Episode #8×29: The Legality of Fanworks (feat. @OldMythos), ClusterF-YEAH: Good News Edition

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and FUN talk!
  • We’re joined this week by Yvonne Gonzales (aka @OldMythos on TikTok) who is a PhD candidate at USC. They join us to share how fan fiction can and should be studied as literature, and also dive in on the latest drama between Netflix and The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.
  • Where did songwriting partners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear cross a line with their musical? Likely when they started monetizing it. 
  • Should other fan creators worry about copyright lawsuits? Andrew asks some questions “for a friend” who happens to run a popular literary themed podcast.
  • In some good news, we have a tasty meal in store for this week’s Clusterfuck YEAH 2022 updates.
  • Alex Jones and the tale of incompetent legal representation, Donald Trump and the FBI raid of his “big, beautiful home”, and Kansas’ surprisingly high voter turnout in a primary to block further abortion restrictions.
  •  Will anything come of this FBI raid and release of Trump’s taxes? Be patient, these things take a while.
  • Andrew pays tribute to The Onion’s late fashion contributor.
  • This week’s recommendations range from abstract to entertainment: GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR (Andrew), Knock Knock Pads (Laura), and Pod Meets World (Pam).

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

  • Pam went to Outside Lands, and Laura is extremely jealous she got to see Green Day.
  • Andrew questions whether Bruce Springsteen’s blue collar audience will be able to afford tickets to his upcoming tour due to the price gouging Ticketmaster platinum ticket pricing feature.
  • What is the maximum amount we’d pay to see our favorite artists in concert?

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