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As of this episode, we have all officially voted! Do you want us to be able to change out Trump's screaming face for sunglasses Joe? Get out and vote and make it happen! Laura became THAT paranoid pet owner, and Pam became THAT person who forgot her mask. As promised, we deliver dramatic readings of our bitchy Yelp reviews. Some of us are bitchier than others. 👀 We apologize in advance for this - we showed off our lack of vocal talent when trying to see if Google could identify the songs we were humming. WARNING: Don't fap during a work Zoom meeting, even if you think your camera is off. With covid-19 cases on the rise as predicted, pandemic fatigue is setting in for many of us. Trump was a ratings LOSER during the battle of the two town halls. And while we're sick of debates, we'll be hosting a chat watch party for EVERYONE during this Thursday's final Presidential debate. Join the #Millennial for all Discord here. Just half of registered voters expect to know the outcome of the election within a few days of November 3rd. We think it's important to mentally prepare ourselves for the possibility that we won't know the winner on election night. Here are some tips to help stay sane this election season. With increased awareness of police brutality, many primetime procedural police dramas are having to assess how they'll approach current events. How do police dramas fuel our implicit biases? We're joined by BAE supporter Amy, who's here to fill us in on what teaching is like during the pandemic. What are the pros and cons of face-to-face vs. digital learning? Amy shares the precautions being taken in her school. This week's recommendations will give you a nice break from election coverage: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Andrew), Haunted Places (Laura), BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky on Netflix (Pam), and 'Crying in My Car: A Podcast for Teachers' (Amy). This week's episode is sponsored by Bartleby Write (www.getbartleby.com/MILL for your first month FREE), Everyplate (https://www.everyplate.com and enter promo code mill3 for three weeks of EveryPlate meals for just $2.99), and Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to join for FREE). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: Andrew has written his pee pee tale, and we get a sneak peak preview read by Andrew himself! The panel is put to the test: do we remember what we learned in the 5th grade? Cringey work stories: we all have them. Between the panel and our Patrons, we've got every workplace horror story involving nudes, getting caught talking shit, POOP, and so much more.
Happy "Fuck Christopher Columbus" Day everyone! We're kicking off the show with a focus on how we're voting, and the reveal that one of our panel has already voted! Can you guess who? Thankfully, Disney+ won't be giving the Mulan treatment to 'Soul,' which will release on 12/25 at no additional cost! In darker news, the FBI thwarted an attempt to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan by a group of 45 apologists. Trump's doctor has cleared him to return to public engagements, but recent interviews are making us all question his health. In a first for our lifetimes, there will not be three Presidential debates. Trump's refusal to participate in a virtual debate should have us all further questioning his readiness to lead. If the GOP wanted to prioritize another stimulus package before the election, could they actually make it happen? There's no doubt this pandemic has been a shit show, but we want to highlight the products, media, and food that is getting us through this! Since Yelp is reportedly going to be flagging pages of businesses accused of racism, we take a dive into our own history with Yelp. This week's Surprise Bitch! victim is Caleb, and Caleb is prepared AF. Has a voting plan, is vaccinated, and awaiting Andrew's review of Vegas before considering a move there. We've got some fun recommendations this week! The Weakest Link is returning to NBC (Andrew), Trade Joe's Pumpkin Spice coffee (Pam), and Phasmophobia (available on Steam) (Laura). This week's episode is sponsored by Barefoot Scientists (https://www.barefootscientist.com and enter code mil at checkout for 20% off your first order), Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale), and Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/mill for your new favorite flats). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark: It's a Patrons' exclusive Confessional Palooza! Our Patrons sent in their most burning confessions, and we read and react LIVE! Don't let our screwed up culture make you feel bad about being a virgin or not. Have any of us ever gotten a nastygram from our internet service providers about torrenting? A tale of willingly getting chlamydia "for the dick." We commiserate over the struggles of weight management and disordered eating. The panel learns about a special kind of kink!
