We started Millennials Don’t Suck to counter the narrative that millennials are lazy, narcissistic, and entitled by interviewing some of the most accomplished, impactful, and interesting young people around.
What started as a fun side-project has turned into something much, much more…
I set down with Amelia Baker and Mackenzie Munro, founders of Blonde Mamba. Frustrated with the quality and focus of content that was being made for teen and twenty-something audiences, Blonde Mamba was formed by a group of Gen Z creatives and digital influencers to develop and produce projects for mainstream networks and platforms, emerging digital content services, and brand partners.
Between LA, London and Toronto, their team has developed content for platforms such as Snapchat Discover and Facebook Watch, as well as delivering internationally award winning short films.
This week I spoked to actor and influencer Veronika Dash about moving beyond the typecast, learning through mistakes, and the importance of timing.
Veronika graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the ‘School Of Dramatic Arts’ at the prestigious University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Upon graduation, she has become bicoastal, traveling between New York City and Los Angeles to work on upcoming pilots, films, and theater projects.
In her latest work, Dash can be seen alongside Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel in the feature film "Youth," or La Giovinezza, directed by Oscar-Winner Paolo Sorrentino.
I sat down with filmmaker and thinker Michael Morgenstern to talk about his fascination with truth, the Internet, and how reality is becoming more and more warped each day. I found our discussion to be both terrifying and fascinating, but hearing how creative Michael gets in his pursuit of art is nothing short of inspiring to me.
This week I spoke to Jenna Hage-Hassan of 4Thought Studios, an app development company based out of Detroit.
Her and her team are working to change the narrative about digital technology and how it can benefit our lives, and are launching their first app to try and help Detroiters find more places around the city to explore. We had a lovely conversation about all that she’s up to, and she explained how she’s taken the unorthodox path to tech through two geology degrees, one in Lebanon(!).
I had the wonderful pleasure of spending 36 hours with Matt last week, and brought along the microphones in case our conversation veered into documentable territory.
We talk about his recovery and the ebbs and flows of feeling hopeful and hopeless, and about how the timeline for recovery is completely dependent on the individual, and how he finds that freeing.
Ahmed Baba never fails to put the news in context of the larger picture, and today was no exception.
We unpack the Roger Stone indictment, the latest in the government shutdown saga, and then go through a rapid fire overview of the #TrumpRussia collusion/conspiracy.
Cody Wheat is a Brand Ambassador for Sazerac, so basically his job is to be an evangelist for bourbon, and he also hosts the Shots of History podcast, in which he does these amazing deep-dives into the history of different spirits. So basically the dude knows booze, and as a minimal drinker myself, I'm a total novice.
Missy Modell is a creative in the most 2019 way possible. She writes songs for Netflix movies, advises brands who want to make an impact, and hosts her own digital TV show discussing taboo topics with other badass women.
Ben Brown reached out to me over a year ago after hearing about the podcast and noticing the chance for collaboration. We chatted, and our shared vision for a future where young people had more of a role in policymaking was inspiring.
This is a little bit of a different episode.
Ben Lee interviewed me for his podcast, Rootstrap Radio, and I had so much fun with it that we decided to run it on the MDS feed as well. We dug down deep into the world of podcasting, our crazy political landscape, and life as a 20-something Angeleno. Check out his podcast and give it a subscribe if you enjoy.
As I discuss further on the pod, my family home burned down last week. So, I apologize for the lack of posting/communicating from our various channels the past 10 days or so. These are trying times, but we are thankful for the chance to rebuild and move forward.