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Saturday, May 11, 2019
Episode 119 Everyone's A Critic
Who was your harshest critic as a kid? Hear tales from the Mortified stage show of how other kids dealt with criticism or become critical themselves. Contributor Will Seymour talks about his experiences in high school and how one caring adult, Liza Minnelli in this case, can make all the difference to a kid.
Episode 47 Will: I Was A Teenage Media Mogul
This special episode of Mortified features the story of a closeted teenager who escapes the bullies at school and retreats into his bedroom where he creates an elaborate imaginary radio empire. Listen to clips from the cassette recordings of the KNYB 'radio show', listener reviews, and special guest Stephanie Seymour.
This American Life: Parental Guidance Suggested featuring "The Grandma Letters"
Stories about kids who actually want their parents looking out for them. Will Seymour reads letters he and his grandmother exchanged when he was in high school. He was miserable at the time—his parents had just gotten divorced and he had no friends—and so was his grandma. So they consoled each other through the mail. Will reads the letters as part of the Mortified stage show.
To Whom It May Concern
Will Seymour shares a letter that has been in his family for over 140 years, a letter that gives us a vibrant taste of place and history. Listen to the June 2015 show at the 10:00 mark.