Episode 52: Rockstars & Revelations

Welcome back! This week we kick off with our ode to womanhood. We talk about why Malala Yousafzai, Yara Shahidi and Gretta Cohn are just three rockstars shining during this Women’s History Month.

NBC recently announced that Weekend Update, the Saturday Night Live segment featuring Micheal Che and Colin Jost, has been signed on to run as a prime-time show during this summer. We gush over the exciting news and map out our post-Bachelor plans.

Adults are having less sex than 20 years ago. As Millennials make up a significant portion of this age group, we chat about ways in which our generation could be contributing to the dip.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Raphaael Saadiq // Still Ray

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Episode 41: Yes, We Belong

Welcome back! We kick start our conversation with Georgetown University’s decision to offer admission advantages to any descendants of slaves who were sold in one of the largest, well documented 1838 slave trades. We discuss if this action is enough, and why this is relevant during a time when racial tensions are high in America.

Solange Knowles is known for her soulful presence and artistic mind, so when she wrote ‘And Do You Belong? I do’ on her site this past Sunday, we had to read. In the beautifully written piece, Knowles expresses what it means to ‘belong’ as an African American in ‘white spaces’. We share how our own self-identification has shaped our experiences.

As we discussed in last week’s newsletter, it’s nothing new that Millennials get blamed for it all – declining car sales, workplace gaps, cultural laziness – the list goes on. We briefly chat on how Laura Marsh sets the record straight in a New Republic piece that breaks the myth of Millennials being “cultural rebels.”

This week you’ll notice we may sound a little different – Steph is currently in Denver, CO for the 2016 Online News Association Conference and we decided to record during her layover in Houston. It was nothing a little #teamwork couldn’t handle! Stay tuned as we will soon make some exciting changes for #TMH.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Solange // Losing You

Episode 28: A Chat with Emma Roller

Emma Roller

This week we sat down to chat with the DC-based journalist and fellow Millennial Emma Roller of The New York Times, who shared what it’s like working her dream job, how writing about the 2016 election has been a reporting roller coaster, and why her, and many Millennial women, battle with ‘imposter syndrome’.

“Everyone is going through something, even people who seem like they have their whole lives figured out.”

We also talked a bit about #Bey (of course we couldn’t avoid it!). Emma’s current pop culture obsession is #Lemonade – for many reasons, but mainly because of the political influence of the project. “You can’t call yourself a politics junkie and not know anything about Beyonce, because she is a big political figure of this time,” she says.

Listen above now to hear more from our conversation!

Connect with Emma! Twitter: @EmmaRoller, Newsletter: TinyLetter

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Lil Wayne // A Milli

 

Episode 14: Ready Or Not

Happy New Year lovelies! We kickstarted 2016 with some fashion news – Jaden Smith is adding one more title to his resume, ‘Womenswear model’. As the new face of Louis Vuitton, we discuss what this means for the future of gender-based clothing.

Men are sometimes taught to stifle their emotions, but our President proved yesterday that it’s okay to shed some tears. We discuss the Twitter conversation that ignited after Obama’s reaction on gun violence toward children and the stereotypes on public displays of emotion.

New Year, new Millennial Hour. We chat about some of our New Years ventures and what’s to soon come for the podcast.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph and Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: The Fugees // Ready or Not