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Millennials Ruining Exhaustion, Mike Pence School Of Bad Improv 1.9.19

January 9, 201970 min
In episode 305, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Megan Gailey to discuss the burnout generation, Trump's lack of knowledge about how the government shut down goes who it impacts, the continuous push for a border wall by the right, the lie Trump told about Syria, Kevin Spacey's delusional come back plan, pizza math, and more! Plus Behind The Bastards Robert Evans and super producer Anna Hossnieh join to discuss the story of the young Saudi woman trying to escape her family.FOOTNOTES: 1. How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation2. My Family Abducted And Tricked Me Into A Forced Marriage3. Saudi teenager who fled her family allowed to stay in Thailand for now4. Flying without a man: The mysterious case of Dina Ali5. “Which former presidents told President Trump, as he said, that he should’ve built a wall? All their representatives have denied that that was the case.” @halliejackson to @VPMike Pence6. OH: TRUMP DIDN’T REALIZE A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT7. Millions face delayed tax refunds, cuts to food stamps as White House scrambles to deal with shutdown’s consequences8. Delta, United, and JetBlue pilots are warning that flying will become more dangerous as government shutdown continues9. To build the wall, Trump is sacrificing airport security during the government shutdown10. ‘No different from my original statements’: Trump denies changes to Syria exit plan11. Fox News host fact-checks Sarah Sanders12. Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty in Nantucket court to indecent assault13. Kevin Spacey pulled over for speeding hours after appearing in court14. Kevin Spacey is plotting a comeback — and ‘is still getting acting offers’15. An 18-inch pizza has more pizza than two 12-inch pizzas, and people are losing it16. WATCH: Saba - SIRENS ft. theMIND (Official Video)Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit