“OK Boomer!” may be a meme but the Baby Boom generation has made its mark on America like almost none before it. Washington Post columnist Philip Bump joins to talk about his new book The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America. And, we end with a question dessert lovers will relate to.
Not to get to maudlin, but what happens when one of the most influential generations in American history dies out? In The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America, Washington Post columnist Philip Bump @pbump dives into this question. He joins us this week to knock down (some) Boomer stereotypes and to put into perspective just how much the generation changed politics, culture, and the economy. And, they’re not done yet! Bump talks about how the new battle between Biden and the Republicans over Social Security is a major part of Boomers' likely last act.
We end with a question about what type of chocolate Americans prefer that quickly shifts to a more existential one: is white chocolate really chocolate?