Welcome to #Millennial Podcast!

#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

Andrew Sims (Host, Producer, Editor) began podcasting when he founded MuggleCast in 2005. Andrew offers Patreon and Podcast consulting, as well as podcast editing out of his home in Nevada. Outside of work Andrew obsesses over Bruce 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 is a freelance content marketer 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 #7×23: Batman and the Fear of the Unknown, Anthony Mackie Calls Out Gay Head Canons, Juneteenth Education

 

  • Let Batman live! DC thinks letting the grown man who dresses like a bat display a very normal sex life is a bridge too far.
  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is angling to prevent Joe Biden and other pro-choice politicians from being able to take communion.
  • We’re noticing some weird things are hyper-inflated in the market right now: lumber, chicken wings, cars, and more.
  • Nielsen has rolled out some new data regarding the average American’s streaming habits. Do we fit the trend?
  • Anthony Mackie is in hot water after a not-so-eloquent response to a question about some fans wanting to see his MCU character in a romantic relationship with Bucky Barnes.
  • Juneteenth is now a federal holiday in the United States! We share when we first learned about Juneteenth and discuss its reception on the political stage.
  • Surprise Bitch! is back, and this week, we call Koen. Thank you for the lovely chat, Koen!
  • You know we wouldn’t leave you without recommendations: LEGO Masters (Andrew), check all your sources when booking a cargo van or moving truck (Laura), and Hulu’s ‘The Orange Years’ (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and use code MILL for 15% off your purchase), Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL), and Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code MILL for $100 off your first month). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Andrew gives us an update on his Mother’s Day fiasco.
  • Laura gets her Carmax offer… should she sell?
  • Pam asks us to think about our own professional flubs in light of a flub that HBO Max blamed on an intern.

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Episode #7×22: Rising Uber/Lyft etc Rates, Ellie Kemper and Jumping to Conclusions, SCOTUS and Roe v Wade

  • Warning: The age of the Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy is over.
  • Will we continue using Uber, Airbnb, and other convenience apps now that rates are going up?
  • In some good news, the G7 nations have pledged to donate over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for the rest of the world.
  • Ellie Kemper of “The Office” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” fame is the latest celebrity to get dragged on Twitter based on incomplete information.
  • Starbucks is bringing back its reusable cup programs! Are we getting back into leading a less wasteful life?
  • SCOTUS has agreed to review a restrictive Mississippi abortion law, which could diminish or outright overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • Florida will no longer allow schools to teach Critical Race Theory… but were they ever teaching it in the first place?
  • Nevada is planning to jump the line and become the first state in the U.S. to hold its Presidential primaries. Iowa and New Hampshire have been SNUBBED!
  • Need some new entertainment? This week’s recommendations have got you: Pocket Casts (Andrew), ‘Are You Scared?‘ (Laura), and Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/mill12 and use code mill12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!), Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter code MILL for a 4-week trial, a digital scale, and FREE postage), and Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL for free shipping, returns, and exchanges). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • How knowledgable are we on the topic of cybersecurity? Let’s take this quiz from Pew Research to find out!
  • In a mini edition of THE NUMBER we learn which cybersecurity topics are the most commonly grasped, and the most elusive.
  • Have we ever been the victims of a cyber attack?

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Episode #7×21: Pride Pandering, Spotify Blends Friends, Listener E-mails

  • HAPPY PRIDE FROM #MILLENNIAL!!!
  • The brands are at it again – how do we know when a brand is sincere in their allyship?
  • Former government employee Donald Trump has given up on his blog after realizing no one reads blogs anymore.
  • Andrew needs a laugh, but Laura is doomsday prepping because she doesn’t believe we’ve seen the end of Trumpism.
  • How are we tipping now compared to pre-pandemic?
  • We review Spotify’s “Only You” roundup feature, and blend playlists with each other on air.
  • It’s a mailbag episode, where we spend some time with the emails we haven’t been able to feature on air yet!
  • What’s the sweet spot between paying for quality news reporting and making said reporting as accessible as possible?
  • A simple request: Tremain wants us to talk about the future of cremation, so we have fun with some morbidity.
  • One listener is stuck between staying at a stable job they like, or accepting a contract position for a lot more money. What would we do?
  • Someone just wants to see Andrew and Laura move: do we like dancing, and how “white” are our dancing skills?
  • This week’s recommendations are cool for the summer: Spotify’s numerous Pride playlists and Orville Peck (Andrew), Mezcal (Laura), and Supergoop defense refresh setting mist (Pam).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL for free shipping, returns, and exchanges), Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL), and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/millennial). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Laura has a condo update, and it’s a good one for once!
  • Pam wants to know… What are some untold office rules? What’s our funniest experience with a drunk person? What’s our favorite cooking hack?
  • How do we overcome recycling fatigue, given how hard it can be to do this very important thing?
  • What are Pam’s San Francisco recommendations?

