Strong Museum: The Doll Collections & the Power of American Girl

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The Playground Podcast begins its fourth season with the first of a series of conversations with curators at The Strong Museum of Play, Richard and Chris talk with Michelle Parnett-Dwyer who oversees the doll collection. From the Edison talking doll to the newly inducted American Girl dolls, they discuss the history, significance and evolution of dolls in the culture and the collection.

In The Endcap, Chris and Richard discuss the new CEO at Hasbro, Chris Cocks, and how his arrival from the Pacific Northwest may impact Hasbro’s culture and why his experience with Wizards of the Coast may be the ideal springboard for moving Hasbro ahead in a dynamic toy/entertainment environment. (28 minutes)

The Playground Podcast is supported by Global Toy Experts, The Toy Guy and Chizcomm.

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