For four seasons now, St. Louis Public Radio’s We Live Here podcast team has been telling community-driven stories for listeners “somewhere on the woke spectrum.” A couple weeks ago, co-producers and hosts Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley took that concept one step further and asked a handful of local young people to do the storytelling themselves.
The fresh voices that were in the spotlight at We Live Here’s well-attended house party on Nov. 27 are also the focus of this week’s new episode of the podcast.
On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh previewed some of the highlights with Stanley, who noted that the new episode is part of an effort to get more youth voices on the show.
“So we decided when we were organizing this event to try and find some young storytellers,” Stanley said. “And so we did … we had storytellers from as young as 6 to folks in high school from around the St. Louis region.”
She added that she and Lloyd didn’t set too many parameters for would-be storytellers.
“We told the young people to tell us a story that illuminates something about your life or reveals something about St. Louis,” Stanley said. “And we didn’t know what we were going to get back, but we got back four awesome stories from folks.”
Listen to the full discussion between Marsh and Stanley, and be sure to check out the full podcast episode on the We Live Here website.
Support for We Live Here comes from the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University.
St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Xandra Ellin give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.