Episode #8×05: Inflation Explained by @BravelyGo, Book Bans Rise, Millennials Are Killing Wine

  • It has finally happened: Pam was mask shamed in public. We’re shook that this happened in liberal California!
  • We’re joined this week by Kara, founder of Bravely Go, an award-winning financial education company. Kara is here to explain inflation like we’re 5, and dispel some common misinformation. Check Bravely Go out on Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter!
  • What is inflation, who is Grandpa Money Bags, and who is Grandma glass breaker?!
  • Why does the federal government increase interest rates, and are there any silver linings to it for consumers?
  • Corporations, just like people, love blaming the government for the increased cost of goods. But is it more complicated than that?
  • Kara recommends checking out these episodes of Planet Money to learn more about inflation: Uncle Sam wants YOU to fight inflation and The Great Inflation.
  • The push to ban books is on the rise across the country– but Texas really takes the cake here: community members across 100 school districts made 75 formal requests to ban books from libraries.
  • Apparently any book that might make a student feel discomfort or exposes them to some hard historical truths about the USA needs to go.
  • We have some tips on what you can do to speak out against book banning, starting with exercising your right to VOTE!
  • Why do we think adults 21-34 are buying less wine than their predecessors? What can American wine companies do to meet millennials and gen z where they’re at?
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you busy: “Murderville” on Netflix (Andrew), Ozark season 4 (part 1), also on Netflix (Laura), and supporting your local libraries to check out titles on the latest round of banned book lists (Pam).
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Scribd (https://www.try.scribd.com/MILL to get two months for $0.99), Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo code mill for $100 off your first month), and Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

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

  • What are some of the dumbest things we ever got in trouble for?
  • Dress codes were obviously a dumb thing we got punished for – what about being stabbed with a mechanical pencil?
  • We’ve learned our lesson about what gets posted in the show notes. ? 
  • Do we have higher engagement on Twitter than Ariana Huffington?

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