#Millennial Podcast: The Weekly Podcast for Millennials

We brought you the original Jurassic Park. We crafted the first craft beer. We patented the concept of social commentary and invented the cat meme revolution. We are viral, apathetic, digital, entitled and diverse. We are the iEra of human evolution. We are #Millennial podcast.

Podcast For Millennials

And we’re here to change the world. Armed only with the ubiquitous power of USB headsets and mediocre production value, we will not rest until every inane story has been unearthed, turned to click-bait, and generated at least 300 pointless internet comments. We’re like Walter Cronkite with attitude, if Walter Cronkite had been an idiot.

Each week, a roundtable of friends discuss the latest news affecting our daily lives. But it isn’t all about figuring out how to afford rent, securing our digital lives, and eating avocado toast — We also discuss butts, pesky relationships, annoying family members, and anything else that enters our medicated brains. Simply put, #Millennial podcast is your show for dealing with and laughing through growing up.

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Episode #5×15: Marijuana Tips and Tricks, Streaming Wars Heat Up

  • File your taxes and hand over your cash to Uncle Sam – #Millennial is here to help ease your tax woes!
  • This episode was recorded as coverage of the Notre Dame Cathedral was active. Since recording, we’ve learned that the damage, while horrifying, was not as bad as it could have been.
  • Keep an eye out for a BREAKING NEWS segment coming soon for $10 Patrons with coverage of the redacted Mueller Report.
  • Are you not entertained?! Disney+ rolling out for $6.99/month, Star Wars Celebration, and Netflix makes kind of a weird flex.
  • We’d be remiss if we didn’t cover the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones. #TeamGendrya #Icybois4lyfe
  • Pat’s GMO discussion from last week brings up some strong listener feedback, and we get a small correction on gluten intolerances (our bad).
  • Listener and Patron Sara joins us this week, and her chosen discussion topic is cannabis, maaaaaan.
  • Sara is a strong believer in cannabis, and uses it frequently. How does this help her? Will she get down in the weeds (heh heh) with her kids when they’re older?
  • The panel shares some of their favorite (and least-favorite) marijuana experiences. Sara explains why Andrew should definitely smoke Indicas and NOT Sativas.

And in this week’s installment of After Dark (Beginning at 1:22:40):

  • ‘Andrew Sims and the Loud Ass Pipes from Hell’ update.
  • The US is facing a potential measles outbreak because of… you guessed it… increasing levels of non-vaccinated idiots.
  • Are we at a point where religious exemptions from vaccines should no longer be allowed?
  • Should the US require that international travelers be vaccinated against the “big bads” like MMR and Polio?
  • This branches into a discussion on old wives’ tales, and Andrew is shook to learn that a long-held belief is actually false.

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Episode #5×14: GMO Myths, Creepy Airbnbs, What IS Country?

  • Need something to take your mind off filing taxes? Andrew’s pipes are haunted!
  • Pat and Laura enjoy yelling at miscreants in movie theaters.
  • Keep an eye out for an episode of BREAKING NEWS: Mueller Report edition.
  • Farmer Pat educates us about GMOs and the food industry creating a new fad to rip us off.
  • Can Country music have Rap elements? Pam covers Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which was #1 on Billboard’s Country chart… until Billboard decided it wasn’t Country enough. The panel has some disagreements about what qualifies as Country music.
  • Imagine a trip to the idyllic Irish countryside: a quaint Airbnb with your family and… a hidden camera in the living room?
  • What safety and security measures are we okay with Airbnb hosts taking?
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ForHers (get your first month of birth control for only $5), Robinhood (for a FREE stock like Apple, Sprint, or Ford), and Harry’s (get your $13 value trial set). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • A University of South Carolina student was murdered after she mistakenly entered a car, thinking it was her Uber. This prompts us to wonder…
  • How do we make sure we’re getting in the right car when we order an Uber?
  • What measures do we take to make sure we’re safe during and after our ride?
  • What things did we do in our youth that could have gotten us harmed (or worse)?
  • Laura recounts the time she went on a date with a taxi driver. Yes, she’s serious.

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Episode #5×13: Tesla Drives Us, Russia Launches New Meddling Tactics

Millennial is here! We may not know a lot, but we do know there is only one country called “Mexico.”

