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Adam Pierno and Farrah Bostic

A show about the stories that get told about groups, how those stories got made, what we think those stories get wrong. And why it matters. Your hosts, Farrah Bostic and Adam Pierno look at the data behind the narrative.

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Generations are Culture with Anne Helen Petersen
May 16 2024
Generations are Culture with Anne Helen Petersen
Millennials are reframing their generational identity as they enter homeownership and parenthood, but broken systems remain. Nostalgia for a pre-internet era offers an escape, and reflects a yearning for IRL experiences and human connection in an automated and mediated world.Anne Helen Petersen, author and cultural critic, joins host Farrah Bostic to discuss the evolving narratives surrounding millennials and Gen Z. They explore how the optimism of the 90s and early 2000s has given way to disillusionment, the impact of political polarization on younger generations, and the collective burnout experienced by a society that glorifies productivity over rest.ResourcesThe Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt"How the Stanley Cup Went Viral" by Kyle Chayka in The New Yorker"It's Just a Water Bottle" by Amanda Mull in The AtlanticVox's "Today, Explained" episode, "The kids are all home"Our GuestA former senior culture writer for BuzzFeed, Anne Helen Petersen now writes her newsletter, Culture Study, as a full-time venture on Substack. Petersen received her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on the history of celebrity gossip. Her previous books, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud and Scandals of Classic Hollywood, were featured in NPR, Elle, and the Atlantic. She lives in Missoula, Montana.Your HostsFarrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy at The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy. With over 20 years of experience turning audience insights into effective strategies for B2B and B2C companies, Farrah helps business leaders make big decisions.Adam Pierno is an author, strategist, and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University, and founder of Specific Branding and Research, where he helps brands understand customer habits and create effective growth strategies. Stay ConnectedWebsiteLinkedInNewsletterSign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive content, episode highlights, and behind-the-scenes insights delivered to your inbox. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Generational Slang with Rebecca Jennings
May 2 2024
Generational Slang with Rebecca Jennings
Preconceived notions and media narratives have warped perceptions of social media and internet culture, shaping misleading stories about generations. A critical look beyond the headlines reveals the complex realities of how people of all ages engage with online platforms in nuanced ways.Farrah Bostic and Adam Pierno welcome Rebecca Jennings, a reporter at Vox covering internet culture, to unpack the flawed assumptions and evolving trends shaping discourse around TikTok, influencers, and generational divides. Together, they explore how content creation, viral sensations, and the quest for fame and money online impact society in ways that often defy simplistic narratives. The conversation challenges listeners to question their assumptions and rethink the digital world around them.Resources"Romantic norms are in flux. No wonder everyone's obsessed with polyamory." by Rebecca Jennings: https://www.vox.com/culture/24078524/polyamory-open-marriage-anxiety"'Girl' trends and the repackaging of womanhood" by Rebecca Jennings: “Girl” trends and the repackaging of womanhood"Everyone's a sellout now" by Rebecca Jennings: Everyone’s a sellout now"Against trendbait" by Rebecca Jennings: Against trendbait"What is 'Cheugy'? You Know It When You See It" by Taylor Lorenz:  What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It. (Published 2021)"DIGITAL 2024: GLOBAL OVERVIEW REPORT": Digital 2024: Global Overview Report — DataReportal – Global Digital InsightsOur GuestRebecca Jennings is a senior correspondent covering social platforms and the creator economy, with a focus on how social media is changing the nature of fame, fashion, money, and human relationships. Since joining Vox in 2018, she has reported extensively on the introduction of TikTok into the US, covered the rise and fall of hype houses and sexfluencers, and investigated young tech entrepreneurs, aesthetic trends, and the nature of beauty in the social media age.Stay ConnectedWebsite: https://www.inthedemopodcast.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/in-the-demo-podcast/Newsletter: https://inthedemo.substack.comSign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive content, episode highlights, and behind-the-scenes insights delivered to your inbox. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Who Owns the 90s? with Rob Harvilla
