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.

Chloé Laverson (Social Media Manager) is based in Washington, DC, and is originally from sunny San Diego, California. Chloé studied Communications with minors in French and Musical Theatre at the University of Utah. She is also the social media manager for Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, as well as the #Millennial team’s other podcast, MuggleCast. Outside of being a social media manager, Chloé remains active in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi as an alumna, where she currently serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee advocating for Jewish and LGBTQIA+ sorority women. When Chloé is not creating content, she enjoys dancing, skiing, writing poetry, fashion, and watching the Harry Potter movies in French.

Episode #8×01: Elmo v Rock is Goals, Interesting New Laws in 2022, In-Flight ‘Entertainment’: Holiday Edition

  • Welcome back! #Millennial begins its 8th season (Andrew still doesn’t like using the term “seasons” for a podcast, but too late now!)
  • What happened while we were gone? Elmo got into a fight with a rock, a new word game took over Twitter, and Betty White died EVEN THOUGH PAM TOLD US SHE’D LIVE TO SEE 2023. #SCANDAL
  • We break down the latest CDC guidance around a shortened quarantine period for those who test positive for covid.
  • In honor of the new year, we’ve got some resolutions to share… and we want to hear yours! To share your New Year’s Resolution with us, click here!
  • With a new year comes new rules: we discuss some of the new laws going into effect locally and nationally. Will Nevada eclipse Iowa and New Hampshire by leading off primary season? Will Pam get used to composting? Do kites present a danger to airplanes?
  • A chartered flight of influencers from Montreal turned into a party bus when flight crew lost control of the cabin due to the rave the passengers were having on board. A woman is caught admitting she has covid via text message as she sits on a passenger jet. Which one of us would tell on her?
  • This week’s recommendations will get your new year started off right: BBC World News (Andrew), sleep headphones (Laura), and starting a book club with a friend (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code mill for $100 off your first month), Surfshark VPN (https://www.surfshark.deals/MILL and use code MILL for 83% off plus 3 months FREE), and Scrib’d (https://www.try.scribd.com/MILL to get 2 months of Scrib’d for .99). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Listener Justin points out that the sleep headphones Laura recommended give people an interesting look, and Laura shares Marc’s new nickname for her.
  • We talk about some of our failed new year’s resolutions over time. What do we think made us unable to complete our goals?
  • We’ve all learned there are healthier ways to set goals apart from basing them on the start of a new calendar year.

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Episode #7×48: It’s Party Time For The Final Episode of 2021!

  • It’s our final episode of 2021, and we’ll be doing a year in review + making predictions for 2022! It’s a crazy fun episode that goes in a ton of different directions as we wrap up the year. But first…
  • Chloé, our new social media manager, is joining us for this year’s season finale and holiday gift exchange! She has a thing or two to teach us about not being chuegy.
  • Y’all heard it here first, Chloé is an amazing storyteller and shares her hilarious vaccination story.
  • We give our spoiler-free tractions to Spider-Man: No Way Home, and we are still so hype from this movie!!!!
  • Our 2021 gift exchange is chaos, as God intended.
  • A look back at 2021: somehow, we all kept chugging through an insurrection, continuing pandemic, being called an asshole by a complete stranger, the 90s coming back into fashion, billionaire penis rockets, and supply chain shortages. Whew!
  • What are we expecting in 2022? Andrew is trying to be less bleak, but still has a death prediction.
  • Our end-of-year recommendations will leave you feeling good: The Comfy (Andrew), being extra kind to service industry workers and tipping them fat (Laura), Millennial Loteria (Pam), and ‘The Nanny’ (Chloé).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Scrib’d (https://www.try.scribd.com/MILL for 60 days of Scrib’d FREE). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, which will be available to the public next week:

  • Pam has to get a grievance off her chest (for Patrons only).
  • To ghost or not to ghost? One of our listeners asks about ghosting etiquette, and we have some nuanced opinions.
  • Have we ever been the ghost-er? More importantly, have we been the ghost-ee?!
  • Chloé probes for some historical MuggleCast tea.

