The Z-X Spectrum

The Z-X Spectrum
The Z-X Spectrum brings youth marketing thought leader Brandon Relph (Generation Z) and speaker, consultant, and ThinkNation Founder, Lizzie Hodgson (Generation X) together as they take an intergenerational view of the impact of tech and digital on work, education… and life. Royalty Free Music:

“Machines are going to replace us in increasing numbers of tasks…”
May 28 • 50 min
In this episode we’re joined by Calum Chace - a columnist, is an author and speaker on artificial intelligence. His books - ”The Economic Singularity” addresses the coming wave of cognitive automation; ”Surviving AI” looks further ahead to the arrival of…
“Where Do We See The Connections Between Data And Care In Childhood?”
May 17 • 62 min
A fascinating chat with Liam Berriman, Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies (Social Work and Social Care) at University of Sussex. About Liam: A sociologist by training, Liam completed a BA in History and Sociology and an MA in Social Research, at…
EU Article 13 & Copyright: A Step Forward Or Step Too Far?
Apr 12 • 44 min
We cover some big topics in this episode: EU Article 13 Copyright Directive, Intellectual laws, fair use of content, publishers, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, ISPs, distribution, personal responsibility and education. We then move on to Article…
“We’ll See With Bitcoin The True Validation Of 1-2-1 Communication”
Mar 28 • 41 min
In this episode we chat with Mark Ash, the hugely interesting and inspiring CEO of Pure360, an email marketing platform based in Brighton, UK. About Mark: With 20 years experience in the digital marketing sector, Mark has a rounded understanding of all…
Deconstructing our TEDx talks
Mar 21 • 44 min
In this episode, we delve further into our recent TEDx Brighton talks, unpicking some of the core themes. We explore: - The ‘escalator ‘of life: how our blockers can become moments of clarity - Why we need to stop judging others - Role of empathy in work……
IWD 2019: Progress Has Been Made. More Has To Come.
Mar 8 • 44 min
It’s our International Women’s Day 2019 episode! In it we talk with the hugely inspirational Caroline Walmsley, CEO and co-founder of Further My Future. Caroline, Brandon and Lizzie discuss: Attitudes towards apprenticeships Skills and experience…
Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Work
Mar 6 • 55 min
In this episode of The Z-X Spectrum, we consider this BIG question: Do you think 2045 could be one long gap year? Focus: The podcast covers issues like Universal Basic Income, purpose, education, government and equality. About: It is a recording of a…
You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Why Young Enterprise Matters.
Feb 27 • 47 min
After a bit of a break, The Z-X Spectrum podcast is back where Co-host Brandon Relph and I explore tech, digital and intergenerational perspectives. In this episode we talk with two hugely inspirational women: Young Enterprise Deputy CEO Sharon Davies,…
Brighton Pride, Big Companies and Brittany Spears.
Aug 17, 2018 • 35 min
After returning from Brighton Pride 2018, Brandon and Lizzie discuss the implications of big brands on Pride festivals, how the LGBTQ world has changed and what comes next. LINKS: BRANDON RELPH: LIZZIE HODGSON:
Young People: Patience, Perspective, Perseverance.
Aug 3, 2018 • 56 min
Genuinely fascinating conversation with podcast co-host Brandon Relph and recent university graduate, Rebecca Longhurst. FOCUS: We discuss young people in work/employment, the ‘work ethic’, impatience, social media, anxiety, commitment, robots and machine…
Your Consumption Of Content Becomes A Premium.
Jul 19, 2018 • 29 min
In our first podcast, The Z-X Spectrum, we kick off with Brandon’s choice of subject: The Love Island effect. Pretty much deconstructing the whole phenomenon, we explore what impact the UK’s ITV2 show has on social media, streaming and traditional media,…