Apr 18 2024
Who Owns the 90s? with Rob Harvilla
The nostalgia and ownership that younger generations feel toward the music and culture of the 90s is fascinating. In this episode of In The Demo, Farrah and her guest Rob Harvilla, host of the 60 Songs that Explain the '90s podcast, explore why the decade holds such a powerful allure for those who never experienced it firsthand.They discuss what accounts for this cross-generational appeal, from the mythologizing of the 90s in media to the enduring impact of the era's defining genres and artists. And they discuss how technology and cultural shifts of the past 30 years shaped the way listeners discover, consume, and connect with music, and what this tells us about the nostalgia and identity in the digital age.Resources60 Songs that Explain the '90sNew York Times “Grunge: A Success Story”BandsplainThe Oregon TrailOur GuestRob Harvilla is the host of the podcast 60 Songs That Explain the '90s and a senior staff writer at The Ringer; he's been a professional rock critic for 20-plus years with stops at the Village Voice, SPIN, Deadspin, and other alt-weeklies.Your HostsFarrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy at The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy. With over 20 years of experience turning audience insights into effective strategies for B2B and B2C companies, Farrah helps business leaders make big decisions across various industries. Learn more at thedifferenceengine.co and connect with Farrah on LinkedIn.Adam Pierno is an author, strategist, and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. He is also the founder of Specific Branding and Research, where he helps brands understand customer habits and create effective growth strategies. With 25 years of experience, Adam has written two books on marketing. Discover more at adampierno.com and find Adam on LinkedIn.Stay ConnectedWebsite: inthedemopodcast.comLinkedIn: In the Demo PodcastNewsletter: inthedemo.substack.comSign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive content, episode highlights, and behind-the-scenes insights delivered to your inbox. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Meet Gen Alpha
Apr 4 2024
Meet Gen Alpha
Growing impatience with generational stereotyping has sparked a critical reexamination of how we categorize and analyze age cohorts. Despite Generation Alpha still being born, that won't stop consultants and pundits from making sweeping predictions about who they will be and laying out dubious prescriptions for how they should be raised. By scrutinizing the motives behind labeling Generation Alpha, the absurdity of predicting the traits of a generation that hasn't fully arrived becomes apparent.Farrah and Adam discuss the cyclical nature of generational myths, the societal anxieties they reveal, and the problematic values emerging from Gen Alpha's parents. The episode uncovers the financial and economic drivers behind generational analysis, challenging assumptions and highlighting the importance of a more nuanced understanding of the forces shaping our youth.Resources"The ABC of XYZ" by Mark McCrindleBusiness Insider: The oldest Gen Alphas can almost drive: Here's how millennials' kids will shop, work, and liveMorning Consult: A Brand's Guide to Gen AlphaYour HostsFarrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy at The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy. With over 20 years of experience turning audience insights into effective strategies for B2B and B2C companies, Farrah helps business leaders make big decisions across various industries. Learn more at thedifferenceengine.co and connect with Farrah on LinkedIn.Adam Pierno is an author, strategist, and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. He is also the founder of Specific Branding and Research, where he helps brands understand customer habits and create effective growth strategies. With 25 years of experience, Adam has written two books on marketing. Discover more at adampierno.com and find Adam on LinkedIn.Stay ConnectedWebsite: inthedemopodcast.comLinkedIn: In the Demo PodcastNewsletter: inthedemo.substack.comSign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive content, episode highlights, and behind-the-scenes insights delivered to your inbox. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Demographic Cliff
Mar 21 2024
The Demographic Cliff
