30 episodes

What could it sound like to talk with a four year old about gentrification? What about police brutality? What about medical racism? Freedom Means... is a podcast hosted by storyteller and mother Grace Aldrich and preschool teacher Emma Redden. Grace and Emma use each episode to model what conversations related to race, racial violence, and colonialism could sound like. They role play different scenarios based on their own and listener’s experiences discussing and navigating this beautiful and devastating world alongside young people. Our intention is to engage with our listeners. If you have scenarios you’d like us to try to role play, reflections on what you hear, or are interested in working with us, please find us at thefullstoryschool.org.

Freedom Means..‪.‬ Grace Aldrich & Emma Redden

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

What could it sound like to talk with a four year old about gentrification? What about police brutality? What about medical racism? Freedom Means... is a podcast hosted by storyteller and mother Grace Aldrich and preschool teacher Emma Redden. Grace and Emma use each episode to model what conversations related to race, racial violence, and colonialism could sound like. They role play different scenarios based on their own and listener’s experiences discussing and navigating this beautiful and devastating world alongside young people. Our intention is to engage with our listeners. If you have scenarios you’d like us to try to role play, reflections on what you hear, or are interested in working with us, please find us at thefullstoryschool.org.

    Language Ideas: Palestine & Israel: Part 2

    Language Ideas: Palestine & Israel: Part 2

    This mini episode, our fifth installment of Language Ideas, focuses on the historical and current conflict between Palestine and Israel. This is Part 2.UPDATE: This episode includes death tolls that have changed since the recording. The death toll in Gaza as of November 15, 2023 is over 11,300, including over 4,600 children. The updated death toll from Israeli from the attacks on October 7, 2023 are 1,200. We are community educators and work with groups of teachers, parents and caregivers. If...

    • 17 min
    Language Ideas: Palestine & Israel: Part 1

    Language Ideas: Palestine & Israel: Part 1

    This mini episode, our fourth installment of Language Ideas, focuses on the historical and current conflict between Palestine and Israel. We are community educators and work with groups of teachers, parents and caregivers. If you are interested in working with us, want to give feedback, or submit scenarios from your own lives for the podcast, you can contact us through our website: www.thefullstoryschool.org or by sending us an email at thefullstoryschool@gmail.comPlease consider becoming a m...

    • 13 min
    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Seven

    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Seven

    This is an epilogue episode of Kistory, a history podcast for kids. The podcast is hosted by Emma Redden, co-host of Freedom Means. This series is an attempt at an honest history of Thanksgiving. Each episode is short is intended even for young children. Episode Seven includes Emma reflecting on name pronunciation.Pronunciation of Wampanoag & Massasoit.If you are interested in learning more about an indigenous organizing & decolonizing project visit LANDBACK and LANDBACK University. T...

    • 3 min
    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Six

    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Six

    It's our final episode of Kistory, a history podcast for kids. The podcast is hosted by Emma Redden, co-host of Freedom Means. This series is an attempt at an honest history of Thanksgiving. Each episode is short is intended even for young children. Episode Six talks about the National Day of Mourning, and current indigenous resistance to Thanksgiving.To watch a live stream of the National Day of Mourning, click here.This history was compiled from histories told and shared by Native peoples. ...

    • 6 min
    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Five

    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Five

    It's our fifth episode of Kistory, a history podcast for kids. The podcast is hosted by Emma Redden, co-host of Freedom Means. This series is an attempt at an honest history of Thanksgiving. Each episode is short is intended even for young children. Episode Five continues the story into 1637 and 1863.This history was compiled from histories told and shared by Native peoples. The historical information is my translation of the histories included below. I have surely translated and retold this ...

    • 6 min
    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Four

    Kistory: Thanksgiving: Part Four

    It's our forth episode of Kistory, a history podcast for kids. The podcast is hosted by Emma Redden, co-host of Freedom Means. This series is an attempt at an honest history of Thanksgiving. Each episode is short is intended even for young children. Episode Four continues the story of 1621.This history was compiled from histories told and shared by Native peoples. The historical information is my translation of the histories included below. I have surely translated and retold this history imp...

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MaZaKa! ,

This

I have such great respect for what this podcast is doing. This is a great resource for adults wondering how to show great solidarity with children as you both try to construct a more just world.

26976422 ,

Yes!!!!

What a truly beautiful podcast. This is important work and has quickly helped me so much in finding kid friendly language for these big conversations that come up all the time in my own classroom. I find myself relistening and taking notes. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Grace and Emma.

friedfree ,

Transformational!

I wish I had had this resource when my children were young. I didn’t have the words I needed to feel confident talking about racism with young children. Emma and Grace model that thoughtfully, compassionately, and patiently.

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