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  • Circle Round Serves Up Audio Entertainment For Kids

    Circle Round Serves Up Audio Entertainment For Kids0

    New  Locally Produced Podcast Features Folktales From Around The World By Joan Goodchild   Fresh Air, S-Town, Up First. What are they and what do they have in common? They are all some of the most popular podcasts downloaded today. While podcasts have become a huge media staple in many lives in the last few

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  • Take Eight With Adam Trent

    Take Eight With Adam Trent0

    With a new-age style of magic that mixes traditional illusions with music, dancing and technology, Adam Trent, 32, has been called David-Copperfield-meets-Justin-Timberlake. Showcasing his “futuristic” brand of magic, Trent has mesmerized audiences across the globe, and has been featured on America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, Ellen and The Rachael Ray Show. Straight out of

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  • Take Eight with Aly Raisman

    Take Eight with Aly Raisman0

    At only 23, Massachusetts’s own Aly Raisman has already had an accomplished career: Olympic gold medalist, captain of two U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics teams, and even a fourth-place finish on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Now she can add “author” to the list, with the recent publication of her autobiography Fierce, which details her childhood

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  • Victoria Jamieson on Middle School: ‘You’re Not Alone in Feeling Like You’re All Alone’

    Victoria Jamieson on Middle School: ‘You’re Not Alone in Feeling Like You’re All Alone’0

    Author-illustrator Victoria Jamieson’s first novel, 2015’s Roller Girl, was an award-winning smash, detailing the adventures of Astrid, who navigates friendships, junior high, and roller derby camp. Roller Derby veteran Jamieson has released her follow-up, All’s Faire in Middle School, once again returning to the middle-grade market (ages 9-12), the graphic novel format, and a beloved setting from her

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  • Take 8 With Parenting Humorist ‘Bottlerocket’

    Take 8 With Parenting Humorist ‘Bottlerocket’1

    To his two daughters he’s known as “Dad,” but online he’s known as Bottlerocket, where he shares humorous pictures, videos, memes, and observations about family life. The 42-year-old Massachusetts father and his family first went viral and found online fame on now-defunct video-clip site Vine, but soon migrated to other platforms. Since, he’s racked up

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  • Quest For a Timeless Teddy Bear Leads Andover Mom to a New Career

    Quest For a Timeless Teddy Bear Leads Andover Mom to a New Career1

    For most first-time moms on maternity leave, their personal goals are basic. Take a shower. Eat. Get some sleep — if you’re lucky. But Michelle Whalen’s goals, while initially unplanned, turned out to be more ambitious: She created a company on her first maternity leave and launched it on her second. If that wasn’t impressive

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