13 episodes

Podimo presents You Don’t Know Me. 

Hosted by the youth issue expert, journalist,  and author of best selling book Gen Z: their Voices, their lives  Chloe Combi (https://chloecombi.net/) , You Don’t Know Me, gives you a no holds barred insight into the lives of teenagers today, through their own experiences and voices.  Opening up conversation that’s missing or often difficult for teens to have with parents, teachers and even their peers. Each episode allows teens to tell their story as well express their hopes, fears, insecurities and dreams while navigating their way in a challenging, new world,

 

Based on Chloe Combi’s unique approach of candid and revealing interviews with teens from around the world, the series combines  immersive interviews and constructive conversation with Chloe as well as expert contribution from the likes of Jon Ronson, Adam Rutherford & Florence Given .  Covering topics such as  body image, sexuality, popularity, school, race, feminism and cancel culture, You Don’t Know Me is the ultimate insight into Gen Z and the future they are creating.

You Don't Know Me is a Podimo (https://podimo.com) podcast series produced by Mermade (https://www.hellomerman.com/) .
Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.

Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit http://podimo.com for more information.
 

You Don't Know Me Podimo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 101 Ratings

Podimo presents You Don’t Know Me. 

Hosted by the youth issue expert, journalist,  and author of best selling book Gen Z: their Voices, their lives  Chloe Combi (https://chloecombi.net/) , You Don’t Know Me, gives you a no holds barred insight into the lives of teenagers today, through their own experiences and voices.  Opening up conversation that’s missing or often difficult for teens to have with parents, teachers and even their peers. Each episode allows teens to tell their story as well express their hopes, fears, insecurities and dreams while navigating their way in a challenging, new world,

 

Based on Chloe Combi’s unique approach of candid and revealing interviews with teens from around the world, the series combines  immersive interviews and constructive conversation with Chloe as well as expert contribution from the likes of Jon Ronson, Adam Rutherford & Florence Given .  Covering topics such as  body image, sexuality, popularity, school, race, feminism and cancel culture, You Don’t Know Me is the ultimate insight into Gen Z and the future they are creating.

You Don't Know Me is a Podimo (https://podimo.com) podcast series produced by Mermade (https://www.hellomerman.com/) .
Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.

Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit http://podimo.com for more information.
 

    The Future

    The Future

    The future really is a foreign, unknown country, and none of us have a crystal ball – but want to know the best way to be able to have a good idea about what is coming? Talk to young people! It’s really not a trite cliché that young people ‘are’ the future – but true.

    Young people are the ones who have to live in the future, so it’s in their best interest to try and shape a future they all want to live in. This episode is a bit of retrospective of the series, where we summarise our findings and predictions, chat to teens we haven’t yet, bring back some of the superstars of the series and think ahead to future episodes. This will make you want to revisit future episodes and have those conversations all over again. Teenagers and all those people who know and care for teenagers want nothing more than the promise of a good, successful future – this episode and revisiting the whole series of You Don’t Know Me can help make that promise a little more certain.

    If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website Podimo.com/YouDontKnowMe.




    You Don't Know Me is a Podimo podcast series produced by Mermade.

    Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.





    Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit podimo.com for more information.

    • 16 min
    School

    School

    School is one of the great social levellers – every young person irrespective of who they are has to go. However, the 2020 pandemic revealed two critical things – firstly, just how unequal the schooling system has become and secondly, just how important good schooling is. In the first episode about the modern school system, we get under the skin of these issues, talking to teenagers about what it’s really like to attend a failing school and the impact this has had on their future.

    We also examine what role school has in the lives of teenagers, and one of the most devastating teenage paradoxes of all – the fact you rarely see just how valuable school is until you leave the safety and structure of the four walls of school! We also talk to beloved and eminent headteacher of Passmores Academy, Vic Goddard, who is best known for his brilliant leadership but also from the hit TV show, Educating Essex. He chats to us about inequality, poverty, the challenges of modern teaching and schools, and why he is ultimately very hopeful about modern teenagers!

    If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website Podimo.com/YouDontKnowMe.




    You Don't Know Me is a Podimo podcast series produced by Mermade.

    Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.





    Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit podimo.com for more information.

    • 20 min
    Spirituality

    Spirituality

    What does faith and spirituality mean to teens living in the increasingly secular West, where we tend to worship Apple and celebrities more readily than we worship religious icons? Surprisingly – a lot! In an uncertain and anxious age where there are few answers and little comfort, young people are embracing everything spiritual and religious with gusto, with some turning to more traditional religion and others seeking solace in the more esoteric. Don’t believe us? Check out the more spiritual side of TikTok, where millions of teens showcase their belief systems in all kinds of ways.

