Episode #8×09: Must Everyone Comment on Global Crises?, TikTok Heads For 10-Minute Videos, Unconventional Relationships

  • Who’s feeling the crunch at the gas pump these days? We know this sucks, but we’re here to provide y’all with some much-needed escapism!
  • A PSA Andrew saw prompts a discussion for our panel – how do we manage the pressure to have a hot take on every global crisis?
  • As podcasters we feel this pressure a lot, and we know everyone experiences some level of pressure through social media.
  • Where do we draw the line when deciding when or when not to talk about a particular event?
  • RIP Pam and Laura’s love of Tiktok: the social platform announced last week it will be introducing a 10-minute video limit. Is this the Youtubification of Vine 2.0??
  • We revisit our personal screen time stats from pre-2020 and some of us are wearing the cone of shame due to our increases. Is it cheating if your phone’s screen time is lower due to most of your screen time happening at the computer? ?
  • We receive a Confessional update from someone who wrote in for episode 4×06 with an update on their journey! We love this update!
  • Another Confessional writer asks… should I tell my conservative family about my 69-year-old boyfriend? Other listeners sound off about their unconventional relationships and how they went about telling friends and family.
  • Because we can’t keep things too serious, we talk about some dumb dealbreakers we have for potential love interests: green text bubble? Thank you, next!
  • It’s the final installment (for now) of #Millennial’s Make a Commitment – now do we start surprising people with check-in calls?
  • This week’s recommendations are a mixed bag: scroll to the bottom of spam emails and click the ‘unscubscribe’ link (which is federally required in all commercial messages) (Andrew), ‘Archive 81’ on Netflix (Laura), and investing in a fabric shaver (Pam).
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And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • By popular demand, MuggleSuck is back!
  • We reflect on our friendships with all hosts current and former – where are they now?
  • Were there ever any creative control issues? When did things start getting messy and dramatic in the old days?
  • Were we always salty towards a certain founder, or did we like them at the start?
  • J.K. Rowling spent her International Womens Day yelling at women. Very on brand! Where are her solutions for the trans people she allegedly admires btw?

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