Episode #7×29: Laura Exposed, Switching Careers, Tumblr+ Fandom Drama

  • Andrew and Publix have exposed Laura as a fraud.
  • A listener asks for advice on how to counsel a friend who can never seem to get a break.
  • Private companies are building momentum around mask requirements: Walmart, Disney, and even some local San Francisco bars are requiring masks for employees and customers. Do we think this will help curb the spread of the Delta variant?
  • A $1 trillion infrastructure bill may be getting a vote in the Senate soon, and we’re excited for the progress!
  • Unfortunately, the temporary halt on evictions has expired in the United States, putting millions of tenants at risk while we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic.
  • Tumblr wanted to remind everyone they still exist, so is trying to adopt a subscription based model for creators to charge for content.
  • Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for releasing ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+, which she says was in violation of her contract’s theatrical exclusivity agreement. What implications does this bring for Hollywood in the era of streaming?
  • There’s some variety in this week’s recommendations: Planet Coaster (Andrew), ‘Never Have I Ever’ season 2 (Pam), and adding a succulent to brighten up your living space (Laura).

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

  • A first: Pam has a rage of the week, and we can really hear the rage in her voice!
  • Mini game: which three items did Laura’s movers break or lose?
  • Discord AMA: how do we practice being kind to ourselves, where do we want to be in 10 years, what is our favorite starchy food, and more!

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