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Clive, Nat and Liv present their own unique take on the world according to their own generations. Clive is a "Baby Boomer" who was a teenager in the late 1960s and early 1970s and Liv and Nat are "Millennials" so teenagers in the 21st Century. Each week they try to identify the differences and similarities of being a young adult now and in the past. Plus they introduce each other to the music of their youth and all the time in between.

Clive, Nat and Liv present their own unique take on the world according to their own generations. Clive is a "Baby Boomer" who was a teenager in the late 1960s and early 1970s and Liv and Nat are "Millennials" so teenagers in the 21st Century. Each week they try to identify the differences and similarities of being a young adult now and in the past. Plus they introduce each other to the music of their youth and all the time in between.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Clive, Nat and Liv present their own unique take on the world according to their own generations. Clive is a "Baby Boomer" who was a teenager in the late 1960s and early 1970s and Liv and Nat are "Millennials" so teenagers in the 21st Century. Each week they try to identify the differences and similarities of being a young adult now and in the past. Plus they introduce each other to the music of their youth and all the time in between.

Language:

English


Episodes

How clever are dogs?

4/12/2021
Clive and Honor discuss how clever dogs are with particular reference to Honor's dog Max as an example. Developers of Artificial Intelligence systems say that they have now reached a level equivalent to the intelligence of a two year old dog or perhaps a human toddler. But what does this actually mean? The discussion also takes in cats, gerbils and squirrels!

Duration:01:01:13

Holidays 2021

3/23/2021
Clive talks to guest Millennial Hannah about her ideas of what a holiday is and shares some of his own holiday experiences from his childhood onwards. They discuss holidaying in the UK, which is likely to be the most probable option for most families this year, so including the delights of the A303 to Cornwall and he also tries to convince Hannah of the joys of camping holidays!

Duration:00:32:30

Low Season Travel

3/18/2021
Honor is a local PodCaster and radio broadcaster who started her career at Radio Verulam while still at school. She tells Clive about her about her Low Season Travel PodCasts and her Morning Cuppa podcasts about new music. Honor also talks about her John O’Groats to Lands End charity cycle ride last Summer which raised over £50,000 in memory of her father.

Duration:00:37:22

Digital Personal Assistants

2/11/2021
In this podcast Clive and Anna discuss how they use Digital Personal Assistants like Alexa, Google and Siri. Clive feels embarrassed talking to his phone but is that second nature to young people like Anna?

Duration:00:44:12

Writing letters

1/21/2021
In this Generation Gap PodCast Clive and Anna consider some major changes in the way we communicate over the past couple of decades. Firstly Clive asks Anna if she ever writes letters such as to thank people for Christmas or birthday presents as he was encouraged to do when he was young.

Duration:00:40:03

The Generation Gap – Dinosaurs and History

10/17/2020
Clive is joined by Anna who is a local student studying History at A level. The subject is taught in small pieces, about events and people but without embedding a good idea of overall time lines so students often get confused about what came before or after other things. And beyond the "recent" history of the past few millennia it is very difficult to comprehend the scale of time going back many thousands or millions of years. Like when dinosaurs ruled the world. Well that is what Clive...

Duration:00:29:22

The Generation Gap – Moving to London

9/25/2020
Hannah is a second year student at a university in London. She recently moved from her long term home in the village of Kimpton to live in London. In this podcast she talks to Clive about the challenges of such a move and the pros and cons of living in a big city instead of a small village in Hertfordshire.

The Generation Gap on Dating

9/17/2020
Chloe takes the lead in this discussion as she explains the realities of dating in the 21st Century. This certainly includes online dating which Clive has doubts about but he is also reassured that the old fashioned ways of meeting people still seem as valid today as in the past. Plus how do you prepare for that first date once you have met someone new - either virtually or in person?

The Generation Gap – Looking to the Future

9/2/2020
Millennials like Chloe can realistically expect to live until near the end of this century. Positive predictions of the future envisage amazing developments in science and technology over that period including further medical advances such as being able to live for ever or downloading your memories to a computer. And maybe thousands of people will have settled on the Moon and Mars. But negative predictions include climate changes causing flooding in some parts of the world and draughts in...

Duration:00:33:06

The Generation Gap on the Music Industry

8/27/2020
Clive talks to professional singer and Radio Verulam presenter Natasha about how the past few months have affected her work as a live performer and how she and others in her position have been coping. They discuss how things depend on who you know and who you meet to give you that big break in the music business. Not a career for the faint-hearted!

Duration:00:29:45

The Generation Gap – Meraki Festival 2019

8/14/2020
Unfortunately there won't be a Meraki Festival this year so we have looked into our archives and found this programme where Clive and Sarah Glover talked about Meraki 2019 and interviewed some of the participants and visitors. We hope it will bring back memories if you were there and help you look forward to Meraki 2021!

Duration:00:34:06

Generation Z and the Environment

8/12/2020
Clive asks St Albans Generation Z student Anna about her attitude the Environment as her generation - people born in the 21st Century - have a reputation of being more environmentally aware than other generations. They talk about Climate Change and its effects on farming - and particularly animal farming - on the environment plus vegetarianism and the importance of supporting local food producers.

Duration:00:26:35

The Generation Gap – Whipsnade Zoo special

8/10/2020
Following a recent programme welcoming the re-opening of zoos and, in particular our local Whipsnade Zoo - Clive & Chloe were invited to visit Whipsnade to talk to staff and to see how things were going.

Duration:00:38:52

The Generation Gap – The Importance of Education

7/30/2020
Anna is a Year 12 student going into Year 13 in September so her last year at school when she will be taking her all important A Levels. But she, like literally millions of school age children, has missed nearly four months of schooling due to Coronavirus. Clive asks her about her experience of online and home based schooling and whether she thinks losing that amount of formal schooling will have an adverse effect on her and other students for their university and subsequent job prospects.

Duration:00:26:36

The Generation Gap – 40 years of the Sony Walkman

7/15/2020
In this PodCast Clive & Chloe look back at the Sony Walkman which was launched in the UK 40 years ago in 1980 (well before Chloe was born). But the impact it had on the way people listen to music was immense and far reaching, leading directly to the iPod and now music stored on phones and streaming services.

Duration:00:28:34

The Importance of the Arts

7/2/2020
Millennial Chloe is passionate about the Arts and worried that we may loose many venues and practitioners of the Arts as a consequence of the Pandemic.

Duration:00:29:21

The Generation Gap – Hannah’s Lockdown Tales

6/26/2020
Hannah is a volunteer at Radio Verulam and a university student studying music technology and other aspects of the music business.

Duration:00:27:39

The Generation Gap -Zoos

6/17/2020
Clive and Chloe celebrate the re-opening of zoos this week. In particular the re-opening of our nearest and favourite zoo, Whipsnade.

Duration:00:28:17

The Future of Work after Covid-19

6/3/2020
In this Podcast Clive and Chloe consider what may happen to the world of work after the Covid-19 pandemic. Things will be different for sure. But how?

Duration:00:32:57

The Generation Gap – Testing, testing

5/23/2020
In this latest Generation Gap Lockdown Podcast Clive talks to his Millennial daughter Sarah about "testing" for Covid-19.

Duration:00:26:55