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Episode #7×20: Laura’s NOLA Highlights, How Politically Diverse Is Your Neighborhood?, 2020 Olympics In Limbo

  • Post-pandemic to-go cocktails may be a new normal in a number of states!
  • While we don’t have answers or solutions, we address the latest news related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Listener of the show Natalie made amazing custom Funko pops for each of the #Millennial hosts! Check her out on Etsy and Instagram!
  • The White House is teaming up with dating apps to get vaccinated folks LAID!
  • Starbucks is considering leaving Facebook due to the amount of hate speech on the platform. Don’t worry ‘bucks, we think you’ll do just fine without Facebook!
  • President Biden signed the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act into law last week, and we dig into what the Act entails.
  • How politically diverse are our neighborhoods? We learn whether we live in political bubbles or not. Want to see your neighborhood’s political makeup? Click here!
  • The International Olympics Committee drew criticism over its decision to move forward with the Tokyo Olympic Games, despite Japan (and the world) still struggling against Covid-19.
  • PSA: We’ll be off next week for Memorial Day in the U.S., but we’ll be back in June!
  • We’ve got recommendations to keep you busy while we’re off next week! ‘Mare of Easttown’ and ‘Knockout City’ (Andrew), alcoholic ice pops (Laura), and Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour.’

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

  • It’s a Discord AMA y’all! Justin kicks us off with the big questions: Do we believe in free will? What is the meaning of life?
  • What guilty pleasures are we slightly ashamed to admit to?
  • How drunk was Laura when Andrew tried to call her during last week’s show?
  • Andrew shares a Potter fandom story too risqué for MuggleCast.
  • …and more!

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Episode #7×19: Becoming A Successful Author, The CDC’s Maybe-Too-Soon Mask Updates

  • This week we’re joined by Andrew and Pam’s friend Karen, who has successfully become a full-time freelance editor and author through the wonders of the internet.
  • Does the “Karen” meme annoy a real life, extremely-kind Karen?
  • The CDC has announced that masks are no longer required in most indoor situations, setting off all kinds of reactions. Are the updated guidelines coming too soon, or are people simply uncomfortable with change?
  • Instead of an immediate switch, why didn’t the CDC set a date in the near future instead? Andrew has one theory.
  • Disney waves goodbye to the traditional 90-day theatrical window, but will continue to embrace extra fees for most of 2021.
  • Have we hit our streaming subscription limit?
  • Pam has some big personal news, and shares how Andrew was on edge about it in the last week.
  • How does one make it big on gig economy sites like Fiverr and Upwork? Karen shares her very successful experience and her tips on how to have similar luck.
  • We discuss the importance of knowing what your time and skills are worth, what happens when you Just Ask™️ for more money, and #Millennial listener Evan writes in to share the biggest challenges for authors and other online creators right now.
  • Check out Karen’s Casey Quinn Mystery Series as well as Evan’s two books, Deathless and Starless, at EvanSSullivan.com.
  • Recommendations: HBO Max’s new series Hacks (Andrew), the online organization tool Trello (Pam), and the apocalyptic novel Dustborn by Erin Bowman (Karen).
  • In After Dark this week, available on Patreon, we discuss shitty workplaces environments through recent headlines coming out of The Ellen Show and the productivity company Basecamp. The latter recently banned discussing all forms of political and societal issues amongst co-workers.
  • Andrew reveals an embarrassing story related to watching The Ellen Show as a child.
  • So, what daytime talk show is actually good right now? The panel agrees on one particular show.

