Episode 35 22 Jun 2023 1 hr 13 min
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.
Episode 34 3 Apr 2023 1 hr 12 min
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.
5 Feb 2023
Between internships and exploratory visits this past summer, I got the opportunity to infiltrate several work environments, and you will never guess what my takeaways were! So, here are the top 10 observations on the work world from me, a Gen-Z’er.
Episode 33 16 Jan 2023 1 hr 8 min
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.
Episode 32 13 Dec 2022 53 min
How do you change the world? One conversation at a time, according to the CEO of StoryCorps, Sandra Clark, on this episode of Hold Me Back.
Episode 31 9 Nov 2022 1 hr 31 min
What started as a Hold Me Back episode on teen gambling took a turn into a fascinating conversation with the polymathic Dan Singer, one of the world's leading experts on the businesses of online gaming, casinos, sportsbooks, daily fantasy sports, poker, and eSports.
Episode 30 26 Oct 2022 53 min
Aidan and Ash tackle the topic of diversity in an interview with Eboo Patel in this episode of Hold Me Back. Eboo is the Founder and President of Interfaith America - the leading interfaith organization in the United States - and was named "one of America's best leaders" by U.S. News and World Report.
Episode 29 13 Oct 2022 1 hour 16 min
What are adults missing about teens and their technology? Apparently, a lot! Aidan and Ash kick off their mental health series of Hold Me Back by welcoming Harvard Project Zero researchers Emily Weinstein and Carrie James to discuss their book, Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing).
12 Oct 2022
Students are agonizing over how every decision they make impacts their “narrative”. One decision that’s gaining attention and creates stress is which summer program to attend. There are thousands to choose from and many come with a hefty price tag. And lately, it seems like every prestigious university offers some type of summer program.