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

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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 34: A Chat with T-Double-B

Welcome back! This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with our former Georgetown instructor and NPR.com’s amazing Digital Editor – Tanya Ballard Brown (aka T-Double-B). Tanya shares how her love for writing and journalism began, and how she found her way to NPR.

Last week was a traumatic time across the country after fatal shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, followed by a police attack in Dallas that left both emotions and tensions running very high. We discuss how a major newsroom like NPR ensures balance in coverage during breaking news episode and why it is key for journalists to step back from it all when reporting on sensitive topics.

Millennial Pop Quiz time! See how many #Millennial questions Tanya gets right and wrong during our pop culture quiz. Thanks for listening!

Connect with Tanya! Twitter@TDoubleBWebsite: https://about.me/tballardbrown

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: Erykah Badu // On & On

 

Episode 32: Freedom, Freedom, Where Are You?

Welcome back! This past Sunday night, actor and activist Jesse Williams delivered a powerful speech at the 2016 BET Awards as he received the Humanitarian Award. We share our favorite quotes from this pivotal “woke” moment, as he reminded us that #BlackLivesMatter goes far beyond a hashtag.

Last week, the United Kingdom made one of the most historic political votes we’ve seen in decades – to leave the European Union. We discuss how the shocking #Brexit decision will negatively impact the future of U.K. Millennials.

As the Brexit vote showed us just how much power a vote holds, we emphasize the importance of voting and activism among the Millennial population here in the U.S. – our voice matters now more than ever. Share your thoughts and comments below!

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar // Freedom

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