INSIDE EDITION DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: MEET THE TEEN PODCASTERS WHO INTERVIEWED MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY
INSIDE EDITION DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:
MEET THE TEEN PODCASTERS WHO INTERVIEWED MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
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New York, NY — October 19, 2020 – A group of teen podcasters had the surprise of a lifetime when they say Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s team reached out to them about coming onto their show to discuss mental health. INSIDE EDITION DIGITAL spoke exclusively with the group behind the “Teenager Therapy” podcast about their experience sitting down with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“We were just in a lot of shock and surprised, because they reached out to us [to be on it],” said Thomas Pham.
“I still feel the adrenaline,” Kayla Suarez told INSIDE EDITION DIGITAL’s Leigh Scheps, of not only meeting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry but having them be guests on her group’s podcast.
The teens typically record out of their homes, but met with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at a beach house in Montecito, CA a few short days after receiving the initial inquiry.
“It was very casual and they kind of just walked in, and we all just said hi, introduced ourselves, and then they recorded the podcast,” Pham said.
While recording the podcast, Suarez said the teens did have to keep their distance from the royals.
“We couldn't necessarily hand shake or give them a little hug because we're trying to be safe and not [come into] contact [with] them physically,” Suarez told INSIDE EDITION DIGITAL. "So we just sort of waved at each other.”
The “Teenager Therapy” podcast was formed in 2018 by Gael Aitor to discuss navigating high school, adolescence and all the pressures that come with being a teenager. That’s when Thomas Pham, Isaac Hurtado, Mark Hugo and Kayla Suarez joined to complete the group.
“The work you are doing here is so important,” Markle said to the group on the podcast. “To know there is someone to talk to -- you are not alone. We are all figuring it out.”
Since the interview was published, the teens were catapulted into national spotlight; something they dreamed of in order to highlight the important work of their podcast. They will also be part of Meghan and Harry’s Time100 Talks.
“It honestly just made me feel really happy because with the start of this podcast, that was our goal,” Suarez told INSIDE EDITION DIGITAL. “To make sure that people know that there's other people going through the same experiences as you. So to hear that confirmation from her, it really just made me feel happy that she knows what we're doing, and she has faith in us, that we'll continue to pursue that goal.”
Next up for the group? They hope to continue having important conversations with notable guests.
“I know Gael really wants Michelle Obama to be on the podcast, actually,” Hugo said.
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