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Basically Informed

Want to keep up with current events without your brain exploding? Us too. We're Charlotte Stack and Elle Dutton and whatever America is Googling, we're talking about. It might be politics, it might be sports, it might be how asymmetrical haircuts are still a bad idea. So please join us as we attempt to learn new things, share unsolicited opinions, drink craft beer we can't really afford, and hopefully become a little more basically informed.

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21 - So Long / Farewell

In this final episode, Charlotte and Elle reflect on what they've learned through this project, how much money they've spent on beer, and most importantly, they share valuable resources for where listeners can continue to get crucial information about staying engaged with the most important issues facing America.Thank you to our listeners for your continued love and support, we hope you stay basically informed and continue to join us for future projects!Love,Charlotte Stack & Elle Dutton


16 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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20 - Tom Brady / Travis Scott McDonalds

In this week's episode, Charlotte talks about Week 1 of the NFL season in which Tom Brady played his first game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Elle then discusses McDonalds new partnership with rapper Travis Scott and the ridiculous merch that accompanies it. Finally, a $250 "golden arches" rug, just what you needed!

1hr 2mins

19 Sep 2020

Rank #2

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19 - Alexandre Dumas / VMA's

This week, Elle talks about the famous literary career and equally infamous personal life of writer Alexandre Dumas. Then Charlotte does a deep dive into pop music, discussing this year's MTV Video Music Awards. There may or may not be a solid 10 minutes dedicated to Lady Gaga's fashion choices through the years.


4 Sep 2020

Rank #3

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18 - Kobe Bryant / Michelle Obama

This week, Charlotte pretends she knows about basketball while discussing the legendary career of NBA shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. Then, Elle coos over former First Lady and the Beyonce of politics, Michelle Obama and her powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention.


29 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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17 - Meteor Shower / Annabelle Doll

In this episode, Charlotte ooohs and aaahs over the recent Perseid meteor shower and shares some her favorite starry night memories. Then, Elle scares the bejesus out of Charlotte by talking about the infamous Annabelle doll and its rumored disappearance from the Warren Occult Museum.


21 Aug 2020

Rank #5

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16 - Jerry Fallwell Jr. / Jake Paul

This week, check out how two crazy white men with opposite personalities both managed to make the Top 7 List. Elle discusses ex-Liberty University president and racist hamster with BDE, Jerry Fallwell Jr. Charlotte then covers Jake Paul, human dumpster fire and/or potential marketing genus depending on who you ask.

1hr 8mins

14 Aug 2020

Rank #6

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15 - Pacita Abad / SpaceX Return

We're back! This week Elle teaches us about the total badass Filipino artist and social activist, Pacita Abad. Charlotte then concludes the epic saga of the SpaceX Endeavor's flight to the moon by discussing its safe return to Earth and giggling about the term "splash down."


7 Aug 2020

Rank #7

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14 - Upright Citizens Brigade / Dreams

SURPRISE! This week, due to how tired of bad news Elle and Char are, they've decided to talk about a couple of their favorite subjects. Char first geeks out about the comedy troop/theatre, the Upright Citizens Brigade. Then Elle teaches us all about the science and legend behind dreams. Enjoy, they certainly did!


24 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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13 - Mary Kay Letourneau / John Travolta

In this episode, Elle and Charlotte lament what people are Googling as Elle discusses the infamous relationship between Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau. Charlotte then talks about actor John Travolta all while doing a New York accent.

1hr 5mins

17 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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12 - Alexander Hamilton / Marsha P. Johnson

This week, Charlotte talks about the man, the legend, the play, Alexander Hamilton. Elle shares the incomparable life and legacy of LGBTQ+ Queen, Marsha P. Johnson.

1hr 8mins

10 Jul 2020

Rank #10