Rank #1: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Split From the Royal Family Emergency Podcast | Ringer Dish
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced online that they will “step back” from the royal family. We break down how their role in the public eye will change, how the ways in which they make money will change, how media will cover them, and more on this emergency episode.
Disclaimer: The first half of this podcast was recorded before Buckingham Palace released a response.
Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
Jan 08 2020
Rank #2: Gigi Hadid is Pregnant! Plus, What Could Have Been at the Met Gala and Lindsay Lohan's F-List Part 2 | Tea Time
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are going to be parents and savvy One Direction fans realized that they've been dropping hints for a while (1:40). The Met Gala would have been this Monday, so we imagine what could have been (13:05). The next installment of Cringe Mode: Twilight (31:06), and which One Direction member would you choose to babysit your child (47:40)?
May 01 2020
Rank #3: January Jones's Garden, Ansel Elgort's Thirst Trap, and Demi Lovato's Finsta | Tea Time
We're not sure why, but everyone is really excited about a video of Stanley Tucci making negronis (2:00). Some thoughts on the giant baby that went viral on social media this week (11:39). In the next installment of "You Aughta Know," Amelia investigates the Lindsay Lohan F**k List (21:11), and do we really need a 'Parks and Rec' reunion Zoom call (46:33)?
Apr 24 2020
Rank #4: 'Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 11 | The Pod Has Spoken
The Ringer's Juliet Litman returns to talk to Riley about this season's best episode yet. They break down Tony's wild blindside attempt that miraculously worked. They also share their thoughts on the extortion advantage that took place as well as Sophie's exit. All before breaking down the "Double Agent" archetype and handing out this week's superlatives.
Apr 23 2020
Rank #5: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Letter to the Media, Book Recommendations, and More Recommendations | Jam Session
After a leaked letter from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exposed their feelings towards a few British media outlets, we are left wondering when the couple will hire a new publicist (1:15). Then, Brad Pitt and John Krasinski (23:08), book recommendations (27:05), new workouts from Jennifer Lawrence’s trainer (37:00), and much more!
Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
Apr 21 2020
Rank #6: 'Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 12 | The Pod Has Spoken
The Ringer's Chris Ryan returns to talk to Riley and recap the latest episode of 'Winners at War.' They break down how the play of the 50-50 coin worked out, as well as the heavy whispering from this week's tribal. They also discuss Kim stepping down at the immunity challenge and how peanut butter may be the most valuable commodity in the game. Finally, they explain the "Power Duo" archetype and hand out this week's superlatives.
Apr 30 2020
Rank #7: Songs of Summer, Sister Corner, and VSCO Girls | 4RealSeez
Zoe Simmons, 14, and Liz Kelly, 25, team up to discuss their unique perspective on teen culture in 2019, including: 'Stranger Things' Season 3, the best and worst songs of summer, YouTube vloggers, a check-in with America's favorite wild man, Ben Simmons, summer book club, a defense of recent Adam Sandler movies, and more!
Hosts: Liz Kelly, Zoe Simmons
Jun 27 2019
Rank #8: A Tale of Two Movie Stars: Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio | Ringer Dish
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are undoubtedly two of the most famous movie stars of a generation. We trace their careers, from Leo's run as a '90s teen heartthrob (3:10) to Brad Pitt's time as a leading man (26:27), and discuss where their careers have taken them these past five years (37:22).
Host: Amanda Dobbins
Jul 22 2019
Rank #9: ‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 2 | The Pod Has Spoken
In the first episode of our ‘Survivor’ recap podcast, we run through the biggest story lines and moments of Season 40, Episode 2 (2:23). Then we explain the role of the “Social Butterfly” in the game (44:37) before handing out awards for Best Move, Worst Move, and Front-runner (51:03).
Host: Riley McAtee
Guest: Mallory Rubin
Feb 20 2020
Rank #10: Megxit: The Latest on Meghan, Harry, and the Queen | Jam Session
Following Monday’s royal summit, we take a look at the queen’s statement (00:45), the financial fallout for Meghan and Harry (07:30), Prince William’s statement via his friend (07:30), Harry’s awkward interaction with Bob Iger that may have led to Meghan’s Disney voice-over contract (18:15), who knew before Buckingham Palace (24:45), and the astounding differences in press coverage between Kate and Meghan (32:45).
Check out the Buzzfeed article here.
