Episode #9×06: Never Answer a Compliment With a Compliment, and More Etiquette Rules

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real talk!
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! The wine will be flowing this week!
  • Just in time to prepare for your romantic activities around Love day, we’re talking etiquette rules that we believe will help you avoid annoying friends and prospective romantic partners. See this article from The Cut for our inspiration to discuss etiquette rules.
  • STFU and give your friends or partners a chance to talk, don’t make splitting the bill so damn complicated, and strip the bed linens after staying at someone else’s house!
  • “You’ll float too:” Forget Tiktok, surveillance balloons are all the rage for international spy activities!
  • Why didn’t the US military shoot down the balloon sooner? Cause it weighed over 2,000 pounds and was taller than the Statue of Liberty. Has anyone told Congressional Republicans this wasn’t a Party City balloon?
  • BUT ALSO: The U.S. shot down three additional unidentified flying objects, but assures us they definitely weren’t aliens. Suuuuuure Jan.
  • Netflix and AMC are trying to redefine experiences their brands helped build: just in time for Valentine’s Day, love is no longer sharing a password. And going to the movies is equivalent to going to a concert or other event!
  • Will people accept Netflix up-charging for sharing an account or AMC trying to rebrand the theater-going experience? Naaaaah. Apathy will probably kick in though.
  • This week’s recommendations are all over the map: Americans, find out how much you will get in Social Security payments in retirement by going to SSA.gov (Andrew), Rare Beauty’s Illuminating Primer (Laura), and StoryGraph (Pam).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Hello Fresh (link here). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • We’re going on a three-way polygamous date to find out if these 36 questions can help us fall in love (even more) with each other.
  • Why is Andrew asking so many questions about death on a first date? Seems sus.
  • Things get pretty vulnerable and deep. We’re gonna take this to second base later.

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