The powers of science and karma combined last week to make Andrew think (maybe) there is a God. The toddler in chief has the 'rona, and we're here for some real talk on what this means for the country and our upcoming election. The timeline here is insane: from a Tuesday night debate to a Wednesday night COVID positive announcement. The 11 confirmed cases so far seem to have one gathering in common: The Amy Coney Barrett announcement event in the Rose Garden. Inconsistency and petulance took up residence at Walter Reed military hospital for 3 days, after which Bunker Bitch checked himself out and is feeling better than *GASP* ever. He is knowingly putting his staff, Secret Service detail, and followers in danger by returning to the campaign trail as if he never tested positive. Laura thinks the Trump campaign's approach for the rest of the campaign will be to go full North Korean "dear leader is invincible." How do we think Biden should handle the October 15th debate? Is it okay to feel vindicated by Trump catching the virus he's been downplaying all year? (Yes.) Andrew is texting for the Biden campaign, and wants you to join him! To volunteer to phone bank or text, click here! Is it pedantic for social platforms not to have a way to dismiss the voting reminders? Hollywood's going all in on pandemic themed projects, prompting the question... do we really need pandemic shows while we're still living in a pandemic? We've got some WTF news to help you (and us) unwind from this long ass week. This week's recommendations will have you safe and content for the fall: Overtone + getting your flu shot at Costco for $20 if you're underinsured (Laura), refreshing your space with some new decor before the colder weather sinks in (Andrew), and Sohla El-Waylly's new show Stump Sohla (Pam).  This week's episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code MILL for $100 off your first month) and Framebridge (https://www.framebridge.com and enter code MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark: Pam introduces us to the idea of toxic positivity, or the tendency to portray oneself as happy no matter what. Take the quiz to see how toxic positivity plays a role in your life. As a culture, do we breed toxic positivity by undervaluing the importance of mental health? Workplaces can be a breeding ground for toxic positivity: how to just say it and avoid giving your colleagues "the shit sandwich."
What the hell am I watching right now? This episode is dedicated to reacting to the first Presidential debate of the season, immediately after it ended. As Trump spent 99% of his (and everyone else's) time steamrolling and bullying Biden and Chris Wallace, we wonder how anyone can still be undecided in this election? While Biden had some nice zingers throughout the night, we're hoping to see more of this in future debates. #shutupman While not super frequent, we take some time to discuss the moments in which Trump was noticeably silent for extended periods of time: race relations, election integrity, and climate change. It's because he's scared by these topics, and Biden should use that in future debates. Biden shines when he's looking straight into the camera and speaking with the people. We want more of that, and less reacting to the clown on the other side of the stage. And just for anyone keeping track at home, Trump wouldn't willingly denounce white supremacy when given the chance to. Chris Wallace is seeing criticism for his inability to control the debate stage - what are our thoughts on his job as moderator? This week's recommendations will hopefully give you some relief from this dumpster fire of a debate we just witnessed: Stainless steel wipes (Andrew), Hulu's Pen15 (Pam), and rewatching old episodes of the West Wing (Laura). This week's episode is sponsored by Bartleby Write (www.getbartleby.com/MILL for 1 month free), Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/mill), and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's edition of After Dark, available on Patreon: Let's take a break from all the election talk, shall we? What's a lie we once told that ended up snowballing into something bigger? The Discord comes for Andrew, and they've got receipts! What's the best non-sexual feeling in the world? Andrew tells us about his lingering childhood fear of Groucho Marx.
In the wake of RBG's passing, we're encouraging you to check your voter registration status and make a plan to vote. May her memory be a blessing. Check out our latest Breaking News installment to hear our reactions immediately after this news broke. Pat is back, and he's got some great news to give us all a dose of positivity in this shit storm of a year. The first volume of President Obama's memoir is arriving November 17th, and we're debating whether we want a physical copy, the audiobook, or both. How were the Emmy's STILL 3 hours long with the virtual format? While we're still on the road to a vaccine, the CDC cautions that we won't have enough doses to return to "normal life" until 3rd quarter 2021. The CDC updates its guidelines to warn that 6 feet may not be enough and then... retracts said guidelines. We're guessing the White House toddler shit his diapers and demanded they take it down. Key things to know about election polling, true or false edition: what to keep in mind when reading polls this election season. Facebook is paying certain users not to use its platform before the election. We'd quit Facebook for free tbh. SNL has found its Joe Biden for season 46 in Jim Carrey. Our thoughts on this pick, and if we're concerned that shows like SNL have an impact on election outcomes. This week's recommendations will protect your body and soul: keep wearing sunscreen, even in the cooler months (Laura), Great British Baking Show, series 11 (Pat), and Legos (Andrew). This week's episode is sponsored by HempBombs (https://www.hempbombs.com and enter code MILL at checkout for 30% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark: Andrew is salty with a certain someone for not being transparent about a potential conflict of interest. Laura finally has GOOD NEWS about her home flooding drama. Y'all asked so many great AMA questions, we prioritized getting through the last of them this week: Best things about being in our 30's? When did we make things official with our partners? And of course we somehow end up talking about dildos.  
