This American Kid is a family friendly podcast that will bring you stories and interviews that will spark curiosity and inspire you to dream big! The podcast is hosted by 6 year old, Milo Flake.
Milo sits down with Jeremy and learns what it is like to travel the world building trails for some of the biggest events and best riders in the sport. Jeremy shares great advice on how to pursue your passion and follow your dreams. Jeremy proves that you can take a childhood passion and make it into a fulfilling career.
Milo kicks off Season 3 with an interview with Kenny Belaey, World Champion Mountain Bike Trials Racer. Kenny shares about his passion for biking and gives advice on how to overcome fear and pursue your dreams. Check out Kenny's videos online!
Season 3 Coming Soon!
Milo speaks with Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues Studio about what it is like to be a designer and architect. Gaston speaks about some of his work including working on the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Milo gets some great tips on what kids can do to develop or explore their interest in art or design. Milo also shares a funny architecture joke!
Milo interviews Ben Clanton, author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly series and several other hit children's books. Ben tells us what it is like to be an author and illustrator, and gives advice on how to never give up. Ben even shares a funny jellyfish joke!
Milo speaks with Esdras Ochoa, an award winning chef about his career as a successful chef and restaurant owner. Esdras started two award-winning restaurants in Los Angeles and recently opened a Mexican food restaurant in Hong Kong. Esdras was kind enough to speak to Milo all the way from Hong Kong!
Milo interviews "Critterman" David Kleven. Critterman is an animal educator that works with animals and teaches kids to understand and appreciate our friends in the Animal Kingdom.
Milo talks with Kyra Condie about her sport, what it is like to be a pro rock climber, and how she does not let physical challenges get in the way of her goals. She encourages kids to "get out there."
Milo speaks with Grant McCartney AKA "Island Ninja" from NBC's American Ninja Warrior. Grant talks about overcoming obstacles and gives advice to kids on how to pursue their dreams. Listen to the show and check out Island Ninja on social media and on NBC's American Ninja Warrior.
Milo and his special guest co host Isabella interview Nate, a product designer for Build-A-Bear Workshop. Nate shares what it is like to be a product designer, gives tips on how to work on teams, and tells kids to "go for it" when following their dreams.
Milo interviews Ben and Laura Harrison, founders of Jonas Paul Eyewear, a company that follows a "buy one give one" model to help kids in need improve their vision. See what inspired them to start this company and find our what it is like to be an entrepreneur and philanthropist.
For the first episode of Season 2 Milo had the opportunity to interview Big Dave. Big Dave is a local radio personality, who hosts the morning show on the classic rock station Mad Rock 102.5 Milo was excited for this interview because he is very interested in broadcasting. Milo got to meet Dave in person and see some of the equipment that he uses. Big Dave also talked about how he had to work hard to overcome a speech impediment and now he has a career where he uses his voice everyday!
Milo sits down with fellow Imagine If With Jif finalist Charlotte Gould. Charlotte is the 9 year-old kid entrepreneur & philanthropist behind Stitches by Charlotte. She sews dolls specifically for children undergoing medical procedures and surgeries.
Milo talks horses with Breeding Manager, Kelse Clark-Fernandez of McQuay Stables. Milo learns more about Quarter Horses with his Great Uncle Scott Flake. He shares good advice for kids interested in working with animals as a career. Milo and Scott swap classic horse jokes!
Milo talks disc golf with 4-time World Champion Paige Pierce on her home course in McKinney, Texas. Paige shares what life is like as a professional disc golfer. Milo also chats with Kona Panis who shares some tips for newbies or those just getting into the sport.
Chris shares with Milo what it is like to be an adventure photographer. He tells stories from some of his assignments and gives tips to kids who might be interested in photography.
Episode 7 features Wes Larson, a conservation biologist, studying and doing field work with black bears and polar bears. He shares what it is like to interact with these fascinating animals and why his work as a bear biologist is important. He also gives tips on what you should do if you ever encounter a bear. He encourages any kid who might want to do similar work to find a mentor and be persistent!
Milo interviews Scott Wadsworth from Essential Craftsman. Scott has led a long career as a craftsman, carpenter, and a blacksmith. His most recent adventure has been sharing his skills and tips from his shop via his popular Youtube channel. He shares some wisdom with Milo and explains why it is important to learn how to work hard, to learn math, and also to develop skills with your hands. Scott talks about blacksmithing, favorite books, and the top tool-related skills kids should learn.
Milo interviews the Harteau Family, know as @ouropenroad on social media. This family of four has been traveling and living in their camper van as they have explored Central and South America for the past 5 years! They share a glimpse of what over-landing life is like and give some tips for those considering having this type of adventure.
Milo interviews Survivalist, and Head Instructor for the California Survival School, Dan Baird. Milo talks survival skills and Dan discusses how he pursued his passion for the outdoors and started a school to teach others how to survive in the wild.
Disney Imagineer and Inventor Ryan Wach, talks about his dream job and what it is like to work behind the scenes at Disneyland to help make the magic happen. He discusses challenges he has faced and gives advice on how to be persistent to achieve your dreams. Along with being an Imagineer, Ryan is also an artist, designer, and inventor. Check it out!
Episode 2 of This American Kid features Kelly Slater. Kelly is an American professional surfer, He has been crowned World Surf League Champion a record 11 times. In this episode Kelly talks with Milo about surfing, his wave pool project, and the importance of staying drug free.
6-year-old Milo interviews Nancy Churnin, writer for the Dallas Morning News and author of "The William Hoy Story," an inspirational true story about a deaf baseball player who overcame challenges and changed the sport.
This American Kid is a family friendly show that will bring you stories and interviews that will spark curiosity and inspire you to dream big. The show is hosted by 6 year old, Milo Flake. Be looking for full length episodes, coming soon!