    In this episode, we witness teenagers undergoing this year’s TikTok sensation, Brian Weiss’ past-life regression and we heat from a teenage boy who got addicted to a spiritual advisor after the death of him mother. We hear from a whole host of teenagers about what faith, religion and spirituality means to them, and what its role is, in a modern techy world. We also chat to Reverend Mary Hawes, the Youth Advisor for the Church of England about why she think religion can play an important role in teenagers’ lives. This episode is worth it alone to hear Chloe discussing a**l sex with a priest! Thought-provoking, moving and surprising – this is the episode of the series that might surprise you!

    If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website Podimo.com/YouDontKnowMe.




    You Don't Know Me is a Podimo podcast series produced by Mermade.

    Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.





    Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit podimo.com for more information.

    • 35 min
    Feminism

    Feminism

    Amazingly, ‘feminism’ – ostensibly a movement about equality for women has become one of the most controversial – and often maligned – labels in modern discourse. Loads of teenage women – and lots of teenage men – are inspired and empowered by the movement and find real strength in modern feminist icons, books and TED talks.

    Feminism has been the fuel for the #metoo movement, helped young people challenge the notions of power and language and helped a new generation fight for greater gender equality. However, others argue that feminism is a destructive force that turns girls into ‘Feminazis’ and insists young men become passive and weak – and worse – paints all men as potential aggressors or abusers. So, what do modern teenagers really think of feminism? We talk to some who love it, some who hate it, and some who just aren’t really sure what it means. With amazing stories from teenagers we dissect what it means to be a young, modern feminist and I discover exactly what a ‘Pick Me Girl’ is! We also have an amazing discussions with young feminist illustrator, activist, and author of ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’, Florence Given.

    If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website Podimo.com/YouDontKnowMe.




    You Don't Know Me is a Podimo podcast series produced by Mermade.

    Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.





    Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit podimo.com for more information.

    • 35 min
    Masculinity

    Masculinity

    Being a teenage boy in the ‘20’s is challenging – you are either accused of possessing massive privilege or there is well-founded concern about how you are doing, with rates of depression, suicide, risky behaviour and body dysmorphia rising sharply in young men.

    In this episode we get real with teenage boys about what it’s like living the ‘20’s and the very real consequences of being pressured to be Alpha, what they think of girls, sexual politics, social media, role models, feminism and much more! We hear a shocking story about an assault at high school and how a teenage boy responded to that – when his closest male friends were involved. Most discussions about young masculinity dart around the edges – this gets to the heart of the matter. We also chat to author of ‘The Problem with Men’, podcaster and comedian, Richard Herring about young men, masculinity and his infamous campaign on International Women’s Day.

    If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website Podimo.com/YouDontKnowMe.




    You Don't Know Me is a Podimo podcast series produced by Mermade.

    Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.





    Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit podimo.com for more information.

    • 20 min
    Race

    Race

    After a year of upheaval and devastation, race has finally become part of the global discussion and a priority conversation for everyone to be having – but how do you turn this into a movement and not just a moment? We did the thing everyone should be doing and talked to teenagers about race, identity, the role it’s played in their young lives so far and their hopes for the future.

    In this episode, we talk to teens of different races and backgrounds about racism, prejudice, BLM, the police, racial profiling in schools, and racial bias in friendship groups. Away from the arguments on social media and the knee-jerk headlines in media, teenagers get real about how their race and identity impacts their lives, how they manage racism and abuse and what the future looks like for a generation switched onto the issue – but not necessarily any more tolerant than older generations. This episode is frank, emotional and surprisingly funny – with the stories of teenagers both living in and trying to recreate the world. We also chat to the brilliant geneticist, broadcaster and bestselling author, Adam Rutherford about the scientific approach to race and why he felt the need to write his book ‘How to Argue with a Racist.’

    If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website Podimo.com/YouDontKnowMe.




    You Don't Know Me is a Podimo podcast series produced by Mermade.

    Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.





    Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit podimo.com for more information.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

RussCK88 ,

Essential for anyone

Willing to attempt to tackle taboo topics, listening from individuals with lived-in experience of these issues. The host was able to create a judgement-free environment which allowed individuals to talk about topics openly and honestly.

GalzNPodcasts ,

Listen. Learn. Ponder.

This series is so brilliant. It tackles very meaty themes, highlighting the struggles and immense challenges that Gen Z are facing. Intelligently created and thoughtfully produced - this podcast is quality 🥰 Great work!

dogwalkingpodcastlistener ,

Fantastic - compelling

This is a brilliant podcast and I would recommend to anyone with teens or about to be teens. Each episode deals with problems that teens face, and while they are not easy listening, you come away feeling so much better informed and with many more insights and ideas of where to to for help. Keep it up Chloe.
I would like to hear one on childhood obesity, and one on social anxiety. Thank you.

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