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The Gen Show: Forward This Email Or Else

By Jaden Edison and Maria Coraza
Podcast Producers


The Gen Show with Jaden and Maria mixes early-to-mid-00s pop culture, nostalgic references, and happenings in tech & social media.  In each episode, we will basically talk about what’s relevant in this day and age as we reminisce on what our generation grew up with. Overall, The Gen Show aims to strike the conversation of the good ‘ole days and how weird, interesting & convenient the future seems to be heading.

In this week’s episode, we revisit some old internet games from the days of AOL and dial-up. You can still actually find these games on some low-key flash game websites if you just simply Google them! We also discuss the evolution of chainmail and current urban legend challenges such as “Momo” and “The Blue Whale Challenge.” We then finish off with the topic of social awareness of minors on the internet and what platforms are doing to prevent harm.

Games mentioned:

  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Suite Life of Zack and Cody: Pizza Party Pickup
  • Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time
  • Scary Maze Game

Urban Legend Challenges (Debunked)

–          Momo (https://www.vox.com/2019/3/3/18248783/momo-challenge-hoax-explained)

–          Blue Whale Challenge (https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46505722)

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