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#Millennial podcast is a weekly roundtable about our Generation Y experience. From news to politics and pop culture, a panel of friends digs in on why these stories matter and how they affect millennials.If you’ve ever wondered how to maneuver student loan debt, voting, relationships, careers, or just life in general, we feel that SO. HARD. And we’re here to share our stories, along with our greatest challenges and wins, along the way. Put simply, #Millennial is about journeying through young adulthood together.

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#Millennial podcast is a weekly roundtable about our Generation Y experience. From news to politics and pop culture, a panel of friends digs in on why these stories matter and how they affect millennials.If you’ve ever wondered how to maneuver student loan debt, voting, relationships, careers, or just life in general, we feel that SO. HARD. And we’re here to share our stories, along with our greatest challenges and wins, along the way. Put simply, #Millennial is about journeying through young adulthood together.

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I used to listen all the time, however the podcast seems to be bogged down with ads and a constant reminder to pledge on patreon.

#friendgroup

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It’s like having the friend group I always wishes I had!

iTunes Ratings

296 Ratings
Average Ratings
245
18
8
7
18

We get it we should get the patreon

By wwcjd1 - Feb 06 2020
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I used to listen all the time, however the podcast seems to be bogged down with ads and a constant reminder to pledge on patreon.

#friendgroup

By Jcoughlin - Mar 30 2019
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It’s like having the friend group I always wishes I had!
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#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk

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#Millennial podcast is a weekly roundtable about our Generation Y experience. From news to politics and pop culture, a panel of friends digs in on why these stories matter and how they affect millennials.If you’ve ever wondered how to maneuver student loan debt, voting, relationships, careers, or just life in general, we feel that SO. HARD. And we’re here to share our stories, along with our greatest challenges and wins, along the way. Put simply, #Millennial is about journeying through young adulthood together.

Rank #1: Episode #3x47: The Good Things in 2017

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-Happy birthday to the heart and soul of this show, our dear Laura. Champion of the downtrodden. Warrior for the underrepresented. Purveyor of the sex.
-We finally unwrap our Secret Santas and find out WTF is in Laura's giant box.
-Surprise, bitch! takes us to Utah where we creep on a listener who was just creepin' on us.
-Associate Producer's Choice asks us to dive into the debate happening now over microtransactions in video games, and whether they constitute gambling.
-We look back on 2017 with horror and a little bit of sap.

In this year's final installment of After Dark:
-SPOILER ALERT (no, seriously): Star Wars, The Last Jedi.
-This film did one thing impressively well, then did all other things... not well.
-How did we feel about the big reveals? Will they even stick?

Dec 19 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: 25: LuLaRoe Pyramid Scheme, Taylor Swift Drama, Twitter to Hide Bullying

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  • Forgot the names of all 23 Democratic candidates? Don’t worry, we did too.
  • The hosts reveal the disgusting bodies of water they’ve dropped their phones in AND THEN CONTINUED USING THEM.
  • We highlight a few of this summer’s SCOTUS rulings: Flowers v Mississippi, Dept. of Commerce v New York, and Rucho v Common Cause.
  • Mueller will testify on July 17th, and there are mixed interpretations amongst the hosts about how effective his testimony will be.
  • Remember those ugly ass LuLaRoe leggings your friend from college was selling on Facebook a couple of years ago? Surprise surprise, it was a pyramid scheme. Why are people still falling for these?
  • We cover the latest Taylor Swift drama, and talk about what it means for her to have the entire body of her life’s work owned by someone who bullied her for years.
  • Twitter is finally (sort of) enforcing its Terms of Use, and we’re looking forward to seeing that “big, beautiful” grey wall blocking all of Trump’s tweets.
  • The quarterly numbers are coming in, and Q2 is looking great for Buttigieg with $24.8 million raised.
  • Surprise Bitch! caller Anisha is moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn like all the other cool kids, and this inspires some NYC reminiscence from the panel.
  • In this week’s recommendations, we have vibration absorption pads for your vibrating appliances (Andrew), ThredUP for gently used, second-hand clothing (Laura), and One Day At A Time in honor of it being saved by Pop TV (Pam).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • We had some additional news stories we really wanted to dive into!
  • But first, Andrew reveals the salacious tale behind this week’s show recommendation.
  • Andrew shares another rage of the week, this time directed at Netflix for literally spoiling the entire third season of Stranger Things.
  • The birther movement is unfortunately alive and well, and now it’s coming for Kamala Harris.
  • Star Wars fans are getting thirsty: Disney’s big problem with fans stealing items from the Galaxy’s Edge attraction.