  • Andrew and Pat spent their weekend with self-driving cars and flying elephants after being underwhelmed by Apple’s latest product announcements.
  • “YOU get an Oprah and YOU get an Oprah. EVERYBODY GETS AN OPRAHHH!”
  • We’ll have the redacted version of the Mueller Report by mid-April. ~No pee pee in this report!~
  • Joe Biden’s touching problem: when does grandfatherly affection cross the line? LPT: Don’t touch people you don’t know.
  • In this week’s Mailbag, teachers and students sound off: it turns out shooting people with pellets during active shooter training isn’t just an Indiana thing.
  • Because it’s April Fools’ Day, we give credit where credit is due to Trump on banning bump stocks. (Now if only he’d ban himself.)
  • The AP Stylebook has been updated to give journalists a YUGE TL;DR: If it’s racist, just call it racist.
  • The Russian government continues to experiment with election tampering in Ukraine this week by (we’re not kidding) buying people’s personal Facebook accounts to spread misinformation. The panel discusses what offer we’d be willing to accept for our social accounts.
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Rothy’s (enter code MILL for free shipping with no minimum purchase), Policy Genius (Let them know we sent you!) and OpenFit (text code MIL to 303030 for an extended 30-day FREE trial membership). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Music creators and lyricists are feeling the burn of plagiarism accusations – we listen to a couple of tracks and their alleged inspirations to weigh in.
  • Where is the difference between inspiration and plagiarism?
  • Wait, artists can sample from each other if they want to lift a beat for their own work?
  • Are there really any “new” ideas, beats, or sounds?

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Episode #5×12: How To Binge the MCU Before ‘Endgame,’ Parents Can’t Let Go

DISCLAIMER: This episode of #Millennial was recorded prior to the release of Attorney General Bill Barr’s summation of the Mueller report. That said, check out our latest installment of BREAKING NEWS on Patreon for our analysis!

  • Got Mueller Report hangover? Never fear! #Millennial is here!
  • This week’s guest is Jule, our new #Millennial social media manager!
  • Andrew somehow enjoys getting fillings and brags about having a dentist with a freakin’ massage chair.
  • “Pam” / Marc also joins us this week to provide a run-down of which MCU movies we should binge before Avengers: End Game. You can see his full slideshow (complete with reasoning for the movie order) over at Patreon!
  • AP Choice covers our favorite snacks, summer drinks, comics, and dickish friends.
  • In the news: Helicopter parents are still managing their adult children’s schedules and an Indiana elementary school shoots its teachers execution style with pellets.
  • New show game alert: What The Trend: Florida Man edition.
  • We wrap the show by discussing toilet habits and discover a rift between Laura and Marc over bathroom habits. No, we’re not kidding.
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Robinhood (Get a FREE stock like Apple, Sprint, or Ford), HoneyBook (Enter code MILL for 50% off your first year), and FabFitFun (Enter code MILL to get $10 off your first FabFitFun box). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • We’re back with another Pew Research quiz: can we correctly identify factual and opinion statements?
  • Pew administered this quiz to Americans to see how good they are at recognizing fake news. Not shockingly, they’re pretty bad at it.
  • We fess up about what fake news headlines have fooled us in the past, and provide our favorite tips and tricks for verifying that the news we’re sharing is indeed real.
  • Fake news isn’t just a politics problem – we dive into all the ways in which fake news infiltrates all aspects of life.

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Episode #5×11: Inside Child Welfare, and Disney Jumps the (James) Gunn

  • Trump is “something from a cold McRib” according to this week’s guest. We’re going to get along great!
  • Andrew provides some native advertising for Disney, Laura submits a dog surgery claim, and #Millennial was ranked #8 on Feedspot’s “Top 20 Millennial Podcasts on the web.” #blessed
  • Our social media lives! Long-time listener Jule has taken the reigns on the #Millennial social accounts, so you can stop staring at posts from 2016.
  • We’re joined by #Millennial listener Kearstyn, who talks with us about asexuality and not needing/wanting your dick pics sliding into her DMs.
  • Is companionship something Kearstyn still seeks despite being asexual?
  • Kearstyn also used to work in child welfare, and shares some of the nightmare scenarios she ran into on the job.
  • 2020 is coming up, and approximately 2020 Democrats are running for President. Kill us now.
  • But hey, at least one candidate feels like a breath of fresh air (whose husband loves Harry Potter)
  • In the news, we touch on the terrorist attack in New Zealand, an update on Boeing’s crisis, James Gunn being let out of time-out, and Trump taking a little spanking from his party.
  • Also, in case any time travelers from 2006 are listening, MySpace loses all our cringy high school data in 2019.
  • Check us out on social! twitter.com/millennialshow instagram.com/millennialshow facebook.com/millennialshow
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BioClarity (enter code MIL for 40% off a skincare routine and 15% off everything else) ZipRecruiter (try ZipRecruiter for FREE!), and Postmates (download the Postmates app and enter code HASHTAG for $100 of free delivery credit for your first 7 days).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and their kids are 1D10T5.
  • This raises the question – is it a scholarship if you have to pay for it?
  • Felicity Huffman, will you pay my student loans?
  • Is there ever a case where a student wouldn’t know if their parents bought their way into school? Pam explains.

