Episode #8×31: Student Loan Debt Relief Arrives, ‘House of the Dragon’ Impresses, Demi Lovato and Relationship Age Gaps

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of PRETEND adulting and real talk.
  • Are we still on the Be Real train? Instagram is clearly getting on board.
  • Amid news that Biden will be (finally) announcing his student loan forgiveness solution, the panel has thoughts…
  • BREAKING NEWS: Andrew is committing to the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ spinoff series. #iconic
  • Is this the make or break moment for major fandom spinoff series?
  • Related to ‘Game of Thrones’, a listener asks ‘AITA if I don’t go to my friend’s GoT themed wedding?’
  • Andrew surprises Laura and Pam by asking them to read in High Valyrian on air in honor of our ‘Thrones’ conversation.
  • Demi Lovato’s latest single ’29’ has gone viral, prompting more conversations about the cultural shift in perceptions around large age gaps in relationships.
  • As active members of fandom, we speak about the large age gaps in some of our own friendships “back in the day,” and whether we think we would approach them differently now.
  • Our listeners weigh in with their stories about being in a romantic relationship with a large age gap.
  • Republicans are fear mongering over the $80 billion earmarked in the Inflation Reduction Act for hiring 87,000 new IRS agents.
  • Andrew gets vulnerable about being audited by the IRS, but also points out that an agent didn’t take him out with an “AK-15.” Take note, Senator Grassley.
  • This week’s recommendations will help you stay feeling cozy ahead of fall: purchase audit protection when filing taxes (Andrew), OUAI leave-in conditioner (Laura), and Rare Beauty’s Lip SoufflĂ© (Pam).

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

  • Inspired by our Demi Lovato discussion in the main show, we get into more specifics about the issues that can present in friendships and romantic relationships with a large age gap.
  • Each member of the panel has a story about something they’ve seen or experienced that can make these relationships complicated, but there is nuance so long as consenting adults are involved.

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