YouthCast #175: Bullied from Generation PRX and CTPR
Council Brandon and co-host Peython Echelson-Russell are in high school. They know what it’s like to be bullied, and to be a bully. Together they hosted Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX, an hour-long documentary featuring stories by and about young people, across the nation and the world. Bullied was produced by Catie Talarski and Connecticut Public Radio, and is presented by PRX. In this week’s podcast, I speak with Council and Peython to find out what it’s like to host a documentary — especially when the subject is close to your heart.
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A couple weeks ago, an hour-long radio documentary about bullying came out - from both Generation PRX, where this podcast comes from -- and from Connecticut Public Radio. The documentary - which you'll hear an excerpt of? after this - features stories from students all over nation, and the world, stories about being a bully, being bullied, and trying to stop bullying. It was hosted by two Hartford-area? students,
Today on Youthcast, what it means to be a host -- particularly when the subject matter is close to your heart.
Peython and Council have a few things in common that helped make them good hosts for the documentary. First of all, both have experience performing -- acting, in particular -- and second, both of them had overcome bullying and adversity in their schools.
Before the script was written, Peython and Council listened to each of the stories and discusse...
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see http://generation.prx.org/bullied for more information