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Episode #4×18: Can Trump Run Without Social Media?, Why Disney+ Is Moving New Shows to Wednesdays, America’s Views on National Identity

  • Can Andrew finish this week’s show preview before the music stops?
  • Laura recounts her first weekend of semi-normality post vaccination.
  • Are we notable enough to be listed in the notable alumni lists for our high schools?
  • Facebook’s oversight board has upheld its ban on former President Trump… for the next 6 months. Do we think he’ll ever be allowed back on Facebook?
  • Can Trump run and win in 2024 without a presence on the major social media platforms?
  • Pew Research Center (aka Laura’s bae) found that views regarding national identity have become more inclusive in the west since 2016. In this game of ‘The Number’ we try to guess just how much more inclusive this has become in the U.S.
  • The 2022 Golden Globe Awards will not air on NBC because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association came under fire for its lack of diversity and some questionable financial dealings.
  • Disney+ will be bucking its pandemic tradition and releasing new episodes of its upcoming series ‘Loki’ on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. Will we watch on Wednesday nights?
  • Twitter’s new Tip Jar feature allows you to pay Twitter creators. Do we see ourselves using this frequently?
  • This week’s recommendations will help you unwind: a whiskey, port wine, soda, and lime twist beverage for an alcoholic cherry coke vibe (Laura), Canned Oxygen (Andrew), Trader Joes Cold Brew Popsicles (Pam)
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and enter code MILL for 15% off your entire purchase), Public (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL to follow the hosts and get a free slice of stock when you join), and Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to get Honey for FREE!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors.

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

  • Andrew finds out he’s been snubbed, and also shares a cringe story.
  • Are we difficult people to get along with? Let’s take this test to find out!
  • In addition to our overall scores, which characteristic did we score highest on?
  • Why every group needs a decisive extrovert, and how Andrew will forever be the leader on group outings.

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Episode #7×17: Andrew Returns To Normalcy, Biden’s Dishonesty, The New All-Time Best Rated Movie

  • On today’s episode: Biden’s first 100 days, a new court case could change how we use apps, and the movie that suddenly became the highest-rated film of all time.
  • Andrew sat in a dark room with a giant glowing screen for the first time in over a year!
  • A vaccine confessional reminds us that some people need to consult with their doctors before getting the COVID vaccine, and that’s okay!
  • Pam nearly dies for her art this Mother’s Day.
  • The Number: how many misleading claims has Biden made in his first 100 days compared to Trump’s first 100 days?
  • Florida’s state legislature has passed new voting laws that mirror GOP efforts across the country to make it harder to vote. It’s time to contact your representatives!
  • Epic Games is taking Apple to court, arguing that Apple is running a monopoly in its App Store by forcing developers to use its App Store for payment processing and to distribute software.
  • Because everything is a copy of something else, major social media platforms have begun implementing their own Clubhouse-like features. We try Discord’s on today’s show, and Andrew’s BFF Jenn joins the show!
  • How ‘Citizen Kane’ lost its groove on Rotten Tomatoes thanks to an unearthed negative review from 80 years ago.
  • 5 arrests have been made in connection with Lady Gaga’s stolen dogs, and Laura’s theories are vindicated.
  • We’ve got some fresh summer recommendations this week: ‘New Pokemon Snap’ (Andrew), using fresh fruit in your frozen summer beverages (Laura), ‘Paddington’ and ‘Paddington 2’ (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week FREE trial, plus free postage and a digital scale), Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL for free shipping, returns, and exchanges on the best blue light glasses on the market), and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 20% off). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Listener Joe shares some feedback about how we shouldn’t be too quick to judge people for using mobile devices at concerts or other events.
  • The FDA has announced it will ban menthol cigarettes and other mass produced varieties of flavored cigars. How do we feel about the government banning certain goods and services?
  • Four Loko is a perfect example of a product that still exists, but had to change the formula that catapulted it to success.

