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 Fall! Here’s what we are up to at Kouvenda Media right now:

Remember Reading

The podcast was a finalist for an award honoring Best Use of Podcast in Publishing.

Diving Board

Kouvenda Media and Woodmere Art Museum have teamed up with Mount Airy Learning Tree for our latest episode about the work of the late Edith Neff.

We’re also mourning the loss of the acclaimed illustrator, Charles Santore, who we profiled on an episode of Diving Board. Our podcast is among one of the few substantive interviews that Santore gave in his final years. The New York Times quoted from the podcast and linked to the episode in its obituary of Santore.

At the Core of Care

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About us:

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 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.