The demographic cliff - a controversial idea that declining population growth will trigger economic disaster. But is it real or just sensationalized clickbait pushed by those with an agenda?Investment advisor Harry Dent popularized demographic cliff fears in the mid-2000s to sell his financial advice (and a book, of course). From there, it became a favored trope in education, where school administrators - from K-12 to college - worried about not having enough enrolled students. Recently, concerns have shifted to plummeting birth rates in South Korea, China, and Canada. But throughout history, similar narratives have repeatedly stoked moral panic about changing demographics - from Gen X’s alleged lack of work ethic to Millennials' supposed disinterest in homeownership and parenthood. Cutting through the hype, Farrah and Adam expose who gains from pushing demographic doomsday myths and why resisting these misleading narratives matters.Mentioned Resources:Harry Dent's book "The Demographic Cliff": https://www.amazon.com/Demographic-Cliff-Survive-Prosper-Deflation/dp/1591847273New York Times article on China's demographic challenges: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/16/business/china-birth-rate.htmlWhy Pew Research Center is no longer reporting on generations: https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/05/22/how-pew-research-center-will-report-on-generations-moving-forward/New York Times Op Ed on the population of school-aged children dropping: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/14/opinion/declining-enrollment.htmlNational Post article on the Canadian birth rate drop off: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/canadas-birth-rate-has-dropped-off-a-cliff-and-its-because-nobody-can-afford-housingFind us at www.inthedemopodcast.com where you can also sign up for our newsletter.You can also find us on twitter or instagram at @inthedemopod for updates and clips, and on LinkedIn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Millennial Perennials
Jan 25 2024
Millennial Perennials
Adam and Farrah commence a new season, and in the spirit of the new year, take a look at recent Millennial headlines and found that... nothing has changed, and nothing ever will.Links:Jodie Foster on Gen ZThe ironic reason Gen Z are ageing faster than millennials — MetroThe Plastic Surgery Trend Gen X, Millennials, & Gen Z All Agree On — The Zoe ReportHow you wear a scarf can reveal if you're Gen Z or Millennial — New York PostGen Z's throwback ‘chunky highlights’ hair trend makes millennials cringe: 'Don't do it!' — New York PostMillennials are ditching 'sad beige' interior design — Business InsiderGen Z Loves Watching TV With Closed Captions On, & Gen X Is Bewildered — Scary Mommy7 Bills Millennials and Gen Z Have That Boomers Didn't — GOBankingRatesThese 2 generations visit libraries at higher rates than any other generation — Deseret NewsGen Z workers say this emoji is the most NSFW — but boomers and millennials disagree — New York PostHow Gen Z and millennials want to work in 2024: ‘Lazy girl jobs,’ 'bare minimum Mondays' — and less — Fox BusinessMillennials have found a way to buy houses: Living with mom and dad — The Washington PostGen X is being ignored. Gen Xers say they like it that way. — Business InsiderOK Soda: The '90s Soft Drink for Gen X That Fell Flat — Mental FlossThe Year the Millennial Internet Died — WIREDCohosted by Farrah Bostic and Adam Pierno. Edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio, and produced by Ashley Derrington. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Our intro is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai. Learn more and find supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
BONUS: Cross Tabs
Jan 22 2024
BONUS: Cross Tabs
A special drop in our feed - the inaugural episode of Farrah's new show Cross Tabs, released on Iowa's GOP Caucus day, January 15, 2024.Host Farrah Bostic (In the Demo Podcast, The Difference Engine) and pal Paul Soldera (Equation Research), set the table for what Cross Tabs is all about: demystifying what polls are and how they work.Mentioned links:Jill Lepore's "Politics and the New Machine" [The New Yorker]Jill Lepore's "The Problems Inherent in Political Polling" [The New Yorker]What Was Nate Silver's Data Revolution? [The New Yorker]"Polls' Representative Samples Often Merit Skepticism" [Wall Street Journal]"How Public Polling Has Changed in the 21st Century" [Pew Research Center]All in with Chris Hayes, December 21, 2023 [MSNBC]NY Times/Siena College Poll, December 2023 [New York Times]"From Which River to Which Sea? College Students Don't Know, Yet They Agree With the Slogan" [Wall Street Journal]YouGov Poll Links(December 2023):https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/survey-results/daily/2023/12/20/edc6d/1https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/survey-results/daily/2023/12/20/edc6d/3https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/survey-results/daily/2023/12/20/edc6d/2Suffolk University Iowa Poll (January 2024)"Ann Selzer Is The Best Pollster In Politics" [FiveThirtyEight]AAPOR Analysis of the 2016 Campaign [AAPOR]"Trump lost, but he won millions of new voters. Where did they come from?" [Washington Post]The Focus Group Podcast [The Bulwark]Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E21 - Millennials Paid Attention with Faris Yakob
