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Episode 101 with Justice Smith, Daniel Barnz, and Zelda Barnz

Episode 101 with Justice Smith, Daniel Barnz, and Zelda Barnz

In Generation’s pilot episode, we’re introduced to series protagonist Chester as he struts through his high school campus impeccably dressed in a glittery crop top, turning heads and creating a spectacle. But by the end of the episode, we are beginning to know a teenager who struggles to be seen, who wants to be connected, and who plumbs the depths of loneliness. In the first episode of Generation: The Podcast hosts Gigi Goode and Whembley Sewell unravel Chester with the actor who brings the character to life, Justice Smith, as well as Generation’s co-creators Zelda and Daniel Barnz. Listen to find out what’s really going on between Chester and the new guidance counselor, Sam, what it’s like for a real, queer teenager to write a TV show about high school with her gay dad, and why queer teens like Chester deserve a closer look.

Duration: 42 min

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