Episode #5×23: Hunger Games Prequel, Modern Libraries, Daddy Data

  • Already got Democratic debate hangover? #Millennial is here to commiserate your feelings of exhaustion with the US’s campaign process.
  • Is Taylor Swift’s “You need to calm down” this summer’s gay anthem?
  • We place bets on which of the Democratic debates will be worth watching.
  • The Trump campaign has fired several of its own internal pollsters because facts.
  • Our $10 Patreon tier (formerly known as Facebook Official) has gotten a re-brand to BAE. BAE can mean whatever you want it to mean!
  • In this week’s mailbag, we dive into the need for colorblind casting, online advertising, and more insight on reasons for going vegan.
  • We’re joined this week by our BAE supporter Graham, who fills us in on his upcoming true crime novel about the 1984 murder of Jeffrey Heagerty.
  • In the news, we go over some data about American dads in light of Father’s Day, theorize what the Hunger Games prequel could be about, and heavily judge Gaten Matarazzo’s new Netflix show “Prank Encounters,” which seeks to make unsuspecting jobseekers think they’ve landed a gig, only to pull the rug out from under them.
  • We’ve got a variety of recommendations for you this week, starting with HBO’s Big Little Lies (Andrew), Costa Rica’s 1820 coffee (Laura), Spindrift sparking water (Pam), and Bibliotech, a book about why libraries matter in the age of Google (Graham).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Talkspace (enter code MILL to get your first week of therapy free) and ThirdLove (15% off your first purchase). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • The culture of oversharing. What is it, why do people do it, and have we ever been guilty?
  • Oversharing can come in the form of TMI, exaggerating, excessive judginess, and more.
  • Laura puts on her valley-girl voice to make fun of some overshares she experienced at dinner the other night.
  • When are some times when oversharing might come in handy?
  • We learn that Andrew is the most humble among us, and somehow end up talking about the oversharing habits of our favorite King of Clickbait.

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