We Are Society Podcast

Synopsis

As members of society we actively shape society with every social interaction.Jenny interviews people about every day social interactions as well as social issues that people experience personally.

Episodes

  • 10: Homelessness in San Francisco

    10: Homelessness in San Francisco

    27/07/2014 Duration: 28min

    Jenny talks about what she has learned about homelessness while working as a social worker in the Tenderloin in San Francisco. 

  • 9: How Homelessness is Caused by Society

    9: How Homelessness is Caused by Society

    27/04/2014 Duration: 25min

    Jenny has been working in the Tenderloin in San Francisco in social services and shares her perspective on some of the causes of homelessness - poverty, lack of living wage, lack of affordable housing, mental illness, and veteran status. She also shares her story how her family was homeless when she was 15. It's a very emotional and passionate episode. 

  • 8: Community College Success Stories

    8: Community College Success Stories

    25/04/2014 Duration: 47min

    Jenny and Joey talk about their (awesome) experiences in Community College. They talk about the advantages of taking some time to figure out your major, the pressure in high school to go straight to college, being surrounded by inspiring people, being exposed to different types of people, how CC relates to social class, lack of family support, the stigma of community college and Cal States v. UCs and saving money. You can find Joey's band The Lost Years here: https://www.facebook.com/thelostyears

  • 7: Hell Yeah, Merica

    7: Hell Yeah, 'Merica

    20/04/2014 Duration: 47min

    Jenny talks with her brother Paul about how his experiences led him to join the army. He talks about how he didn't finish high school and spent some time wandering around. Paul describes how he decided to and gained the motivation to turn his life around - he went from being homeless to becoming a medic in the army. 

  • Silly Women, Society is for Men

    "Silly Women, Society is for Men"

    19/04/2014 Duration: 20min

    Jenny responds to feedback about the Feminism and Social Media episode. She addresses Marc's comments that: the word Feminism is ruined, women should be paid less than men because women have maternity leave, he doesn't cat-call women, men get raped too. 

  • Feminism and Social Media

    Feminism and Social Media

    17/04/2014 Duration: 52min

    Jenny and Andreea talk about Feminism and Social Media, the label "feminist", disconnected politicans, the need to talk about politics and VOTE (even if we're voting for Republicans and Mild Republicans). You can find Andreea's Youtube Channel here - https://www.youtube.com/user/AndreeasAesthetic

  • Student Loan DEBT

    Student Loan DEBT

    13/04/2014 Duration: 45min

    Jenny talks with Devin about the mess we're in regarding student loans. College is more expensive, students are taking out huge loans and... when is this bubble going to BURST? Devin and Jenny share their personal student debt numbers and experiences. 

  • Confessions of a Starving Artist

    Confessions of a Starving Artist

    08/04/2014 Duration: 49min

    Joey shares his story of living in LA and how that has affcted him. He shares his story of dealing with Anorexia while pursuing acting, then how his life has turned around through his pursuit of music. You can find him on twitter @joey_revenge and his band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thelostyears . 

  • A French in California

    A French in California

    28/03/2014 Duration: 53min

    Jenny talks with her boyfriend Mickael about his experiences as a French person moving to the United States. They talk about the visa process, what Mickael likes and dislikes about American culture, what Mickael misses about France. Stereotypically, it's the French food he misses. They also talk a little bit about politics and how Americans are more conservative than French people - Americans have Republicans and Mild Republicans. 

  • Intro to the We Are Society Podcast

    Intro to the We Are Society Podcast

    19/03/2014 Duration: 15min

    Jenny describes what the We Are Society Podcast is all about - the social world, social media, social issues and sociolgy. She gives a little background about herself and then shes tells the story of a creepy guy randomly taking pictures of her. 

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