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Zoomer Boomer with Jim and Molly
34 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Episode 7 - Self Care
Jim and Molly enlighten each other in this episode about the relatively new concept of "self care." Jim (the almost-Boomer) wonders if it's just a way to justify selfish behavior, and Molly (the not-quite-Zoomer) contemplates whether self-discipline is a form of self-care.Is this a new thing, or just a new name for a thing we've always done?Email us at email@example.com, or tweet us @zoomboompodWe want to hear from you... is self-care just another name for self-indulgence, or is it a much-needed form of mental health. Let us know your thoughts.
38 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Episode 6 - Security and Trust
It's been a few months since our last episode, and we apologize. There's been some stuff going on in the world, but now we're back. Thank you for your patience!In this episode, Molly and Jim discuss the issues of trust across the generational divide... from the cyber world to real life; from locking down your email to locking your doors.Do you use the same password for all your online accounts? You're not alone, apparently.When you were a kid, did your parents and their neighbors lock the doors of their house and car, or were the always left unlocked? And is that a function of when, or where, you grew up?And also, did you know that Molly was a real-life hacker when she was 14? =-=-=-=-=-=-=Join us in the discussion, and send us your thoughts / comments / questions:Twitter: @ZoomBoomPodEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org=-=-=-=-=-=-=Next Week:On the next episode, we'll be talking about Self Care. How do you feel about this topic? Strongly for or against? Send us your thoughts / questions / ideas, and if we use them we'll mention you in the show!
49 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Episode 5 - The Internet as a Utility
This week, Molly and Jim discuss whether it's time for the internet to be treated as a utility, i.e. regulated by the US government (like electric service, water, USPS, etc). In the months since the pandemic shutdown, both adults and school kids have become much more dependent on a fast and stable internet connection to accomplish their daily tasks, whether working or schooling from home. This has exposed a wide disparity in haves/have-nots, and we talk about whether it's time to mandate that access to broadband service should be available and affordable to all citizens of the US.Join us in the discussion, and send us your thoughts / comments / questions:Twitter: @ZoomBoomPodEmail: email@example.com=-=-=-=-=-=-=Things we found this week:Molly: Ex-felons fighting fires in California can now apply for a permanent position as firefighters or EMTs:Jim: Guy Raz has turned his "How I Built This" podcast into a book (print and audio).=-=-=-=-=-=-=Next Week:On the next episode, we'll be talking about Security and Trust. Are you willing to trade security for convenience? Is there a generational difference, or does it have more to do with your lived experiences? Send us your thoughts!
46 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
Episode 4 - The 40-Hour Workweek
Apologies for the late upload this week. Labor Day weekend preparations got in the way of an on-time edit.This week Molly and Jim discuss the pros and cons of the traditional 40-hour workweek which has been around since the coal-powered factories of the Industrial Age, as well as the meaning of "productivity" in today's very different world.We also dig into the way that the the Covid-19 pandemic has radically changed the concepts of commuting, and "punching in" at 9 a.m.=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Things that made us think this week:Molly: Nice, White ParentsFrom Serial and The New York Times: “Nice White Parents” looks at the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block.Jim: GoldBelly.comThe Best Gourmet Food, Food Gifts & Mail Order Foods Shipped NationwidePlease send us your feedback, questions, suggestions, comments.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @zoomboompod
48 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Episode 3 - Cancel Culture
This is a complicated episode, and we look forward to your feedback.The concept of Cancel Culture is controversial, and whether you believe it's a real thing or not, there are people in all generations who are affected by it.Thanks to everyone who sent us thoughts and feedback about this discussion topic, and please let us know if we missed anything, or misinterpreted an of the subtle nuances of this delicate topic.We would love to hear from you. Tweet us @zoomboompodEmail us: email@example.comWe look forward to hearing from you!And, if you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends. Thank you!
38 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Episode 2 - Text Etiquette
In this episode, Molly schools Jim on the subtle differences between the hahas and the lols.Boomers: How many ways are there to laugh via text? There are more than you think, and the nuances are astounding.Zoomers: You eye-roll when your parents use a period at the end of their texts, or use the wrong acronym. Molly sets them straight.Send us your stories of text-fails, and tell us what we got wrong. Tweet us @zoomboompod
31 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Episode 1 - Owning Stuff
We discuss the generational difference in attitudes toward the ownership of things... houses, cars, music, movies, records, and clothes.How do Millennials and GenZ think about buying and owning things, vs the Boomers and GenX? What's the motivation behind this? Is it a conscious choice, or a decision based on necessity?Molly polled her friends and got some insights. How do you feel about owning things? Send us your thoughts and feedback on Twitter @zoomboompodNext Friday 8/14 we will be talking about Text Etiquette, so if you have ideas / comments / suggestions, let us know.
11 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Zoomer Boomer -- Why?
Welcome to the show. In this short intro (11 min) Molly and Jim discuss a little about ourselves, and what this podcast is all about. With 30 years between us, we have very different viewpoints. Each week, we'll take a look at a topic, and discuss how we see things from our own perspectives, and what we have in common. We will each try to teach the other, and also to learn.Let us know what subjects you'd like to hear us talk about.Twitter: @zoomboompodEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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