Welcome to #Millennial!

#Millennial podcast is a weekly roundtable about our Generation Y experience. From news to politics and pop culture, a panel of friends digs in on why these stories matter and how they affect millennials. 

If you’ve ever wondered how to maneuver student loan debt, voting, relationships, careers, or just life in general, we feel that SO. HARD. And we’re here to share our stories, along with our greatest challenges and wins, along the way. Put simply, #Millennial is about journeying through young adulthood together.

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About the Team

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Andrew Sims (Host, Producer) began podcasting when he founded MuggleCast in 2005. Andrew offers Patreon and Podcast consulting, as well as podcast editing out of his home in Chicago. Outside of work Andrew obsesses over Potter, Springsteen, dogs, and nature.

Laura Tee (Host, Producer) was bitten by the podcasting bug in 2006 when she first joined MuggleCast. Podcasting stuck with her through living abroad in Costa Rica (pura vida, mae) and graduate school in New York City. Outside of #Millennial, Laura loves linguistics, story-based gaming, and analyzing current affairs. She lives in Atlanta with her boyfriend and adorable dog, Canela.

Pamela Gocobachi (Host, Producer) is a Bay Area native and an entertainment journalist with a deep love for all things pop culture. When she’s not writing or podcasting you can often find her obsessing over new music finds, drinking coffee like it’s her job, or doting over her dog Jasper.

Jule Gamache (Social Media Manager) has been managing social media in one form or another since 2011. In addition to #Millennial, she also runs the social media for MuggleCast and spends her 9-to-5 as a marketing manager in Los Angeles. She’s a huge fan of all things Disney, Harry Potter, superheroes, and theme parks. Be it adventure, fantasy, horror, or crime, you can usually find her obsessed with the most recent content she consumed.

Episode #6×12: New Ways To Entertain Yourself, Working Out From Home

Come one, come all, it’s time for another edition of #Millennial! Where the adulting is pretend and the talk is real. Have you filled out the census yet? Don’t forget to be counted!

  • We’ll be hosting a coffee break with our friends over at MuggleCast, open to all! Join us Wednesday 4/1 from 3-4 PM EST – links will be posted on social!
  • The Number is back to show us just how much more time we’re all spending streaming, gaming, and binging.
  • In happy news, many of us have purportedly reverted to simpler methods of entertainment: puzzle making, cooking, going for actual WALKS.
  • To keep ourselves entertained for the long haul, we’re committing to catching up on pop culture we’ve missed: Laura will watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Andrew The West Wing, and Pam The Matrix trilogy.
  • Will they or won’t they provide ventilators to NYC’s overwhelmed hospitals? This week in Corona gives the latest updates on the pandemic, as well as breaks down what to expect from the $2 trillion stimulus passed by Congress last week.
  • Laura’s successfully gotten a deferral on a few of her monthly bills for April, and she’s got some tips about how you can too!
  • BAE Ning Xi joins us all the way from Singapore, and clearly has superior internet to all of us.
  • We chat about working out from home (WOFH?) with Ning Xi, and she shares her journey as well as her favorite at-home work out tips.
  • Looking for more to keep you entertained during #shelterinplace? This week’s recommendations have got you, fam: One Day At A Time season 4 (Pam), Man of Medan for PS4 (Laura), Ozark season 3 (Andrew), and “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows” by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Ning Xi).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter code MILL for $100 off your first month) and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/millennial for 15% off your first purchase). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
  • And to play us out this week… the incredible, the insatiable… Joe Exotic, with “Here Kitty Kitty.” God help us.

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Pam and Andrew both have folks in their lives not taking COVID-19 seriously. How to handle people in your life who are putting others at risk!
  • New York City put out some delightful recommendations for safe sex amidst COVID-19, and we’re here to share their dos and don’ts.
  • Sex, ok! Kissing, however, might give you the ‘rona.
  • Patrons sound off about how their sex lives have been impacted by Miss ‘Rona.
  • Remember, you are your safest sex partner!

