Episode #8×12: Exodus From The Big Cities, Netflix’s Cut-Throat Judgement, Comedy and Social Expectations

  • Cities lost population in 2021, leading to the slowest year in growth in U.S. history.
  • We’ve all had the experience of living in and subsequently leaving a major city. What were our motivations for doing so?
  • Conversely, what are the reasons we chose to move to New York and L.A. in the first place?
  • On a related note, the U.S. is also experiencing doctor shortages.
  • The recently canceled ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Netflix show runner gave a very candid interview about the metrics Netflix uses to decide whether or not a show will be canceled.
  • Why isn’t Netflix evolving with the times? People are clearly enjoying weekly episode drops – are the days of binging over?
  • In an about-face, Netflix is testing cracking down on password sharing in a few markets. If the test is deemed a success, we could be paying an extra $2.99 per month for every person we share our credentials with.
  • Jeff Foxworthy had an ‘ok boomer’ moment in his latest stand-up special in which he poked fun at participation trophies.
  • How is comedy living up to current social expectations? What do we as millennials look for in stand-up routines?
  • We can’t talk comedy without speaking about the slap heard ’round Hollywood at this year’s Academy Awards: was Chris Rock out of line with his joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith? Was WIll Smith’s reaction at all justified?
  • As always, we have some solid recommendations for you this week: TSA pre-check (Andrew), Ghostwire: Tokyo (Laura), and Supergoop Mineral Matte Sunscreen (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Apostrophe (https://www.apostrophe.com/MILL and enter code MILL to get your dermatologist-crafted plan for just $5). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • Andrew and Laura went to their first concerts in the last couple of years and report on the experience.
  • After two years of living on our technology cooped up at home, do you really need to video the entire Dua Lipa concert you’re at?
  • We’ve got some anecdotes about participation trophy culture that are too spicy to share on the main show!

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