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Welcome to Becoming! A place for teen, young adults, and individuals - where together we are becoming more than we are, and who we were always meant to be. Through each episode, hosted by Tawni Beardall and Erica Peterson, we will feature different topics to enhance your growth, help you see the world differently. We want to help you discover who you are, who you want to be, and who God is encouraging you to continue to become.
 
Parenting teens and young adults today is a huge challenge. Sandy Fowler brings help as she interviews experts, shares stories and gets real digging into relevant topics such as stress, anxiety, bullying, social media, peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, learning disabilities, communication, parenting strategies, and so much more. The Mighty Parenting podcast goes upstream and focuses on sharing information that families, educators and mentors can use to empower kids in an effective way.
 
Girl, Which Way?! Is a podcast that caters to young women and women who are young at heart. Discussing the pivotal topics that every girl can relate to and grow from. It is not enough to aspire to be better, you must have a solid plan. Because life is a journey but you still need direction! On this podcast, we discuss the journey AND how to get to the destination. Listen with your daughters!
 
Do you have a child, teen, or young adult who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Do you feel alone in your effort to support them on their journey or navigate your own? Heather Hester from Chrysalis Mama is here to transform the conversation around loving and raising an LGBTQ+ teenager. In the three+ years since her son embraced his sexual identity as a young gay man, Heather and her family have felt every emotion, and have experienced dozens of situations ranging f ...
 
Join Mara and Josh, two totally young and hip kiddos, as they explore what's hot (and sometimes what's not) in young adult and teen literature! New episodes posted on the first of each month. Contact us at hfkpodcast@gmail.com or @hfkpodcast on Twitter. Theme music composed by Ben Ash. Visit him at www.benash.com. Mixing and drums by Chaz Bommarito, guitar by Jakael Tristram.
 
Life On Pause is a podcast for and by young adults living with cancer. Each month, young adult cancer patients from Penn State Health share honestly about their cancer diagnosis, treatment and life afterwards. As cancer causes the group to reflect on issues both large and small, surprisingly relatable stories and themes emerge. From relationships to body functions, nothing is off the table.
 
An American Robinson Crusoe is a short version of the original story. An indolent, rebellious teen goes on a marine voyage against his parents’ wishes. The ship (and all of its crew) is lost in a storm, but Robinson makes it to a deserted island. He has no tools, no weapons, but he lives for over 28 years on the island. He befriends many animals on the island and after over 20 years living solo, he is joined by a young “savage” who becomes his constant companion. The transformation from the ...
 
Originally serialized from 1898 to 1903, Wells later made some crucial changes to the piece to create a flawless dystopian science fiction novel published in 1910 and renamed The Sleeper Awakes. The novel focuses on an Englishman, who falls in a deep sleep lasting two centuries, and sees him wake up in an unrecognizable setting and extremely wealthy. An enthralling tale of dystopian society depicted through a colorful imagination, The Sleeper Awakes concentrates on topics including dystopia, ...
 
M and M Live Radio, the #1 teen and young adult radio show in the nation for inspiration, is a one hour formatted program that’s written and produced by it’s hosts, Meesa and Meah (also known as M and M). This fresh, inspirational radio show has been blazing the airwaves since September 2013 with the passion to give today’s millennials a source of positive music. Playing different music genres such as Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul and Pop, you will hear artists such as Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Mali Music, Sp ...
 
Grownup comedians Kelly Nugent and Lindsay Katai discuss the trashy teen horror of their awkward neon youth - from the rise of MTV to the fall of ... well, MTV. So tighten those side ponytails, push your pogs to one side, fire up your 56k dial-up modem, and subscribe. New episodes every Wednesday on the Forever Dog Podcast Network. All creepy opinions expressed are those of the hosts.
 
Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Webster’s novel Daddy-Long-Legs. The story as presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbott’s college mate in Daddy-Long-Legs. Among the recipients of the letters are the president of the orphanage where Sallie is filling in until a new director can be installed, his wife (Judy Abbott of Daddy-Long-Legs), and the orphanage’s doctor (to whom Sallie addresses her letters: “Dear Enemy”).
 
