Mortified

The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids-- diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond-- in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.


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June 18, 2017

The story of girl who copes with feeling like a misfit by inventing imaginary pen pal relationships with Movie of the Week characters. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com

June 11, 2017

In honor of reaching our 100th episode the team behind the Mortified Podcast are turning the table on ourselves and revealing our embarrassing childhood milestones. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com.

Also, check out the Nancy Podcast with Kathy and Tobin!

June 2, 2017

A complex and touching episode featuring two stories about teenagers who kept diaries while inside a mental health hospital — with entries ranging from heartbreaking to hilarious. Part of Radiotopia’s network-wide project celebrating the debut of Ear Hustle. Listen to other Radiotopia podcasts give their take on “Doing Time” at radiotopia.fm.

May 21, 2017

Gossip! Backstabbing! Burn Books! Mortified celebrates the 13th anniversary of Mean Girls with stories of tyrannical kids. Featuring an interview Daniel Franzese Aka Damien from Mean Girls. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com

May 14, 2017

Did Mom rule the roost? Mortified celebrates strong Moms with second installment of our 2-part Mother’s Day series. Featuring a special interview with Director, Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners). The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com.

May 7, 2017

What happens when you live in fear of everyone in school finding out your moms are gay? The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com

April 16, 2017

Wedges! Doobies! And Shaggin’ Wagons! Tales of teens looking for love during the height of the sexual revolution. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of the Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

Music from: Mud Dogs. “Dog with No Bone Blues.”

April 9, 2017

Remember when puberty struck and it seemed like everyone was suddenly fixated on appearance? Hear tales about the lengths teens go to, to overcome their own awkward bodies. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of PRX and Radiotopia. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast.

April 2, 2017

Remember when you thought you’d stay together forever? This week, tales of teenagers who embark on their first awkward relationships. The Mortified Podcast is part of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

March 19, 2017

What happens when a teenager moves to the other side of the tracks and ends up with all the freedom she could ask for? The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

March 12, 2017

The case of the half-eaten peach? The case of the orphan tube sock?Tales of inquisitive kids who become detectives and crack the case in the hopes of solving life’s smallest mysteries. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast.

 

March 4, 2017

Host of Criminal, Phoebe Judge takes us on a tour of kids who break rules — including tales of her own childhood offenses. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast.

And listen to Criminal @ thisiscriminal.com

Special thanks to Phoebe Judge & Lauren Spohrer.

February 12, 2017

Waste your adolescence waiting to hear someone say, “You Jump, I Jump”? In honor of Valentines Day, tales of kids whose romantic notions were totally “Jacked” by Titanic. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

January 22, 2017

Ever fantasize about meeting your prince? In part 3 of our Celebrity Obsessions series, we present tales of girls with fairy tale fantasies of being with real-life British Royalty. Featuring music by Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit. With special appearances by Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist and Answer Me This and Dr. Martin Zaltz Austwick from Answer Me This and Song by Song. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

January 15, 2017

Was your best friend is a fictional person? Our Unlikely Celebrity Obsession series continues with the story of a boy who wrote letters to an 80’s sitcom character. Featuring a special appearance from Brice Beckham. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

January 8, 2017

Ever write a fan letter you regret? Part 1 of Unlikely Celebrity Obsessions features some truly misguided fan mail and a special appearance by Garfunkel and Oates’ Kate Micucci. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast.

December 18, 2016

You’re never too young to turn the page… and make totally a unrealistic New Year’s resolution. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

December 4, 2016

A man shares the diaries he kept as an awkward adolescent girl. Support the Trans community at transequality.org and thetrevorproject.org. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast.

Big congrats to our friends at The Heart podcast for winning Best Documentary at Third Coast International Festival for their episode, “Miraya.”

November 20, 2016

In honor of the discord that shows up around the Thanksgiving table, we present tales of kids who don’t quite the concept of family togetherness. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

November 13, 2016

The tale of a first generation girl stuck between parents who think she’s getting out of control and schoolmates who assume she’s just a quiet bookish type.  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

November 6, 2016

Sticks and Stones may break our bones but names will never harm us.  At least that’s what we sincerely hoped.  This week, redheads get back at their former bullies.  With a special appearance by Zach Ward, the infamous bully from “A Christmas Story.”  Hosted by Associate Producer, Pooja Bhatt.  Mortified is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

Thanks to our newest supporters, Smartypants Vitamins. Smartypantsvitamins.com

October 23, 2016

In honor of Halloween, mortifying tales about the kind of fears kids actually have. Become a supporter of The Mortified Podcast and Radiotopia and get some cool rewards too! Hear all episodes @ getmortified.com/podcast.

