This millennial podcaster wants to prove Millennials Don't Suck

Ari Andersen
March 5, 2018 - "Just do it! Barrier to entry is so low, and you’ll be surprised by what happens if you just start doing stuff. "
Since 2016

►Tell us about you and your podcast

I'm Ari Andersen, a television producer, entrepreneur and creator best known for Millennials Don’t Suck podcast. 

As millennials, the integrity of our entire generation has been questioned. We are regarded as "snowflakes", a group of young people who think that we are each so individually special that we are all deserving of a reward just for existing. Although narcissism and selfishness run rampant amongst every generation, we started MDS in an effort to showcase those millennials who ARE demonstrating timeless values of compassion, selflessness, ambition and contrarian critical thinking. Through exposing those millennials amongst us making positive change, we hope to uplift other and imbue a sense of hope and contagious passion where it may not already exist. 


►Why & how did you start this podcast? 

I started this podcast in September, 2016.

We were just two friends that wanted to do a podcast, and randomly came up with the title “Millennials Don’t Suck,” while watching Youtube videos about millennials sucking. 

We recorded episodes for about three months before we released one. 


►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?

We just hustle! We do interviews on days off or on the weekends, and wake up early to edit. 

We release two episodes per week. We probably spend about $75/month for all the subscription services that we use.

►What do you gain from podcasting?        

Podcasting's been an amazing tool in building a network.


►How does your podcasting process look like? 

We find guests to interview through our personal networks, and people reach out to us via Twitter and our website.

We edit in Garageband and use auphonic.com to master the episode, and use Zencastr to record virtual interviews. 

We do both in person & remote interviews. In person I use a Zoom H5 to record with Shure-58 microphones.


►How do you market your show?

People can find us on Twitter, SoundCloud, iTunes, Facebook, and Instagram.


►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?

Just do it! Barrier to entry is so low, and you’ll be surprised by what happens if you just start doing stuff. 


►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?

Updated: a year ago