Laura Tee is a host of MuggleCast and co-host of #Millennial Podcast.
We thought the world had already hit rock bottom when we took a week off. We're back to give our take on the current state of affairs related to protests around the country demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims. DISCLAIMER: We endeavored to approach this week's discussion as allies, and do not claim to have all the answers. For rounded coverage from our black brothers and sisters, we recommend Code Switch, The Breakfast Club, Jamele Hill is Unbothered, 'Black Trauma And Showing Up At Work', and 'Okay, white people, here's what you can do now.' Andrew discovers quarantine birthdays suck, Lady Gaga drops 'Chromatica,' and John Krasinski can go to hell. Pam gives her review of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and her take on whether this is a compelling addition to the Hunger Games universe. This week in Corona: U.S. deaths have surpassed 100,000, and we're disgusted by the lack of national mourning. Theme parks won't let that stop them, though - Disney and Universal are set to re-open with strict social distancing and masking guidelines. We react to the horrific murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and give our take on the protests happening across the country. While the media selectively portrays the protests as violent, they seem to be missing the point: there are tanks in our streets, tear gas and rubber bullets flying. How the fuck did anyone think that would have a positive outcome? Resource: Ethel's Club is providing free grieving and healing sessions to black folks around the world, led by licensed black therapists. #Millennial's recommendations to fight white supremacy: Educate yourself: Prison Culture blog essential reading, Abolitionist Futures VOTE for candidates and legislation to hold authorities accountable  Understand racism doesn't "go away" - it mutates. Confront your implicit biases  Amplify the voices of people of color (and know when to shut up and listen) Support organizations across the country covering the bail and legal fees for arrested protestors: The Bail Project, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Atlanta Solidarity Fund, The National Bail Fund Network.  Support black businesses in your area: Official Black Wall Street, EatOkra (iOS and Android).  We see you, we stand with you, we're here for you. #BlackLivesMatter This week's show recommendations: AMC's Quiz (Andrew), Netflix's Dead to Me (Laura), and ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge (Pam).  And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: JK Rowling showing some TERF-dom... again... How does this impact our love of the Harry Potter series? We confront some of our own implicit biases. After taking this implicit bias test on race, we share our results, what they mean, and how we can get better.
This week's episode is dedicated to Charlie the cat - #ForCharlie! ❤️ In their latest move toward world domination, Disney+ will be bringing us a Percy Jackson TV series and... *drumroll* 🎶Alexander Hamilton🎶 Listener feedback has us discussing when we'll be comfortable going back to the movies, and how to deal with a job that is financially comfortable, but mentally draining. President Hydroxychloroquine is peddling a new Obama conspiracy theory and thinks he lives in an episode of Star Trek. Faux meat sales are up 264% since the pandemic began, and Laura has an unsettling Beyond Meat story. The Quarantine Game - how many of these 25 quarantine experiences apply to you? A surprise debate takes the panel by storm: is it gross not to shower daily? To get a Peloton, or not to get a Peloton? (But really, who tf can afford a Peloton?) Twitter is taking steps to let users know when tweets contain disputed or misleading COVID-19 information. These rules allegedly apply to world leaders, but do we believe Trump will be held accountable? Instagram is also making some changes, but they're hoping to help you fight the haters: they'll be making it possible to delete comments and block specific accounts from commenting in bulk. In honor of the start of summer, we've got some relaxing recommendations: ABC summer game shows (Andrew), Pitch season 1 on Hulu (Pam), and using this time to reconnect with long-lost friends (Laura). This week's episode is sponsored by Talkspace ( and enter code MILL for $100 off your first month). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: We took the 16Personalities quiz and got some interesting results. One of our panel is an introvert, and the other two are extroverts. Who do you think got these results? We're all turbulent, and we dig into what that means for each of us, and how we all experience imposter syndrome. Which celebrities share our personality types? Some of the results are intimidating and... odd. We also determine which Harry Potter characters' personalities match our own!
In the time of COVID-19, life keeps happening. #Millennial is here to make sure you've got our take on the latest! Andrew's 80-year-old grandmother is getting her first smartphone, Michelle Obama gave us all the feels in Netflix's "Becoming," and what we think of stupid people who refuse to wear masks. Listener feedback gives us a perspective on what the new normal for open office layouts may be, and a confession about a listener dreaming of being in a thruple with Andrew and Pat. Adele made headlines when she posted a full-body picture on Instagram, which made it very clear she has lost weight. The internet is divided over whether to celebrate Adele's "hot new bod" or to re-think the way we acknowledge body transformations. We get personal and share stories of people commenting on our bodies, and the longterm impact of those comments. While Laura is free to go bowling and get her nails did (she isn't), looks like Andrew will be sheltering in place for a while longer due to Illinois not lifting its stay-at-home order. Georgia continues to be the shame of the nation: why the murder of Ahmaud Arbery is just not getting attention, and why we're not convinced a grand jury will deliver justice. We welcome BAE Supporter, Tiara to the show! She uses her background in cybersecurity to educate us about how to keep our banking information safe, and she tests her #Millennial knowledge with a new quiz. One of the hosts has sex toys, two of the hosts have none. Guess who! This week's recommendations will give you some stay-home motivation: Taking advantage of quarantine meal kits provided by local restaurants (Andrew), Electric spin scrub brushes for all your grout-cleaning needs (Laura), Target drive-up service (Pam), and Hulu's "Nashville" (Tiara). And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: Many of us are getting it up during quarantine, which has caused an erection of sex toy sales. Laura gives an update on her latest home water damage saga. Her takeaways: asbestos is a bitch, don't back down on liable parties, and she and Marc won't be able to move home for quite a while. Tiara prompts an interesting discussion by asking how it feels to move back in with your parents. Moving back in with parents in early twenties vs early thirties - GAME CHANGER!
On this week's #Millennial, Micah is back, Nicholas Cage is "back," and a new Twilight book is coming out. What year is it?! At the top of the show, we address the latest in Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against presumptive Democratic nominee for President, Joe Biden. What do we make of Reade's allegations, and has Joe Biden handled this well? (Spoiler: No.) The latest projections for for COVID-19 infections and deaths finally freak Andrew out, and our entire panel is slated to stay home through the summer. Why is the U.S. a COVID-19 hotspot? Because we're a hot mess. Period. Since Laura has been forced to break quarantine due to her home disaster, we share some listener stories about the circumstances outside our control that force our hands on quarantine. The soon-to-be bankrupt AMC is fighting with Universal Studios over... trolls? Really? Now? How could move theaters have better prepared for the very clear direction at-home streaming is taking us culturally? This week's recommendations are some binge-worthy shows and a fun social distancing game: Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert's nightly monologues (Andrew), Good Omens (Laura), Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (Pam), and "Psych!" by Ellen Degeneres. This week's episode is sponsored by Raycon (go to for 15% off your order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: How did we get hereeeeee? It's an Imprint reunion to celebrate the announcement that Stephenie Meyer is FINALLY releasing Midnight Sun! Former Imprint host Andrea joins us, so the gang is back together again! We reminisce about our favorite fandom memories, and what it meant to have another book series to dive into post-Harry Potter. Can you enjoy a book and still criticize it? Of course! We all commit to reading Midnight Sun within 24 hours of its release and (potentially) a Twilight movie commentary?
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