Thu, 13 August 2015
Ah, the aughts. Full of flagpole sitters and work riots. The assassination of President McKinley and man's first powered flight.
Such times...such times...
Wait, not the early 1900s...
We all got a taste of the future in...the year 2000!
Things were much different in the year 2000...
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We begin this episode (the last in our series about decades we've lived in) by talking about our best — and worst — memories from the aughts. After that, we discuss some favorite things from the time: music, movies, and television in particular.
What did we think were the big news stories about the 00s? It's pretty obvious, so we instead talk about where we were when we heard about the attack on that Tuesday morning in September, 2001. Then we discuss what we consider the technological events of the decade.
After that, we imagine we have a time machine and the power to change the world. Find out what we would do if we could go back to the aughts and make one change about the decade. Then we talk about our greatest accomplishments in the 00s.
We devote some time to the best and worst things to come out of the aughts, and then we wrap up the episode talking about the one word we’d use to describe the decade.
We know we have an audience spanning many decades; we’d love to hear your thoughts about the aughts in the comments.