Open Orchard Productions

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Open Orchard Productions (www.openorchardproductions.org) is the umbrella organization that houses three podcast series.  This organization is staffed and managed by professionals who happen to be teens!  We have been very fortunate in attracting positive attention from industry professionals.

The first podcast series is called The Core and it focuses on teens interviewing teens about their own true, personal stories.  A cross-section of teens are represented which reflects the varied experiences of different ethnic and socio-economic groups.  By focusing on the differences and similarities that exist between us all, the podcast aims at breaking down barriers and revealing universal truths.
The two upcoming series are The Elements, which reports on local influential figures that are the "unsung heroes" of philanthropy, politics, sports, and education, and Fresh Picked, which spotlights artists whose work may be up-and-coming or little known but deserving of recognition for being innovative, captivating, or particularly relevant. These sections will be launched within the next 2 months.

Series

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9 Pieces

Fresh Picked explores art and artists across all mediums.

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20 Pieces

The Core is an interview / audio diary formatted podcast that shares individuals' stories of challenge, success, hardship, and joy. Each episode is between 6-20 minutes in length and features one true and poignant story.

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19 Pieces

A radio series dedicated to the unsung influencers among us.

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48 Pieces

The Harvest explores the realm of auditory expression, gathering a varied crop of creativity and experimentation. As you listen, you will be exposed to anything but the expected.


Pieces

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Would you believe that some teens view Valentine's Day as shallow and expensive? Others see it as an opportunity to demonstrate appreciation. Car...

Bought by KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
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High schooler William Whittenbury attacks the dire situation of the endangered porpoise - the vaquitas. William hopes to change the fate of the vaq...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:03
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The economy of popular music has shifted. With so many ways to listen to music for free, artists have had to develop other ways to make money. The...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 03:29
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A common topic among high schoolers when discussing the college application process and admittance is race. Listen to hear the opinions on affirmat...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:07
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Delaney Mazen echoes the tongue-in-cheek and audacious tone of the 1940’s Radio Mystery. To hear actual old time radio, listen to The Inner Sanctum...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 03:50
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Countless emotions fill a baby delivery room: elation, exhilaration, apprehension. But excitement can shift to sheer panic if the baby is delayed t...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 03:46
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Steffi’s passion, dedication, and strength contributed to achieving her goal of playing softball at a collegiate level.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:24
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Stereotypes about Asian-Americans abound - their kids get perfect scores on standardized testing and head off to Ivy League colleges to become doct...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:36
Caption: Beyonce
Teen radio journalist, Lilli Carlsen, traces how her journey to become a feminist directly corresponds to musical artist Beyonce’s lyrics. For many...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vin Scully
Between being the iconic play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodger's baseball team, to being the announcer for countless historic events, V...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1