For the rich and powerful, getting the coronavirus vaccine has been a rare reminder that sometimes all the connections in the world don’t help. You still have to serve jury duty and go to the D.M.V. And now you can’t buy your way to the front of the vaccine line. Those who do manage to get the jab, however, take on a different status in the eyes of their friends: smug. And this week, newly smug Alessandra Stanley humorously explains to Ashley and Mike why this happens. You’ll get all this and more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode.

Episode 21: “The Smug Vaccinated” (Are You One?)

Plus: a look at the new parenting guru; bespoke home movies; and more