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Episode #5×10: Pound Taco

  • Not such a small world: Pat is going to Disney World for the first time next week.
  • Laura’s saving a whopping $12 on her student loan repayments over the next year – what should she do now that she’s flush with cash?
  • Andrew brings his dental nightmares back to the show – RIP Andrew’s wisdom teeth.
  • We all saw Captain Marvel this weekend and give a spoiler free review! And now we have to prepare for Endgame…
  • It’s RuPaul’s _drag_ race, not RuPaul’s racist race, Brooke Lynn Hytes.
  • Facebook joins the rest of us in realizing that privacy is the cornerstone of any successful tech company.
  • Given its abysmal record with data protection, is anyone crazy about the idea of Facebook becoming a private messaging platform? This discussion leads us deep into Facebook’s Memories feature.
  • UPDATE (Andrew, get the Xanax): A second Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed, this time in Ethiopia. The relatively ubiquitous model has already been grounded pending investigation by a number of countries except… the US.
  • *DISCLAIMER:* Following this week’s recording, the UK and Australia have joined the wave of countries grounding the 737 MAX pending further investigation of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet. GOOD.
  • Game of Thrones is preparing to drop its final season, and Pam, Pat, and Laura gush about what they’re excited to see (and who they hope will die). #TeamIcyBois
  • Surprise Bitch! victim Kelsey joins us for a round of Fact or Fiction: Millennial Edition.
  • “I’ll take my water double filtered” says the girl who paid for pet insurance.
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ForHers (Get your first month of birth control for $5), Harry’s (Get a $13 value set), and Postmates (download the Postmates app and enter code HASHTAG for $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
  • Why is one of our ad promo codes ‘HASHTAG’? Andrew and Laura reveal how our advertisers might be a little confused by our name.

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

  • We dig into the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which chronicles the stories of two men who allege sexual assault at the hands of King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
  • Are the parents to blame here, or were they groomed alongside their children?
  • The complexity of grief: how it’s possible to mourn someone and be simultaneously glad they’re gone.
  • Hardcore MJ fans still refuse to believe their hero was a pedophile. Should we separate the man from the music?

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Episode #5×09: Now Boarding

Need a break from the Michael Cohens of the world? Look no further than the newest episode of #Millennial.

  • We’re joined this week by official airline correspondent James, who’s here to make sure we sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.
  • Andrew 2020: A voice the HOA can depend on (to make allowances for Brooklyn to pee in the garden).
  • Listener feedback features someone who was shook by a recent confessional, as well as the victim of a recent ghosting event. RIP.
  • James answers every question Andrew’s always had about flying, such as why the pilot doesn’t hurry back to the cockpit after a potty break.
  • Old man yells at cloud: Spielberg is trying to prevent streaming services like Netflix from submitting their films for consideration at the Oscars. Get with the times, old man!
  • Laura puts the President and Board of Trustees of her undergraduate institution, McDaniel College, on blast for voting to suspend majors in the arts and humanities.
  • This episode is sponsored by OpenFit (text MIL to 303030 for an extended 30-day free trial membership), Rothy’s (enter code MILL for free shipping with no minimum purchase), and Policy Genius. Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Rotten Tomatoes has finally realized that allowing consumers to tank a movie’s score prior to its release plays into internal societal biases against women and people of color. Who knew?!
  • This comes shortly before the release of Captain Marvel, which was also trashed on Rotten Tomatoes, since its lead actor possesses a vagina. Of course.
  • In a world full of Spielbergs, be a Brie Larson.

