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 #6×06: 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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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.

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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!

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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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