Jul 02 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #3: 27: Marvel's Phase 4, Lion King Reactions, Backpacking Through Europe

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  • This week’s #Millennial has a little bit of everything: politics, adventure, data, and getting some booty in Budapest!
  • BAE Supporter Jemima joins us from her current location in Kosovo, and later in the episode talks working for BuzzFeed, her European backpacking adventure through 40 cities and 10 countries, and the importance of solo travel in one's life.
  • Shut up and take our money: Marvel unveiled some of its Phase 4 plans at San Diego Comic Con, and revealed that the MCU is expanding to include TV shows exclusive to Disney+.
  • While we’re on the Disney train, we talk Lion King and the challenges of doing realistic imaginings of talking animal movies. Simba, y u no emote?!
  • The Number returns this week with data that confirms the ONE thing U.S. Americans agree on regardless of political affiliation: social media sucks.
  • In the Mailbag, we hear from someone else who recalls inappropriate student/teacher relationships. #cringe
  • Surprise Bitch! takes us to Puerto Rico this week, where listener Jonathan fills us in on the latest regarding Puerto Rican Governor Roselló and the protests calling for his resignation.
  • In the recommendations corner, we have Downtown Abbey (Andrew), “What Would Skeletor Do?” (Laura), and Camomile Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop (Jemima).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BioClarity (for 40% off a skincare routine and 15% off everything else on their site), Rothy’s ( get your new favorite pair of flats), and Care/Of (enter code MILL for 25% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
  • To follow Jemima on her Journey around the world, check out her YouTube channel
And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Pew Research Center has a new Political Typology quiz out. Are we Solid Liberals? Disaffected Democrats? Take the quiz and compare your results with us
  • We dive into what this data means for 2020, and what work we think the Democratic Party needs to be doing to appeal to moderate voters.
  • Most of us understand restaurant tipping culture, but a New York Times report reveals that many of us are shit tippers with food delivery services. Andrew learns his Chipotle has probably been spit in many times.

Jul 23 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #4: #5x21: Passive-Aggressive Roommates, Everest Solutions, The End of Robocalls and iTunes

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  • We return from Memorial Day to find our entire panel has officially entered our 30s. Happy birthday, Andrew!
  • What did we do over the break? Andrew honky tonked, Pam low-key went to Italy, and Laura got microderm and has a soft-as-a-baby’s-ass face now.
  • The Mailbag is back, and we give advice about dealing with passive-aggressive roomies, get advice from a 12-year-old English free running boi, empathize with the terror of a workplace shooting threat, and hear feedback from a listener after our baby name discussion a couple of weeks ago.
  • In the news: Hollywood is threatening to pull out of Georgia if its new draconian abortion bill passes, the US Senate passes a law to cut down on robocalls, iTunes is soon to meet its maker, and a record number of climbers have died scaling Mt. Everest this season.
  • Should Democrats appear on FOX News? The panel discusses and theorizes that perhaps there is a strategy at play here.
  • This one’s for you, Scott! Our host recommendations are definitely gonna make you go looking for dimmable light switches (Andrew), get your smooth face on with microdermabrasion (Laura), and tune into Netflix’s “When They See Us” (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com/mill), FabFitFun (https://www.fabfitfun.com and enter code MILL to get $10 off your first box), and The New Yorker (https://www.newyorker.com/MILLENNIAL to get 12 weeks of The New Yorker for $6 plus an exclusive tote bag). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • MuggleSuck is back!
  • Our old boss is trying to rebrand himself as a Twitter Philosopher. (Wait, is he actually a boss if he didn’t pay us?)
  • We analyze his nuggets of wisdom, such as “when you go into the DMV you’re just a number” and “overestimate your success to attract investors.” Next he’ll be telling us not to ask what our country can do for us, but what we can do for… you know the rest.
  • We make a reveal about a parody account from long ago.

