Kidsburgh Podcast

 

Kristine Sorensen, Melissa Rayworth and Yu-Ling Cheng taping the Kidsburgh Podcast with SLB’s Chad Green.

Welcome to the Kidsburgh Podcast, where we interview the people and explore the destinations that make Pittsburgh a great place for families. Along with insights and advice to help parents and caregivers raise the kids they love, we’ve also got an insider perspective from kids and teens themselves. It’s all packed into podcast episodes that grownups and kids can listen to together.

Our podcast is hosted by the Kidsburgh team — Kristine Sorensen, Melissa Rayworth and Yu-Ling Cheng — and recorded by SLB Radio Productions. Get all the details here.

Find us on Apple Podcasts, Pandora and Spotify, at the SLB website, or listen right here:

S1 Ep1: Dragon’s Den, Travis Snider on youth athletics, and how to talk to teens

Join hosts Yu-Ling Cheng, Melissa Rayworth, and Kristine Sorensen for an exploration of the story behind indoor obstacle course, Dragon’s Den and a conversation with former Pittsburgh Pirates player, Travis Snider, on youth athletics. Also, teens from around Pittsburgh offer ways that parents and caregivers can have better conversations with them.

Links: Dragon’s Den, 3A Athletics videos, “Hero” sports parenting guidebook

Download episode | Play in new window | File size: 37.0MB

 

S1 Ep2: Assemble, Sylvia Acevedo on reaching your goals, and local teens on who they see as their role models and why

Join hosts Yu-Ling Cheng, Melissa Rayworth, and Kristine Sorensen as they learn about the community arts and tech space Assemble, and deep-dive into a conversation with rocket scientist and CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA (2016-2020), Sylvia Acevedo, about how kids and adults can reach their goals. Also, teens from around Pittsburgh share their honest thoughts on what makes for a good role model and who their role models are.

Links:Path to the Stars” book by Sylvia Acevedo

Download episode | Play in new window | File size: 37.9 MB

 

S1 Ep3: Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, Megs Yunn on spreading joy through Beverly’s Birthdays, and how teens really view tracking apps

Join hosts Yu-Ling Cheng, Melissa Rayworth, and Kristine Sorensen as they tell listeners about a super-fun destination, the Hope Haven farm animal sanctuary in Sewickley, and then dive into a conversation with Beverly’s Birthdays founder and executive director, Megs Yunn. Also, teens from around Pittsburgh offer their honest thoughts on the tracking apps that parents and caregivers sometimes use with their kids.

Links: Hope Haven Farm and Beverly’s Birthdays

Download episode | Play in new window | File size:  31.3 MB

S1 Ep4: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Steeler star Cam Heyward on contributing to your community, and real talk from teens about video sharing platforms

Join hosts Yu-Ling Cheng, Melissa Rayworth, and Kristine Sorensen as they discover the magic of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, and then talk with beloved Steeler Cam Heyward about ways kids can get inspired to give back to their community. Wrapping up the episode, local teens give us their opinions about video sharing platforms like Youtube and TikTok.

Links: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and the Cameron Heyward Foundation

Download episode | Play in new window | File size:  31.3 MB

Stay tuned for more episodes! A new episode will drop each week through the end of June 2024.