58 episodes

Class of Hope and Change is an intra-generational conversation featuring millennials who are sharing their dreams, struggles, ideas, and stories in a beautiful movement of love, trust, and truth.

This podcast is rooted in the timeless tradition of oral history. We speak for ourselves. We are telling our own stories before someone else sells them back to us. Our guests are everyday millennials who bring a variety of life experiences and cultural perspectives to discussions about a wide range of timely and timeless subjects.

We believe the ideas of 'Hope' and 'Change' are about our future - specifically our young people - and are open to anyone who is trying to make the world a better place to live. Using conversation, we dig for the gems of wisdom that lie beneath the surface of what we typically see and share on social media.

We know that life in the real world is not always pretty, but we think truth can be communicated in love...and we're trying to do just that.

Thanks for listening!

An OverPond Media Production.

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Class of Hope and Change is an intra-generational conversation featuring millennials who are sharing their dreams, struggles, ideas, and stories in a beautiful movement of love, trust, and truth.

This podcast is rooted in the timeless tradition of oral history. We speak for ourselves. We are telling our own stories before someone else sells them back to us. Our guests are everyday millennials who bring a variety of life experiences and cultural perspectives to discussions about a wide range of timely and timeless subjects.

We believe the ideas of 'Hope' and 'Change' are about our future - specifically our young people - and are open to anyone who is trying to make the world a better place to live. Using conversation, we dig for the gems of wisdom that lie beneath the surface of what we typically see and share on social media.

We know that life in the real world is not always pretty, but we think truth can be communicated in love...and we're trying to do just that.

Thanks for listening!

An OverPond Media Production.

    Conversation 58 (Camille)

    Conversation 58 (Camille)

    Camille is from Brooklyn, New York. At the time of our interview, she was a college student living in Brooklyn at the time of her interview, and was spending her days “either working, going to school, or sleeping.”

    Camille’s Most Likely To Is: "Most Likely To Not Give Up"

    We talked about the difference between students’ mood they first get to college and their mood after a couple of years, and about what she says to visiting high school seniors. Camille explained why "not giving up" best describes this moment in her life.

    She described the important role that her family plays in her life, and how her social circles and support system complement each other.

    We also discussed why she’s “not really there” for social media, and we talked about how she practices self-care in this moment.

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    Intro Theme Music: "Chega Para Mim" by AbJo

    See photos of our guests, and pick up your copy of the companion book at https://classofhc.com/ep58-camille/

    Join the conversation on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Nd2H1C and on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Z4jPgg

    Thanks for listening!

    • 35 min
    Conversation 57 (Tobi)

    Conversation 57 (Tobi)

    Tobi is from Lagos, Nigeria. At the time of her interview, she was living outside of London, England, and had recently launched The Book Banque, a social enterprise using literature to develop young people in Nigeria.

    When we met for her interview, she was spending her days, “…that’s a very complicated question. There’s no day that is the same for me. But I would probably say I’m working part-time, and I’m also running an organization. So I try to do a bit of both.”

    Tobi’s Most Likely To Is: "Most Likely To Mobilize People and Empower Youth"

    We talked about who tends to be surprised that she’s Nigerian. She shared the story of how she wound up living in England and explained how she developed a passion for helping young people.

    She spoke about the people who have had a big influence on her life, and described the benefits she has received from traveling to different countries. We also discussed how she deals with moments when it doesn’t feel like she’s winning and everyone else on social media is.

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    Intro Theme Music: "Chega Para Mim" by AbJo

    See photos of our guests, and pick up your copy of the companion book at https://classofhc.com/ep57-tobi/

    Join the conversation on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Nd2H1C and on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Z4jPgg

    Learn More about Tobi’s organization, The Book Banque (http://www.thebookbanque.com/)

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr
    Conversation 56 (Patrick)

    Conversation 56 (Patrick)

    Patrick was born in Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was living in Alaska and serving as a member of the United States Air Force at the time of his interview.

