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#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.

#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk Andrew Sims, Laura Tee, Pamela Gocobachi

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 385 Ratings

#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.

    The Mysterious Case of the Van Life Couple, Abruptly Quitting Jobs, Fall-Themed Hard Seltzers Reviewed

    The Mysterious Case of the Van Life Couple, Abruptly Quitting Jobs, Fall-Themed Hard Seltzers Reviewed

    On today’s episode we ask Judge Laura for her verdict on this case of the young Van Life couple who went missing, talk about when and how to leave a job as well as going back to the workplace right now, and review Bud Light’s new Fall Flannel hard seltzers.
     


    Micah is back!
    We have so much secondhand embarrassment about the amount of time and money wasted in California's recall election, we don't have much to say except... can Californians recall recalls?
    Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie embarked on a "van life" trip across America's national parks. What should have been a romantic getaway ended in tragedy, and we're left with questions. What happened, where is Brian Laundrie, and is this yet more evidence that everything on social media is fake? Plus, why was the answer likely 'murder' instead of 'breakup'?
    To quit or not to quit? A Confessional writer has an unpopular opinion about those who abruptly quit jobs with little to no notice.
    Related to the Great Resignation happening across the U.S., we discuss the future of work and how employers have no choice but to make flexibility a central focus of their philosophy if they want to attract top talent.
    Micah shares his experience returning back to an office a few times a week, and we can't help but wonder why this is necessary for jobs that can be done remotely.
    It's official: the pumpkin craze has gone TOO FAR. Andrew and Laura compare Bud Light's summer and fall seltzers and have... opinions.
    This week’s recommendations are quite informative: DON’T buy Bud Light’s Fall Seltzers (Andrew), read this article about the future of work from Vox (Laura), and Ear Savers and Everyone’s a Reel Critic Pod (Micah).

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





    Laura is putting her working relationship with her contractor to bed. This guy has some f*****g nerve!
    Our Patrons kindly share some tea they'd like to spill behind our paywall. Secretly gay grandfathers, engagement news, disappointing fathers, and shit talking ensue.
    Some of us need to confront some people about their s****y selfish behavior!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Para-Social Relationships, TV Dramatizing Real World Events, 'Shang-Chi' Shunned From China

    Para-Social Relationships, TV Dramatizing Real World Events, 'Shang-Chi' Shunned From China

    It's a pop culture kinda week y'all! We dive into movies being shut out of China, reliving major events through dramatizations, and chat with our friend Chloe, who is a Director at a digital agency working with celebs.
    But first, some updates: President Biden announces that all business with 100+ employees must require vaccinations or weekly COVID tests, and the Justice Department sues Texas over its restrictive abortion law.
    In the wake of Britney Spears' dad requesting removal from the infamous conservatorship, Britney got engaged to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.
    Marvel's Shang-Chi' doesn't have a release date in China, and it might not get one due to some old comments by star Simu Liu.
    How can studios strike a balance between being progressive, but still appealing to world audiences?
    We review the first episode of Impeachment: American Crime Story, and chat about how it feels to have the first major political scandal of our lifetimes dramatized for TV.
    Do we feel like certain topics are being revisited for the big and small screens too soon? What current events are we expecting to see dramatized in the next 10 years?
    Chloe joins the panel to share the ins and outs of managing social media presences for celebrities. We dig deep and ask questions about how involved celebs are in their social brands, the greatest challenges for digital managers in 2021, and how best to seek a career in digital management.
    Parasocial relationships are the hot topic of the week - and we confess to some parasocial relationships of our own.
    This week's recommendations can all be consumed in the comfort of your home! 'Lu La Rich' on Amazon (Andrew), 'Life is Strange 2' (Laura), 'Come From Away' on Apple TV+ (Pam), and 'The Repair Shop' (Chloe).
    This week's episode is sponsored by OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and use code MILL for 15% off your first purchase) 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, available on Patreon:





    Laura recounts a Doordash story for the ages.
    Have any of us gotten into a popular show or franchise late?
    Does it feel lonely watching a show after it has ended? How much FOMO we feeling?

