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'Heckerty' stories come to life on tablets, phones (podcast)

Larry Magid speaks with Jan Ziff, the co-creator and voice of Meet Heckerty, an iOS and Android app based on a popular British children's story.

Heckerty, a green-faced 409-year-old witch Meet Heckerty

Heckerty, a 409-year-old green-faced witch, can't seem to get anything right, but fortunately she has a loyal cat named Zanzibar who comes to her rescue. The iOS and Android app, Meet Heckerty, is based on a series of stories by Anne Rachlin. They are narrated by Rachlin's daughter Jan Ziff. Ziff, whose daily radio show Sound*Bytes is heard on CBS Radio News stations, is a longtime broadcast journalist with stints at the BBC and Voice of America (Disclosure: CBS Radio News is owned by CNET's parent company CBS and I also broadcast for CBS News).

There are both tablet and phone versions of Meet Heckerty for Android and iOS.

Meet Heckerty co-creator and voice Jan Ziff Jan Ziff

Click below to listen to podcast interview with Jan Ziff.


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