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 #7×27: Freedom Phone, YouTube Rabbit Holes, An Unexpected Trivia Game

  • Happy birthday Pam! We hope you’re drinking a lot of good coffee and doing all the things you love!
  • Since we’re down to 2 hosts this week, we decided to keep it low-key and ask our BAE supporters what we should talk about. But first…
  • As the Delta variant proves to be more contagious and more deadly than its predecessor, do we think the U.S. will do anything to stave off the virus? Or are we accepting that this is just another way people die now?
  • Check out the FREEDOM PHONE, best phone everrrrrrr. Who wouldn’t want to pay $499 for a knock-off Android phone? (JK please don’t buy this, just laugh at the silly rhetoric.)
  • Introducing the Andy/Laura quiz game! Can we ask each other the most awkward/random questions ever? Let’s find out if Andrew knows how tampons work, or if Laura knows how big her home state is.
  • Our BAEs want to know…
  • How did we come up with the name #Millennial? What other names did we consider for the show?
  • What are our favorite YouTube rabbit holes to fall down?
  • Will we be traveling overseas anytime soon?
  • What minor adult milestones have we hit?
  • …And more!
  • There’s no possible connection between this week’s recommendations so we’re just gonna go with it: get a harness to leash your dog by, don’t leash by the collar (Andrew) and Netflix’s ‘How to Become a Tyrant’ (Laura).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code MILL for $100 off your first month) and OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and enter promo code MILL for 15% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Our official Marvel correspondent Marc joins us for a spoiler-filled discussion about the direction of the Marcel Cinematic Universe. This is your warning: we’re covering several SPOILERS in this edition of After Dark. If you don’t care to be spoiled, go catch up on the MCU and we’ll be here when you get back!
  • What connections might we draw between the Disney+ shows and the films themselves?
  • Which characters should we expect to see more of moving forward?
  • …and many, many more spoiler-y items!

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Episode #7×26: Hobbies ≠ Side Hustles, Would We Fly To Space?, Student Loan Relief Updates

  • We check in on the Great Billionaire Race to Space and discuss the implications of rich douches not paying taxes and funding space travel for themselves. Yay capitalism!
  • Laura’s rage of the week: some who adopted pets during the pandemic are returning them to shelters.
  • Pam was finally able to resume her morning movie theater routine, and gives a brief, spoiler free review of Black Widow.
  • Kevin Feige recently revealed that Marvel Studios won’t be locking its stars into multi-movie contracts anymore. Do we think the Marvel brand is big enough to get butts in seats without recurring appearances from big Hollywood names?
  • A reminder from the #Millennial Facebook group: hobbies don’t always need to be side hustles! We discuss the pressure that often comes with being good at something.
  • With the end of COVID-related student loan relief fast approaching, we do a check-in on the state of the student loan forgiveness conversation. Do we think the loan forgiveness can will be kicked down the road again?
  • Japan has placed Tokyo under a state of emergency to coincide with the Olympic games.
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you taken care of! Making sure to keep Benadryl handy in case of an emergency (Laura), Nutpods Creamer (Pam), and stick-on blind spot mirrors for your car (Andrew).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/millennial for 20% off your first purchase), Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale), and 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, on our Patreon:

  • Iceland tested out a 4-day work week, and it was an overwhelming success!
  • What would we do with the extra time if our work week was cut down to 35 hours?
  • Pam might use that time to rebrand herself on social, #Millennial might even join TikTok!

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Episode #7×25: Freaky UFO Report, Black TikTok Creators Strike, Size Inclusivity in Women’s Fashion

  • Do you believe in aliens? Some mystery objects still defy explanation, and we wonder if aliens would actually care about what we’re doing on Earth.
  • Has anyone in the International Olympic Committee ever smoked weed? ‘Cause if they had, they’d know cannabis is not a performance enhancing drug…
  • Is Steven Spielberg a hypocrite, or has he had an evolution of thought? After creating a public perception of trying to shut streaming content out of the Oscars, Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment has signed a deal with Netflix.
  • Some black creators are on strike over at TikTok, a reminder that credit for many creators is due.
  • We have an update on the criminal charges filed against the Trump Organization. Will they get Trump? Probably not. Will we ever stop hearing about Trump? Also probably not.
  • LA’s City Counsel is cracking down on homeless encampments in a “compassionate approach” get people off the streets. What do we make of the move?
  • BAE Supporter Tiara joins us to talk fashion, women’s sizing, and promoting size inclusivity. Check her out on TikTok and Instagram!
  • We’ve got plenty of recs this week to keep you busy: Silk’s Oat Yeah! oat milk (Andrew), NPR Throughline’s series on Capitalism (Laura), Dissect: Key Notes (Pam), and Fuller Figure Fuller Bust on Instagram (Tiara).

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

  • What would you do if you won $1 million in one of the vaccination giveaways happening in the U.S.?
  • Is it fair to say most millennials’ dream is basic stability?
  • Why property values are making the panel nervous.

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Episode #7×24: #FreeBritney (Despite Messy Remarks), Stunning New Vaccine Report, Toyota Supports Seditionists

  • Pam’s PSA: don’t be dumb and shoot off fireworks if your area is undergoing a massive heatwave and/or drought.
  • Andrew shares some neighbor drama and asks if we take part in neighborhood Facebook groups.
  • As more details emerge about the collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida, it’s clear this was a tragedy that did not have to happen.
  • #FREEBRITNEY! Britney Spears has broken her silence about the terrible conditions of her conservatorship, and we learn some disturbing details about her experience.
  • Instagram is testing putting suggested posts among the posts in your feed, rather than at the end of the feed. Please stop ruining Instagram!!
  • Conan O’Brien bids farewell to late night television as he prepares to move to HBO Max for a weekly program. We reminisce about former late night departures and which ones really impacted us.
  • If you need to convince a friend in the US to get vaccinated, send them this AP report that 99.9% of people hospitalized with COVID are not vaccinated.
  • And just in case that doesn’t cut it, check out this study which says that the Pfizer and Moderna shots may be effective for years!
  • Toyota is a top donor to Republicans who objected to certifying the results of the 2020 election. Let’s check in on where we draw the line with brands.
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you busy! Eero wifi routers (Andrew), massage guns (Laura), following India Walton (Laura), ‘This is Pop’ (Pam), and Vice’s ‘The Story Of’ Youtube series (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to join Honey for FREE) and 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:

  • Are we thirsty for friends as life gets more normal here in the US?
  • One of us is actively interested in making new friends, keep an eye out for Andrew’s Tiktok ad seeking new friends. #yolo
  • When was the last time we made new friends as an adult? Do we have different ‘tiers’ of friends?

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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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