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This podcast is a deep-dive into one incredible invention, entrepreneurial pursuit, or discovery per episode and the young person behind it. Did you know that the trampoline was invented by a 16-year-old? That popsicles, snowmobiles, and even the Braille language were also invented by young people? In this podcast we’re talking to innovative kids, tweens, and teens who run their own businesses, made a new discovery, or invented something new using science. For season two, our host Stephanie ...
 
Season 2: Persephone longs for the chance to do more than paint the flowers that suddenly bloom wherever she steps as she trails behind her mother Demeter. When Persephone breaks free to join her friends Artemis and Athena for a picnic, she is suddenly stolen away to the underworld, full of intimidating gods and misunderstood monsters. On her own for the first time, Persephone struggles to find her way in the dark world below. Demeter tears apart the world above to bring her daughter back to ...
 
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Ooh You're In Trouble

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Ooh You're In Trouble

Mortified Media and TRAX from PRX

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A show for kids 9-13 and their parents. Ever break a rule growing up? From sneaking out of the house past curfew to organizing a protest, these are the true stories of Rebels, Rascals, Rule Breakers, and even Revolutionaries. Ooh, You’re in Trouble is produced for TRAX with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. From the makers of The Mortified Podcast. SERIES UPDATE: The show is currently on hiatus, as we seek resources and partnerships to create future episodes.
 
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Timestorm

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Timestorm

Cocotazo Media and TRAX from PRX

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The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to witness their culture’s true history. Alexa and Beni visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting people who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, the twins navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media ...
 
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After witnessing a mismatch in food bank donations — massive lines at one, and barely any supply at others — Tavish Sharma created Solve Hunger (https://www.solvehungercorp.org/). His app aims to address food shortages and rally communities around their local food banks, and it’s already recruited over 60 food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens.…
 
Neil Deshmukh learned the hard way that building trust with a community is crucial to an invention’s success. He developed PlantumAI (https://www.neildeshmukh.com/plantumai) to help farmers in India connect with researchers at agricultural universities to diagnose and treat plant diseases. His app has now detected disease in over 3,000 plants and s…
 
Hand-washing is an easy way to prevent the spread of germs, but many people (even doctors!) aren’t doing it correctly. Samyak Shrimali created Sanjeevani, a system to solve this problem in hospitals. Sanjeevani combines sensors and a computer model to track whether health care workers wash their hands according to World Health Organization guidelin…
 
Inspired by the challenges that paralyzed people like Stephen Hawking face when communicating, Varun Chandrashekhar designed SpeakUp (https://www.varunchandrashekhar.com/research/research/speakup). His invention is a speech aid that picks up on a person’s brain and translates those impulses into speech. The device relies on a kind of computer analy…
 
Never before has the Earth faced a challenge like this. Half the year with no harvest means half the year without food. Together, Persephone and Demeter must find a way to save humanity, and maybe learn a bit more about each other along the way. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth a…
 
Demeter is overjoyed when Persephone returns, but horrified to learn that her daughter has eaten the food of the underworld. When the two goddesses finally agree to meet Zeus, they must all come to terms with how their lives will be forever changed. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek my…
 
Athena, master strategist, insisted that all the gods get their vaccines and boosters. And good thing, too — Covid has reached Mount Olympus (and our production team…) Everyone is going to be ok, but it means the next episode will be delayed. Athena swears on the River Styx that the episode will be ready next week so we can all find out what happen…
 
One day at softball practice, Mary Catherine Hanafee LaPlante noticed that noxious pesticides and herbicides were being sprayed on the field directly next to her. After arming herself with information and scientific research, she founded Speak Up Green Up (https://www.speakupgreenup.org/) to lobby her district to swap in less harmful alternatives a…
 
When Iris returns to Olympus with bad news, Zeus must find a new approach. He asks silver-tongued Hermes to convince Hades to do something unimaginable for the powerful king of the underworld. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Ol…
 
Jonathan Tamen wants to be an upstander and not a bystander, and so far, he’s succeeding. He and his twin brother founded Helping Hands MB (https://www.helpinghandsmb.org/), a nonprofit whose mission is to change children’s lives through 3D-printed prosthetic limbs. After extensive quality checks, their first shipment of prosthetics is on its way t…
 
