Welcome to Season III.


Millennial is a podcast about coming of age



#36 Patria o Muerte

Is it possible that a country’s policies can change the way people see themselves?
How much of your identity is you—and how much of it is your country?

This is the final part of our four-part series on Cuba.
We suggest you start with the firstsecond, and third installments. 

Featuring: Luis Clerge + Hannah Berkeley Cohen + Yoandy Rizo Fiallo + Ben Severance
Music: Jupyter + Mree + Markus Huber + Vacancy + Y La Bamba + Mint Julep + Keen Collective
Translation: Ernesto Ariel Suárez
Visuals: Michael Eastman
Sponsors: Warby Parker + Blue ApronSquarespace 
MailChimp + The Knight Foundation




|SEASON 2|  

This season we're doing something different. 
I’m going to track down stories of other people who are going through their 20s, 
bring them back and share them with you.




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Host and Producer

Megan is a radio producer based in her closet in Portland, Maine. Before graduating from Western Kentucky University with a degree in photojournalism in 2014 she worked alongside WNYC’s Radiolab, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Timber & Frame Media, and The Chautauquan Daily. Her film and photographic work has been recognized by College Photographer of the Year, National Press Photographers Association, and The William Randolph Hearst Competition. As a radio host and producer she has been recognized by BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, The AV Club, Medium, The Guardian, Refinery 29, The Timbre, and The Public Radio Exchange.


Executive Producer

Ben is the founder of the production company Timber & Frame. He has worked with organizations in diverse and challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border and the Ecuadorian Amazon. He studied at the nationally renowned photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University and his work has been recognized by the regional EMMYs, National Press Photographers Association and the William Randolph Hearst competition, known as the Pulitzers of college journalism.




Devon Taylor is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City. Before joining the team at Millennial, she was the editor in chief of The Timbre, an online magazine devoted to podcast reviews and curation. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, CutBank, and The Tottenville Review, among other publications. She holds a law degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction from the University of Memphis, where she served as senior nonfiction editor of The Pinch. Some people say she takes too many pictures of her dog, but she thinks she takes just enough.




Sara Brooke Curtis is an award winning independent radio producer and storyteller currently based in Vermont. Her work has been featured on KCRW’s UnFictional, ABC’s Earshot, State of the Re:Union, ARRVLS, The Splendid Table, Third Coast International Audio Festival’s podcast Re:sound, and others. She was a 2015 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and recently won a Gracie Award for her radio story Ask Me. She loves deep listening, storytelling, and sound collecting.


Alex Kapelman is a podcast producer and consultant based in New York City. He has produced content for and with some of the biggest and most respected public radio and podcasting organizations in the country, including WNYCKCRW, and Gimlet Media. His audio work has been featured in New York MagazineBuzzFeedEntertainment Weekly, and USA Today, and he has been featured as an industry thought leader by WIREDMashable, and Apple.  Alex co-founded and co-produces Pitch, a critically acclaimed narrative podcast series that has been lauded by NPRSlateFlavorwireLos Angeles Magazine, and more. 


Dillon Ward is a filmmaker from Murray, KY. Thanks to his parents, he was raised on old MGM musicals, Hitchcock, Columbo and Abbott and Costello. During the summer of 2012, he was a Development Assistant at Scott Rudin Productions. He has worked on the movies RED and 21 Jump Street, and his work has been recognized by the Emmys, Slamdance, IFP, PBS, National Geographic, Screencraft and the Nashville Film Festival.


Matisse Miller is a digital strategist and has worked some of the world’s most iconic brands including Best BuyCostcoWeight Watchers, and Nike.  Before starting her career, Matisse earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing with a concentration in economics from Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Today, she works at Edelman Digital in Seattle and spends her free time outside in the Cascades and Olympic Peninsula.



(When I'm not making Millennial I'm doing this...)


Do you have a story about the uncomfortable parts of becoming an adult?
Tell me about it and it could be featured on Millennial. 

Important Questions to Answer in the Pitch: 

1) Who are the people involved in the story? 
2) What are the events/turning points? 
3) What's at stake? 
4) What question(s) is this story seeking to answer? 
5) What is the universal theme/topic? 
6) What is the tone? 
7) What tape has been collected or will be collected? 
8) How does it illustrate change? 
9) Why is this a Millennial story? 
10) How would the host Megan relate to the story? 

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