Encore Presentation: A Worm's Worth with Jason Reynolds

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This specific episode which we released in June 2020 is featured on CBC Podcast Playlist this week in an episode titled "Feel good stories for when you need them most." Though it originally aired last summer, we're giving it the good ole' encore treatment—along a brief update from our host Betsy Bird on some exciting new happenings in the Story Seeds world (like our summer camp for kids)!

About the Episode

A Worm's Worth: Twelve-year old Brooklynite, Irthan, joins forces with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, to grow his story seed about an earthworm that turns into a human every 28 days, on the night of a full moon. Join Irthan and Jason as they meet up at the Youth Wing of the central branch of Brooklyn Public Library where they get to know each other and plant the seeds for their collaboration which explores music, social justice, and being seen. Then, sit back and listen to the lyrical and timely short story, "Hoo and Wut," that Jason grew out of Irthan’s idea.

About CBC Podcast Playlist

This weekly podcast from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio One features "fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm [and] kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer." Follow CBC Podcast Playlist at https://twitter.com/podcastplaylist

Episode Mentions

Summer of Podcasts camps & classes www.storyseedspodcast.com/camp

Our activity book Imagination Lab: Experiments in Creativity is available at www.storyseedspodcast.com/imaginationlab

Listen to more episodes at www.storyseedspodcast.com/listen

Follow us on twitter.com/litsafarimedia or instagram.com/storyseedpod

Follow Jason Reynolds on twitter.com/JasonReynolds83 or instagram.com/

Episode Credits

This episode was produced by Sandhya Nankani, Anjali Sakhrani, and Kayla Fedeson. Scoring, mixing, and sound design by Ania Grzesik and Matt Boynton of Ultraviolet Audio. Field audio recorded by James Boo. Hosted by Betsy Bird. Music by Andrew VanWyngarden, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/musician and co-founder of MGMT. The music at the start of Irthan and Jason's conversation is titled Brass Song and was composed by Irthan himself.

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