Episode 35: Taylor, Trump and Twenty-Five

Welcome back lovelies! Sunday night, Kim Kardashian posted a video of Kanye’s phone call with Taylor Swift about his record ‘Famous’ – a song Taylor’s team had labeled offensive and misogynistic upon its release a few months ago. The Snapchat video shows a cordial conversation between the two, with Taylor saying – “I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice,” she says. “It’s all very tongue-in-cheek either way.” We discuss Twitter’s reaction and our views on the #KimExposedTaylorParty.

The Republican National Convention began this week and so far, it is living up to its hype. Melania Trump’s speech at the RNC seems to have almost exact similarities to Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. We talk about what went wrong and how Mrs. Trump’s speech made it past the editor’s room.

Although the term ‘Millennials’ encapsulates a broad range of ages, our particular focus this week is on the mid-twenty-something’s. As Ashley’s birthday approaches and the first quarter-century of our lives drifts away, we chat about some of the ways to deal with becoming a real grown-up.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: Kanye West // Famous

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Episode 33: The New Minority Majority

Happy July lovelies! This week we kickstart our discussion with the latest Serial podcast update. A judge ordered a retrial for Adnan Syed after a 1999 lifetime conviction for murdering his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. We talk about how the podcast helped shed light on the case that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

According to new 2015 U.S. Census data, babies of color are making news this week by outnumbering their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Although NPR couldn’t reach any babies for comment, we chat about the societal impact this could have and compare our childhood experiences.

Fourth of July weekend was rainy in D.C. but thankfully Ashley was in New Orleans. We catch up on her Essence Festival adventures and hint at what makes this July particularly special.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: Nas // The World Is Yours

 

Episode 29: Let’s Speak ‘Millennial’

Welcome back lovelies! This week we give a quick recap of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards that aired Sunday night. From Rihanna’s ‘Love on the Brain’ performance to Madonna & Stevie Wonder’s Prince tribute – we talk about the best and worst of #BBMA’s.

Every generation has developed their own unique voice. We discuss Millennial language including phrases such as ‘I feel like’, and how language changes from generation to generation.

Being a Millennial in the workplace can be difficult, but does the way we talk affect other generations’ view of us? We delve in how vocal fry and other nuances are used to gauge how authoritative or professional a Millennial is.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Rihanna // Love on the Brain

Episode 26: Legacies + Lemonade

Welcome back lovelies! The past week has been filled with a roller coaster of emotions. The world mourned Prince – who transitioned last Thursday, after bringing us decades of timeless music and an unmatched influence on pop culture. His death left a sour taste in the mouths of generations who have worshipped his music, but he leaves a legacy for today’s artists like Justin Timberlake and Miguel.

A couple days later, Beyoncé released her much anticipated visual album, #LEMONADE, reminding us of her own legacy she continues to wow us with. We talk about her perfectly crafted artistic videos that grabbed our attention the most.

The album was filled with an overflow of emotional expression – emotions that many Millennials are often too busy to address within themselves. We discuss how we each emotionally detox, and the importance of taking a moment to re-focus.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Prince & Beyonce // Purple Rain, The 46th Grammy Awards

Episode 24: Who Run The World?

Welcome back lovelies! This week we catch up the latest Photoshop debacle featuring one of our favorite Scandal stars – we discuss Adweek’s altered cover of Kerry Washington, and what these changes made by the magazine mean for societal beauty standards.

There was little-to-no coverage of a recent protest resulting in 400 arrests of those in support of Democracy Spring, the movement to bring awareness of political corruption. We delve into the potential influence campaigns and politics have over cable news networks in journalism.

What happens when Millennials run the workplace? A little good and a little bad is the result that a New York Times article highlights. We talk about what a Millennial-driven brand looks like, and how it could change the workforce.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

 #TMH Tune of the Week: Girl // The Internet ft. KAYTRANADA

 

Episode 22: #MetroShutdown & Millennials

Hello lovelies! This week, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, also known as WMATA, shutdown for 29 hours to complete safety checks. We discuss the #MetroShutdown and how the DMV’s transportation system seems to continuously fail.

Vulture released a new article detailing the rise of Millennial sitcoms and how they can serve as a window into the lives of our generation. Listen to see what shows we believe encapsulate not only ourselves, but Millennials in general.

Millennials aren’t entitled! At least that’s the argument Business Insider makes. We talk about the effect Baby Boomers have had on the way Millennials live, work and play today.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Rihanna // Consideration

Episode 21: Slow It Down Pt.2 – Stefanie Seifer

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As Stefanie Seifer sits in her apartment on the phone, she stares at a wall full of Post- It notes. Some of them are personal, but most are inspirational. “Stop beating yourself up…stop manipulating, start being open to what’s around you…choose love over fear.” They read like a twenties handbook, carved from experiences with success and self-awareness.

“Worrying doesn’t change the outcome, all it does is make you feel worse in the long run”

The Dirty and Thirty co-creator has used this mantra as a way to survive her twenties. After graduating from Emerson College, Stefanie moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in entertainment. It is there that Stuart Brazell and Stefanie created DirtyandThirty.com, merging their different paths and similar humor to create videos and content for the website. One intern, 110 writers and five years later, the website has become a go-to for millennials in their twenties and thirties.

Stefanie spends most days acting, working on the website, meditating and doing yoga. Always craving a taste for sour beer has become a recent obsession for this California gal.

This week, she took time to dish out some awesome advice to us twenty-somethings on The Millennial Hour. Just know when it comes to the twenties, Stefanie says we all need to “breathe, deal with it, and see what comes next.”

Connect with Stefanie! Website: DirtyandThirty.comTwitter: @StefSeifer Personal Website: XoStefanie.com

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week Pt.2: Dirty and Thirty Music Video // Dirty Thirty Girls