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.
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).
Episode 28 7 Oct 2022 45 min
Just when Aidan and Ash thought they had shared everything there is to know about the college admissions process, they found out they had an opportunity to interview one of the brightest minds in the field. In this episode of Hold Me Back, they welcome on Jeff Selingo, a New York Times bestselling author of three books who has written about higher education for more than two decades.
Episode 27 29 Sep 2022 43 min
Ash has spent so much time in Gen Z's world, Aidan felt it was time to return the favor in this episode of Hold Me Back. Over the summer, Aidan infiltrated several work environments during his internships and exploratory visits - and he had some things to say!