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Looking Back on 9/11, Texas Making All The Wrong Moves, Olivia Rodrigo's Originality Drama

    Looking Back on 9/11, Texas Making All The Wrong Moves, Olivia Rodrigo's Originality Drama

    On today's episode, we discuss the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Texas making headlines in all the wrong ways, and some drama around Olivia Rodrigo's music.
    Pam and Laura saw 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' and provide a spoiler-free review.
    This week will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which is doubly significant given the end of the war in Afghanistan.
    We recount our memories of the day and the impact 9/11 had on every day life.
    The most restrictive abortion law in the United States has taken effect in Texas after the Supreme Court voted not to block the law.
    We dig into why this law is different from other heartbeat bill attempts, and the dangerous legal precedent it sets by placing enforcement in the hands of private citizens.
    Speaking of Texas, calls to poison control are up 590% there due to an increase in usage of the drug Ivermectin to treat Covid-19. Just in case it's unclear: do NOT take farm animal anti-parasitic drugs to treat a virus. *facepalm*
    Olivia Rodrigo has given up millions in royalties after adding retroactive songwriting credits, most recently for her single, "Good 4 U."
    Pam brings us some examples of musical interpolation and sampling, and explains the difference between the two.
    Are there truly any original songs anymore?
    This week's recommendations will set you up to feel good: HBO Max's 'The Other Two' (Andrew), investing in a sound machine to help you sleep (Pam), and donating to Planned Parenthood (Laura).
    This week's episode is sponsored by Public (use code MILLENNIAL to let Public.com know we sent you and receive up to $50 in free stock) 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, available on Patreon:





    Laura is really sick of having neighbors.
    Do we feel old yet? We look at the happier side of life from 20 years ago, and cringe at the early 2000's fashion choices that were made.
    "Back in my day, teachers warned us to NEVER use Wikipedia."

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Facebook Caught Hiding Embarrassing Data, Water Shortages Out West, States Allowing Mental Health Days

    Facebook Caught Hiding Embarrassing Data, Water Shortages Out West, States Allowing Mental Health Days

    On this week's show: the most popular post on Facebook in the first three months of the year, the U.S. government’s recent water shortage declaration for those of us out west, and new bills at the state level that permit students to take mental health days. 
    UPDATE: OnlyFans cancels its plan to ban explicit content from their platform.
    Hurricane Ida made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the remnants of the storm are passing right over Laura during this week's show.
    Delta Airlines will be charging a $200 monthly insurance premium fee for all employees who are unvaccinated. Is it a slippery slope?
    Facebook was avoiding releasing its Q1 transparency report, and we can see why: a potentially misleading story about COVID-19 vaccines was viewed by 53 million people on Facebook.
    Does social media have a role to play in disseminating COVID-19 vaccine news? 4 in 10 Americans think so.
    Is tech and media illiteracy something social media companies should be committed to tackling?
    For the first time in US History, the Colorado River is experiencing a water shortage due to climate change and the ongoing drought in the region.
    Andrew gives us some perspective on the positive moves his home city of Las Vegas has made to recycle water and cut down on excessive use.
    Laura's a real downer and gives some perspective on an announcement put out by UNICEF and the United Nations - the lack of clean water is more dangerous than war violence.
    Several states have passed bills allowing for mental health days to be a valid excuse for students to be absent from school. Did we take mental health days as students? Do we take them now?
    This week's recommendations should help enlighten you (plus help you achieve some good sleep!): Read this NYT article to learn about proposed solutions to the Colorado River situation (Andrew), check out the MediaWise resources available at Poynter (Pam), and invest in some blackout curtains (if you're a vampire like Laura).
    This week's episode is sponsored by Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to get Honey FREE!) Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!




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





    More tea. Laura learned about a shocking connection between the two biggest loves of her life.
    What would you do if you felt a friend was making a reckless decision to make a big move with no financial or job security?
    Audio messages UPDATE: Andrew has now fallen victim to receiving these pesky text message stand-ins. What should he do?

