Millennial

Millennial

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A podcast series about maneuvering your 20s, captured in real time.
#47 Saying Goodbye
Aug 16, 2017 • 19 min
When you’re saying goodbye to a big part of your life, where do you begin?
#46 Sharp Turns
Aug 2, 2017 • 20 min
When life puts roadblocks in front of your dreams how do you recover?
#45 In Cases of Unusual Dependence
Jul 19, 2017 • 14 min
On today’s episode, something we’ve never done before: a round table. How do you define yourself as an individual while also defining yourself as part of a couple?
#44 Chuck & Choice
Jul 7, 2017 • 14 min
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to making decisions. I sit down with Chuck, my boyfriend’s father and a 70-year old swift decision maker, to understand how he approaches big decisions.
#13 Long Distance Love Story (Rerun)
Jun 21, 2017 • 26 min
To celebrate Pride month, we’re replaying an episode about two young women, a 10-year relationship, and 4,500 miles between them.
#43 “Unrehabilitatable”
Jun 7, 2017 • 15 min
What happens when a judge brands you “unrehabilitatable” at age 28?
#42 Growing Pains
May 17, 2017 • 17 min
I love Maine, but sometimes I feel isolated here. Could my creative problems be solved if I moved to New York City?
#41 Not By Accident
May 3, 2017 • 19 min
What happens when you become a single mother by choice? We’re featuring an episode from Not By Accident.
#40 One Way Ticket
Apr 19, 2017 • 19 min
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the endless stream of bad news on social media. But what happens when you stop scrolling and take action?
#39 Seeing Red and Blue
Apr 5, 2017 • 27 min
When you start to see the world in only two colors — red and blue — how do you burst your own bubble?
#38 We Grew Up Here
Mar 22, 2017 • 34 min
My parents have lived in the same house for over 40 years. It’s where we all grew up. But when they want to sell it, we say goodbye to more than just the house.
#37 Your Tax Return, Yourself
Mar 8, 2017 • 24 min
Taxes can be scary and confusing. Maybe it’s because all of that paperwork forces us to take responsibility for our choices. But what happens when the IRS sees you differently than you see yourself?
#36 Patria o Muerte
Feb 22, 2017 • 33 min
Is it possible that a country’s policies can change the way people see themselves? How much of your identity is you — and how much of it is your country?
#35 Alas Para Volar
Feb 8, 2017 • 25 min
Can a woman have it all? It’s an age-old question. But in Cuba, a country caught between a machismo culture and some of the most progressive policies in the world, the answer isn’t easy.
#34 Pies Secos, Pies Mojados
Jan 24, 2017 • 28 min
“ Pies Secos, Pies Mojados” or “Wet Foot, Dry Foot.” In the U.S., it’s the nickname of a piece of legislation, but in Cuba, it’s been the key to a dream. To what lengths will Cubans go to make that dream a reality?
#33 No Es Fácil
Jan 11, 2017 • 26 min
I’ve always romanticized Cuba as a mysterious forbidden island. But when I go there to visit a friend, I learn growing up on the island is far more complicated than anything I could have expected. This is the first episode of a four-part series on Cuba.
#32 Auld Lang Syne
Dec 21, 2016 • 21 min
After a year of making Millennial full-time, my editor Devon and I sit down together to reflect on what’s happened and make a plan for next year. But how do you set goals when you don’t know exactly what you want?
#31 Three Turkeys and Some Egg Rolls
Dec 7, 2016 • 28 min
Holidays are stressful, especially in an election year. But things get more complicated when you’re bringing someone home with you and even more stressful when you’re the person they’re bringing home. How do you successfully maneuver your significant…
#30 Thirty-Year Plan
Nov 16, 2016 • 25 min
It’s scary to make long-term commitments, but living year-to-year isn’t always comfortable. For the first time, I’m starting to consider the 30-year-plan.
#29 You Can’t Go Home Again
Nov 4, 2016 • 25 min
The plan is to grow up and chase after your dreams, but what if getting closer to your goals means moving farther from your family?
#28 With Love From The Heart
Oct 19, 2016 • 22 min
Even after you break up with someone, they’ll always be part of you. We’re featuring an episode on jealousy from The Heart.
#27 Work in Progress
Oct 5, 2016 • 22 min
I’ve always heard you shouldn’t meet your heroes because they might not live up to your expectations. But is there something to be gained from being real with someone?
#26 Werner
Sep 20, 2016 • 20 min
Time capsules come in many forms. When you stumble upon one, you never know what part of your former self you’ll remember.
#25 Must Love Podcasts
Sep 8, 2016 • 30 min
I thought hiring Millennial’s first apprentice would be easy but I quickly realize judging people based on so little information is daunting. How do you decide who’s the right match for you?
