In August, the Radiotopia/PRX podcast series “Millennial” aired its final episode.
For three seasons, host and creator Megan Tan, captured the journey of millennials figuring out their lives after a defining moment, including her own.
The following stand-alone audio piece is inspired by “Millennial.” I began gathering tape after listening to the podcast last Fall, knowing there was someone else, who felt the same way I did.
So thank you, Megan. And thank you, for listening.
Here are some of the clips in the piece:
Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio
Georgia Students Reach for the Stars, But They’ll Start with Mars
Channel Thirteen/WNET in New York
Trump to Cut PBS Funding
All of the music is by Lee Rosevere on FreeMusicArchive.org, under a Creative Commons Attribution license
“The Secret to Growing Up”
“And So Then”
“As I Was Saying”
What I’m Listening To: The last episode of Millennial and a recent episode of Planet Money called “The Starbury” (trust me, the latter’s title is not what you think)
(Photo Property of NPR Planet Money)
What I’m Reading: (Fiction) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (B/N: Yes, I’ve seen the movie but now, at the behest of a friend, taking a stab at the book too).
(Fiction) The Lost Coast (novella) by Eli Horowitz and Josh Brandon (B/N: A companion to the Homecoming podcast serial and so far, pretty good)
What I’m Watching: (DVD) Creed (2015), dir. by Ryan Coogler is the latest in the Rocky movie series, but focuses on the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis “Donnie” Creed (Michael B. Jordan). Considering the attention last week’s fight received, I figured now was a time to see a more cinematic version of the boxing world. As a big fan of the Rocky movies (my favorites are Rocky I and Rocky II), I loved this shift of focus onto a character who, like Rocky and Apollo, is proud of his identity even if he’s still figuring out who that person is.