Jun 18, 2021

NGPF Podcast: Sitara Nieves and Jed Kim talk Season 2 of the Million Bazillion Podcast


With Season 2 of Million Bazillion podcast launching this Tuesday (June 22nd), I was excited to sit down with Sitara Nieves, Executive Director of On-Demand at Marketplace and Jed Kim, host of Million Bazillion. If you are new to Million Bazillion, it's a podcast about money for kids and their families that helps to make money more understandable. Geared for middle school-aged kids, Sitara, Jed and team use questions from kids to explain taxes, the stock market and pricing anomalies (the $0.99 factor) as starting points to create engaging and fun programming. I know you will enjoy hearing from Sitara and Jed as they provide a "behind the scenes" look at the creative process behind Million Bazillion and a few teasers about what to expect in Season 2. Enjoy! 


  • 0:00~1:04 Introduction
  • 1:04~10:56 Sitara talks about how Million Bazillion was born 
  • 10:56~19:49 Jed talks about what it’s like to host Million Bazillion 
  • 19:49~23:10 The collaboration that goes on behind the scenes
  • 23:10~26:32 Launching a podcast for kids
  • 26:32~26:57 A word from NGPF
  • 26:57~29:42 The different elements of the podcast 
  • 29:42~34:00 Target audience and tip sheets
  • 34:00~36:34 Ideas for future episodes 
  • 36:34~38:49 Making the podcast entertaining for both kids and parents 
  • 38:49~40:31 Topics that didn't make the final cut
  • 40:31~43:19 Conclusion 


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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