11: Apps For Feeling Better, Politicians on Reality Shows, Keeping Distance

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By mugglecast, Millennials Andrew Sims, Laura Tee, and Pamela Gocobachi. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Well, there's no getting around it: the world is still cray. But we're here to talk about how we can get through it together, and try to find the positives along the way.
  • In the last week: Laura tried (unsuccessfully) to buy toilet paper online, Andrew's city of Chicago has been ordered to shelter in place, and #Millennial hosted a coffee break video stream that was open to any and all to participate.
  • Things to know currently: watch your credit cards for fraud during the COVID-19 crisis, US tax deadline has been pushed to mid-July, Americans may be getting checks to ease the burden, and SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL IMPORTANT.
  • In the midst of all this, washed-up politicians are still joining washed-up celebrities on reality TV - the latest misery we've been subjected to? Sarah Palin + bear costume + Baby got back.
  • Apart from normalizing the likes of Sean Spicer and Rick Perry, we've got some gripes about realty TV giving these failed public servants airtime.
  • Technology's effect on anxiety levels is an acknowledged issue, but what about its ability to possibly help minimize anxiety symptoms?
  • Apps like SuperBetter, Happify, and Headspace are great resources we've used to practice mindfulness and minimize negative thinking. And BrightMind is currently offering a free year of their meditation app in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This week's recommendations are sure to help grant some much-needed peace: "Ugly Delicious" (Pam), Animal Crossing (Laura & Andrew), and the Daniel Craig "Bond" movies (Andrew).
  • This week's episode is sponsored by Honeybook (https://www.HoneyBook.com/MILL to get 50% off), Bombas (https://www.bombas.com/MILL for 20% off your first purchase), and UnTuckit (https://www.untuckit.com and use code MILL for 20% off your first order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!
And in this week's installment of After Dark:
  • We show you how to socialize distantly while playing a Jackbox games classic, Drawful!
  • For instructions on setting this up, click here.
  • Marc and Pat join us to up our player numbers and make things more interesting.
  • One of our self portraits is a penis. Can you guess who?
  • "It looks like... a puddle of puke. Or a swimming pool."

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