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GenYChron Ep. 0010 – The secret language of fathers - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! On this week’s episode, we review a list of seven facts based on research about how fathers can affect a child’s development. We talk about the surprising importance of roughhousing, how fathers encourage courageous exploration and many other relatively unknown facts that will change the way you think about fathers. Show notes - Analyzing statistics with a critical eye and remembering that studies don’t always use the same...


GenYChron Ep. 0009 – The most livable cities, #CitiesForPeople and thoughts about happiness - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary On today’s show we talk about two cities that make the top-five list on both Mercer’s and Monocle’s “the most livable cities” rankings: Munich and Vienna. Having lived in both cities, we compare our own anecdotal evidence with these two livability rankings. We also chat about how some cities in North America are starting to plan their cities for people instead of cars. To finish, we discuss how happiness is not a goal, but rather a side effect. Show notes - The most livable...


GenYChron Ep. 0008 – Demystifying yourself, your IQ and the education system - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary Do you know how your personality compares to 10 000 others? This week we try to demystify ourselves by taking a scientifically valid personality test. The results were somewhat surprising... we also discuss some facts worth knowing about intelligence and how your IQ is determined. To top it off, we talk about our childhood experiences in an obsolete education system. Show notes - (A scientifically valid personality test that compares the five big personality...


GenYChron Ep. 0007 – Epigenetics, fasting and outdated food guides - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary Warning: listening to this week’s podcast episode may change the way you think about food and your genes. Did you know what you eat today can affect your great-grandchildren’s genes? Can fasting actually make you live longer? Did you know that the recommended limits on alcohol consumption significantly differ from country to country? Is eating eight servings of grain-based foods per day still a relevant recommendation? Show notes - Learning about epigentics on SciShow in 2012...


GenYChron Ep. 0006 – Languages, divorce and marshmallows - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary This week we cover a mishmash of topics ranging from the slow death of bilingualism in Canada to discovering the secret recipe of Jasmin’s special breakfast. Also, did you know that marshmallows were eaten by ancient Egyptians to sooth sore throats, and that there are some countries where divorce is still illegal? Open up another tin of your favourite Surströmming and get ready to learn something new. Show notes - “As a kid, I always thought it would be impossible for me to...


GenYChron Ep. 0005 – Sleep-loss epidemic, saunas and the Intellectual Dark Web - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary This week we talk about your health on two fronts: the dangers of not getting enough sleep and the health benefits of going to the sauna. We provide a brief summary of Joe Rogan’s mind-blowing podcast with Matthew Walker, and we share our sauna bathing experiences in Canada and Germany. Last but not least, we define the trending #IntellectualDarkWeb by reviewing the facts. Show notes - Matthew Walker talks about sleep on Joe Rogan’s podcast (YouTube link) (Matthew Walker’s...


GenYChron Ep. 0004 – Free Yale courses, free Internet and practising French with a chatbot - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary In this week’s podcast episode we dive into a treasure trove of free knowledge. Did you know you can take free courses at Yale on YouTube? Did you know you can access the Internet for free? The Internet is a paradise of human knowledge, where we can learn French by speaking with chatbots and debunk rumours about Chinese spyware in mobile phones. All this and more, for free, in this week’s episode from the Gen Y Chronicles. Show notes - Stephen King’s opinion about writing your...


GenYChron Ep. 0003 – The sensitivity epidemic in the Western world - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary On this podcast episode we explore what’s causing the sensitivity epidemic: political correctness run amok, micro aggressions, helicopter parenting, trigger warnings, Scent Free Around Me, censorship at universities, safe spaces, etc. We live in a society where we have to constantly walk on egg shells or risk being labelled a social pariah. Let’s dive deep into the root causes and get to the bottom of it (or at least try to grasp the “what” and the “why”). Show notes - Jordan...


GenYChron Ep. 0002 – Millennials talking about beer, cannabis and liver pâté - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary Listen to our experiences about moving to 4 different cities across the globe in 4 years. We share with you our nomad-like strategy for moving like a millennial. We also talk about a few random but hotly debated topics: marriage stats, controlled substances and vegetarianism. You may also learn something new about the “Imperial City”, “Athens on the Isar River”, “Haligonia” and the “Gateway to the World”. Show notes - The Gen Y moving strategy - eBay classifieds in Germany and...


GenYChron Ep. 0001 – Infantilized youth, data privacy and gut bacteria - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

Show summary We’re excited to welcome you to our first podcast episode. Today we discuss a wide range of nagging social issues. We make a few observations about independent kids in Germany vs. kids in Canada, your online freedom and personal privacy, low-sugar diets, gut bacteria, the supermarket scene in Germany and yes... goose fat. Show notes - Independent German kids - Parenting styles (authoritarian, anti-authoritarian and helicopter) - Discussion at NYU School of Law with Jonathan...