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

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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 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

Episode 44: Metamorphosis

Happy Wednesday lovelies! Kim Kardashian-West was robbed while being held at gunpoint early Monday morning by thieves who posed as police in Paris, France. The robbers reportedly took $10 million worth of jewelry and a phone while leaving Kim shaken up about the incident. We talk about how oversharing on social media played into this horrific situation and how it can happen to anyone (minus the stealing of millions of dollars).

Solange Knowles released her fourth studio album A Seat at the Table last week and we cannot get enough! The soulful, melodic artistry is arguably one of our favorite music pieces of the year. We discuss a few of our favorite songs, as well as the political and personal themes the album conveys.

Last week we chatted about some of the things that keep us inspired when times can be particularly low. This week, we follow-up on that conversation with positive news, and how we handle rapid, but positive, changes after a storm.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Solange // Don’t Touch My Hair

Episode 42: Breakups, Blues & Future of News

Welcome back lovelies! It’s only halfway through the week and to tell you the truth, we’re already a bit emotionally exhausted. From Tulsa to Charlotte, the question of if #BlackLivesMatter is something we are all wondering. In an effort to take a moment to breathe and process all the heavy news, we offer some lighthearted topics this week.

Brangelina is over! Angelina Jolie-Pitt filed for divorce from Brad Pitt yesterday, citing irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage and 12 years of partnership. Countless humanitarian contributions, six children and several Hollywood projects are just some of the things the two accomplished together. We chat about their marriage, Jennifer Aniston (of course) and what Twitter had to say.

Steph spent the last week in Denver for the 2016 Online News Association Conference. One of the interesting things about this conference was the collaboration of start-ups and technology companies with news organizations. We discuss the meshing of tech and media, and share what it means for the future of journalism.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Flume // Never Be Like You feat. Kai

Episode 39: Frank, Filters & the Feels

Welcome back lovelies! After four years of long, heart wrenching anticipation, Frank Ocean finally dropped his second studio album ‘Blonde’ on Sunday. Between his impressive writing, the ENDLESS visual album, and his Boys Don’t Cry magazine, Ocean showed us how he’s spent his time carefully perfecting a trifecta of artwork. We share our thoughts on the album, its release and the current state of R&B genre as a whole.

According to a recent university study, someone’s favorite Instagram filters could determine their happiness levels. We discuss our own correlations between photo filter choices and emotion, and how social media is being used to pinpoint mental illness.

This week, NPR.org announced that they will be removing all comment sections on their site. The news was followed by an interesting Twitter conversation from  Gene Demby, our favorite NPR Code Switch writer. We chat about how people of color seem to be missing from comment sections and other digital spaces, thus creating a lack in fair and balanced dialogue.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Frank Ocean // Nights

Episode 37: Hurdles & Hashtags

Welcome back lovelies! We begin this week with a quick recap of the #NABJNAHJ16 convention. After participating in the panel ‘So You Think You Can Podcast’ on Friday, we came back feeling refreshed and inspired! We chat about going to a convention full of talented journalists of color, and how important it is to never give up on your vision.

The 2016 Olympics have begun and our Facebook feeds are full of some of the most compelling sports testimonials. From Simone Biles to Ibtihaj Muhammad, we are captivated by everything that is happening in Rio right now. Check out our favorite Olympians so far and how U.S. athletes are making history.

Millennials all over the world are struggling, but are they the same struggles we face in the U.S? We discuss the different ways Millennials around the world are living and how social media has impacted awareness for the worldwide struggle-bus.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Major Lazer & DJ Snake // Lean On (feat. MØ)