Episode 39: Frank, Filters & the Feels

Welcome back lovelies! After four years of long, heart wrenching anticipation, Frank Ocean finally dropped his second studio album ‘Blonde’ on Sunday. Between his impressive writing, the ENDLESS visual album, and his Boys Don’t Cry magazine, Ocean showed us how he’s spent his time carefully perfecting a trifecta of artwork. We share our thoughts on the album, its release and the current state of R&B genre as a whole.

According to a recent university study, someone’s favorite Instagram filters could determine their happiness levels. We discuss our own correlations between photo filter choices and emotion, and how social media is being used to pinpoint mental illness.

This week, NPR.org announced that they will be removing all comment sections on their site. The news was followed by an interesting Twitter conversation from  Gene Demby, our favorite NPR Code Switch writer. We chat about how people of color seem to be missing from comment sections and other digital spaces, thus creating a lack in fair and balanced dialogue.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Frank Ocean // Nights

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Episode 38: Love & Other Drugs

Happy hump-day! As the 2016 Olympics continue in Rio, we give our thoughts on the controversial – and offensive – news 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