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December 10, 2019
On today's episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Deputy Editor of The Goods by Vox and Christmas movie expert Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) into the studio to discuss three brand new Netflix original films: A Knight Before Christmas, Holiday In the Wild, and Let It Snow. During their conversation, they discuss when it's appropriate to start watching Christmas content, how the holiday season messes with our brains, and why these films are really just "vibes." A Knight Before Christmas, Holiday In the Wild, and Let It Snow are now streaming on Netflix.
December 3, 2019
On today's extremely special episode, host Bobby Finger chats with Charli XCX and Emmie Lichtenberg, Executive Producers and co-stars of the Netflix Original Series I'm With the Band: Nasty Cherry. (You might also know Charli because she's... one of the greatest pop stars alive.) They talk about the show's creation, challenges they've faced in the music industry, and why it's been so rewarding to inspire an all-new generation of young people who want to become musicians themselves. Quick warning: the audio in today's episode is far from ideal, as Charli was traveling  for her ongoing global tour, but, honestly, it's always worth listening to what she and Emmie have to say.All episodes of I'm With the Band: Nasty Cherry are now streaming on Netflix.
November 26, 2019
This week on I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes comedian Anita Flores (@AnitaJewtina) to the studio to chat about Frasier, the show about which she hosts a podcast (called I'm Listening), and The Politician, a show for which she doesn't host a podcast. They talk about why The Politician marks such a fascinating entry in the Ryan Murphy oeuvre, share their excitement over the show's game-changing season finale, and even throw in a little speculation about a potential reboot of TV's favorite show about tossed salads and scrambled eggs. Oh my!All episodes of The Politician's first season  are now streaming on Netflix.  Frasier will be leaving on 12/31, so you'd better catch up now! 
November 19, 2019
On today's episode, host Bobby Finger welcomes comedian, writer/producer for Desus and Mero on Showtime, and author of the essay collection Nice Try, Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman), into the studio to discuss one of his favorite standup specials, Chelsea Peretti's One of the Greats. He explains what makes the special so, well, special, provides insights into his own process as well as the  comedy scene's ever-changing landscape. He even reveals what his own inevitable special will be called. (Netflix, are you listening?)Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats is now streaming. 
November 12, 2019
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Wall Street Journal Magazine Digital Editor Myles Tanzer (@mylestanzer) into the studio to discuss what may be Nancy Meyers' masterpiece: Something's Gotta Give, which is now streaming on Netflix in the US.  What makes it a perfect Meyers film? Why is Diane Keaton so well cast? How many false endings does it have?  Are we obsessed with Frances McDormand's character? Did we forget that Keanu Reeves is in it? We answer these (and more) questions during our conversation, which ends with a special game about the film's international titles.Something's Gotta Give is now streaming on Netflix. Watch it. Then watch it again.
November 6, 2019
This week on I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes co-hosts of the podcast Couples Therapy and actual fiancées Naomi Ekperigin (@blacktress) and Andy Beckerman (@andybeckerman) to talk about a show that unexpectedly made their relationship stronger:  Kakegurui. Yes, it's a show about teenaged compulsive gamblers, but that doesn't mean watching it together can't be romantic! Also discussed, sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth, Mindhunter, and Explained. "Yeah," Naomi says of scrolling through the list of episodes. "I do want to know how animals' minds work!"All episodes of Kakegurui are now streaming on Netflix. 
October 29, 2019
This week on I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes co-host of Call Your Girlfriend and co-author of the forthcoming book Big Friendship Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) to talk about, among other things, her obsession with the ridiculous and addictive British competition show My Hotter Half! (Pronounced “My Hah-ah Hahf.“) “It’s very important to interrogate beauty ideals and how you feel about yourself relative to all the messaging you’re getting,” Sow says. “It’s definitely going to happen in a competition show.” But... that doesn’t mean we don’t love it anyway. She also explains why she loves Forensic Files, an extremely niche brand of sparkling water, and actress Aïssa Maïga. All episodes of My Hotter Half are now streaming on Netflix. Watch it! But never ask a couple which one they think is the hotter half. It will only lead to a bad time.
