Astrology: Why Millennials Are Looking To The Stars For Answers
Updated: Oct 5, 2020
As production intern at WGBH's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, I pitched the segment, pre-interviewed and booked all the guests, cut the audio segment, and wrote the web post.
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, millions of millennials were finding new solace in an old celestial tradition: astrology. The onetime '70s fad is back as millennials are looking to the stars for answers on mobile apps, online, and in newspaper and magazine horoscopes.
The Pew Research Center reports a third of Americans aged 18 to 29 regularly follow the planets’ movements and positions. How did astrology, once considered merely light entertainment, become a cultural phenomenon for millennial Americans?
Dr. Judy Tsafrir - Adult and child psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School faculty member, and local astrologer. She is also a certified member of The Organization for Professional Astrology.
Dr. Steven Novella - Neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine, founder and president of the New England Skeptical Society, and host/producer of the podcast, “The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.”
Morgan Hing - Former associate studio designer for Boston-based ad agency Hill Holliday and astrology fanatic.