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

A photo of Andrew, Laura, and Pam giving a thumbs up in the #Millennial studio.

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 #6×02: Sustainability Challenge, Best Ways to Cope With 2020, Royal Drama

2020 already feeling 20 years long? #Millennial is back this week with some advice about staying vigilant and staying sane.

  • Think you’re using safe passwords? Use Google’s Password Checkup to see if your passwords have been exposed in data breaches.
  • As the Democratic field narrows, Laura still vows to only care starting on Super Tuesday.
  • Since sustainability is such a hot topic these days, we examine our own sustainability practices (or lack thereof).
  • We all commit to at least one change we’ll make for sustainability’s sake, and admit to a few non-sustainable practices we’re guilty of.
  • Since sustainability comes with a high price tag in many cases, we cover some affordable sustainable practices.
  • In the last week we’ve backed off of open conflict with Iran, fabricated an intelligence story, announced that impeachment articles are headed to the Senate, and overstated the reach of executive powers. How are you feeling about American democracy?
  • We’ve got some recommendations about how involved to get with the news surrounding federal elections, and where to focus that excess attention.
  • Across the pond, the people making the British Royal Family hip and interesting are… moving to sit at a cooler table. 
  • Get ready to snuggle up with our latest recommendations: “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” (Andrew), Netflix’s “Dracula” (Laura), and the ‘Call Me by Your Name’ audiobook (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter promo code MIL for 15% off EVERYTHING on their website), LoveBook (https://www.LoveBookOnline.com/mill for 20% off a LoveBook), 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 exclusively on Patreon:

  • Millennials are still having less sex, but we’re also getting more STDs. Wtf?
  • We share our safe sex practices, and come clean about when we haven’t been so clean.
  • How does online dating simultaneously make obtaining sex easier, but personing harder?
  • Surprise Bitch! victim Kait gets to have a probing conversation with us about millennial sex trends.

Download now (1:26:43, 62.4 MB)

Episode #6×01: New Year New Us, If War Is Imminent, Golden Globes, Rise of Skywalker

Welcome back to #Millennial, where the adulting is pretend and the talk is real!

  • Is that a new theme song we hear? And a new tagline? We’ve been hard at work putting together some fun changes for our 6th season, and we can’t wait to share them.
  • Speaking of being hard at work during the winter holidays, the President opened the world up to a US-Iran military conflict, and climate change deniers are literally down to let the world burn.
  • We react to Trump’s airstrike against Qassem Soleimani and discuss how this may further complicate the 2020 election. Somehow Laura keeps calling Soleimani “salami.”
  • As the 9/11 generation, we clearly remember the last prolonged military conflict a Republican President lied the US into. We’re getting too old for this shit.
  • Speaking of politics, Ricky Gervais called for the Hollywood elite to steer clear of the topic in their acceptance speeches during this year’s Golden Globes. It didn’t work.
  • We react to the winners of the major Golden Globes categories, and spend some time pondering the awards season in general.
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A spoiler-free review.
  • Andrew asks us to hold his feet to the fire when setting a particular 2020 goal.
  • Our new year recommendations will make you feel good and get off to 2020 on the right foot! Write the narrative of your decade for yourself (Laura), ‘Anne With An E’ on Netflix (Pam), and Amazon’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ season 3 (Andrew).
  • This episode is sponsored by Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com/MILL for your new favorite pair of shoes), ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order of the perfect bra), and UnTuckIt (https://www.untuckit.com and use promo code MILL for 20% off your first order. Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Andrew spills some tea about a certain fan site we have past connections to, and it is DE-licious.
  • Pam’s got some scandalous drama that can only be shared on Patreon, prompting a discussion about not fucking with crazy.
  • Laura shares a personal story about an idiot ex.

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Episode #5×47: Best Mistakes and Shows of the Decade, Word of the Year, Pop Culture Preview

It’s the #Millennial Season 5 FINALE holiday special! Grab a drink and get cozy with us.

  • A couple of important reminders: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadline has been extended to December 18th. Go get that healthcare! Also, the House will be voting on articles of impeachment that same day, so stay tuned for some BREAKING NEWS over at Patreon!
  • Merriam Webster and Dictionary.com share their words of the year, which have us feeling a mix of inclusivity but also existential dread (isn’t that the millennial experience?). Plus, listeners chime in with their own Words of the Year and introduce us to some new ones.
  • This year’s Secret Santa gift exchange is a big one! The hosts are joined by Jule, Marc, and Pat to mix things up, and boy do things get mixed up during this guessing game!
  • Some of us have really bad poker faces during Secret Santa, but that could also just be the wine talking.
  • In our “Best TV Show” and “Best Fuck Up” of the decade categories, we recognize a number of winners and honorable mentions. Does Game of Thrones count as a show and a fuck up?
  • Somewhere in the course of the conversation, the hosts identify a gap in the dildo market.
  • Pam gives us her much-awaited best albums of the decade list, and it is really all you need this holiday season.
  • What pop-culture happenings are we excited for in 2020? We’ve got some you might expect, and others you might not!
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BioClarity (enter promo code MIL for 15% off EVERYTHING on their website) and LoveBook (for 20% off a personalized book for a loved one). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • The panel tries to be adults and set SMART goals for their New Years resolutions.
  • What resolutions have we made and failed at in the past? Why did we fail?
  • Most of the panel discovers they want to practice Spanish together, and Patrons want to join in! As a result, we created the Milenio-Español room in our Discord channel for anyone who’d like to join us on our language learning journey!
  • The panel vows to hold each other accountable for our goals in the new year. We hope you’ll help keep us accountable too, dear listeners!

