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

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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 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

Episode 37: Hurdles & Hashtags

Welcome back lovelies! We begin this week with a quick recap of the #NABJNAHJ16 convention. After participating in the panel ‘So You Think You Can Podcast’ on Friday, we came back feeling refreshed and inspired! We chat about going to a convention full of talented journalists of color, and how important it is to never give up on your vision.

The 2016 Olympics have begun and our Facebook feeds are full of some of the most compelling sports testimonials. From Simone Biles to Ibtihaj Muhammad, we are captivated by everything that is happening in Rio right now. Check out our favorite Olympians so far and how U.S. athletes are making history.

Millennials all over the world are struggling, but are they the same struggles we face in the U.S? We discuss the different ways Millennials around the world are living and how social media has impacted awareness for the worldwide struggle-bus.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Major Lazer & DJ Snake // Lean On (feat. MØ)

Episode 36: More About Millies

Welcome back! This week, we chat about the social media reaction to a video of Malia Obama dancing at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival over the weekend, and why everyone was a little too harsh on the nation’s First Daughter.

Wednesday marked the start of the joint 2016 NABJ/NAHJ Convention here in Washington, D.C, and everyone got word on Monday that Hillary Clinton will be in attendance on Friday. We share what we think the Democratic presidential nominee will have to say to a room full of journalists of color, as well as a few details about the exciting podcasting panel we get to be a part of.

Millies don’t want a Milli?!? A recent Wall Street Journal article says that Millennials don’t exactly see themselves becoming millionaires during their lifetime – we discuss our key takeaways from the article and how we are working on our own personal spending habits while living in D.C.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

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

Episode 33: The New Minority Majority

Happy July lovelies! This week we kickstart our discussion with the latest Serial podcast update. A judge ordered a retrial for Adnan Syed after a 1999 lifetime conviction for murdering his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. We talk about how the podcast helped shed light on the case that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

According to new 2015 U.S. Census data, babies of color are making news this week by outnumbering their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Although NPR couldn’t reach any babies for comment, we chat about the societal impact this could have and compare our childhood experiences.

Fourth of July weekend was rainy in D.C. but thankfully Ashley was in New Orleans. We catch up on her Essence Festival adventures and hint at what makes this July particularly special.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash 

#TMH Tune of the Week: Nas // The World Is Yours

 

Episode 24: Who Run The World?

Welcome back lovelies! This week we catch up the latest Photoshop debacle featuring one of our favorite Scandal stars – we discuss Adweek’s altered cover of Kerry Washington, and what these changes made by the magazine mean for societal beauty standards.

There was little-to-no coverage of a recent protest resulting in 400 arrests of those in support of Democracy Spring, the movement to bring awareness of political corruption. We delve into the potential influence campaigns and politics have over cable news networks in journalism.

What happens when Millennials run the workplace? A little good and a little bad is the result that a New York Times article highlights. We talk about what a Millennial-driven brand looks like, and how it could change the workforce.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

 #TMH Tune of the Week: Girl // The Internet ft. KAYTRANADA