Gen Y Chronicles Podcast



Democratizing knowledge by sharing underrated social, scientific and international viewpoints in the Information Era


  • GenYChron Ep. 0006 – Languages, divorce and marshmallows - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

    20/05/2018 Duración: 52min

    Show summary This week we cover a mishmash of topics ranging from the slow death of bilingualism in Canada to discovering the secret recipe of Jasmin’s special breakfast. Also, did you know that marshmallows were eaten by ancient Egyptians to sooth sore throats, and that there are some countries where divorce is still illegal? Open up another tin of your favourite Surströmming and get ready to learn something new. Show notes 1:50 - “As a kid, I always thought it would be impossible for me to learn another language” 2:28 - “This is verb conjugation... memorize it, and you can speak French!” 3:36 - Bilingualism in Canada is dying... Those who learn French in schools can’t actually speak it 5:06 - Learning languages in German schools vs. in Canadian schools 7:15 - Bilingual kindergartens in Germany 9:02 - “Remember, remember the fifth of November...” (Listen to a reading of the poem) 9:47 - “That’s what the Anonymous mask is based on” (V for Vendetta the film) 10:43 - Most Europeans think you can speak

  • GenYChron Ep. 0005 – Sleep-loss epidemic, saunas and the Intellectual Dark Web - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

    13/05/2018 Duración: 46min

    Show summary This week we talk about your health on two fronts: the dangers of not getting enough sleep and the health benefits of going to the sauna. We provide a brief summary of Joe Rogan’s mind-blowing podcast with Matthew Walker, and we share our sauna bathing experiences in Canada and Germany. Last but not least, we define the trending #IntellectualDarkWeb by reviewing the facts. Show notes 0:50 - Matthew Walker talks about sleep on Joe Rogan’s podcast (YouTube link) (Matthew Walker’s book: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams) 1:41 - The mid-afternoon crash 3:32 - The benefits of power napping 3:50 - How many hours of sleep should you get? 4:21 - How early should the school day start? 5:40 - Consequences of chronic sleep deprivation 6:01 - How long can you survive without sleep? 8:07 - Tips on how to fall asleep 13:47 - The unfortunate consequences of misdiagnosing sleep deprivation as ADD/ADHD 16:22 - Dr. Rhonda Patrick talking about the health benefits of going to the saun

  • GenYChron Ep. 0004 – Free Yale courses, free Internet and practising French with a chatbot - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

    06/05/2018 Duración: 47min

    Show summary In this week’s podcast episode we dive into a treasure trove of free knowledge. Did you know you can take free courses at Yale on YouTube? Did you know you can access the Internet for free? The Internet is a paradise of human knowledge, where we can learn French by speaking with chatbots and debunk rumours about Chinese spyware in mobile phones. All this and more, for free, in this week’s episode from the Gen Y Chronicles. Show notes 0:48 - Stephen King’s opinion about writing your ideas down on paper (YouTube link) 2:07 - The holy trinity of having more energy: diet, sleep and exercise 2:49 - A throwback to episode 1 about avoiding a high-sugar, low-fibre diet (Podcast post) 5:05 - The free online Yale course I’m taking: Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) (YouTube link) 5:20 - Free university courses from Yale, MIT, Harvard, etc. on YouTube 6:47 - MOOC (Mass Online Open Course) (Wikipedia article) 7:51 - Learn why cats purr and how Google Search tracks the spread of influenza (YouT

  • GenYChron Ep. 0003 – The sensitivity epidemic in the Western world - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

    29/04/2018 Duración: 44min

    Show summary On this podcast episode we explore what’s causing the sensitivity epidemic: political correctness run amok, micro aggressions, helicopter parenting, trigger warnings, Scent Free Around Me, censorship at universities, safe spaces, etc. We live in a society where we have to constantly walk on egg shells or risk being labelled a social pariah. Let’s dive deep into the root causes and get to the bottom of it (or at least try to grasp the “what” and the “why”). Show notes 0:25 - Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan and Simon Sinek 1:10 - The generation line-up 2:40 - Millennials... Are we entitled? 3:50 - The root issue and parenting methods 5:25 - Jordan Peterson’s theory about helicopter parenting (YouTube link) 8:40 - Shrinking families 9:50 - The helicopter parenting epidemic and safe spaces 11:00 - Safe spaces, micro aggressions and trigger warnings 12:10 - Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (Joe Rogan Experience #1081 - Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying) 13:00 - The university culture in Europe (Aus

  • GenYChron Ep. 0002 – Millennials talking about beer, cannabis and liver pâté - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

    29/04/2018 Duración: 41min

    Show summary Listen to our experiences about moving to 4 different cities across the globe in 4 years. We share with you our nomad-like strategy for moving like a millennial. We also talk about a few random but hotly debated topics: marriage stats, controlled substances and vegetarianism. You may also learn something new about the “Imperial City”, “Athens on the Isar River”, “Haligonia” and the “Gateway to the World”. Show notes 0:50 - The Gen Y moving strategy 4:00 - eBay classifieds in Germany and Kijiji in Canada (eBay classifieds group) 7:40 - How to negotiate prices on stuff you find on the classifieds 8:50 - Couch talk 15:00 - Random research about marriage (research and survey results) 17:10 - New cancer warning labels on coffee in California (news article) 19:00 - The cigarette buying experience in Germany and Canada 21:25 - Cannabis in Canada: The legalization of marijuana in Canada (news article) 22:50 - Age and alcohol: Canada vs. Germany 25:00 - “Beer is food here” 27:05 - The Viktualien

  • GenYChron Ep. 0001 – Infantilized youth, data privacy and gut bacteria - Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

    29/04/2018 Duración: 56min

    Show summary We’re excited to welcome you to our first podcast episode. Today we discuss a wide range of nagging social issues. We make a few observations about independent kids in Germany vs. kids in Canada, your online freedom and personal privacy, low-sugar diets, gut bacteria, the supermarket scene in Germany and yes... goose fat. Show notes 0:55 - Independent German kids 3:20 - Parenting styles (authoritarian, anti-authoritarian and helicopter) 5:00 - Discussion at NYU School of Law with Jonathan Haidt (YouTube link) 6:45 - "News doesn't tell you what you need to hear, it tells you what you want to hear" 11:15 - James Damore and Heather Heying at Portland State University "Should we be paranoid about Google?" 13:30 - ProtonMail: Secure, free and encrypted email based in Switzerland (ProtonMail’s homepage) 17:05 - The monopoly of information by private enterprise: Black boxes like Microsoft, Yahoo and Google 18:25 - The Edward Snowden revelation (recommended documentary) 20:00 - Concern about priv

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