The Mortified Podcast

The Mortified Podcast

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The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids– diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond– in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.


80: It’s A Family Affair  

In honor of the discord that shows up around the Thanksgiving table, we present tales of kids who don't quite the concept of family togetherness.

79 Amy: Diaries of a First Generation Kid  

The tale of a first generation girl stuck between parents who think she's getting out of control and schoolmates who assume she's just a quiet bookish type.

78: Revenge of the Redheaded Nerds  

Sticks and Stones may break our bones but names will never harm us. At least that's what we sincerely hoped. This week, redheads get back at their former bullies. With a special appearance by Zach Ward, the infamous bully from "A Christmas Story."

77: My Worst Fear  

In honor of Halloween, mortifying tales about the kind of fears kids actually have.

76: Totally Juvenile Election Special  

Need relief from all the juvenile antics of campaign season? MORTIFIED'S TOTALLY JUVENILE ELECTION SPECIAL is your antidote to the political tantrums featuring stories of the strange campaigns we waged as kids. Featuring special guest, NPR White House correspondent TAMARA KEITH.

75: Confessions of a Duran Duran Fan  

Travel back in time to the 80s to hear girls who were Hungry Like The Wolf for their favorite band.

74: My Diary Will Go Down in History  

The story of a girl who was totally convinced her teenage diary would one day be discovered... and become mandatory reading for generations to come.

73 Back to School Series: Passing Notes  

Do you like me? Yes or No? Circle one. Before texting and snapchat, we passed around our most private messages on folded up looseleaf paper.

72 Back to School Series:  Homecoming Ruined My Life  

Our Back To School Series continues with the tale of a teenager who couldn't get a date to homecoming.

71 Back to School Series: Prom-iscuous  

Will you dance with me? Go Back to School with Mortified and remember the awkwardness of school dances.

70: Jagged Little Parodies  

Tales Teens who parody Jagged Little Pill. Featuring clips from a conversation Mortified did with Alanis Morissette.

69: Sex By Numbers  

How was that for you? In honor of our 69th episode, teenagers use numbers to rate, rank and relate to sex.

68 Paul: The Family Misfit  

What happens when everyone in your family knows you're the black sheep?

67 Chandrika: From India With Love  

There's only one achievement greater than running an entire country... overcoming the awkwardness of being a teenager.

66: I Hate Summer Vacation  

Kids endure their version of a summer vacation from hell.

65: Cold War Kids  

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! In honor of independence day, stories of kids who experienced both sides of the cold war.

64 Carolyn: Dad vs The Love Boat  

A religious father refuses to let his daughter get corrupted by The Love Boat and other 80s pop culture.

63: Dazed and Confused  

Just Say No? This is your brain on drugs? Find out the ridiculous and misguided ways teenagers actually deal with drugs.

62 Naomi: Harry Potter Fan Fiction  

A Harry Potter story unlike anything you've ever heard before -- the homoerotic fan fiction of a 12 year old straight girl. Featuring Cal Grant, Chris Libby & Daniel Franzese of Mean Girls and HBO's Looking.

61: How Not To Masturbate (and Other Hollow Victories)  

Tales of teens answering the perennial question: Should I get it on... with myself?

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