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Teen Talk Podcast

Teens today are being faced with extraordinary circumstances. Each, can have lasting impact and effect. To better meet them where they are, we created the Teen Talk podcast. Together, we offer teens a safe place to share stories about the issues that are affecting them the most today. In each episode, we discuss relevant topics, share personal stories, and inspire hope.
November 30, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 35 - Learning to Take Initiative

Tracy Dixon from 98.5 KYGO talks to teens about how learning to take initiative starts at an early age with small things like showing your work in school.   As you get older it becomes more of an ex...   (16:25)
November 24, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 34 - Navigating Politics as a Teenager

Teens are struggling navigate how they should view politics with everything they hear/see in the media. When asked what would they would like to see when they are 50 years old, they told KOSI 101.1's ...   (16:45)
November 10, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 33 - Kindness Matters

104.3 The Fan's Mike Evans talked with teens about how it is difficult being a teen today.  “You realize what you missed and how much the pandemic impacted you."  Maddie, Logan and Saya are compet...   (23:39)
October 11, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 32 - Transition from Middle School to High School

The transition from high school can be scary.  The biggest fears being finding lockers and classes.  One of the teens mentioned “I’m excited to start at a new place." Listen to the full with She...   (13:06)
October 11, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 31 - Dealing with Parents who are Divorced

In this edition of Teen Talk, Zach Bye from 104.3 The Fan talks with teens about their struggles and navigating how to deal with being a child of divorced parents. “Acknowledge how you feel and talk...   (17:10)
August 30, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 30 - Fear and Anxiety of Returning to School

As summer wraps up and the kids head back to school, local teens have a candid conversation with KYGO’s Fizz about the fear of catching COVID during the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you to Mountain ...   (10:31)
July 20, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 29 - The Importance of Personal Connections

“We learn the most about ourselves in the most uncomfortable moments.”-unknown.   KOSI 101.1 Morning Show Host Jenny D talks with local teens this week on Teen Talk about the importance of perso...   (23:15)
July 1, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 28 - Becoming Detached During Coronavirus and Staying Healthy

Mountain High Appliance is the proud sponsor of Teen Talk. This episode showcases host DMac from 104.3 The Fan and two local teenagers talking about how teens stayed healthy during quarantine. “60 m...   (26:56)
April 6, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 27 - Technology and Mental Health

How has the increase of technology affected teens and their mental health?  One local teen has a very personal perspective of how screen time reminded her that connections have been critical this ye...   (16:47)
March 23, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 26 - How Relationships Have Changed

The pandemic has caused relationships to change across the board.  A group of local teens discuss how their friendships have adapted over the past year.  Family bonds are stronger, and friendships a...   (12:12)
March 8, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 25 - One Year Later

In this episode of Teen Talk, moderator Jason Hopcus asked the question, “In reflection, what have you noticed in your own life?”  “Have no expectations.”  “Take nothing for granted.”...   (15:43)
February 23, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 24 - First Year of College

The graduating class of 2020 had to face tremendous challenges.  In this week’s episode of Teen Talk, we talk with a first year college student who has persevered, found determination and tackled M...   (16:14)
January 26, 2021

Teen Talk | Episode 23 - Athletics in the Pandemic

Throughout the pandemic teen athletes have been faced with a series of ups, downs and adjustments.  A group of female soccer players discuss the appreciation of crowds in the stands, how they miss in...   (17:45)
September 25, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 22 - Mental Health and COVID

"Our routines are off".  "It's all so confusing." "Academic stress is at an all time high".  Teen Talk episode 22 tackles a subject that is difficult to discuss, but is so necessary, Mental Health....   (19:30)
September 25, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 21 - Serving the Community

Teenagers today are experiencing an emotional shift like never before.  In episode 21 of Teen Talk, local teenagers discuss how they have taken that emotional shift and turned it into good by serving...   (13:13)
September 11, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 19 - The Pandemic

“Confusing and Uncertain.” These are two words that local teenagers used to describe the world they are living in right now.  In this episode of Teen Talk, these and other teens discuss how they ...   (20:03)
September 11, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 20 - COVID19 Education

“Relationship building happens at school.  On the playground, in class, with our teachers and with our peers.  We can’t do that now.”  Local High Schoolers discuss the impact that the shiftin...   (16:05)
September 8, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 18 - Courage to Speak Up

Do you have the courage to speak up?  Local teenagers talk candidly about how to stand up for yourself when discussing racism.  Teen Talk episode #18 is a real conversation about how to be active in...   (17:34)
August 25, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 17 - Be Kind to One Another

Kindness…How do you make people feel happy?  In episode #17 of Teen Talk, local teenagers talk about their pandemic frustrations, finding connections and remind us all to be kind to one another!  ...   (10:56)
July 13, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 16 - High School Students , Coronavirus Part 2

With summer well under way and teenagers continuing to adjust to "this new normal," we connected with a some teens to continue the discussion about the Coronavirus Pandemic, what it feels like, and ho...   (22:50)
April 14, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 15 - High School Students Talk Coronavirus

These are unprecedented times we are facing, due to COVID19.  In this episode of Teen Talk, local teenagers discuss the virus and how they are adjusting to their "new normal".  Get connected.  Fin...   (41:21)
March 23, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 14 - High School Seniors' Parents

A parents perspective on what their High School Seniors are going through, how to navigate stress, and how the younger generation compares to their parents high school experience.Get connected.  Find...   (17:19)
March 3, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 13 - High School Senior Pressure

In Episode 13 of Teen Talk, we hear from local  High School Seniors and the pressures they face with all that comes with college applications, admissions process, and the unknowns of what their next ...   (22:42)
February 18, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 12 - Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson, Part 3

Sibling dynamic and family relationships.  Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson discusses sibling relationships and the dynamics among families.  Get connected.  Find your tribe!  Sponsored by Mountain High Appliance.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (25:31)
February 4, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 11 – Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson, Part 2

What are some lessons to take away when things don't sometimes go our way? In this episode of Teen Talk, Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson shares her experience at the Miss America pageant where she was...   (20:20)
January 3, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 10 - Cherry Creek Part 2

In this episode of Teen Talk, we continue our conversation with a group of local High School Teens who talk about Life Struggles and Challenges, and what parents need to know about what their teens ar...   (31:49)
January 3, 2020

Teen Talk | Episode 9 - Cherry Creek Part 1

In this episode of Teen Talk, Jason Hopcus opens  a conversation with a group of Cherry Creek School District teens who created an extremely powerful video that has since received thousands of views....   (34:00)
October 21, 2019

Teen Talk | Episode 8 - Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson

In this episode of Teen Talk, we hear from Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson and how she strives to empower girls with her program Building Strong Girls.  Get connected.  Find your tribe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (19:35)
October 11, 2019

Teen Talk | Episode 7 - Cliques

Cliques can positively or negatively affect each of us.  In this episode of Teen Talk, we hear from local teens and how cliques impact their day to day life.   Get connected.  Find your tribe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (19:53)
September 23, 2019

Teen Talk | Episode 6 - Robbie's Hope (Parents)

It's OK to not be OK.  In this episode of Teen Talk, we discuss a very difficult topic that sometimes goes unspoken.  Our hope is to help parents learn how to talk about suicide with their teenagers...   (18:27)
September 13, 2019

Teen Talk | Episode 5 - Robbie's Hope

It's OK to not be OK.  In this episode of Teen Talk, we discuss the Robbie's Hope Adult Handbook - A guide by teens on how to talk to teens.   Get connected.  Find your tribe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (20:03)
August 5, 2019

Teen Talk | Parents View on Bullying

In episode #3 of Teen Talk, we heard real teens talking about real life instances of bullying.  We wanted to hear the parents perspective on this subject, so a local family was willing to share their...   (27:16)
August 2, 2019

Teen Talk | Episode 4

In episode #4 of Teen Talk, we discuss the positive and negative impacts of social media from 4 local teenagers own perspectives.  Real Kids talking about Real Life.  Get connected.  Find your tribe! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (38:46)
July 17, 2019

Teen Talk | Episode 3

Bullying!  Statistically, 1 in every 3 students have  been bullied.  In this episode of Teen Talk, you will hear real teens discussing the real effects bullying can have on kids today. Get connected.  Find your tribe! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (31:58)
June 12, 2019

Teen Talk | Episode 2

Life makes a lot of demands on youth today.  In this episode of Teen Talk, we will discuss the pressures teenagers face today and the issues they are confronted with; whether it be academic, athletic...   (46:25)