Episode #7×38: Goodbye to Hypable, SCOTUS Term Preview, Big Brother Contestants Push First Black Winner

  • On today’s episode, Laura’s got a SCOTUS term preview, Pam talks about Big Brother, which crowned its first black winner, and we speak more about the Sunday Scaries, including how to help calm them down.
  • Facebook and Instagram were down for several hours today – #thoughtsandprayers to anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists.
  • Andrew shares a personal update about Hypable, and conversation ensues about how to know when you’re ready to take a big chance.
  • With the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court shifting to a strong conservative majority, there are a number of issues on the docket that should make progressives nervous.
  • A Mississippi abortion case, gun restriction challenge, and a push to use state money to pay for religious schooling are all on the docket this fall.
  • For the first time in history, Big Brother crowned its first Black winner— and it’s thanks to an all Black six member alliance known as The Cookout. We dig into how this alliance between the black players this season helped push back against years of racism in the show’s history. 
  • Will The Cookout help promote lasting change in terms of diversity on reality television?
  • Monday is a perfect time to revisit our Sunday Scaries conversation from last week. What do we find ourselves dreading the most about an upcoming week, and how do we mitigate those scaries?
  • This week’s recommendations will entertain you, and maybe even help keep you organized! ‘No Time to Die’, the new James Bond movie (Andrew), Netflix’s ‘Midnight Mass’ (Laura), and the Erin Condren Planner (or the Recollections planner line from Michael’s) (Pam). 

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

  • We’ve spoken a lot about romantic red flags, but what about friendship red flags?
  • Lack of self-awareness, constantly self-degrading, no boundaries, and arguing to argue are all red flags for us. What are your red flags, dear listeners?
  • When we’re trying to make new friends, what positive attributes do we keep an eye out for?
  • Andrew learns there is another Andrew in Laura’s life and is shook (jk jk jk).

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