Episode #9×10: Could Americans Really Lose TikTok?, Voice AI Takes Big Leaps Forward, Hollywood’s Video Game Adaptations

  • Are the rumors of an impending Trump arrest fake news? Either way, we’re ready to pop open the champagne! Here’s some AI artwork of Trump being dragged away, in case you can’t wait to see the real thing.
  • Are Americans prepared for a potential national ban on TikTok? And could this actually happen?!
  • Since Pam and Laura swipe so many of their hours away on TikTok, where will they turn if it’s no longer available?
  • Shameless plugs for our TikToks while they still exist: @AndrewInTheAir, @PamelaG, @BasilyBoy, and of course @MillennialPod!
  • Are most of us fatalistic about our online privacy at this point? Is it valid to not care that the Chinese and U.S. governments are spying on us?
  • Following the enormous success of HBO’s ‘Last of Us’ video game to show adaptation, we explore other game titles and the opportunities for studios to cash in on more GOOD content.
  • Accessibility in gaming is still an area where there is a ton of room for growth, and we argue that good adaptations make these stories more accessible for everyone.
  • Gatekeeping ain’t it though y’all: stop the game fan/show fan wars!
  • If your social media has been taken over by videos of AI President voices, you’re not alone.
  • These are a riot to listen to, but some of the AI voices are so spot on there is potential for fake scandals during elections.
  • A special guest joins #Millennial to give us his endorsement. Get it together and listen to #Millennial!
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you organized and calm: Dot Card for networking (Andrew), remember to get your fur kids in for their annual wellness checks (Laura), and Legacy Box for digitizing your old home movies and photos (Pam).

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

  • MuggleSuck is back: this time we confront our moody email alter-egos from the early 2k’s.
  • Why did we use email as a primary form of communication? Were other teens doing this, or were we just weird?

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