WTMD is thrilled to present Young at Heart, a radio show for children and adults hosted by Lisa Mathews, the lead singer of Grammy-nominated Baltimore kids rock band Milkshake.
Young at Heart is a weekly show from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings – a time when, for better or worse, families with young children are usually awake.
Lisa’s first episode featured music from Wilco, David Bowie, Weezer and the White Stripes – as well as songs by Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants, Lisa Loeb, Andrew & Polly and Walter Martin of the Walkmen.
Since first creating the show in March of 2018, Lisa has added special features to the great kid-friendly music. Talking Tunes is a short segment where Lisa chats with fellow bandmates Brian Simms and Tom Moon about a song the guys would like to talk about from the musicians’ point of view, followed by the tune itself. Song Bites finds a kindie artist talking about what inspired a particular song. Artist Interview is a 10-15 minute interview with an artist currently making music for kids and families. And smARTbeats is a special-to-Baltimore feature, where Lisa talks with a Young Audiences of Maryland Teaching Artist working in area schools to bring arts into the curriculum.
“I want Young at Heart to fit with WTMD and its beautifully indie perspective,” Mathews says. “I’d like to think we’re at our best when we’re young at heart — when we have a youthful outlook on life no matter what our age. I still like to ride the roller coaster, jump in rain puddles and eat toasted marshmallows. So listening to songs about taking a trip into space or the wonders of rainbows or eating lots of grapes rocks my world, and I hope it makes listeners smile while they start their day together.”
Young at Heart – Spring!
Spring is finally here, and today's show celebrates the new season with songs about flowers, birds and beautiful blue skies. Enjoy, and as always, email me with any song suggestions: [email protected] - Lisa Today's playlist: [...]
YOUNG AT HEART – Uno Dos Tres Andres interview 3/19/22
Lisa Mathews chats with Andres and Christina of bi-lingual kindie band Uno Dos Tres Andres. Their latest release, Activate, is up for a Grammy in the Best Children's Music category. We'll also hear songs from [...]
YOUNG AT HEART – Saturday March 12
Inspired by the first Saturday Morning Tunes in over two years, this Saturday's Young at Heart features songs from favorite kid-friendly movies. Oh, there are so many! Lisa had fun choosing from both old [...]
Young at Heart – March 5, 2022
Our human capacity for technological and scientific wonder and achievement is so amazing. Inspired by this, this Saturday’s Young at Heart is all about science. Science is the study of the nature and behavior of [...]
YOUNG AT HEART – 2.26.22
It's a new Talking Tunes, two Artist Songbites and some great kid-friendly music on this Saturday's Young at Heart. Tune in at 8AM, or stream the podcast on the Young at Heart page. PLAYLIST: GREAT [...]
YOUNG AT HEART – Saturday, February 19, 2022
In our continuing celebration of Black History Month, we've got an encore interview with Dan and Claudia Zanes on this Saturday's Young at Heart, along with some music inspired by the Summer of Soul documentary. [...]