Grown, a podcast from The Moth

Publisher:
The Moth

Grown, a podcast from The Moth

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Grown is a podcast about the in-between: the nebulous, the liminal, the just plain weird time between those awkward teenage years and full-on adulthood. Grown is co-hosted by Aleeza Kazmi and Alfonso “Fonzo” Lacayo, two Moth storytellers and graduates of The Moth’s Education program who are on the cusp of adulthood themselves. Together, they guide listeners through true stories that deal with the challenges and joys of growing up. Using their unique points of view, Aleeza and Fonzo will discuss first crushes, culture, identity, secrets, and more.Like The Moth Podcast, Grown centers these fresh, personal stories told at Moth e...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Emma Carey • Esquire Sep 1, 2023

"Using a curated selections of Moth stories about these topics, along with on-the-street interviews, audio diaries, and more, Kazmi and Lacayo offer a unifying lens to an often isolating time period in our lives. Grown is sure to strike a chord, whether you're new to adulthood or pretending to be a pro."

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Score: 5

Eliana Dockterman • Time Jun 16, 2023

"Predictably, the tales of first crushes, school dance drama, and mental health struggles range from hilariously awkward to deeply personal. But in that Moth way, the stories are always engaging and can even reach cinematic heights. The podcast may particularly resonate with teens who will recognize moments of self-consciousness and self-discovery from their own lives. …"

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Score: 5

Chanel Dubofsky • Mashable Jun 1, 2023

"Hosts Aleeza Kazmi and Alfonso “Fonzo” Lacayo (two Moth storytellers) are our escorts through humiliation, joy, and confusion while we laugh, cry, and recognize ourselves in these stories and interviews. "

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