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Free Period

By CrystalStone, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Celeb stories of adolescence; language and mature themes.

Podcast Entertainment Cadence13 Average run time: 48 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.

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For adults and young adults, this is sure to be an entertaining, relatable and sometimes motivating podcast, but it's not very educational and could send mixed messages to younger audiences. Hosts Alana Haim and Sasha Spielberg bring their unique experiences and personalities to Free Period, making the podcast humorous and interesting. However, for tween and younger teen listeners this podcast could be interpreted as glorifying behaviors such as underage drinking, lying and drug use.

One of the shows strengths is how it discusses middle and high school stories and feelings that many people can relate to, helping listeners not feel seen and understood in these experiences. In some ways, episodes also model how to overcome obstacles and have a more positive outlook on life and these experiences. The constant use of swearing and references to mature activities may drown out the more positive aspects of the podcast for younger audiences, but it can also be a positive conversation starter and bonding exercise for adults and their older teen or young adult kids.

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