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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
11hr 6min
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A taste of what you can expect in the first season of Grown! Our first two episodes drop Wednesday, February 8th!
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Thumbnail for "Growth-Spurt: Club Penguin 2.0 and Will Smith".
More Aleeza and Fonzo!
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A collaboration with the incredible podcast, This Teenage Life!
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Introducing Couples Therapy with Naomi and Andy
Thumbnail for "Growth-Spurt: Scotland and Anime".
Aleeza and Fonzo answer questions to tide you over until Season 3
Thumbnail for "Introducing: Everyone's Business (But Mine) with Kara Berry".
Introducing: Everyone's Business (But Mine) with Kara Berry
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Young love. Erotic fan fiction. Secrets spilled or slipped.
Thumbnail for "Search and Rescue: Feeling lost and getting found".
Mental health. City adventures. Rescue dogs
Thumbnail for "Young Punks: Concerts, musical memories, and moving to NYC".
Sketchy concerts. LGBTQIA+ spaces. Baby Keem
Thumbnail for " Storytelling: Truth, transformation, and a haircut".
Aleeza and Fonzo discuss how storytelling changed their lives and share how they first met.
Thumbnail for "Family and Food: Dinner, drama, and deliciousness".
Apple cake. Pizza. Dinner parties.
Thumbnail for "At Home In Your Body: Puberty, body image, and swimsuits".
Bodies, bodies, bodies.
Thumbnail for "Culture and Identity: Periods, religion, and personal boundaries".
Natural hair. A culture festival. Middle school jerks.
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Shhhhh. In this episode, we spill the tea.
Thumbnail for "Growth-Spurt: Aleeza and Fonzo talk Anime and Fleetwood Mac".
More Aleeza and Fonzo to tide you over until Season 2
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A whole bunch of stories to make the wait for Season 2 just a bit more bearable.
Thumbnail for "Growth-Spurt: Getting Educated".
On this Growth-Spurt, we play an episode of the main Moth podcast, filled with stories that deal with growing up.
Thumbnail for "Growth-Spurt: Fonzo and Aleeza talk Ladybug and tattoos".
More Fonzo and Aleeza!
Thumbnail for "Growth-Spurt: Checking out Borrowed".
We play an episode from one of our favorite podcasts... Borrowed
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Grown Season 2 is coming soon... October 25th to be exact!
Thumbnail for "Siblings: Bonds, Rivalries, and Drama".
In this episode, we explore how much our siblings shape who we are.
Thumbnail for "Outside Looking In: FOMO, Friends, and Falling Outs".
We'll find out what happens when you're on the outside looking in.
Thumbnail for "Nerding Out: Passions, Obsessions, and Media".
We'll figure out how your passions shape who you are.
Thumbnail for "Moral Compass: Mishaps, Mistakes, and Youthful Indiscretions".
In this episode, we'll explore how to create your own sense of ethics
Thumbnail for "Making Friends: BFFs, and Frenemies, and Cliques.".
BFFs. Frenemies. Finding your clique.
Thumbnail for "Great Expectations: Pressure, Hopes, and a Live Show".
Pressure. Hopes. What the heck do you do after high school?!?!
Thumbnail for "Comfort Zone: Safety, Independence, and Spreading Your Wings".
Stories about safety and spreading your wings.
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Stories about moms, dads, and what they teach us.

Trailer

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January 24, 20232min 29sec

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. Join co-hosts Aleeza Kazmi and Alfonso “Fonzo” Lacayo as they present true stories that deal with the challenges and joys of growing up. Our first two episodes drop Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, and then we’ll have a new episode every two weeks. Join us!