It’s not hard to find a reason to be down. News can be overwhelming and bleak. Dystopian fiction books and shows are hot commodities.
But all is not lost. A new genre, called Hope Punk, has arrived.
Polygon says the genre is a result of pop culture “largely becom[ing] brighter, kinder and more focused on empathy.”
One way this genre is making itself heard is through podcasts. Some of these shows are fictional, but others focus on making abstract topics more engaging, like fine art — as the podcast Accession does.