Episode #8×17: The Rise of Workcations, Student Loan Debt Relief Approaches, Surgery to Make You Taller

  • Note: The news of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling broke as we were approaching the end of the episode recording, so our reactions are found at that point.
  • Laura begins the show with an update that has Andrew and Pam on the edge of their seats.
  • A new feature in The Atlantic details the rise of the “workcation” as a result of many companies moving to a work from home model during the pandemic.
  • Have we ever “workcationed?” What are the pros and cons?
  • Does working on vacation further blur the lines between work and life in a post-pandemic world?
  • President Biden is finally considering some amount of student debt forgiveness. We’ll hear more in the next couple of months, but borrowers are anxious for details.
  •  Our listeners sound off about their student loan debt, and we commiserate about the predatory lending student loan borrowers are subjected to.
  • What do we think of the argument that student debt forgiveness is unfair to those who paid their loans off?
  • WTF News: He was 5’7”. After surgery he’ll be 5’10”
  • A 25-year-old pursued limb lengthening surgery to increase his height due to the stupid and unfair societal standards for how tall a man “should” be.
  • The story doesn’t end there: the man in question paid for the $75,000 surgery with his OnlyFans, where he specializes in a humiliation kink where his subscribers pay him to degrade them.
  • Some BREAKING NEWS hits just as we wrap the show: a leaked opinion from Justice Alito shows that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that guaranteed the federal constitutional protection of abortion rights.
  • Y’all know we’ve got some recommendations: the Elgato Stream Deck (Andrew), the CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation calculator if you’re exposed to COVID-19 (Laura), and Etsy for unique gift shopping (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • An Uber driver pushes Andrew to his limit, and we share experiences in which a driver’s tip could be impacted for bad behavior.
  • “But he picked me up from my house, I don’t want him to come murder me.”
  • Speaking of bad behavior, we’d LOVE to talk to you about an amazing opportunity to get involved with NFTs. Don’t know what an NFT is? We bet you have at least one annoying Facebook friend who does!

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