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With university paused, the generation gap becomes more brutal than ever, with 19-year-old Ruthie locked in with boomer parents, but still podcasting


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Ruthie - The Lockdown Sessions Ruth Kelner and Martin Kelner

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

With university paused, the generation gap becomes more brutal than ever, with 19-year-old Ruthie locked in with boomer parents, but still podcasting


If you enjoy 'Ruthie - The Lockdown Sessions, then we'd be pathetically grateful if you could leave a review on iTunes here; https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ruthie-me-and-my-dad/id1350367213?mt=2 If you REALLY like us, be sure to subscribe and never miss an episode, and tell your friends.


You can get in touch with the show via email here; martinandruthpodcast@gmail.com


Martin’s on Twitter at @martinkelner, or if you prefer Facebook he’s here; https://www.facebook.com/martinkelner


And if you want to listen to the music played on the podcast, the Spotify playlist is here;


https://open.spotify.com/user/glmpepfmh1mewya62ea7xlpuv/playlist/1YTmo0gN8NNg4f6fWSJqCk?si=xNMf76_oR6Kx6T02HHJaSg


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    'The producers of Love Island knew all about Coronavirus before anybody.

    'The producers of Love Island knew all about Coronavirus before anybody.

    Ruthie is dragged back to the mic for another lockdown session in which she stresses the importance of mattress toppers, and worries she's not committed enough to anything. 'What am I going to do for the rest of my life when I don't care about anything?' she asks. 'Well, there's always journalism,' replies dad.  Musically, the Kinks take on Mahalia.
     
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    • 35 min
    Tik Tok explained - 'It's short videos, you watch for hours, and then feel terrible about yourself'

    Tik Tok explained - 'It's short videos, you watch for hours, and then feel terrible about yourself'

    In the latest lockdown session, an increasingly demotivated Ruth - with student life suspended - tackles Black Lives Matter, explains Tik Tok, and learns some new words from Dad and Suzie Dent, although Dad gives a totally misleading definition of the word 'anomie.' Also Ella Fitzgerald, mundane celebrity sightings, and the efforts of the French to keep their language pure.
     
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    • 49 min
    'I'll tell my future children about this, if I ever have any - if I ever get out of the house, that is.'

    'I'll tell my future children about this, if I ever have any - if I ever get out of the house, that is.'

    'When we establish the matriarchy,' says Ruth, 'The two men we'll save are Bill Gates and Richard Osman. And maybe Leonardo DiCaprio and Harry Styles.' This week Ruth and Dad talk Eurovision, and Iceland's superb entry. Also Ruth looks at Coronavirus as a class issue, and gets some support for her views on colonialism. She also bizarrely takes issue with Dad's pronunciation of the word 'California.'
     
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    • 43 min
    'I'm all jigsawed out. I need to go back to Uni.'

    'I'm all jigsawed out. I need to go back to Uni.'

    Ruthie and Dad remain locked down, and added to the hell of being stranded with aging parents, Ruth is also frustrated by the lack of progress in her Uni work. Online tuition is just not working, she says, and no-one seems to be thinking about a solution for Britain's students. Also, the 'New Normal' everybody's talking about - although Ruth was quite happy with the old Normal - should include a rebalancing of the nation's resources away from London to the North. Ruth also has a 400-year-old swipe at the Mayflower pilgrims of 1620. Popular culture references include Love Island, Grays Anatomy, Friends, Frazier, and Tootsie.
     
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    • 44 min
    'No-one asked for the 'new normal.' I was quite happy with the 'old normal.'

    'No-one asked for the 'new normal.' I was quite happy with the 'old normal.'

    In the first of a new series, 19-year-old Ruthie is feeling the generation gap particularly keenly, reluctantly furloughed from the Universtiy of York and trapped in lockdown with her ma and pa. In this first episode she delves into cinema history, explaining to her dad the 'cool girl' trope in modern movies, and luxuriating in 'comfort TV,' Gilmore Girls and How I Met Your Mother. Meanwhile, as Ruthie and dad swap music suggestions, there's a taste of Bob Dylan, Jeremy Zucker, and Kanye West.
     
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    • 30 min
    starting at University of York and settling in

    starting at University of York and settling in

    We edited together some clips of Ruthie, Uni, Dad, and Me as our entry for the British Podcast Awards, but as it seems those awards will not happen we thought we'd share them anyway. The clips are from the podcasts we made around the time Ruth was starting at the University of York, and settling in
     
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Peter piper8632 ,

Really good listen

I just found this podcast. It is funny and a great insight into random topics between two generations! Looking forward to hearing more of these!

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