YEBOpodDec 20, 2022
Mixtape Vol. #1
Welcome to Mission 1477, YEBO’s statewide podcasting initiative centering and celebrating the voices of people in our communities. The theme of this Mixtape is “Bloom,” five stories about transformation and growth. These are stories about the moments that help us gain a deeper insight into who we are and the world around us. Hosted and produced by YEBO’s Growing Storyteller, Isaura Maria, and recorded at YEBO’s headquarters in Green Spaces, Denver.
(00:48) Alejandra Vasquez learns life-changing news while eating chicken nuggets.
(09:02) Cory Montalvo comes face to face with lions.
(20:21) Seizon Draper reinvents himself through an avatar.
(26:09) Maricarmen Crisostomo finds guidance in her first year of high school.
(32:28) Adolfo Cruz finds inspiration while scrolling through Instagram.
Mixtape Vol. #0 (Pilot Episode)
Welcome to Mission 1477, YEBO’s statewide podcasting initiative centering and celebrating the voices of people in our communities. In this pilot Mixtape, five stories of firsts. The things we learn and feel when experiencing something for the first time. Hosted by YEBO's Ideas Bender, Jadyn Nguyen. This Mixtape is produced with the Audio Innovations team at Colorado Public Radio.
Bella Herrera spends Christmas with her father after her parents divorce.
Mino Solis finds themselves on the battlefield of love.
Selam Hill reminisces on the power of a homecooked meal.
Godwin Amouzou shares a tale about the indomitable spirit.
Cristina Chacon takes us on the journey of learning how to cut her father's hair.
Superhero Mindset: Part 6 (Epilogue)
The inner child is what we’re all itching to release. In this finale, Jadyn realizes that we all have a deep desire to bring alive our inner child. The hero’s journey is your journey.
Superhero Mindset: Part 5 (The League)
Being self-made doesn’t exist; you need a team of supporters to be successful! In this episode, Jadyn learns that your league can simply be your loved ones, and how our league can inspire us to reach new levels of confidence.
Superhero Mindset: Part 4 (Superpowers)
Your superpowers allow you to express yourself. In this episode, Jadyn explores his superpowers and shares how his learnings from a nonprofit leader helped him see how our skills are constantly evolving.
Unapologetically Isaura: Ep. 4 (The Wonders of Motherhood)
In this episode Isaura welcomes a very special homie of the week Alessandra Chavira to explore the life of a Capricorn and dive into motherhood as a young adult, along with all of its wonders.
**HEADS UP! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**
Unapologetically Isaura: Ep. 3 (Swimming In Divine Masculinity)
In this episode Isaura welcomes homie of the week Godwin Amouzou (aka YungJollof!) to dive into the life of a Pisces, the impact of toxic masculinity and how divine masculinity can activate your spirit.
**HEADS UP! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**
Unapologetically Isaura: Ep. 2 (Social Media Isn't Real)
In this episode, Isaura is joined by homie of the week Jhoni Palmer to discuss life as a Gemini, the harms of social media on youth and the reality of confidence.
Unapologetically Isaura: Ep. 1 (Glazed Lips & Brown Mermaids)
In this episode, Isaura welcomes to the studio creator, game developer and educator Mariel Reyes (aka @mMarigrey) to discuss life as Taurus, Hailey Bieber's "brownie glazed lips" and the dopeness of Black mermaids.
Unapologetically Isaura: Teaser
"Unapologetically Isaura" is a talk show hosted and produced by YEBO's own Isaura Ibarra-Ramirez. On this podcast you'll hear honest, candid and raw takes on real world issues, life advice and stories. So, sit back, grab some tea and enjoy the beautiful conversations.
Superhero Mindset: Part 3 (The Villain)
What if your worst villain was.. Yourself? In this episode, Jadyn wrestles with ‘adulting’ and how our biggest villains force us to reckon with our true selves.
Superhero Mindset: Part 2 (The Moment)
Just like your favorite superhero, your training is never going to be fully complete because new challenges will always come up. Jadyn pinpoints the moment he decided change needed to happen, and offers a story from a local community superhero about their moment.
Superhero Mindset: Part 1 (Origin Story)
All superheroes are born from unique histories and a past of their own. In this episode, Jadyn reflects on his origin story and how his personal and family histories helped him recognize the superhero mindset exists in many people around him, including himself.
Superhero Mindset: Teaser
You don’t have to fly around, move things with your mind, or be a God to be a superhero. In this podcast, our very own Jadyn Nguyen will show you that everyday superheroes exist all around you. The Superhero Mindset is a show that argues that people don't need to be fully prepared to successfully face the challenges life throws at them. Like our favorite superheroes, we must confront our villains to realize the full potential of our power. You'll listen to guest interviews throughout this series to explore how the Superhero Mindset shows up in the lives of our family, community leaders, and close friends. Plug in and discover your hero journey!
Thank you to our wonderful partners at House of Pod/Amped for their production assistance and unyielding support for youth voices.
The Voice of Montbello Presents "Becoming Artists: Lessons from a Poetry Mural Project with Adri Norris and Franklin Cruz"
How do you become an Artist? In this episode, we learn how 4th graders from our amazing partners at the Voice of Montbello and The Confluence Center at McGlone Academy tapped into their artist selves by engaging in a Poetry Mural Project with artists Adri Norris and Franklin Cruz.
Students met virtually with Franklin, who facilitated engaging and powerful writing experiences that built community and helped young writers surface their inner-artist to write words of inspiration to share with the Montbello Community. Inspired by youth poems during the workshops, Artist Adri Norris designed and painted a mural to honor Selena Quintanilla in the entrance of McGlone Academy. Several of the poems that inspired the mural are included in the piece to uplift students and families in the community.
Listen as these young artists reflect on their experience in co-creating this project that will have a lasting impact on their community!
The Voice of Montbello Presents "I Love the Bell-Side"
YEBO is a proud partner of the Voice of Montbello (VOM) podcast, a youth-created show produced out of The Confluence Center in the Montbello neighborhood in Far NE Denver. This episode features Isaura Ibarra-Ramirez, a youth organizer and growing storyteller. Isaura kicks off VOM's "Bell-Side Series", a collection of episodes that interview Montbello youth who are transitioning or have recently transitioned into the post-secondary life. You'll hear Isaura reflect on topics revolving around family, race, injustice, and identity. This episode will make you laugh, cry, and it will fill you with inspiration. Listen to the powerful voice of one of Bell-Side's greatest. Stay tuned as Isaura continues her podcasting journey by launching her show with YEBO and VOM.
futureATM Presents "The College Monster"
This is a pilot from futureATM (the future At The Moment), a show that explores the perilous road that haunts many young people as they transition into their post-secondary experiences. In this episode, you'll hear host and co-producer Jadyn Nguyen grapple with his decision to forego college and explore options beyond higher education, as well as an interview with recent high school grad Isaura Ibarra-Ramirez about why she decided to take the path of college. "The College Monster" is scary, but this episode hopes to show young adults that there are many pathways to their future. Credits to Jadyn Nguyen and Haley Valdez for producing this pilot, and thank you to Colorado Youth Congress and House of Pod for their partnership and support.