Our Brave New Social World
What does it mean to be social now? Listen to high schoolers
This podcast, “Our Brave New Social World,” is a collaboration between two groups of teens, one studying “Podcasting” with me and another studying “Soundtracking” with Shawn Neary. It was completed both in person (masked with distance) and virtually (over zoom, discord, google meet) in two intense weeks.
We talked for a long time about our organizing theme: social anxiety, gamer culture, school changes, mental health, parent-child dynamics, adapting lifestyles in the pandemic…and it became clear that every topic we brought up had to do with our social life. So, here it is, an exploration of what it means to be social in a moment where we can’t be together.
Chapter 1: The Pivot to Microschools at YIHS
Chapter 2: Gamers as Guides
Chapter 3: Search for the Hero’s Journey
Chapter 4: Life in a Cramped Boarding House
Chapter 5: School Now
Chapter 6: Parenting in the Pandemic
Original theme music by EK and AG. Other music credits: geometry dash theme song, “Race for the Prize” covered by YIHS students