Episode 52: Rockstars & Revelations

Welcome back! This week we kick off with our ode to womanhood. We talk about why Malala Yousafzai, Yara Shahidi and Gretta Cohn are just three rockstars shining during this Women’s History Month.

NBC recently announced that Weekend Update, the Saturday Night Live segment featuring Micheal Che and Colin Jost, has been signed on to run as a prime-time show during this summer. We gush over the exciting news and map out our post-Bachelor plans.

Adults are having less sex than 20 years ago. As Millennials make up a significant portion of this age group, we chat about ways in which our generation could be contributing to the dip.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Raphaael Saadiq // Still Ray

Episode 51: Moonlight

Hey, Millies! A few thousand miles and technical difficulties couldn’t hold us back too long – this week we are happily reunited with each other and with you lovely listeners – welcome back. 🙂

The 89th Academy Awards were held this past Sunday and our favorite Oscar wins included Viola Davis taking home Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fences and Moonlight taking home Best Picture. We chat about the awkward award announcement mix up and discuss if this years’ wins showed improvement from the 2016 #OscarsSoWhite backlash on Hollywood.

Over the weekend Steph attended a live podcast taping in NYC for the hip-hop and pop culture podcast, The Read – a question from the audience sparked a controversial discussion on societal gender roles in the current dating scene for Millennials. We share our personal thoughts on the topic, as well as the importance of open-mindedness and inclusion at a time when gender issues are on the front lines.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Khalid // Location

Episode 50: Golden Globes & No Place Like Roam

Hey Millies! It’s been a while – after the holidays and Ashley beginning a whole new life abroad, we are back!

Like most TV & movie fans, we tuned into the 2017 Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday night. We chat about our favorite moments from the show, which include creative mastermind Donald Glover snagging his first two Golden Globes for the FX series Atlanta (you go boy!), Tracee Ellis Ross receiving a well-deserved award for Blackish, as well as Meryl Streep’s powerful and timely speech.

It’s a new year! We share our number one resolutions and goals for 2017, which include the talented author Zadie Smith, and packing up your life to travel the world in 365 days.

Thanks for listening!

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the WeekChildish Gambino // Redbone

Episode 49: Publicity & Podcasting

Welcome back Millies! We hope our east coast listeners are staying warm on these brutally cold days, it’s very burr.

Kanye West is at it again with his attention seeking shenanigans – earlier this week the musician was seen at the Trump Tower in New York for a mysterious meeting with president-elect Donald Trump. We share our thoughts (and disappointment) in what some are calling a publicity stunt.

Diversity and representation in media is a topic near and dear to our hearts. After seeing the #SupportPOCPods hashtag on Twitter last week, we were inspired to discuss why it’s important now more than ever to have a diverse spectrum of storytellers in media, especially in podcasting.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: J. Cole // False Prophets

Episode 48: Survival, Revivals & Finales

Welcome back lovelies! Terrifying school shootings – how is this still a thing? We discuss how a man ran his car into students and then used a knife to attack others on The Ohio State University campus. As an alumna, Steph chats about the impact these types of incidents have on past, present and future students.

Gilmore Girls made its triumphant return to Netflix last week and it was too much too handle. SPOILER ALERT: we talk about the final four words of the last episode, and how Amy Sherman-Palladino’s writing is everything we could have asked for in the revival.

Piggy-backing on some more TV recap, Twitter was going crazy over HBO’s Insecure finale and we could not get enough. With Ash #teamIssa and Steph #teamLawrence we share all the feels we felt after watching this cliff-hanger finale, and how it relates to real-world dating.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: The Internet // Just Sayin/I Tried

Episode 47: Protests & Pressure

Greetings Millies! We’re back on the mic’s this week after a quick break. Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock was named People Magazine’s 2016 Sexiest Man Alive – we chat briefly on what makes him “sexy” and an overall good role model.

Shifting gears, we get into the powerful student protests that have taken place over the past week since America’s new President-elect was chosen. While the youth often get a bad rap for being lazy, glued-to-an-iPhone narcissists, we share how their recent public action combats generational stereotypes at a time when unity is needed the most.

Take some freakin’ action people and fight for what you believe in! We express the importance of supporting organizations like Refugee Rights, and subscribing to a newspaper or donating to ProPublica to keep trustworthy journalism alive.

Has dating become hopeless? A Rolling Stone article published yesterday explores the awkward, in-between space many Millennials are currently in as we try to achieve personal intimacy in the age of social media and internet dating. We give our favorite takeaways from the piece and our hopes for the future of relationships.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: Common // The People

Episode 46: Laughing While Podcasting

Welcome back lovelies! This week, we catch up on our favorite fall TV. From Westworld, Atlanta and Insecure to New Girl and Shameless, we are obsessed with everything that’s on TV. Check out our thoughts on this seasons top picks.

Sometimes when something hurts, laughing through the pain can be the only comfort. This is the approach we are taking when it comes to this year’s election. Listen to the ways we ease our political distress until election day on November 8th.

Laughter is can be awkward, especially in the workplace. We chat about our experiences with workplace humor as Millennials, and why it’s important to think twice before dishing out that semi-offensive joke.

Things are changing with TMH! Beginning this week, we will be releasing new episodes every two weeks. Thank you, as always, for listening!

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Mac Miller ft. Anderson Paak // Dang