PRX - Pieces for Format: First-Person Essay

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Ms. Booth talks to students about her aviation-filled family history.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:39
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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 girl who copes with feeling like a misfit by inventing imaginary pen pal relationships with Movie of the Week characters. The Mortifie...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2017
  • Length: 24:06
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Kids at Martin Middle School discuss what Dia de los Muertos means to them.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:11
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Gary, now in his 50s, recalls how Paul Weller and The Jam impacted upon his younger years.

  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:49
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I'm eighteen and for some reason I can't be on time.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:22
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What happens when a teenager moves to the other side of the tracks and ends up with all the freedom she could ask for? The Mortified Podcast is a p...

Bought by KVNF


  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 23:03
  • Purchases: 1
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A friendly prank puts Kathryn in a "complicated" Facebook relationship with a sloth, but maybe that's just what her love life needs right now.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
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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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"Where are you from? ... No, where are you REALLY from?" Because of her skin tone and features, Milani Chatterji-Len gets asked this question all t...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 04:12
  • Purchases: 2
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When racism changes everything. A late night recitation on that teenage decision of what will be your identity in matter of your friend's racism...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 24, 2016
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 1
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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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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Physics, math, canyoning between buildings: Not scary. Finding an apartment, learning how to vote: Scary. How one young woman feels about making th...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:40
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Does your race affect how you act? Well, it probably affected how you answered that question.... In this award-winning story, hear why one young ma...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 3
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Seventeen year-old Shamarra Rombawa lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Her city was dubbed "Murder Town" by a 2014 article in Newsweek because of its h...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 03:08
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When 16 year-old Max Rakus set off to Germany right after his sophomore year of high school ended, he had no idea that the trip would change him fo...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:39
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Sam hails from Bosnia, but she’s lived in the US for the last 6 years. Sometimes she finds that her two cultures have opposing values. Add to that ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:58
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A teenage misfit tries to empower himself by taking on the persona of a medieval Scottish King.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 21:44
  • Purchases: 1
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An incredibly shy teenager overcomes a speech impediment and works up the courage to ask out a girl.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 19:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Christine navigates love and romance as she grows up.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 07:08
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The journals of a confused teenager who waffles between his romantic side and his raging hormones.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 20:09
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The diaries of a teenager from the South Bronx whose life changes when she discovers The Cure. Featuring Special Guest Host, Lol Tolhurst, foundin...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 20:09
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Why do we become our worst enemies when it comes to pursuing the things we actually want? I’ve been there. This is the origin story of making Mille...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 31, 2015
  • Length: 20:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Following your dreams is not always glamorous, especially when you could get stuck in "transition."

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 31, 2015
  • Length: 19:28
  • Purchases: 1