An 8-year-old girl hosts this show for kids to go behind the scenes of some of their favorite places, to be entertained, and to get inspired! It's a wacky, wild, fun time!
This episode is eight mini-episodes rolled into one as we collaborated with some of our friends with Kids Listen. You'll hear some of the coolest kids' podcasts around, so tune in for the show!
It's back to school time again but this year is a little different so we decided to write a poem about it. Enjoy!
Meet 6-year-old acting sensation Khalil Johnson who stars on the television show Delilah, on the OWN network. Madison has a chat with Khalil about what life is like under the bright lights of Hollywood, his favorite holidays, and what he has cooking up...literally, with his own YouTube channel, Khalil's Korner, where he loves to cook. Not only is Khalil a kid on a mission but he's also an inspiration to all those others who lack the motivation to do anything interesting during the lull of the ...more
Have you ever heard of the Kentucky meat shower? Yes, it's a real thing and it really happened and our guest this week wrote a book about it. This week's guest, Mick Sullivan, is an author, kid's podcaster, musician, and co-chair of the very popular Kids Listen organization and app. Mr. Sullivan shares what it's like to work at an art museum as well as create cool podcasts. Also, we have just released our Summer Reading List! Join other readers from around the globe who will work to read as ma...more
It's AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month and this week Madison interviews the founder of the SF Urban Film Fest, Mrs. Fay Darmawi. When she's not active in her home city of San Franciso, Fay is busy fighting crime - not the superhero kind but systems designed to make life harder for people of color, and she does this through the medium of storytelling. Fay's story is an interesting one, from coming to the United States in a mad dash away from her home in Indonesia to play...more
Madison reviews a popular book series, The Wish List, by Sarah Aronson about a young Fairy Godmother in training and the obstacles she does not expect along the way. After interviewing Mrs. Aronson last season, Madison decided to kick off her summer book club with a review of this fabulous book for all girls who love fairy life! And get ready to join us for some fun over the summer. It all kicks off in just a few short weeks and we plan to read a ton of books all in the name of fun and getti...more
This week closes out National Autism Month and in an effort to bring awareness to a good cause Madison sits down with a close friend of the family and her autistic son to better understand the challenges people with autism face, the resources available to them, and the opportunities in the world today. For more on autism go to AutismSpeaks.org. And to find Madison's apparel and accessories go to www.ShopMadisonLauren.com.
In our latest episode, we talk all things Raya! With Disney's recent release of its newest smash hit Raya and The Last Dragon, they have yet again shown the way to fostering a new era of diversity and inclusion in animation. Madison gives her take on what the movie means to her and why you should want to see it. And we give a special tribute to the families and friends of the Atlanta mass shooting a few days ago with music by our friend @Hokulina. Additionally, we've had an outpouring of love ...more
Do you know about the myth of the mysterious water dragons? Do you know where their story originates? No? Well, join us this week as we sit down to talk with two of the filmmakers of the latest animation hit from Disney, Raya, and The Last Dragon. Madison interviews voiceover actor Emiko Susilo, who consults the animators through the Southeast Asian Trust on the cultural accuracy of the movie. She is joined by Kaliko Hurley who worked as a production manager for Raya and is also the author of A...more
March is Women's History Month. In the spirit of shedding light on black history while embracing women's history, we often see crossover opportunities such as this week's episode. We have a newly elected Vice President, Kamala Harris, a graduate of Howard University and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. But it was Activist Shirley Chisolm who paved the way nearly 50 years earlier as she became the first black and first woman to become a candidate for the President of the United States....more
With only a few more days left of Black History Month and Valentine's Day just a few days earlier, this week Madison focuses on the concept of black love. She examines the lives of none other than the couple who wrote the book, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. This show explores how two people fell in love and stayed in love over the course of 50+ years. And for anyone looking for Madison's apparel and accessories, just go to www.ShopMadisonLauren.com for more!
Did you watch the inauguration of President Joe Biden? If so, do you know who wowed the crowd with her impassioned speech? Or, who stole the opening at Super Bowl 55? It was none other than the hottest young poet to hit the scene in years - Amanda Gorman. Amanda has shown herself to be a formidable orator with her emergence on the national stage, as she sets the mic on fire with her clever use of metaphor and rhyme. Madison examines Amanda's imagery in this episode as we kick off our nod to Bl...more
Madison kicks off Season Two as she explores the topic of death in a thoughtful review of the Disney-Pixar movie Soul. With the loss of close family members in recent months, Madison has had to navigate her emotions from happy to sad in order to find balance in her life. This review includes questions from friends of the show, children who are eager to get her perspective as well. You can learn more about her products at www.ShopMadisonLauren.com or find her on YouTube at https://www.youtube.c...more
It's a new year with new horizons...let's get ready for great things this year!