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Episode #6×11: Apps For Feeling Better, Politicians on Reality Shows, Keeping Distance

Well, there’s no getting around it: the world is still cray. But we’re here to talk about how we can get through it together, and try to find the positives along the way.

  • In the last week: Laura tried (unsuccessfully) to buy toilet paper online, Andrew’s city of Chicago has been ordered to shelter in place, and #Millennial hosted a coffee break video stream that was open to any and all to participate.
  • Things to know currently: watch your credit cards for fraud during the COVID-19 crisis, US tax deadline has been pushed to mid-July, Americans may be getting checks to ease the burden, and SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL IMPORTANT.
  • In the midst of all this, washed-up politicians are still joining washed-up celebrities on reality TV – the latest misery we’ve been subjected to? Sarah Palin + bear costume + Baby got back.
  • Apart from normalizing the likes of Sean Spicer and Rick Perry, we’ve got some gripes about realty TV giving these failed public servants airtime.
  • Technology’s effect on anxiety levels is an acknowledged issue, but what about its ability to possibly help minimize anxiety symptoms?
  • Apps like SuperBetter, Happify, and Headspace are great resources we’ve used to practice mindfulness and minimize negative thinking. And BrightMind is currently offering a free year of their meditation app in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This week’s recommendations are sure to help grant some much-needed peace: “Ugly Delicious” (Pam), Animal Crossing (Laura & Andrew), and the Daniel Craig “Bond” movies (Andrew).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Honeybook (https://www.HoneyBook.com/MILL to get 50% off), Bombas (https://www.bombas.com/MILL for 20% off your first purchase), and UnTuckit (https://www.untuckit.com and use code MILL for 20% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • We show you how to socialize distantly while playing a Jackbox games classic, Drawful!
  • For instructions on setting this up, click here.
  • Marc and Pat join us to up our player numbers and make things more interesting.
  • One of our self portraits is a penis. Can you guess who?
  • “It looks like… a puddle of puke. Or a swimming pool.”

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Episode #6×10: ‘Rona Life, How To Work From Home, Easy Homebuying Tips

Cooped up inside with nothing to do? So are we. We’re all in this together!

  • As we navigate this crisis together, #Millennial recommends making donations (if you can!) to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund. You can also donate your time and resources – here are some recommendations.
  • Primaries delayed, schools closed, and many working from home – how to cope, and what to expect?
  • We offer some of our best work from home (WFH) practices in light of #socialdistancing.
  • To pajama, or not to pajama? That is the question.
  • How do you stay motivated during the day, and keep yourself from going crazy?
  • What are some of the challenges to suddenly working from home with your roommates/significant others?
  • One bright side is this crisis may open the housing market to more millennials, with interest rates falling. What do we think of trendy home buying programs like Divvy and Knock?
  • This week’s recommendations will have you all set for quarantining: Celestial’s Sleepy Time herbal tea (Andrew), if you must, visiting your grocery store at off-peak times (Laura), and Josh Gad’s bedtime stories on Twitter (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com/MILL), ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/millennial to try ZipRecruiter FREE), and bioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter promo code MIL for 15% off everything on their website). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • Surprise Bitch! to our favorite Alabama sunflower. <3
  • Stuck at home and want to hang out with your friends? We’re here to show you how you can play “Never Have I Ever” via video conferencing!
  • “Never Have I Ever…” leaves Andrew feeling targeted.
  • The rounds inspire the panel to tell new stories about things they’ve done, including (but not limited to) having sex in cars, getting thrown out of bars, and sending desperate sexts to exes.

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Episode #6×09: Drunk Shopping, 2020 Census Preview, Tweet Fleets

#Millennial is here to remind you to wash 👏🏼 your 👏🏾 damn 👏🏻 hands 👏🏿, but also to tell you about our drunk shopping habits.

