Millennial

49 EpisodesProduced by Megan Tan & Radiotopia

A podcast series about maneuvering your 20s, captured in real time. Millennial is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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#47 Saying Goodbye

August 16th, 2017

19:17

When you’re saying goodbye to a big part of your life, where do you begin?  

#46 Sharp Turns

August 2nd, 2017

20:07

When life puts roadblocks in front of your dreams how do you recover?

#45 In Cases of Unusual Dependence

July 19th, 2017

14:57

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

July 7th, 2017

14:25

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 …

#13 Long Distance Love Story (Rerun)

June 21st, 2017

26:50

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”

June 7th, 2017

15:26

What happens when a judge brands you “unrehabilitatable” at age 28? 

This month, each of the Radiotopia shows is interpreting the theme …

#42 Growing Pains

May 17th, 2017

17:28

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 3rd, 2017

19:10

What happens when you become a single mother by choice? We’re featuring an episode from Not By Accident.

#40 One Way Ticket

April 19th, 2017

19:31

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

April 5th, 2017

27:57

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

March 22nd, 2017

34:04

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

March 8th, 2017

24:36

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

February 22nd, 2017

33:13

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 …

#35 Alas Para Volar

February 8th, 2017

25:34

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 …

#34 Pies Secos, Pies Mojados

January 25th, 2017

28:13

“ 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 …

#33 No Es Fácil

January 11th, 2017

26:24

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 …

#32 Auld Lang Syne

December 21st, 2016

21:48

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 …

#31 Three Turkeys and Some Egg Rolls

December 7th, 2016

28:55

Holidays are stressful, especially in an election year. But things get more complicated when you’re bringing someone home with you ** and …

#30 Thirty-Year Plan

November 17th, 2016

25:41

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

November 4th, 2016

25:50

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

October 19th, 2016

22:06

#27 Work in Progress

October 5th, 2016

22:23

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 …

#26 Werner

September 21st, 2016

20:04

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

September 8th, 2016

30:38

I thought hiring Millennial’s first apprentice would be easy but I quickly realize judging people based on so little information is …

#24 Will Work for Free

August 17th, 2016

32:56

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

August 3rd, 2016

29:50

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

July 20th, 2016

26:14

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 …

#21 Moving Out

July 6th, 2016

24:41

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 …

#20 Haves and Have-Mores

June 22nd, 2016

30:42

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 …

#19 Message in a Bottle

June 7th, 2016

25:16

Look around the Internet and you’ll see people sharing intimate thoughts and bearing their souls — including me. Why do we feel more …

#18 Nothin’ But Net

May 17th, 2016

28:43

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 4th, 2016

25:26

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 4th, 2016

34:50

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

April 2nd, 2016

31:07

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 …

#14 I Never Talk About Politics

March 14th, 2016

36:53

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

February 14th, 2016

26:32

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?

February 1st, 2016

28:15

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

January 11th, 2016

29:41

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

December 18th, 2015

26:20

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 …

#10 Best of Both Worlds

November 29th, 2015

35:03

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

October 16th, 2015

20:31

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

September 18th, 2015

28:21

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 …

#7 What’s Your Worth?

August 22nd, 2015

26:02

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

July 21st, 2015

27:20

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

June 2nd, 2015

26:45

What happens when your significant other’s career takes off and you’re left behind? Tough conversations take place.

#4 Nothing To Lose

April 24th, 2015

22:37

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

February 28th, 2015

21:58

Following your dreams is not always glamorous, especially when you could get stuck in “transition.”

#2 Living on “The Line”

January 30th, 2015

22:08

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

January 16th, 2015

12:17


1 Welcome To Millennial by Megan Tan

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