Alexa and Chloe feel ready for a new year in this final Target Demo episode of 2017. The millennials make their New Year's resolutions, setting some realistic and not-so-realistic goals. For Human Interactions, Chloe meets some unwelcome bar patrons, and Alexa finds out what happens when a police officer pulls over an Uber driver.
The millennials look back at their holiday traditions, including presents, Christmas music and *spoiler alert* the truth about Santa. Alexa and Chloe talk about millennial holiday shopping trends and the fading magic of Toys 'R' Us. There's also a NEW segment: Horrible Depictions of Millennials.
On this episode, the millennials discuss the CW, a television network that pulls in plenty of millennials viewers and with shows that run the gamut—from serious discussions of mental illness to superhero dramas with villains called "Captain Cold."
Go back in time to the early days of Target Demo. Alexa and Chloe were living in the same city, and they decided to bake donuts. It didn't go well. Ignore the poor audio quality and nervous energy, and enjoy this #TBT pod!
Alexa and Chloe discuss how much alcohol millennials drink and what they're drinking. Young women are imbibing more than ever, but is all the media coverage overblown? On a lighter note, the millennials also remember their human -- and plant -- interactions from the past fortnight.
The millennials talk true crime and show off their best skills as armchair detectives. Come for the discussion of how personal tragedies and grisly murders turn into entertainment, stay for the rehashing of dick jokes on "American Vandal."
The millennials talk about the pros and cons of tattoos. As always, the conversation veers off on tangents like what if tattoos were permanently scented. And why would people get tattoos of subway lines or gas station logos. Alexa and Chloe both have dog stories for their human interactions.
This week Alexa and Chloe put their future podcast sponsorship opportunities at risk. They talk about subscription boxes, from the mega-popular Blue Apron to the lesser known Meowbox. In Human Interactions, Chloe reports from flooded streets, and Alexa learns about the perils of being a Lyft driver.
This week, the millennials talk about the most divisive (and most reptilian) member of their generation: Taylor Swift.
Meow. Meow. Meow. The millennials are overcome with love for Alexa's new cat, Lola. The furry princess makes an appearance, but only on her terms. Chloe and Alexa also talk about cat ownership, cat memes and cat film festivals.
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Alexa and Chloe are off this week, so enjoy this stimulating episode from earlier this year.
The millennials talk this week about how their generation is both ruining and improving transportation, golf carts, and how Uber is potentially a giant bubble (IT'S NOT PROFITABLE!!).
IT'S SO GOOD TO BE BACK! After some unexpected technical difficulties, the millennials are thrilled to be back on the air and in your ears. To celebrate, Chloe and Alexa discuss movies manufactured to appeal to millennials. The conversation veers off the beaten path as the hosts share strong opinions about Ghostbusters, Shia Labeouf and Tom Cruise.
The millennials discuss the language of doggos and puppers. They also explore they're deep fascination with We Rate Dogs, famous Instagram pooches and the banal entertainment of the Dodo.
Hi Target Demo lovers, listeners and haters--
On Monday, June 12, Alexa looked at our podcast feed and noticed that something was wrong. All 32 of the previous episodes in the feed had disappeared, and the name "Target Demo" had been removed.
It's unclear at this point exactly what has happened, but the Millennials are working with both Squarespace and iTunes to pinpoint the problem and fix it. That means it may affect our regular release schedule and delay the episode we would have normally put out on Wednesday, June 14.
In the mean time, don't unsubscribe from the random, new podcast you have in your feed. (Right now it's called "Super Secret Film Blog" for some reason, but that's us! We promise!)
We'll update as soon as we make some progress.
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This week, the millennials talk delivery services, for groceries and prepared food. Alexa votes for a future completely run by robots and Chloe has some trouble guessing what stoners are ordering on 4/20.
Plus: are there just too many delivery services?
In human interactions: Alexa makes some new single-serving friends, and Chloe witnesses some craziness during Myrtle Beach Bike Week.
Target Demo turns 30! The 30th episode means the podcast is officially a millennial too! Chloe and Alexa explore the strange world of robot servants a.k.a virtual assistants a.k.a. disembodied female voices like Siri, Alexa, Google Now and more. There is some serious Alexa vs. Alexa conflict. In human interactions, Alexa defends D.C. and Chloe defends the millennial generation at work.
The millennials ponder life's eternal questions. What is the best alcoholic summer beverage? Why is mezcal so popular right now? Why on earth do Disney-princess-themed cocktails exist? Chloe also subjects Alexa to a boozy question game. Human interactions involve one bearded Brooklyn bartender and one beast of a pool player.
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This week, the millennials discuss money--fun trends (people who live off airline miles), sad trends (the fact that we're all slaves to student debt), and weird trends (WTF, fabric softener?). Stay tuned for human interactions, this week featuring a split-personality waiter and a real-life explosion.