April 7, 2021
In our latest episode, we talk all things Raya! With Disney's recent release of its newest smash hit Raya and The Last Dragon, they have yet again shown the way to fostering a new era of diversity and inclusion in animation. Madison gives her take on what the movie means to her and why you should want to see it.
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March 15, 2021
Do you know about the myth of the mysterious water dragons? Do you know where their story originates? No? Well, join us this week as we sit down to talk with two of the filmmakers of the latest animation hit from Disney, Raya, and The Last Dragon.
Madison interviews voiceover actor Emiko Susilo, who consults the animators through the Southeast Asian Trust on the cultural accuracy of the movie. She is joined by Kaliko Hurley who worked as a production manager for Raya and is also the author of Art of Raya and the Last Dragon.
With this being Women's History Month, the insight, talent, and compassion these ladies bring to the conversation will inspire minds from young to old. And the story of how so many people came together to collaborate on this movie is a testament to the movie itself, and its' theme of unity.
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March 8, 2021
March is Women's History Month. In the spirit of shedding light on black history while embracing women's history, we often see crossover opportunities such as this week's episode. We have a newly elected Vice President, Kamala Harris, a graduate of Howard University and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. But it was Activist Shirley Chisolm who paved the way nearly 50 years earlier as she became the first black and first woman to become a candidate for the President of the United States. In this episode, we explore how both equally powerful women confronted the obstacles in their paths in uniquely different ways, with a result leading to historic firsts.
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February 21, 2021
With only a few more days left of Black History Month and Valentine's Day just a few days earlier, this week Madison focuses on the concept of black love. She examines the lives of none other than the couple who wrote the book, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. This show explores how two people fell in love and stayed in love over the course of 50+ years.
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February 11, 2021
Did you watch the inauguration of President Joe Biden? If so, do you know who wowed the crowd with her impassioned speech? Or, who stole the opening at Super Bowl 55? It was none other than the hottest young poet to hit the scene in years - Amanda Gorman.
Amanda has shown herself to be a formidable orator with her emergence on the national stage, as she sets the mic on fire with her clever use of metaphor and rhyme. Madison examines Amanda's imagery in this episode as we kick off our nod to Black History Month.
To watch the videos of the full speeches go here:
Amanda Gorman Recites 'Chorus of the Captains' at Super Bowl LV
Amanda Gorman reads the inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb'
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February 2, 2021
Madison kicks off Season Two as she explores the topic of death in a thoughtful review of the Disney-Pixar movie Soul. With the loss of close family members in recent months, Madison has had to navigate her emotions from happy to sad in order to find balance in her life. This review includes questions from friends of the show, children who are eager to get her perspective as well.
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January 4, 2021
It's a new year with new horizons...let's get ready for great things this year!
December 10, 2020
Join us for the 11th Day of Christmas cheer as Madison reads an excerpt from the Peanuts classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." And if you are in need of a gift for a little girl or boy this holiday, be sure to shop www.ShopMadisonLauren.com for gift ideas!
December 8, 2020
Madison reads the short story, A Christmas Carol, for the holiday season. Be sure to check out her online store at www.ShopMadisonLauren.com for gift ideas for your little girls for Christmas!
November 12, 2020
In this episode award-winning children's book author, Aubre Andrus is asking for our help to save the planet! Check our her new book, "The Plastic Problem," www.aubreandrus.com. For more on our stuff head to www.shopmadisonlauren.com. Thanks!