Generation Y is the most anxious generation in history. With so many of us feeling constantly stressed, we believe that anxiety isn’t just a medical problem to be treated like a bacterial infection, but as a sign that something is deeply wrong with our society. ||| Part news, part analysis and part group counselling session to help our generation get out of bed in the morning. Generation Anxiety explores the social conditions that are making us stressed, and asks how can we work together to solve them.
13. Delete Your Account
Cambridge Analytica helped bring to the world’s attention what we have known all along: Facebook is bad for you.
12. If You Can’t Pee There, You Can’t Be There
Living while millennial is hard at the best of times - but imagine if you had an impairment that stopped you participating in ordinary life. This episode we speak to Sara Gingold, disability activist and consult, about the experience of young people living with a disability in a country that doesn’t cater for their needs and sometimes doesn’t even believe in their disability.
11. The Big Gay Episode
Friend of the pod, Simon Copland rejoins us to talk identity politics, queer spaces, and what a powerful, unbridled campaign for equal love can do to quash homophobia and enhance the rights of everyone in the LGBTIQA+ community.
10. Actual, Real, Goddamn Nazis
The election of Donald Trump and the sudden prominence of white nationalists organising in the streets has caught many people by surprise. But for people of colour, racism has been a part of their daily experience of the world their entire lives.
9. What We’ve Learned So Far
We're halfway through this 2017 nightmare so we're looking back at what we've learned so far, examining a few more issues of anxiety that have arisen for young people, like "attacks" on free speech and a moment of hope thanks to our best boy's UK Election result.
8. Reclaim Your Brain From Advertising
Ads are a ubiquitous part of the world we've grown up in: they peer at us from billboards, sit next to us on the train and obnoxiously clog up our news feeds. No matter where you look there are ads and it's only getting worse. You probably find ads annoying, but have you ever stopped to ask what impact all that advertising might be having on your brain? Because it turns out it's probably not good for you.
Loved it, such a great podcast
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Cathartic and inspiring!
Excellent podcast, I'd recommend the first episode of season 2 as an introduction - a great discussion on how the struggles of so many marginalised people are all intertwined. I've heard so many lectures/podcasts on topics discussed in the episodes but generation anxiety still always brings a new perspective. Surprisingly refreshing listening considering many of us might think we've heard it all before. Thoroughly recommend!