Join us for the 11th Day of Christmas cheer as Madison reads an excerpt from the Peanuts classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." And if you are in need of a gift for a little girl or boy this holiday, be sure to shop www.ShopMadisonLauren.com for gift ideas!
Madison reads the short story, A Christmas Carol, for the holiday season. Be sure to check out her online store at www.ShopMadisonLauren.com for gift ideas for your little girls for Christmas!
In this episode award-winning children's book author, Aubre Andrus is asking for our help to save the planet! Check our her new book, "The Plastic Problem," www.aubreandrus.com. For more on our stuff head to www.shopmadisonlauren.com. Thanks!
This episode is a Halloween Special where we get to know how Author Dale Basye creates spooky stories that will surely have you on the edge of your seats! Check him out at WhereTheBadKidsGo.com and for more on our stuff at ShopMadisonLauren.com. Thanks for the support!
In this episode, Madison talks with famed puzzle maker/ author Eric Berlin in how he comes up with his super awesome puzzles, stories, and characters! Find him at www.EricBerlin.com and for more on our stuff, check us out at www.ShopMadisonLauren.com. Thanks for the support!
Do you know who Raven-Symone is from Disney's "That's So Raven", "Raven's Home", "The Cheetah Girls", and "The Cosby Show"? Well, meet her father, Christopher B. Pearman, the man behind the scenes who helped to make it all happen! This week Madison interviews Mr. Pearman who has some golden nuggets to share with anyone looking to make it in the dog eat dog world of entertainment. You can contact him on Facebook at ChristopherB or email at email@example.com. To support Madison or purch...more
Award-winning children’s author Sarah Aronson sits down for a chat with Madison on how she became a writer, how she comes up with her stories, and what it means to have “gusto”. To learn more go to www.SarahAronson.com. And to learn more about Madison’s merchandise go to www.ShopMadisonLauren.com. Your support is appreciated.
All the talk is of course about the SpaceX rocket launch into outer space-bound for the interstellar space station, and Madison Lauren gets the scoop from an actual, real-life (former) rocket scientist! Listen in to hear Laura Campbell tell us what all the hype is about, how rocket ships are made and fueled, and how you can become a rocket scientist too! And to find Madison's clothing and accessories, go to www.ShopMadisonLauren.com. Thanks!
In this episode, Madison Lauren interviews author Brooks Benjamin on his newly released book under Random House Kids entitled, "My Seventh Grade Life in Tights." Brooks shares how he arrives at his zany stories, how he comes up with his characters, and offers some insight into kids who are stuck at 'sheltering at home' bored to death! To learn more about his book go to https://www.brooksbenjamin.com/. And to check out Madison Lauren's latest in clothing, accessories, and other items go to www....more
Madison Lauren interviews New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Albee on her career, her books, how she finds stories, and what kids should do to become writers too. This episode explores ants, bees, poop, the invention of the toilet, and more! To learn more about our guest author go to www.SarahAlbeeBooks.com. And to see our latest merchandise or to support us go to www.ShopMadisonLauren.com.
In this episode, Madison interviews award-winning children and y/a fiction author Nora Baskin. Mrs. Baskin shares how her career began as a writer, how she crafts her stories, and ways young minds can be productive during boredom, which she says doesn’t exist if you use your imagination. With over 13 titles to choose from, there is bound to be something of interest for every reader. She also offers creative writing classes online for both adults and kids. You can learn more at www.NoraBaskin.com...more
7-year-old Madison Lauren is on a quest to enlighten and entertain kids stuck at home, lulled to sleep with boredom, and who just need a break! This is part 2 of her interview with Judy Stoops of Wild Birds Unlimited. See her store at www.ShopMadisonLauren.com.
Judy Stoops shares her incredible knowledge of wild birds in this interview. It's a short, fulfilled episode with lots of personality! To learn more go to https://suwanee.wbu.com/ and www.ShopMadisonLauren.com for Madison's products.
Meet Mr. Dolph Amick, the music director and a puppeteer of the Atlanta Center for the Puppetry Arts. Dolph gives great insight into how young minds can cull their curiosity for the craft. For more information go to https://puppet.org/. SUBSCRIBE so that you can tune in each week! And check out her store at www.ThriftyLilDiva.me or www.ShopMadisonLauren.com.
In this episode, we meet zoo keeper Scott Hooper of Zoo Atlanta who tells us about the cool new habitat at the zoo, and the elephants he tends to. To learn more about the exciting new African Savanna habitat visit: https://zooatlanta.org/. And to order your Madison Lauren tee or new graphic tees go to www.ShopMadisonLauren.com.
The best podcast for kids to listen to, where kids can be kids! Welcome to All Things Madison, the podcast designed by a kid for kids, where kids can be kids. In this episode, you will meet the spunky 7-year old with a heart of gold who informs us what the show is all about. Tune in each week at wherever you find your podcast or on YouTube. And be sure to check out her store at www.ThriftyLilDiva.me or www.ShopMadisonLauren.com.