Sex, Social Media and Generation Z

In the #Year2050, just 33 years from now, teenagers today who make up Generation Z will be in their mid 40’s and in the midst of a society only futurists have visions of. As the first of many conversations to come, we chat with GenZers and a few parents about being born into social media and labeled as one of the queerest generations ever. Plus we go behind the scenes of the national tour of the hit Broadway musical “The Lion King” with cast member Phylicia Pearl, where she dishes on becoming a hyena, the beauty of the timeless story and her advice to GenZ as a seasoned Millennial. All that plus local headlines and the Top 5 events around the SF Bay that caught our eye. Press play for the good stuff!

Guest Profiles

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Phylicia Pearl
Phylicia Pearl hails from Silver Spring, Maryland and is the proud daughter of Congolese immigrants. She graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. The week before she graduated college, she learned she would be joining the national tour of Disney's "The Lion King," and since then, life has been a dream. She has always known she wanted to entertain others and she could make any situation a better if she always tried to find the funny. She has performed in other shows as the Seasons of Love Soloist in RENT, Minnie/Angela in Parade, and The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. She knows her dream of Broadway is just around the corner.

Phylicia is also a budding screenwriter. At a young age, she began writing about her day-to-day life, being sure to make it a little more interesting. She then wrote about the life she wished she had. Which led to her writing about different characters she wanted to play. After working for Oops Doughnuts Productions in Los Angeles, her interest in writing became a passion. She is currently working on “The Swings,” a comedy that showcases the daily life of being a swing in a Broadway show, as well as developing other pilots including “The Key to Phy,” based on her own life. She is inspired by other women telling their own stories and wants to continue telling her own. She encourages people to tell their own truth as well because everyone’s story, no matter what background, is worth telling. Instagram | Twitter | Website

Show Notes

Sponsor messages donated to Larkin Street Youth Services by The Ambassadors Circle 

Shout out to Greene Scholars Program, Leadership High School, and Youth UPrising for connecting us to youth and parent participants for this episode. Please check out and support these great organizations!

Also big thanks to Michael and Amy Height for connecting us to “The Lion King” playing at SF’s SHN Orpheum Theatre until December 31st.

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Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Jen Huynh with Hosts Christianne Harder, LT and j-

360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

Featured Music:
A$AP Rocky “M’s
Bensound.com “Moose”, “Dubstep”, and “House
The Weeknd “Starboy Ft. Daft Punk
DD Sakora “Summer”, “3 Pointer”, “Outta This World”, “One Chance”, “El Diablo”, “2020”, “Wanna Be Us
San Holo “Light
The Internet “Girl ft. KAYTRANADA
Low Hanging Fruit “Bangers and Mash”
Selena Gomez “Good For You
Daft Punk “Technologic
Illfigure “Only If Your Heart (in it)
Alessia Cara “Scars To Your Beautiful
BigB & Courtney Grace “Feel It All Around
The Xx “VCR” (Four Tet Remix)
Danny Swain “Oh My”
Tradition African Music Compilation
SPACE COMMANDER ZERO “My Only Dream” and “Exotique

Featured Quick clips:
Mary J Blige “What’s the 411
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Redman “Time 4 sum Aktion

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