Not My Generation

Possibilities, Inc.

Underwhelmed by American political media? Looking for a better source of news and information entertainingly delivered by two professors and political scientists who are complete nerds on opposite sides of the political spectrum? Not My Generation is the pod for you! Not My Generation explores social and political issues at a state, national, and international level from the viewpoints of the millennial generation (Dr. Stacey) and Gen X (Prof. Davenport). We analyze current events, advances in political science, state government, and so much more! read less
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18 - State Senator Pugh Discusses Youth & College Sports, the 2024 Legislative Session, and Economic Development in Oklahoma
Jun 6 2024
18 - State Senator Pugh Discusses Youth & College Sports, the 2024 Legislative Session, and Economic Development in Oklahoma
In this interview, State Senator Adam Pugh (R-Edmond) pays a second visit to Not My Generation to discuss the end of the legislative session in Oklahoma and gives his thoughts on the legislature's budget transparency initiative. Along the way, we also discuss the "seedy underbelly" of youth sports, whether college athletes should simply be employees of their universities, and Sen. Pugh's thoughts about effective economic development in Oklahoma. And James & Emily let loose on the Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of sunscreen.To learn more about State Senator Adam Pugh you can visit here: https://oksenate.gov/senators/adam-pugh; and here: https://ballotpedia.org/Adam_PughYou can find the OK House of Representatives' Budget Transparency Portal here: https://former.okhouse.gov/Publications/FiscalReports3.aspxYou can find the initial budget proposal by the Oklahoma State Senate here: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2023-24%20INT/SRES/SR31%20INT.PDFHere is the article James referenced regarding the FDA's regulation of sunscreens: https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/sunscreen-united-states-fda-ingredients-rcna153526 Our apologies to Alex Tabarrok, professor of economics at George Mason University (GMU), who wrote the article. James misidentified Peter Boettke, also an economics professor at GMU, as the author.Learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/Learn more about Prof. James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/Not My Generation is recorded and produced by Possibilities, Inc. You can learn more about Possibilities, Inc. here: https://www.possibilitiesinc.org/You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration@raider.rose.edu.The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty, or students.Mentioned in this episode:Not My Generation Promo Snippet
17 - Pollster Bill Shapard Visits with Our Gen Z Roundtable
May 10 2024
17 - Pollster Bill Shapard Visits with Our Gen Z Roundtable
In this episode, Oklahoma-based public opinion researcher Bill Shapard, of SoonerPoll.com, visits with an ad hoc group of Gen Z students from Rose State College. We review some of the results of Harvard's latest youth survey and discuss with the panel their thoughts on various issues covered in the poll.Along the way, Emily and James also have separate rants about the campus protests occurring around the country. They are both concerned about protecting free speech and ensuring the safety of students, faculty, and others - regardless of those students' or faculty members' views on the Israel-Gaza conflict.For more information on the Harvard Youth Survey, go here: https://iop.harvard.edu/youth-poll/47th-edition-spring-2024For more about Bill Shapard you can click here: https://www.shapard.com/aboutYou can find out more about the work of SoonerPoll.com here: https://www.soonerpoll.com/For a quick rundown of important Supreme Court cases involving free speech, go here: https://supreme.justia.com/cases-by-topic/free-speech/To learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/To learn more about Professor James Davenport, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/Not My Generation is recorded and produced by Possibilities, Inc. You can learn more about Possibilities, Inc. here: https://www.possibilitiesinc.org/You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration.raider.rose.edu.The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty or students.Mentioned in this episode:Not My Generation Promo Snippet
16 - State Senator Pugh on Budget Transparency & Civics Education
Apr 25 2024
16 - State Senator Pugh on Budget Transparency & Civics Education
In this episode, Emily and James visit with OK State Senator Adam Pugh (R-Edmond, OK) regarding the important steps the legislature has taken this session to improve transparency around the creation of the state budget - and what still needs to be done. He also discusses the importance of civics education and his efforts to promote it.Along the way, we discover how the TV show "Family Ties" helped turn Sen. Pugh into a Ronald Reagan Fan, that the Senator is not afraid of a push-up challenge with students, and how we can use data to ensure the state's new school choice program will give families real information to make the best educational choice for their children.To learn more about Sen. Pugh, click here: https://oksenate.gov/senators/adam-pughIf you would like to see the OK State Senate's proposed budget, click here: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2023-24%20INT/SRES/SR31%20int.PDFIf you would like to see the OK House of Representatives' budget website, click here: https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiNjkwMDcwYjItOTQ2OC00ZTM0LTkzYzktM2FiYjk3NjZjYzBmIiwidCI6ImZjODgwMmI3LTRlNDUtNDhiYS1hMWYzLWY4NzU4MmQzNjY5YyJ9&pageName=ReportSectionf0e4e8076cb97d940172To learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/To learn more about Professor Davenport, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/The Not My Generation podcast is recorded and produced by Possibilities Inc. You can learn more about Possibilities Inc. here: https://www.possibilitiesinc.org/You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration.radier.rose.edu.The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty or students.
