Parents' Guide to

Mic Drop

By Robert Yaniz Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teens tell their real-life stories; challenging topics.

Podcast Entertainment CBC Podcasts Average run time: 10 minutes
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This podcast offers a much-needed glimpse into the reality facing today's teens. In adolescence, most teens feel isolated and different, but Mic Drop celebrates those differences and helps teens feel like they're not alone. Teens featured on the show explore not only how to get through challenging times, but how the next generation can change the world for the better. With every episode, listeners get a glimpse into another teen experience. These stories are often inspiring – involving teenage entrepreneurs, artists, and activists – without ignoring the reality of the adult world. The lack of an external host only underscores the intimacy of Mic Drop's personal stories.

If there's one downside to Mic Drop, it's that it doesn't dive deep enough. Each teen has the chance to share their circumstances and their dreams, but their stories seem to end too quickly, without enough follow up. Regardless, the show does an excellent job breaking through misconceptions about being a teen. This extends to everything from the effects of climate change to bullying and sexism. Teenage listeners would benefit from Mic Drop mostly, of course, but adults who desire a better grasp of today's young people would too.

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