Episode #8×44: Gaslighting, Goblin Mode, and Millennial’s Own Words of the Year

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of fake adulting and real talk!
  • Polls closed for the Georgia Senate runoff shortly before we began this recording, and Raphael Warnock was declared the winner after we wrapped. However, you can still experience Laura’s stress and anxiety throughout the recording! #fun
  • Should Kanye’s music be removed from streaming services like Spotify in light of his continued hatred towards Jewish people? It’s a very sticky situation.
  • Spotify’s 2022 Wrapped is here with a new feature: your music personality.
  • Merriam-Webster and Oxford Dictionary have chosen appropriate words of the year for 2022: “Gaslighting” and “Goblin Mode.” Who among us hasn’t activated goblin mode after being gaslit the last three years?
  • NEW: #Millennial’s word of the year is… PEOPLE. Plus, Andrew takes us through dozens more of #Millennial’s most-used words, and the words he thinks we should’ve used more often in 2022.
  • As we get deeper into the holiday season, we ask ourselves and our listeners how to deal with annoying people during the most wonderful time of the year?
  • Is just getting up and leaving effective? Is it too awkward?
  • Between edibles, giving yourself a buffer, and setting boundaries, our listeners have lots of ideas about how to stay sane this holiday season!
  • “I hope you have the holiday you deserve.”
  • This week’s recommendations are all over the place: 12ft.io to be a filthy thief and bypass paywalls (Andrew), Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ (Pam), and Laura begs Supermassive Games to please patch ‘The Devil in Me.’
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Uncommon Goods (https://www.uncommongoods.com/MILL for 15% off) and Dock a Tot (https://www.dockatot.com and enter code MILL for 15% off). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Pam reveals more tea about how she’ll be handling awkward interactions this holiday season.
  • Andrew and Laura provide another dramatic reading of an AIM transcript from their days working at MuggleNet. This week’s edition: mass firing of volunteer fan fiction moderators.
  • What is it with grown ass adults picking on children?

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