October 22, 2019
On this episode of I'm Obsessed With This, the podcast where we invite a new guest to share their current Netflix obsession every week, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer and I'm Obsessed With This producer Christine Friar (@christinefriar) to explain why she can't get enough of the Netflix original series Diagnosis, based on the NYT Magazine column of the same name. How is this show -- which centers on rare diseases/afflictions, their symptoms, and their treatment -- so comforting, and why might anxious people benefit from its presentation of medical crowdsourcing as, perhaps, one of the greatest things to have ever resulted from the internet? And, finally, why can't every doctor be like Dr. Lisa Sanders?! All episodes of Diagnosis are now streaming on Netflix.
October 15, 2019
On this week’s episode of I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes comedy writer (currently for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show) Lauren Ashley Smith (@msLAS) to discuss her latest obsession, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, which happens to be the new film adaptation of a previous obsession, Between Two Ferns. They chat about what made the movie so surprisingly delightful (hint: the runtime definitely didn't hurt), our collective thirst for movie quotability, and the current state of the comedy scene. They also play a very special game of Zach, Zack, or Zac. Between Two Ferns: The Movie is now streaming on Netflix!
October 8, 2019
On this week’s episode of I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Tobin Low (@tobinlow), co-host and co-managing editor of Nancy, a podcast from WNYC Studios. Tobin spends the bulk of their chat trying to convince Bobby to watch his (and potentially your) Netflix obsession: the Japanese reality show Terrace House. He explains what it is about the show so special in the crowded field of reality television, and why exactly it makes viewers fell all of the best possible feelings.Find out if it worked, and we’ll see you next week with another episode!
October 1, 2019
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, Bobby Finger talks to Call Your Girlfriend co-host and author of the forthcoming book Big Friendship, Ann Friedman (@annfriedman), who shares her expert opinion on the new Netflix original film, Tall Girl. As someone who has spent much of her life being the tallest person in the room, Friedman discusses her high school experience (which included "listening to Mazzy Star and Googling height reduction surgery"), reveals how often people comment on her height (Every. Single. Day), and plays a game about -- what else? -- tall girls.As always, avoid the episode if you wish to avoid spoilers. And watch Tall Girl now on Netflix!
September 24, 2019
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger talks to actor and artist Spencer Olson (@spencerjohnolson) about his love for the thrilling competition show Blown Away. He explains why he finds the art of glass blowing so exciting, how quickly he watched the first season, and who his favorite contestant was. (Hint: her name starts with D and ends with eborah.) As always, avoid the episode if you wish to avoid spoilers. And catch up on ALL episodes of Blown Away now on Netflix!
September 17, 2019
On today's episode, Bobby Finger welcomes writer and podcast host Kara Brown (@KaraRBrown) to talk about the sweetest show in all the land: The Great British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off in its homeland of the UK). During their chat, Bobby and Kara chat about some of their favorite contestants (hello Rahul!), why they started watching (hello relaxation!), the great Mary vs. Prue debate (hello tie!), and how they feel about the show's recent transition into a weekly experience on Netflix (hello anxiety!) Kara, an amateur chef, also gets quizzed on her baking knowledge.Six full seasons of The Great British Baking Show are new streaming on Netflix, and new episodes of the latest season premiere weekly!
September 10, 2019
On today's episode, Bobby Finger welcomes actor, singer, and podcast host Kevin McHale to talk about life at a place exceedingly different from Glee's William McKinley High School: a private school called Las Encinas, the setting of the Netflix original series Elite. In this SPOILER-FILLED DISCUSSION, McHale and Finger discuss how the show upped the ante in its recently released second season (has there ever been a teen show this shocking?), how their own high school experiences compared (they didn't), the great Subs vs. Dubs debate, and why the show – for all its unquenchable outlandishness – is actually a nuanced portrayal of adolescent life.Seasons 1 and 2 of Elite are now streaming on Netflix.
September 3, 2019
We're kicking off an all new season of I'm Obsessed With This by welcoming everyone's favorite talking head from the Netflix Original Documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. You may have become obsessed with Andy King thanks to his story about being willing to perform, um, a very specific favor at the request of Billy McFarland, but there's plenty more where that came from.In this week's episode, he tells host Bobby Finger what it's like to be the object of obsession: from the fan (and celebrity) interactions it has caused, to the way it has completely altered the course of his life. He also talks about his own Netflix obsessions, like Queer Eye, which leads to a surprising reveal about his own relationship to the series.
