Pizza Time by Alex Malmude for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

September 21, 2011 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

So much pizza... Taken by Flickr User rj3

Ah, the mysterious life of a pizza delivery man, finally captured in his natural habitat.  This documentary takes a smooth non-narrated path to tell the story of one man's evening at work, bringing the people what they need. We hop in and out of the car, meet customers, gossip, headbang, talk smack about our co-workers and just have a good time. Language Advisory for casual swearing!

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Listen to another more recent feature of Alex Malmude's on TBDRadio, a show on WGXC. In it, a woman talks about her mixed feelings on being able to watch movies or tv whenever she wants.

If you love pizza as much as I do, I recommend visiting this Flickr photoset. If you weren't hungry before, you are now. PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA!

Homelessness: It Could Happen to Anyone, Even My Dad by Iris SanGiovanni of Blunt Youth Radio

August 25, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams



Iris and her father, Robert

When Blunt Youth Radio member Iris SanGiovanni was eight years old, her dad became homeless for six months after her parents divorced. A few years later, she had the chance to talk with him about his experience.

This conversation exposes the myths and stereotypes that we have about homeless people. Iris even realizes after talking to her dad how much of the advice that he gave her came from his experience. After listening to this, I had to take a moment and reflect on my own life and I felt grateful for what I had. So thank you, Iris and Robert SanGiovanni, for sharing this story with such a large audience.

The Maine Association of Broadcasters awarded Iris's reporting first place in its radio features category, and this was not a special youth category. This was for the whole state of Maine! So congratulations Iris for representing the kind of thoughtful writing and stories that young people are making!

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WEB EXCLUSIVE!

I gave Iris a call while she was at a meeting for Blunt. She told me about her new expectations for herself after creating an award-winning piece at the age of 14 and her new perspectives on family after interviewing her father.

(Listen to the interview!)

Music in this podcast was provided by the Free Music Archive. The intro is called Ringtones by (Xiu Xiu) / CC BY-NC 3.0. The outro is called Hot Brick by CAVE.