#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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About the Team

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 MuggleCast, Laura enjoys all things linguistics and hosts the current affairs podcast #Millennial alongside Andrew. She loves her hometown of Atlanta, where she lives 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.

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!

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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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Episode #5×39: Pam Goes Dark, Instagram Removes Stalking Feed, Confessional Palooza

  • Pam has a bone to pick with PG&E over its planned blackouts that left hundreds of thousands without power for days.
  • Instagram’s removed the Following tab, and now the #Millennial hosts can like dilfs_of_disneyland pics in peace.
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – did we really need this? Mixed reviews from the panel.
  • In light of the ongoing impeachment inquiry, we thought it would be a good opportunity to come clean. Step into the Confessional with us, children.
  • What would you do if your partner offered to pay off your student loan debt?
  • Does losing your temper with your children make you a bad parent? (No.)
  • Should you lock your pets out when it’s time to get busy? Listeners are split.
  • When you’re in a happily polyamorous relationship, how do you deal with judgments from others?
  • Why does one listener lie about his Gold Star Gay status?
  • One Confessional touches on an almost-hookup with an 18-year-old, which prompts a debate about what denotes an age-appropriate relationship.
  • In the age of DNA tests, should there be the ability to opt out of being shown who you’re related to?
  • This week’s feel-good recommendations: Pete Souza (Andrew), CBD Oil (Laura), and ‘Wayward Son’ by Rainbow Rowell.
  • We’re sponsored this week by Joybird (for 25% off your first furniture order by using the code MILLENNIAL25), ThirdLove (for 15% off your new favorite bra), and Rothy’s (to get the sustainable shoes you’ve been waiting for). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Dealing with flaky friends is a drag, but could there be more going on than meets the eye?
  • We share experiences of being flaked on, and cases in which WE have flaked.
  • How do you confront that friend who always ghosts you?
  • When social anxiety is a factor, what is the best way to coax friends out of their shells?

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Episode #5×38: Forgetting Memories, Disney’s Past, Social Media Privacy

None of us got shot at our viewings of “Joker” this weekend, so your regular #Millennial experience and the latest impeachment updates can resume uninterrupted!

  • We’re so glad to see the public has evolved from thinking Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia was a death sentence, to responding to Bernie Sanders’ heart attack by saying “get well soon, champ!” #progress
Laura provides the latest on impeachment: people are mostly ignoring subpoenas, because that’s normal, right?
  • There is now a second whistleblower, and Demented Donald is showing all signs of feeling the impeachment net tightening.
  • Disney+ is launching next month with a couple of notable exclusions: “Song of the South,” in addition to the “Dumbo” Jim Crow scene will not be viewable on the platform. How should Disney walk the line between acknowledging its racist history and demonstrating that these depictions are no longer reflective of who they are?
  • The Justice Department wants a backdoor into your Facebook and WhatsApp messages, and we have FEELINGS.
  • The chat leads us into our Filtered Messages inbox on Facebook, where we find that people have sent us some… interesting… communications.
  • Would you rather forget all your past memories and only be able to generate new ones, or hold onto your past memories and be unable to create new ones?
  • This week’s Surprise Bitch! victim is Morgan, who Andrew will be texting for therapy from here on out.
  • This week’s recommendations are pretty wholesome: the Hermann Whole Brain model (Laura), Trader Joe’s for all things pumpkin spice (Pam), and Pete Buttigieg’s book, “Shortest Way Home” (Andrew).
  • This episode of #Millennial is sponsored by Honey (get Honey for FREE), Away (use promo code MILL for $20 off a suitcase), and VistaPrint (use code MILL for free shipping!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Andrew has a personal update with a happy ending that can only live behind our paywall.
  • The BBC has determined that “Cather in the Rye” is no longer hip and in touch with the current adolescent population. This prompts us to look back on what literature and media we may have loved as young people that hasn’t aged well.
  • Should we as a culture be willing to abandon a story due to its being outdated?
  • Andrew has some strong thoughts about the future of casting in the Wizarding World.

