Teen Diaries and the Power of Being Your Own Storyteller

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sixteen years ago, producer Joe Richman gave group of teenagers tape recorders and asked them to report on their own lives. Armed with recording equipment, they told their stories, and "Teenage Diaries" -- compelling radio that gave listeners an unexpected lens into the lives of ordinary teens -- was born.

Richman, founder and executive producer of Radio Diaries, explains why he asked these teenagers to open up their lives and minds to random strangers. We also hear from one former diarist about what the experience of reporting on herself was like, and the challenges she now faces as a young woman in her thirties.

 

Sixteen years ago, producer Joe Richman gave group of teenagers tape recorders and asked them to report on their own lives.  
"Teenage Diaries" was born.   Joe Richman, Founder and Executive Producer of Radio Diaries explains why he asked these teenagers to open up their lives and minds to random strangers. 
And we hear from one diarist ... about the challenges she now faces ... as a young woman in her thirties.

 

 

Guests:

Joe Richman

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

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