Episode 4: Protesting

February 2nd 2017

ATTN: Staff

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Are you a bad person if you don't protest? ATTN: staff answers this question and more on the most recent episode of "Got Your Attention." Staff Writer Kyle Jaeger, Senior Social Trends Editor Omri Rolan, Senior Editor Sarah Gray, and Head of Editorial Mike Vainisi also discuss boycotting Starbucks — does it matter when brands take a stand? — why it's harder for women to bounce back in Hollywood (Lindsay Lohan, we're here for you!), and the tricky world of essential oils.

Podcast notes:

Read more about the stories we did (and didn't) talk about this week on "Got Your Attention."

  • A touching New York Times story about the last Syrian refugee family to land in the U.S. prior to Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.
  • Why people are boycotting Starbucks?
  • Eight days into his presidency, Donald Trump hit a historic milestone — and that’s not exactly a good thing. The Los Angeles Times explains.
  • Watch the timeless "Clueless" clip about refugees.
  • "Full Frontal’s" Samantha Bee is planning to hold an alternative gathering during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  • The Screen Actors Guild Awards were on Sunday, and things got political. Watch the speech given by David Harbour of “Stranger Things.”
  • ATTN:'s Kyle Jaeger did a deep dive into the practices of some companies selling essential oils.
  • If the election outcome is weighing on your mental state, here are some mental health tips for how to cope with the stress of a Donald Trump presidency.
  • Vice reported that there might be health benefits to the pickle back shot. Bottoms up!
  • The Washington Post fact checks the Trump administration's claim that the refugee and immigration order would have prevented past terrorist attacks.
  • The New York Times had an illuminating report of how the executive order was carried out.

What is the "Got Your Attention" podcast?

If you've ever wondered how the staff pitch and select the stories that you read or watch at ATTN:, we're giving you an inside listen. ATTN: Media is excited to announce "Got Your Attention," a podcast where ATTN: staffers compete to have their pitches accepted by our host — while also unpacking some of the week's most important headlines.

The game is simple: Three ATTN: staff members — Senior Social Trends Editor Omri Rolan, Staff Writer Kyle Jaeger, and Senior Editor Sarah Gray — pitch their best stories to our host and Head of Editorial Mike Vainisi. If Mike picks their story, they get a point, and the four discuss the story.