"So, you accidentally leaked your nudes online." Even Captain America goofs up on the internet sometimes, so don't feel bad about the last drunk text you sent your ex. Welcome back, Micah! Along with the coronavirus pandemic has come a pandemic of cracked teeth. Learn to recognize the signs of teeth grinding and work with your dentist to get a mouthguard! Our hope is eroded after checking in on a no-mask rally in Utah. Andrew has signed up to be tracked... by Nevada's contact tracing app. While there may be strides in smarter mask development, AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trials have been halted for safety reasons. Bob Woodward's here to show us Trump knew how bad COVID-19 was all along, and he's got the receipts too. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was mocked by FOX Sports' Skip Bayless for coming forward about his mental health struggles. We speak about how toxic masculinity informs how we respond to athletes who are transparent about their mental health. The Academy is rolling out new inclusion standards for films to meet in order to qualify for Oscar's submission. We take a look and discuss whether these criteria are meaningful or just for show. FMK(ancel) returns with a slight re-brand, and apparently everyone wants to do the dirty with Dr. Fauci. This week's recommendations are here to help you have a good time: Coca-Cola’s Aha Seltzers (Andrew), Pontoon brewing's Tropical Cluster Slush Sooper Froot (Laura), ‘Six: The Musical’ (studio cast recording) (Pam), and Warlock -  Imperial Pumpkin Stout (Micah).  This week's show is sponsored by Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale) and Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/mill for your new favorite flats). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: AMA Part 2! What things do we justify spending too much money on? What advice do we have for new homebuyers? Which unsolved murder case would we most like to solve? What life decisions have we surprised ourselves with?
This week, Pam brings her shades to the show, and Andrew brings his too in solidarity. We'll also be holding our Black Panther watch party in celebration of Chadwick Boseman's life this weekend, open to all. Stay tuned for details! Are people's special drink orders at Starbucks and Dunkin' annoyingly complicated? Barista Pam sounds off. This week's Confessional writers want to know: should I stay with a partner who's giving an unreasonable ultimatum? Should I have shared a fat bowl with my cousins? Since it's been 6 months since the pandemic started, we look back at earlier episodes from happier times and cringe at our earliest reactions to COVID-19. Laura filled out the interest form for the COVID vaccine trial. If you think you may be interested in participating, the form can be found here. Please consult your doctor prior to agreeing to take part in any kind of medical or vaccine trial.  As the CDC advises states to prepare for a possible vaccine prior to the election, skepticism abounds as to whether that is a reasonable timeframe. RPatz got the 'rona - will Hollywood decide it's too soon to reopen? Do we believe Trump made disparaging remarks about fallen soldiers? Look no further than his public comments on John McCain. "Hello, 911 - I'd like to report a metaphor in progress!" Donald Trump and the Sinking Boat Parade. What is OnlyFans, who is Bella Thorne, and why is she taking heat from the Sex Work community? Here is a great explainer from Lylac Doll, an OnlyFans creator who has been impacted by the situation. This week's recommendations are perfect for settling into Fall: Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Andrew), Netflix's 'The Haunting of Hill House' (Laura), and NutPods pumpkin spice creamer (Pam).  This week's episode is sponsored by Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/mill), Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo code MILL for $100 off your first month), and FrameBridge (https://www.framebridge.com and enter promo code MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: It's an AMA! Patrons submit their most burning questions for us to answer. What are our unpopular opinions? What are our most hilarious and awkward childhood blunders? For some reason we end up talking about embarrassing poop stories. *shrug*
At the top of the show, we spend some time on Chadwick Boseman's legacy and the crushing blow that is the loss of a brilliant mind, creator, and humanitarian too soon. We'll be inviting listeners to join us next weekend for a Black Panther watch party in celebration of Chadwick's life - keep an eye on our social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for more info. Have you ever purchased something that seemed too good to be true via an Instagram ad? Be on the look out for Instascams! The Trump admin is still botching their response to COVID-19, but if you want to keep an eye on vaccine progress, you can do so here. The NBA has taken a stand in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, and refused to play until basketball rings agreed to serve as polling places in the upcoming election. "sTop WItH tHe PoLItiCs aNd EntErTaIN mE" said Trump sycophants everywhere. A 17-year-old murderer was able to walk freely around Kenosha with his AR-15, so remember that next time you're saying white privilege doesn't exist, Aunt Karen. After years of fan campaigning, DC fans will finally see the Snyder cut of the Justice League movie, originally directed by Joss Whedon after Zach Snyder had to unexpectedly leave the project. When fan petitions go well (One Day At A Time, Brooklyn 99, Lucifer) and when they go bad (Game of Thrones, Star Wars). We're joined by BAE guest Becky who, like many Americans, is working and schooling her children from home. We've gotta be honest, Becky is a super hero - listen to her inspirational story and tips for staying sane during the pandemic. We've got a variety of recommendations this week: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1&2 for Playstation (Andrew), volunteering to phone bank, text, or write postcards for your favorite candidate or non-profit (Laura), 'Get On Up' (Pam), and two podcasts: Unlocking Us and The Happiness Lab (Becky). This week's show is sponsored by ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first purchase). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: Andrew and Laura's continued home woes. Is there such a thing as a useful HOA? (No.) No one - not your realtor, HOA, or inspector is a better advocate for you than YOU. Laura's been out of her home for 4 months now, and keeps getting obstacles thrown her way.