Jun 04 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #5: #5x14: GMO Myths, Creepy Airbnbs, What IS Country?

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  • Need something to take your mind off filing taxes? Andrew’s pipes are haunted!
  • Pat and Laura enjoy yelling at miscreants in movie theaters.
  • Keep an eye out for an episode of BREAKING NEWS: Mueller Report edition.
  • Farmer Pat educates us about GMOs and the food industry creating a new fad to rip us off.
  • Can Country music have Rap elements? Pam covers Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which was #1 on Billboard’s Country chart… until Billboard decided it wasn’t Country enough. The panel has some disagreements about what qualifies as Country music.
  • Imagine a trip to the idyllic Irish countryside: a quaint Airbnb with your family and… a hidden camera in the living room?
  • What safety and security measures are we okay with Airbnb hosts taking?
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ForHers (get your first month of birth control for only $5), Robinhood (for a FREE stock like Apple, Sprint, or Ford), and Harry’s (get your $13 value trial set). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • A University of South Carolina student was murdered after she mistakenly entered a car, thinking it was her Uber. This prompts us to wonder…
  • How do we make sure we’re getting in the right car when we order an Uber?
  • What measures do we take to make sure we’re safe during and after our ride?
  • What things did we do in our youth that could have gotten us harmed (or worse)?
  • Laura recounts the time she went on a date with a taxi driver. Yes, she’s serious.

Apr 09 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #6: 23: #5x23: Hunger Games Prequel, Modern Libraries, Daddy Data

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  • Already got Democratic debate hangover? #Millennial is here to commiserate your feelings of exhaustion with the US’s campaign process.
  • Is Taylor Swift’s “You need to calm down” this summer’s gay anthem?
  • We place bets on which of the Democratic debates will be worth watching.
  • The Trump campaign has fired several of its own internal pollsters because facts.
  • Our $10 Patreon tier (formerly known as Facebook Official) has gotten a re-brand to BAE. BAE can mean whatever you want it to mean!
  • In this week’s mailbag, we dive into the need for colorblind casting, online advertising, and more insight on reasons for going vegan.
  • We’re joined this week by our BAE supporter Graham, who fills us in on his upcoming true crime novel about the 1984 murder of Jeffrey Heagerty. Check it out and pre-order here!
  • In the news, we go over some data about American dads in light of Father’s Day, theorize what the Hunger Games prequel could be about, and heavily judge Gaten Matarazzo’s new Netflix show “Prank Encounters,” which seeks to make unsuspecting jobseekers think they’ve landed a gig, only to pull the rug out from under them.
  • We’ve got a variety of recommendations for you this week, starting with HBO’s Big Little Lies (Andrew), Costa Rica’s 1820 coffee (Laura), Spindrift sparking water (Pam), and Bibliotech, a book about why libraries matter in the age of Google (Graham).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter code MILL to get your first week of therapy free) and 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:

  • The culture of oversharing. What is it, why do people do it, and have we ever been guilty?
  • Oversharing can come in the form of TMI, exaggerating, excessive judginess, and more.
  • Laura puts on her valley-girl voice to make fun of some overshares she experienced at dinner the other night.
  • When are some times when oversharing might come in handy?
  • We learn that Andrew is the most humble among us, and somehow end up talking about the oversharing habits of our favorite King of Clickbait.

Jun 18 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #7: Episode #3x40: Cool As A Cucumber

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Andrew goes full fuckin fanboi, Laura signs up for NaNoWriMo, and we all warn against the dangers of cucumbers. PSA: FOOD DOES NOT BELONG IN YA SNATCH Surprise, bitch! takes us to the scorching hellfire that is SoCal. The Distraction Game: a new and twisted kind of "leadership." A new study out of Yale uncovers at least one reason why socially conservative people are conservative - and how it's possible to change their minds. Hidden from the Headlines gets real on the largely unreported truck bombing in Mogadishu. This song's for you, ladies. And in this week's edition of After Dark:
The Confessional opens a discussion on the unique challenges bisexual folks face. What if you're gay, but don't fit in with gay culture? The question hits close to home as we seek advice from Andrew. We all learn a lot about bears.

