There are a lot of things dividing people right now and many of them are really powerful, maybe impossible to overcome. But with one little podcast, we’re going to try something completely different. Over the course of six episodes, we intend to help you connect to one another. Each episode will end with a challenge where we ask you to think about your part in all of this, and maybe even change things. It might take you out of your comfort zone, and it will probably be awkward sometimes, but maybe that’s exactly what we need right now. From public radio station KUER and journalist Andrea Smardon, Next Doors Strangers is a podcast about finding connection in a time of division.
After a story is reported, sometimes there’s more to say. Host Doug Fabrizio talks with KUER reporters as they unpack stories they’ve recently published. You'll hear new insights, unheard recordings and what initially inspired them. It’s kind of like a director’s cut … the good kind.
A production of KUER in partnership with Nurture the Creative Mind, “Hear Me Now” hands over the microphone to a group of teens from Ogden, Utah, so they can have a conversation with someone about any topic that’s important to them. From family to local history, depression and diversity, each episode is guided by a teen journalist, asking questions they care about.