Avocadotoast is a podcast for and by young people to increase political literacy and awareness among young Millenials and members of Generation Z. Each episode is split between the weekly news, which often focuses on U.S. politics, and a social or specific political topic the hosts explain and have a discussion around. The hosts offer varying levels of expertise of the subjects they choose, and sometimes have guests around their age to discuss topics that are either relevant to their lives, or that they might have expertise in. Listeners will become more knowledgeable about the world around them, and the hosts to create a community for themselves and their listeners to become a community of advocates and activists. We might never be able to afford homes because we’d rather be eating avocado toast, but we’ll keep you informed! Subscribe and listen to new episodes every Sunday!
Jessi Alperin (she/they) is a college student at Pitt majoring in French and environmental policy. Despite their deep love of theatre, they intend to spend most of their life working towards helping the planet improve developmentally and environmentally. Jessi is the proud mother of a small fuzzy kitten named Bolbi, who can be heard on select episodes of avocadotoast. A native Marylander and faux-Southerner, Jessi is a big fan of sweet tea and pulled pork sandwiches, but they are still a connoisseur of bougie millennial foods, like kombucha, and of course, avocado toast. They have been fortunate enough to visit four different countries and are hoping to soon add more countries to that list. Jessi and Nicole have been friends for almost 9 years now, and they would be more than happy to share any dirt or embarrassing stories they have on each other.
Nicole is currently a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies major at Stony Brook University who has a longstanding passion for advocating for equality. She’s from Maryland and absolutely despises the state flag design almost as much as she hates the humidity there. She adores space and cats, despite being tragically allergic to them, but that doesn’t stop her from showering every single cat she comes in contact with in love and praise (the hives usually do—it’s worth it though). For the past four years, Nicole has participated in a charity-driven international scavenger hunt called GISHWHES; the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. In 2014, she and her team won the grand prize for the hunt which gave them the opportunity to travel on an all-expenses paid trip to Croatia with her hero, and founder of the hunt, Misha Collins. She’s known Jessi since middle school through their involvement in theater and they’ve been friends for going on nine years now.