Oct 24 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #8: Episode #3x41: Enlightful

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Kevin Spacey fucks up bigly. (Since recording, HOC has now halted production) November 1st: be there, or be stuck with whatever health coverage you currently have.  New voicemails prove that regret is a universal feeling. News kicks off with #MuellerMonday and we. are. here for it. Twitter and Facebook announce they'll start labeling political advertisements to help users identify propaganda.  Hidden from the Headlines: Nestle is IN YA NEIGHBORHOOD ONTARIO. GET 'EM THE FUCK OUT. The Confessional comes back with a bang. Heh heh. Recommendations: Bigelow Apple Cider Tea and Until Dawn And in this week's After Dark: Halloween Special: We share more of the scariest, weirdest shit that's happened to us. One guess who's got the most fucked up story.  The Confessional continues with three more crazy ass confessions. Breakups = take your dick with you. 

Oct 31 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: #4x47: Seasoned

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  • We’re gearing up for the holidays! Andrew and Pat are baking cookies, Laura is nearly getting murdered by repairmen, and the deadline to sign up for healthcare is December 15th!

  • Listeners sound off: reactions to last week’s CRISPR discussion and a confessional about a sexless relationship.

  • Since Tumblr is removing porn, we can go ahead and say RIP. On a lighter note, our Associate Producer Choice has $10 Patrons sharing their favorite porn sources, so take notes!

  • “Keep your pic in your pants!” Cyber flashing is the hot new way to sexually harass unwitting iPhone users who don’t monitor their Airdrop settings.

  • Get ready to buy your Amtrak passes: the new Boeing 737 MAX has a YUGE problem that caused a Lion Air flight to crash off the coast of Indonesia. As if that weren’t bad enough, several major airlines have thousands of these planes on order.

  • Since we’re doomed to repeat our historic failures, China has begun interning hundreds of thousands of Muslims in concentration camps in the Xinjiang territory.

  • Surprise, Bitch! gets all pharmaceutical and shit.

  • Reminder: Next week’s episode will be our last of the year and will air LIVE over at patreon.com/millennial. If you’ve ever wanted to know what we look like, now is your chance.

  • This week’s show is sponsored by Policy Genius (https://www.policygenius.com/), Scentbird (http://www.Scentbird.com/MILL and use code MILL for 50% off), and Rothy’s (https://rothys.com/ and enter code MILL for free shipping with no minimum purchase).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Holiday etiquette: who to bring, what to bring, and what not to talk about.

  • Holiday firsts! What do you do when you bring someone home for the first time? What are our first Christmas memories?

  • Andrew holds a holiday grudge and shares a touching Christmas story.

Dec 11 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: #5x12: How To Binge the MCU, Study Finds Parents Can't Let Go

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DISCLAIMER: This episode of #Millennial was recorded prior to the release of Attorney General Bill Barr’s summation of the Mueller report. That said, check out our latest installment of BREAKING NEWS on Patreon for our analysis!

  • Got Mueller Report hangover? Never fear! #Millennial is here!

  • This week’s guest is Jule, our new #Millennial social media manager!

  • Andrew somehow enjoys getting fillings and brags about having a dentist with a freakin' massage chair.

  • "Pam" / Marc also joins us this week to provide a run-down of which MCU movies we should binge before Avengers: Endgame. You can see his full slideshow (complete with reasoning for the movie order) over at Patreon!

  • AP Choice covers our favorite snacks, summer drinks, comics, and dickish friends.

  • In the news: Helicopter parents are still managing their adult children’s schedules and an Indiana elementary school shoots its teachers execution style with pellets.

  • New show game alert: What The Trend: Florida Man edition.

  • We wrap the show by discussing toilet habits and discover a rift between Laura and Marc over bathroom habits. No, we’re not kidding.

  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Robinhood (Get a FREE stock like Apple, Sprint, or Ford), HoneyBook (Enter code MILL for 50% off your first year), and FabFitFun (Enter code MILL to get $10 off your first FabFitFun box). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • We’re back with another Pew Research quiz: can we correctly identify factual and opinion statements?

  • Pew administered this quiz to Americans to see how good they are at recognizing fake news. Not shockingly, they’re pretty bad at it.

  • We fess up about what fake news headlines have fooled us in the past, and provide our favorite tips and tricks for verifying that the news we’re sharing is indeed real.

