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Seraphina Speaks

67 EpisodesProduced by Seraphina Malina-DerbenWebsite

This award winning family-friendly show inspires tweens and early teens to examine social norms and ordinary everyday things. Everything from happiness, being a tween, chores, school, Race, toys, & more. Your host Seraphina Malina-Derben (currently 10 years old) started the show aged seven, as a sma… read more

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

An important message from RadioPublic

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Failure

February 23rd, 2024

4:56

Mishaps. Flops. Missteps. Things that don’t hit the mark and downright blunders. We all experience failures in life. This episode is a nod to this commonplace ‘event’ that dominates much of our waking thought. 

 

 

In …

On Failure

February 22nd, 2024

16:08

Mishaps. Flops. Missteps. Things that don’t hit the mark and downright blunders. We all experience failures in life. This episode is a nod to this commonplace ‘event’ that dominates much of our waking thought. 

 

 

In …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Disney

February 16th, 2024

22:23

Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, prepare to be enchanted, entertained, and enticed by all things Disney. We explore the happiest (and most profitable) place on Earth! From Mickey's iconic ears to Frozen fever, …

On Disney

February 15th, 2024

21:40

Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, prepare to be enchanted, entertained, and enticed by all things Disney. We explore the happiest (and most profitable) place on Earth! From Mickey's iconic ears to Frozen fever, …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Questions to Ask Tweens + Teens

February 8th, 2024

4:36

The answers you get depend on the questions you pose. This episode is about the questions grown ups ask vs the ones that might be better to ask tweens and teens. 

 

 

In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes …

On Questions to Ask Tweens + Teens

February 8th, 2024

18:34

The answers you get depend on the questions you pose. This episode is about the questions grown ups ask vs the ones that might be better to ask tweens and teens. 

 

 

In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Being Happy To Be Different

February 1st, 2024

5:53

Accepting and celebrating our differences helps us get comfortable in our own skin. But if you’ve ever felt like YOU were the problem, that you were …

On Being Happy To Be Different

February 1st, 2024

21:49

Accepting and celebrating our differences helps us get comfortable in our own skin. But if you’ve ever felt like YOU were the problem, that you were …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Celebrity Special Treatment

January 25th, 2024

6:17

We can’t calculate exactly how many celebrity-ish people there are in the world but it seems that these people get special treatment wherever they …

On Celebrity Special Treatment

January 25th, 2024

22:48

We can’t calculate exactly how many celebrity-ish people there are in the world but it seems that these people get special treatment wherever they …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Being a Tween: Body Odour

January 18th, 2024

6:24

Anyone who thinks they don’t smell is kidding themselves. Body odour is a gift that keeps on giving. In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes …

On Being a Tween: Body Odour

January 18th, 2024

14:36

Anyone who thinks they don’t smell is kidding themselves. Body odour is a gift that keeps on giving. In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Pockets

January 11th, 2024

4:43

Pockets are political. They’re not a small item in clothes, though it could seem that way. 

 

In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes Bulletin …

On Pockets

January 11th, 2024

20:01

Pockets are political. They’re not a small item in clothes, though it could seem that way. 

 

In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes Bulletin …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Lying

January 4th, 2024

4:22

Opening this Season with a Big Bang: On Lying.

In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes Bulletin you’ll learn about:

• Seraphina’s Whopper Lie …

On Lying

January 4th, 2024

16:32

Opening this Season with a Big Bang: On Lying.

