Episode #8×27: ⚠️ Time to BeReal ⚠️, Bots Influence The Masses, Who Will Run For President in 2024?

  • Welcome back to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and BeReal talk.
  • Friend of the show and fellow podcaster Eric joins us this week!
  • Do we actually want our friends to know what mundane things we’re up to?
  • A new report from Rolling Stone claims that bots, and perhaps even Zach Snyder himself, may have played a role in the social media push for the release of The Snyder Cut of ‘Justice League.’
  • Do we worry about bots when participating in social media movements?
  • On a related note, the vast majority of teens do not trust news coming from TikTok. Huzzah!
  • On the other hand, there is a ton of misleading information coming out of TikTok. How did teens learn to be skeptical of their social platform but Boomers still treat Facebook articles like the gospel?!
  • While Biden and Trump are the obvious frontrunners for 2024 (for now), both are lagging in the polls among their own supporters.
  • Should Joe Biden run in 2024? The panel has some split opinions.
  • Would implementing an upper age limit as a qualifier for President be ageist?
  • One major issue behind Biden’s lagging approval ratings: Democrats are harder on him than Republicans were on Trump at the same stage of presidency.
  • Laura’s plea: get in line in 2024. For the love of god.
  • This week’s recommendations will feed your body and soul: Find a Choco Taco if you can (RIP) (Andrew), Nest Thermostat (Laura), See’s candies chocolate coffee beans (Pam), and Yellowstone National Park (Eric).
  • Find Eric on his podcast Thank You For Spieling and of course MuggleCast!

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

  • It’s all about fan conventions baby! First we provide a brief overview of this year’s SDCC announcements.
  • In the era of covid, how safe can meet and greets even be? Eric shares a tale of plexiglass, photo ops, and a celeb still getting covid anyway.
  • As someone who has done quite a few meet and greets with celebrities, Eric shares his experiences and tips for having a successful meet and greet.
  • Does going to a convention right now feel responsible?

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