15 - Current Events Roundtable
Apr 12 2024
15 - Current Events Roundtable
In this episode, Emily and James invite some of their colleagues from Rose State College to discuss their thoughts on issues in American society and politics. Their guests are Dr. Joe Campbell, professor of political science, Tara Hall, professor of Sociology, and Craig Dawkins, associate dean of the Business & Information Technology Division. The panel discusses their views on whether or not Millennial parents are doing a good job with Generation Alpha, why marriage and birth rates are falling both in the U.S. and globally, and what will impact how voters choose between President Biden and former President Trump.Here is the Los Angeles Times article regarding Millennial parenting of Gen Alpha discussed early in the podcast: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-03-22/generation-alpha-millennial-childrenHere is an analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation on the global trend of declining birth rates: https://www.healthdata.org/news-events/newsroom/news-releases/lancet-dramatic-declines-global-fertility-rates-set-transformHere is a discussion by Dr. Melissa Kearney, an economist whose recent book, "The Two-Parent Privilege" discusses the impact of declining marriage rates in the U.S.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8cjYEbyXnAHere is a conversation with Dr. Claudia Goldin, professor of economics at Harvard University and recent Nobel Laureate, whose new book James references: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XNX_hIk7pgHere is a look at the state by state polling for the 2024 Presidential election provided by 270 to Win: https://www.270towin.com/2024-presidential-election-polls/For more information on Dr. Campbell, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/campbell-joseph/For more information on Professor Hall, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/hall-tara/For more information on Associate Dean Dawkins, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/business-information-technology-division/dawkins-craig/To learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/To learn more about Professor James Davenport, Click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/The Not My Generation podcast is recorded and produced by Possibilities Inc. You can learn more about Possibilities Inc. here:
14 - Steven Levitsky Explains How Democracies Die
Mar 21 2024
14 - Steven Levitsky Explains How Democracies Die
Emily, who is leading a book club at Rose State College, had the opportunity to interview Dr. Steven Levitsky, co-author of "How Democracies Die" - the book Emily selected for this semester. In the interview, Dr. Levitsky explains some of the threats he sees to American Democracy and what can be done to protect against those threats.James and Emily also discuss the results from the South Carolina presidential primary elections and speculate on the possibility of an independent or third party candidacy by Nikki Haley or another anti-Trump Republican.Dr. Steven Levitsky is the David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University. You can find out more about him here: https://scholar.harvard.edu/levitsky/homeLearn more about "How Democracies Die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt here: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/how-democracies-die/summaryFind out more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/Find out more about Professor James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration@raider.rose.eduThe views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty or students.Mentioned in this episode:Not My Generation Promo Snippet
13 - Jonathan Rauch Says America Should Apologize to Gay People
Mar 15 2024
13 - Jonathan Rauch Says America Should Apologize to Gay People
In this episode, Emily and James visit with Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution and Dr. Aaron Bachhofer, professor of history at Rose State College. We discuss Jonathan's recent article in the Atlantic Magazine over the failure of the U.S. to acknowledge and apologize for its mistreatment of members of the LGBTQ+ community.Jonathan and Aaron provide some history as to what Jonathan calls "America's truest and purest experiment in genuine totalitarianism." They also discuss some of the current efforts by some to push back against the equality gains the LGBTQ+ community has had over the past few decades.Along the way, we learn of Aaron's affinity for scotch and Jonathan's appreciation for classical music. In addition, Jonathan takes James to the woodshed for indulging in the idea of an independent presidential campaign.You can read Jonathan's article here: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/01/lavender-scare-gay-people-public-service-erasure/677236/You can learn more about Jonathan's work here: https://www.brookings.edu/people/jonathan-rauch/You can find out more about Dr. Aaron Bachhofer here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/bachhofer-aaron/Learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/Find out more about Professor James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/
12 - Gen Z is Going to be Alright
Feb 27 2024
12 - Gen Z is Going to be Alright
In this episode, Emily and James pour through the results of survey data collected by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and find some interesting results about Gen Z. For example, a slight majority of "Gen Z women are substantially more liberal than Gen Z men," there is more religious diversity among Gen Z, Americans don't apparently think Gen Z is overly lazy, and Gen Z adults have more negative emotions than older generations.In addition, we discuss the Israel-Hamas conflict, the war in Ukraine, and Tucker Carlson's Putin/Russian interview/tour (propaganda tour?), and interesting elections coming up internationally. We also discuss the recent death of a non-binary student in Owasso, Oklahoma and the need for transparency from both school officials and law enforcement, as well as a request for restraint from the public on speculation about this case.Check out the polling results we discuss from PRRI here: https://www.prri.org/research/generation-zs-views-on-generational-change-and-the-challenges-and-opportunities-ahead-a-political-and-cultural-glimpse-into-americas-future/Learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/Learn more about Professor James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration@raider.rose.eduThe views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty, or students.
