Need a Social Media Break?

Social media… love it or hate it? It’s the way many of us communicate today. And especially for teens who use social media to like, flirt, ghost, have streaks, group chats and obsessively post selfies. On the show, Jessica and Stephanie talk about their own relationship with social media, and introduce us to some teens who’ve chosen to take breaks and are feeling relieved.


Happy New Year and all the best for 2019! Here at Kouvenda Media, we’re excited about the year ahead and wanted to give you a quick snapshot of some projects unfolding for us in 2019. 

First up, HarperCollins is launching its Remember Reading podcast that we are currently producing with Irina Zhorov. Make sure to check it out and share with your family and friends, and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast

We also expect to be producing some new episodes of Diving Board with The Woodmere Art Museum. Woodmere has a new exhibition opening in February, Freedom’s Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney and we are looking to produce a related episode around Pinkney’s masterful work.

And finally, we’re working on a new health-care related podcast project with a new partner, and will be sharing more about that project in some future posts. 

We’re off to a running start for 2019 and look forward to keeping you updated throughout the year, so please be sure to sign up for our newsletter. Happy New Year!

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Kouvenda Media is a multimedia production company based in Philadelphia dedicated to producing narratives for social change. We specialize in audio, podcast and video production as well as multimedia and web-based projects.

Who we are:

Stephanie Marudas


Stephanie is a radio journalist and helped create and produce Grapple, which won a 2016 PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors, Inc.) award for best podcast for large public radio stations. She has been a reporter and producer for WHYY Public Radio in Philadelphia and WYPR Public Radio in Baltimore. Apart from public radio, Stephanie also conducts other interview-based work and oral history projects.

Jessica Kourkounis


Jessica is a multimedia journalist specializing in documentary and editorial work. She is best known for her photojournalism but is also building her reputation as an audio producer, filmmaker and writer. Jessica is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Getty Images. Her images have been published worldwide. Her radio stories have aired on public media stations on shows such as Morning Edition, The Pulse and NewsWorks Tonight.