The holiday weekend brought excitement to our lives with Hamilton on Disney+, but Andrew's got an even bigger life event hitting the airwaves this week!
- Apparently quarantine makes every day feel like the 4th of July to some - why all the fireworks??
- Walmart is (for once) doing a public service and converting 160 of its parking lots into drive-in movie theaters.
- Universities have begun announcing their plans for returning to campus this fall, and we're already predicting hot spots on campus.
- This week in Trump associates who have tested positive: Herman Cain, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and multiple officials, oh my!
- Two thumbs way down to airlines already planning to fill planes completely.
- Young people in Alabama are throwing COVID parties, and offering payouts to infected individuals.
- Florida continues making new records with its daily cases count.
- SCOTUS has ruled that states can punish Electoral College voters who don't vote in line with their state's popular vote in federal elections.
- We got an insider scoop into the White House's requests for Trump's July 3rd Nazi Party rally/Frat kegger event.
- Why Mt. Rushmore's ugly history inspires so much backlash from protesters.
- Some of your favorite TV shows are pulling controversial episodes containing blackface, and we have a conversation about intent vs impact.
- Listener feedback asks... how would we want a teacher to handle a fellow student being racist, and how to handle an unexpected pregnancy?
- This week's recommendations are good for your brain and your mental health: Ron Chernow's Hamilton biography (Laura), 'The Babysitter's Club' on Netflix (Pam), and taking a deep sigh a few times a day (Andrew).
- This week's episode is sponsored by listeners like you. Thank you to our latest Patrons Tanja, Art, VP, Joe, Lauren, Sam, and Emilee!
And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:
- Some required reading to prime yourself for this discussion.
- JK Rowling is proving so desperate for allies, she has mischaracterized her long-time approach towards our old boss. How do we know? We were there when she was pissed at him.
- Speaking of, we have plenty of stories about how terrible it was to work for him. From withholding pay to taking credit for projects completed by unpaid staff, we've. got. the. tea.
- What was it like on the Potter convention circuit? (Mostly) wholesome fun, but we were party animals.