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S1E6 The quote that started the myth

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In this last episode, Farrah and Adam look more closely at the beginnings of the Millennial Myth, literally the opening quote of Millennials Rising. We discuss how much of the myth hangs on one short quote written in an essay by a (then) high school girl living in McLean, Virginia where the authors set their work. Then, Adam talks to the woman behind that very quote to understand how she feels the myth has defined, served and punished her generation.

In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by

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0:00 Show introduction with Farrah and Adam

4:40 Is Millennials Rising a forecast?

10:55 Introducing Tyler

12:15 Growing up in Mclean, Virginia.

15:10 What is a typical American town?

21:27 How Tyler describes the millennial generation

27:16 What are Millennials responsible for in culture

32:31 Are reporters anti-millennial?

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