    He spent his days “[waking] up at 5 o’clock in the morning, going to work at two jobs, coming home…this winter, I want to get into doing some ice-fishing and trying snowboarding.”

    Patrick’s Most Likely To Is: "Most Likely To Settle Down and Start a Family"

    We spoke about how starting a family helped him adjust to life in a new setting, and how being married has affected his friendships.

    Patrick explained how he balances his family identity with his military identity, and he talked about the biggest misconception he sees in civilians’ view of the military.

    He went on to reflect on his path of personal growth over the past few years, and shared some of the hopes he has for his son.

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    Intro Theme Music: Chega Para Mim by AbJo

    See photos of our guests, and pick up your copy of the companion book at https://classofhc.com/ep56-patrick/

    Join the conversation on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Nd2H1C and on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Z4jPgg

    Thanks for listening!

    • 39 min
    Conversation 55 (Shanai)

    Conversation 55 (Shanai)

    Shanai is from Brooklyn, New York, where she was living at the time of her interview. Her days were spent “working as a manager at a medical practice.”

    Shanai’s Most Likely To Is: "Most Likely to Inspire"

    She explained why inspiring people is important to her, and how different friends can provide different forms of inspiration.

    Shanai reflected on her journey of personal growth over the past few years. We spoke about the ups-and-downs of adulting, and talked about why time has become more important to her.

    We discussed what she sees when she looks at her city and the country, and how she’s trying to respond with her art.

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    Intro Theme Music: Chega Para Mim by AbJo

    See photos of our guest, and pick up your copy of the companion book at https://classofhc.com/ep55-shanai/

    Join the conversation on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Nd2H1C and on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Z4jPgg

    Thanks for listening!

    • 29 min
    Conversation 54 (Salihah)

    Conversation 54 (Salihah)

    Salihah is from New York City, and was a graduate school student living in the Bronx at the time of her interview. Her days were spent, “[at] school and work…that’s pretty much how I’ve been spending my time as of late.”

    Salihah’s Most Likely To Is: "Most Likely to Take Risks"

    We talked about the perceived hierarchy of New York City’s boroughs, and she shared her feelings about the Bronx.

    Salihah explained what kinds of risks she’s taking at this point in her life, and spoke about her journey of personal growth.

    We spoke about the role spirituality plays in her life, and why she said her life priorities haven’t changed much over the years.

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    Intro Theme Music: Chega Para Mim by AbJo

    See photos of our guest, and pick up your copy of the companion book at https://classofhc.com/ep54-salihah/

    Join the conversation on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Nd2H1C and on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Z4jPgg

    Thanks for listening!

    • 28 min
    Conversation 53 (Mimi)

    Conversation 53 (Mimi)

    Quaneesha – better known to friends and fans as Mimi – is an NYC-based actor who is a member of the quartet of young Black women at the center of the new movie trilogy, She EVIL.

    We sat down with Mimi a little while back, at the beginning of her acting journey. At the time, she was spending her days “just working…I work every day. And if I’m not working, I’m either in acting class or I’m at home hanging out.”

    Mimi’s Most Likely To Is: "Most Likely to Be Trying to Balance Everything"

    She told the story behind how she began taking acting classes after graduating college. We talked about the many aspiring actors who arrive in New York City and Los Angeles every year, and about the biggest misconception these young hopefuls should check at the door while chasing their acting dreams.

    Mimi talked about her path of personal growth over the past few years, and spoke about how she maintains boundaries around her personal life while remaining active on social media. We talked about her experience growing up with a twin sister, and how their relationship has evolved over the years.

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    Intro Theme Music: Chega Para Mim by AbJo

    See photos of our guest, and pick up your copy of the companion book at https://classofhc.com/ep53-quaneesha/

    Join the conversation on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Nd2H1C and on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Z4jPgg

    Thanks for listening!

    • 45 min

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