This is it – the series finale of The Youth Element. In this episode, join co-hosts Justin and Linda as they break down, one last time, what their peers abroad think of when it comes to “adulting.” More specifically, tune in to hear about millennial concerns over growing into adulthood in Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul – from incredibly intensive job application systems, to long-term, but just-as-real, worries over pensions!
Stick around until the end of this episode to discover what’s in store for the podcast’s co-hosts, as they too have taken their own next steps towards “adulting.” And finally, a big thank you to all of our audience members who have listened to and supported this podcast series!
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