Download now (1:10:52, 51 MB)

Episode #5×46: A Date Gone Wrong, Copy Cat Podcast, Best Moments and Music of the 2010’s

The latest #Millennial is hot off the editor and ready to relax your ears after Thanksgiving with your family!

  • Pam went on a date over Thanksgiving break… and almost choked on her drink at one of her date’s comments about dealbreakers.
  • # vs $: Another podcast aimed towards millennials has a logo that looks a little too similar for comfort. We hope you enjoy our new and improved album art.
  • Democrats are set to drop articles of impeachment, and we’re on the case! Keep an eye out for our next BREAKING NEWS benefit over at Patreon.
  • It’s the end of the decade as we know it, and we feel… alright.
  • What were some of the best internet moments and controversies of the 2010s? There’s lots to cover, from Barack Obama’s inauguration to the Ashley Madison leaks, and everything in-between!
  • How about the best scientific breakthroughs? Props to space, but there’ve been some accomplishments on mother Earth too!
  • We announce our choice for best new artist of the decade and share the results from our Spotify Wrapped decade in reviews.
  • This week’s recommendations are cheery af: The Santa Clause (Andrew), A Christmas Carol (1999) and Krampus (Laura), and Home Alone 1 & 2 (Pam). Plus, Andrew throws in a cozy recommendation called The Comfy
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com/mill to get your new favorite flats), LoveBook (https://www.lovebookonline.com/mill for a 20% discount on a LoveBook), and Joybird (https://www.joybird.com/MILLENNIAL25 and enter code MILLENNIAL25 for 25% off your first order).  Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Pam dives deeper and tells us about her dating dealbreakers.
  • Laura shares her history of dating a Bernie Bro, and what she learned from the experience.
  • Andrew spins us a tale of drinks, downtown L.A., and firearms.
  • We finally learn about Andrew’s secret life as a professional podcaster OUTSIDE of #Millennial. *gasp*

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Episode #5×45: The Apps That’ve Changed Our Lives, A Secret Podcast, Recognizing Yourself

  • What are we thankful for this year? Marie Yovanovich and Fiona Hill.
  • SCOTUS declines to review the famous case of Adnan Syed, which is credited with legitimizing podcasting as a medium.
  • Laura “let it go” before it began and never saw Frozen. Oops.
  • As we wrap 2019, we’ll be going over some “Best Ofs” the last decade. This week: best tech advancement in the categories of apps and hardware.
  • A couple of confessional writers are wondering – is it ok to brag on social media sometimes? Can I have a fulfilling romantic relationship without sex?
  • In the news, Coldplay is giving the cold shoulder to climate change by putting a stop to touring until they can find an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to do so.
  • Will you be sharing your views on President Trump at the dinner table this Thanksgiving? A new survey from our friends at Pew reveals similarities in approach regardless of political affiliation.
  • This week’s Surprise Bitch! victim Caleb is one of the lucky ones whose family doesn’t fight over politics during the holidays.
  • Here’s some warm ‘n toasty recommendations to settle into this holiday season: Wemo smart plugs (Andrew), Done Disappeared (Laura), and Trader Joe’s pizza dough (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter promo code MIL for 15% off everything on their site), Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to get Honey for FREE), and VistaPrint (https://www.vistaprint.com and enter promo code Mill50 to get up to 50% off holiday cards and photo calendars). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Laura has some complaining to do about a series of frustrating experiences she had trying to get her shit together.
  • Andrew reveals where he and Pat are thinking of moving next (hint: it’s not Nashville).
  • The first injectable male birth control is pending approval in India following wild success in its clinical trials. Do you hear that sound? It’s women around the world heaving a sigh at men refusing to get an injection in their nether-regions.

