S1E5: Rebranding Gen-X, Coolhunting, The Day The Earth Stood Still VS. Timo Maas

Written by on May 15, 2017

Did you know that college students today are being taught that Generation X is “the forgotten generation”? What a legacy.

In this episode, I explain why, when it comes to job prospects and career advancement for Gen-X, “reality bites”. I propose a rebranding of Gen-X based not on the generation’s perceived lack of influence and underrepresentation in popular culture and sociology, but on its contributions and its historical significance. After all, Gen-X is the last generation to know the world before the internet took over.

Is X really the generation that time forgot? Not anymore.

Topics:

  1. Do you know Steve Spatz?
  2. Demonstration of how a soundtrack from a classic black and white film is featured in a track from
  3. German-born DJ (and fellow Gen-Xer), Timo Maas.
  4. Cool hunting, featuring a clip from Frontline: The Merchants of Cool
  5. The Generation X predicament
  6. Excerpt from Jeff Gordinier’s book, X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft But Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking
  7. What will ‘privacy’ really mean for future generations, after the Baby Boomers and Generation X pass on?

Music from Timo Maas, Royksopp, and J-Cole.

Recorded at KPSU Portland’s College Radio on May 4, 2017

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Help Me
    Time Maas
    Loud
  • So Easy
    Royksopp
    Melody A.M.
  • No Role Models
    J Cole
    Forest Hills Drive

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