  • Fake news isn’t just a politics problem - we dive into all the ways in which fake news infiltrates all aspects of life.

Mar 25 2019

1hr 39mins

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Rank #11: #5x13: Tesla Drives Us, Russia Launches New Meddling Tactics

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Millennial is here! We may not know a lot, but we do know there is only one country called “Mexico.”

  • Andrew and Pat spent their weekend with self-driving cars and flying elephants after being underwhelmed by Apple’s latest product announcements.
  • “YOU get an Oprah and YOU get an Oprah. EVERYBODY GETS AN OPRAHHH!”
  • We’ll have the redacted version of the Mueller Report by mid-April. ~No pee pee in this report!~
  • Joe Biden’s touching problem: when does grandfatherly affection cross the line? LPT: Don’t touch people you don’t know.
  • In this week’s Mailbag, teachers and students sound off: it turns out shooting people with pellets during active shooter training isn’t just an Indiana thing.
  • Because it’s April Fools’ Day, we give credit where credit is due to Trump on banning bump stocks. (Now if only he’d ban himself.)
  • The AP Stylebook has been updated to give journalists a YUGE TL;DR: If it’s racist, just call it racist.
  • The Russian government continues to experiment with election tampering in Ukraine this week by (we’re not kidding) buying people’s personal Facebook accounts to spread misinformation. The panel discusses what offer we’d be willing to accept for our social accounts.
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Rothy’s (https://www.rothys.com and enter code MILL for free shipping with no minimum purchase), Policy Genius (https://www.policygenius.com) and OpenFit (text code MIL to 303030 for an extended 30-day FREE trial membership). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Music creators and lyricists are feeling the burn of plagiarism accusations - we listen to a couple of tracks and their alleged inspirations to weigh in.
  • Where is the difference between inspiration and plagiarism?
  • Wait, artists can sample from each other if they want to lift a beat for their own work?
  • Are there really any “new” ideas, beats, or sounds?

Apr 02 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #12: Episode #4x02: Mountains, Gandalf

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-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and we are it. Let's act like it.

-MOUNTAINS, GANDALF!!! takes on a decidedly different meaning.

-President Trump refers to particular, mostly people of color-populated countries as "shitholes," and the veneer of "this isn't about race" washes straight off.

-YOU ARE ABOUT TO DIE. HUG YOUR CAT. HIDE YOUR KIDS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

-Apple users have something useful to celebrate for the first time since that Coldplay ad stopped airing.

-New Years resolution: getting Facebook to give a fuck about propaganda.

-Surprise, bitch! takes us to Germany and the Midwest. We ask how they like their dirty talk.

And in today's After Dark:

-Andrew gets gross on us. Again. #RegularDick

-The Tide Pod challenge has us reliving our dumbest moments and revealing our worst life choices in a game of 2 Truths 1 Lie.

-BREAKING NEWS FOR THE HP FANDOM. We learn who was behind the infamous Acid Quill, and who was responsible for outing Andrew.

Jan 16 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #13: Episode #2x23: Orlando

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  • A major tragedy in the United States calls for a special episode of #Millennial. We discuss the horrific Orlando shooting in-depth.

    • The facts as we know them so far.
    • What issues were at play? And what aspects are standing out this time?
    • Connections to politics: The GOP blocked a bill in December that could’ve prevented this from occurring.
    • We listen to a town hall from a couple of weeks ago in which Obama predicted that something like this would happen. Eerie.
    • Given the gravity of the situation, we speak to a few of our LGBTQ listeners to get their feelings on what happened, and how they’ve responded to the tragedy. Thank you to Mark, Sarah, Jerry, Haley, and Nancy for speaking with us.
    • We turn back to Obama to give us a laugh as he slow jams the news on Jimmy Fallon.
      - Andrew was in London last week for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, so we discuss the J.K. Rowling’s eighth story. Warning: MAJOR spoilers during this part of the show. Don’t listen to this part of the show if you don’t want to be spoiled! We offer a spoiler warning before we get into the juicy details.
    • This week in After Dark we play a spin on “The Number” and discuss whether or not authors should let go of staying in their fictional worlds.

Jun 15 2016

1hr 45mins

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Rank #14: #5x01: Bubble Butt

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  • We’re back for SEASON 5! (Sorry Andrew.)

