Amsterdam’s Generation Z | the story so far

Written by on 27/03/2019

Broadcasting their early evening Thursday live show since 14 February 2019, here’s the story so far on Generation Z radio show, from identity to football chat, from kebabs to instagram memes. This small group of 17-18 year old students from Amsterdam International Community School chat about what matters to them, mixed with the music they like, all from our radio studio in Amsterdam’s Oud West.


Identity + climate change marches + kebabs | 14.02.19

Mastan and Elio focus on their theme of identity (that is until they go off on a ‘kebab’ tangent for a while) and the youth climate change marches going on in the Netherlands recently. Mastan talks about her struggle with her own identity, with an Iraqi background but born and raised in the Netherlands: “I always ask myself, who am I?”

Mastan also shared some interviews she made on this subject:

“I feel like I’m somewhere in between” says Marsha, a local international teenager, of her Russian and Dutch background.

“You would hope if you did move to another country that you’d be shaped by the experiences you have … living there, and you would want to have that impact on your identity,” Matt J Brown, a British Amsterdammer, told Mastan.

Elio also shares a bit about the fundraising they are doing for their school prom.



Social media + fake news | 21.02.19

Aleks and Mastan dig down into social media and their experience of it in their lives.

“No one wants to see a bad side or a bad day of someone on Instagram, we just want to see positivity … Social media is solely a tool that we can use, in order to entertain ourselves, or attack ourselves in terms of mental health,” Aleks

Aleks also shares a bit about how he’s been able to build up a pretty good Instagram following with an amazing 50% engagement rate.




Champions League & cars | 07.03.19

Roy and Mathias talk about the things that matter: the big result from FBC Barca the night before, the new Tesla S model car model vs Audi RS, and local efforts to reduce climate change.

Roy: “Well, I don’t see that there’s a different between electric or gas cooking…” 

Matthias: “Maybe because you’re not a cook.” 





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