The Midnight Brew

Good conversations at the best virtual diner on the Internet.

The Midnight Brew is a podcast hosted by Cailean Babcock out of Osaka, Japan, at the best virtual diner on the internet. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring individuals from around the world, as well as discussions about creativity, art, movies, current events and culture. Released every other Friday at midnight Japan Standard Time.

"Class 120" - Keeping College Students Honest

Michael Van Casteren, a sophomore at Lynn University, isn't likely to cut many classes. That's because if he does, his parents will find out — right away. Casteren has agreed to install an app on his phone that will ping his parents by text or email if he isn't in class when he is scheduled to be.

"Just more motivation to go to class," Van Casteren said of the Class120 app. "You know that your parents are watching."

What a horrible idea. How does this teach people to be self-sufficient adults who measure their success on their results, and not their ability to punch a clock with the efficiency of a well-programmed automaton?