Split Screen: Kid Nation

By CBC

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Subscribers: 68
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 7

More annoying as it goes on.
 Jun 16, 2024
"People were upset by a teenage girl dancing for money bc they were prudes" *INDIAN music plays* "look at this offensive Middle Eastern cliché!". This guy is full of horrible takes and is way too ignorant to be so easily offended.

Rebecca
 May 23, 2024
I had never heard of the show Kid Nation and this podcast is a fascinating deep dive and look behind the scenes. I enjoyed this podcast and recommend it to others. 😊

Description

<p>The controversial reality TV show known as ‘Kid Nation’, which borrowed its premise from Lord of the Flies, was cancelled shortly after its 2007 debut. Producers took 40 kids into a makeshift desert town to fend for themselves and create their own society. Was the series an opportunity to discover what kids are capable of? Or simply a ploy for ratings?</p><p><br></p><p>With access to former ‘Kid Nation’ contestants, their families, and the show’s creators, culture journalist Josh Gwynn uncovers how this cult TV show became a lightning rod for an ongoing debate about the ethics of reality TV.</p><p><br></p><p>Welcome to Split Screen, an examination of the utterly captivating, sometimes unsettling world of entertainment and pop culture. From reality TV gone awry, to the cult of celebrity, each season of Split Screen takes listeners on an evocative journey inside the world of showbiz. Ex-contestants, producers, and cultural critics uncover complicated truths behind TV’s carefully curated facades, and question what our entertainment reveals about us. Split Screen: sometimes reality is twisted.&nbsp;</p>

Episode Date
Episode 6: Kid Nation Cast - Where are they now?
May 22, 2024
Episode 5: Anarch-Kids
May 15, 2024
Episode 4: Little People, Big Ideas
May 08, 2024
Episode 3: Class War
Apr 29, 2024
Episode 2: Kid Casting
Apr 24, 2024
Episode 1: Dropped in the Desert
Apr 17, 2024
Split Screen: Kid Nation | Trailer
Apr 04, 2024