  • We recount our NYE experiences: little brothers, poopy plungers, and dogs shoving things into toilets. It gets weird.

  • Announcing our new Patreon 2019 benefits: Face to Face hangouts, BREAKING NEWS, LANDY becomes one big show, and $5+ Patrons to get Mega Millennial episodes.

  • AP Choice: Andrew and Pat relationship edition. $10 Patrons get to ask our favorite couple anything!

  • New Year, New Laws! Florida restores voting rights for former felons, hard liquor sales are banned on Sundays in Mississippi, and new gender options are available on CA and NY driver’s licenses. Which of these is the lie?

  • What does 2019 hold in store for President Trump? The hosts make predictions about whether the President will resign, be impeached, or remain untouched by the Mueller investigation.

  • Ellen DeGeneres REALLY wants Kevin Hart to host the Oscars. Has Hart redeemed himself sufficiently to deserve the hosting opportunity and Ellen’s allyship?

  • Bubble butt bubble bubble bubble butt.

  • This week's sponsors are Rothy's (visit Rothys.com and enter code 'MILL' for free shipping), Care/Of (get 25% your first order of personalized vitamins with code 'MILL'), and Harry's (Get a $13 value trial set that comes with everything you need by visiting Harrys.com/Millennial)

And in this first 2019 installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • Someone is understandably trying to kick some of her student loan debt, but Laura has some concerns about the method employed to do so.

  • In shocking news to no one, R.Kelly is a creep and needs to be shunned by society and the music business.

  • This brings us to a discussion about the all-too-common trend in Hollywood of young girls being groomed by much older, successful men. Is the music world preparing for its own #timesup moment?

Jan 08 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #15: Episode #3x37: Docket Delight

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Our hearts ache for Las Vegas right now. And we would send them our thoughts and prayers, but thoughts and prayers are worth approximately nothing. We need gun control. Now. Help us, Justice Kennedy-- you're our only hope. The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in a historic gerrymandering case and there seems to be room for optimism.  Is it possible for a show to have too many Trump jokes? The return of Will & Grace answers that question. As well as the hopes of dreams of 90s gay kids everywhere. Not even God is awake at 6 AM, but we expect our kids to be. A new study proves early ass school days are bad for teenagers' health. FUCK OFF, CUPID. The segment makes a harrowing return with the help of several crushed dreams. #ForeverAlone  And this week's After Dark is available to ALL Patrons: WTF News edition. Now there's a throwback. "YESSS." German ecstasy pills in the shape of Dear Leader.  Semen-laden flutes.  Cow farts. 

Oct 04 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: 47: Best Mistakes and Shows of the Decade, Word of the Year, Pop Culture Preview

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It's the #Millennial Season 5 FINALE holiday special! Grab a drink and get cozy with us.

  • A couple of important reminders: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadline has been extended to December 18th. Go get that healthcare! Also, the House will be voting on articles of impeachment that same day, so stay tuned for some BREAKING NEWS over at Patreon!
  • Merriam Webster and Dictionary.com share their words of the year, which have us feeling a mix of inclusivity but also existential dread (isn't that the millennial experience?). Plus, listeners chime in with their own Words of the Year and introduce us to some new ones.
  • This year's Secret Santa gift exchange is a big one! The hosts are joined by Jule, Marc, and Pat to mix things up, and boy do things get mixed up during this guessing game!
  • Some of us have really bad poker faces during Secret Santa, but that could also just be the wine talking.
  • In our "Best TV Show" and "Best Fuck Up" of the decade categories, we recognize a number of winners and honorable mentions. Does Game of Thrones count as a show and a fuck up?
  • Somewhere in the course of the conversation, the hosts identify a gap in the dildo market.
  • Pam gives us her much-awaited best albums of the decade list, and it is really all you need this holiday season.
  • What pop-culture happenings are we excited for in 2020? We've got some you might expect, and others you might not!
  • This week's episode is sponsored by BioClarity (enter promo code MIL for 15% off EVERYTHING on their website) and LoveBook (for 20% off a personalized book for a loved one). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • The panel tries to be adults and set SMART goals for their New Years resolutions.
  • What resolutions have we made and failed at in the past? Why did we fail?
  • Most of the panel discovers they want to practice Spanish together, and Patrons want to join in! As a result, we created the Milenio-Español room in our Discord channel for anyone who'd like to join us on our language learning journey!
  • The panel vows to hold each other accountable for our goals in the new year. We hope you'll help keep us accountable too, dear listeners!

