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Hold Me Back Podcast: Boomer Training: A Gen Z Lesson in Social Media Lingo
A growing part of the generational divide is an emerging and unexpected language barrier. This phenomenon is a byproduct of the explosion in social media platforms, which seem to have created a new Gen Z dialect – particularly on TikTok. To help bridge this gap, Aidan recruited his sister Allison to take Ash through basic training on social media terminology in hopes he wouldn’t embarrass himself at work and with friends. All in this week’s […]
Hold Me Back Podcast: Resilience: Blessing or Curse?
Over the last decade, the concept of resilience has been synonymous with raising healthy kids. But what if we’re wrong? What if one person’s life journey shined a bright light on how resilience can function in society in a way that is far from healthy? Ash and Aidan welcome onto the show Emi Nietfeld – journalist, mental health advocate, and author of the highly acclaimed book, Acceptance: A Memoir. All in this week’s episode of […]
Hold Me Back Podcast: Sex
In this episode of Hold Me Back, Ash and Aidan tackle the topic every teenager can’t wait to discuss with their parents: sex. In the spirit of not holding back, the boys openly and honestly discuss why, how, what, and when parents should discuss the topic of sex with their children.
Hold Me Back Podcast: Pornography
Season 4 of Hold Me Back kicks off with the topic Aidan has successfully avoided for 3 seasons: dating, relationships, and sex. The first of this 2-part series focuses on how hypersexualized media and the ease of access to explicit pornography is affecting tween and teen psychological development, as well as Gen Z’s attitude towards sex and intimacy. The episode features an extensive interview with Dr. Gail Dines, a widely recognized author and scholar on the topic of pornography.
Hold Me Back Podcast: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Aidan and Ash end the year - and Season 3 of Hold Me Back - with a topic that lies at the center of changing the conversation: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I). After discussing the role Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action play within DE&I, Ash and Aidan welcome to the show one of the country's leading minds in DE&I, Lareina Yee.