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Last update: 2015-11-18

Season 2, Episode 2: Beyond “Kids Will Be Kids”: Using Stories to Stave Off Bullying

2015-11-18 :: Julie Sternberg
Length: 27s

How can adults help kids who are likely to be targeted for bullying? How can we try to turn kids who are likely to be mean in a better direction? And how can we prevent bystanding and help kids step in if they see mistreatment happening in front of them? Middle-school teacher Gordon Center uses […]…

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Season 2, Episode 1: Mean Kids

2015-11-03 :: Julie Sternberg
Length: 25s

In today’s episode I talk with fellow writer Katherine Center, author of five novels, and Orrit Hershkovitz, who as a child was the victim of emotional bullying, about a theme that recurs in children’s literature: the ways in which kids treat other kids badly. Katherine and Orrit tell many stories from their childhood and address […]…

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Season 1, Episode 6: Quick Announcement

2015-07-24 :: Julie Sternberg

Announcing the end of Season 1 and the upcoming start of Season 2.…

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Season 1, Episode 5: The Joys and Sorrows in a Lifetime of Friendship

2015-07-09 :: Julie Sternberg

Wendy Lipsey and Elayne English have the friendship of a lifetime.  But the intensity of their bond is matched by the intensity of struggles they’ve faced–struggles that have brought them closer and driven them apart.  I interview them together for this episode, revisiting at the same time moments from my own childhood.…

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Season 1, Episode 4: Good v. Evil (Part 1)

2015-06-19 :: Julie Sternberg
Length: 22s

I’ve asked a number of authors whether they’ve ever seen good versus evil playing out in front of them, and their intriguing answers have led to surprising conversations. This episode includes thoughts about good and evil from New York Times bestselling author Peter Abrahams—who is Stephen King’s “favorite suspense novelist”—and middle-grade debut novelist Kat Yeh, whose […]…

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Season 1, Episode 3: Choosing Sides [Podcast]

2015-06-04 :: Julie Sternberg
Length: 39s

Falling under the spell of a “slightly evil” best friend; a sleepover that ended all future sleepovers; and the ways we choose sides in our families and with friends. These issues and more are explored in Episode 3 of Play, Memory, which features a conversation with award-winning children’s book author Rebecca Petruck. Rebecca shares stories […]…

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Season 1, Episode 2: “I Work Out My Past Through [My] Stories”

2015-05-20 :: Julie Sternberg
Length: 29s

In this episode I talk to multiple New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley about his childhood. Michael has called this interview “probably the most honest and personal thing I have ever done in a public forum.”…

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Season 1, Episode 1: Secrets Within Secrets [Podcast]

2015-05-07 :: Julie Sternberg
Length: 26s

For for this first episode of Play, Memory, I reveal a secret from my childhood.  In Act One, I revisit that secret moment with a long-lost person from my past.  In Act Two, I speak to a clinical psychologist about the secret.  And in Act Three, I talk to my editor, Liz Van Doren, about […]…

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