    • As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, the stock market plummets and Orange Julius doesn’t think this is a big deal (but still wants to stimulate the economy just in case).
    • We bid adieu to Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign, and raise a Bud Light to our favorite progressive.
    • 23% of Americans admitted to making drunk purchases in the last 12 months, but millennials are the guiltiest of culprits in this poll.
    • Pretend adulting moment: many millennials will be completing the census for their household for the first time this year. With options to complete via mail, phone, or online, it’s easier than ever to ensure you’re counted this year!
    • Why does the Census matter to millennials REP-RE-SEN-TA-TION BABY!
    • While Twitter rolls out “Fleets” (stories that disappear after 24 hours), we roll our eyes. Did we really need this?
    • In the wide world of screenshots, remember that nothing is ever truly gone from the internet, kiddos.
    • In this week’s recommendations, Andrew and Laura fight over who gets to recommend Hulu’s Hillary docuseries. But you should also try Chick-Fil-A’s fish sandwich (Laura) and Thirst Aid Kit (Pam).
    • This week’s episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (https://www.vistaprint.com and enter promo code Mill for free shipping on all business cards, any style, any quantity) and Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any longterm commitment). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • We take a quiz together to determine our Enneagram Personality Types.
  • What are the pros and cons of personality tests? Do we regard them well?
  • The panel’s results are pretty revealing… and not the most flattering some feel?

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Episode #6×08: How To Avoid Germs, Super Tuesday, Disney’s Lizzie McGuire Drama

“And then there were… 5.” #Millennial is here to tell you everything you need to know to cut through this week’s bullshit.

  • If Laura’s student loan repayments aren’t re-certified, do they even exist?
  • The stock market yoyos in the face of coronavirus, and we wonder if now is a good time to buy, or if the economy will survive long enough to justify such investments.
  • As a panel that doesn’t consist of any medical professionals, our best advice for avoiding coronavirus? Don’t be nasty.
  • But for real, do the same things you’re doing to avoid the flu. Not doing anything? Fucking fix that.
  • We’re down to Biden, Sanders, Warren, Gabbard (lol), and Blooomberg (wtf) in the field of Democratic contenders for 2020.
  • How will we be deciding who to vote for in our state primaries if our preferred candidate drops out before then?
  • Listener feedback covers how IUDs, while great for some, are not the answer for everyone. Also, how to have a dialogue with your partner about your sexless relationship.
  • Disney+ got so many millennials in the door with the promise of Disney Channel original reboots featuring our favorite teen protagonists all grown up. Now it appears they don’t want things to be too grown up.
  • Practice some self-care with this week’s recommendations: Instapot (Pam), Generation Clay Brightening Purple Clay Mask (Laura), and HBO’s McMillions (Andrew).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Honeyboook (for 50% off your first year). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available to all Patrons this week:

  • One of our panel is celebrating an anniversary while a few divorces happen in their friend group.
  • The panel reflects on various stages of life through the lens of the relationships that defined those periods. We’re all SUPER glad we didn’t marry those people (no offense?).
  • And a check in on our New Year’s resolutions? Who’s killing it, who’s sucking, and who needs to recalibrate?

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Episode #6×07: Bernie Breakaway, Wild TikTok Videos, Service Animal Scam

Oh my #Millennial, there’s so much to talk about this week! Crack open a cold one, light one up, and join us!

  • Feel the Bern: a decisive Nevada (Nev-AAAH-duh) win propels Bernie Sanders to the head of the pack, making his nomination all the more likely.
  • Mike Bloomberg tragically died at the most recent Democratic debate when Elizabeth Warren melted his face off on live TV.
  • Coronavirus = King of the viruses? Not only is the potential pandemic hurting Hollywood, global markets are reacting negatively, and certain localities are seeing an increase in discrimination against Asians.
  • The US continues its perilous election dance with Russia as both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders receive intelligence about Russian interference with the campaign season.
  • “Back in our day we only had 6 seconds!” Our old af panel reacts to TikTok.
  • We turn the “5 movies to get to know me” meme into a game on the show and try to guess who is defined by which films.
  • #Millennial BAE Anne joins us to talk about her career as an animal trainer and explain why Andrew isn’t a complete asshole (but still kinda) for pretending he has a service support animal.
  • Recommendations run the gamut this week: “Better Call Saul” (Andrew), Urban Decay’s ‘Born to Run’ eyeshadow palette (Laura), “Outlander” season 5 (Pam), and RunDisney (Anne).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com/MILL for your new favorite flats), ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first purchase), and ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/millennial to try ZipRecruiter for FREE!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Toxic people. We all have them, we (sometimes) love them. How do you get a toxic person out of your life?
  • We discuss personal examples involving romantic relationships and family members we had to cut off.
  • Have WE ever been the toxic people? Tune in for this existential crisis.

