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This Teenage Life is a podcast made by teens about their ideas, stories, and unique perspectives in the middle of their own growth as humans. Please feel free to reach out to us at team@thisteenagelife.org, we love hearing from listeners.

This Teenage Life This Teenage Life

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 202 Ratings

This Teenage Life is a podcast made by teens about their ideas, stories, and unique perspectives in the middle of their own growth as humans. Please feel free to reach out to us at team@thisteenagelife.org, we love hearing from listeners.

    Youth Climate Innovation: Symbrosia

    Youth Climate Innovation: Symbrosia

    In celebration of Earth Day, we made this episode about a person who, in the face of climate change, chose to take a risk and make something new. 
    In partnership with UNICEF USA, This Teenage Life teens speak with Alexia Akbay, founder of Symbrosia, a company that grows seaweed. When fed to cows, Symbrosia's product reduces cows' methane emissions. 
    To learn more about UNICEF's Innovation30 effort, supporting young climate innovators shaping the future, check out their website.

    • 14 min
    5 Years of This Teenage Life!

    5 Years of This Teenage Life!

    This past March, TTL celebrated its 5th birthday!
    In this episode, the teens share stories of how they joined TTL and what the community has meant for them. All our current participants used to be listeners. If you want to join us too—or reach out and request and episode topic or say hi—feel free to email us at team@thisteenagelife.org

    • 25 min
    Stress Management

    Stress Management

    How do we stay resilient in the face of procrastination shame and test anxiety? When our bodies are in fight and flight and our brains are not thinking straight, what should we do?
    In this episode, the teens teams up with Arizona State University professor Jamie Valderrama, who teaches various stress management courses, to learn about the neurophysiology of stress and techniques they can use to self-regulate and be resilient in the face of stress flare ups.
    Thank you to Arizona State University's Learning Enterprise for sponsoring this episode! ASU Learning Enterprise’s Foundational Learning Health Literacy Project is empowering learners to actively manage their health and well-being through comprehensive and engaging, open access content that decreases informational gaps. Check out this link to learn more.

     

     

    • 16 min
    Group Chats

    Group Chats

    In this episode, the teens discuss their experiences on group chats — sharing stories about social dynamics and feelings of inclusion and exclusion.
    This episode features the amazing work of Emily Weinstein and Carrie James at the Center for Digital Thriving (CDT). Their research inspired this episode. Learn abotu their work at:
    Behind Their Screens, their amazing book CDT's website and their resources on thinking traps. CDT's new app, which is great to do with family and friends to discuss tech use and values.

    • 33 min
    Grown Daydreams

    Grown Daydreams

    In this episode, the teens chat with Aleeza and Fonzo, the hosts of The Moth’s teen podcast, Grown — here on Apple podcasts and Spotify.
    We discuss our daydreams and anxieties about growing up and becoming people we want to be.

    • 20 min
    Reflecting: 4 Years into the Pandemic

    Reflecting: 4 Years into the Pandemic

    In this episode, TTL participants reflect on their varied experiences throughout the pandemic, from its beginning to what things are like now. The teens discuss anxiety, social changes, and dealing with complex grief. Some of the participants featured in this episode helped create a Teen Vogue article about high schooler's experiences during the pandemic, which you can read here: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/the-class-of-2024-didnt-know-high-school-without-covid

    • 19 min

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