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. ūüôā

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

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Episode 48: Survival, Revivals & Finales

Welcome back lovelies! Terrifying school shootings Рhow 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 40: Anthems & #Aubrih

Welcome back #TMH listeners! This week, we tackle the controversy surrounding the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem. We discuss how his race, upbringing, and his NFL platform¬†all play into him taking a stand against police brutality in the U.S., and how social media reacted to his actions.

The 2016 MTV VMA’s did not disappoint this year – with four different stunning Rihanna performances, a 16-minute Beyonce show and an obnoxious Kanye rant, it was undoubtedly an entertaining night. We share our (Ashley’s) obsession with the birth of #AubRih and why Drake presenting Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award was the cutest moment in the history of the VMA’s.

Do nice guys always finish last? We chat about the patience many Millennials lack when it comes to finding “the one”, and the need to stay away from the Chris Brown’s and wait for your Drake.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week:¬†Rihanna at the 2016 VMA’s // We Found Love

Episode 38: Love & Other Drugs

Happy hump-day! As the 2016 Olympics continue in Rio, we give our thoughts on the controversial Рand offensive Рnews coverage that a few USA female champions have received, and the dire need for diversity in all newsrooms.

Social media has its pros and cons, and celebrities often face some of the harshest backlash for what they choose to share on their profiles. We chat about what stirred up¬†Twitter’s¬†#SelenaEndedJustinBieberParty, and how other Hollywood couples in the limelight sometimes choose to put a little too much on their Instagram¬†and Snapchat.

The social media world also presents us¬†Millennials¬†with a constant¬†Facebook feed¬†of new engagements, baby announcements, weddings and other life-changing news. We share what personal relationship¬†pressures we’ve faced and how the internet offers only a narrow view of others’ realities.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Big Sean & Jhene Aiko // Deja Vu