A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Host, Ripley Rader interviews teen girls on topics like kindness, self-acceptance, and self-care. Each episode has a foundation of optimism that leaves the listener with a positive outlook on the topic discussed. Through conversations, critical thinking is encouraged and positive behavior is modeled. Compassion and empathy are a major themes throughout.
Positive Role Models
Episodes focus on a diverse group of teen girls who offering inspiring messages about topics like friendship, kindness and failure. In each conversation, guests model how to have compassion for yourself and others across generations.
While guests represent a variety of racial groups, episodes do not acknowledge how race could play a factor in the guests' outlooks on the presented topics. The show centers on empowering young women.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Younger But Wiser's mission is to bridge the gap between older and younger generations of women with the goal of creating a sense of empathy and understanding. Each episode is presented as a conversation between the host, Ripley Rader and a teen girl. Topics include friendship, creativity, trust, self acceptance and more. At the end of each conversation Rader asks questions that bridge the gap between the two generations, such as "what is something that you hope you don't lose as you get older?" Overall, the podcast has a theme of empathy and compassion for self and others. While Younger But Wiser is intended for "parents and daughters alike" all teens could gain valuable insights from this show.
Is It Any Good?
This podcast offers positive role models for teen and adult listeners. The teen girls featured on Younger But Wiser offer hope for future generations. The guests are well spoken, insightful, and above all compassionate. The underlying theme of showing kindness towards yourself and others is truly inspiring across generations. This podcast is a great for kids and their parents or caregivers to listen to together as it opens the door to heartfelt conversation.
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