Episode 49: Publicity & Podcasting

Welcome back Millies! We hope our east coast listeners are staying warm on these brutally cold days, it’s very burr.

Kanye West is at it again with his attention seeking shenanigans – earlier this week the musician was seen at the Trump Tower in New York for a mysterious meeting with president-elect Donald Trump. We share our thoughts (and disappointment) in what some are calling a publicity stunt.

Diversity and representation in media is a topic near and dear to our hearts. After seeing the #SupportPOCPods hashtag on Twitter last week, we were inspired to discuss why it’s important now more than ever to have a diverse spectrum of storytellers in media, especially in podcasting.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: J. Cole // False Prophets

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Episode 45: #GirlBoss

Welcome back Millies! Yesterday, Covergirl announced their first male brand ambassador (or ‘CoverBoy’), 17-year-old James Charles. Over the past year, James has risen to fame on both YouTube and Instagram for his killer makeup skills – we chat about how this is another step towards combatting gender roles in our culture.

Everyone is tiredddd of Trump’s nonstop shenanigans. This past weekend an audio file from 2005 was released, where the presidential candidate was recorded saying some disrespectful and derogatory things about sexually assaulting women. The same day, author Kelly Oxford tweeted her first assault, and encouraged her followers to share their stories – which led to an outpouring of thousands of responses. We discuss why it is so important to address sexual assault in our society, and the need for both genders to speak out about it in order for real change to happen.

According to a survey mentioned in a recent Wall Street Journal article, Millennial women express  more ambition than women of previous generations, but are facing the same wage gaps and struggles to get ahead in the corporate world. This has forced many 20-something’s to forge their own paths by creating start-ups and joining more inclusive companies – we share our thoughts and experiences on this issue.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Lauryn Hill // I Gotta Find Peace of Mind (Unplugged)

Episode 43: History in the Making

Happy hump-day! This past Saturday marked the grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. We share our excitement for this long overdue museum, and what it means to America’s black community at a time when we are all seeking unity.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton threw ALL the shade at their first 2016 Presidential Debate on Monday night. We chat about our favorite below-the-belt comments and how this reminded us more of a WWE SmackDown than a political debate.

Manifesting our purpose and passions in life is a struggle Millennials know all too well, especially with the country’s job market often not meeting our career needs. We offer a few words of wisdom and tidbits of advice on how to stay focused on professional growth.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

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

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 10: I’d Rather Enjoy My Sandwich

Welcome back lovelies! This week, we dive in with Trump’s new campaign ad featuring President Barack Obama. Composed of clips from The President’s video on Buzzfeed and ISIS imagery, the ad sends some controversial messages to voters.

Last week we spent time with family, friends, Netflix and Hulu. We discuss binge watching some of our favorite aged millennials from Master of None and The Mindy Project.

Speaking of millennials, an article from The Atlantic outlined why this generation of minorities can’t get ahead. We decided to unpack some of the reasons why and outline what the future may hold.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Jay-Z // Empire State of Mind