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The Plugged In Show, Episode 134: Of Influencers and Dinosaurs

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Kids have plenty of choices as to what to be when they grow up. They might want to become doctors or lawyers or basketball stars or influencers or …

Wait, what?

Influencers. You know, the folks who move the cultural needle, especially through their presence on social media. They might tell you what to buy or what to see or how to act or how to vote. And kids don’t even need to grow up to be influencers. A few of the world’s biggest still need help tying their shoes.

The Plugged In team talks with former YouTube star Andrew Armstrong about his own experience as an influencer. He’ll help put the whole concept into perspective for us and tell us what he liked about it—and what he didn’t.

Then, Adam Holz and Kennedy Unthank sit down to talk dinosaurs—especially those we see skittering across the screen in the new film, Jurassic World: Dominion. And no, we’re not talking about Jeff Goldblum (though he’s in it, too).

And naturally, we tie a bow on our conversation with Pop Culture Connection.

Have we influenced you to listen yet? We certainly hope so. We’d also like to encourage you to interact with us directly through Facebook, Instagram or by sending us an email at [email protected]. And if you’re interested in reading more about everything we talked about on the show, take a look at the links below.

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Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.