Dec 17 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Episode #2x18: Our Watch Begins

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  • Performers who don't show up on time SUCK. 
  • Obama hates how the media is covering Trump, but loves bison.
  • The Political Minute: Goodbye Kasich, hello President Trump. Goodbye endorsements from past Presidents, hello Nickelback.
  • Facebook has supposedly avoided putting conservative topics in its Trends section. Is this a problem? And why do government officials care?
  • California has raised the age at which you are allowed to purchase cigarettes. Will this help stop the kids from starting to smoke?
  • The Number: You spend 50 minutes a day doing THIS.
  • Our Surprise Bitch victim will be starring in the new Finding Nemo sequel next month.
  • Our AP Choice is about protests: Are they worth attending? Laura shares her experiences attending protests. And this week, in After Dark…
  • Pizza, pizza, PIZZA! In this unique installment of After Dark, we spend nearly 25 minutes talking about everything pizza. What are our earliest memories of pizza? What could we do with pizza in the bedroom? At the end of After Dark we prank call the Papa Johns feedback hotline and complain about a particularly nasty pie we received.

May 11 2016

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Rank #18: Episode #3x46: The Last Gay Cake

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-The Force is strong with us as we get hyped THE FUCK UP for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
-Surprise, bitch! takes us to Florida, where grandparents and presidential campaigns go to die.
-Transgender military recruits are shown the respect they deserve by our judicial system.
-YOU get a cake! YOUUU get a cake! YOU -- maybe don't.
-Facebook Messenger for Kidz: For the bad parent in all of us.
-WTF News makes a comeback with some unsavory developments out of Canada.
-Listener Feedback validates Andrew's nasty side.

And on this After Dark:
-Fetishes 101, written and directed by Andrew NeedsHelpALot.
-How women should embrace whatever sexuality they feel, and how the porn industry should embrace women.
-A Confessional asks us to consider what we would do if our significant other wanted to buy a gun. And keep it in our house.

Dec 12 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Episode #2x19: Detached

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If a host turns her hair green, but no one sees it, does it still make a sound? A new oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is trashing shit up -- and no one even knew it was happening until a random helicopter pilot was like, oh look, a rotting ecosystem. Flying is officially not the safest way to travel, because even if the plane makes it, the stress of it all will fucking end your life. President Obama went Super Saiyan on labor law this week, mandating that salaried employees making less than $47k be eligible for overtime pay. "No bueno." -Retailers Everywhere France's lower parliamentary house gets real on work-life balance laws, but we aren't quite buying their communist agenda. Congratulations to Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts on his new penis. Reports are mixed as to whether it will be detachable. Matt investigates. Tonight at 9. A round of No Context and Surprise, Bitch! introduces us to Erin, dear Erin, who deserves a Medal of Honor for her valor in the face of so much dick. And in this week's After Dark: Listeners stick it to us with a horde of both thought provoking and Rated-R questions in an Ask Me Anything-style segment. "Where's the strangest place you've had sex?" asked the listener who now has an answer she really didn't need in her life. "What's the sickest you've ever been?" asked someone else who also, now, regrets their choices.

May 20 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: 1: New Year New Us, If War Is Imminent, Golden Globes, Rise of Skywalker

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Welcome back to #Millennial, where the adulting is pretend and the talk is real!

