Episode #9×19: Making IRL Friends Through Apps, Millennial’s Travel Advisories, Instagram Preps Twitter Rip Off

  • BREAKING NEWS: Andrew joins Bumble BFF! How is matching with new friends online similar to dating?
  • Is it worse to be ghosted by a potential date or friend?
  • As summer approaches, we look at other countries’ travel advisories for visiting the United States. Unsurprisingly, they warn of increased risks of gun violence and terrorism. While staying safe is most important during your travels to the US, we have some general tips for visiting that will make your trip easier.
  • We recommend avoiding Florida (she can’t sit with us), remembering to tip, watching out for our massive portion sizes, and paying attention to parking signage to avoid tickets!
  • Pam provides our latest social media update: we begin with Montana, which has just signed a new bill that would ban TikTok in the state beginning in 2024. How would this be accomplished? Montana’s political leaders clearly don’t understand the internets.
  • Instagram’s Twitter alternative could be up and running as soon as the end of June! You heard it here first folks – Andrew proposes it be dubbed “Textagram.”
  • Speaking of the birthday boy, Andrew is one of the lucky(?) few to have received an invite to join Blue Sky. Does this scratch the Twitter itch?
  • This week’s recommendations are a grab bag: Bumble BFF (Andrew), ‘Prehistoric Planet’ on Apple TV+, and Vinyl record sleeves (Pam).

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

  • ABC recently announced its “strike proof” fall TV lineup in light of the ongoing WGA strike. That is to say, we hope everyone is buckling up for a lot more unscripted television.
  • On that note, we spend today’s After Dark talking reality TV horror stories: often, contestants come out after the fact speaking to unhealthy living conditions, emotional abuse, and other unsavory elements.
  • Pam and Laura are big ‘Love is Blind’ watchers, and cover a recent expose where former cast members speak to living in squalled conditions and being forced to work 20 hour days to the brink of exhaustion.

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