1 hr 5 min

Why does middle school suck‪?‬ The Gray Area with Sean Illing

    • Philosophy

Hillary Frank, the creator of the podcasts The Longest Shortest Time and Here Lies Me, talks with journalist and author Judith Warner about middle school. They discuss the history of middle school in America and abroad, some of the formative social forces at play for middle schoolers, why the journey through middle school is akin to a kind of death, and why it is that children of this age — on the verge of adolescence — often act like such... jerks.
Host: Hillary Frank (@hillaryfrank), podcast producer, author
Guest: Judith Warner, author
References: 


And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School by Judith Warner (Crown; 2020, paperback, 2021)


Here Lies Me podcast (written, produced, and directed by Hillary Frank; produced in collaboration with Lemonada Media)


Weird Parenting Wins by Hillary Frank (TarcherPerigree; 2019)


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Hillary Frank, the creator of the podcasts The Longest Shortest Time and Here Lies Me, talks with journalist and author Judith Warner about middle school. They discuss the history of middle school in America and abroad, some of the formative social forces at play for middle schoolers, why the journey through middle school is akin to a kind of death, and why it is that children of this age — on the verge of adolescence — often act like such... jerks.
Host: Hillary Frank (@hillaryfrank), podcast producer, author
Guest: Judith Warner, author
References: 


And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School by Judith Warner (Crown; 2020, paperback, 2021)


Here Lies Me podcast (written, produced, and directed by Hillary Frank; produced in collaboration with Lemonada Media)


Weird Parenting Wins by Hillary Frank (TarcherPerigree; 2019)


Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.
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This episode was made by: 


Producer: Erikk Geannikis


Editor: Amy Drozdowska


Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey


Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall


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