Episode #10×13: Witnessing Once in a Lifetime Experiences, Nickelodeon and ‘Quiet on Set’

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the show whose name can’t be spelled without three massive L’s!
  • It may have been a total eclipse of the heart in the path of totality, but Laura was underwhelmed by what 85% coverage during the solar eclipse looked like in Atlanta.
  • Would you spend $949 to stay in a Super 8 motel to watch a major event like the eclipse?
  • The moon ain’t done slaying yet: the lunar queen is set to get her own timezone!
  • We look at other examples of rare-ish events, and bucket list destinations and adventures!
  • Who wore it better? Manhattanhenge or Andrew’s Homehenge?
  • Looks like most millennials have a 50-50 shot of seeing Halley’s comet in 2061. Will Andrew re-evaluate his death age again in light of this knowledge?
  • We share our own bucket list destination goals: Balloon fiesta, Devil’s Pool at Victoria falls, and the Monarch Butterfly Migration.
  • As 90’s kids, it’s impossible to not address ‘Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV,’ which reveals the downright abusive environment of Nickelodeon live action shows through the 90’s and early 2000s.
  • In response to the popularity of this documentary, a 5th episode (“Breaking The Silence”) aired this past weekend – do we feel it added anything to the documentary? And why was it arranged so… weird?
  • What was it like to watch this as Nickelodeon kids ourselves? Does this completely taint our memories of the channel?
  • We hope this week’s recommendations inspire you to make things easier for yourself: Take a mental health day (Laura), TravelPro luggage (Pam), and signing up for a Spotify family plan in light of plan prices increasing (Andrew).

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

  • It’s AMA time! We take our Patrons’ burning questions about the BTS life of podcasting.
  • Do we ever worry about someone we’ve talked shit on finding their way behind the paywall?
  • Why have Andrew and Laura been saying no to a certain annual event?
  • Some never before revealed MuggleSuck tea…

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