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Kids These Days! Intentionally Disruptive Podcast Interviews Kids of All Ages

  • By Caylie Shelton
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  • 02 Sep 21

September Podcast Series Showcases the Thoughts and Feelings of Different Youth as They  Anticipate the School Year 

Meridian, Idaho, September 2, 2021 — In the September series of the Intentionally Disruptive  podcast, former radio personality and podcast host Shawnda McNeal seeks to understand  what being a kid is like these days. This month, Shawnda will highlight the lives of kids in  preschool, elementary, junior high, and high school. Peer pressure, social media, the  pandemic, slang words, and tips on how to be cool — nothing is off limits.  

Intentionally Disruptive’s Social Media Manager, Jessie Simonson, says, “With school starting  right around the corner, we are so appreciative to have these kids come in and share their  honest opinions on everyday conversations pertaining to the world we live in today.”  

To kick off the series, Shawnda chats with ‘Charming Charli.’ In the eyes of this preschooler,  pink and princesses are everything and her only worry is how to become a real-life superhero.  

In another episode, Shawnda learns the dos and don’ts in middle school while riding the  social roller coaster. Howie, Kole, RJ, and Seth attempt to teach Shawnda how to be “cool” and  ensure that she doesn’t release their secrets. According to them, “You never rat out anybody  to the parents. That’s too far. Never.”  

Podcast guests and high schoolers Dallan and Lauren finish the series out and share their  thoughts as they look ahead to the difficult transition from high school to adulthood. Dallan  suggests, “I feel like there should be more elective classes that you can take preparing you for  the future, financial advice, and things like that.”  

Microbe Formulas, Intentionally Disruptive’s sponsor, also emphasizes the importance of  supporting families and the youth of today. When asked about this month’s series, Ryan Riley,  Microbe CTO and part-owner, explains: “Here at Microbe, we strive to create a family-focused  culture, both within the company and outside it. Talking with kids and recognizing their daily  struggles is crucial in making sure they feel seen, heard, and understood at such a pivotal  time in their lives.”  

Stay tuned every Tuesday during the month of September to catch the Intentionally  Disruptive Podcast Podcast on all your favorite listening  platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more. 

About the Podcast: Shawnda McNeal is a former morning radio/TV host best known for her wild and  loving personality. McNeal connects with a diverse group of guests with intentionally disruptive  perspectives, passions, and stories. The podcast candidly discusses everything from body image,  self-care, wellness, love, life, and more. You can follow the podcast on Instagram @intentionallydisruptive. 

About the Sponsor: Microbe Formulas is a wellness company and leader in foundational health. With their all-natural ingredients and cutting-edge proprietary technology, Microbe facilitates health journeys, all in the hopes of saying “Welcome to the real you.” 

**For additional information, please contact Caylie Shelton, Public Relations Manager for Microbe Formulas, at