You've heard from young adult authors on social, now hear what they really have to say! Join Penguin Teen staffers and journalist Anna Borges for conversations with the diverse authors who make up the modern YA community on We Are YA, presented by Penguin Teen.
 
This story begins after a long and devastating war that has left The Federation in shambles. The pressing mission for the remaining ships in Star Fleet is to travel the war-torn galaxy's and find old alleys to reunite under one federation. Many of the classic Star Trek races make an appearance in this series including the Klingons, Romulans and everyone's favorite the Borg! This book is fast paced and a very creative read. It comes recommended highly for anyone who has followed Star Trek and ...
 
Stories from 1896 to 1901. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her "Anne of Green Gables" books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942.
 
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
 
To the millions of children and grown-ups who have loved a Rag Doll, the author dedicated these stories. Now listen as Shannon reads to you Raggedy Ann’s exciting adventures; as gentle and charming today, as they were when first published in 1918. Find out what is written on her candy heart, what was the gift the fairies brought, and all about Raggedy Ann’s new sisters.
 
In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) published two short collections of aphorisms: “A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated”, in the Saturday Review newspaper, and “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young”, in the Oxford student magazine The Chameleon. By turns witty, intellectual, counter-intuitive and obtuse, the collections came to be seen by many as emblematic of Wilde’s style, and countless collections of Wildean aphorisms have since been published.
 
This podcast by KELY Support Group (KELY) highlights stories and conversations with a variety of Hong Kong’s youths all from different backgrounds and provides a medium for young people to connect and understand each other. Each season consists of new stories by different youth discussing a new topic. There are episodes from Cantonese speakers and English speakers. Every person featured experiences our home differently, so we hope that you listen to each episode, connect with these youths, a ...
 
Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws’ and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly’s warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher.
 
A jolly romp, which could be perhaps be described as Gulliver’s Travels Through Our Solar System and Beyond, as written by a great admirer of C. S. Lewis, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, after one too many mugs of cocoa. Includes some thought on alien philosophies and how to apply them to moral and social problems here on Planet Earth.
 
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes. The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from ballads or tales of outlaws.
 
Dorothy Dale is the daughter of an old Civil War veteran who is running a weekly newspaper in a small Eastern town. Her sunny disposition, her fun-loving ways and her trials and triumphs make clean, interesting and fascinating reading. The Dorothy Dale Series is one of the most popular series of books for girls ever published.
 
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing ...
 
A podcast about young adult books for grown-ass angsty teen-at-heart. Hosted by best friends Darcy Elburn and Shelby Parenteau. If you have book suggestions, feedback, or are interested in being a guest, please contact us at youngadultaf@gmail.com. Check out episode blog posts at youngadultaf.com for more details, links to content mentioned in this episode, and fun bonuses like featured fan art!
 
Set after the Grace Harlowe High School series, Grace and her friends Miriam and Anne start a new chapter of their lives as Freshmen at Overton College. After various trials and tribulations they earn the respect of the elder classes and become valued members of the school. (Introduction by BumbleVee)
 
This collection from Darker Projects brings the Star Trek series back to life with a fictional account of our universe on the brink of war. With stakes running high a splinter group decides to take on the most morally dubious missions and bring us the listeners along for the ride. Sometimes in war there are no good options and this series explores those darker decisions that don't have to be made in everyday life. The story is action packed and goes at light speed jumping around the universe ...
 
This is the story of Rose Campbell, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose’s guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier. At the end of a year, she is given a choice of which relative she is to stay with. Whom will she choose? This ...
 
A fatherless boy joins the crew of a whaling ship in order to earn a living for himself and his mother. Beyond being a fascinating depiction of a now-alien time, occupation, and culture, it’s also a rousing adventure story. One is left with the impression that hunting and catching a whale in a sailing ship was akin to you or me being stalked, ambushed, and killed by a shoebox full of mice.
 
