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Grown, a podcast from The Moth

Grown

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.

Copyright 2022

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.

Copyright 2022

Comfort Zone: Safety, Independence, and Spreading Your Wings

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January 17, 202437min 5sec

We explore the balance between being safe and spreading your wings. Diavian Walters shares a harrowing experience on the train and Ianna Banfield becomes a little more independent. Content warning: a story in this episode deals with sexual harassment.

Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo

Storytellers: Diavian Walters and Ianna Banfield

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