Buckle up everyone - we play Taboo Word of the Week again, and this time we slip up... a lot. 💀 Pew Research has the latest data on dealbreakers and deal closers in potential relationships. Surprise surprise, if you voted for Trrrruuuu - Agent Orange, your pool will be more limited. We take a moment to acknowledge yet another example of police brutality: Jacob Blake is in intensive care following a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Orange Julius isn't having the start to his convention week that he'd probably hoped for: Steve Bannon was arrested for defrauding scared white people, Kellyanne Conway announced her departure from the White House, 89 former defense officials penned an op-ed speaking out against Tr*mp, and the New York Attorney General and Manhattan District Attorney are expanding their investigations of the Tr*mp Foundation and Organization. As we wait for the RNC shitshow to unfold, we look back at the highlights of last week's DNC: strong showings from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, complete sentences, inclusivity, THE OBAMAS. QAnon is the (more) unhinged, scarier version of the Tea Party. How have this fringe group managed to hijack #savethechildren and get candidates on the ballot? Will we ever blow out candles on a birthday cake again? NYT presents a list of "fun" things that won't be the same after the 'rona. We don't endorse going on vacation during a pandemic, but if you do, there are three states to avoid in particular, which are experiencing the highest infection rates per capita: Texas, Georgia, and Florida. Some TikTokers got their power and water shut off at their Hollywood Hills mansion for continuing to party during the pandemic. Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my strideNobody gonna slow me down, oh no The #FreeBritney movement is deeper than you think: Britney Spears has had very limited control over her life since her very public 2008 breakdown, and some fans believe she's been sending secret cries for help. This week's recommendations are all pretty responsible, unlike this episode's drinking game: Britney Spears' Glory (Andrew), What did Hubble see on your birthday? (Laura), and keep wearing your sunscreen (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/mill), (https://www.magicspoon.com/MILL to get a variety pack and enter promo code MILL at checkout to get FREE shipping), and Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: While this isn't a good time for anyone's overall savings, we've found there are select goods and services we're spending less money on. What are they? Patrons sound off too, and Laura tries to make it into a guessing game, but it falls apart because she lost (or won, depending on how you look at it) Taboo Word of the Week. Pam and Laura start espousing their love for Brad Mondo and comparing at-home beauty rituals, and Andrew is already dreading editing this episode. What relationship-impacting disagreements have we had with friends and family who aren't taking the pandemic seriously?
Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden's running mate last week. Listen to our thoughts on the selection in our most recent edition of Breaking News! It's a very special podcast host's birthday, which warrants a very special prank call. Happy birthday, Micah! Thanks to everyone who pointed out that Andrew did indeed say last week's taboo word (2020). Andrew takes 1.5 shots as his penance. Queensland Australia is seeing a significant reduction in flu transmission as a result of Queenslanders following coronavirus-inspired hygiene practices. While the Trumpster is at it again with the birther movement, Mike Pence vows to save America's meat.  Does Trump have a reason to be nervous about this election? We do an overview of which states are toss-ups, and which party has the most to lose in the Senate. Being nervous about his election odds would certainly explain why our toddler-in-chief is trying to kill the U.S. Postal Service. (Note: This episode was recorded prior to statements on Tuesday by the Postmaster General) We've got some tips to help make sure your vote is counted this fall! As the 'Rona climbs to the #3 cause of death in the United States, more schools are closing due to outbreaks mere days after opening. ABC is finally releasing a 2018 episode of Black-ish that was pulled for being "too political." Does purchasing a novel from a known problematic author make a confessional writer a bad person? We'll discuss enjoying problematic things in this week's After Dark. We've got some great recommendations for a cozy night in this week! Fall Guys on PS4 and Steam (Andrew), ReignBot on Youtube, and Juan Gil Silver Label red wine (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by bioClarity (https://www.bioclarity.com and use code MIL for 15% off everything on their website), Raycon (https://www.buyraycon.com/mill for 15% off Raycon wireless earbuds), and Magic Spoon (https://www.magicspoon.com/MILL to get a variety pack of cereal and use promo code MILL at checkout for FREE shipping). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark: We make a Surprise Bitch! call to listener Madeleine, who fills us in on living in Austin and her hustles to get her through quarantine. We revisit some of our old faves with a 2020 lens, and how we reconcile our enjoyment of them despite problematic elements. Our parents are also revisiting their favorite TV shows while we're at home, and cringing at some aspects of the stories that haven't aged well. There can be a fine line between taking a critical lens to entertainment and seeking to be critical in the name of call-out culture.
