Podcast: Alan Talaga on millennials and other not-real things

The Madison comedian talks with us about his upcoming tech-sector satire, the Madlennial Tech And Culture Forum.

The Madison comedian talks with us about his upcoming tech-sector satire, the Madlennial Tech And Culture Forum.


Is Madison being overrun by tech-savvy millennials, or is it being overrun by people who desperately hope to sell things to tech-savvy millennials? I’d say mostly the latter, but I’m guessing both will get theirs at the satirical Madlennial Tech And Culture Forum, a sketch show taking place Friday, June 17 at Broom Street Theater.

Madison comedian and writer Alan Talaga is organizing the show, and he joined me on this week’s podcast. We talked about business and political leaders’ overheated efforts to appeal to millennials, the self-importance of which the startup world is capable, using “mystery” Facebook events to promote shows, and balancing humor with the serious social and economic implications of the tech sector. Somehow we neglected to bring up The Capital Times“cool workspace” series.

The music in this episode is by Madison/Eau Claire duo Cap Alan, who I should note are playing a show on Friday, June 3.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and catch WORT-FM’s weeknight local news show, which partners with us to produce these. Thanks to Dylan Brogan for producing this interview.

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