This American Kid
Summary: This American Kid is a family friendly podcast that will bring you stories and interviews that will spark curiosity and inspire you to dream big! The podcast is hosted by 6 year old, Milo Flake.
Milo speaks with Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues Studio about what it is like to be a designer and architect. Gaston speaks about some of his work including working on the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Milo gets some great tips on what kids can do to develop or explore their interest in art or design. Milo also shares a funny architecture joke!
Milo interviews Ben Clanton, author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly series and several other hit children's books. Ben tells us what it is like to be an author and illustrator, and gives advice on how to never give up. Ben even shares a funny jellyfish joke!
Milo speaks with Esdras Ochoa, an award winning chef about his career as a successful chef and restaurant owner. Esdras started two award-winning restaurants in Los Angeles and recently opened a Mexican food restaurant in Hong Kong. Esdras was kind enough to speak to Milo all the way from Hong Kong!
Milo and Isabella sit down with Dr. Nadya to learn about food allergies and how they can affect children. She also gives tips on how others can be kind and inclusive to peers with food allergies.
Milo interviews "Critterman" David Kleven. Critterman is an animal educator that works with animals and teaches kids to understand and appreciate our friends in the Animal Kingdom.
Milo interviews the inventor of one of his favorite educational toys, Brackitz. Chris Cochella talks about what it is like to be an inventor and business owner. He gives advice to kids who might want to be inventors. He talks about the benefits of spacial play and the importance of STEM education for kids. He and Milo share some pretty funny jokes too!
Milo talks with Kyra Condie about her sport, what it is like to be a pro rock climber, and how she does not let physical challenges get in the way of her goals. She encourages kids to "get out there."
Milo speaks with Grant McCartney AKA "Island Ninja" from NBC's American Ninja Warrior. Grant talks about overcoming obstacles and gives advice to kids on how to pursue their dreams. Listen to the show and check out Island Ninja on social media and on NBC's American Ninja Warrior.
Milo and his special guest co host Isabella interview Nate, a product designer for Build-A-Bear Workshop. Nate shares what it is like to be a product designer, gives tips on how to work on teams, and tells kids to "go for it" when following their dreams.
Milo interviews Ben and Laura Harrison, founders of Jonas Paul Eyewear, a company that follows a "buy one give one" model to help kids in need improve their vision. See what inspired them to start this company and find our what it is like to be an entrepreneur and philanthropist.
For the first episode of Season 2 Milo had the opportunity to interview Big Dave. Big Dave is a local radio personality, who hosts the morning show on the classic rock station Mad Rock 102.5 Milo was excited for this interview because he is very interested in broadcasting. Milo got to meet Dave in person and see some of the equipment that he uses. Big Dave also talked about how he had to work hard to overcome a speech impediment and now he has a career where he uses his voice everyday!
Milo sits down with fellow Imagine If With Jif finalist Charlotte Gould. Charlotte is the 9 year-old kid entrepreneur & philanthropist behind Stitches by Charlotte. She sews dolls specifically for children undergoing medical procedures and surgeries.
Milo talks horses with Breeding Manager, Kelse Clark-Fernandez of McQuay Stables. Milo learns more about Quarter Horses with his Great Uncle Scott Flake. He shares good advice for kids interested in working with animals as a career. Milo and Scott swap classic horse jokes!
Milo talks disc golf with 4-time World Champion Paige Pierce on her home course in McKinney, Texas. Paige shares what life is like as a professional disc golfer. Milo also chats with Kona Panis who shares some tips for newbies or those just getting into the sport.
Chris shares with Milo what it is like to be an adventure photographer. He tells stories from some of his assignments and gives tips to kids who might be interested in photography.