Episode #7×34: Looking Back on 9/11, Texas Making All The Wrong Moves, Olivia Rodrigo’s Originality Drama

  • On today’s episode, we discuss the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Texas making headlines in all the wrong ways, and some drama around Olivia Rodrigo’s music.
  • Pam and Laura saw ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and provide a spoiler-free review.
  • This week will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which is doubly significant given the end of the war in Afghanistan.
  • We recount our memories of the day and the impact 9/11 had on every day life.
  • The most restrictive abortion law in the United States has taken effect in Texas after the Supreme Court voted not to block the law.
  • We dig into why this law is different from other heartbeat bill attempts, and the dangerous legal precedent it sets by placing enforcement in the hands of private citizens.
  • Speaking of Texas, calls to poison control are up 590% there due to an increase in usage of the drug Ivermectin to treat Covid-19. Just in case it’s unclear: do NOT take farm animal anti-parasitic drugs to treat a virus. *facepalm*
  • Olivia Rodrigo has given up millions in royalties after adding retroactive songwriting credits, most recently for her single, “Good 4 U.”
  • Pam brings us some examples of musical interpolation and sampling, and explains the difference between the two.
  • Are there truly any original songs anymore?
  • This week’s recommendations will set you up to feel good: HBO Max’s ‘The Other Two’ (Andrew), investing in a sound machine to help you sleep (Pam), and donating to Planned Parenthood (Laura).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Public (use code MILLENNIAL to let Public.com know we sent you) and ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 20% off). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Laura is really sick of having neighbors.
  • Do we feel old yet? We look at the happier side of life from 20 years ago, and cringe at the early 2000’s fashion choices that were made.
  • “Back in my day, teachers warned us to NEVER use Wikipedia.”

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