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 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 23: Springing Forward

Happy hump-day listeners! This week, we give our take on the backlash R&B singer Kehlani received after a few controversial personal photos were posted on Instagram. We discuss the negative effects of social media on relationships and mental well-being in the Millennial generation, and why more light should be shed on the topic.

This past Monday, the U.S. Capitol building was shutdown after a Tennessee man pulled out a weapon in the Capitol Visitor Center – we share how this incident represents our country’s issue with national security in a time when terrorism and other national fears are on the rise.

Spring has sprung! Tis’ the season for change, fresh beginnings and positive vibes. Listen to what we are looking forward to as temperatures warm up on the East Coast (check out our photos below from D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery).

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

 #TMH Tune of the Week: GoldLink // Palm Trees

Episode 21: Slow it Down Pt.1

Hello #TMH listeners! This week we chat about the Twitter monster that is #KimYe, and the latest social media rant and controversial nude photo Kim Kardashian posted online. We share our take on how this potentially influences the current generation of young women – in a negative way.

Ambition can be both a gift and a curse – Millennials often get wrapped up in aggressievely pursuing their goals that we forget to slow down, de-stress, and breathe. We give key takeaways from our convo with Stefanie Seifer, Co-Founder of dirtyandthirty.com, who offered awesome advice for the creative busy body. Check out our exclusive interview with her on the blog tomorrow, as she chatted with us all the way from LA.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Big Sean // Higher

Episode 6: #DemDebate and No Chill

Hello lovelies! This week, we’re giving you a recap of the 2016 Democratic Debate hosted by Anderson Cooper on CNN last night. The candidates discussed everything from #BlackLivesMatter to Benghazi and Gun laws to congressional flaws. It seemed no question was off-limits – except Hillary’s emails. Maybe that’s because ‘The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails” said Sanders to Hillary. Yeah, we felt the Bern on that one.

While watching the #DemDebate on Twitter, we also discussed how social media has changed television, how it influences opinions on important issues and that it often dictates how long topics stay relevant. Millennials love social watching, it makes it fun and connects you to millions of people, but is it perfect? As Hillary would say, “no, not at all.”

Tell us what you thought of the debate, comment below and follow us on TwitterFacebook.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Kygo // Stole the Show