Episode #6×29: Ellen and Other Mean Celebrities, Sweatpants Skyrocket, Mulan’s Surprisingly High Price Tag

  • We made a #Millennial Summer Rewind Mix of our favorite summer tunes. Check it out here!
  • As Ellen DeGeneres and her show’s producers face fire for multiple accusations of physical and emotional abuse, we weigh in on current trends of toxic workplaces being held accountable.
  • What would you do if your significant other refused to pay their student loans, resulting in a complicated financial situation?
  • New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association in the hopes of dissolving the national organization. What legal precedent might exist for this?
  • Orange Julius signed four executive orders to help Americans suffering financially due to the continued pandemic. We dig into the executive orders and the many strings attached to benefitting from them.
  • Recommended reading: A President Ignored: Trump’s outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug.
  • As clothing sales continue to fall, it might be time to purchase stock in sweatpants, which have seen an 80% increase in sales. 
  • Georgia’s schools are serving as an example of why it was a terrible idea to open schools this fall. Laura explains.
  • Will we be paying $30 to see Mulan on Disney+ in addition to our regular subscription fees?
  • Awww, looks like AMC and Universal finally made up!
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you busy: PODs and supporting the USPS (Andrew), going to a drive-in theatre (Laura), and Umbrella Academy season 2 (Pam).
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And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • We take a trip down memory lane and talk about Midnight Sun. The nostalgia here is real, y’all!
  • Who’s creepier? Twilight Edward or Midnight Sun Edward?
  • We all agree: Stephenie Meyer knows how to talk to her fans, unlike SOMEONE we know *cough*JK Rowling*cough*
  • What other book series would we like to see companion novel adaptions for?
  • How do we feel reading this story from the vantage point as 30-somethings?

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