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.
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.
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?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Our favorite Democrats list is being whittled down based on who is least annoying in these debates.
The new iPhones are here and Andrew and Laura have been suckered in, but one of us should’ve paid closer attention to the keynote.
A new poll reveals that moviegoers want to see fewer trailers at the theater, but AMC isn’t getting the message.
If you’re late to a movie, but the movie doesn’t start until 30 minutes past its listed start time, did the movie actually begin on time?
#PrayersforFelicity: Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days of jail-time, in which she’ll be subject to heinous conditions like forced bed making and TV watching limits.
JP Morgan is sending signals by introducing their “Volfefe Index,” which monitors how the markets react to President Trump’s Twitter activity.
In the Mailbag, Alex makes a cookbook recommendation and we get an update from the confessor who was digitally cheating on their significant other.
This week’s Surprise Bitch! victim is Will, who lives in Canada. We talk Justin Trudeau and his no good, very bad election season.
Some of this week’s recommendations are lamer than others: Make a Size Paper Towels (Andrew), Conniption Gin (Laura), and Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu series) (Pam).
Cyberbullying continues driving celebs off social media. The latest victim, Grace Saif, deactivated her social accounts following abuse from 13 Reasons Why fans who didn’t like her character’s introduction in the show’s third season.
We discuss 13 Reasons Why, and some of us have “reasons why” we don’t watch.
We’ve experienced varying degrees of cyberbullying over the years as podcasters, and share some of those experiences.
Andrew shares why he wants to quit the internet three times a week.
We welcome BAE supporter, environmental engineer, and Texan Jonathan to the show to school us on the environment and Texas stereotypes.
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Warner Bros. learned an important lesson about tone-deafness when they offered Adele Lim (a Malaysian woman with nearly two decades of writing experience) hundreds of thousands less to pen the sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians 2” than her (white male) co-writer.
Andrew tries to get Laura to drop her #stonerlife habits after the US began encouraging people to give the vapes a rest amidst emerging evidence they may be contributing to lung disease. Laura points out that anyone who thinks there’s a health way to inhale drugs is an idiot.
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We learn about more risqué town names and an interesting bit of underreported history in this week’s Mailbag.
Our recommendations range from practical to entertainment this week: eBag “Professional Slim Laptop Bag” (Andrew), checking with your car insurance for courses you can take for additional discounts (Laura), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Pam), and @garyjanetti on Instagram (Jonathan).
Do you ever feel like Andrew is just too perfect? Well this week, we finally get to hear about one of his fuck-ups. Laura finds this particularly delicious.
We veer off course and turn this into a minisode of MuggleCast by talking Cursed Child, fake Potter news, and fandom culture surrounding criticism of the beloved series.
- What were the song and movie of the summer? (Please no one say Old Town Road.)
- As the Southeastern U.S. braces for hurricane Dorian, please be safe and evacuate if necessary. Contrary to popular belief, thoughts and prayers don’t stand up to hurricane-force winds.
- The Democratic field has been cut in half, but we’re still tired of watching 10 people on a stage trying to stand out from each other. Who are your fab five Dems?
- It looks like Facebook may be trying to spare our mental health by removing like counts, and by that we mean looking for philanthropic excuses to make more money.
- If you lose shit all the time like we do, the forthcoming Tile competitor from Apple may be for you. We cover the inanimate and living(?!) precious items we’d tile.
- Joaquin Phoenix’s upcoming “Joker” is getting rave reviews from the film festival crowd, so it seems like DC may finally be back on track.
- Laura reviews her experience at Dragon Con over the holiday weekend and tries to convince Andrew and Pam to come with next year.
- Google that Shit makes a triumphant return and we see just how candid we all are with everyone’s favorite search engine.
- This week’s recommendations should surprise no one: Apple Card (Andrew), Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation (Laura), and the Great British Bake Off (Pam).
- This week’s episode of #Millennial is sponsored by BioClarity (enter code MIL for 40% off a skincare routine and 15% off everything else) and FabFitFun (enter coupon code MILL for $10 off your first box – #Millennial is a #fabfitfunpartner!) Show your love of the show by supporting our sponsors.