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Episode #5×44: End of the Decade Bragging, Trump’s Weird Hospital Visit, Taylor Swift Drama

  • That chill in the air isn’t just the latest impeachment proceedings – it’s getting cold af out here!
  • We welcome BAE supporter Ryan to the show! He shares his love of Mayor Pete and has a uniquely millennial life story to share.
  • The end of the decade is upon us, and people are already taking to social media to boast about their accomplishments. Is this healthy?
  • Speaking of the end of the year, let us know how we’re doing and help us improve the show by taking our 2020 survey!
  • Alan Rickman, back from the dead? No thank you!
  • Chick-fil-Gay? Not quite, but does their move to halt donations to anti-LGBT groups represent progress?
  • Scooter Braun and Big Machine could write a book on how to ruin someone’s perfect day: the latest in Taylor Swift’s breakup with her original label.
  • Can Laura cram the top stories from the nation’s capital into the Washington Minute?
  • It’s totally normal to make an unscheduled visit to an emergency hospital for the first part of your annual physical, right? Nothing to see here!
  • A confessional writer shares concerns about their sexless marriage. This prompts the question, is sex everything in a marriage?
  • Ryan takes us through the highs and lows of moving for a job, moving home, and purchasing a condo. The panel weighs in – are our 30s better than our 20s?
  • Our recommendations this week run the gamut: the new Popeye’s chicken sandwich (Andrew), ??? (Ryan), following Jaime Harrison and Amy McGrath, who are working to unseat Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell (Laura), and streaming “The Man” by Taylor Swift (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by FabFitFun (https://www.fabfitfun.com and enter promo code MILL for $10 off your first box! #Millennial is a #fabfitfunpartner!), Candid Co (https://www.CandidCO.com/MILL and use code MILL for $75 off), and VistaPrint (https://www.vistaprint.com and enter promo code Mill50 for 50% off all holiday cards and photo calendars). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Laura shares a roller coaster of a story that has been a couple of months in the making.
  • How often do we turn to Google instead of seeing our doctor? Have we experienced increased stress as a result of being told by WebMD that we’re probably dying?
  • How do you begin the process of finding a primary care provider?
  • Millennials are more likely to see bias and harassment in the workplace. The panel shares their stories.

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Episode #5×43: Disney+ Released, Coming Clean to Husband, Consequences of Health Habits,

  • Happy Disney+ launch day! We’re so overwhelmed.
  • Instagram to start removing like counts in the US this week. Now that we can’t #liveforthelike, what does life mean anymore?
  • Please take our 2020 listener survey! This will help us improve all of our show offerings in 2020.
  • We kind of shit talked fast-forwarding through entertainment media, and got some swift corrections from our listeners. Oops!
  • Millennials in the Media: the economic consequences of millennials’ health habits.
  • We talk about the upcoming Vietnam War flick, “Finding Jack” starring… James Dean?
  • After last week’s Hidden from the Headlines, a listener from Hong Kong provides context and a correction.
  • Pam and Laura called it a few weeks ago, and the news confirms: 89% of graduates would spend a week in jail to get their student loan debt cancelled. Not the cancel culture we deserve, but the cancel culture we NEED.
  • Is virginity all it’s cracked up to be? One confessional writer seeks advice on telling her husband that he’s the one who showed her a whole new world. It inspires us to pitch a new Patreon benefit, leading to hilarious results.
  • Would you rather… be able to detect any lie you hear, or get away with any lie you tell?
  • This week’s recommendations: HBO’s “His Dark Materials” (Pam), Google Maps’ “Remind me when to leave” feature (Andrew), and Dunkin’s Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich (Laura).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com/mill to get your new favorite pair of flats), Joybird (https://www.joybird.com/MILLENNIAL25 for 25% off your first order), and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Time to talk shit. Brew that tea strong, friends.
  • Andrew keeps his vacation destinations secret so he doesn’t have to see people.
  • Shares of US adults that have cohabitated are now higher than those who have been married. How do our more traditional relatives view cohabitation?
  • Don’t be all nuanced and reasonable irl and then double down on stupid views on Facebook. Just stop.
  • Stop ruining Pam’s movie-going experience, Janice!

Download now (1:13:00, 43.8 MB)

Episode #5×42: One Year ‘Til 2020, Millennial Sleeping Habits, Speeding Up Netflix

