Every Day Money Saving Hacks, and a Deep Dive Into Space with an Expert!

Season 8, Episode 26,  Jul 20, 09:00 AM

  • Because 9% inflation isn't enough, BMW has announced subscription services for heated seats.
  • We may never be able to afford a BMW, but we're here to share some money saving tips and tricks that might help you save some money right now.
  • Don't sleep on Amazon's used section, Honey, open box policies, or floor models y'all!
  • We also recommend checking Progressive Shopper if you're interested in where brands' political donations go, as well as opting for generic brands when possible.
  • Patrons also sound off with their money-saving hacks: eating less meat, price matching, and checking for rebates with your utility companies are all quick and easy ways to save some cash.
  • After last week's discussion about these amazing deep space photos NASA released, listener Aimee joins us for further discussion. She is a PhD student in Astrophysics, and is here to help Andrew get excited about space!
  • Aimee dispels a few common misconceptions: black holes don't suck things in like a vacuum cleaner, and the tax cost for scientific research amounts to only pennies per person each year.
  • We also learn that there is a movement among astronomers to rename the JWST telescope in light of its namesake actually having been a HUGE homophobe. #Millennial will henceforth follow Aimee's lead and call it the Jelescope Welescope Space Telescope until it is renamed.
  • We also get an in-depth analysis from Aimee about what we're actually seeing in these newly released photos, and whether or not aliens will be discovered in our lifetimes.
  • Down here on Earth things are still a disaster: the final (for now) January 6th Committee Hearing will be hosted this Thursday July 21st at 8PM ET. We'll be hosting a watch party in the #Millennial For All Discord - please join us! You do not need to be a Patreon subscriber to take part in the fun.
  • It's a grab bag of recommendations this week: @Wario64 for availability and pricing on all of your electronic/gaming needs (Andrew), Wet and Forget shower cleaner (Laura), Scrivener (Pam), and Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod Weinstein (Aimee). 
And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • The new ‘Baymax!’ series at Disney+ is the latest to come under fire by some parents for depicting period products, and we're reminded of the stigmas we faced around puberty as kids and teens. 
  • Pam and Laura recall the stigmas around periods and how confusing and distressing the experience is for young people going through this change.
  • Parents are setting their kids up for failure by not exposing them to education about what their bodies are going through. Is it any wonder so many people don't think about the importance of consent?