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Episode #5×37: Where To Get Laid, Spider-Man Returns, Latest Impeachment Developments

  • For our first post impeachment inquiry announcement episode, you can expect an even balance of politics, entertainment, and juicy confessionals. (Hallelujah!)
  • Andrew visited the home of the US’s 16th President, and if you just Googled who that was… don’t be ashamed (but maybe just a little).
  • In the Mailbag, we’ve got a self-described “lonely pansexual looking to get laid” and an update from our struggling podcast host.
  • Spiderman is “back” in the MCU after the studio tug-of-war over him was “resolved.”
  • We cover the latest on the impeachment inquiry, but if you want to hear our initial reactions, click here to listen to our special BREAKING NEWS: Impeachment Edition segment.
  • It’s a good thing Marc is here this week: the soon-to-be-released “Joker” is facing some harsh scrutiny over its potential impact on copy-cat criminals.
  • This again raises the question of if pop culture and art are responsible for real-life violence?We’ve got varied opinions on this argument as it relates to “Joker.”
  • Our recommendations are a mixed bag of practicality and entertainment: Color Catchers (Andrew), USPS Informed Delivery (Laura), Netflix’s “The Good Place” (Pam), and Mario Kart for iOS (Marc).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter code MIL for 40% off a skincare routine and 15% off everything else), UnTuckIt (https://www.untuckit.com and enter promo code MILL at checkout for 20% off your first order), and FabFitFun (https://www.fabfitfun.com and enter code MILL for $10 off your first box. #Millennial is a #fabfitfun partner!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • We look at current data about millennials and discuss how we compare (or don’t). Are we better off now than our parents were at our age?
  • How are millennials projected to impact the U.S. electorate in 2020? Are we ready to make up for our part in the 2016 election?
  • We look at how women making strides in the workforce has increased the average household income.
  • We rate the top 5 historical events that have happened in our lifetimes and compare them to the average responses.

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Episode #5×36: Shane Gillis, Trump’s Ukraine Call, Living in a Car Update

  • The Emmys may have seen a ratings dive, but #Millennial has the “most. viewers. period.”
  • We’re all feeling our inner Greta Thunberg after her stunning statements at the UN Climate Summit: Watch here.
  • Laura and Andrew get into some first world problems and sound like real assholes.
  • “Comedian” Shane Gillis was fired from SNL before making his first appearance on the show because his “red state appeal” turned out to just be racism.
  • This has renewed claims of cancel culture and comedy censorship in some circles, but we explain why throwing around bigoted language for shock value doesn’t qualify as comedy.
  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: looks like President Donnie is at it again colluding with foreign governments to get dirt on his election opponents.
  • Are you there, Democrats? It’s me, The Constitution you swore to uphold.
  • The Confessional is back, and in it we tackle giving feedback to your podcast co-hosts, Andrew’s doppelgänger, and where to go to buy your first sex toy.
  • Our AP Choice submissions dig deep and we share our deepest regrets, current happiness, and talk about the Storm Area 51 result.
  • We make a call to listener Kris, who moved into her car last year to save money. She updates us on her journey, the pros and cons, and how this move has increased her self-sufficiency.
  • Classy recommendations across the board this week: The Politician (Andrew), Sugared Cinnamon and Salted Caramel Pumpkin scents from Pier 1 Imports (Laura), and “The Golden Compass” audiobook (Pam).
  • This episode of #Millennial is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/millennial to try ZipRecruiter for FREE) and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your new favorite bra). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Euthanasia rates are down in shelters across the country, and we discuss changing attitudes towards spaying and neutering pets.
  • Where did all of our fur babies come from? We’re team #adoptdontshop
  • Pam and Laura bond over the unique personalities of terriers, while Andrew basks in the glory of having a quiet dog.

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