We made a #Millennial Summer Rewind Mix of our favorite summer tunes. Check it out here! As Ellen DeGeneres and her show's producers face fire for multiple accusations of physical and emotional abuse, we weigh in on current trends of toxic workplaces being held accountable. What would you do if your significant other refused to pay their student loans, resulting in a complicated financial situation? New York's Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association in the hopes of dissolving the national organization. What legal precedent might exist for this? Orange Julius signed four executive orders to help Americans suffering financially due to the continued pandemic. We dig into the executive orders and the many strings attached to benefitting from them. Recommended reading: A President Ignored: Trump's outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug. As clothing sales continue to fall, it might be time to purchase stock in sweatpants, which have seen an 80% increase in sales.  Georgia's schools are serving as an example of why it was a terrible idea to open schools this fall. Laura explains. Will we be paying $30 to see Mulan on Disney+ in addition to our regular subscription fees? Awww, looks like AMC and Universal finally made up! This week's recommendations will keep you busy: PODs and supporting the USPS (Andrew), going to a drive-in theatre (Laura), and Umbrella Academy season 2 (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order), Anastasia Beverly Hills (https://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com and enter promo code MILL for 15% off your first purchase), and Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo 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 take a trip down memory lane and talk about Midnight Sun. The nostalgia here is real, y'all! Who's creepier? Twilight Edward or Midnight Sun Edward? We all agree: Stephenie Meyer knows how to talk to her fans, unlike SOMEONE we know *cough*JK Rowling*cough* What other book series would we like to see companion novel adaptions for? How do we feel reading this story from the vantage point as 30-somethings?
Andrew is safe and sound in Vegas (despite a near-death experience in St. Louis), and we're back baby! What fate met TikTok while we were off, and why are people speculating about Taylor Swift's sexuality? Laura and Pam are alarmed by Andrew's thoughts (as usual). A confessional from someone who tried sex work prompts us to talk about jobs we've had or considered in the past, and Andrew identifies a pattern for Laura. The main theme of Trumpster Fire is negative growth... at a rate of 32.9%. What does this mean, and how is Trump trying to distract us? With CARES Act unemployment assistance and eviction moratoriums ending, we pivot to what this means for renters who are still suffering economically, as well as the difficulty faced by small property management operations. People are Google-ing about how to date and meet people during COVID - are we able to help them? How do we think people fake emergencies to get out of bad dates right now? Does 2020 have a Song of the Summer? This week's recommendations are pretty predictable based on our personalities: Bringing walkie talkies with you on a multi-car road trip (Andrew), this r/nosleep strory (Laura), and the Hario Cold Brew Bottle (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/MILL) and Anastasia Beverly Hills (https://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com and enter promo code MILL for 15% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's episode of After Dark, available on Patreon: It's the MuggleSuck AMA y'all! We took Patrons' most burning questions about growing up in the Harry Potter fandom. We chat about staying in touch with former hosts, Wizard Rock, and who Andrew is afraid of showing up at his house. The former podcast hosts: Where are they now? Pam spills some tea about her worst celebrity interview. Stay tuned for a photo of the encounter on Patreon!
This week's episode runs the gamut on topics, so let's dive right in, shall we? Pam celebrated a socially distant birthday, and Andrew bids adieu to Chicago. We pay tribute to two civil rights icons we were gutted to lose on the same day: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian. As Andrew leaves Chicago, Laura and Pam quiz his Windy City knowledge. Are our pets getting too attached to having us around? What can we do to ease them back into the "old normal" when we go back to work? 'Rona roundup gets more ridiculous every week: White House demands case counts be reported to HHS instead of CDC, and Gov. Brian Kemp of Ga. sues Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms over her mask mandate. We're trying to be optimistic about a vaccine though! Trumpster Fire should have been the name of Trump's Sunday interview with Chris Wallace. Protesters are being swept off the streets by federal agents in unmarked vans in Portland because Trump really wants to play the tyrannical overlord. In light of Andrew's move, we talk about times in our lives where we've moved somewhere, only to have it not work out. How did we process the shame and feelings of failure? This week's recommendations are a grab bag: Mr. Clean Magic Erasers (Andrew), the 'March' graphic novel trilogy by John Lewis (Laura), and Trader Joe's cold brew coffee concentrate (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by Anastasia Beverly Hills (AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com and enter promo code MILL for 15% off your first purchase), Issuu (Issuu.info/MILL to sign up for your FREE account), and ThirdLove (Thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL to get 15% off your first purchase). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: This week, Pam is bringing the tea. And we're here for it! How to have a conversation with someone who doesn't view the 'rona risk the same way as you do. We take this really hard Twilight superfan test in celebration of the upcoming Midnight Sun release. We really need to re-read Twilight.