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Episode #6×06: Influencer Paydays, Justice Department Chaos, Birds of Prey

Your favorite friends are back, and unlike Mike Bloomberg, we’re not here to buy your attention!

  • Laura met with a personal trainer and is still sore, and Andrew and #Millennial Social Media Manager Jule finally met in person!
  • Does anyone ask permission to recline their seat on planes? Do we all stew in righteous hatred when someone reclines into us?
  • Our latest Confessional submission asks Laura and Pam if it’s possible for sexually active women to ever get over the paranoia of getting pregnant? Yes but also no.
  • Mike Bloomberg is paying smaller social media influencers to advertise for him. How much would we sell our souls to Bloomberg for?
  • Is paying to generate seemingly “organic” content like this an honest campaign tactic?
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous title change of One Harley Quinn) has suffered at the box office following an SEO debacle with its original title. How could WB have better set this film up for success?
  • In political news, the US Justice Department will be changing its name to the US Trump’s Little Bitch Department.
  • We’re pretty wholesome with the recommendations this week: “This Is Magic” by A Great Big World (Andrew), Supporting your local Girl Scouts and buying some cookies (Pam), and Dictionary art (Laura).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by UnTuckit (https://www.untuckit.com and enter promo code MILL for 20% off your first order) Bombas (https://www.bombas.com/mill for 20% off your first purchase), and Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo code MILL to get $100 off your first month). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Surprise Bitch 2: Kody strikes back!
  • According to our friends at Pew Research Center, 3 in 10 Americans have tried online dating, and 12% have been married or in long-term committed relationships with someone they’ve met online.
  • Given the increase in dating app usage (and the potential dangers that come with them), Tinder will be implementing a new in-app panic button in the event of a very bad date.
  • This is a good idea overall, but we can think of a few practical ways in which this may not work as intended.
  • Given that we’ve all met romantic partners online at some point, we share our tips and tricks for staying safe online.

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Episode #6×05: LA Romance, Oscars Review, Too Many Emoji, Cameo

Got primary season hangover already? Don’t worry, we’ve got you, fam.

  • What happened while we were on break? Caucuses, acquittals, and viruses, oh my!
  • While we’ve been off, Andrew has had a brief love affair with LA, Laura has delayed filing her taxes (fight the power), and Pam learned some of the legalities behind scattering human remains in public.
  • The Oscars can’t seem to stop its bleeding viewership problem, but this year represented a few positive shifts: the first time a foreign language film won Best Picture (Parasite), first time a female conductor led the Best Score ensemble, and the films that were expected to “win big” didn’t take home as many awards as anticipated.
  • Iowa: WTF happened, and why do we still place so much emphasis on it?
  • With Sanders and Buttigieg getting so much press, are we looking at our two frontrunners?
  • The Unicode Consortium has finished 62 new emoji that will roll out later this year. We’re excited about the trans flag, crying while smiling, and disguised faces, and less so about the flatbread and the rock (wtf?).
  • Speaking of WTF, check out some of the celebrity offerings on Cameo. We browse (and gasp) at the prices people are willing to pay for a 60 second video from B-list celebs.
  • A confessional from a listener in an interracial relationship prompts a discussion about what it’s like to be in any kind of non-homogenous relationship in the current political climate.
  • This week’s recommendations should thaw your heart and soul: Funko Hollywood (Andrew), Ivy’s Tea (Laura), and ‘The Good Place’ (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/millennial to try ZipRecruiter for FREE), BioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter promo code MIL for 15% off everything on their website), Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4 week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any longterm commitment), and HoneyBook (https://www.tryhoneybook.com/MILL for 50% off your first year). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available this week to all Patrons:

