Episode #10×21: Another ‘Hunger Games’ Spinoff, The Benefits of ‘Third Spaces’ and How to Find Them

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and REAL talk!
  • Welcome back Micah! It must be an election year – we’ll see you again in 2026. 😉
  • BREAKING NEWS: The team behind #Millennial and MuggleCast has launched a new pop-culture centric show – What the Hype?! is the third podcast baby we’ve been ruminating on for quite some time. Join us on this next podcasting journey!
  • Want a taste of what to expect on What the Hype?! Look no further than today’s discussion of the recently announced Hunger Games spinoff.
  • Does it feel icky that Scholastic and Lionsgate made this joint announcement, introducing an upcoming novel that is already in the early stages of being adapted to a film?
  • Everyone loves an origin story, right? Or do they?
  • How does ‘Hunger Games’ compare to other major literary/film fandoms, like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight?’
  • #Millennial decides 2024: the results are in, and our Patrons have decreed that the official name for our listeners is…. PALs! (Like Pam, Andrew, Laura, get it?)
  • What’s a third space? If you didn’t know this term, you’re not the only one. Third places are settings a person frequents beyond their home (the first place) and work (the second place).
  • If you’re now realizing you don’t have a third space, you’re also not alone! Many third spaces were shuttering even before the pandemic, and now that we’re accustomed to being at home even more post-COVID, it’s harder to get back in the habit.
  • Andrew and Pam are our resident third space girlies, while Laura and Micah realize they are… lacking in the third space department. Oops.
  • Andrew, a very supportive and wise friend, gives Laura some real talk that she can’t make podcasting her ONLY third space.
  • What are some tips that can help people find new third spaces? MeetUp, joining a book club, joining local Facebook groups and subreddits.
  • There’s no theme to this week’s recommendations sorry not sorry: SpotMyUV stickers for knowing when it’s time to reapply sunscreen (Andrew), Noteful for taking physical notes on your tablet (Pam), ‘The Boys’ season 4 on Amazon Prime (Laura), and our first few episodes of What the Hype?! and the book The Mindful Body (Micah).

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

  • We reflect (and lament) the passage of time, inspired by this satirical piece from the New Yorker. 
  • Where did the time go? One minute we were the youth, and now we’re just waiting for the younger generations to come up with the millennial equivalent of “Ok Boomer.”
  • Some shit that feels like happened yesterday happened well over a decade ago, and we’re shook.
  • But now the tea: what cosmetic procedures are Andrew and Laura getting ready to do because #vanity.

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