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All Things Madison podcast

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!

Episodes

  • All Things Madison, Episode 22: Raya and The Last Dragon Review

    Apr 07 2021

    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

  • All Things Madison, Episode 21: Women's History Month, A Conversation with Disney Filmmakers on the Making of Raya and the Last Dragon

    Mar 15 2021

    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

  • ALL THINGS MADISON: Episode 20, Women's History Month; How Shirley Chisholm paved the way for VP Kamala Harris

    Mar 08 2021

    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

  • All Things Madison, Episode 19: Black History 365, Black Love with Rudy Dee and Ossie Davis

    Feb 21 2021

    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! 

  • All Things Madison, Episode 18: Black History 365, Amanda Gorman, America's Poet

    Feb 11 2021

    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

  • All Things Madison, Episode 17, Life, Death, and Soul: A Review of Disney's Soul

    Feb 01 2021

    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 2021, Happy New Year!

    Jan 03 2021

    It's a new year with new horizons...let's get ready for great things this year! 

  • All Things Madison, Episode 16, A Peanuts Christmas (excerpt from A Charlie Brown Christmas)

    Dec 10 2020

    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! 

  • All Things Madison, Episode 15, A Christmas Carol (Short Story)

    Dec 08 2020

    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!   

  • All Things Madison, Episode 14 "The Plastic Problem" with award-winning children's book author Aubre Andrus

    Nov 12 2020

    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! 

  • All Things Madison, Episode 13 "Get Ready to Be Spooked" by Author Dale Basye

    Oct 30 2020

    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!

  • All Things Madison, Episode 12, "Cool Puzzles and Books" with Author Eric Berlin

    Sep 24 2020

    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!

  • All Things Madison, Episode 11, "A Conversation with Christopher B. Pearman"

    Aug 16 2020

    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 dreamsobig2020@gmail.com.   To support Madison or purch...more

  • All Things Madison, Episode 10, Finding Gusto with Kid’s Author Sarah Aronson

    Jun 05 2020

    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 Things Madison, Episode 9, The Space X mission with ex-Rocket Scientist Laura Campbell

    May 30 2020

    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! 

  • All Things Madison, Episode 8, "My 7th Grade Life in Tights with Children's Author Brooks Benjamin"

    May 22 2020

    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

  • All Things Madison, Episode 7, "Oddly Cool…Strange Science and Weird History with New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Albee"

    May 16 2020

    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.

  • All Things Madison, Episode 6, "Sensational Stories about Life and Love with Children's Author Nora Baskin"

    May 07 2020

    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

  • All Things Madison, Episode 5, "All About Wild Birds with Judy Stoops", part 2

    Apr 29 2020

    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. 

  • All Things Madison, Episode 4, "All About Wild Birds with Judy Stoops", part 1

    Apr 29 2020

    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.  

  • All Things Madison, Episode 3, "Up Close & Personal with the Puppets at the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts"

    Mar 22 2020

    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.

  • All Things Madison, Episode 2, "Meet the Elephants of the African Savanna at Zoo Atlanta"

    Mar 12 2020

    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.    

  • All Things Madison, Ep. 1, Intro

    Mar 04 2020

    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.