Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me
My Mother Made Me is a series from Radiotopia Presents, where writer Jason Reynolds and his mother, Isabell, explore their shared history, how she raised him, and what they’re teaching each other. It’s a love letter to their connection, an homage to parent-child friendship, and a testament to how growth can be perpetual, despite age or circumstance. Across four episodes, Jason and Isabell go deep – into birth, death and spirituality… but they also keep it light: pushing a cart through Costco, birthday lunches, and hitting the casino together. That’s just how they do. My Mother Made Me is a produ...
PR Staff • PodcastReview.org • Aug 3, 2022
"...flows freely from that starting point...light and playful, following a casual Sunday morning of conversation between Jason and Isabell. My Mother Made Me is structured and heavily-narrated despite its focus on the mother-son dialogue. "
Nicholas Quah • Vulture • Jul 20, 2022
"Four episodes, delicate, mines precious wisdom from a vibrant parent-child dynamic."
Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter • Jul 18, 2022
"(Host: Jayson Reynolds) His careful words roll through your ears and his voice takes over your brain. I don’t know how else to tell you that this show is magical."
Fiona Sturges • Financial Times • Jul 17, 2022
"This series wears its heart unapologetically on its sleeve and functions partly as an audio memoir and partly as mother-son therapy. Reynolds is a contemplative host and his writing chops are evident in the narration, which paints evocative pictures of his life, past and present. It is a tender portrait of a mother and son taking stock and understanding what moulded them into the people they became."