3 Sep 2021
Is there anything harder than raising a teenager in today's world? In this episode of Hold Me Back, Ash and Aidan get mom's perspective from the two co-founders of Your Teen Media, a leading platform for information and advice on raising teenagers.
Hold Me Back Podcast #9: Think For Yourself, Part 2: Overcoming Our Biases Through Critical Thinking
18 Aug 2021
In Part 2 of this Hold Me Back podcast episode, Aidan and Ash explore how we might overcome our biases and motivated reasoning - the cause of the divisiveness - by bringing back rational dialogue and critical thinking.
Hold Me Back Podcast #8: Think For Yourself, Part 1: Battling Misinformation With Guest Dr. Alex Lickerman, M.D.
22 Jul 2021
In this two-part episode of the Hold Me Back podcast, Ash and Aidan discuss the biggest threat to Gen-Z: the erosion of critical thinking due to the digital world. They debate what's been called an "epidemic of cognitive contagion" in terms of misinformation with no end in sight.
16 Jun 2021
With practically unlimited access to a world of unfiltered content, real or fiction, do parents need to fundamentally rethink how they monitor and control their children's access to content? Do they have to start over with well-established content rating systems to account for this new reality?
26 May 2021
Should I be reading my teenager's texts? Why are so many children opposed to apps that monitor their location? Aidan and Ash explore a topic that's becoming increasingly challenging to navigate in the new digital age - setting appropriate boundaries when it comes to adolescent privacy “invasion.”
28 Apr 2021
The boys welcome their first expert guest, Mark Lush, as they tackle the topic that makes the world go round - money. Aidan and Ash explore what it means to have a healthy relationship with money and whether their generations share a common perspective.
15 Apr 2021
Put that phone away! Or don’t? Device usage and screen time often becomes the most contested topic between kids and parents. Aidan and Ash dive into the research and compare the findings with the realities in their own household.
24 Mar 2021
Is Gen X ruining youth sports for Gen Z? Aidan and Ash discuss how youth sports might be the topic that most exemplifies the growing generational divide.