A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Questions and reflections posed for kid listeners to think about. Show notes provide links to articles and resources, extending opportunities to explore the topics further. Real-world issues are presented to kids in ways they can understand and digest so they can create informed opinions of their own.
Kids should have access to news about current events related to social justice, human rights, politics, and safety. Kids can be a powerful influence when they speak up and voice their opinions, ideas, and experiences.
Positive Role Models
Examples of how people have overcome or fought back against unjust and inequitable decisions and systems, and how they continue to do so. Counter-narratives sprinkled in to disprove problematic arguments that are oppressive and harmful to specific individuals or groups of people.
Stories shed light on issues reflecting larger systemic inequities like climate change and racism. Topics are covered that directly impact people from groups who've been historically marginalized. Aims to have kids think critically about the impact of these issues from multiple perspectives. Topics and issues from all around the world are discussed.
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Violence & Scariness
Some episodes include stories that reference harm and trauma related to sexual abuse, gender bias, and racism.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Worth Noting is a podcast focused on current events that illuminate inequity and injustice. Topics are timely, historical, and sometimes controversial, ranging from mask mandates to abortion rights to sexual abuse. The podcast provides a space for teens (and adults!) to understand more about each issue through language, definitions, and perspectives. Some heavier topics could potentially prompt strong emotions, memories, or trauma.
Is It Any Good?
This podcast is a wonderful way for kids to think about their role in addressing problematic systems, decisions, and behaviors that impact traditionally marginalized groups. The show's intention is to center kids within history as it's unfolding, but their voices and opinions aren't present in the podcast. And the language used and topics covered may require further conversations for teens to fully understand.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.