Teen Podcasts

It I'snt Jazz. It Isn't Blues. It's Klezmer.


Katia Katsnelson is a 17 year old Russian Jewish girl born and raised in Brooklyn. She identifies herself as a rock and roll enthusiast, and a horseback riding animal lover, who dibbles and dabbles in the theater world. She aspires to major in music journalism.



HANGING out with Jynx



Evelyn Morales is a young lady waiting for her chance of becoming a musician. She has her guitar by her side but has always wondered what the journey of becoming a rock star is like. In her podcast she interviews a local band (Jynx) and talks about how their journey has been.

Depression within African American Communities



Marie Damus is a rising senior who attends Benjamin Banneker Academy. She intends on studying Broadcast Journalism in college. In her free time she enjoys writing poetry and listening to music. In 2015, Marie created a podcast on music that emerged through the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and this year she wrote and produced a podcast focused on depression in the Black Community. Marie hopes her work will inspire others to get involved and be more aware of these topics.

Drums and Gender



Madeline Snow is a rising high school senior. She enjoys writing and eating her vegetables. She spends most of her time playing music whether it's guitar in her free time or recently picking up drums in her band. This inspired her to create a podcast focusing on the experiences of female drummers and their perspectives on how music spaces can be more supportive of diversity.

A Conversation about Trans Latina Women



Biana Martinez is a rising senior with a passion for music, writing, and (more recently) producing audio. She loves to spend time with friends and family, and in her free time enjoys playing guitar, singing, or writing stories. She plans on pursuing a career in psychology in college. As a Dominican girl from Brooklyn who surrounds herself with a diverse group of friends, she’s become aware of many social/political injustices towards people of color and has begun to take certain steps towards getting more involved in the activist community. This year, she created a podcast that talks about transgender folk in the Latinx community, in hopes of sparking more conversation on the topic and how this issue can be addressed.

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