Episode #5×18: Andrew gets scammed, Sonic gets creepy, Right-Wing populism rises in Europe

  • Need a pick-me-up after the latest Game of Thrones? We can make you laugh through the pain!
  • Andrew reveals he’s been the victim of a financial scam, and Laura immediately begins plotting ways to burn the scammer’s life down.
  • In dysfunctional democracy news, Robert Mueller calls out Attorney General Bill Barr for mischaracterizing the findings of the Mueller Report. You don’t say?!
  • Are we hypocrites when it comes to Amazon? Yes. Will we continue ordering from them? Also yes.
  • A new confessional has us wondering how a long-distance Dallas-Singapore relationship might work.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog’s CG look in the upcoming film adaption has us shook (not in the good way).
  • Youtube singer ~Alex~ Austin Jones was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a fucking pervert. At least he doesn’t need instruments to sing a capella behind bars?
  • Facebook Official Patron and official Norwegian correspondent Amalie joins us to talk right-wing populism in Europe. To what extent have the US and UK influenced this shift? Why do people have such short memories for fascism? All this and more in this in-depth discussion, which sheds light on international perspectives.
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Harry’s (Get your $13 value trial set) and HoneyBook (Use promo code MILL to get 50% off your first year). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • We hear a lot about the student debt crisis and climate change, but what are the issues facing our generation we’d like to see more coverage of?
  • Many baby boomers are not prepared for retirement, and experts suggest their millennial children will be footing the bill to subsidize their twilight years.
  • To top it off, 66% of millennials have not begun saving for retirement. What are we doing (or not doing) to prepare?
  • Is this financial uncertainty linked to increasing rates of depression amongst millennials? Our Lexapro says, “yes.”

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