Shaun Scott (nametag misspelled)  and Hanna Brooks Olsen, holding the coffees they chose to buy instead of putting down payments on a home. Michael Hobbes has a policy of keeping his face off of the internet. Overhead sparkles are complete happenstance.
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Shaun Scott (nametag misspelled) and Hanna Brooks Olsen, holding the coffees they chose to buy instead of putting down payments on a home. Michael Hobbes has a policy of keeping his face off of the internet. Overhead sparkles are complete happenstance.
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Millennials ruining your coffee? Not so fast.

If you believe the New York Times, or watch CNN, or have read a thinkpiece between now and 2007 — you already know the bad news: The world is ending. Millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2000, have arrived to ruin #allthethings, blanketing the landscape with a thick carpet of Snapchat filters, participation trophies, and avocado toast. What does this, the most entitled cohort to ever walk the earth, expect from life? It might not be what you think.

Bill Radke was joined in the studio by writers, activists, and certified millennials Hanna Brooks Olsen, Shaun Scott, and Michael Hobbes (whose Huffington Post Highline article "Millennials are screwed" went viral).

After asking them why they killed cereal, Bill and the trio dove into the nuts and bolts of what makes their (full disclosure, our) generation so unique. It's the largest and most diverse in the history of America, but also subject to unique financial pressures and a frayed social safety net.