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There are many conversations we need and want to have with our teens and talking to our kids about sex is one of them. There’s a lot they need to know and one aspect of this conversation that often gets overlooked is sexual consent. Parents often don’t realize they need to talk about consent. Even when they do, they don’t know the ins and outs and …
 
Tawni is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. This journey to learning the power of strengths has taken over 2 years now...but now with some incredible new insights from her certification she is sharing the power of how learning your strengths! One of the greatest gifts of knowing your strengths is the ability to free you from comparing! Comparison …
 
Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang is the professor-turned-entrepreneur CEO and Founder of Classroom Without Walls, a Life Accelerator Program dedicated to young adults as it serves to supplement lessons that are not standardly taught in average schools. Through a tested and proven framework that makes learning more interactive, relevant, and transformative, the…
 
Chantel Soumis is the Founder and Creative Director of Stardust Creative who is also an internationally recognized speaker, personal brand expert, and social media influencer. Stardust Creative is a full service corporate and personal branding agency founded in 2018 that aims to level up their client’s brands to align with their unique proposition …
 
Guys tell all about asking girls out, plus J.D. Greear on making your life count, and should she settle for a social media pursuer? Featured musical artist: Je’kobRoundtable: How Guys Feel About Asking Girls OutAsking a girl out is one of the hardest things for guys; it’s nerve-wracking and takes a lot of courage. Our guests relive what it was and …
 
This week Kelly and Katai read THE KNIFE by R.L. Stine, the touching story of not a knife. They talk how the book isn't about knives, the general lack of knife representation, how the book is lacking in diversity of knives, the number of people who die by a knife (one?), the impact of knives on Shadyside (very little), when they think a knife might…
 
Oriana Schwindt is one of those former journalists-turned-screenwriters. She lives in Los Angeles now, but is pretty sure it’s just a phase. She’s a co-host on Megaphonic’s own By-the-Bywater Tolkien podcast and is considering reviving her old podcast about grift in America, called, uh… American Grift. Oriana and Michael talk about imagination, the…
 
038 - In this episode, Heather interviews Andrew Jordan Nance, founder of Mindful Arts San Francisco whose mission is to provide literary and arts-based mindfulness instruction to youth at underserved San Francisco schools. He has been an educator for over 25 years and is the author of four mindfulness books. Mindfulness is such a valuable practice…
 
On this show of M&M Live Radio, our hosts Meesa & Meah talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and their thoughts on discussing the vaccine with others. This show’s guest, Reach Records Recording Artist, Hulvey talks with M&M about his debut album, “Christopher”. This week during #TooManyHashtags, this week’s trending topics, we talk about Shaq paying for …
 
Parents want our children to grow up to be happy. We want them to be able to handle whatever life throws at them and still thrive. That requires certain skills. Angela Karanja knows what skills this requires and how parents can teach them to their teenagers. She joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler in a conversation about the 5 habits o…
 
On this show of M&M Live Radio, our hosts Meesa & Meah discuss how they deal with stress. This week during #TooManyHashtags, this week’s trending topics, we talk about KrispyKreme giving free donuts to those who get vaccinated, Lil Nas X making headlines & so much more. Plus, Meesa has exciting news to share with our M&M Live Radio listeners. M&M L…
 
Helping a friend through a hard time, plus part two with Dallas and Jerry Jenkins on dramatizing the life of Christ, and rebuilding friendships after sexual sin. Featured musical artist: Darlene ZschechRoundtable: How to Help a Friend in NeedHaving a true friend to help you through life’s tough seasons makes such a difference. Whether it’s the deat…
 
ENCORE EPISODE originally aired April 2020 The loss of a parent is an experience that most of us cannot imagine. We were so blessed when an incredible teen named Sam Johnson reached out to share his story of growing up with a mother who was diagnosed with M.S. before he was born, was physically impaired for most of his life, and passed away this la…
 
