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

In the latest episode of Adult ISH, hosts Nyge Turner and Dominique French take us on a journey through various abortion experiences, via submissions from listeners, in their own words. You’ll hear some stories read by people themselves, and others read by fellow YR Media colleagues volunteering their time and voices. Join us as we bring these stories of an incredibly common medical procedure to light.

If you or someone you know needs support, there are resources available. You can call the National Abortion Hotline for information, referrals and more at 1-800-772-9100. Check out the episode web page for more reproductive health resources.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Adult ISH is produced by YR Media and brought to you by PRX’s Radiotopia.

Meet the Hosts

Nygel Turner, (he/him) is an Oakland, California-based creator of “Not Your Father’s Podcast” and YouTube series “Not Your Mama’s Kitchen.” His audio and written work has also appeared in The Guardian, Snap Judgment and the CBC. Nyge is the only person in Oakland who has never lost an argument. And he’s proud of a recent adulting milestone: upgrading to his first brand new car — the jeep he’s always wanted. 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/ disabled Northwestern University graduate with a dual degree in theatre and anthropology. Dominique has collaborated with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and contributed to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. When she is not producing and developing podcasts that explore race, gender and culture, you can find her napping through a scary movie. But shhh! She’s sleeping!

Season 8