Episode #9×29: Date-Me Docs, Try That in a Small Town, Sundown Towns

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home conspiracy shit beamed down from the mothership! 
  • If you have federal student loans that will go into repayment this fall, be sure to check out the SAVE plan and enroll before interest resumes 9/1!
  • Andrew might start a side hustle filming reaction vids. His latest: reacting to a baby bear in Yosemite National Park.
  • Spotify users who support us on Patreon can now get our exclusive audio content right within the Spotify app! Woohoo!
  • Tired of dating apps? Some are kicking it old school with Date-Me Docs (think personal ads in newspapers). Here’s one directory
  • Would we connect with someone through a Date-Me doc? We analyze a real life example of one and try to play matchmaker for Pam (she’s not having it).
  • Our inbox is open: send us your dating docs, OkCupid profiles, etc, and we’ll give anonymous, on-air reviews!
  • ‘Try That in a Small (Sundown) Town:’ we dig into the controversy behind this chart-topping song from Jason Aldean, and why the tune and its music video are proving so divisive.
  • Laura grew up in Forsyth County, Georgia, which not-so-long-ago had sundown laws in place. For a taste, check out this early episode of Oprah where she visited the belly of the sundown beast (warning: offensive, frequent use of racial slurs).
  • The lyrics and imagery of ‘Try That In A Small Town’ serve as a racist dogwhistle, harkening for the days of Jim Crow and sundown policies. Laura shares her perspective growing up in a place where the echoes of history are still resounding to this day.
  • You know we always come with the best recommendations: ‘Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America’ by Patrick Phillips (Laura), 8Sleep Pod Cover (Andrew – click the link for $200 off!), and Tyler Childers as a palette cleanse for all the Jason Aldean talk (Pam).

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

  • We’re life pathing. What we mean by that is, we’re discovering what our life path numbers are!
  • Some of our life path results resonate, some make us feel attacked tho.
  • What’s the best way to use tools like this? Is there one “right” way?

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