Kids! They’re lazy, narcissistic, and disrespectful—or so says the older generation. But when you look back through history, you’ll discover that older generations have been saying a version of the same thing for thousands of years. Our question is: Why? And we found an answer.

EPISODE NOTES

• Jason Feifer’s original Medium story, which this episode is based on: Why Older People Have Always Trashed Young People

• That whole Millennials/Holocaust thing: the story, the data

•  I’m a Millennial and My Generation SucksNew York Post writer on Fox and Friends

• Quora: Why do older generations seem to love criticizing younger generations?

• Great roundups of youth hating here and here and here

• 1933: Is Modern Youth A Dim Bulb?

• Ira Wolfe’s Geeks, Geezers, and Googilzation

• Gregg Easterbrook’s 1980 Washington Monthly story, “Fear of Success”

• “’Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth’: Parent-Child Litigation in Anglo-Saxon England” by Andrew Rabin

• 2 Girls, 1 Podcast

• Richard Saller, professor of classics and history at Stanford

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