38 episodes

Those Boys on the Hill is a biographical coming-of-age story about three inner-city, African American brothers growing up in a group home in a farming community in Pennsylvania. Elliott and Iszel Glover use a mix of humor, sadness, and raw situational honesty to share the harrowing experiences that shaped the men they and their brother Jacque have become. Their narrative shines a light on group homes, foster care, and the grim realities of those who live through them. It is the cathartic telling of defying the odds in a system designed to fail them; of perseverance and survival; and ultimately of the resilience and tenacity of the human spirit.

Those Boys on the Hill The Glover Brothers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Those Boys on the Hill is a biographical coming-of-age story about three inner-city, African American brothers growing up in a group home in a farming community in Pennsylvania. Elliott and Iszel Glover use a mix of humor, sadness, and raw situational honesty to share the harrowing experiences that shaped the men they and their brother Jacque have become. Their narrative shines a light on group homes, foster care, and the grim realities of those who live through them. It is the cathartic telling of defying the odds in a system designed to fail them; of perseverance and survival; and ultimately of the resilience and tenacity of the human spirit.

    The Kickstarter Campaign

    The Kickstarter Campaign

    Let's bring Those Boys to the finish line! After three years of development, the book is ready for publishing. Use the link below to support final push to get the book on the shelves. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thoseboysonthehill/those-boys-on-the-hill

    • 23 min
    Family is Forever with the Glovers

    Family is Forever with the Glovers

    The Glovers are back together again in this season's final episode. Moms is here to tell her side of the story, and to answer the questions that have been on everyone's mind. Tune in, and let's get through this together.A text from Jacque sent to Iszel and Elliott a few days after the recording:"From our mother... On the podcast the other night, I tried to protect you guys, but honestly, you all saved me and for that I want to thank you my sons. I also want to say how proud I am. You ha...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    HB 123 with Representative Krista Griffith

    HB 123 with Representative Krista Griffith

    Join Those Boys as they discuss HB 123 with Krista Griffith, the state representative who is doing everything she can to help improve the aging out experience of foster children in Delaware.Check out the organization mentioned in the pod: https://firstuuwilm.org/2021/07/22/ilya-student-care-packages-offer-care-and-connections-for-college-students/Stay tuned for Monday the 20th!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Meet Jiggs

    Meet Jiggs

    Those boys catch up with Anthony Jiggetts, as he discusses what it was like surviving on the streets. With a handful of cash and no resources, he tells the story of how at age 18, he ended up right back where he started. Check out his comic here: https://www.lulu.com/en/ca/shop/anthony-jiggetts/koldcastle-chapter-one-limited-edition/paperback/product-15v7gq4.html?page=1&pageSize=4

    • 53 min
    Tracie vs. Iszel

    Tracie vs. Iszel

    Tracie Beltran joins Those Boys for her debut episode as the fourth host for this season. Iszel has been doing a lot of interviewing this year, but Tracie sees right through it. Has he met his match? Find out on this brand new episode of Those Boys on the Hill.Also, don't forget to join Those Boys on Facebook Live at 5pm on December 4th for this year's Those Boy's on the Grille event!https://www.facebook.com/ThoseBoysontheHill/

    • 57 min
    The Power of Perseverance with Shawn Garner

    The Power of Perseverance with Shawn Garner

    Those Boys catch up with old friend and alumni of Avon Grove High school, Shawn Garner. He shares what it was like growing up Black, and having to fight for his place in the community.Special thanks to Leah for being so involved and enthusiastic about co-hosting.- Felix (The Editor)

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

ShirleyShowalter ,

From an old white woman

I don’t think age 75 qualifies for the usual “middle aged white women” featured on this show, so I’ll claim the label “old.” :-) I was introduced to this podcast by Elliott, the author of the book that was written as this podcast developed. I love the book and now I am enjoying hearing the voices of the characters in the book. I will be sharing my review on my blog. I hope you reach the whole country with your honest, heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, stories.

bnat3Hug ,

GOLD!

Every episode amazing, heartfelt, funny, deep and enlightening. Whatever your background there’s something here to learn or relate to. Can not wait for the book.

Breitinet ,

Thank you to those boys

Real life stories, feelings, and experiences told authentically and no hold barred. Thank you to Those Boys - MUST LISTEN

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