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

 

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Episode 17: Beyon[slay] & The Big Easy

Hi #TMH listeners! Welcome back. This week we get into Beyonce mode – she wowed us all this past weekend by dropping the controversial video to her new single ‘Formation‘ 24 hours before her groundbreaking Superbowl 50 performance. Yes yes yes, give us more Beyon[slay].

While Beyonce’s music video took place in post-Katrina New Orleans, Ashley was headed to The Big Easy for #MardiGras2016 – she shares her favorite Mardi Gras and foodie moments from her trip down south. (See pics below!)

What defines a Millennial? The Pew Research Center released a new quiz for individuals to take and assess how ‘Millennial’ they are. Apparently we are a confident generation of optimists, creatives and visionaries (whoop whoop!).

Thanks for tuning in!

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Beyonce // Formation

Episode 13: Bon Voyage

Happy Holidays everyone! We hope you’re in the Christmas spirit and excited for this time of year with family and friends. This week, we chat about the human rights controversy Nicki Minaj is currently facing since her performance in Angola, and the politics behind the whole sticky situation.

On Tuesday the world found out that the officers involved in the Sandra Bland case will not face any criminal charges – we discuss what this means in the midst of the #BlackLivesMatters movement.

Travel! Who doesn’t love a good trip? Listen to some of our experiences, upcoming destinations and more.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Erykah Badu // Window Seat