Dec 7 2023
S1E21 - Millennials Paid Attention with Faris Yakob
Our special guest for our final episode of the year is our good friend Faris Yakob. He and his wife Rosie are the force behind the consultancy Genius Steals, a nomadic strategic and creative consultancy. Faris is also the author of a book about how advertising works through the lens of the concept of attention. It's called, Paid Attention which is now in its 2nd edition. He has been at a variety of media and advertising agencies throughout his career, including Naked Communications, McCann Erickson, MDC Partners and helped to found many others. He writes for Campaign, Fast Company, Contagious and other publications. And he thinks deeply about the state of the ad world - how its changing, what it does, how it does it, and what it means for us all. He sat down to talk to us before Thanksgiving about how media planning works, how brands and advertisers think about audiences, and how the stories we tell about youth cultures have been recycled and subtly upgraded since the invention of the teenager, to fulfill the hopes and dreams of not only the corporations who want them to buy stuff, but just as importantly, the people who make advertising and want to believe it is capable of doing something good in the world.This is our last episode of the year - we wish you a very happy and relaxing holiday season, and send our best wishes for the New Year. See you in January!Links!Genius/Steals: http://geniussteals.co/Paid Attention, by Faris Yakob: https://www.koganpage.com/marketing-communications/paid-attention-9781398602502"We Need to Talk about Generations", via Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos: https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/publication/documents/2023-04/Ipsos_We-need-to-talk-about-generations-WEB.pdf"Nothing Beats a Londoner" via Paula Bloodworth of Wieden + Kennedy, via WARC: https://www.warc.com/newsandopinion/opinion/why-strategy-should-embrace-execution/en-gb/2811Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science: https://marketingscience.info/ and How Brands Grow: https://marketingscience.info/how-brands-grow/Mark Ritson: https://www.marketingritson.com/Herd by Mark Earls: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Herd%3A+How+to+Change+Mass+Behaviour+by+Harnessing+Our+True+Nature-p-9780470744598 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E20: The Newly Olds
Nov 10 2023
S1E20: The Newly Olds
Is your generation your identity? What happens when your actual life starts to veer away from the story of your life? In this episode, we take a look at the way some members of the Millennial generation are starting to experience a mid-life identity crisis as they realize that they did in fact become married, home-owning, parenting adults with retirement savings. We examine these "getting older" Millennial narratives and what the data tells us about what's really going on with Millennials (on average). Highlights:Generational differences and life experiences. 5:35Millennial identity and generational anxiety. 12:20Gen X's economic status and the narrative around it. 17:23Millennials' marriage and life milestones. 21:09Marriage, homeownership, and financial stability in the US. 27:55Fertility trends and age of first-time mothers. 30:40Millennials' changing attitudes towards parenthood and aging. 35:59Mortgage debt by generation, challenging stereotypes. 42:18Retirement savings and generational differences. 51:29Millennials' identity crisis and expectations. 57:29Links!"How Millennials Grew Up and Got Old" Fertility Rates"The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America"Average Age to Buy a House"The Shifting Profile of First-Time Home Buyers" "Millennials on Better Track for Retirement Than Boomers and Gen X" "Millennials Don't Stand A Chance" In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.In the Demo is edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E19 - Is Millennial Intimacy Going to Save Us?
Oct 26 2023
S1E19 - Is Millennial Intimacy Going to Save Us?
