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 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 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 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 15: Master of Your Fate

Happy hump-day all! Today we express our excitement for Kanye’s new single ‘Real Friends’ released last week, and the announcement of his 7th studio album, Swish.

Last night, Obama gave his final State of the Union speech – we share our predictions of how we think his last address to the nation will go as his time in office soon comes to an end.

People change – some for the better, some not. We reflect on how life circumstances can sometimes change people and relationships in your life, and how to handle when it happens.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Kanye West // Real Friends