In Generation’s pilot episode, we’re introduced to series protagonist Chester as he struts through his high school campus impeccably dressed in a glittery crop top, turning heads and creating a spectacle. But by the end of the episode, we are beginning to know a teenager who struggles to be seen, who wants to be connected, and who plumbs the depths of loneliness. In the first episode of Generation: The Podcast hosts Gigi Goode and Whembley Sewell unravel Chester with the actor who brings the character to life, Justice Smith, as well as Generation’s co-creators Zelda and Daniel Barnz. Listen to find out what’s really going on between Chester and the new guidance counselor, Sam, what it’s like for a real, queer teenager to write a TV show about high school with her gay dad, and why queer teens like Chester deserve a closer look.

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