I listened to a lot of parenting podcasts, so I was happy to see a branded company podcast among the Signal Awards winners in the Family & Child-Raising category with a bronze and “listener’s choice”:
BeingMe is the appropriately named show from BeMe Health, which makes an app for teens to take care of their mental health. It’s an increasingly important topic for kids who are growing up with social media and associated pressures.
I hadn’t heard of the company and app before listening to the podcast, but I immediately got the concept. The show is a companion for how teens use the BeMe app. If you engage with the question prompts and resources there, the podcast reinforces some of those themes, like “senior year, dating tips, and teen self-care” in the episode I listened to. It might not land if the show was just the voice of adults, but hosts Ruthie Tessler and Juan Bendana and producer Derek E. Baird regularly bring in guests who are actual teens involved with BeMe, or doing their own impress work around mental health.