#Millennial Podcast: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk

#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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About the Team

A photo of Andrew, Laura, and Pam giving a thumbs up in the #Millennial studio.

Andrew Sims (Host, Producer) began podcasting when he founded MuggleCast in 2005. Andrew offers Patreon and Podcast consulting, as well as podcast editing out of his home in Las Vegas. Outside of work Andrew obsesses over Potter, Springsteen, dogs, and nature.

Laura Tee (Host, Producer) was bitten by the podcasting bug in 2006 when she first joined MuggleCast. Podcasting stuck with her through living abroad in Costa Rica (pura vida, mae) and graduate school in New York City. Outside of #Millennial, Laura loves linguistics, story-based gaming, and analyzing current affairs. She lives in Atlanta with her boyfriend and adorable dog, Canela.

Pamela Gocobachi (Host, Producer) is a Bay Area native and an entertainment journalist with a deep love for all things pop culture. When she’s not writing or podcasting you can often find her obsessing over new music finds, drinking coffee like it’s her job, or doting over her dog Jasper.

Jule Gamache (Social Media Manager) has been managing social media in one form or another since 2011. In addition to #Millennial, she also runs the social media for MuggleCast and spends her 9-to-5 as a marketing manager in Los Angeles. She’s a huge fan of all things Disney, Harry Potter, superheroes, and theme parks. Be it adventure, fantasy, horror, or crime, you can usually find her obsessed with the most recent content she consumed.

Episode #6×40: Live Tarot Reading, Final Election Thoughts, Chris Pratt Drama

It’s our last episode before the election! We know this campaign has been exhausting, so we’ve got some lighter content to look forward to, along with our final thoughts about the importance of being counted in this election. VOTE!

  • Our Borat: Subsequent Movie Film review: offensive and hilarious.
  • Just when we’d all forgotten about Quibi, we learned it’s shutting down.
  • BAE level Patrons: our 2020 physical gift is here, check it out!
  • We’re joined by Rebekah from Modern Mystic Shop to do a live tarot reading for ourselves and our listeners!
  • Big 👏  Daddy 👏  King 👏  Energy
  • We combine Trumpster Fire and Rona Roundup one last time before the election to let you know the latest chicanery out of Washington.
  • Each of the hosts picks a toss-up state and predicts which way it will swing next week.
  • Make your own Electoral College predictions here!
  • Who’s the worst Chris? Signs have pointed to Chris Pratt’s affiliation with ideologies that are anti-LGBTQ, and Twitter called him out.
  • Several of Pratt’s Marvel co-stars spoke out in his defense, causing detractors to question where that support was when female and people of color in the MCU cast were being attacked online.
  • Should celebrities be open about their politics?
  • We offer our final thoughts on the 2020 Election, and share our plans for Election Night.
  • This week’s recommendations will help you relax ahead of the election: @RateMySkypeRoom (Andrew), the Chirp Wheel (Laura), and Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon’ (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 10% off your first purchase). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on our Patreon:

  • Real life scary stories, narrated by Laura and Pam!
  • This Elsa doll really doesn’t know how to Let It Go.
  • Have you ever accidentally opened a portal to hell? Oops.
  • This water tastes funny. Hope someone hasn’t died in the water supply!

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Episode #6×39: Bitchy Yelp Reviews, The Hum Game, Teaching During COVID-19

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.

Episode #6×38: Our Voting Begins, The Best of the Pandemic, The Karens of Yelp

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!

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Episode #6×37: POTUS Gets Infected, Texting For Biden, Hollywood’s COVID Projects


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.”

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Episode #6×36: Reacting To The 2020 Presidential Debate

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.

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Episode #6×35: Virtual Emmys, 6 Feet Isn’t Enough, Facebook Paying Users To Leave

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.

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Episode #6×34: America’s Dick, Teeth Grinding Surges, The Oscars’ New Diversity Guidelines

“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?

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Episode #6×33: Complicated Coffee, Early COVID Reactions Revisited, OnlyFans Drama

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 herePlease 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:

  • 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*

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Episode #6×32: Chadwick Boseman, Fan Petitioning, Juggling Parenting and Work At Home Life

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:

  • 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.

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Episode #6×31 (With Too Much Alcohol): DNC Review and RNC Preview, The #FreeBritney Movement

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?

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