Corona, and Karens, and TikTok, oh my! It's a mixed bag on this week's episode, but the same old real talk. Between Pam losing power, RBG being in the hospital (again), and another tragedy for the cast of Glee, this week is definitely living up to the 2020 standard. While the $600 weekly unemployment stimulus is ending soon, the Trump administration wants to replace it with things that help rich people, like capital gains tax holidays. We're "screaming inside our hearts" about Florida's earth-shattering record for new daily cases of the 'rona. SCOTUS continues to stick it to President Fucknugget, and Betsy DeVos wants to send our nation's children back to school this fall. Would we send our own children? Who is hardest impacted by this push? With the U.S. potentially banning our favorite timesuck, TikTok, we dive into accusations against the popular app that it is putting our private information in the hands of the Chinese government. Are we more concerned about TikTok than we are about Facebook? Should we be? In listener feedback, we receive a Confessional reminding us that one listener predicted Andrew would hate Chicago and the best possible outcome of being laid off. NEW GAME: Karen 1-5. We perform dramatic readings of posts by "Karens" in our communities. In this week's recommendations: Ready Player One (Andrew), requesting your absentee ballot for your local run-offs (Laura), and 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and use promo code MILL for $100 off your first month), Raycon (https://www.buyraycon.com/mill to get 15% off Raycon wireless earbuds), and Anastasia Beverly Hills (https://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/mill to get 15% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark: Surprise Bitch! victim Dylan learns a dark secret about high school courtesy of Andrew. We dive down the rabbit hole of curses and conspiracy theories. Do we believe in this stuff? Patrons chime in through Discord to share their families' beliefs, and we cover a number of prominent curse/conspiracy theories, such as the Kennedys, Glee, and the 27 club.
The holiday weekend brought excitement to our lives with Hamilton on Disney+, but Andrew's got an even bigger life event hitting the airwaves this week! Apparently quarantine makes every day feel like the 4th of July to some - why all the fireworks?? Walmart is (for once) doing a public service and converting 160 of its parking lots into drive-in movie theaters. Universities have begun announcing their plans for returning to campus this fall, and we're already predicting hot spots on campus. This week in Trump associates who have tested positive: Herman Cain, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and multiple officials, oh my! Two thumbs way down to airlines already planning to fill planes completely. Young people in Alabama are throwing COVID parties, and offering payouts to infected individuals. Florida continues making new records with its daily cases count. SCOTUS has ruled that states can punish Electoral College voters who don't vote in line with their state's popular vote in federal elections. We got an insider scoop into the White House's requests for Trump's July 3rd Nazi Party rally/Frat kegger event. Why Mt. Rushmore's ugly history inspires so much backlash from protesters. Some of your favorite TV shows are pulling controversial episodes containing blackface, and we have a conversation about intent vs impact. Listener feedback asks... how would we want a teacher to handle a fellow student being racist, and how to handle an unexpected pregnancy? This week's recommendations are good for your brain and your mental health: Ron Chernow's Hamilton biography (Laura), 'The Babysitter's Club' on Netflix (Pam), and taking a deep sigh a few times a day (Andrew). This week's episode is sponsored by listeners like you. Thank you to our latest Patrons Tanja, Art, VP, Joe, Lauren, Sam, and Emilee! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: Some required reading to prime yourself for this discussion. JK Rowling is proving so desperate for allies, she has mischaracterized her long-time approach towards our old boss. How do we know? We were there when she was pissed at him. Speaking of, we have plenty of stories about how terrible it was to work for him. From withholding pay to taking credit for projects completed by unpaid staff, we've. got. the. tea. What was it like on the Potter convention circuit? (Mostly) wholesome fun, but we were party animals.
JK Rowling is at it again, and this is just getting embarrassing. 🤦‍♀️Meanwhile, Jenna Marbles is seemingly self-aware and has decided to remove herself from Youtube. We really don't like this timeline. With at least 14 states pausing or halting their re-opening plans in light of skyrocketing Covid-19 numbers, we examine our own quarantine adherence 4 months into the pandemic in the United States. Meanwhile, people across the nation (including Vice President Pence) think masking requirements are a first amendment violation. Um... Dear Leader continues to have a bad time: SCOTUS struck down Louisiana's anti-abortion law, the New York Times broke a story about a suspected Russian plot to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers, his approval ratings continue to drag, and Facebook and Twitter are looking to crack down on misinformation. Google That Shit makes a triumphant return, and this week's theme is Gen Z vs Millennials. We welcome BAE supporter Scott to the panel! Scott is a meteorologist, and has some science-based wisdom to share about climate change, weather alerts, and the infamous sharpie incident. Will we be able to survive on Earth 100 years from now? What will be different? (Don't worry, Scott has some news that will help you sleep somewhat comfortably.) To learn more about climate change and weather patterns in general, Scott recommends checking out Highlights from the Fourth National Climate Assessment (2018) by the US Global Change Research Program and Climate.gov. This week's recommendations run the gamut: My Panera+ Coffee Subscription for free coffee all summer (Andrew), Glossier's Futuredew (Laura), 'Younger' on Hulu (Pam), and Costco's premade margarita mix (Scott). This week's episode is sponsored by Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/mill), Issuu (https://www.issuu.info/mill to sign up FREE), and listeners like you (https://www.patreon.com/millennial). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: We pepper Scott with more questions about climate change, meteorology, and California wildfires #behindthepaywall. Is the world ready for the massive infrastructure changes we'll need to make to cope with climate change? In a change of pace, we dig into the trend of shorter TV seasons we're seeing on Netflix in particular. What are the pros and cons to shorter TV seasons? Why is Netflix putting such a high volume of new content up all the time? Andrew has a theory.