11 - Crossing Party Lines with Arielle Mizrahi & Matt Kuchem
Feb 16 2024
11 - Crossing Party Lines with Arielle Mizrahi & Matt Kuchem
Political polarization seems to continue to grow. Republicans and Democrats can't seem to find a way to compromise and work together (Just as Sen. James Lankford). Social media is filled with insults hurled towards political opponents and memes making fun of those with whom we disagree. What can be done?Enter Unify America and the Bipartisan Policy Center. In this episode, Emily & James visit with Arielle Mizrahi of Unify America and Matt Kuchem from the Bipartisan Policy Center. They discuss the work they are doing to help bridge the divide between people and officials of opposing political views. Emily has had her students participate in Unify America's "College Bowl" and James has been involved in the Bipartisan Partisan Center's "Campus Free Expression" project. We're big fans of both organizations and their missions. Find out what they think is creating so much division, and how we can overcome it.To learn more about Unify American and find out how you can participate in one of their programs, go here: https://www.unifyamerica.org/To follow the work of the Bipartisan Policy Center, go here: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/To read the "Perception Gap" Study by More in Common that is discussed in this episode, go here: https://perceptiongap.us/For more information about Arielle Mizrahi, click here: https://www.unifyamerica.org/team-members/arielle-mizrahiFor more information about Matt Kuchem, click here: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/person/matthew-kuchem/To find out more about Dr. Emily Stacey, go here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/To find out more about Prof. James Davenport, go here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast.The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty, or students.
09 - OK Legislative Preview Part I with Tres Savage & Carmen Forman
Feb 2 2024
09 - OK Legislative Preview Part I with Tres Savage & Carmen Forman
This is the first of two episodes that previews the upcoming legislative session in Oklahoma. Emily and James visit with Tres Savage, editor-in-chief of NonDoc.com and Carmen Forman (our first repeat guest), reporter with Oklahoma Voice. We discuss the special session called just one week prior to the start of the regular session, what legislation will be the focus of this session, and what kind of bills have caught their attention. Along the way we learn one of Tres' nicknames and discuss whether or not X (formerly known as Twitter) should still be called Twitter.It's a free-flowing conversation with a couple of journalists who have some very good insights into the legislature and the personalities and processes that makes it function.You can learn more about NonDoc here: https://nondoc.com/about-nondoc/You can learn more about Oklahoma Voice here: https://oklahomavoice.com/about/If you are interested in finding out what legislation your state legislators have filed, you can use the helpful legislative website here: http://www.oklegislature.gov/AdvancedSearchForm.aspxYou can learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/You can learn more about Professor James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast.You can email comments, questions, and suggestions for show topics or guests at NotMyGeneration@raider.rose.eduThe views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not reflect the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty, or students.
08 - Survey Says: People are Confused
Jan 31 2024
08 - Survey Says: People are Confused
In this episode, Emily & James review the results from two major public opinion polls released by Harvard/Harris and the New York Times. The surveys cover presidential politics and candidates, the Israel-Hamas conflict, and attitudes towards free speech.Both Emily & James think that some of the questions were not written very well, and that some questions should have been asked that were not. But even with that, the American public seems to be all over the place when it comes to how it feels about various political issues.The hosts also discuss the recent actions in certain states to remove Donald Trump from the ballot. You can see the results of the Harvard-Harris Survey here: https://harvardharrispoll.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/HHP_Dec23_KeyResults.pdfYou can review the results of the New York Times Poll Here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/19/us/politics/biden-israel-gaza-poll.htmlYou can review the 14th Amendment's Insurrection Clause here: https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-14/section-3/#:~:text=No%20person%20shall%20be%20a,a%20member%20of%20any%20StateYou can read the federal statute regarding the criminal definition of insurrection and punishment for it here: https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-1999-title18-section2383&num=0&edition=1999#:~:text=Whoever%20incites%2C%20sets%20on%20foot,holding%20any%20office%20under%20theHere is the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia's explanation of the prosecutions of individuals involved with the events of January 6, 2021: https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/30-months-jan-6-attack-capitolYou can read more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/You can read more about Professor Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for show topics or guests, please reach out to us at NotMyGeneration@raider.rose.edu Note: The views expressed on Not My Generation are the solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not reflect the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty, or students.