Formative, from New York Edge, is the podcast where the leaders of today are interviewed by the leaders of tomorrow! Our intrepid co-hosts, all between the ages of eleven and fourteen, conduct long-form interviews with successful adults from the worlds of business, science, the arts, and beyond.

Winner, Gold Medal, 2024 Anthem Awards "Best Podcast: Education, Art, and Culture"

Justin and Isabella: A Knight and a Dragon Have a Conversation
May 14, 2024x
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Justin and Isabella: A Knight and a Dragon Have a Conversation

Cartoonist, Justin Thompson, is the final guest for this season’s Formative. He is joined in conversation by 7th grader and co-host, Isabella. Justin and Isabella talk ...

Adrian and Laylanie: The Strategic Path to Your Passion
May 07, 2024x
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17:0138.93 MB

Adrian and Laylanie: The Strategic Path to Your Passion

Bassoonist, Adrian Morejon, joins us on today’s show! 8th grader and co-host, Laylanie, asks Adrian about the appeal of the bassoon to him as a young child and how he&r...

Ray and Nathaniel: Showcasing Your Unique
April 30, 2024x
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25:1457.75 MB

Ray and Nathaniel: Showcasing Your Unique

Ray Hennessy joins us on today's show! Ray is a wildlife photographer who specializes in bird photography. 8th grader and co-host, Nathaniel, asks Ray about the grit and nimb...

Lenni and Kaeri: Being of Service
April 23, 2024x
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24:2956.04 MB

Lenni and Kaeri: Being of Service

We’ve got Lenni Benson on today’s show! Lenni has been teaching and writing in the field of immigration law since 1994. She is the Distinguished Chair of Immigrat...

Isaac and Kayanna: On Being Teachable
April 16, 2024x
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21:1248.52 MB

Isaac and Kayanna: On Being Teachable

On this episode of Formative, Isaac-Davy Aronson is interviewed by 8th grader, Kayanna. Isaac is a radio and television journalist. For the last eight years, he’s been ...

Megan and Kaelynn: We’re Right Where We Need to Be
April 09, 2024x
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18:3642.56 MB

Megan and Kaelynn: We’re Right Where We Need to Be

Megan Davidson joins us on today’s show! Megan is a certified labor doula and childbirth educator. 8th-grader and co-host, Kaelynn, learns that sometimes the perfect ca...

Craig and Tymir: Keeping With the Times
April 02, 2024x
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18:3942.7 MB

Craig and Tymir: Keeping With the Times

Craig Balsam joins us on today’s show! Craig Balsam is an American entertainment industry entrepreneur and Tony Award -winning producer. He is the co-founder of the chi...

Elizabeth and Evan: It All Makes Sense Looking Backward
March 26, 2024x
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19:4545.2 MB

Elizabeth and Evan: It All Makes Sense Looking Backward

Elizabeth Fassberg joins us on today’s show! Elizabeth is the Executive Director of Life Science Cares New York, an organization that is activating the financial and hu...

Susan and Tafari: Fun Is Most Important
March 19, 2024x
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18:0641.43 MB

Susan and Tafari: Fun Is Most Important

Susan Choi joins us on today’s show! Susan is a 5-time published author. Her latest novel, Trust Exercise , won the National Book Award in 2019. Joining Susan is 8th-gr...

Rod and Thibault: The Art of Defying Convention
March 12, 2024x
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24:3656.31 MB

Rod and Thibault: The Art of Defying Convention

Rod Dauphin joins us today to kick off this season’s Formative! Rod is an educator and entrepreneur. He is the Education Services Director at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Busin...

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