StitchCast Studio

StitchCast Studio

StitchCast Studio is a podcast produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective in Saint Louis, Missouri. It’s a show about the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The voices of youth of color are important to hear at this critical time. StitchCast Studio creates a series of leveled conversations about issues that concern youth related to health, safety and violence. This is the place to come to hear real conversations about what’s on the minds of 16-24 year old St. Louis youth and catch some powerful new ideas for solutions. Programs include original spoken word and music produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers. In 2021/22, Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov. Additional support for StitchCast Studio Season III and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance. StitchCast Studio Season II in 2021 was sponsored by the the City of St. Louis’ Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Grant of 2020, Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund’s three year grant 2020-22, The Lewis Prize for Music Covid Relief grant, Arts and Education Council PNC Grant, and Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot. To learn more visit storystitchers.org.

Episodes

January 14, 2022 30 min

Youth leaders discuss social media and its impact on young people’s lives and brains with Emma Lembke, founder of Log Off, a movement founded by teens for teens who want a safer and healthier relationship with social media. Recorded in Zoom December 7, 2021.

 

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Not Another One!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2016

 

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Youth leaders discuss how art is influenced by your environment. Recorded in Zoom on December 28, 2021.

 

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Sneaker Tact by KP Dennis and Branden Lewis

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2021

 

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December 30, 2021 39 min

Youth leaders discuss social media and its impact on young people’s lives and brains with Emma Lembke, founder of Log Off, a movement founded by teens for teens who want a safer and healthier relationship with social media. Recorded in Zoom on December 7, 2021.

 

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Good For Your Health

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2019

 

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In Part IV of the series, Misunderstanding, Fear, and Hate, the discussion will focus on the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. Stitchers Youth Council’s guests include actor, creative activist, and educator Merlin Bell and Marc Ridgell, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, studying Africana Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Sociology. Marc is a research fellow for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fel...

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December 9, 2021 38 min

Youth leaders discuss the impact of StitchCast Studio and the evolution of the youth-led podcast. Recorded in Zoom on December 1, 2021.

 

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We Cope by Emeara Burns

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2019

 

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In part III of the series, youth leaders have a conversation about how misunderstandings can lead to fear. Recorded live at 3524 Washington Ave on November 12, 2021.

 

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Perception Isn’t Always Reality by KP Dennis

Executive Producer: Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2015

 

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November 30, 2021 32 min

Youth leaders explore evoking emotion and fear in storytelling by sharing their own spooky stories.

Recorded in Zoom on October 29, 2021.

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

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Youth leaders welcome Mama Cat, the Saint Louis chef who is the founder and CEO of Pot Bangerz Feed the Body Mission to StitchCast Studio to discuss the unhoused family and explore how misunderstanding can lead to fear and fear can lead to hate. Recorded live at 3524 Washington Ave on November 12, 2021.

 

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Wade

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

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Youth leaders and their mentor Ntegrity discuss how misunderstandings can lead to fear in social systems set up to fail entire groups of people. Are systems such as the school system and the workforce system set up to fail Black youth? Recorded in Zoom on October 26, 2021.

 

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The Why and The Way by KP Dennis

The WHY of My City, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

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November 5, 2021 36 min

Youth leaders discuss nature as a healing agent from trauma and stress. 

Recorded in Zoom  on September 28, 2021.

 

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Prairie Therapy

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2019

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October 28, 2021 54 min

Story Stitchers' guests Alexis Evans, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Meaghan Hill, MAEd, MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Therapist, join youth leaders to discuss mental health in the second episode of a two part series. 

Recorded live at 3524 Washington Ave on October 15, 2021. 

 

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Will They Remember

Branden Lewis 

The WHY of MY City, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

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October 21, 2021 47 min

Life Without Art

Youth leaders discuss the importance of the arts in their personal lives and in contemporary society with St. Louis award-winning dancer Rich “Richie G” Gzelka. Rich has won awards like S.L.U.M.F.E.S.T. Bboy of the Year, Rock and Groove Bboy and All Styles Champion, as well as Breaking Champion at CKDC's Annual Beat Kill Jam. He served Story Stitchers as a dance battle judge throughout the summer of 2021. Reco...

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October 7, 2021 44 min

Story Stitchers' guests Alexis Evans, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Meaghan Hill, MAEd, MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Therapist, join youth leaders to discuss mental health in Part I of a two part series. 

Recorded live in Strauss Park on September 24, 2021. 

 

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Will They Remember

Branden Lewis 

The WHY of MY City, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

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September 30, 2021 37 min

Youth leaders and Story Stitchers’ teaching artist Ntegrity discuss how with the proper training, nurturing and counseling, you too can convert your mental health into a super power.

Recorded in Zoom September 14, 2021    

                        

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What’s Your Why

KP Dennis and Ntegrity

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

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September 16, 2021 54 min

STL Fame

 

Short description of content: Youth leaders meet with Bobby Norfolk to talk about the history if artists from St. Louis who gain fame while living here and when leaving home. Recorded live in Strauss Park on September 10, 2021.

 

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The Ville by Bobby Norfolk 

From The WHY of MY City, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

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September 10, 2021 44 min

In The Thick Of It

Senior youth leaders and architects of Story Stitchers Youth Council discuss their goals for the organization and their personal journeys as artists. Recorded in the Grandel Theater, Kranzberg Arts Foundation on August 27, 2021.

 

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Who’s Ready?

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018

 

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September 10, 2021 30 min

Toxic Tendencies

Short description of content: Youth leaders get together and have a conversation about toxic behaviors and relationships.

Recorded in Zoom on August 26, 2021.

 

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Will They Remember

Branden Lewis for Saint Louis Story Stitchers, The WHY of MY City, 2020

 

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September 4, 2021 29 min

Youth leaders discuss the phenomenon of cancel culture.

Recorded in Zoom on August 13, 2021.

 

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ANTI

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2017

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

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August 21, 2021 43 min

Covid Check Up

As the Delta Variant strand of Covid 19 takes over the St. Louis region youth leaders meet to discuss the effects of Covid on their lives and the gun violence in the city. Recorded live August 13, 2021 in the Grandel Theatre at Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

 

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Sneak Attack

KP Dennis and Branden Lewis 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

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August 19, 2021 40 min

Youth leaders debate contemporary events.

Recorded in Zoom July 29,2021.

 

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Perception Isn't Always Reality

KP Dennis

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2016

 

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