Episode 53: Catchin’ Up + CTRL

Welcome back – it’s been SO long! As we enter the middle of 2017, we connected to play catch-up with each other and with our wonderful #TMH listeners.

As Ashley continues her travel journey with Remote Year, she shares what the past couple of months have been like living in Argentina during the country’s winter season. Back in New York, Steph is getting ready for her first summer in the big city. Although we’ve been miles apart, recent months have brought sudden periods of growth and self-realizations for us both.

While on the topic of growth + evolvement, we give our first impressions of the new SZA album CTRL – TDE’s unapologetic sultry songstress delivers all the #carefreeblackgirl vibes on this long-awaited piece of work, and we are here for every bit of it.

Thanks for listening!

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: SZA // Drew Barrymore

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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 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

Episode 23: Springing Forward

Happy hump-day listeners! This week, we give our take on the backlash R&B singer Kehlani received after a few controversial personal photos were posted on Instagram. We discuss the negative effects of social media on relationships and mental well-being in the Millennial generation, and why more light should be shed on the topic.

This past Monday, the U.S. Capitol building was shutdown after a Tennessee man pulled out a weapon in the Capitol Visitor Center – we share how this incident represents our country’s issue with national security in a time when terrorism and other national fears are on the rise.

Spring has sprung! Tis’ the season for change, fresh beginnings and positive vibes. Listen to what we are looking forward to as temperatures warm up on the East Coast (check out our photos below from D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery).

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

 #TMH Tune of the Week: GoldLink // Palm Trees