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Episode #7×47: Why Movie Dialogue is Hard to Hear, Unusual Weather, Google’s 2021 Year in Search

  • Andrew is trying to trigger Laura early in the show by reminding her of election night 2016, which she is yet to emotionally process.
  • Our 2021 physical gift for BAE Patrons was delayed due to production and supply chain issues, but it’ll be out by January! Want this awesome water bottle? Head over to patreon.com/millennial and sign up at the $10 BAE level! BAE Patrons: Please fill out the form before December 31st!
  • There is apparently a reason why it feels like it’s hard to understand what characters in movies are saying these days, and it’s not because we’re geriatric millennials!
  • When will Hollywood make sound design a priority as they’ve done for visuals?
  • An unusual and deadly weather system hit parts of the central and south United States this weekend, leaving dozens dead and untold damage in its wake. How does this event relate to climate change?
  • We check in with listeners living in and around the affected areas, and hear from Laura what it’s like to ride out a tornado.
  • To learn more about disaster preparedness, head to ready.gov. If you’d like to help the victims of this deadly storm system, search charitynavigator.org to find organizations that are highly rated for their transparency and effectiveness.
  • Andrew has our 2021 Google trends report, and learns that he needs Pam to help him fill in some of the gaps in his TikTok knowledge.
  • “It’s a no bones day today.”
  • We’ve got some feel-good recommendations for you this week: Spiderman: No Way Home (Laura), Paper Mario on Nintendo Switch (Andrew), and Snag Tights (Pam).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and enter code MILL for 15% off), Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code MILL for $100 off), and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 20% off your first purchase). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:
  • Inspired by a near-death experience (maybe a bit dramatic), Laura speaks about a moment when her life flashed before her eyes and all she could do was think “I just paid this car off!”
  • Andrew and Pam indulge us with their own near-death experiences, and Andrew has photo evidence for our Discord community!
  • Speaking of, do we care what happens to our social media profiles when we kick the bucket? Who do we trust to delete our nudes when the time comes?

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Episode #7×46: Millennials Are ‘Killing’ Everything, Gerrymandering Check-in, Astroworld and Concert Control

  • Because you haven’t seen enough Spotify Wrapped results, we’re sharing ours to kick off the show this week? What on earth is an “angsty, silly” musical aura?
  • Omicron check in: is panic necessary? How are we keeping calm as we await more information?
  • Stacey Abrams announced she will be running for Governor in Georgia in 2022 – Laura shares her excitement, and why she thinks this is a killer midterm strategy.
  • What are millennials killing now? We discuss a viral image making the rounds on Facebook, and make predictions about what our generation will be accused of killing next.
  • We dive into a discussion on redistricting, and the dreaded gerrymandering that often comes every 10 years following the U.S. Census. To learn what a gerrymandered district looks like, take this quiz! To learn how your state handles redistricting, click here!
  • Although gerrymandering overwhelmingly benefits Republicans, we feel no political party should have a hand in shaping district maps. How can you help? By calling your members of Congress and voicing support for the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act!
  • Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival left hundreds injured and 10 dead. The amount of footage available online has split the internet on who is to blame for this tragedy.
  • Have we ever been in an unsafe, large crowd situation? How did we get out?
  • This week’s recommendations are a mixed bag! Uncommongoods.com (Andrew), “We’re Here” season 2 on HBO Max (Pam), and calling your Senator to voice support for the Women’s Health Protection Act (Laura).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL), Public (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL), and Stance (https://www.stance.com). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Wedding etiquette: would you be offended if a close friend didn’t include your spouse’s name on the invitation?
  • The panel has some tea to spill on wedding drama we’ve been privy to.
  • To allow kids or not to allow kids? What will we do at our own weddings?

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Episode #7×45: America Gets Its First Female President, Does Anyone Enjoy Thanksgiving?, Holiday Travel Preview

  • We’ve got a lot on our minds in the lead up to Thanksgiving here in the states!
  • Kamala Harris became the first woman President in the United States for a whopping two hours while Joe had a camera up his ass. Yay?
  • Pam gives us her reviews of Adele’s ’30’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’.
  • Heading home for the holidays? We’ve got your Thanksgiving survival guide, with recommendations of games, TV, movies, and last minute recipes to stave off all those awkward conversations with your weird uncle.
  • Andrew surprises us with some original Thanksgiving poetry, and we discuss whether we actually enjoy Thanksgiving? Isn’t everyone just ready for Christmas?
  • Speaking of the upcoming holiday, travel is expected to be kind of a disaster. Flight bookings are up 78% over 2020’s numbers, and with staffing shortages, long lines, and unruly passengers, some of y’all are gonna be in for a ride when you’re flying home.
  • Target has announced it will be permanently closing its stores on Thanksgiving moving forward – should other retailers do the same?
  • This week’s recommendations are looking towards December holidays: Don’t cheap out if gifting a home security camera to a loved one (Andrew), invest in smart plugs to make turning on your holiday lights easier (Pam), and Bath and Body Works’ buy 3 get 3 free sale on 3-wick candles to make your home smell magical (Laura).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Stance (https://www.stance.com) and Scrib’d (https://www.try.scribd.com/MILL for your free 60-day trial). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Andrew had to dip, so Pam and Laura are doing an intimate AMA. It’s one of our longest After Darks ever!
  • The ladies chat about overcoming patriarchal standards of womanhood, handling instances of casual and blatant sexism, and learning what they actually like versus what society conditions women to think is important.
  • Since Andrew isn’t here, Patrons want some tea spilled. Does Andrew have any annoying, bullshit behaviors? Is he the “boss” of #Millennial?

