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.
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.
Speaking of a different kind of health risk, head on over to https://www.projectwren.com to calculate your personal carbon footprint and learn about ways to reduce and offset your carbon output!
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.
- #Millennial is here, and unlike Moscow Mitch, we have more to offer than #thoughtsandprayers.
- A majority of House Democrats have decided that 10 counts of obstruction of justice, attempted collusion, racism, and sexism might be good reasons to support an impeachment inquiry.
- The panel is split on impeachment, and we dive into the pros and cons we see playing out for each scenario.
- On the lighter side, the GOP has introduced a bill banning “addictive” social media features (like endless scrolling).
- Are social media apps the modern day cigarettes? We talk about our own addictions to these apps and suggest other things legislators could do to curb the addiction.
- #Millennial Gaming Correspondent Marc is back to talk about Evo 2019 and the future of competitive gaming.
- “I made $3 million playing in this Fortnite tourney, how much does your job pay, bish?”
- In some weird as fuck news, a vlogging family is selling a doll replica of their NEWBORN SON.
- Is it ethical to turn your children into viral sensations when they’re too young to make that call for themselves?
- In the Mailbag, we talk libraries, best video games for newbies, and abortion.
- This week’s recommendations run the gamut: Splitwise (Andrew), the final season of Orange Is The New Block (Pam), HBO’s Chernobyl (Laura), and Betrayal at House on the Hill (Marc).
- This episode of #Millennial is sponsored by BioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and enter promo code MILL for 40% off a skincare routine and 15% off everything else on their site) and Paint Your Life (text MILL to 48-48-48 for 30% off your first painting). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
- 22% of Millennials report not having any friends, and 30% report feeling chronic loneliness. What gives?
- Some vulnerability goes around the panel as we open up about the times in life where we’ve felt friendless and lonely. How did we cope?
- How does the internet factor into this discussion? For some, it increases feelings of isolation. For others, it creates a greater sense of connectedness.
- New After Dark segment: Laura’s TMI corner.
- Fresh off her Upper Left vacation, Pam offers some Portland tips for coffee and book lovers.
- Andrew and Pat go to a wedding with a few surprises, leading us to wonder: Why do our parents make non-married couples sleep separately, why do people get married so quick, and why would someone walk down the aisle to ‘Shallow’?
- In the news: K-Pop gets its own category at the MTV VMAs, causing an uprising amongst BTS fans and reminding us about the time Harry Potter caused The New York Times to launch a Children’s Bestseller list.
- Two states recently started adding Mental Health Days at schools. Is it the start of a trend? Plus, we share why people should take their own Mental Health Days instead of just vacation days.
- Major meme accounts on Instagram have been shut down for mystery reasons. It leads us to a discussion on our own habits on Insta.
- Is there a bigger honor than being included on someone’s Close Friends list?
- It’s the end of an era for digital movies: UltraViolet is shutting down today, July 31. We discuss our relationship with digital versus physical books, movies, and music.
- In a lighter edition of The Confessional, one listener got stung where the sun don’t shine (leading Andrew to share an embarrassing story of his own), and another had a rare experience with family.
- Recommendations: Spotify’s ‘Dissect’ podcast, Lizzo’s Tiny Desk Concert, and Apple AirPods
- Thank you to this week’s sponsors: FabFitFun (Enter coupon code MILL for $10 off your first box), new sponsor Paint Your Life (get your first hand-painted work of art for 30% off and free shipping by texting MILL to 48-48-48!), and TalkSpace (Use code MILL for $65 off your first month)! Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
- This week in After Dark, the panel discuss these nonsense opinions about theme parks only being for kids. Who are theme parks really built for, especially these days? And what even is so great about bringing a child to a theme park? It’s expensive, and the kid will probably throw a tantrum or two
- It evolves into a conversation about judging others. If something safe brings people joy, why should you poo poo that?
This week’s #Millennial has a little bit of everything: politics, adventure, data, and getting some booty in Budapest!
BAE Supporter Jemima joins us from her current location in Kosovo, and later in the episode talks working for BuzzFeed, her European backpacking adventure through 40 cities and 10 countries, and the importance of solo travel in one’s life.
Shut up and take our money: Marvel unveiled some of its Phase 4 plans at San Diego Comic Con, and revealed that the MCU is expanding to include TV shows exclusive to Disney+.
While we’re on the Disney train, we talk Lion King and the challenges of doing realistic imaginings of talking animal movies. Simba, y u no emote?!
The Number returns this week with data that confirms the ONE thing U.S. Americans agree on regardless of political affiliation: social media sucks.
In the Mailbag, we hear from someone else who recalls inappropriate student/teacher relationships. #cringe
Surprise Bitch! takes us to Puerto Rico this week, where listener Jonathan fills us in on the latest regarding Puerto Rican Governor Roselló and the protests calling for his resignation.
In the recommendations corner, we have Downtown Abbey (Andrew), “What Would Skeletor Do?” (Laura), and Camomile Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop (Jemima).
To follow Jemima on her Journey around the world, check out her YouTube channel
Pew Research Center has a new Political Typology quiz out. Are we Solid Liberals? Disaffected Democrats? Take the quiz and compare your results with us
We dive into what this data means for 2020, and what work we think the Democratic Party needs to be doing to appeal to moderate voters.
Most of us understand restaurant tipping culture, but a New York Times report reveals that many of us are shit tippers with food delivery services. Andrew learns his Chipotle has probably been spit in many times.
- #Millennial is back after a nice staycation to deliver some coverage on our favorite fandoms and… toilet talk?
- In this week’s Mailbag, we cover a teacher sexual assault case, feedback on pyramid schemes, and a confessional in which the confessee admits to cheating.
- It’s Con season, and we’re here to chat about SDCC, Atlanta Comic Con, Harry Potter conventions, and more.
- With this comes a special greeting from the one and only Invader Zim!
- Netflix is cutting back on scenes depicting smoking in series rated TV-14 or below after the Truth Initiative revealed that Netflix has nearly tripled moments of tobacco use in the last year.
- When does limiting tobacco use stand in the way of artistic expression? Who is more impressionable when it comes to tobacco use and why?
- WTF News is back (YAAAAY!) and first we have an update on a former WTF News story in which a woman “married” a pirate’s ghost. Spoiler: They’re now divorced.
- How many of us will be storming Area 51? Remember, they can’t stop all of us! #TheTruthIsOutThere
- This week’s recommendations get a little spicy when Andrew calls Laura out for delivering a cop-out rec. But we’ve also got good stuff for you -the new Queer Eye season (Andrew), Redd’s Pineapple Ale (Laura), Veronica Mars (Pam), and HBO’s Euphoria (Pat).
- This week’s episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter – head over to ZipRecruiter.com/millennial to try ZipRecruiter for FREE! Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors.
- A woman is facing possible felony charges after videoing herself completing the “Ice Cream Challenge,” in which one quickly licks the contents of an ice cream container and quickly returns it to a store freezer.
- What compels people to participate in these internet challenges? Many of them are physically dangerous and carry serious legal repercussions.
- We confess the dumb “challenges” we participated in BEFORE the internet. Judge us.