Open Orchard Productions

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Open Orchard Productions ( is the umbrella organization that houses three podcast series.  This organization is staffed and managed by professionals who happen to be teens!  We have been very fortunate in attracting positive attention from industry professionals.

The first podcast series is called The Core and it focuses on teens interviewing teens about their own true, personal stories.  A cross-section of teens are represented which reflects the varied experiences of different ethnic and socio-economic groups.  By focusing on the differences and similarities that exist between us all, the podcast aims at breaking down barriers and revealing universal truths.
The two upcoming series are The Elements, which reports on local influential figures that are the "unsung heroes" of philanthropy, politics, sports, and education, and Fresh Picked, which spotlights artists whose work may be up-and-coming or little known but deserving of recognition for being innovative, captivating, or particularly relevant. These sections will be launched within the next 2 months.


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9 Pieces

Fresh Picked explores art and artists across all mediums.

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20 Pieces

The Core is an interview / audio diary formatted podcast that shares individuals' stories of challenge, success, hardship, and joy. Each episode is between 6-20 minutes in length and features one true and poignant story.

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19 Pieces

A radio series dedicated to the unsung influencers among us.

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48 Pieces

The Harvest explores the realm of auditory expression, gathering a varied crop of creativity and experimentation. As you listen, you will be exposed to anything but the expected.


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Have you ever stuck with something that was difficult because you knew the reward was worth the journey? Follow Robert Franklin’s day as he prepare...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
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It may seem obvious that the academic demands on an 11th grader are more intense than a 2nd grader. However, what may be surprising is the number o...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 03:43
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Having a difficult relationship with her own sister, Katia Hauser wondered what were the dynamics of other sister relationships. What made these re...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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This high school student has travelled to all 7 continents within the last 4 years. At only 16 years old, she feels like her view on life has been...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 03:38
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As a little girl my mom always felt different because she was living in a world where she was the minority. Coming to a new country was not easy, b...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leila Mohaddes
Having fallen in love with the piano as a toddler, now as a teenager, Leila Mohaddes is composing her own music and transposing her songs for strin...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 05:06
Caption: Miss Joanne, Credit: Olivia Polischeck
Even after 13 years, Olivia remembers the influence her preschool teacher, Miss Joanne, had on her in Room 1. Wanting to know more about Miss Joann...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:50
Caption: North Beach Citizens, Credit: Ellery Stritzinger
North Beach Citizens is a community-driven, non-profit organization located in San Francisco, California, that addresses the needs of local homeles...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:39
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High adventure does not scare this 4-year old! Bikes, and boating are just part of his life. However, listen to find out the one thing that’s even ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 04:05
Caption: Global Grins
Did you know there are currently more cell phones in the world than toothbrushes? Meet Joselyn Miller, co-founder of Global Grins, a philanthropy t...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:12