    • 55 min
    OnlyFans, Jeopardy Drama, Apple's Controversial Child Protection Features

    OnlyFans, Jeopardy Drama, Apple's Controversial Child Protection Features

    Andrew shares a cautionary tale about the consequences of not making a copy of your vax card.
    With full FDA approval for the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna is sure to follow. Prepare for Team Comirnaty vs Team Spikevax.
    Laura took a Pam recommendation this week and is here to deliver rave reviews!
    With OnlyFans moving to ban the sexually explicit content that made their platform relevant in the first place, we discuss where things went wrong and the very negative impact on sex workers this move will have.
    For an in-depth analysis of the OnlyFans controversy, we recommend reading this thread.
    Let's give a warm welcome to our new Jeopardy host, Mike Richards!
    ...Actually, scratch that, Sony f****d up.
    Remember friends, we all suck at something sometimes, but high level execs are here to show us even the most accomplished screw up.
    Apple's soon-to-be-released iOS 15 has come under fire for its expanded child protections, which some allege infringe upon privacy rights.
    What is the right answer to protecting vulnerable children while also protecting individual privacy? Apple's FAQ on the release can be found here.
    This week's recommendations will keep you cool for the summer: 'Ted Lasso' season 2 (Pam), Spotify's 'Daily Drive' feature (Andrew), and Hunter ceiling fans (Laura).




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





    STORY TIME! Each of us has brought a personal story to the table, and man are they juicy.
    How to help someone get back on the right path.
    Are we afraid of people going through our belongings after we pass away?
    Laura's new ritual.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    'Disney Adults' Attacked, Does 'The Prince' Cross a Line?, Afghanistan Withdrawal

    'Disney Adults' Attacked, Does 'The Prince' Cross a Line?, Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Basic bitches rejoice: Dunkin has announced pumpkin spice season is beginning on 8/18 this year.
    Andrew notes that Disney adults seem to be taking a lot of hate because they... like things?
    Britney Spears' dad has officially stepped down as her conservator!
    HBO Max's new animated series 'The Prince' is receiving criticism for its portrayal of the children of Britain's royal family. Should kids be exempt from satire?
    With 92% of LGBTQ+ adults having received at least one COVID-19 shot, Andrew wonders if gay bars are the safest places?
    Laura has a recent gay bar experience to corroborate the safety of these spaces!
    California has announced that all public school faculty and staff must be vaccinated or submit to regular COVID testing.
    The U.S. is officially withdrawing from Afghanistan, but we're doing it ass backwards. We break down the first big failing of the Biden administration.
    This week's recommendations are a mixture of practical and entertainment: packing cubes (Pam), metal straws with silicon tips (Laura), and 'The People VS OJ Simpson: American Crime Story' (Andrew).
    This week's episode is sponsored by OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and use promo code MILL for 15% off), Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code MILL for $100 off your first month), and Public (download the Public app and use code MILLENNIAL). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!




    And in this week's episode of After Dark, available on Patreon:





    Laura's gotta vent about an annoying personal situation that has been building up for YEARS!
    The latest viral trend of eating frozen honey may actually cause illness and tooth damage, prompting us to reflect on viral trends we've taken part in over the years.
    There is a clear difference between participating in something harmless and something potentially deadly. BE SMART!

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
385 Ratings

385 Ratings

whenlifewasgoodx ,

Comfort podcast

I’ve been a fan for years, having started with mugglecast. Through all the host changes, the show has remained enjoyable, funny, and educational. My only wish is that there be more at the top of the show about highlights from the hosts’ week, or any other personal stories the hosts feel comfortable sharing! I always have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about the hosts I’ve come to consider almost friends after listening to for so long, and I feel like there’s been less of that personal touch lately. Regardless, great show and I appreciate the effort that is put into it each week!

DesignGirl3 ,

Fun & Informative

Love all the hosts & hearing about the news, pop culture & other events in a fun way. It just feels like I’m hanging out with good friends. Millennial comfortable is like my favorite pair of jeans. You make Tuesday great.

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My favorite podcast!

I have been listening to every podcast Andrew has ever done, from the first episode of Mugglecast to this weekly offering. The hosts have evolved and matured into conscientious informed citizens who each week educate and entertain, each one bringing their own perspective to the table. They strive to raise awareness of those less fortunate, the environment, the current political climate, social injustice, balanced with pop culture, music, movies, and gaming. If it’s important and relevant, I’m going to learn about it Monday evening or on a Breaking News segment. The wide variety of guests and the topics they discuss are really interesting and informative.

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