Pam and Marc are back this week, and it's a good thing, because we have a lot of ground to cover. Welcome to the mid-season finale of 2020, where news ranges from Disney bleeping Hamilton to Trumpster Fire 2020. Apple's WWDC introduces some features to help deal with your annoying friends when they blow up group messages, and Apple Watch will soon be providing a countdown when it detects hand washing happening. Laura and Marc are playing Last of Us 2 and ignoring the haters. Let's kill some zombies! Andrew delights himself by purchasing new music beds for our show segments. While California is requiring everyone to wear masks in public spaces, several southern states are seeing the consequences of re-opening too soon. This week in Trumpster Fire 2020: Americans can turn off political ads on Facebook and Instagram (thank god), Scumbag John Bolton is not a patriot, SCOTUS decisions, and Trump's "very sad" rally taken down by Gen Z and Kpop stans. You love to see it. Marc provides his insights on call-out culture and having meaningful dialogues with potential allies surrounding discussions of #BlackLivesMatter and police brutality. When and how is it productive to call someone out, and what is the end goal in doing so? This week's recommendations are all art, baby! Hulu's 'Love, Victor' (Pam and Andrew), Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown (Laura), and the upcoming Spiderman 2: Miles Morales for PS5 (Marc). Stay tuned in past the end music for a couple of bloopers! This week's episode is sponsored by listeners like you. Support the show for as little as $2 per month, and gain instant access to loads of bonus content. We're so thankful for your support! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: It's time to Surprise Bitch! listener Drew, who clues us in about how the dog walking business is faring under COVID-19. Inspired by our Facebook group, we come clean about the common knowledge we've only recently discovered. It turns out we're really dumb when it comes to car knowledge. "Whores de-vors."
The Tik Tok Gods and Goddesses have decided it’s time to roast millennials. Let’s see how many generational stereotypes we can fulfill this episode! We welcome Marc back to the show, and he plugs a very important conversation we’ll be having next week about call-out culture. We gush about the Playstation 5 announcement, but wonder how much money we’ll be forking over to Sony this fall. We examine current polling in the Biden v. Trump Presidential race, and while the numbers look promising, let’s not get too confident. On Friday, the Trump administration revoked transgender and abortion healthcare protections, and on Monday the Supreme Court ruled that you can’t fire someone for being LGBT. Whiplash much? Inspired by this Vox article, we ask ourselves which quarantine routines do we think we’ll stick to once this is over? This week’s confessionals ask… is it okay to have a work crush when you’re in a monogamous relationship? And what to do if you have a crush on your straight best friend? Our BAE supporters want to know… how we see the future of podcasting, what long-term quarantine projects we have (and haven’t) completed, and how working from home has adjusted our home layout needs. This week’s recommendations are quarantine friendly! Vegan walnut taco meat (Laura), Joe Hill's ‘Locke and Key’ (Marc), and ‘Dating Around’ season 2 (Andrew). This week’s episode is sponsored by Issuu (https://www.issuu.info/MILL to sign up for FREE today) and Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo code MILL to get $100 off your first month). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week’s installment of After Dark: Laura and Marc share the latest in their home repair drama after a major leak drove them out of their home for months. According to Pew, the oldest millennials are turning 39 this year. As we pass the torch of being the cool, young, hip generation over to Gen Z, how prepared are we for middle age? As Laura considers donating her eggs to pay off student loans, Andrew and Marc discover that they’ve been wasting a perfectly good money-making opportunity their entire lives.