Jan 13 2020
Rank #11: How the British Tabloids Treat Meghan Markle, Plus: a Big Bieber Wedding and Adele’s Potential New Flame | Jam Session
Meghan Markle is suing the British tabloid Mail on Sunday for publishing a letter she wrote to her father. Prince Harry issued a scathing statement comparing the British tabloid press’s treatment of Markle to that of his mother, Princess Diana (1:04). Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber had a second wedding in South Carolina on Monday night and we have some questions (14:00). Adele may be dating the British grime rapper Skepta (25:28). Plus: October reading recommendations (41:25).
Oct 02 2019
Rank #12: Jennifer Aniston: From ‘Friends’ to ‘The Morning Show’ | Ringer Dish
Nov 04 2019
Rank #13: Timothee Chalamet Season Starts Now, 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' One Year Later, and Dissecting the Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Breakup | Tea Time
The 'Little Women' trailer debuted this week, which means Timothée Chalamet season is about to begin (1:19). Emily Ratajkowski may or may not be faking her armpit hair on the cover of Harper's Bazaar (7:11). We reflect on the beloved Netflix rom-com 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' one year after its premiere (27:42), and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split after eight months of marriage, which, for us, means love is dead (33:21).
Aug 16 2019
Rank #14: The 2019 'Jam Session' Holiday Gift Guide. Plus: Dakota Johnson on 'Ellen' and a New Relationship Straight Out of 'The Crown' | Jam Session
In a viral celebrity moment, Dakota Johnson appeared on 'The Ellen Show' and called out Ellen for not attending her birthday party (1:02). Matt Smith and Lily James may or not have broken up and he may or may not be dating his 'Crown' costar Claire Foy now (5:33). Plus: Our first-ever official 'Jam Session' Holiday Gift Guide (11:03).
Dec 04 2019
Rank #15: Breaking Down the Most Fun Parts of the Golden Globes | Ringer Dish
Join Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, Liz Kelly, and Amelia Wedemeyer as they break down all of their favorite celebrity moments from this year’s Golden Globes Awards. They talk about the best (1:31) and worst dressed (11:05), their favorite speeches (30:38), and the most uncomfortable Ricky Gervais jokes (46:08).
Host: Juliet Litman
Jan 06 2020
Rank #16: Carly Simon Tells All About Jackie Kennedy and Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Tell All in Vanity Fair | Jam Session
Carly Simon wrote a memoir about her friendship with Jackie Kennedy that is actually just a memoir about being friends with famous people (1:08). Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s 'Vanity Fair' cover discusses being a celebrity in the age of Trump (19:13) and Instagram (27:38). Gabrielle Union has won Halloween so everyone else can stop trying now (35:40), and it’s officially Knicks' celebrity row season (38:28).
Oct 30 2019
Rank #17: Disney+, Holiday Movies, and Thanksgiving Table Talk | 4RealSeez
Zoe Simmons, 14, and Liz Kelly, 25, team up to discuss their unique perspectives on teen culture in 2019, including: Disney+ as an addition to the streaming rotation, YouTubers branching out, new Christmas movies, avoiding awkward conversations at the Thanksgiving table, and more!
Hosts: Liz Kelly and Zoe Simmons
Nov 30 2019
Rank #18: YouTuber Beef, the Summer of Billie Eilish, and Middle School Exodus | 4RealSeez
Zoe Simmons, 13, and Liz Kelly, 25, team up to discuss their unique perspective on teen culture in 2019, including: the James Charles YouTube "scandal," the film 'Booksmart,' singer Billie Eilish, Weezer's ruining a classic song, an unlikely friendship between two pop culture icons, graduating middle school, favorite high school movies, and more!
Jun 06 2019
Rank #19: What 'Miss Americana' Reveals About the Image of Taylor Swift and Celebrity Sightings at Sundance | Jam Session
Jam Session is coming to you live from the Sundance Film Festival. Amanda and Juliet talk about some exciting celebrities they have seen while in Park City (1:38) before diving into everything 'Miss Americana' reveals (9:07) and doesn't reveal about Taylor Swift (27:47). Then, Juliet sits down with Lana Wilson, the director of 'Miss Americana,' to talk about her process for creating the biopic (42:24).
Guest: Lana Wilson
Jan 29 2020
Rank #20: Breaking Down Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ | Ringer Dish
‘Lover’ is better than ‘Reputation,’ and that’s really all we can ask for. We break down our favorite and least favorite songs of the album, do some close reading of “Forgot That You Existed” and “London Boy,” and pick the six songs we’d cut from the album.
Host: Juliet Litman
Aug 26 2019