Adult ISH is a culture, advice and storytelling podcast produced entirely by folks who are almost adults.

Our brains and what we have to manage change a lot from high school to being an adult. And, our thoughts and emotions change a lot, too. This week, Nyge Turner talks with Stephanie Santos LCSW, who works with teenagers and young adults managing anxiety and depression through the pandemic. And, Jalen Black, our Adult ISH production assistant, joins Nyge with some personal questions about trying to adjust to college life with AJ Delony LCSW, a staff therapist at UChicago Student Wellness at the University of Chicago.

Adult ISH is produced by YR Media and distributed by PRX’s Radiotopia.

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Meet the Hosts

Nygel “Nyge” Turner (he/him) is an Oakland, California-based creator whose audio and written work has appeared in The Guardian, Snap Judgment, the CBC, and many other outlets. Nyge is a Bay Area-based lover of food, sports, and, most importantly, music. He loves the outdoors and has also watched almost every show on every streaming service.
Listen to previous seasons with his former and still beloved co-host Merk Nguyen in our archives.

Dominique “Dom” French (she/they) is a Black, femme, and disabled podcaster. Dom is the recipient of the Signal Awards for Best Conversation Starter (Black Enough) and Best Co-host (Adult ISH). A Northwestern University grad, Dominique has collaborated with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and contributed to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. The Georgia native loves making audio that explores the personal impact of systemic injustice, girly things, and the humor in hardship.

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