The Culture Translator Roundtable

By Axis

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Tune in as the Axis team explores the top three cultural developments affecting your teens' world each week, helping you to start intentional, gospel-centered conversations with them. To receive the full Culture Translator email, go to, or search for "The Culture Translator" wherever you listen to podcasts if you prefer an audio version.

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TikTok Moderation Is Not a Minor Thing

This week we are taking a deeper dive into TikTok moderators being trained to spot child abuse using already censored content, hashtags being used to evade these content moderators to get more views, and why teens where sweatshirts in the summer heat. 

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Aug 15, 2022
Bad Habits, Inflation Nation, and the Most Hated Man on the Internet

This week we take a deeper dive into talking with your kids about inflation and household budgets and a new documentary about a man who created a website specifically for posting explicit pictures of people without their consent.

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Aug 08, 2022
The Wren Eleanor Effect

This week we are diving into why 40% of young people are using TikTok like google, why some parents are deleting posts of past children, and why Instagram is trying to be like TikTok, even though users just want it to be itself.

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Aug 01, 2022
Hot is the New Cool

This week we are taking a deeper dive into a new app inviting anonymous comments on social media, referring to mundane activities and actions as "hot," and how even "enthusiastic consent" sometimes still leads to regret on college campuses. 

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Jul 26, 2022
We Need an American Girl Doll Who Loves Meme Accounts

This week we take a closer look at how American Girl Dolls are being used as social commentary, how the most powerful telescope ever built could be shaping faith, and and how regulations on paid TikTok sponsorships aren't being enforced.

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Jul 18, 2022
He’s a 10, But He Gatekeeps the Gentleminions

This week the Axis team is taking a deeper dive into using memes to spark discussion on what matters in relationships, why teens are putting on suits to go see "Rise of Gru", and why Gen Z now sees the term 'gatekeeper' as an insult.

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Jul 10, 2022