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Kids From Yesterday

Kids From Yesterday

By Courtney & Clodagh
Eternal emos Courtney Smyth and Clodagh Meaney do a fortnightly deep-dive into the emo and alternative culture of their youth. Each episode will cover anything from music and fashion to cultural phenomena.

Theme song by Michael and Alecksyy of Fires.
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21 – Black Lives Matter
In this two hour special, Courtney and Clodagh talk racism, the Black Lives Matter movement, visibility of Black artists in the alternative/punk scene, discuss in-depth the Emo Nite LA 'Racism in the punk/alternative scene'  Twitch conversation, and give you a starter list of incredible bands featuring Black musicians.  Contact:
June 14, 2020
20 – The Black Parade
In this true-crime-focused episode, Clodagh and Courtney talk The West Memphis Three, Columbine, The Black Dahlia copycat murder and other notable cases where alternative music hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Clodagh explains her childhood fear of Marilyn Manson, Courtney nerds out over psychology and Dr. Spencer Reid, and our favourite emos revisit the myth of the Cult of the Black Parade.  Listener discretion is advised for potentially distressing descriptions of real murder cases. Contact:
May 31, 2020
19 – The Return
Back for a second season, Courtney and Clodagh partake in a socially-distanced catch up, talking new The Used,  All Time Low, Petals for Armour, the new Twilight book and Lauren James' An Unauthorised Fan Treatise. Courtney has a moment teaching us all about Bert McCracken's favourite things and Clodagh hypothesises what made Evanescence so popular.  contact us:
May 17, 2020
18 – My Friend Wrote a Fanfic Two: The Christmas Special
Clodagh and Courtney are proud (and a little apprehensive) to present the first-ever Kids From Yesterday Christmas Party Special! A part two to episode 12, the gals welcome Dani back, armed with more chapters of her Gerard Way x OC x Frank Iero fanfic (written in 2004). Recorded for the first time in front of a live studio audience, KFY invites you to grab a drink, sit back, relax, and dream of Frank's hard hands as you listen to two hours of pure chaos... coming to you live from Dark Basement HQ.  Happy Holidays!  contact:
December 23, 2019
17 – "Tumbly runs our Tumblr"
Courtney and Clodagh talk groupies in this week's episode, focusing on famous groupies, the evolution of 'the groupie' into Scene Queens, the right to do what you want with your body and the differences between a groupie, a fangirl, and why we have those words in the first place.  Contact:
November 25, 2019
16 – Welcome Back to the Black Parade
Come one, come all to this joyous affair! My Chemical Romance have been resurrected and Clodagh and Courtney have recorded an emergency MCReturn episode to celebrate. Get up to speed on all the details we know so far about the return and learn what exactly the gals were doing when they heard the news. Contact:
November 11, 2019
15 – Dead is Dead: The Halloween Special
With Halloween mere days away, Courtney and Clodagh get good and spooky to talk Tim Burton staple films, popular emo conspiracy theories, and true crime stories involving bands. Listener discretion is advised.  contact:
October 28, 2019
14 – Five Go to Mars Island
With Clodagh back from Hot Topic, the gals talk emo festivals (including Warped Tour, Riot Fest and Slamdunk), cults (including 30 Seconds to Mars and Jared Leto) and a love for murder.
October 13, 2019
12 – My Friend Wrote a Fanfic
Courtney and special guest host Dani delve into the distant past: the year was 2004, on a website called Quizilla, and the fanfic 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' tells the story of a devastating love triangle between Gerard Way, a girl called Rain, and Frank Iero. Find out what kind of girl 14-year-old Dani thought Gerard and Frank would fight over and see the prophetic predictions she made 15 years ago. Contact:
September 15, 2019
11 – Sexy Butter: The You Me at Six Special