October 16, 2016

Need relief from all the juvenile antics of campaign season? MORTIFIED’S TOTALLY JUVENILE ELECTION SPECIAL is your antidote to the political tantrums featuring stories of the strange campaigns we waged as kids. Featuring special guest, NPR White House correspondent TAMARA KEITH. Take a moment to support storytelling podcasts like The Mortified Podcast, The Heart, 99% Invisible and Song Exploder by contributing to the Radiotopia 2016 Fundraiser at radiotopia.fm. There are really some great rewards too! Listen to all Mortified episodes @getmortified.com/podcast

October 2, 2016

The story of a girl who was totally convinced her teenage diary would one day be discovered… and become mandatory reading for generations to come.    The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

September 18, 2016

Do you like me? Yes or No? Circle one. Before texting and snapchat, we passed around our most private messages on folded up looseleaf paper. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Find all episodes @ getmortified.com/podcast.

September 11, 2016

Our Back To School Series continues with the tale of a teenager who couldn’t get a date to homecoming. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

September 4, 2016

Will you dance with me?  Go Back to School with Mortified and remember the social awkwardness of school dances.   The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.   Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

August 14, 2016

Teens who parody Jagged Little Pill.  Featuring clips from a conversation Mortified did with Alanis Morissette. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

August 7, 2016

How was that for you? In honor of our 69th episode, teenagers use numbers to rate, rank and relate to sex. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

July 31, 2016

What happens when everyone in your family knows you’re the black sheep?  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of the Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

July 10, 2016

Kids endure their version of a summer vacation from hell.   The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

July 3, 2016

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! In honor of independence day, stories of kids who experienced both sides of the cold war. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

June 12, 2016

Just Say No? This is your brain on drugs? Find out the ridiculous and misguided ways teenagers actually deal with drugs. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast.

June 5, 2016

A Harry Potter story unlike anything you’ve heard before — the homoerotic fan fiction of a 12 year old straight girl.  Featuring Cal Grant, Chris Libby & Daniel Franzese of Mean Girls and HBO’s Looking. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.   Listen @ getmortified.com

April 3, 2016

Remember when 2nd Base was a really big deal? Just in time for opening day, Mortified journeys back to a time when the most exciting bases had absolutely nothing to do with baseball. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

 

March 6, 2016

Women relive the horrors of the 1st time they faced “that time of the month.” The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

February 22, 2016

In honor of Awards Season, we present two tales of teenagers whose attempts at writing an epic screenplay fell far short of Oscar consideration.  With special appearances by: Elijah Wood, Busy Philipps, Kevin McDonald, Curtis Armstrong and James Denton.  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

February 15, 2016

From those who “Hung Tough” to those who “Wanted It That Way,” fan-girls share stories of their biggest boy band obsessions — with a very special appearance from a boy band icon.  As well as cameos by Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway, Answer Me This’ Martin Austwick & The Memory Palace’s Nate Dimeo. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

February 8, 2016

Celebrate the misery of Valentines with tales of teenagers who fall for heart-breakers and find themselves asking the age-old question… Why Do I Date A**Holes?  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

January 25, 2016

Dueling tales of teens that grew up in vastly different worlds.  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of PRX from Radiotopia.  Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

January 18, 2016

This special episode of Mortified features the story of a closeted teenager who escapes the bullies at school and retreats into his bedroom where he creates an elaborate imaginary radio empire. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

January 11, 2016

A teenager writes her diary to her recently deceased grandfather — only to share with him every graphic detail about her love life. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast.

January 4, 2016

In this bonus episode, Mortified’s Dave Nadelberg and Neil Katcher visit The Allusionist and discuss the importance of keeping a diary with host Helen Zaltzman. The Mortified Podcast (and also The Allusionist) is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Visit getmortified.com/podcast to hear more.

December 28, 2015

In honor of the New Year, Mortified goes back in time to the turn of the new millenium when one very concerned teenager went all out to prepare her family for worldwide catastrophe.  And, hear some truly terrible teen poetry when we crown the winner of Mortified’s Awkward Teen Poetry Contest!   The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

December 20, 2015

In honor of the holiday season, Mortified presents the story of a sheltered middle-schooler who writes to Santa Claus for a boyfriend.  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Hear more at getmortified.com/podcast.

December 7, 2015

This special Mortified Mixtape episode is devoted to sensitive teenage guys who aren’t afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. With a special performance from CHVRCHES.

