In this episode, we follow a 16-year-old man as he expresses his love for New York City. He acknowledges that as he changes and gets older, the city that he knows and loves will change too. Sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse. But he’s always going to love the greatest city in the world.
Walks of Life
Walks of Life
In every episode, one anonymous Gen Zer from around the country tells a story to the world as they take a walk through their neighborhood. No script, no interviewer, no filter. From big cities to small towns, encompassing all genders, sexualities, ethnicities and religions, our subjects speak directly into the microphone sharing their greatest hopes and challenges.
In this episode, we follow a 15-year-old man who discusses the physical trauma he experienced at an early age. As he’s grown up, he’s found self-worth and self-esteem after discovering his self-love. Discovering his own value, regardless of his imperfections, brings him to the realization that he’ll be okay – no matter what happens.
In this episode, we follow a 19-year-old man who is back in his Montana hometown after his freshman year of college. He laments on the changes he’s experienced within himself and the overwhelming stasis of his small-town, reflecting on those who stay, and those who leave. He comes to the conclusion that expression and differing opinions are the most important aspects of community.
In this episode, we follow a 24-year-old woman as she ponders the gives and takes of love. She shares her struggles of growing up Black in a predominately white community and how this experience has affected her outlook on romance and dating. Ultimately, she comes to the conclusion that she could be fulfilled with platonic love…or maybe she just needs a little bit of time.
In this episode, we follow a 19-year-old man who’s struggling to balance a practical professional path and chasing his dreams. With the pressure put on him by his parents, he must shoulder the guilt that only children of immigrants can feel. He feels a rush of relief as he finally finds the words to express exactly what he wants to do.
In this episode, we follow a 23-year-old woman who’s taking a break from life on the road. Always a high-achiever, she abruptly quit her intense science job to explore the world while living out of her car. Eager to continue chasing her passion in science, she’s learned to prioritize work / life balance the next time she puts on her lab coat.
In this episode, we follow a 25-year-old man who hasn’t had it easy during the pandemic. With the world seemingly in chaos and his personal life in chaos too – losing three jobs in quick succession – he’s questioned his self-worth and what he can control. With the aid of therapy, he’s now ready to shed his old self and is optimistic for the future.
In this episode, we follow a 20-year-old woman who is transitioning. With the benefit of some time abroad to get comfortable with the process, she’s found the journey both challenging and rewarding – therapy, hormones, voice training and more. Along the way, she’s learned to explore her fears and frustrations, and to transition at her own pace.
In this episode, we follow a 19-year-old biracial woman who has struggled with her racial identity. Not willing to place herself in any box, she’s moved past labels and sees herself more as an individual. Along the way, she’s also learned to be more comfortable in her own skin and process her emotions beyond anger.
In this episode of In The Know: Walks of Life, an 18-year-old woman makes her way back to her small Midwestern town after spending a year at college in the big city.