Courtney and Clodagh talk all things You Me at Six, from their youthful beginnings to where they are now more than 10 years later. Clodagh discusses the importance of a firm handshake and the gals read out YMAS fan submissions. Also, they figure out the difference between sexy butter and sexy bees.  Contact:
September 01, 2019
10 – "It's Not For You, Jen"
Clodagh and Courtney are back with another chatty episode, talking all things new: My Chemical Romance merch, You Me At Six and Blink-182 music, the future of Paramore and their opinions on Simple Creatures. The gals also talk about Twenty One Pilots and the importance of safety for LGBTQ+ fans in the scene. 
August 18, 2019
9 – "It's Called Fashion, Brenda, Look it Up"
Courtney and Clodagh discuss the origins of emo fashion using Caroline Young's 'Style Tribes' as a reference point. From glam rock, New Romantics and punks, the gals find out what inspired the fringes and eyeliner of present-day emo. Science, Bitch! returns and Clodagh asks, is Justin Bieber emo?  Contact:
August 04, 2019
8 – "All Panic, No Disco"
In this episode, Clodagh and Courtney continue the discussion started in Episode 4 on women in emo music by showcasing their favourite female musicians, singers, bands and women working in the music industry. Referencing parts of 'Pretty In Punk' by Lauraine LeBlanc, this episode looks at how important it is to see yourself represented in your subculture. The gals also play round two of Real Lyric, Fake Lyric with lyrics from Cassadee Pope and Tay Jardine (aka SAINTE).  Contact:
July 21, 2019
7 – Emo's Not Dead
Referencing 'Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture' by Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley, Courtney and Clodagh talk about the books, music, films, YouTubers and scene queens that encompassed peak emo. Contact:
July 07, 2019
6 – Emo Is: Rediscovering the Roots
In this episode, Clodagh and Courtney talk about emo's humble beginnings and find out what emo is. Using Andy Greenwald's book 'Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers and Emo' as a guide, this episode covers the bands that made emo what it is today and takes you on a journey through history. Clodagh learns why not to Google and the gals make some wild accusations about who owns Weezer's Pinkerton masters. Enquiries:
July 01, 2019
5 – Aliens Exist
In this  chatty episode, Courtney and Clodagh talk Tom DeLonge's alien fixation and a fear of space, Hayley Williams curating at Bonnaroo , getting DMs on Twitter from Patrick Stump, and Frank Iero's new album. This episode also marks the debut of a new game segment, Real Lyric, Fake Lyric! Enquiries:
June 23, 2019
4 – Girl All the Bad Guys Want
In this episode, Clodagh and Courtney talk about misogyny in emo culture, the ongoing impact of the lack of visible women in emo, and the Cool Girl stereotype in emo music. The Science, Bitch! segment makes a return. Listener discretion is advised for mentions of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Contact:
June 16, 2019
3 — The Paramore Special
In this episode, Courtney and Clodagh discuss Paramore's illustrious career to date, the fluctuating nature of the band's lineup, personal anecdotes, and read out fan submissions. 
June 09, 2019
2 – Which Came First: the Music or the Misery?
In this episode, Clodagh and Courtney talk about mental illness, songs about mental health issues, emo stereotypes and introduce a new segment, Science, Bitch!, where Courtney discusses psychology journal articles.  Listener discretion is strongly advised due to discussions of suicide and self-harm.
June 02, 2019
1 – It's Not a Phase, Mom.
In this inaugural episode, Courtney and Clodagh discuss why emo isn't a phase, what bands got them into the genre, meeting Paramore for the first time, and ponder why emo kids were able to pick each other out of a crowd. And also, for some reason, Gary Barlow gets a mention. 
May 19, 2019
Kids From Yesterday: Episode One Trailer
Grab your eyeliner. Brush out your fringe. Get ready to reminisce the emo days with Courtney and Clodagh as Episode One: It's Not a Phase, Mom is coming Monday 20th May. In the meantime, enjoy this trailer and all its nostalgic glory!  Enquiries: Twitter Facebook Instagram
May 17, 2019