Gen Z Speaks

Ibrahim Ahmed, Matthew Gutierrez

Engaging conversations on the world as Gen Z is living it.

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Floods in Pakistan, Ongoing War in Ukraine | Episode 34
19-09-2022
Floods in Pakistan, Ongoing War in Ukraine | Episode 34
This week we discuss the ongoing Pakistani floods and how climate change is exacerbating the crisis Pakistan faces. We also discuss some updates regarding the Russia-Ukraine war. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Show Notes (statistics and information discussed during the pod were derived from the following sources):https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/11/world/pakistan-floods-food-crisis.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/15/climate/pakistan-floods-global-warming.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/01/briefing/cop26-climate-conference-emissions.html https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/pak-rupee-slumps-to-record-low-of-230-against-dollar-amid-inflation-fears-122072500568_1.html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/11/ukraine-russia-war-latest-what-we-know-on-day-200-of-the-invasion https://www.businessinsider.com/modi-criticizes-russia-war-in-ukraine-to-putin-face-2022-9 https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-putin-says-west-wants-breakup-russia-he-invaded-ukraine-stop-it-2022-09-16/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About the Gen Z Speaks Podcast Hosts: Ibrahim Ahmed is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) where he studied politics, philosophy, and law. He’s currently a digital strategist at Fireside Campaigns. Jenish Thanki is a graduate from the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) where he studied computer science. He currently works as a software engineer at Intel. Matthew Gutierrez is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of La Verne's (ULV) business administration program. He’s currently an Account Manager at CH Robinson.
An In-depth conversation on Mass Shootings in America, Episode 26
04-06-2022
An In-depth conversation on Mass Shootings in America, Episode 26
This week we talk about the horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. We discuss what actionable policy steps we can take as a country beyond just our thoughts and prayers to stop these tragic mass shooting atrocities. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Show Notes (statistics and information discussed during the pod were derived from the following sources):Video and Ted Talk References : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89XeX4eeulw&t=662s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHELssUSZU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENw2y0ek1Jg Article Sources: https://www.axios.com/2022/05/27/texas-school-shooting-uvalde-gunman-timelinehttps://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/30/texas-democrats-gun-control-uvalde/ https://apnews.com/article/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-44a7cfb990feaa6ffe482483df6e4683https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/20/us/everytown-weak-gun-laws-high-gun-deaths-study/index.html https://www.healthline.com/health-news/these-states-have-the-highest-rates-of-gun-violence-and-deaths https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/30/us/politics/senate-guns-democracy.html https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/10/690372199/school-shooters-whats-their-path-to-violence https://www.innovationunit.org/thoughts/our-collective-mental-health-is-getting-worse%E2%80%8A-%E2%80%8Abut-why/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------About the Gen Z Speaks Podcast Hosts: Ibrahim Ahmed is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) studying politics, philosophy, and law. Jenish Thanki is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) studying computer science. Matthew Gutierrez is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of La Verne's (ULV) business administration program.
Netflix + Future of Streaming, Johnny Depp, Political Polarization & More, Episode 25
27-04-2022
Netflix + Future of Streaming, Johnny Depp, Political Polarization & More, Episode 25
This week we talk about Ibrahim’s visit to notorious Republican pollster Frank Luntz’s house. We also discuss our takes on the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard Trial. Matt opines on the housing market, and we all share our thoughts on the future of the streaming industry amid Netflix' concerning Q1 earnings report. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:00 Ibrahim @ Frank Luntz’ House + Dr Phil 29:27 Johnny Depp Trial 51:46 Housing Market 01:02:47 Netflix + Future of Streaming ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Show Notes (statistics and information discussed during the pod were derived from the following sources): https://toktopics.com/2015/01/27/fran... https://www.salon.com/2021/05/21/form... https://www.latimes.com/business/stor... https://www.wsj.com/articles/netflix-... https://www.wsj.com/articles/netflix-... https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/23/how-n... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About the Gen Z Speaks Podcast Hosts: Ibrahim Ahmed is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) studying politics, philosophy, and law. Jenish Thanki is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) studying computer science. Matthew Gutierrez is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of La Verne's (ULV) business administration program.
Pakistan's Leader Imran Khan, Russian Miscalculations in Ukraine, Electric Cars & More, Episode 23
04-04-2022
Pakistan's Leader Imran Khan, Russian Miscalculations in Ukraine, Electric Cars & More, Episode 23
This week we talk about our spring break adventures. We also discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the fate of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, the manufacturing problems within a lot of electric car companies & more topics! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:00 Personal Updates 12:22 Russia and Ukraine Updates 36:12 Pakistan and Imran Khan 50:03 Electric Car Companies 01:01:30 Mass Shooting In Sacramento ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Show Notes (statistics and information discussed during the pod were derived from the following sources): https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/03/op... https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/04/... https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/02/russi... https://www.npr.org/2022/04/03/109049... https://www.planetizen.com/news/2022/... https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/art... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About the Gen Z Speaks Podcast Hosts: Ibrahim Ahmed is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) studying politics, philosophy, and law. Jenish Thanki is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) studying computer science. Matthew Gutierrez is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of La Verne's (ULV) business administration program.
Latest Updates in Ukraine w/a Ukrainian, Episode 22
04-03-2022
Latest Updates in Ukraine w/a Ukrainian, Episode 22
This week we continued our ongoing discussion on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are joined today with another Ukrainian student, Max Franko who is a student at USC studying Economics and Math and in this episode help us break down the latest updates from Ukraine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Resources on how you can support Ukraine that our guest Max Franko provided us with: https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/co... (Humanitarian aid to children in Ukraine) https://redcross.org.ua/en/donate/ (Worldwide humanitarian organization, Red Cross) https://savelife.in.ua/en/ (Humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Includes aid to the military such as gear and medical supplies but the organization is UNABLE to purchase LETHAL weapons) Special National Bank of Ukraine Account that directly, without any intermediaries, channels donations in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The information for wires is laid out here: https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsi... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About the Gen Z Speaks Podcast Hosts: Ibrahim Ahmed is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) studying politics, philosophy, and law. Jenish Thanki is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) studying computer science. Matthew Gutierrez is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of La Verne's (ULV) business administration program.