We're on a boat and it's going 0.5 mph, and we've got a nautical-themed Senior Spa Day commemorative t-shirt on. Everything's bigger on the Upper East Side, including senior skip days. Between a lover's den at the Plaza and stowaways on mega-yachts, it feels like no one's at school these days. Maybe that's on purpose for our favorite Serena wannabe…
 
This week Kelly and Katai have their minds blown by MAGIC FIRE by Christopher Pike, the touching story of a pyromaniac who falls in love with a girl except just kidding it's The Matrix... OR IS IT? (It isn't.) ((But maybe???)) They talk whitewater rafting on twists, defying the back of the book blurb, dreaminess, philosophy, being a'scared of drugs…
 
Cancer treatment impacts greatly impacts the physical treatment. This podcast begins with young adults sharing their experiences of physical deconditioning, regaining strength and exercises role in helping cope with cancer. (13:30) Natalie Burse, cancer exercise researcher and breast cancer survivor. (18:40) Dr. Pooja Rao and Jared Heitzenrater dis…
 
Today we’re talking about coming out. For most parents this is uncharted territory. What does it look like? What does it mean? What if I’m uncomfortable with it? How can I navigate this? How can I love my child through this? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks to John Sovec to help parents understand the coming out process. John provid…
 
Reasons to end a dating relationship, plus Dallas and Jerry Jenkins on dramatizing the life of Christ, and how to recognize a manipulator. Featured musical artist: Jeremy RosadoRoundtable: Dating Deal-BreakersLet’s be honest: None of us have it all together. Especially when dating, it’s easy for quirks and flaws to create tension between us and our…
 
April showers usually bring May flowers, but this week they're bringing unwelcome houseguests of all shapes and sizes. College decisions are out, and we may have uncovered a conspiracy big enough to make the cover of Treats magazine. Speaking of uncovering treats, we've got a virgin cult, a surprise baby, and a potential "don't ask, don't tell" con…
 
ENCORE EPISODE: Originally Aired March 2019 Heartbreak from loss, or whatever hard circumstance you are dealing with, can cause your world to crumble all around you. Tawni interviewed the incredible Natalie Norton who has a complete understanding of what this looks and feels like. This amazing interview was so touching and enlightening that we had …
 
Hope y'all are prepped on the first three books, because we're diving right into the fourth Fablehaven novel! Let's see what Brandon Mull treats us with this time.Also discussed: Stanley Tucci, The Happening, lactose-free milk, Butters from South Park, flat-earthers, and Dobby.Next month we will be reading Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk.Contact us at h…
 
On this show of M&M Live Radio, our hosts Meesa & Meah ask their listeners how their 2021 has been so far. Also, March Motivation concludes on M&M Live Radio, where we motivate our listeners all throughout the month of March. Plus, M&M interview some of the most influential and empowering women they know all month long. This show’s guest, Social Me…
 
On this show of M&M Live Radio, our hosts Meesa & Meah discuss the recent events that occurred between Gospel Legend, Kirk Franklin and his son. Also, it’s March Motivation on M&M Live Radio, where we motivate our listeners all throughout the month of March. Plus, M&M interview some of the most influential and empowering women they know all month l…
 
This week Kelly and Katai read THE LOCKER by Richie Tankersley Cusick, the touching story of a psychic girl and her smelly locker. They talk hot boys who scare you, DOBKIN, knowing someone before you go to a second location (or not), the number one rule of touching Kelly's face, being able to smell ghost fear, main girl mess syndrome, and the stres…
 
Today, we are going to talk about self-healing. As you all know, in today’s world and ways of medications, a lot of people are being programmed that we need to take this and that. That we need to maintain this kind of medication to heal our bodies. There are so many products and commercials right now which lead us to forget that our body does heal …
 
037 - In this episode, Heather interviews Rae McDaniel, founder of the online coaching community, The Gender Fck Club (awesome resources here), as well as Practical Audacity, a gender and sex therapy practice in Chicago. They have been featured in The New York Times, Refinery29, and Women's Health. Rae ultimately believes that gender transitions ca…
 
