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Teens have a lot to say about this complicated world — are you listening? Mood-swinging, dream-chasing, rule-breaking dramas and adventures. Mic Drop, from CBC Podcasts. Follow @cbcmicdrop

Teens have a lot to say about this complicated world — are you listening? Mood-swinging, dream-chasing, rule-breaking dramas and adventures. Mic Drop, from CBC Podcasts. Follow @cbcmicdrop

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United States

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CBC

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Teens have a lot to say about this complicated world — are you listening? Mood-swinging, dream-chasing, rule-breaking dramas and adventures. Mic Drop, from CBC Podcasts. Follow @cbcmicdrop

Language:

English


Episodes

SPECIAL EPISODE: Tai Asks Why—What’s happening in my teen brain?

1/13/2021
Tai Asks Why from CBC Podcasts and TRAX returns with a third season! Tai’s 14 now. As he goes through adolescence, there are all sorts of weird things happening in his brain that are literally reshaping it, getting him ready for adulthood! But what’s happening in there? Why do humans even have an adolescent phase? And how can Tai harness his mental superpowers while he has them? Subscribe to Tai Asks Why right here.

Duration:00:23:49

MIKAEEL’s a class act

12/17/2020
The class action lawsuit you’ve heard Mikaeel talk about here is La Rose et al. vs. Her Majesty the Queen. It argues these youth are already being harmed by climate change, and the federal government is violating their rights to life, liberty and security and is failing to protect essential public trust resources. The youth also allege that their government’s conduct violates their right to equality, since youth are disproportionately affected by the effects of the climate emergency. You...

Duration:00:14:38

BENJI designs success

12/10/2020
Benji is passionate about graphic design and eager to help other young creators get started. He started out using Autodesk Sketchbook and also recommends trying Canva for free templates or ibisPaint for illustrations. His business is called Certified Designs and you can find Benji on Twitter @certifiedbenji_ and on Instagram @Certified.Benji The success of Certified Designs helps Benji support his parents and his three siblings. It also made it possible for him to participate in a trip to...

Duration:00:13:12

TALIA takes a stand

12/3/2020
Bullies at school target Talia because she is Jewish. It’s a painful struggle that affects her mental health, but Talia fights back in a way that makes school safer for everyone. *Warning* This episode contains descriptions of hate speech, and might be upsetting to some listeners. We advise that you find an adult to talk through any uncomfortable feelings that come up with what you hear.

Duration:00:15:29

ALEX connects the dots

11/26/2020
“It’s something you normally keep to yourself and don’t really tell anyone.” Alex has noticed there’s stigma around mental health and neurodiversity. She’s heard how some people hide their anxiety, ADHD and Dyslexia. When she receives some results of her own, she’s able to put her fears aside and connect more deeply with her friends when she discovers how common those kinds of diagnoses actually are.

Duration:00:08:34

MALIK is the door-to-door sci-fi guy

11/19/2020
12-year-old science fiction author Malik Hazell is self-published. For more information about his latest novel, Exile to Obticus, check out his Instagram @writeorflight_

Duration:00:12:39

SOPHIA bugs out

11/12/2020
Sophia fell in love with insects after a visit to a butterfly conservatory, where a butterfly landed on her and stayed with her. This little buddy on her shoulder opened up a whole world for Sophia. She was hooked. In kindergarten, Sophia was bringing grasshoppers, ladybugs and worms to school, to everyone’s delight. But by first grade, her classmates didn’t think it was so cool anymore. Things got a whole lot worse before they got better. In this episode, you’ll hear 11 year-old Sophia...

Duration:00:07:52

HANS' businesses are for the birds

11/5/2020
Falcons are amazing birds of prey but they need a lot of space to roam. Growing up in the city doesn’t make the path to keeping a falcon easy for 12-year-old Hans, but he’s working on a plan! Selling candy, shovelling snow and making his own brand of hand sanitizer is his way forward. In this episode, Hans learns several lessons about conflict, ethics, and running his own business while saving up for his future falcon. Visit @cbcmicdrop on Instagram to see photos of Hans with some of the...

Duration:00:12:57

Martial arts champ GABRIELA fights sexism in sport

10/29/2020
Gabriela loves judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu but training with boys is suddenly different at age 14.

Duration:00:11:55

MARTY time travels to the 1980s

10/22/2020
When 11-year-old Marty discovered punk rock two years ago, he felt freed. School was no fun, and he was bored with trying to talk to classmates who were wrapped up in their phones and video games. Hear him talk about how exploring old school punk opened up a whole new world of art, music, lyrics and the best way to have fun with his friends. This episode was co-produced by Mike McKinlay. If you want to see Marty in action, check out Mike’s film about Marty here.

Duration:00:06:53

BELLA says “I do” at recess

10/15/2020
Relationships can be tough to figure out. So many ups and downs. Here, Bella reveals her true feelings about what it’s been like for her on that emotional rollercoaster called love. Rings and all!

Duration:00:13:21

BEN beatboxes through his parents' divorce

10/8/2020
You’ll hear Ben talk about the history of beatboxing in hip hop and some of his influences: pioneers Doug E Fresh and Rahzel.

Duration:00:11:26

ELI & ADAM hunt for food during the pandemic

10/1/2020
13-year old Eli and 11-year-old Adam are sheltering from the pandemic on the reservation with their grandparents, where they have fun learning about their ancestral traditions in the Pacific Northwest. The boys are proud members of the Umatilla, Cayuse, Nez Perce and Walla Walla Nations. While learning how to dance, sing, drum, they also try to avoid going to grocery stores. Hunting for their own food is not just about putting dinner on the table, it’s about growing up and becoming...

Duration:00:12:38

TANEIA brings Black Lives Matter to school

9/24/2020
10-year-old Taneia schools her teacher and makes the case to expand Black history education beyond the month of February. The book Taneia mentions is Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids from Bright Confetti Media. Here are some Black history presentations available to schools in Canada

Duration:00:10:48

SE2 Trailer

9/21/2020
Thanks for listening throughout the start of this crazy pandemic. Let’s stick together through the next few months as we approach school, family, friends, work and play in new ways. Stay tuned for fresh stories from bold young voices pursuing their passions in this complicated world. Mic Drop SE2 drops right here this Thursday.

Duration:00:01:56

Listen Up: KATE

9/17/2020
So ...she might not have it all planned out the way society expects, but that's just fine for Kate. The 19 year-old is now working as a mechanic, but it's her love for photography that keeps her excited about the future. Hear Kate's story about marching to the beat of your own drum. Meet Kate: @KatzKustomz *This episode is a special presentation from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador’s series LISTEN UP.* Follow the link to hear the whole series. Thanks to CBC Producer Amy Joy for bringing us...

Duration:00:06:41

BLAKE & EMMA open up about their mental health

9/10/2020
Blake & Emma each suffer from complicated mental health issues but their friendship is getting them through.

Duration:00:10:41

Between Worlds– SARAH's caught between cultures

9/3/2020
After moving from South Korea to Canada, Sarah is figuring out how to be in two worlds at the same time.

Duration:00:08:21

Between Worlds– BEN

8/27/2020
BEN's juggling pro soccer dreams, school demands and the temptation to just party

Duration:00:06:26

Hey, hey! SE2 is coming your way!

8/25/2020
It’s true. Right here, beginning September 24th, you’ll hear a whole new series of bold new voices pursuing their passions in this complicated world.

Duration:00:00:45