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.