In the Main Episode and the Behind The Scenes Bulletin you’ll learn about:

• Seraphina’s Whopper Lie …

Season 2 Trailer

December 7th, 2023

5:36

Season 2 of Seraphina Speaks: For Children Who Think is coming soon! This is a trailer to let you know that early next month we'll begin dropping …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Things I Don't Care About

October 26th, 2023

4:20

Closing our this Season with a quick review of how featuring my triplet brothers, Montgomery and Horatio, is going. I couldn’t tell if it would be a …

On Things I Don't Care About

October 26th, 2023

17:36

Time is precious whatever our age. Wasting our time on conversation topics that bore us can feel pretty mindless. In todays episode I explore the idea of things I don’t care about. You’ll hear examples of conversations …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Reframing Bad Habits

October 19th, 2023

6:34

Let’s make bad habits normal, could we agree on this?. In todays behind the scenes bulletin you’ll hear about even more so-called bad habits …

On Reframing Bad Habits

October 19th, 2023

16:40

Habits shape our behaviour. Bad habits; we all have them (apparently) and some people have several in their life. In this episode we consider a list of habits that kids display and how these are seen as bad, by grown …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Pyjama Weirdisms 2

October 12th, 2023

2:30

Being a critical thinker is important. When we notice other people do things differently than ourselves we can find out why without making anyone …

On Pyjama Weirdisms 2

October 12th, 2023

11:48

In this episode, we explore one big pyjama issue. Can you believe this ordinary garment causes such a stir? Having covered pj storage and social norms of pyjama wearing in public in the last episode, we move onto …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Pyjama Weirdisms 1

October 5th, 2023

2:58

There are ‘rules’ of society and actual legal rules. So while many frown about people wearing pyjamas in supermarkets, are there any actual laws …

On Pyjama Weirdisms 1

October 5th, 2023

11:11

In this episode, we explore the fascinating world of pyjamas and their significance throughout history. From their origins in India to their …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Adult Sayings That Make No Sense

September 28th, 2023

3:18

Honesty is the best policy, I’m told. This behind the scenes bulletin pretty well tests out that idea and stretches what’s okay to divulge. Maybe …

On Adult Sayings That Make No Sense

September 28th, 2023

14:06

There’s so much to learn when it comes to the English language and it’s cram full with colourful sayings. If you’re an English native speaker, you’ve …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On My Anime Soapbox

September 21st, 2023

3:16

Being a good girl brings rules. One of them is to follow the lead of ‘sensible’ adults. In this micro behind the scenes bulletin you’ll hear one big …

On My Anime Soapbox

September 21st, 2023

9:51

Be warned, I couldn’t resist getting up on my anime soapbox. It’s just one of those misunderstood things in life, rather like getting to grips with …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - On Being a Tween: HAIR

September 14th, 2023

2:40

This micro behind the scenes bulletin lets you in on an important secret. Hear how this one dilemma and one decision affected what I shared with you …

On Being a Tween: HAIR

September 14th, 2023

8:35

Each season I’ll be bringing you a Being A Tween episode dedicated to a different topic I think is worthy of attention. The first one in this series covers hair growth, just not on our heads. This is a much-ignored …

Behind The Scenes Bulletin - Seraphina Speaks Grows Up

September 7th, 2023

2:42

Welcome to this tiny bulletin where I share an inside track on Episode 1, Seraphina Speaks Grows Up. This episode is more like planting a seed. Let’s …

Seraphina Speaks Grows Up

September 7th, 2023

6:22

After a good ‘ol sabbatical I’m bringing you this brand new updated Seraphina Speaks show. I’ve grown up quite a lot, and so has my podcast. I’m back …

SAFETY

August 21st, 2022

4:02

Today I’m talking about different kinds of safety. Most of us take our safety for granted. But that’s not the reality for lots of people. It’s a …

THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE

June 1st, 2022

7:59

The Queen is an independent woman. She’s been on her throne for seventy years. But is she a feminist?

You can find the pictures I mention here >> https://rb.gy/hmftef

I love hearing from my listeners! You can …

BACK TO SCHOOL

March 7th, 2021

3:31

Are you going back to school? How do you feel about it? Let's have a think about what school might be like :) 

Will you write and tell me how going …

MEAT

January 24th, 2021

4:00

Hmmm this is a tricky topic everybody... Let's do some research into why we might, and might not, eat meat!

Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

HAPPINESS

January 17th, 2021

4:12

What do we know about happiness? Is it something we can create for ourselves?

Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

FAT

January 10th, 2021

3:46

Why do some words mean *more* than others? Listeners, we're exploring the word FAT today. Come and join in :) 

Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

WINNER

December 30th, 2020

2:09

I won! I'd love to say a BIG thank you to the Asian American Podcasters Association and I have a message for any budding podcasters... 

Remember, you can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com - I love hearing from …

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

December 29th, 2020

5:13

Do New Year's Resolutions actually work? I wonder..... 

Here's that video I mentioned 

And you can get tickets to the AAP Golden Crane Awards here - …

PODCASTING

December 6th, 2020

5:13

You might be a big podcast fan, but do you know how they’re made?! I explain a few podding basics to my big brother Tom.

Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.


RACISM

November 15th, 2020

7:31

Listeners, this episode is on an important topic and I have an important guest joining me; George Floyd’s uncle, Selwyn Jones.

Let’s work together and get rid of racism!

Will you write and tell me what you think? My …

HALLOWEEN

October 31st, 2020

3:37

Mwahaha it's time for a spooky episode of Seraphina Speaks. And this time I have a question for you listeners! Happy Halloween! Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

TRUMP

October 18th, 2020

5:50

What makes a good president? I'm exploring all things Donald Trump in this episode..! Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

FARTS

October 11th, 2020

4:44

Wooowee - what's that smell?! Oh yes, it's my stinky episode on FARTS. Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

PIRATES

September 27th, 2020

5:38

Ahoy there matey! I'm sailing the seven seas and exploring the world of pirates. Climb aboard? Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

ZOO

September 20th, 2020

4:49

How do you feel about zoos? I'm weighing up the arguments in this wild episode... Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

ASTROLOGY

September 13th, 2020

5:20

It's time for another episode and I'm talking about something pretty cosmic! Will you write and tell me what you think? My email is seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

September 6th, 2020

5:08

Could you add these show notes: Hmmm, I'm having a think about school uniforms. Do you like wearing a uniform? 

I love hearing from my listeners! You …

ISLAND HOLIDAY

August 22nd, 2020

5:42

How do YOU make your own fun? 

 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

HOLIDAY MEDITATION

July 27th, 2020

6:33

Will you come on a trip with me? 

 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

NAMES

July 12th, 2020

4:46

What’s in a name?

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

POKÉMON

July 6th, 2020

4:58

What can we learn from the world of Pokémon? 

 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com 

CAKE

June 21st, 2020

4:20

Can you have your cake and eat it?

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

 

You Are Cake, by Joanna Bloor

 

You are your own unique set of ingredients

Ingredients curated …

RACE

June 7th, 2020

5:15

It’s time we talked about something important: race. 

Take a look at Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

NITS

May 30th, 2020

5:40

It’s time we talked about head lice. Have you ever had them? Let’s break the silence! 


I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

PETS

May 23rd, 2020

6:26

What's the point of having pets?

Take a look at the picture I mention, here > https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ueb7pw1okf42h8/Dickie%20Van%20Der%20Sausage.jpg?dl=0 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on

HOMESCHOOLING

May 17th, 2020

5:21

How much homeschooling are you doing?! Be honest

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

CHORES

May 5th, 2020

6:13

How do you feel about chores? I have a dilemma… 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com

SCREEN TIME

April 25th, 2020

4:44

How much screen time is the right amount?!

Some of my favourite apps are:
Toca Lab Plants https://tocaboca.com/app/toca-lab-plants/
Fiete Maths https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fiete-math-1st-grade-for-kids/id1052109508

NIPPLES

April 18th, 2020

3:43

Why are nipples such a problem?

 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com 

LOCKDOWN

April 15th, 2020

3:28

Staying home is not difficult. Do you agree?

 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com 

SEXIST TOYS

April 15th, 2020

4:39

Why are boys and girls' toys different? Isn’t that silly? 

 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com 

THE QUEEN

April 15th, 2020

3:53

The Queen is an independent woman. Is she a feminist? 

You can find the pictures I mentioned here >> https://rb.gy/hmftef 

I love hearing from my listeners! You can email me on seraphina@seraphinaspeaks.com 

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