I love it. Seeing other player’s thoughts is fun. Thank you for doing your job and making everything SO MUCH FUN!!

  2. zundapp06 says:

    I have been on webkinz for 2 years and have 25 pets.

  3. 2364c says:

    why are u going not have webkinz sigs plz tell me

  4. webkinzvidz12 says:

    dear mike and gennelle, i love your show! i really miss the old webkinz, even though i love the current one! i love the way webkinz is right now. question: when was the clubhouse and trading room invented? i love the trading room. my first webkinz was a black and white cat, and she is so cute, i got her on my seventh birthday. at that time, everyone had a webkinz and in the end, i got four at my party! when was the estore introduced? i want to know. one more thing: thanks for an awesome show! :)

  5. finemilkchocolate28 says:

    My favorite moment was when I got my first webkinz, which is a walrus I named Mr.Walter. I have about 30 pets now, but I still play with Mr.Walter the most because he is my first webkinz. I love St. Patrick’s Day because I am part Irish, and because of the Leprechauns!

  6. TinaKitty24 says:

    My favorite part about St. Patricks Day is getting all the unique prizes and catching the Leprecaun. ♣

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