  • Is that a new theme song we hear? And a new tagline? We've been hard at work putting together some fun changes for our 6th season, and we can't wait to share them.
  • Speaking of being hard at work during the winter holidays, the President opened the world up to a US-Iran military conflict, and climate change deniers are literally down to let the world burn.
  • We react to Trump's airstrike against Qassem Soleimani and discuss how this may further complicate the 2020 election. Somehow Laura keeps calling Soleimani "salami."
  • As the 9/11 generation, we clearly remember the last prolonged military conflict a Republican President lied the US into. We're getting too old for this shit.
  • Speaking of politics, Ricky Gervais called for the Hollywood elite to steer clear of the topic in their acceptance speeches during this year's Golden Globes. It didn't work.
  • We react to the winners of the major Golden Globes categories, and spend some time pondering the awards season in general.
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A spoiler-free review.
  • Andrew asks us to hold his feet to the fire when setting a particular 2020 goal.
  • Our new year recommendations will make you feel good and get off to 2020 on the right foot! Write the narrative of your decade for yourself (Laura), 'Anne With An E' on Netflix (Pam), and Amazon's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' season 3 (Andrew).
  • This episode is sponsored by Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/MILL for your new favorite pair of shoes), ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 15% off your first order of the perfect bra), and UnTuckIt (https://www.untuckit.com and use promo code MILL for 20% off your first order. Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • Andrew spills some tea about a certain fan site we have past connections to, and it is DE-licious.
  • Pam's got some scandalous drama that can only be shared on Patreon, prompting a discussion about not fucking with crazy.
  • Laura shares a personal story about an idiot ex.

Jan 07 2020

1hr 18mins

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39: Bitchy Yelp Reviews, The Hum Game, Teaching During COVID-19

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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.

Oct 20 2020

1hr 19mins

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38: Our Voting Begins, The Best of the Pandemic, The Karens of Yelp

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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!

Oct 13 2020

1hr 19mins

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37: POTUS Gets Infected, Texting For Biden, Hollywood's COVID Projects

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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."

Oct 06 2020

1hr 15mins

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36: Reacting To The 2020 Presidential Debate

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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.

Sep 30 2020

1hr 16mins

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35: Virtual Emmys, 6 Feet Isn't Enough, Facebook Paying Users To Leave

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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.

Sep 22 2020

1hr 11mins

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34: America's Dick, Teeth Grinding Surges, The Oscars' New Diversity Guidelines

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"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?

Sep 15 2020

1hr 17mins

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33: Complicated Coffee, Early COVID Reactions Revisited, OnlyFans Drama

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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*

Sep 08 2020

1hr 20mins

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32: Chadwick Boseman, Fan Petitioning, Juggling Parenting and Work At Home Life

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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.

Sep 01 2020

1hr 26mins

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31: (With Too Much Alcohol): Dating Dealbreakers, DNC Review, RNC Preview, #FreeBritney

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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 stride
    Nobody 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?

Aug 25 2020

1hr 24mins

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30: Prank Calling Birthday Boy, Protesting the Postmaster, Controversial 'Black-ish' Finally Released

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  • 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.

Aug 18 2020

1hr 15mins

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29: Ellen and Other Mean Celebrities, Sweatpants Skyrocket, Mulan's Surprisingly High Price Tag

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  • 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?

Aug 11 2020

1hr 25mins

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28: Why TikTok Will Stay Open, Jobs We Took Out of Desperation, 2020 Song of the Summer

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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!

Aug 04 2020

1hr 14mins

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27: Chicago Quiz, Dream Cities We'd Live In, Preparing Pets For The Future

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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.

Jul 21 2020

1hr 14mins

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26: Will The Stimulus Be Extended?, TikTok Privacy Concerns, Rating Local Karens

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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.

Jul 15 2020

1hr 13mins

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25: Andrew Moving, Universities Plot Re-Opening, TV Shows Pull Controversial Episodes

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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.

Jul 07 2020

1hr 10mins

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24: King v Rowling, Meteorology in the Age of Climate Change, Misinformation Crackdowns

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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.

Jun 30 2020

1hr 20mins

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23: Allyship and Call-Out Culture, 'Love, Victor,' Statewide Face Mask Requirements

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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."

Jun 23 2020

1hr 26mins

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22: Gen Z'ers Roast Millennials, Forever Changed By Quarantine, Work Crushes

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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.

Jun 17 2020

1hr 21mins

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21: Why JKR's Tweets Were Transphobic and Dangerous, Feel-Good Protests, Dating During COVID

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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.

Jun 10 2020

1hr 12mins

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20: How to Fight White Supremacy, Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chromatica

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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:
  •  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.

Jun 03 2020

1hr 25mins

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I used to listen all the time, however the podcast seems to be bogged down with ads and a constant reminder to pledge on patreon.

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It’s like having the friend group I always wishes I had!