Persephone ventures deeper into the mists of the underworld, where she encounters a grieving soul with a fuzzy memory. As she helps this lost shade, the young goddess finds a new sense of purpose and faces her deepest fears - and some enormous monsters. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Gree…
 
Zeus must confront the disaster on earth that is unfolding because he gave Hades permission to marry Persephone without letting her – or her mother – know. So he sends Iris, goddess of the rainbow, to try to convince Demeter to let things grow again. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek m…
 
Persephone is terrified when an enormous being appears from the depths of the rushing river. But could the River Styx have just the wit and wisdom Persephone needs to hear? Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventur…
 
Live from Mount Olympus is back for season 2, this time telling the story of Persephone, a young goddess who strikes out on her own for the first time when she is pulled into a terrifying journey and must find her own power in the darkness. Her mother fights to get her back – and the fate of all humanity lies in the balance. The cast features favor…
 
Demeter is furious at Zeus and done with Olympus. So she disguises herself as an old woman to live among mortals. She finds a family that needs her help and tries to fit in – but it’s hard to keep her power under wraps. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power o…
 
Wrenched out of the sunlit meadow, Persephone confronts Hades, ruler of the underworld, and his three-headed dog, the terrifying yet strangely affectionate Cerberus. Persephone runs away from Hades’ gloomy palace, but learns there is no way home. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth …
 
Introducing Adventure in Atacama from Ochenta Studios. A flight attendant, a retired pilot, and a luchador must find a missing marine biologist to save the world from a proverbial apocalypse. Adventure in Atacama is an audio game where you decide what happens to the heroes! Visit ChooseYourPodcastAdventure.com. Also available in Spanish as Azafata …
 
When she hears Persephone’s cry, Demeter runs to the meadow where Artemis and Athena are searching for their friend. But Persephone has completely disappeared. Demeter turns to Hecate, goddess of witchcraft, magic, and the night, for help. Together they stop Helios from taking the sun across the sky until he tells them what he knows. It’s worse tha…
 
Persephone is tired of always being tied to her mother’s side. But when she runs off to attend a picnic with her friends Athena and Artemis, her curiosity leads to a terrifying fall and the beginning of a perilous journey. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative powe…
 
When a young goddess strikes out on her own for the first time, she is pulled into a terrifying journey, and must find her power in the darkness. Her mother fights to get her back – and the fate of all humanity lies in the balance. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imagina…
 
We know Hermes is the god of liars, travelers, and thieves. But what other powers does he hold? Turns out, he’s one of Dr. Kate Birney’s favorite gods – and in our Mythlet she tells us why she connects with our favorite trickster (hint – Dr. B is a middle child…). Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by…
 
When Athena burst from her father’s head she looked just like a hoplite warrior, with armor and a helmet. Dr. Kate Birney tells us about this fierce aspect of the goddess as well as the civilized attributes of the patron goddess of Athens. No wonder she’s Danae’s favorite goddess – and maybe yours too? Visit our pages on social media or search #liv…
 
When Perseus cut off Medusa’s head, shouldn't she have lost her power? Dr. Kate Birney says “Definitely not!” and reveals the Middle Eastern origins of this ghastly Greek monster. Dr. B also shows us how the ancient Greeks used Medusa’s terrifying power to protect themselves from evil spirits. Check out our Instagram @OCCNY or search #livefrommount…
 
Perseus has his hands full when he enters the Gorgons’ cave – and Dr. Kate Birney says it’s remarkable that our hero was able to juggle Hermes’ sword and that magical bag while brandishing Athena’s shield at the same time. In Mythlet 2, we find out more about that magical shield, which Dr. Birney says was probably like the enormous shields that Gre…
 
As we await word about season 3 of Ooh You’re In Trouble, we’re sharing a story from our friends at The Milky Way Underground - a brand new tween podcast coming to TRAX. What is Milky Way Underground? An immersive fantasy about 2 kids on a journey to find their dad only to find themselves thrust into a strange and mysterious world. Want more Troubl…
 
Remember the moment in Episode 2 when Hermes gives Perseus that cool sword? In our first Live from Mount Olympus Mythlet, find out what makes the sword so special – and why it has that wicked curve to it. Dr. Kate Birney, who is an expert on ancient weapons and teaches archaeology at Wesleyan University, is our guide to the mythical roots of this p…
 
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