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Episode #7×16: Surprising Recycling Facts, New Census Data Reveals U.S. Trends, 2021 Oscars Review

  • 2020’s US Census data has been published, and they specifically noted that Andrew of #Millennial is responsible for Illinois losing a House seat. How rude!
  • With confirmation that Captain America 4 is on the way, it’s a perfect time for our thoughts on the conclusion of ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.’
  • After a short pause, Johnson&Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for use in the U.S. again. However, the U.S. may now have more vaccines than people willing to get them.
  • Although the book industry did well during the pandemic, we may need to think more intentionally about supporting unknown authors.
  • The 2021 Oscars served as another example of awards shows resonating less and less with general audiences. Our favorite moment was Daniel Kaluuya’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’
  • This week’s BAE guest Hayden is here to share some facts about recycling in honor of Earth Day!
  • Today we learned that many plastics are not recyclable, and just how much of our recycling in the United States actually gets recycled.
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you entertained, and maybe even save you time and money! ‘Song Machine, Season One’ by The Gorillaz (Laura), ‘Shadow and Bone’ on Netflix (Pam), check for unclaimed funds your state may owe you (Andrew), and following @gocleanco on Instagram for all the cleaning tips and tricks!
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code MILL for $100 off your first month) and HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/mill12 and use code mill12 for 12 free meals, including shipping!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Friend of the show Sarah wants to know how we lived pre-social media. Insert lots of cringey memories about AIM away messages.
  • What are our most commonly used social apps these days? We learn that the panel has had some shifts in social media use since the last time we checked in.
  • Another friend of the show, Sara (no H!) wants to know what we think the future of mask wearing might be.

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Episode #7×15: Andrew and Laura Get Shot #2, Villain Origin Story Fatigue, Police Misconduct

  • Andrew and Laura are two for two on Moderna. Laura recommends taking advantage of Office Depot’s free copy and lamination of your COVID-19 vaccine card.
  • Dogecoin has been going insane, giving Andrew some serious FOMO.
  • Happy 4/20 to all who celebrate!
  • Facebook is adding a video speed dating feature, which forces us to examine the history of online dating.
  • Disney’s next live action movie will tell the story of Cinderella’s evil step sisters. Are we getting villain origin story fatigue yet?
  • Downton Abbey 2 has been announced, and will be hitting theaters this Christmas. Andrew is already prepping his crumpet recipe!
  • With the Derek Chauvin verdict coming any day now, more shootings of black men have made headlines. When will we collectively stop giving the benefit of the doubt to officers, but not to victims?
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene has egg on her face after her ‘America First’ caucus proposal flopped spectacularly with fellow Republicans.
  • Pam wants to know what the weirdest rule or law we’re aware of is. Don’t worry, we gotchu.
  • This week’s recommendations are a mixed bag: Book your summer plans NOW (Andrew), Check out Holly McCormack for Congress (Laura), and watch the best (in our opinion) live action Disney adaptation, ‘The Jungle Book’ (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Public (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL to follow us on Public and see what we’re investing in. You’ll even get a slice of stock when you join!) Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Pam has a rage of the week that needs to live within the safe confines of Patreon. Pop some popcorn for this one, folks!
  • Andrew’s “I told you so” moment with one of his favorite podcasters.
  • For this round of BAE choice questions, we talk changing careers, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and more!

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Episode #7×14: YouTube’s ‘Dislike’ Debate, Andrew Needs a New Internet Handle, Pro Tips For Sketchy Venmo Payments

  • According to the CDC, all the wiping down of surfaces we’ve been doing for the last year may not have had much of an impact on the pandemic. But when Laura reminds everyone that feces is everywhere, the panel is down to keep it up.
  • Pam’s got some small town poultry drama.
  • YouTube is testing hiding the ‘dislike’ count on videos, prompting the question, “what does a dislike actually tell us?”
  • Andrew doesn’t want to get murdered for talking smack while gaming, so he asks for help in deciding on a new internet handle.
  • We’re half-way through ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,’ and 2/3 of the panel is loving it, plus some spoiler-free talk.
  • Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99 last week, signaling the end of an era for the British Royal family. Also, people are using it as an excuse to blame Meghan Markle for yet another thing.
  • Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida is in hot water after some questionable venmo payments to young girls.
  • Keep an eye on this: multiple pieces of anti-trans legislation are on the table in 20 states. View a breakdown here.
  • We’re maybe a little… basic on recommendations this week? Try using ‘Amazon Day’ shipping to put less pressure on Amazon employees (Andrew), Aeropress (Pam), and Feisty Diet Coke (Laura).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by 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:

  • Andrew has an update on a previous gripe he shared about some irresponsibility.
  • According to Forbes India, millennials are shunning credit cards. We’re three millennials who have credit cards, so we’re here to share our experiences and best tips!
  • What have we found to be the most effective strategies for managing our credit? What mistakes have we made?

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