  • We attempt to Surprise Bitch! listener Kody, and get Surprise Bitched! in return.
  • In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death and new developments in the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard saga, we revisit the topic of cancel culture.
  • When is it appropriate to cancel someone? When does cancel culture do more harm than good?
  • Andrew gets a surprise invitation from a prominent LA comedian.

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Episode #6×04: Iowa Caucus Bets, Hunger Games Prequel’s Big Reveal, Breaking Sad

Andrew’s on a Breaking Bad tour across the Southwestern US, and #Millennial is here to stop him from adopting a meth habit!

  • Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and several others were tragically killed in a freak helicopter crash over the weekend. The panel shares why even non-sport fans are so affected.
  • We predict who the winners of the upcoming Iowa caucus will be, and talk about why no one really knows how this will go.
  • Move over JKR: Suzanne Collins is giving us an origin story… about the Hunger Games trilogy’s most reviled villain.
  • The people have spoken: reusing gym clothes is GROSS. (Laura’s still gonna do it though.)
  • What was it like to grow up during the Bush-era abstinence-only sex education push?
  • Our BAEs have some great questions for us this week: Which movie could we watch back to back? What do we wish we’d done differently when preparing to move in with our partners? How to battle jetlag?
  • Impeachment is turning out to be less of a dud than the GOP hoped for, and we’re here for it.
  • This week’s recommendations start out disturbing and end pretty wholesome: Polluting the planet (WTF Andrew), Pravanna hair color (Laura), and Anthony Padilla’s “I Spent A Day With” series (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order), Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com/mill to get your new favorite flats), and LoveBook (https://www.LoveBookOnline.com/mill to receive a 20% discount). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • Our latest takes on online behavior. If you’re a dick online, are you prepared for the consequences?
  • Should Facebook groups be considered safe spaces compared to the wild west of the internet?
  • Why is JK Rowling surprised people are doubting her intentions nowadays? Should she clarify her position?

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Episode #6×03: Side Hustle Success Tips, Micah Chairs, Wearing Dirty Clothes

It’s about to be a long week with the Senate’s impeachment trial, but #Millennial is here to give you a reprieve from politics-heavy news!

  • Micah joins us after a long hiatus (3 years, nbd) from the show. He brings his sick burns and a strong desire to let the world know how he feels about Trump.
  • In an exciting twist, Micah reviews the various Micah Chairs that’ve been posted to the Facebook Group over the past few years. Don’t worry: We explain what the hell a Micah Chair is. (See them on our Instagram)
  • After last week’s sustainability discussion, we check in: how are we doing, and what non-earth friendly products have we ditched? (Here are the towels Andrew ordered.)
  • According to Experian, 50% of millennials have a side hustle. We share our experience of getting involved in a passion project that later became a side hustle.
  • Some quick tips for side hustlers: take advantage of Upwork and TaskRabbit, beware of taxes, and consider how your side hustle can add to your resume.
  • There’s no common thread in this week’s recommendations: HBO’s “The Outsider” (Laura), ice balls (Andrew), Netflix’s “The Circle” (Pam), reversible gym shorts (Micah).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Fi (https://www.tryfi.com and enter promo code mill for $50 off) and LoveBook (https://www.lovebookonline.com/mill to receive a 20% discount on a Love Book). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available exclusively on Patreon:

  • Pea(cock) block? NBC joins the streaming fray with the promise of… early, late-night television? Wat?
  • HBO Max will also be here before too long, prompting the question… are we at our streaming limit yet?
  • Andrew shares his most recent edible experience, and Laura commiserates by sharing an old stoner horror story of her own.
  • Pam got propositioned while walking down the street. We’re not kidding.

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