September 3, 2019
We're kicking off an all new season of I'm Obsessed With This by welcoming everyone's favorite talking head from the Netflix Original Documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. You may have become obsessed with Andy King thanks to his story about being willing to perform, um, a very specific favor at the request of Billy McFarland, but there's plenty more where that came from.In this week's episode, he tells host Bobby Finger what it's like to be the object of obsession: from the fan (and celebrity) interactions it has caused, to the way it has completely altered the course of his life. He also talks about his own Netflix obsessions, like Queer Eye, which leads to a surprising reveal about his own relationship to the series.
July 22, 2019
SPOILER ALERT: Today's episode is all about La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). Yes, that means all of it. So be sure to finish watching before listening to us discuss it! Or... listen away if you don't care about spoilers! Today on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger is joined by Lindsey Weber (@lindseyweber), writer, editor and Who? Weekly co-host, and Jean Bentley (@hijean), entertainment reporter who covers television for The Hollywood Reporter, Rotten Tomatoes, and more, to discuss the brand new season of La Casa de Papel, also known as Money Heist. Jean and Lindsey explain how they became so obsessed with the series, discuss why they love it as much as, uhh, pretty much everyone on the planet, and test their heist knowledge with a game that has as many twists and turns as Money Heist itself.**(OK, maybe that's not true. Few things are as exciting as this incredible show.)S3 of La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) is now streaming!
July 4, 2019
SPOILER ALERT: Today's episode is all about Stranger Things 3. And yes, I mean all of it. So be sure to finish watching before listening to us discuss it! Or... listen away if you don't care about spoilers! Do you!On today's very special Fourth of July episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Joe Reid (@joereid), Managing Editor for Primetimer.com and co-host of The This Had Oscar Buzz podcast, and Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites), Senior Entertainment Writer at Thrillist, to talk about Stranger Things 3!! We discuss how much we hate to love Billy, how much we love to love Steve, the joys of Eleven's burgeoning friendship with Max, that scene with Robin, and why we feel so dang bad for Will and Joyce. But most importantly... Bobby reviews New Coke. Stranger Things 3 is streaming NOW on Netflix.Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
June 18, 2019
You know what's unpleasant to think about? Video games of the future. You know what's fun to think about? Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston solving a murder on a yacht.This week, host Bobby Finger welcomes BuzzFeed Breaking News Reporter Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) and Hey Ladies! author Caroline Moss (@carolinemoss) to discuss the captivating new Black Mirror episode "Striking Vipers," as well as the charming silliness of Murder Mystery. Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:Striking Vipers: 8:22 - 20:40Murder Mystery: 20:40 - 30:05Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
June 4, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger welcomes Fran Hoepfner (@franhoepfner), writer and co-host of a Jude Law podcast called Law School, and Geoff Lapid (@geofflapid), a former blogger and Netflix user since 2007, to chat about Ava DuVernay's essential limited series, When They See Us, the delightful (if overlong) new Ali Wong/Randall Park romcom Always Be My Maybe, and the twisty, turny, gory (and gay!) new horror film, The Perfection. Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:When They See Us: 11:00 - 20:00Always Be My Maybe: 20:00 - 28:50The Perfection: 28:50 - 41:00Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
May 21, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger chats with Lauren Thompson, producer and writer whose work can be seen on Refinery29, VH1 and your Instagram explore page, and Mariah Smith, writer and Creator of Keeping Up with the Kontinuity Errors, a blog that tracks the continuity errors in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which runs weekly on The Cut. They discuss their current obsessions, which include the soapy teen drama Elité, the wildly addictive lifestyle reality show Amazing Interiors, and the surprising procedural comforts of NCIS. (Yes, that NCIS.) Moving on, they sink their teeth into lengthy discussions of Amy Poheler's directorial debut, Wine Country (it's hilarious!!), and all the dark twists and turns of The Society (it's about politics?!).Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:Wine Country: 13:27 - 23:05The Society: 10:14 - 31:41Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
May 14, 2019
In this week's bonus episode, host Bobby Finger talks to the star of the new Netflix original series Bonding, Brendan Scannell. During their chat, Brendan discusses how he came to the role of a dom's assistant/bodyguard, the importance of creating a family of friends in one's life, and the importance of pride in communities of people who grew up thinking of sexuality as something to be ashamed of. He also gushes about some recent queer TV and film, including Gregg Araki's series Now Apocalypse and the film God's Own Country. And, duh, he loves I Think You Should Leave as much as everyone else.Bonding is now streaming on Netflix.Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may play it on a future episode!