Adam and Farrah regroup to discuss what they've learned from past episodes featuring Cindy Gallop, Katy Coduto PhD, and Cristen Dalessandro PhD (find them in the feed!!) about Millennial sex, dating, and intimacy. You know, the stuff you have to deal with before you even get to worrying about whether they're getting married on time and having enough kids!Intimacy, relationships, and generational differences. 0:00Gender roles, relationships, and technology. 7:22Dating apps and their impact on society. 12:34The impact of social media on self-awareness and relationships. 20:21Gender roles, attraction, and media influence. 25:33Millennials, Gen Z, and intergenerational relationships. 33:48Societal expectations around marriage and intimacy. 40:19In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.In the Demo is edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E18: Intimate Inequalities with Cristen Dalessandro
Oct 12 2023
S1E18: Intimate Inequalities with Cristen Dalessandro
Our third installment in a series of episodes exploring the part in between hookup culture on college campuses, and "failure to launch" narratives about Millennials living at home instead of getting married and starting families: those years when you're an adult, working, and figuring out what you want in a relationship (if you even want one). In previous episodes we looked at the "social sex revolution" championed by Cindy Gallop, the world of online dating apps and sexting with Katy Coduto, and now we turn to the less overtly sexy but just as consequential parts of Millennial sex: dating, attraction, relationships. What were the factors influencing how Millennials in their twenties and early 30s were selecting partners, ordering their relationships, and navigating relationship dynamics? Cristen Dalessandro, PhD, author of Intimate Inequalities: Millennials' Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Times, joined the show to talk about her research into the ways Millennials intersecting identities around race, gender, class, age, and sexual identities influenced the choices they made about which people to sleep with, date, and form lasting relationships with. What she found is extremely interesting, sometimes hopeful, often a bit of a bummer, if only because unfortunately, Millennials were not going to save us from traditional gender roles and typical relationship dynamics. She also has some suggestions about ways to make things better - both on an individual level and a social policy level. "What people do at the individual level really matters. If you are somebody who does care about making a more egalitarian gender relationship, then you do need to put in the work to be educated on what that looks like and check out research that people have done and ask your partner what they think, right? It's just asking your partner what they think about something and then not being offended if they are critical of something that you're doing. But at the same time, again, those sort of broader structural patterns, what's happening at the policy level, that's important as well. And so if we care about something in particular or we want to see a change in a certain direction, I think it's helpful to get involved and to get informed with what's going on and to be part of that conversation and not just sit back and let things happen."In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.In the Demo is edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E17: Extremely Online with Taylor Lorenz
Sep 28 2023
S1E17: Extremely Online with Taylor Lorenz
We're joined by Taylor Lorenz, author of Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet to talk about how she had a front-row seat to many of the changes in media, memes, and Millennials over the course of her career from tabloid blogger to feature reporter for The Washington Post. We talk about the role of social media, the way incentives for media companies have evolved, how she proved internet culture was a beat, and how memes get amplified into mass culture - and what all this means for generational identities.You can order her book, available next week! here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Extremely-Online/Taylor-Lorenz/9781982146863You can find Taylor online in many places, including her website: https://www.taylorlorenz.com/ and @taylorlorenz basically everywhere (TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Threads, etc).If you're curious about her coverage of some of the generational memes we all know and loathe, check out her 2019 piece 'OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations: Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/style/ok-boomer.htmlFor more recent reporting, check out her work at the Washington Post - a recent piece debunking a recent TikTok panic the Today Show amplified is especially smart: 'That dangerous TikTok trend on the Today Show? It was fake.' https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/07/13/tiktok-boat-challenge-fake-misinformation/In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.In the Demo is edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E16: Book Club! The Selfie Vote by Kristen Soltis Anderson
