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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

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

The Generation Gap – EuroVision Song Contest 2020

5/15/2020
Although practically everything has been cancelled this year the cancellation of the 2020 EuroVision Song Contest (due to be broadcast this Saturday 16th May) was a particular shock and disappointment to its many millions of fans. Including Clive and Amy. So they decided to listen to all 41 songs entered for this year's Contest and discuss which they like and don't plus make their own predictions about who would have won.

The Generation Gap – Lockdown Tales

5/11/2020
Seven weeks into Lockdown and how are you coping? In this Podcast Clive and Chloe discuss their own experiences of Lockdown and that of friends and families.

Duration:00:32:42

The Generation Gap – Changes in Fashion

4/29/2020
In this Podcast Clive is joined by Faye in a discussion about how fashion has changed and been regarded over the past few decades.

Duration:00:33:37

Five years of the Generation Gap

4/23/2020
Recorded on St George's Day, 23rd April 2020 - exactly five years since the first Generation Gap programme was broadcast - Clive and Klaudia talk about some of the subjects they have covered in over 150 programmes

Duration:00:33:37

Surveillance Society?

4/20/2020
In this first Lockdown Generation Gap podcast Clive discusses with guest Millennial Chloe the degree to which we have become a Surveillance Society and whether young people are as concerned about this as older generations are.

Duration:00:35:53