- What is the most embarrassing thought that occurs to us when we’re trying to fall asleep?
- Disturbing declassified stories from history: what would have happened if the moon landing failed, governmental conspiracies to target American institutions, and CIA teams up with the makers of GI Joe to launch a propaganda campaign.
- Andrew makes a bid for a disturbing piece of American foreign policy history on eBay.
- “I took out all of these student loans thinking I’d land a career in my field to pay them back. Welcome to #Millennial!”
- Pam had to wait for it, but she didn’t throw away her shot to finally see Hamilton!
- In a new segment, we talk about the issues the Trump administration hopes we’re too tired to talk about. But we do still have to wonder about dropping nukes into hurricanes.
- The Mailbag features some feedback about topics that struck a nerve: student loans, road rage, and… chicken sandwiches?
- If Tom Holland slings webs at Sony exclusively, does it even count? The ongoing drama between two movie studios that gotta fight for their right to Spiiiiiidey.
- In a shift from Netflix norms, Disney+ has announced they’ll be releasing episodes on a weekly basis instead of dropping everything at once. (Andrew has a lot of feelings here.)
- “Didn’t High School Musical come a little late for our age group?” “Heh heh yeah! Sure! Of course! 👀
- The Amazon rainforest has been burning for three weeks, and we dive into why this is a global problem requiring a global response.
- On top of a bonus recommendation request for top TV shows, this week’s show recommendations are simply delightful: The Rocketman soundtrack (Andrew), Aaron Burr Tea from Adagio Teas (Laura), and SpotHero for parking smarter (Pam).
- This week’s episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (get 15% off your first purchase of the best bra out there) and FabFitFun (enter coupon code MILL for $10 off your first box of full-size luxury beauty, health, fitness, and lifestyle products. #Millennial is a #fabfitfunpartner!) Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
- Part 2 of AskMillennial: Laura finds the most random questions on the internet edition.
- We all share our “fuck this, I’m out” moments, raising questions about how anti-social we can all be.
- Laura and Pam go off on a tangent about their girlhood diaries and the most embarrassing revelations to come out of them.
- What things regularly happen today that would horrify someone from 100 years ago (apart from the obvious answers of “interracial relationships” and “women and PoC voting”)?
- Wilting in the August heat? Proceed to your nearest air conditioned space and chill with a new episode of #Millennial!
- The show kicks off with a round of Laura’s rage of the week, beverage inventions, and space dildos.
- In the Mailbag, Nicky sets us straight on our reborn dolls discussion last week, and Amy helps Andrew reduce his dependence on technology.
- Spotify is reportedly planning to test price spikes on their Premium subscriptions in select countries. How much would you pay for your Spotify membership?
- Would brand loyalty keep subscribers on Spotify’s side? Will a price hike benefit artists?
- The Number is back this week, with a Student Loan edition. What does the latest data say about the United States’ 37 million borrowers?
- Laura and Pam share real-world examples of how student debt can literally mess with your head, and Andrew is relieved to have pursued a budget-friendly education.
- Surprise Bitch! caller Catie tells us about her current house hunting experience and we invite ourselves over to look at Redfin with her.
- In some WTF News: man proposes using a cow teat, the ultimate Pokemon Go match is interrupted by an officer, TSA bullies, and a man dies after participating in a taco eating contest.
- Recommendations range from classy to weird this week: Stich Fix (Andrew), Turbo Snake (Laura), and ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller (Pam).
- This week’s episode is sponsored by Joybird (for 25% off your first order), Rothy’s (for your new favorite pair of flats), and ZipRecruiter (try ZipRecruiter for FREE!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
- AskMillennial: where we find the most bizarre questions on the internet and use them to learn more about each other.
- What have we always wondered about the opposite sex? What name would we specifically avoid giving to our children?
- Pam shares a near-death experience story, while Laura gets weird and answers a certain question with another question.