In the first episode of 2017, Carly Dee and Q Lei did a roundup of 2016. We talked about what we have accomplished with BLYNKT the past year, Brexit, the election of Trump, and how these political events made us more determined to build a platform for the rational voices of people. Listen and find out our new year's resolutions! If you have a good story or new year's resolution to share, write to us firstname.lastname@example.org
Carly and Lei chat about their new favorite TV series, Grace and Frankie! What is it like to be back in the dating scene when you are older? Why is there a lack of media coverage of older people and their romantic life? Do our profit-driven societies marginalize older people? All will be covered in this week's BLYNKT podcast. Enjoy!
Has our society become more moralizing or more conveniently so due to the Internet? This week on the BLYNKT podcast, Carly Dee and Q. Lei discuss the phenomenon of public shaming on the Internet and Jon Ronson's recent publication, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Again, we are thinking of starting a book club on BLYNKT. Book club, no book club?
Welcome to another Dee-Lei episode! This week Carly Dee and Q. Lei discuss the recent news of a Chinese father being caught between his mother and his wife in a flood in Hebei province in China. Lei talks about the one-child policy and the relationship between parents and children in China. Carly tells the story of a fire she was caught in recently. Is there such a huge difference between the East and the West in terms of gender roles in marriage, child-parent relationship, and views on divorce? Find out on this week's BLYNKT podcast!
Carly Dee and Q. Lei are reunited! In this episode we talk about the inaugural issue of the magazine and discuss a few of the articles, stories and poems included. SPOILER ALERT! We tried to just hint at the contents but we were too excited, so you will get a sneak preview of some of the articles included. We also talk about where we will be over the summer and what we get up to when we're not working on BLYNKT!
Also, we'd like to give a shout-out to people who hang out at St. Oberholz, one of our favorite co-working spaces in Berlin. Come say hi to us if you see us at the cafe!
In this week's episode we discuss the recent case of 7 year old Yamato Tanooka who was found after being lost for 6 and a half days in the forest without food. Originally his father claimed that he had run off, but after a day he admitted they had left him there as a punishment which had gone badly wrong. Carly Dee and Q. Lei discuss how the case has been received by the Japanese and British press and whether tough love can ever be appropriate.
Carly Dee and Q. Lei have a lazy afternoon in discussing the theme of family in popular culture. They briefly discuss the film Knocked Up and the TV shows Modern Family, The Simpsons, The Middle and Malcolm in The Middle. However, most of the episode is dedicated to discussing the wonderful 2007 film 'Juno' starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera.
Is there a pressure in Japanese society to settle down? Who will look after our parents in an increasingly globalized world? We talk to Yuki Terada, PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo, to shed light on these questions and more!
Carly Dee and Q. Lei