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Caption: Sean and His Girlfriend, Credit: Sonia Duran-Martinez
Seventeen-year-old Sean doesn't consider himself a romantic guy, but he knows girls like romance, and he likes girls, so he sets out to figure out ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 06:29
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Ever Break someone's heart and have it come back to haunt you? Tales of teens who discover if dating karma exists.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 25:24
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Current Mood: Desperate.  Mortified pays tribute to the kids who grew up in an era right before Myspace and Facebook and pioneered the idea of goin...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2018
  • Length: 27:04
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The story of a small town girl who found herself in the center of a cinematic love triangle. Whoever she chooses could change the direction of her ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2018
  • Length: 20:08
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The story of a shy teenager who wanted to meet the man of her dreams. Or at the very least, a straight guy. But some things are easier dreamed than...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:49
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James Van Der Beek? Nick Carter? Devon Sawa?  Puh-lease! According to pre-teen girls of the 90s, none of the above held a candle to the boy who pla...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2018
  • Length: 25:27
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What's the very worst way to learn about the birds and the bees from your parents? The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2018
  • Length: 22:02
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Happy New Year! Ring in '18 with tales of teenagers who make a resolution to lose their virginity. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radio...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 18:40
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Tales of kids with an unbridled passion to hear wedding bells. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen to all episod...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2017
  • Length: 24:01
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A teenage metal head gets desperate when she can't find any other lesbians in her school. Because, the 80s. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2017
  • Length: 25:07
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There comes a moment in every school kid's life where it’s time where the student becomes the teacher. The Mortified Podcast celebrates kids who at...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
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What happens teenagers have the hots for their next door neighbor. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmort...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2017
  • Length: 21:30
Caption: Kismet
In “Palm Treo”, Brittany and Eric talk about the secret parties that the RA’s at Howard University were throwing in 2005. Their podcast “For Colore...

  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 23:32
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Ever write a fan letter you regret? Part 1 of Unlikely Celebrity Obsessions features some truly misguided fan mail and a special appearance by Garf...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:10
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The tale of a first generation girl stuck between parents who think she's getting out of control and schoolmates who assume she's just a quiet book...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2016
  • Length: 19:43
Caption: Mortified logo, Credit: Jered Bogli
Need relief from all the juvenile antics of campaign season? From PRX's Radiotopia, "MORTIFIED'S TOTALLY JUVENILE ELECTION SPECIAL" is your antidot...

Bought by WUTC, KJZZ, Troy Public Radio, KALW, WCQS and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 51:58
  • Purchases: 25
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Just Say No? This is your brain on drugs? Find out the ridiculous and misguided ways teenagers actually deal with drugs.

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jun 12, 2016
  • Length: 25:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Diaries of a teenager who always seems to fall for guys who just aren't into women.

  • Added: May 15, 2016
  • Length: 19:46
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Part 1 in our Forbidden Crush Series features a teenager that obsessed over the school's most powerful authority figure.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2016
  • Length: 21:37
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Remember when 2nd Base was a really big deal? Just in time for opening day, Mortified journeys back to a time when the most exciting bases had abso...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2016
  • Length: 32:52
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An outspoken goth uses the school newspaper to tell off the popular kids.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 20:16
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Celebrate the misery of Valentines with tales of teenagers who fall for heart-breakers and find themselves asking the age-old question... Why Do I ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 24:06
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The child of two Longhorn Band veterans digs into the unseen world of the band's strangest traditions, from "hupping" to the secret "10 til 2" saying.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:06
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This special episode of Mortified features the story of a closeted teenager who escapes the bullies at school and retreats into his bedroom where h...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 34:43
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A teenager writes her diary to her recently deceased grandfather -- only to share with him every graphic detail about her love life.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 21:46