Generation M by Min Qiao and Michelle Hu of Y-Press

September 8, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

How many screens have you ever gotten going at once? For the Young People of Today, three is not uncommon. Min Qiao and Michelle Hu filed a report with Y-Press as part of a series on teens and the media. We all know that young people use more media than other generations, but what does this mean for this generation outside of electronics? And just so you know, this information overload is not necessarily a good thing. There, that should make the older people reading this blog happy.
Not a Millenial? Not sure? Why not take the quiz, How Millenial Are You?, by the Pew Research Center! You'll see that being part of Generation M doesn't just have to do with whether or not you leave your cell phone turned on and right by your head while you sleep. This Generation of 18-29 year olds are also more politically and socially engaged and more affluent and educated than any previous generation.

Songs in this episode are from The Rain Book by Digi G'Alessio / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The Unobserved: A Radio Magazine about art that's… on the Internet!

May 24, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

The Unobserved is a radio magazine featuring contributions from artists, journalists, composers, and anyone else who has taken the time and care to record a story  or sounds that communicate "the intimate, and sometimes surprising, moments of art, culture and life," as their editor-in-chief likes to say. So if you've got a hankering to listen to audio not easily found on your regular Internet depositories, check out The Unobserved!

Arty Sound Site: SOUNDWALK

February 22, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams is the website for a company that produces audio tours of a different color. They can be listened to while you are visiting a place (maybe the Louvre, or Times Square), but you can also listen from your desk, or your bedroom and travel somewhere in your mind. Soundscape presents places as seen by a particular person: the Bronx seen by Yankees fans, or by hip-hop artists. They've also made pump-up mixes/tours for going on runs in Berlin, New York, and London.

But, most importantly to me, that will really transport you away. This one, the India soundscape, was mixed by a DJ, combining tabla beats, the water moving along the Ganges, the sounds of commerce and prayer on the river, and Hindu philosophy.

YouthCast on Facebook

July 27, 2009 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

Y'all should know by now that we have a Twitter account. But now let me make you aware of our Facebook page: How simple! Almost deceptively so… There you will find links to some hot audio on PRX, as well as discussions with and connections to public radio pros and amateurs all over the world. Well, three countries for now. Plug in! Join up!

"You can't miss it when I tell you what's there."

July 20, 2009 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine, gives a talk for TED on why skepticism comes first. Surf around from there! TED is all about spreading great ideas, with speakers from the worlds of technology, design, and entertainment telling us what they know. For free! God Bless the Internet!