  • We’re a year out from the 2020 election, and we’re already exhausted. #sendhelp
  • The panel makes predictions about the Democratic ticket tin 2020 – do we really think Biden will hold this lead?
  • We have mixed, but mostly positive feelings about Apple TV+ and Disney+ offerings as we prepare for the domination of streaming services.
  • Andrew debuts a new “Millennials in the Media” segment, in which we compare our experiences to what the latest reporting is saying about us. Apparently we sleep all night (lol), we work all day, and we don’t ‘think,’ whatever that means.
  • Laura brings back the Washington Minute and goes over a tad. Not as bad as a Senate Filibuster though!
  • Netflix is testing a feature that would allow viewers to speed up to slow down what they’re watching. Stay tuned for Judd Apatow’s upcoming film about nerds ruling the earth and taking down the corporate Netflix devil.
  • Hidden from the Headlines returns, this time looking east at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. We talk about how the aftershocks of colonialism still plague us today.
  • Our BAE choice questions ask us to examine the SCOTUS ruling on Citizens United v FEC, our best holidays, and when it’s appropriate to put up that Christmas tree.
  • This week’s Confessional writer resonated with 5×39’s confession about discovering the existence of a secret half-sister. When to tell, when not to tell?
  • Would you rather… lose the ability to speak, or the ability to read?
  • Our recommendations this episode are taco holders (Andrew), Netflix’s “Explained” series (Laura), and “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!” (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by UnTuckit (https://www.untuckit.com and use code MILL for 20% off at checkout), Vistaprint (https://www.vistaprint.com and use code Mill50 for 50% off all holiday cards and photo calendars), and Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to join Honey for FREE!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Delta opted for censored versions of films featuring gay lovemaking scenes. After backlash, they resumed use of the full versions of Booksmart and Rocketman, but why do they feel the need to censor in the first place?
  • Do we ever get paranoid about someone screen spying on planes?
  • The panel digs into their various neuroses about how and where they must sit on a plane.

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Episode #5×41: Spooky Story Palooza, Uber Tipping, Katie Hill

  • We get through the news quickly this week, and move onto #Millennial’s Scary Stories PaloOoOoOoOoza to celebrate all things Halloween.
  • Pam is ok, but has had to evacuate due to the fires in Northern California. Don’t send thoughts and prayers – support recovery for our West Coast friends!
  • Marc and Pat join us to get spoopy!
  • The hosts share their own haunting tales: a black hooded figure, babysitting ghost, and Savannah sleep paralysis.
  • Our listeners are also haunted: Plymouth house, haunted lab, Shawshank prison, haunted melodies, and more.
  • Do you believe in ghosts? The panel is split, but these stories definitely moved the needle.
  • WTF News gives us a different kind of creeps: death at a gender reveal party, tipping practices in ride-sharing services, Florida man tries to BBQ child molesters, Brexit is… still not happening, Representative Katie Hill slut-shamed into resigning.
  • Would you rather… be haunted by a ghost for the rest of your life, or haunt someone for the rest of their life?
  • Settle into fall with our recommendations: iOS Announce Call feature (Andrew), “Haunted Places” Urban Legends series (Laura), making your own soups this fall (Pat), and Mr. Hopp’s Playhouse (Marc).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter code MIL for 15% off at checkout), LoveBook Online (https://www.LoveBookOnline.com/millennial for 20% off), and UnTuckIt (https://www.untuckit.com and use code MILL for 20% off at checkout). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Wait… where is After Dark?
  • We had a bit of a… malfunction with the original broadcast. Laura and Andrew will be recording a replacement After Dark later this week.

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Episode #5×40: Pierre Delecto, A Therapist’s Secrets, Our Own Confessions

  • This week, we welcome BAE supporter and licensed therapist Morgan to the show! We hope she can fix us. (This episode does not serve as a therapy replacement, and we highly encourage seeking out a therapist if you need help!)
  • We all wish we were as hip and cool as Pierre Delecto, Mitt Romney’s alter-ego.
  • Morgan fills us in on her experience pursuing a career in therapy, and answers all of our burning questions about how to have a successful therapy experience.
  • Morgan also leads us through a mindfulness exercise LIVE on air. Sit back, take a deep breath, and watch those leaves float downstream. Check out her business page here!
  • A new study from Pew Research shows that the portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is growing. We review our religious backgrounds and talk about how our views have evolved over the years.
  • The results of Canada’s federal election were rolling in as we recorded, but we did take a brief pause to talk about the early results and give some love to our northern neighbors.
  • Laura debuts “The Washington Minute,” in which she attempts to cram a week’s worth of updates from the nation’s capitol into 60 seconds. Godspeed.
  • We receive an update from one of last week’s Confessional writers, and come clean with our own confessions.
  • Would you rather… know WHEN you’re going to die, or HOW you’re going to die?
  • This week’s recommendations are giving love to all the media outlets: HBO’s Succession (Andrew), Netflix’s “Marianne” (Laura), Hulu’s “Looking for Alaska” (Pam), and Esther the Wonder Pig (Morgan).
  • We’re sponsored this week by Candid Co (use code MILL for $75 off), FabFitFun (enter code MILL for $10 off your first box), and ZipRecruiter (try ZipRecruiter for FREE!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • A new study conducted by GfK Consumer Life reveals that Gen Z-ers are less likely to “always want to be reachable” compared to Millennials. 
  • How reachable do we want to be? The panel discusses the struggles of always being “on.”
  • What impact has technology had on Gen Z, since they’ve never not known it? Will there be an anti-technology shift with this age group?
  • A fun new Twitter challenge emerges from the discussion.

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