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Episode #5×08: The Context of Grindelwald

  • We’re thinking of launching an exploratory committee for a potential Presidential run in 2020, but in the meantime, tune in to hear our latest shenanigans.
  • _Who_ loves orange jumpsuits? _Paul_ loves orange jumpsuits. Is it true?!
  • “TIL not to write a personal check to the people I’m paying to attack me.” – Jussie Smollett
  • Speaking of high-profile cancellations, R.Kelly turned himself in over the weekend after being charged with sexually abusing 4 victims.
  • Get the popcorn: Andrew makes Laura say something nice about Bernie Sanders.
  • Our AP choice submissions cover dog ownership, Andrew’s sister’s student loan dilemma, and what we’d do with our lives if money weren’t an issue.
  • Large gaming companies continue to be dickbags: EA and Bioware are facing backlash over treating their early adopters like beta testers by releasing half-baked games and letting the fans discover potential bugs.
  • Also dickbaggish, Apple is earning the ire of major print journalism outlets like the New York Times for its new “Netflix for News” approach.
  • As if that weren’t enough, Netflix saved all your answers to the choose-your-own-adventure “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” episode. So if you’re a psychopath, Netflix know now – congrats!
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by FabFitFun (https://www.fabfitfun.com and enter code MILL to get $10 off your first box), UnTuckIt (https://www.untuckit.com and enter code MILLENNIAL for 20% off your first purchase), and Robinhood (https://www.millennial.robinhood.com for a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • The hosts take Pew Research Center’s Religious Typology Quiz (http://www.pewforum.org/quiz/religious-typology/) and compare results.
  • Surprisingly, we do have some variety in our results, and we compare ourselves to the data.
  • Some surprises in the data itself make us question whether there is room for Evangelicals in the progressive movement.

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Episode #5×07: And The Worst Oscars Goes To…

  • The government lives to fight another day, as does #Millennial.
  • Andrew’s HOA is too involved, Laura’s isn’t involved enough, and Pam has become a personal chef! (For her dog)
  • “Uncle Joe, don’t run,” we imagine President Obama casually mentioning on his most recent brodate with Joe Biden. (Note: This episode was recorded before Bernie’s announcement)
  • The Confessional makes a return with an unsettling childhood memory and an equally unsettling Valentine’s Day gift.
  • What has Kevin Hart, a Best Popular Film category, and Laura’s viewership? Not this year’s Oscars!
  • That said, 2018 was a good year for women in film… unless you’re Marvel, which is just now releasing its first female-led blockbuster. Womp womp.
  • According to a survey conducted by Yale and George Mason Universities, most Americans believe in climate change, but don’t feel the emotional urgency they ~perhaps~ ABSOLUTELY should.
  • After several failed attempts (seriously, answer your phones people!) we reach Baila and her husband, who reveal they have a mixed-political marriage.
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Joybird (https://www.joybird.com/millennial for 25% off your first order using code MILLENNIAL), Zola (https://www.zola.com/mill for a free wedding website and $50 off a Zola registry), and BioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter code MIL for a free clarifying masque with the purchase of a skincare routine). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • In light of some of the questionable details surrounding the reported hate crime perpetrated against Empire star Jussie Smollett, Pam fills us in on a case of a false hate crime accusation from her hometown.
  • Our jury may still be out on the Smollett case, but we cover the litany of ways in which false accusations set social movements back and scar communities.
  • The Number: THIS MANY people are three months or more behind on their car payments, a new record.
  • Could we see ourselves starting GoFundMe’s during a period of financial hardship?

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Episode #5×06: Speed Finds A Way

  • Worried about the looming (potential) sequel to the government shutdown? Listen to the newest #Millennial instead!  
  • Andrew has an important day ruined by a food delivery driver, Laura is at war with her HOA, and Pam recaps the Grammys.  
  • Preemptive RIP to Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 bid for President. We hardly knew ye.  
  • Listener Nicki joins us to talk job hunting and what she looks for when hiring candidates.  Be sure to check out her fiancé’s art!
  • Nicki reveals she landed her current job through the #Millennial Facebook group! Andrew wants one of y’all to give him a job pls.  
  • The Confessional is back with a familiar topic: guns.  
  • We’ve certainly never had a friend like… Will Smith’s Genie in the upcoming, live action Aladdin. #nightmarefuel  
  • Is Waze making it easier to get out of speeding tickets and DUI stops? Yes. Do we want them to stop? :grimacing:  
  • AP Choice is back, with one question about a dystopian video game and another about our dystopian country.  
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Policy Genius (https://www.policygenius.com/), Audible (https://www.audible.com/mill for a 30-day free trial), and Harry’s (https://www.harrys.com/mill for the $13 value trial set). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
And in this week’s installment of After Dark:
  • A third of Americans say it’s okay to wear blackface as part of a Halloween costume, according to the Pew Research Center.  
  • Given that a majority of Americans don’t think this is okay, how is it that someone always manages to fuck this up every Halloween?  
  • Is it ever okay to wear traditional clothing of a culture or country you have no connection to? Pam and Nicki sound off.  
  • Do we still think Ralph Northam should resign?

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