27 episodes

Grown is a podcast about the in-between: the nebulous, the liminal, the just plain weird time between those awkward teenage years and full-on adulthood. Grown is co-hosted by Aleeza Kazmi and Alfonso “Fonzo” Lacayo, two Moth storytellers and graduates of The Moth’s Education program who are on the cusp of adulthood themselves. Together, they guide listeners through true stories that deal with the challenges and joys of growing up. Using their unique points of view, Aleeza and Fonzo will discuss first crushes, culture, identity, secrets, and more.

Like The Moth Podcast, Grown centers these fresh, personal stories told at Moth events worldwide—but Grown also features conversations with the storytellers themselves, on the street interviews, audio diaries from young voices, and more. Grown is a podcast that reminds us that no matter how old we are, we’re never fully grown.

Start by listening to Episode 1, Crushed: Heartbreaks, first kisses, and catching feelings.

Grown, a podcast from The Moth The Moth

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 137 Ratings

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Grown is a podcast about the in-between: the nebulous, the liminal, the just plain weird time between those awkward teenage years and full-on adulthood. Grown is co-hosted by Aleeza Kazmi and Alfonso “Fonzo” Lacayo, two Moth storytellers and graduates of The Moth’s Education program who are on the cusp of adulthood themselves. Together, they guide listeners through true stories that deal with the challenges and joys of growing up. Using their unique points of view, Aleeza and Fonzo will discuss first crushes, culture, identity, secrets, and more.

Like The Moth Podcast, Grown centers these fresh, personal stories told at Moth events worldwide—but Grown also features conversations with the storytellers themselves, on the street interviews, audio diaries from young voices, and more. Grown is a podcast that reminds us that no matter how old we are, we’re never fully grown.

Start by listening to Episode 1, Crushed: Heartbreaks, first kisses, and catching feelings.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Siblings: Bonds, Rivalries, and Drama

    Siblings: Bonds, Rivalries, and Drama

    Bonds. Rivalries. Drama. In this episode, we explore how much our siblings shape who we are. Saad Najam finds peace with his brother and Meredith Morrison takes center stage. Then, we talk to Moth EDU students about the best and worst parts of being a sibling.

    Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo

    Storytellers: Saad Najam and Meredith Morrison

    Follow Grown on TikTok or Instagram @GrownPod

    For more information on the people who make Grown, along with original illustrations by Sarah DiMichele, visit our website: grownpod.com

    • 31 min
    Outside Looking In: FOMO, Friends, and Falling Outs

    Outside Looking In: FOMO, Friends, and Falling Outs

    FOMO. Friend fallouts. Feeling like you don't belong. We'll find out what happens when you're on the outside looking in. Moth EDU Storyteller Anaïs Cerina Irizarry Austin listens to some cool music and Hannah Citron understands a squid. Plus, Aleeza and Fonzo talk about the times when they tried to fit in.

    Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo

    Storytellers: Anaïs Cerina Irizarry Austin and Hannah Citron

    Follow Grown on TikTok or Instagram @GrownPod

    For more information on the people who make Grown, along with original illustrations by Sarah DiMichele, visit our website: grownpod.com

    • 31 min
    Nerding Out: Passions, Obsessions, and Media

    Nerding Out: Passions, Obsessions, and Media

    Anime. The Jonas Brothers. Twilight. We'll figure out how your passions shape who you are. Abigail Loor shares a story about finding a space in an anime convention and Roger Lam wears his superhero t-shirts with pride. Plus, Fonzo talks One Piece and David Lepelstat goes to the Brooklyn Comic Con.

    Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo

    Storytellers: Abigail Loor and Roger Lam

    Follow Grown on TikTok or Instagram @GrownPod

    For more information on the people who make Grown, along with original illustrations by Sarah DiMichele, visit our website: grownpod.com

    • 32 min
    Moral Compass: Mishaps, Mistakes, and Youthful Indiscretions

    Moral Compass: Mishaps, Mistakes, and Youthful Indiscretions

    Mishaps. Mistakes. Youthful indiscretions. In this episode, we'll explore how to create your own sense of ethics. Christian Garland learns a lesson from his grandpa and Stacey Bader Curry plans a heist. Then, Moth EDU students tell us about a time they had to choose between right and wrong.

    Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo

    Storytellers: Christian Garland and Stacey Bader Curry

    Follow Grown on TikTok or Instagram @GrownPod

    For more information on the people who make Grown, along with original illustrations by Sarah DiMichele, visit our website: grownpod.com

    • 31 min
    Grown S2: Trailer

    Grown S2: Trailer

    We’re so excited for Grown Season 2!!!

    The first episode will launch on Wednesday, October 25th, and if you haven’t yet, you can binge the first season of Grown wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 2 min
    Bonus: Scotland and Dr. Who

    Bonus: Scotland and Dr. Who

    Grown's first Season 2 bonus episode! Aleeza and Fonzo talk about the best part of making Grown and Aleeza talks all about her Scotland trip

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

addie.1210 ,

makes me feel seen.

i’m a 17 year old girl in todays world, this podcast makes me feel like things will be okay in the long run :)

Igfuftctchug ,

The I’m

The first time you have seen an actual human in your life is when the sun shines in a bright room in your room

Anna Zyla 0312 ,

Meh

I absolutely love the love the moth and, as a teacher, I was excited to hear about this spinoff. I wish the hosts talked like 99.9% less. It’s just … we want to hear the stories.

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