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Episode #7×44: A Very Good Friday, Vaccine Mandates For Kids, The Woes of Working Retail

  • Andrew kicks off the show by sharing a recent instance where he was harassed for wearing a a mask.
  • Listeners sound off: turns out plenty of our listeners’ kids do still play with physical toys.
  • We officially announce our new social media manager, Chloé! We can’t wait to have her on the show, and are so excited to have a Gen Zer running our social media (we don’t know what we’re doing).
  • Laura’s second home, Costa Rica, is the first country in the world to announce vaccine mandates for children ages 5-11.
  • As citizens of a country where we’re struggling to get adults on board with getting vaccinated, we’re envious of Costa Rica’s high vaccine approval ratings.
  • It’s not all bad news for us in the States: The FDA is likely to approve Pfizer boosters for all U.S. adults in the coming week.
  • We’re joined by BAE supporter Camille, who’s here to share her experiences in retail management, and dig into what it’s been like to work retail during the pandemic.
  • We learned last week that a record 4.4 million people quit their jobs in September. Camille has some ideas as to why people are leaving retail.
  • What can employers do to entice new employees and retain existing ones?
  • Working retail in a country plagued by regular mass shootings is a constant source of concern, and we can all afford to be nicer to retail workers!
  • This week’s recommendations will inform AND relax: HBO’s ‘Running with Beto’ documentary (Andrew), shower steamers (Laura), and supporting independent businesses through Etsy this holiday season (Camille).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Public (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL), OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and enter code MILL for 15% off your order), and Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! 

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • In honor of our guest Camille, we’re talking retail nightmares. We’ve all worked retail at some point, and we’ve got stories to tell.
  • Patrons submitted some of their stories too, and there are some doozies: people treating fitting rooms like toilets, and exposing employees to extremely inappropriate imagery,
  • Tfw customers blame you for the consequences of their not understanding what they were purchasing. Smh.

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Episode #7×43: How We Save For Retirement, Neopets Make a Comeback, Disney+ Day Preview

  • Some good news to start off with this week: Congress finally passed Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
  • Daily housekeeping in hotels may never come back, and Laura’s gripe about people messing up public bathrooms in establishments that are understaffed.
  • This week, we check in on how we’re feeling about retirement. Do we think we’ll get to retire, and if so, will we still be side-hustling in our golden years?
  • Why does saving for retirement feel so overwhelming for millennials? Living through multiple economic crises and watching Baby Boomers struggle to retire certainly isn’t helping!
  • We’ve got a few resources for you to check out: If you don’t have an employer sponsored retirement savings account, consider opening an IRA! We also recommend checking out some of the FREE financial guidance that may be available to you.
  • Childhood throwback: Neopets is still a thing, and most of its users are between 20-40 years old.
  • We take a trip down memory lane and remember the Furbies, Beanie Babies, and Lisa Frank velvet art posters that made us!
  • Disney+ is about to turn two, and the platform has lined up an entire day of new releases, previews, and more to celebrate. How are we feeling about the number of “themed” days streaming services are are hosting these days? 
  • Do we plan on remaining Disney+ subscribers when our discounted rates run out?
  • This week’s recommendations will leave you feeling good: JustEgg (Andrew), OXO Good Grip Extendable Tub and Tile Scrubber (Laura), and CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for customized jewelry gift options this holiday season (Pam). 
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo code MILL for $100 off your first month), Thirdlove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 20% off your first purchase), and Stance (https://www.stance.com). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • What to do when someone you love has taken the Fox News red pill.
  • Pam matched with someone on a dating app who shared an… interesting personal anecdote right up front.
  • Laura appeared on a late-night BBC radio talk show to discuss the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter movie!