The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Listen at getmortified.com/podcast.  Find out how to share your worst adolescent poetry in Mortified’s Tournament of Awkward Teen Poetry at getmortified.com/poetry.

November 30, 2015

A teenage misfit tries to empower himself by taking on the persona of a medieval Scottish King. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Hear more episodes at getmortified.com/podcast. Enter your own bad teen poem or lyrics in Mortified’s Tournament of Awkard Teen Poetry @ getmortified.com/poetry.

November 23, 2015

In honor of Thanksgiving, we present the story of an ungrateful teenager who starts a gratitude journal in the hope of becoming a better person and still manages to miss the point. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Hear more at getmortified.com/podcast

November 8, 2015

A closeted college freshman tries to come to terms with her sexuality by writing a screenplay that had more in common with the  movie, Showgirls, than her actual life.  Featuring special performances by Alison Brie (Community & Mad Men), Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th) and Cyrina Fiallo (My Alibi). The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Be a part of the movement at radiotopia.fm.

November 2, 2015

In honor of primary season, Mortified presents two tales of kids who encounter politics and campaigning for the first time.  Hear more episodes at getmortified.com/podcast.  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Become a supporter at radiotopia.fm.

October 26, 2015

This special Mortified Mixtape to Halloween features three tales of kids obsessed with demons, vampires and ghosts.  The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.  Become a supporter of Radiotopia shows @ radiotopia.fm.

October 19, 2015

Saved AOL chats from the 90s of a self-professed nerd and his high school crush. Together, they re-hash them, in all their comedic-tragic glory, in front of a live audience.

September 21, 2015

When a rebellious teen discovers her Dad is reading her diary, she decides to give him some shocking reading material

September 14, 2015

The journals of a secretly sensitive high school football player. Featuring a special interview with NFL Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson on the pressures of playing High School football in a Friday Night Lights small town.

September 7, 2015

To prove not everyone dreaded going back to school, Mortified presents a special mixtape episode devoted to the courageous kids who risk the scorn of peers to win the approval of their teachers.

August 31, 2015

The journals of a confused teenager who waffles between his romantic side and his raging hormones.

August 24, 2015

Mortified pays tribute to growing up neurotic in this special Mortified Mixtape episode featuring two stories of teen neurotics negotiating romance for the first time.

August 17, 2015

The diaries of a teenager from the South Bronx who feels like an outcast when she falls in love with goth music. Featuring Special Guest Host, Lol Tolhurst, founding member of The Cure.

August 3, 2015

The lovesick journals of a devout teenager whose girlfriend has her heart set on another man — Jesus.

July 27, 2015

The diaries of a high school misfit who in an attempt to fit in found herself in a series of epic, embarrassing moments — culminating at the SATs.

July 13, 2015

NBC’s Parks & Recreation star, Retta, shares her geeky high school diaries on the Mortified stage.

July 6, 2015

A pre-teen girl attempts to write a steamy sex scene. And gets everything wrong. Mortified Producer Anne Jensen guest hosts.

May 18, 2015

The journals of a momma’s boy who, inspired by the Wu Tang Clan, wrote in his journals as if he were a hip hop star.

May 4, 2015

The journals of a never-been-kissed teenager who makes a desperate attempt to join the mile high club.

April 26, 2015

A devout Christian teen writes to God in her diary seeking his blessing as she becomes sexually active for the first time.

April 20, 2015

A high school class clown tries to convince his crush that he’s deep and edgy by writing a one-act play in the vein of Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero. Featuring special performances by Amber Benson and Adam Busch from TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

April 13, 2015

A precocious teenager goes on a quest to understand sex by hooking up with nerds at school – and records her findings in her diary ala The Kinsey Report.

April 6, 2015

The journals of an American teen who tries to shed his preppy background by volunteering in the remote villages of Mexico.

March 23, 2015

The diaries of a just-graduated high school cheerleader who embarks on a relationship with a local football coach.

March 16, 2015

The pretentious poetry of a high school know-it-all who butts heads with his English Teacher.

March 9, 2015

The high school diaries of a late bloomer determined to land her first boyfriend.

March 2, 2015

The diaries of a closeted teenager who relied on pop songs and soap operas to survive high school.

February 22, 2015

The journals of a teenage Trekkie chronicling his mission to boldly go wherever there are girls.

February 15, 2015

The diary of a teenage girl in the 1980s who– forbidden to go out on dates– resorts to finding love via the phone.

February 5, 2015

The debut episode of The Mortified Podcast delivers a Valentine tribute to teen romance with a painfully earnest love letter from Feb 14, 1994.