NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2019 – We may not agree on much in America or the world, but it seems like we can all agree that we’d like to raise fewer a**holes.Good Kids: How Not to Raise an A**hole, the third original podcast from Lemonada Media in partnership with CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, launched on November 26 and has skyrocketed to the top of the Kids & Family chart on Apple Podcasts on December 11 – making it the #1 parenting podcast in the country!
Good Kids: How Not to Raise an A**hole is a podcast for anyone in the trenches of parenting or anyone with an opinion on parenting (see: everyone). For 15 minutes each week, a diverse set of parents, teachers, policy makers, and world shapers grab the mic and offer relevant advice, rants, and reflections on child-rearing today. It’s funny, touching, helpful, and exactly what the world needs right now. Think: mini TED talks for parents who like to laugh, cry, swear just a little, and want to make the next generation of kids at least a little kinder than the last.
Each episode is a “how-to” (or “how to not“), reflecting diverse perspectives on a wide variety of topics served weekly to your earbuds. Perfectly suited for the ride to after-school pick-up or the morning commute, Good Kids will delight, inspire, and normalize the hard work of trying to raise and educate kind humans.
There are seven episodes available, and one coming every week. The unhosted and unscripted podcast features a new guest each, and here’s what we’ve learned so far:
- From writer Jamilah Lemieux, that it’s important to explain feelings and really talk to your kids, and that “mistakes are proof that you are trying.”
- From author and podcaster Nora McInerny (Terrible, Thanks For Asking), that we need to help our kids look beyond themselves to prevent bullying and unkindness. “Sometimes I was the kid who got picked on… and sometimes I was a kid who probably made a girl feel that exact same way.”
- From activist and podcaster Sin’ead Burke, that her parent’s love and intense belief in her helped her understand her disability helped her both achieve and love herself. “What made the difference is the fact that I’m a loved child… it was my parent’s belief that I could do anything.”
- From educator, author, and activist DeRay Mckesson, that rebellion is normal, and that young people need boundaries. “[B]oundaries actually help young people think about how to make decisions and how to flex their own power in ways that make sense.”
- From writer and actress Elizabeth Laime, that we don’t have to pass our food and body issues down to our kids. “Children arrive into this world knowing how to eat intuitively.”
- From parents, Reza Aslan & Jessica Jackley and their three kids, that traveling with kids can foster their global understandings of others if you plan properly. “We want to make sure they understand how big the world is.”
- From reality star and producer Jaime Primak Sullivan, that gratitude is taught, and parents can’t always be the good guy. “When you make idle threats to your children, it decreases their respect for you.”
Lemonada co-founder and the show’s Executive Producer, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, is available for comment.
Good Kids: How Not to Raise an A**hole is available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.