Sep 14 2023
S1E16: Book Club! The Selfie Vote by Kristen Soltis Anderson
We started with headlines from the New York Post and other extremely online publications and our research overall has shifted heavily into the journalistic media narrative arc that has been assigned to Millennials; a group we’re not even sure we would say exists. Now we decided we need to read the most visible and influential books over the past 20 years that coincided with shifts in the story. Up first, Kristen Soltis Anderson’s 2015 book The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).Find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Selfie-Vote-Millennials-Leading-Republicans-ebook/dp/B00O7XISSC?ref_=ast_author_mpbWe reference the author's appearance on 538 here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/politics-podcast-good-or-bad-use-of-polling-extended-cut/Introduction Interview with Echelon Insights (5:02) The selfie vote and selfies (11:01) How the GOP could connect with Millennials. (17:20) The selfie as voting metaphor. (22:10) How can they win back the vote? (27:44) Millennials not worried enough about aging. (36:34) How much you can know through data about voters? (42:12) The decline in union membership. (46:41) Shareholders vs. Investors. (52:06) What the republican autopsy had to say about Millennials. (56:18) Taking advantage of every opportunity. (1:00:37)In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.In the Demo is edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E15: Mediated Sex with Katy Coduto, PhD
Aug 31 2023
S1E15: Mediated Sex with Katy Coduto, PhD
The story about Millennials and dating is all about apps, sexting and ghosting - the habits of the toxically online. But it’s not all toxic - it can help people discover how to be intimate and confident in their romantic relationships. Still, real concerns about privacy and security abound. We sat down with Katy Coduto, PhD, an assistant professor of media studies at Boston University and author of the forthcoming Technology, Privacy, and Sexting: Mediated Sex.Find out more about Katy here: https://kdcoduto.comIntroductionThe role of generational differences in online dating and dating. 9:52Dating apps. 15:30Dating tropes. 17:14The gamification layer. 24:00Millennials and dating apps. 27:15Swipe right on everyone. 31:48Why hookup culture? 36:08Sexting is good. 43:53The nuances of privacy in online relationships. 45:54Branding millennials. 59:08The good and the bad of social media. 1:02:59In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.In the Demo is edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E14 - The (Millennial) Social Sex Revolution, with Cindy Gallop
Aug 17 2023
S1E14 - The (Millennial) Social Sex Revolution, with Cindy Gallop
We're starting a mini-series on intimacy. First up, Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of Make Love Not Porn. They are pro-sex pro-porn Pro-knowing the difference. It's her personal experience with Millennial lovers that opened her eyes to the challenges they were faced with in relationships. Intimacy has been pushed out of culture, and replaced with a variety of distractions, entertainments and stories. Cindy's direct style makes her a sought after voice in this conversation. As you'll hear, she's seen the challenge up close and personal.Learn more https://cindygallop.com/ and makelovenotporn.tv Introduction Cindy Gallop (7:46)How Pornhub is shaping minds (12:55)Make Love Not Porn (19:16)Millennials are more open about sex and relationships than older generations (25:34)What does porn look like for millennials? (34:07)The importance of having a committed partner (42:08)The story of millennials and intimacy (46:39)Challenging preconceptions (51:35)In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.In the Demo is edited by Allison Preisinger and AMP Studio. Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
S1E13: The flattening with Benish Shah
Aug 1 2023
S1E13: The flattening with Benish Shah
Generalizations can be damaging. In this episode, Benish Shah joins us for a conversation about how marketers, in an attempt to simplify the huge Millennial consumer group, over-simplified them en masse. She looks at how power structures are shaped, people on the margins are held there and others are pushed there by the narrative perpetuated to make it easier to sell things.Benish Shah is a marketer, builder and advisor to companies and brands around the world. Learn more here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benishshah/Every generation is the next great generation. (6:13)The power of the box. (10:04)The collective good vs. the individual good. (16:30)Finding a balance between individualism and community. (22:14)Setting respectful boundaries. (25:02)Free will is an illusion. (29:49)Disruptions of complacency. (35:06)Everybody gets a trophy trope. (39:23)Being a millennial boss to millennial employees. (43:22)In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by Murf.ai.Music by 0megaMan under the Creative Commons license. Learn more and find research and supporting materials at inthedemopodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.