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We don't choose the world we inherit. But we do choose what we do with it. Inherited uplifts compassionate, sound-rich climate storytelling by, for, and about young people across the globe, particularly those from marginalized communities. read less

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The Inherited podcast features stories from the International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM). It comes from a generation that faces a choice. They can accept the climate disaster they've inherited or revolt against it. The IYCM chose the latter. The show delivers reports from 20 countries. Young voices share how climate change affects their lives and how they fight it.

Creators Georgia Wright and Jules Bradley cohost Inherited. Wright and Bradley started the podcast as undergraduates at Brown University. After garnering funds, the two New Englanders looked to diversify this global problem. They understood the racial injustice central to the climate battle. Soon the podcast employed nine and grew into a network of storytellers from 20 countries. They deliver relevant interviews, analyses, and reports.

One episode follows a young woman visiting her grandparents' sugarcane farm in India. Her coverage of drought and how it affects the family is enlightening. Another podcast episode explores the IYCM's grassroots efforts toward awareness and policy change. It follows the young activists to protests at government offices. It explores youth actions that awaken the world to climate issues. A 15-year-old girl tells the story of how her beach community was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and how it still impacts her.

An episode entitled "Green New Dream" asks, "What if we choose hope in the face of despair?" The hosts explore the "collective dreams of a better tomorrow." The podcast explores what happens when kids stand up to oil companies. Inherited reports on the successes of the movement. New episodes come out several times a week.

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Oct 5 2022
Mukta Dharmapurikar visits her grandparents’ sugarcane farm in western India to report on the young farmers affected by drought. Kenia Hale recounts a climate-fueled windstorm decimating her family’s yard in Cleveland, Ohio. About the Storytellers: Kenia Hale (she/her) is a writer, artist, and researcher from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. A grandchild of the great migration, Kenia graduated from Yale University in 2021, where she majored in Computing and the Arts. Her research interests examine the intersection between technology, environmental justice, and racial justice. A storyteller and collagist, Kenia loves writing and dreaming of new futures where Black folks can be freer than they are here, and has work published in The Hopper, Literary Cleveland, and Black Freighter Press (Fall 2022), among others. Read more about Kenia at Mukta Dharmapurikar (she/her) is a freelance journalist and student at Harvard University who enjoys writing about climate change, health science, voter education, and identity. In 2022, her journalism portfolio won the $10,000 Scholastic and New York Times Gold Medal Portfolio Scholarship, and her writing has been recognized by the US Consul General in Hamburg through the Amerikazentrum International Journalism Program. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, and hiking! Inherited is a production of YR Media and Critical Frequency. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @inheritedpod, and check out our new website at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 19 2022
Denali Nalamalapu talks with queer parents of color about their decision to raise children in intentional, chosen community. YR Media Newsroom staffer Shaylyn Martos speaks to fellow CHamoru language learners from Guam and the Micronesian diaspora on reviving their Indigenous tongue and their personal connections to their island home. About the Storytellers: Denali Nalamalapu (she/they) is a queer, South Indian American writer, artist, and climate communicator. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. She is from Maine. Her family is from Andhra Pradesh, India. shaylyn martos (she/they) works to provide better representation of LGBTQ+ and Indigenous people in media. As an Associate Producer for YR Media's newsroom, shaylyn manages and mentors interns ages 14-24 in news production and audio commentaries. They also produce projects with outlets like NPR's All Things Considered and the Post Reports podcast. shaylyn was honored as the first Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund intern to work with KQED's The Bay podcast — working as a production assistant and reporting her own episode on Stockton's Little Manila. They co-produce and co-host The Happy Hour Newscast and served as multimedia editor for SF State's Golden Gate Xpress. In 2019, shaylyn was honored as an NPR Next Generation Radio Mentee. Off the clock, they can be found reading speculative fiction, cooking their favorite CHamoru foods or playing Dungeons and Dragons with their adventuring party. Inherited is a production of YR Media and Critical Frequency. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @inheritedpod, and check out our new website at Further reading/resources: Famalao’an Rights — an organization which fights for accessible reproductive healthcare and education on Guam, where women, trans folks and allies began fighting for basic rights in the 1980’s. The Guam Bus — a Fino’ Chamoru organization that promotes, educates and publishes books in our language. The same Guam Bus that holds our weekly lessons. Read our literature — like activist and human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, author of No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies and poet Craig Santos Perez, writer of the From Unincorporated Territory chapbook series and co-editor of many Micronesian and Pasifika anthologies. Take a moment to follow and share the work of social media groups — Nihi Kids is a youth-focused video series on culture and history. Check out Chamoru news media — journalists working for The Yappie, the Guam Daily Post, local Guam stations and even Vice. Expand your understanding of Pasifika climate activists and artists outside of the Marianas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Interview with Camara Aaron
Jul 21 2023
Interview with Camara Aaron
In the first of a series of behind-the-scenes bonus episodes, Inherited host Shaylyn Martos sits down with storyteller Camara Aaron, the creative force behind Season 3, Episode 1, “Mama’s House.” Together, they talk about her creative process, growth, and next steps.  [STORYTELLER] Camara Aaron is an Aries. She is also a writer and researcher, based in New York City and working in documentary film. Outside of documentary, Camara produces Griotte’s Beat, an interview podcast focused on Black women’s everyday contributions to justice. She also writes speculative fiction; her work can be found in the YA horror anthology The Black Girls Survives in this One (winter 2024 from Flatiron Books) and Torch Literary Arts. Camara is a first-generation Dominican-American (no, not from the Republic). She explores the histories and folklores of the West Indies in her storytelling. Her happy places are the holds section of the library, any uptown movie theater, and anytime she wins a board game. You can find her on Instagram @camaraife.  [HOST] ​shaylyn martos (she/they) works to provide better representation of LGBTQ+ and Indigenous people in media. As an audio auntie working with BIPOC youth at YR Media, she hopes to create pathways for young journalists of color to make their passions their livelihoods. They produced multimedia projects with NPR's All Things Considered and Next Generation Radio, the Washington Post's Post Reports and KQED’s The Bay podcast. She is the first rotating host for Inherited — establishing a position for emerging BIPOC journalists to host and co-produce each new season. shaylyn also makes time for themselves, reading speculative fiction, cooking favorite CHamoru foods and GM-ing Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Inherited is a critically acclaimed climate storytelling show made by, for, and about young people. We’re a production of YR Media and distributed by Critical Frequency.  For more information about our podcast, head to our website at, and follow us on the socials @inheritedpod.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit