Episode #8×41: The Good, The Bad, The LOLs of the 2022 Midterm Elections

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real election talk!
  • An unpleasant reality seems to be setting in for Republicans: while they will likely take control of the House, it seems to be a much smaller majority than expected.
  • We cover our home states of California, Georgia, and Nevada: the heartbreak, the victories, and everything in between.
  • Why does Laura have a freedom boner over ranked choice voting??
  • The economy and abortion were top areas of concern this cycle – what do these results tell us about public opinion?
  • Is Trump being rejected at the ballot box? His endorsed midterm candidates are seeing mixed results.
  • Gen Z saves the day: the newest voting-age generation turned out overwhelmingly for Democrats, and Maxwell Frost was the first Gen Zer elected to Congress!
  • While the balance of Congressional control is still in question, Republicans ultimately underperformed. How will they react in 2024? Are we ready for the inevitable DeSantis/Trump boxing match?
  • This week’s recommendations should give you a break from election fatigue: ‘The Midnight Club’ on Netflix (Laura), ‘All There Is’ with Anderson Cooper (Pam), and Backblaze (Andrew).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Uncommon Goods (https://www.uncommongoods.com/mill for 15% off) and Expedition Roasters (https://www.expeditionroasters.com and enter COFFEEGEEKS for 15% off your order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • MuggleSuck returns in the form of some cringy AIM transcripts Andrew dug up from the vault.
  • 2006 Andrew is talking about a gay guy but not in the way he would now.
  • *cringe* “My parents are such dorks!”
  • Laura treated the prospect of guest hosts probably *too* seriously.
  • A story of a creepy older staffer is revisited.
  • Away messages were the best features ever. SOMEONE BRING THEM BACK!

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