The podcast about curious kids and their digital world.
S1 E8: Rachel + Lyla (age 12)
Meet Rachel and Lyla, two middle school age girls on the brink of new experiences, new responsibilities and new struggles with media. You’ll hear all about their first Instagram accounts, “snap streaks” in Snapchat, and how TikTok fits into their lives. Other topics? YouTube and Disney Plus, (Rachel says Disney Plus is “the best thing that’s ever happened to me!”) I hope you enjoy this episode.
S1 E7: Aaron + Aitan (age 9)
Meet Aaron and Aitan. Two sports-loving nine-year old, 4th grade boys. YouTube is the top spot for them. They watch YouTubers playing sports-related video games (such as Muselk) and learn strategies on YouTube for when they are playing sports-related video games themselves! Sports and video games are the main attraction. For a laugh, they like the family YouTubers of Funnelvision and the challenge-champs Dude Perfect. But they’re already aware of the power of breaking news and watch CNN as a news source. Other topics? Instagram, Fortnite, Snapchat, and their disinterest in TikTok.
S2 E6: Rachel + Ada (ages 13 + 12)
Meet Rachel and Ada and discover how media influences their lives. Rachel loves reading books and is mindful about cyber-bullying and balancing TV time with homework. Ada manages a fan account for the band Why Don’t We and feels a responsibility to check sources for any content she shares. Both girls are conscious of the need to be informed about the world and breaking news --and are trying to find the best ways to fact-check the news that shows up in their social media feed before sharing it with friends. Hope you enjoy this episode of Kid Talk Media!
S2E5: Scout + Sami (age 11)
This episode features eleven year old best pals, Scout and Sami. We chat about all the media in their lives from streaming documentaries for school assignments, to Facetiming friends to collaborate on projects, making videos for family presents and creating yet another TikTok! They use media to relax, to learn, to have fun, to get creative, to connect with friends. It’s a constant presence in their lives. But are they really prepared to assess the vast volume of information online?
S2E4: Penelope + Mackenzie (age 6)
This episode of Kids Talk Media features Penelope and Mackenzie. These two six year old girls are full of energy and full of opinions about TikTok, Alexa (‘she’ makes them go coo coo crazy!), Ryan’s Toy Review, Kids Bop Kidz music, and of course , their favorite YouTuber Lauri, the Icing Artist! These girls will definitely make you smile. I hope you’ll give it a listen.
S2 E3: Daniel + Vidit (age 10)
Meet Vidit and Daniel (age 10). They love watching YouTube and making YouTube videos, they have their own rules about what’s best to watch on a TV versus a phone, and although their favorite music has some explicit lyrics, they're not too worried. Just two good friends who love laughing at pranking videos—and trying to resist the addictive pull of video games and movies. I hope you enjoy it.