Special Announcement of Indefinite Sabbatical

Today on the podcast, Joe announces that he will be going on an indefinite sabbatical from the podcast and explains the reasons why he is doing so. Also, he offers his thoughts on the results of the 2016 election and what has happened in the zeitgeist since then.

Ep. 47 – Edward Barbini: A Millennial Pursuing His Interests of Comedy and Economics Simultaneously

Edward Barbini sits down with Joe and talks about his unique Millennial life.  Joe and Edward talk about meeting in an improv class at Upright Citizens Brigade and the difficulties and anxiety associated with pursuing creative things.  Edward talks about the reasons he decided to pursue comedy and the experiences he’s had at improv theaters in NYC. Edward also talks about his college experience, studying Economics at Fordham University, deciding to apply for the current graduate program he’s enrolled in and how his educational pursuits were a product of his interest in counter-terrorism.  Lastly, Edward gives his hopes for the future.

Ep. 46 – Tom Salerno: A Millennial Who Got Elected To Local Government at 20-Years-Old

Tom Salerno sits down with Joe and talks about his unique Millennial life.  Tom has professionally accomplished and had to personally deal with a lot more than the normal 23-year-old.  He talks about taking some time off from college after only completing one semester at Rutgers University to take care of his father who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Also, Tom talks about being the youngest person ever to be elected to the Pequannock Township school district’s Board of Education.  Lastly, Tom offers his hopes for the future.  Also, Mostafa Elhaggar returns to continue the conversation about the sexual and romantic bias against overweight people.

Ep. 45 – Vanessa Tropona: A Millennial Who’s Writing About the Societal Romantic Bias Against Overweight Women

Vanessa Tropona sits down with Joe and talks about her unique Millennial life. This is really the first face to face conversation that Vanessa and Joe have ever had; however, they still have their history.  Before getting into more broad conversation, they attempt to resolve conflict that they had in middle school and high school.  After that, Vanessa talks about a book she is hoping to write about her personal experiences involving her frustration with the societal romantic bias against people who are overweight.  Lastly, Vanessa offers her hopes for the future.

Ep. 44 – Dana Carrubba: A Millennial Who Found Creative Fulfillment After Shifting Her Career Aspirations

Dana Carrubba sits down with Joe to talk about her unique Millennial life.  Dana and Joe hit the ground running with conversations about the internet, OCD, Game of Thrones and the modern media landscape.  After that, Dana talks to Joe about a big turning point in her college experience when she realized she didn’t want to be an accountant.  She then tells Joe what led her to web applications development and how she finds it creative.  Dana also tells Joe about her dream to start a craft beer business with her father.  Lastly, Dana offers her hopes for the future.

Ep. 43 – Cameron Shapiro: A Millennial Who Confidently Uprooted to NYC to Pursue Show Business

Cameron Shapiro sits down with Joe to talk about his unique Millennial life. Cameron talks to Joe about having parents who never married and often lived in different parts of the country, dealing with being diagnosed with ADHD and having to take HGH because of entering puberty later than normal.  He also talks about taking a job at the Imrpov in West Palm, Florida after leaving college after two years, which inspired him to move to NYC to pursue comedy. Cameron talks about his experiences in NYC and how he managed to be accepted into the Institute for American Musical Theater.  Lastly, Cameron offers his hopes for the future.

Ep. 42 – Evan Samlin: A Millennial Who’s Existential Questions Are Alleviated by Philosophy and Comedy

Evan Samlin sits down with Joe and talks about his unique Millennial life.  Evan talks about pursuing comedy since graduating college by doing stand-up and improv in NYC.  He offers his earliest memories of comedy and attempting to be funny and why it had such an impact on him.  He also talks about struggling with existential and spiritual questions throughout his life and how majoring in philosophy in college helped him to attempt to formulate his own unique understanding everything.  Lastly, Evan offers his hopes for the future.

Ep. 41 – Kevin McMichael: A Millennial Who Hopes to Only Be Temporarily Neglecting His Creative Inclinations

Kevin McMichael sits down with Joe to talk about his unique Millennial Life.  They reminisce about making videos together in high school and Kevin talks about the reasons that inspired him to do so.  He then talks about the reasons he decided to not major in something creative in college, attending college in Boston, and being in Boston for significant occurrences such as the Boston Marathon bombing.  Kevin also talks about currently working in accounting and how he has continued to flex his creative muscles by writing and learning to play the drums.  Lastly, Kevin offers his hopes for the future.

Ep. 40 – Joe Kohle: A Millennial Who Started a Podcast (as told to Mostafa Elhaggar)

Joe Kohle sits down with Mostafa Elhaggar to talk about his unique Millennial life.  The usual roles are reversed as Joe gets interviewed by Mostafa who asks Joe about the reasons why he started the podcast, how he started getting interested in podcasts, the evolution of his interests involving artistic things, how his life has changed since his dad became mayor of the town he lives and grew up in, what he would ask some of his creative idols and what his hopes for the future are.

Ep. 39 – John Vega: A Millennial Who’s Job Took Him From the ‘Gateway to the West’ to ‘The Big Apple’

John Vega sits down with Joe and talks about unique Millennial life.  John is from St. Louis, Missouri, or as he refers to it, the ‘Gateway to the West.’  He talks about what it is like growing up with a big family and how that allowed him to have more independence earlier in his life.  John also talks about the differences between people in the Midwest and the Northeast.  John also talks about how he’s personally managed post-college having to move to NYC for his job.   Lastly, Jon offers his hopes for the future.