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Episode #7×42: Death to Daylight Savings Time, ‘Wrap It Before You Tap It,’ Why Facebook’s Turning to ‘Meta’

  • Andrew has established himself as the cool neighbor by giving out full-size candy bars on Halloween!
  • Laura commemorates Election Day 2021 with some show and tell.
  • Daylight Savings Time is ending soon, and we’re frustrated about changing our clocks twice a year. Why must we be thrust into darkness every winter??
  • While public health experts are rightly focused on curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another health concern creeping up on us: Syphilis is on the rise in the United States.
  • Despite two prior public health campaigns to eradicate this STI, rates are climbing. How do we think the pandemic may have helped or hurt the cause?
  • We cover the most misunderstood headline in 2021: Facebook and the Metaverse. No, your Facebook app won’t be rebranded to Meta. Yes, Zuckerberg is trying to expand his tech empire, and there is reason to be worried about it.
  • Not everything is black and white: there are some specific cases where Meta’s ‘Horizon Home’ offering can be beneficial… but we have security concerns.
  • Look out Gen Z and younger: Zuckerberg is focusing on marketing to YOU.
  • This week’s recommendations are rooted in beauty! Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience (Laura), Mario Party Superstars (Andrew), and Colourpop’s BFF eyeliner (Pam).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Public (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL) and Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • It’s a BAE q&a extravaganza!
  • Have we ever run into an old bully in adulthood? Would we forgive them?
  • Does free will truly exist?
  • What are Pam’s plans post-Hypable?
  • How to ask for a raise at work…
  • …and more!

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Episode #7×41: Vaccination Requirements at Work, ‘Eternals’ Sparks Spoiler Policy Debate, Rise in Unruly Passengers on Planes

  • We kick the show off with an update from Laura about COVID booster shots!
  • In the U.S. and wanting to find out if a booster is right for you? Check out the CDC’s guidance.
  • In bittersweet news, our Social Media manager, Jule, will be moving onto new opportunities. If you have a background in social media management and are interested in working with #Millennial and MuggleCast, email us at millennialshow@gmail.com.
  • In other vaccine news, thousands of workers across the U.S. would rather lose their jobs than be vaccinated. Let’s remind them that they’ve already submitted to mandatory vaccines in order to attend our public schools.
  • News coming out of the ‘Eternals’ screening sent fans into a frenzy when press in attendance revealed that a pretty big name has signed on to join the MCU. Don’t worry – no spoilers here at #Millennial! 
  • Do spoilers in general bother us? Do we try to generally avoid them or do we just assume they’re unavoidable at this point?
  • The Federal Aviation Association is keeping a record of the numbers of unruly passengers on airplanes. As of October 21st, there have been 4,837 unruly passenger complaints this year, and 3,500 of those have been related to masking requirements. 
  • Are masks really the root cause here, or have people forgotten how to person during the pandemic?
  • We’ve got you covered on entertainment with this week’s recommendations: Nintendo 64 and Sega games now available on Switch (Andrew), ‘Resident Evil 8’ (Laura), and ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Pam). 
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL for the best blue light glasses on the market!). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors.

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

  • Confessional: Bad Roommates Edition.
  • We share some of our own roommate horror stories, and look inward to ask if we’ve ever been bad roommates.
  • BAE Choice questions: Justin asks, “In memory of Hypable — can we get more behind the scenes of its creation… and any associated MuggleNet drama?” 
  • Andrew speaks about the dangers of entertainment sites sourcing copy written images for their content.

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Episode #7×40: The Popularity of True Crime Podcasts, Dave Chapelle and Netflix’s Mistakes, Trusting Clergy on Vaccines

  • On this week’s episode: why people enjoy the True Crime genre, Netflix’s response to ongoing controversy around Dave Chappelle’s latest special, and how houses of worship could turn the tides on vaccine hesitancy in their congregations.
  • Please be sure to take the 2021 #Millennial Listener Survey!
  • Our friend John Thrasher from the podcast Shaken and Disturbed joins us for this week’s episode, and we dig into why True Crime is such an appealing genre to so many people.
  • Since we’ve known each other a long time, we reflect on our podcasting careers and how they’ve grown over time.
  • Dave Chapelle is still under fire for the jokes he made about the trans community as part of his new Netflix special— and Netflix is doubling down on its support.
  • How could Netflix handle this controversy differently?
  • Roxanne Gay wrote an excellent op-ed on the Chappelle special, give it a read.
  • A slim majority of church-going Americans say they would trust their clergy’s guidance on COVID-19 vaccines, and yet, most report their clergy haven’t said anything about vaccines either way. Why?
  • Add some spice, entertainment, and civic duty to your life with this week’s recommendations: HBO’s ‘Succession’ (Andrew), check your state’s voter portal to see what’s on the ballot this November (Laura), Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice coffee (Pam), and Marvel’s ‘What If?’ (John).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Public.com (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL to download the app and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you join). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • What would we say to our 15-year-old selves if we could travel back in time to offer advice?
  • Which life lessons do we think we needed to learn to be who we are today?
  • “Micah says taint, don’t trust men.”

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