12. If You Can’t Pee There, You Can’t Be There
Living while millennial is hard at the best of times - but imagine if you had an impairment that stopped you participating in ordinary life. This episode we speak to Sara Gingold, disability activist and consult, about the experience of young people living with a disability in a country that doesn’t cater for their needs and sometimes doesn’t even believe in their disability.
11. The Big Gay Episode
Friend of the pod, Simon Copland rejoins us to talk identity politics, queer spaces, and what a powerful, unbridled campaign for equal love can do to quash homophobia and enhance the rights of everyone in the LGBTIQA+ community.
10. Actual, Real, Goddamn Nazis
The election of Donald Trump and the sudden prominence of white nationalists organising in the streets has caught many people by surprise. But for people of colour, racism has been a part of their daily experience of the world their entire lives. We spoke to Tim Lo Surdo and Ngaire Sidhu from Democracy In Colour, a new organisation run by people of colour to tackle structural racism in Australia, to talk about what this volatile political moment means for people of colour and how growing...
9. What We’ve Learned So Far
We're halfway through this 2017 nightmare so we're looking back at what we've learned so far, examining a few more issues of anxiety that have arisen for young people, like "attacks" on free speech and a moment of hope thanks to our best boy's UK Election result.
8. Reclaim Your Brain From Advertising
Ads are a ubiquitous part of the world we've grown up in: they peer at us from billboards, sit next to us on the train and obnoxiously clog up our news feeds. No matter where you look there are ads and it's only getting worse. You probably find ads annoying, but have you ever stopped to ask what impact all that advertising might be having on your brain? Because it turns out it's probably not good for you.
7. So You’ve Inherited The Apocalypse
Are you anxious because you feel like the world is ending? Well the good news you aren't crazy and it definitely is. In fact scientists confirm that all the predictions of a fiery climate change apocalypse are being realised promptly ahead of schedule! And you can thank the fossil fuel industry and years of political inaction for that one. But there is hope. Cop a listen to find out how we can burn down the system and save our future.
6. What’s Neoliberalism Got To Do With It?
It doesn’t seem to matter what the topic is, every time we talk about the issues facing young people today one word keeps popping up: neoliberalism. It appears to be at the root of so many issues facing this generation of young people, but do we even know what it is? To help us understand […]
5. The Rent is Too Damn High
With the news that the rent-bidding "Rentberry" is coming to Australia promising to push already sky-high rents even higher, we are joined by Yaelle Caspi from the Tenants Union of Victoria to take a look at what that could mean for young renters.
4. Where Did Worker’s Rights Go?
It seems that our rights at work are being eroded from every direction and it's enough to cause a bit of anxiety. We talk to Harriet Leadbetter from the Victorian Trades Hall Council about why work shit employers and bad work makes young people anxious and how organisations like the Young Workers Centre are empowering youth to fight back.
3: Information Security Anxiety
With our lives being lived online more than ever before we are creating more sensitive data about ourselves and our lives than we realise. In this episode we look at just how much personal data we are creating, who could be using it and what this environment of omnipresent surveillance is doing to our relationships and our wellbeing.
2: The War On The Weekend with Simon Copland
In this episode of Generation Anxiety, we look at how lower pay is not the only reason cuts to weekend pay is going to hurt young people. We also speak to writer Simon Copland about his latest article “Anxiety is a way of life for Gen Y. In an insecure world, is it any surprise?” and […]