Dave Nadelberg peels back those painful childhood memories on his hilarious The Mortified podcast.
Who remembers those dreaded memories from our adolescence? The love notes you wrote to your middle school crush. The ridiculous elementary school yearbook picture with those super thick coke bottle glasses. Just when you thought those embarrassing moments were all but history Dave Nadelberg’s The Mortified Podcast brings all of those memories back to life. Here’s the plot twist…all of this happens in front of a LIVE AUDIENCE!
Allow me to break it down. The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids-diaries, letters, lyrics, and beyond-in front of total strangers.
Launched by creator and host Dave Nadelberg in 2002 he soon grew the project to a global grassroots brand that now includes the weekly podcast, 2 acclaimed books, an independent film, a Sundance Channel talk show, 2017 miniseries for Netflix, and more.
A native of Michigan, Dave in our interview on OPP with Corey Cambridge chatted about what he was like in his adolescent years stating,
“I have always been outgoing and social but I also in high school was really depressed. I had these two halves of my personality. That was a time where I think I wrote a lot of stuff that eventually became the start for what became my career or a good chunk of it because it helped basically lay the groundwork for the show I do call Mortified.”
The show also has an awesome roster of celebrity guests who have appeared such as Elijah Wood, Alanis Morrisette, Franz Ferdinand, and Kate Nash just to name a few.
One thing that The Mortified Podcast has taught me is that it’s healthy to laugh at the past versions of ourselves and it’s even healthier to share those laughs with others…even if it is mortifying
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