Suburban Millennials, then “The Song Machine”

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Guests: Jed Kolko, Michael Cain, Jen Kalaidis, John Seabrook

Today on Radio Times, we talk about the millennials who are, or desire, opting out of the much-touted urban migration taking place among the young people of America. While headlines and trend pieces have highlighted the advent of carless, hip, craft beer-appreciating people under 35, there are many young people who are not enticed by the offerings of an urban environment, preferring the lawns, quiet, and space that a suburban life provides. We’ll begin by talking with JED KOLKO, an economist formerly of the real estate website Trulia, about what the data shows about where millennials are choosing to live these days. Then, we’ll hear from former Philadelphia resident and millennial MICHAEL CAIN, who recently moved to suburban Conshohocken, and JEN KALAIDIS, a freelance writer living in Brooklyn who finds herself pining for the ‘burbs of her youth. Then, producer Jon Ehrens talks about modern pop music, and the people who make it with New Yorker writer JOHN SEABROOK, author of The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory.

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