THE PHILADELPHIA CITIZEN
"It’s not your normal podcast, I’ll say that much. It’s a far classier production than most of the stuff that’s out there, the kind of thing you’d normally pick up through an NPR or New Yorker affiliate."
"The monologues themselves run the gamut of drama—funny, heartfelt, bitter and rousing—about issues that speak to the heart of being a young American today."
"Getting a Mouthful" by Quinn O'Callaghan
Mouthful LIVE is named one of Billy Penn's "5 can't-miss" at the Fifth Annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival!
"It starts with a monologue. Philadelphia youths pen each one, then actors perform them. Host Yvonne Latty, noted journalist and NYU professor, interviews the young writers on what inspired them, and speaks with experts who lend insights on the issues at play. Produced by Latty and the Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Mouthful hits on topics from virginity, grief, family illness and diversity. It’s touching and, at times, gut-wrenching."
"Philly Podcast Festival Preview" by Cassie Owens
A conversation between Executive Producer Lisa Nelson-Haynes and Stephanie Renee, host of WURD Radio's The MOJO.
WURD is the only African-American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of few in the country. WURD serves as the heartbeat and pulse of Philadelphia’s African-American community by providing information and solutions that educate, uplift and inspire.
"Mouthful, a brand new podcast featuring the real-life and often gritty stories of Philly teens."
"These are moving first-person narratives that shed a light on just how difficult it is to be a teenager today."
"As for Mouthful, it will make you change the way you think about Philly teens — and teens in general — and if you have kids who haven’t quite hit those years, it may be a real eye-opener."
"This New Podcast Will Change the Way You Think About Philly Teens" by Victor Fiorillo
The Philly Voice
“As a mother, I’m seeing the effects of how the things that we’re hearing and seeing on TV and watching unfold around us are affecting my kids,” Latty says.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the insights my daughters have expressed into really complicated issues. I thought it would be a good idea to see how we could explore that. Young people have a lot to teach us.”
Philadelphia Gay News
"Latty said that while the podcast is focused on teens, adults and parents can also learn a lot.
“To hear kids talk about these things in an honest way really helps you understand what they are going through and where we are headed.'"
"Local Journo Talks Youth-Focused Podcast" by Larry Nichols
The Philadelphia Tribune
"...'Mouthful' investigates identity, access, equity and inclusion."
"...opens up and unpacks complicated issues while encouraging conversation about community."
"Mouthful: A podcast series powered by youth perspective" by Bobbi Booker
Each week, Philly.com hosts Mouthful in the Opinion Pages. Producer Mitchell Bloom highlights, summarizes, and provides context for each episode.
May 10, 2017
Episode 5: Pedestals