#24 Will Work for Free
Aug 17, 2016 • 32 min
I always thought I knew where I stood when it came to unpaid internships until I found myself with two unpaid interns of my own.
#23 Systems Check
Aug 3, 2016 • 29 min
When you sprint toward your career for years and you finally get there, how do you prevent yourself from burning out? How do you pace yourself?
#22 Screw It, I’m Going Outside
Jul 20, 2016 • 26 min
It’s summer and I want to go outside. So I shut down my computer and go off on an expedition to understand an unknown world unfolding right under my nose — The Poké-world.
#21 Moving Out
Jul 6, 2016 • 24 min
When you move back home with your parents it’s hard to feel like you’re growing up. But what really makes you an adult? And what if parenting an adult child is just as confusing as being your 20s?
#20 Haves and Have-Mores
Jun 22, 2016 • 30 min
After college, I thought everyone was on equal footing. But that’s not always the case. How do you come to terms with your own financial status when your close friends are living lives you can’t afford?
#19 Message in a Bottle
Jun 7, 2016 • 25 min
Look around the Internet and you’ll see people sharing intimate thoughts and bearing their souls — including me. Why do we feel more comfortable publishing the secrets of our lives online — but keep them from the people who are closest to us?
#18 Nothin’ But Net
May 17, 2016 • 28 min
It’s always been my dream to play with the pros. Now, after months of practicing it all comes down to one game and one decision.
#17 Fake It Till You Make It
May 4, 2016 • 25 min
How do you turn a passion project into a business? After I quit my job, I have to find out. The only problem is, I don’t know anything about running a business.
#16 Double Life
May 4, 2016 • 34 min
For months, I’ve lived a double life and suffered the consequences. Now, I’m forced to reevaluate what life I want to live.
#15 Good Cop, Bad Cop
Apr 2, 2016 • 31 min
Spending most of my savings makes me anxious but when my car dies I don’t have a choice. Luckily, my boyfriend’s father Chuck comes to my rescue and guides me through the world of used cars. Our mission: to find a cheap car that’s not a dud.
#14 I Never Talk About Politics
Mar 14, 2016 • 36 min
What happens when an Asian-American millennial decides to run for mayor in one of the whitest states in America? Politics gets ugly.
#13 Long Distance Love Story
Feb 14, 2016 • 26 min
After 10 years, two people living 4,500 miles apart have to decide how and when they will physically live in the same place.
#12 When Would We Get Married?
Feb 1, 2016 • 28 min
After four years of being in a relationship, my boyfriend and I have never talked about marriage. But after sitting down with my family, all of that changes.
#11 Facebook, Mexico & Peter Pan
Jan 11, 2016 • 29 min
When things aren’t working out the way you had expected, it’s tempting to jump on an airplane or a boat and leave everything behind. I know a lot of people who have done it, including myself.
Making Millennial: An Out-Of-Body Experience
Dec 17, 2015 • 26 min
What’s it like to document your life and make it into a story? It’s weird, for sure. In this bonus episode, I explain the out-of-body experience I have, my thoughts on vulnerability, and the production process behind putting this show together.
#10 Best of Both Worlds
Nov 29, 2015 • 35 min
In the season finale find out what happens when you are forced to choose between a 9-to-5 job and being your own boss.
#9 Becoming More of a Somebody
Oct 15, 2015 • 20 min
After an intense interview for a fellowship in Washington D.C. my future hinges on if I receive an email or a phone call — if I am accepted or rejected.
#8 Let the Games Begin
Sep 18, 2015 • 28 min
Job interviews are stressful, especially when it’s for the position of your dreams and you’re competing against nine other people. But is it worth it to become something you’re not and to play the game so someone will hire you?
#7 What’s Your Worth?
Aug 22, 2015 • 26 min
The big question is always, “How do you convince people to pay you to do what you love?” But what happens when the dream starts to come true and you’re not ready for it?
#6 The NYC Fairy Tale
Jul 20, 2015 • 27 min
After months of submitting job applications with no luck, I find myself doing something unexpected — traveling to New York City, sitting in front of important people, and asking them for a job.
#5 Men, Moms & Money
Jun 2, 2015 • 26 min
What happens when your significant other’s career takes off and you’re left behind? Tough conversations take place.
#4 Nothing To Lose
Apr 24, 2015 • 22 min
Why do we become our worst enemies when it comes to pursuing the things we actually want? I’ve been there. This is the origin story of making Millennial and the nitty gritty mess that led to the first episode.
#3 Brunchies
Feb 28, 2015 • 21 min
Following your dreams is not always glamorous, especially when you could get stuck in “transition.”
#2 Living on “The Line”
Jan 30, 2015 • 22 min
Decisions. How do you know which ones will lead you to become the person you want to be in the future? And which ones may screw everything up?
#1 Welcome To Millennial
Jan 16, 2015 • 12 min
#1 Welcome To Millennial by Megan Tan