Episode #7×40: The Popularity of True Crime Podcasts, Dave Chapelle and Netflix’s Mistakes, Trusting Clergy on Vaccines

  • On this week’s episode: why people enjoy the True Crime genre, Netflix’s response to ongoing controversy around Dave Chappelle’s latest special, and how houses of worship could turn the tides on vaccine hesitancy in their congregations.
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  • Our friend John Thrasher from the podcast Shaken and Disturbed joins us for this week’s episode, and we dig into why True Crime is such an appealing genre to so many people.
  • Since we’ve known each other a long time, we reflect on our podcasting careers and how they’ve grown over time.
  • Dave Chapelle is still under fire for the jokes he made about the trans community as part of his new Netflix special— and Netflix is doubling down on its support.
  • How could Netflix handle this controversy differently?
  • Roxanne Gay wrote an excellent op-ed on the Chappelle special, give it a read.
  • A slim majority of church-going Americans say they would trust their clergy’s guidance on COVID-19 vaccines, and yet, most report their clergy haven’t said anything about vaccines either way. Why?
  • Add some spice, entertainment, and civic duty to your life with this week’s recommendations: HBO’s ‘Succession’ (Andrew), check your state’s voter portal to see what’s on the ballot this November (Laura), Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice coffee (Pam), and Marvel’s ‘What If?’ (John).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Public.com (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL to download the app and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you join). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • What would we say to our 15-year-old selves if we could travel back in time to offer advice?
  • Which life lessons do we think we needed to learn to be who we are today?
  • “Micah says taint, don’t trust men.”

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