Aidan, the Gen Z-er, is a 16-year-old who is going into his junior year of high school. He has a broad range of interests, including Star Wars, complex math problems, volunteering, and participates on his school's swim and water polo teams as well as the Model UN club. Aidan loves a good debate, so that is where the podcast idea began.
Ash, the Gen X-er, is Aidan’s dad. He is a clinical psychologist specializing in family therapy and has been an executive at some of the most prestigious companies in the world (he’s currently a CMO), he sits on multiple boards, and is co-author of The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness (HCI Books).
MORE ABOUT THE PODCAST: Each presents research on the subject matter and then debates it from their respective perspective (Gen X or Gen Z). At the end of each episode, the two take part in what they call the “You Convinced Me” section, where they discuss what the other generation has taught them. Through each episode, Gen X and Gen Z (parent and teen) listeners are able to see where they could possibly be holding back the other generation from living their best and happiest life, and hear advice for how they can bridge their own family’s generational gap.
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