When we’re waiting for our little bundles of joy to show up in our lives we dream; we dream about holding them, spending time with them, and enjoying a great relationship when they’re all grown up. We don’t dream about teens lying to parents, manipulating, arguing, or teens talking back. These are some of the more challenging behavior problems we e…
 
Today we're talking to you like you are our little sister. We're giving you all the best advice we have when it comes to avoiding losers. You have our permission to stop going on dates with a guy you don't like. Questions? Leave us an audio message on https://achor.fm/catholiclatenight If you'd like more information on courtship, check out Fr. Ripp…
 
Keeping friendships strong during the pandemic, plus more lies young adults believe, and what are essential habits to establish before marriage? Featured musical artist: Daniel BashtaRoundtable: Preserving Friendships During a PandemicAs the world still reels from the effects of COVID-19, isolation is a common challenge nearly everyone is facing. N…
 
It's spring break in NYC and it looks like everyone's turning over a new leaf. Nate is "sober," Chuck is gay, and Blair is starting to see someone from her past in a whole new light. Dan commits mail fraud and Jenny learns that, sometimes, secrets are preferable to the truth. Is another talk about the birds and the bees in order, or are we on the h…
 
The 7th and Final Step of the Surrender Series. You may think that after this entire series we would not need to cover surrender, but each time I get to the next step I realize how much more I need to dig in to this, and continue to work on this skill. Remember what surrender looks like: HUMBLE · PATIENT · SUBMISSIVE · PEACEFUL · FAITH-FILLED ·Full…
 
On this show of M&M Live Radio, our hosts Meesa & Meah ask their listeners to give women all over the world words of encouragement. Also, March Motivation is back on M&M Live Radio, where we motivate our listeners all throughout the month of March. Plus, M&M interview some of the most influential and empowering women they know all month long. This …
 
This week Kelly and Katai read FEAR STREET SUPER CHILLER: GOODNIGHT KISS by R.L. Stine, the touching story of 12 different people at a beach town, some of whom may or may not be swirling vampire bats. They discuss shifting POVs, do-si-dos partner swapping, vampire bats at the WB Store, vampire bat consent, and teddy bear photo developing heroes. SU…
 
Sarah Walsh is a comedian, visual artist, and creator from Newfoundland. She hosts a show called The Odd Ends, cataloging unusual ways to die. Sarah and Michael talk about awkward enthusiasm, undiagnosed ADHD, stage fright, the weirdness of aging, and learning how to give less of a fuck. Sarah’s Five Songs. Wannabe by The Spice Girls. Frances Farme…
 
We generally think of leadership in teens as being president of a student organization or captain of a team. But leadership goes far beyond those boundaries. It can show up in myriad ways in everyday life for our kids. And why do we care about it? Yes, every college is asking about leadership and it’s on every scholarship application, but other tha…
 
Teresa Quinlan is a coach, leadership specialist, master facilitator and speaker. She is the founder and CEO of IQ+EQ=TQ, a human-centric company that specializes in executive coaching and leadership development. IQ+EQ=TQ stands for Intelligence Quotient + Emotional Quotient = Talent Quotient. Teresa has 22 years of experience in leadership and 16 …
 
The struggle with impatience, plus lies young adults believe, and how does God speak into our dating experiences? Featured musical artist: Kerrie RobertsRoundtable: The Sin of ImpatienceIt’s easy to judge someone who sins big. After all, we would never do that, right? But what about those sneaky, subtle sins that we excuse, ignore or explain away? …
 
There are only two things that our Upper East Siders want to see in their inboxes: college acceptance letters and fashion show invites. While not everyone scores an invite to the ball, it's definitely a fairy tale in Manhattan. We've got a night in shining armor, Snow White, and a troll named Mystery Craze. Will Serena and Aaron find their happily-…
 
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