Episode #9×07: The State of Podcasts, Lucky Girl Syndrome, Hacks to Escape From Caregiving

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real talk!
  • After a few years of explosive growth, the podcast world seems to be cooling off. What does this mean for indie podcasters?
  • As big corporations come to grips with the reality that podcasting isn’t just an easy way to print money, layoffs, budget cuts, and canceled projects are making headlines.
  • What do we look for in the podcasts we listen to as podcasters ourselves? If there’s passion behind the project, it shows.
  • Lucky Girl Syndrome is the new manifesting. Who knew when boomers were simping over ‘The Secret’ that the youths would revive the concept.
  • Is there some validity to the idea of manifesting positivity? How has Andrew done this to keep himself from assuming the worst possible thing will happen?
  • The Confessional makes its triumphant return this week with a listener who is playing hooky from work to get some much-needed self-care time.
  • The hosts and listeners share some great tips for helping to carve out some time to prioritize yourself during your regular day-to-day: give yourself an easy “out” for certain social situations, stop saying yes to everything, and pad time in your calendar around busy events to give yourself some breathing room! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group for more great conversations like this.
  • This week’s recommendations will make life easier, more fun, and enriching! The Plates by Splitwise app, and the parent Splitwise app (Listener Beth and Andrew), Golf With Friends (Laura), and “Sorrow and Bliss” by Meg Mason (Pam).

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

  • The Hill reports that parents pay at least one monthly bill for 40% of millennials, prompting us to explore how our parents helped us in early adulthood.
  • How all three of the hosts got booted off their parents’ car insurance – should people be worried about us on the road?
  • Andrew recalls his “Most Expensive Date Ever”
  • We also revisit some cringe moments from our adolescent years. Awkward!

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