Dr. Sarah Steelman, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist, who specializes in LGBTQ+ affirmative practices. She joins us at the top of the show to discuss J.K. Rowling's latest tweets and why they are dangerous and damaging to trans people. Check out her professional page here. Sarah discusses with us the importance of affirmative language, why J.K. Rowling's opinions are rooted in pseudoscience, and whether or not she can redeem herself. Following up on last week's discussion about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and nationwide protests, we've got some tangible progress to point to for those naysaying the need for protests. For more perspective on the hundreds of years of systemic racism that brought us where we are today, we recommend watching this video by Kimberly Latrice Jones. In this week's Confessional, a listener writes that they feel guilt about not wanting to cut off their racist family, and we respond. K-pop stans took their protest digital, and flooded hateful Twitter trends like #whitelivesmatter and #bluelivesmatter with pictures, memes, and fancams of their favorite groups in an effort to drown out the hate - and they succeeded. When the Dallas Police Department asked people to send in photos and videos of protestors participating in "illegal activities" to their app, K-pop stans flooded them with submissions, ultimately causing the app to crash. To inject some much-needed love during these troubled times, we discuss love in the time of corona. Listeners in new relationships around or after the start of the pandemic submit their stories, and we bask in the excitement of their new love. This week's recommendations are sure to help broaden some perspectives: Fulton Street Books and Coffee (Laura), HBO's 'We're Here' docuseries (Andrew), and Netflix's 'The Half of It' (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by StoryWorth (https://www.storyworth.com/mill for $10 off your first purchase and the perfect gift for Dad!) and RayCon (https://www.buyraycon.com/mill for 15% off Raycon wireless earbuds). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark: How are we moving forward as Harry Potter fans in light of J.K. Rowling's harmful rhetoric towards our trans family? What changes do we plan on making to our consumption of new Wizarding World content? Shifting towards a mentality of supporting fan-created merchandise over official merchandise. We discuss how the fandom continues to hold its space, and make sure that space is welcoming for all.
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 (https://www.talkspace.com 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 https://www.buyraycon.com/mill 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?
This week's episode really shows our age, but we're here with our thrown-out backs and quarantine drama to cover the latest, so buckle up! Andrew threw out his back last week and was a total embarrassment during his first visit to the chiropractor. We think it's really nice that Kim Jong Un has decided Trump's crazy is enough for the world right now (but really he prob dead). Laura calls the Georgia Governor's Mansion and requests a tour to celebrate the end of shelter in place. Donald Trump makes his stupidest comments yet during the coronavirus pandemic. If an autocrat injects Clorox into his lungs and Dr. Fauci isn't there to stop him, does anyone really care? GAME: Andrew quizzes us about some of the stupidest things U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents have said. If you've been having weird dreams lately, the 'rona may be to blame according to a UC Berkeley neuroscience professor. Laura reveals some of her weirdest sleep talk moments, while Pam goes all Groot in her anxiety dreams. BAE Choice: How to handle loud upstairs neighbors with children during the pandemic? This week's recommendations are big on the catharsis we all need: Disect, season 6 - Beyonce's 'Lemonade' (Pam), Elderflower Liqueur (Laura), turning turnips on Andrew's Animal Crossing island (Andrew). And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: The downside of homeownership: maintenance and neighbors. Laura recounts what happened to her home, where she's staying now, and what the next steps are. But is the Hillary standee okay??? So. many. reasons. to. have. adequate. insurance (for homeowners and renters!). Don't skimp - it'll be a lifesaver when your neighbor's water heater leaks all over your shit.
We're back on 4/20 to ask the question... is there a light appearing at the end of this coronatunnel? Yes, but let's not rush it, Republican Governors. A Confessional writer takes some heat from a well-meaning, but possibly misguided friend, and we talk about why it's okay to feel grief about the current state of affairs. While San Diego Comic Con has canceled, movie theaters are plotting their plans for reopening. Given that movie theaters are nasty anyway, who among us will brave the new normal with 200 of our closest friends for 3 hours? In the meantime, our favorite entertainers have been taking to YouTube and Zoom to keep us sane. Check out the Disney Singalong, Together At Home, Some Good News with John Krasinski, and Frank Turner's Live on Facebook series! Has everyone gotten their stimulus payments yet? Laura hasn't, and she's got a bone to pick with the IRS about its shitty website. And what's with Trump's signature in the memo field on checks? Speaking of Laura's rage, her state's governor has decided to re-open the state after just two weeks of shelter in place. We guess Brian Kemp figures people can't vote in November if they die in May. We continue our BAE choice series this week by taking some of your questions about how to cope. At the end of the day, you've gotta do the best you can. How much screen time is "too much" for kids? We call BS on the demonization of kids playing on smart devices. We've got some feel-good recommendations for you this week: The new Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Andrew), Project Wren (Laura), and Bon Appetit (Pam). This week's episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code TCO for $100 off your first month) and Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: We've turned all of After Dark this week into a drinking game: no saying each others' names, no saying "drink," and no swearing. Trust that we fucked this up early on. Catherine is our latest Surprise Bitch! victim, and as a Canadian, she brings some much-needed perspective to our regional dialects conversation. Can this Buzzfeed quiz guess where you live based on your answers? You guys vs Y'all, Roly Poly vs Potato Bug - we debate the intricacies of US dialects. To continue our drinking game, we add a game of Categories to the mix. Catherine catches us all off-guard with her category, and hilarity ensues.
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Mar 17th, 2015
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Oct 20th, 2020
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273
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