Episode #8×25: Deep Space Blows Minds, Libraries Under Attack, Current Reading Trends (feat. A Librarian!)

  • Have you seen these amazing pictures from deep space? You don’t even need to be a stoner to appreciate them!
  • How the #gentleminions meme inspired teenagers to put on their best suits to attend screenings of ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru.’
  • Thanks to teens, the new ‘Minions’ movie raked in $164 domestically on opening weekend. Theaters may not love the #gentleminions trend, but Universal sure does.
  • The #Millennial panel is split on Minions – are they cute or demonic?
  • Nextdoor Karens returns to the show, with some dramatic readings of Nextdoor posts in our areas.
  • Andrew shames a neighbor into deleting a ‘Karen’ post, and Pam plans some recon.
  • BAE Patron Becky joins us to discuss her career as a librarian!
  • With the increase in book bans, librarians are increasingly coming under fire. How can library patrons best support their local librarians?
  • We learn about the Library Bill of Rights, and that many libraries have detailed processes in place in the event that someone challenges a book.
  • What books and genres are especially popular now? Andrew wants to know so we can start a podcast.
  • Becky also runs a Disney blog, https://www.disneyinyourday.com. She shares the joys and challenges of working on a blog while also holding down her full-time gig. Becky also gives Andrew some sage advice about planning his next trip to Disney.
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Feals (https://www.feals.com/MILL to become a member and get 50% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
  • And of course, we’ve got some amazing recommendations for y’all this week: Apple users should look out for a picture-in-picture update coming soon from Youtube (Andrew), Hey Bear Sensory (Laura), Trader Joe’s coconut cold brew concentrate (Pam), and ‘Four Thousand Weeks’ by Oliver Burkeman (Becky).

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

  • Becky hangs around to share some library tea.
  • Some libraries seem to be doing away with the concept of late fees – does it work?
  • Customer service is always a rough job, even in a library. Stories are shared about disturbing Patrons. Also, how can Porn Viewing be handled?
  • Andrew volunteers to dress up in a dog suit. (No, really!)

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