Still Buffering Podcast Review

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One might struggle to find relatable topics to bridge the cross-generational gap between different age groups. If you are looking to improve communication with a younger or an older friend or family member, look no further! The Still Buffering podcast is a content guide on pop culture over the generations while revisiting the good old-times of teen culture of yesteryears. Popular movies, comics, cartoons, books, and other pop-culture references from both generations are regular themes for discussion on this show. Take a trip back to nostalgic times with the Still Buffering podcast. Learn about the differences in teen culture between teenagers then and now.

The Hosts: Real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones), Teylor Smirl, and Rileigh Smirl talk about their own experiences in developing cross-generational relationships. The sisters exchange memories of their favorite books, movies, comedies, and songs among themselves. They also go into detail on social media habits that influence teen behavior and the contemporary worldview. Furthermore, the hosts also touch on trending challenges on Tik Tok, Twitter, and Snapchat worth keeping tabs on, especially if you’re a parent.  In addition to that, the sisters talk about how to make a genuine connection with teens by listening to one another without judgment. Parents can find out more about how life has changed for teens.

The Format: Episodes begin with a casual conversation between the hosts. Discussion topics typically revolve around films. The average duration of each episode is 50 mins. The three hosts share airtime with random takes on the topic of the day, elaborating further on each other’s opinions. The show ends with a call-to-action to follow the podcast on Twitter, and to provide topic suggestions for the following episode via email. 

Why You Have to Listen: The show raises awareness on issues surrounding teens of today, while comparing them to the issues of teens in the past. You would find that despite the age difference, cross-generational issues share a lot of similarities in teenagers then and now. The hosts do an excellent job in their approach to cross over between the generations. The podcast gives off a feeling of overhearing a long chat on a wide range of topics. If you are looking to understand your teen’s cultural exposure, you would come across some very useful information on here.  The hosts’ fun personalities make for easy listening while you go about your day!

Listen to: Still Buffering

Must-listen episodes :

Still Buffering: “Invader Zim” (2001)

Still Buffering: Fiona Apple (1999)

Still Buffering: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2015-2019)

Rating: All ages

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I'm a writer, journalist and editor. I love podcasts and movies especially on Health and Wellness topics.


Universität Salzburg Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Work History

Bloomberg TV Malaysia, The New Straits Times, Amilin TV, LOOP.