May 7, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer-at-large at The Cut Kelly Conaboy (@kellyconaboy) and senior writer at The Cut and author of several books, including Would You Rather and the forthcoming Girl Crushed Katie Heaney (@KTHeaney) on to mourn the cancelation of Katie's beloved Santa Clarita Diet and explain what it had in common with other easy-to-watch sitcoms like Schitt's Creek, gush about our new obsession Dead to Me, and rave about the endless laughs from I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson. Kelly and Bobby may not have any good car ideas, but they may have convinced Katie to give their new favorite show another shot! Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:Santa Clarita Diet: 8:00 - 10:14Dead to Me: 10:14 - 20:43I Think You Should Leave: 20:43 - 33:25Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
April 23, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer and comedian Halle Kiefer (@hallekiefer) to the studio to talk with writer, creator, and star of the new Netflix original series Special, Ryan O'Connell (@ryanoconn). During our chat Ryan opens up about his writing career, the long process of adapting his 2015 memoir into a series (thanks to some help from his "gay mafia"), the importance of representation and specificity in art, and why TV needs more gay sex. Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:Final Destination 5: 5:30 - 7:30Special: 7:30 - 31:45Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
April 9, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer, editor, and author of Basic WitchesJaya Saxena (@jayasax) along with writer and creator of the weekly newsletter High DramaLouis Peitzman (@louispeitzman) to chat about the second half of the very witchy (and surprisingly demonic) Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the shockingly hypnotic docu-soap Selling Sunset, what the name "Chrishell" stands for, why Our Planet is both essential and tough to watch, and (weirdly) our favorite A) songs from Disney's Hercules, and B) lines from The Birdcage.Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:Our Planet: 5:45 - 8:20Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: 11:08 - 22:50Selling Sunset: 22:50 - 36:05The OA: 36:15 - 39:30Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
March 26, 2019
On today's very special episode of I'm Obsessed With This, Bobby chats with Queer Eye's Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, and Tan France. Everyone seems to be obsessed with their show, but what are they obsessed with? And how has becoming the object of people's obsessions changed their lives? Learn all that and more–including the story behind Tan's instantly iconic belt and why you should all be using #QueerEyeSwitch–during their revealing conversation. But before that, Christine Friar updates us on the latest installment of her obsession: Terrace House. Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes. (But wait, why on EARTH would you want to skip Bobby, Karamo, and Tan?!)Terrace House: 1:50 - 3:35Queer Eye: 5:11 - 38:26Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
March 12, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger has New York Times Books Review columnist Jaime Green and comedian Emmy Blotnick to the studio to hop on the horse and discuss the inspirational new Netflix film Walk. Ride. Rodeo.–what it does well, what it does not-so-well, and what blintzes have to do with all of it–as well as the baffling and wonderful Australian competition series Instant Hotel–which needs a U.S. adaptation immediately. We also discuss our other current obsessions: the lovely and life-affirming Amy Adams vehicle Junebug (Bobby's), Britain's serene gardening show Big Dreams, Small Spaces (Jaime), Bob Ross's timeless The Joy of Painting (Emmy), and *checks notes* Russia's Toughest Prisons (also Emmy). Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:Walk. Ride. Rodeo.: 9:48 - 23:15Instant Hotel: 23:15 - 35:27You can read Jaime's column here, and watch Emmy's new Comedy Central special here.Call 754-CALL-BOB and share your current obsessions, and we may discuss it on a future episode!Once again, it's 754-CALL-BOB.
February 26, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger has io9 writer Charles Pullium-Moore and Jezebel Managing Editor Megan Reynolds to the studio to discuss Sunday's Oscars (where Netflix won four awards and Glenn Close didn't win enough), all that is good (and frustrating) about The Umbrella Academy, and why Dating Around is the most fascinating dating show in nearly a generation. Later, Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney calls in to chat about the powerful women in his new film, High Flying Bird, and why he can't get enough of "Watch It Again." Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:The Umbrella Academy: 13:23 - 23:10Dating Around: 16:02 - 23:10 - 32:45
February 12, 2019
This week, host Bobby Finger has Vanity Fair's television critic Sonia Saraiya and writer/co-host of Who? Weekly Lindsey Weber to the studio to discuss Russian Doll (created by Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, and Amy Poehler),Velvet Buzzsaw (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo), and the shocking documentary Abducted In Plain Sight. As usual, there are spoilers in this episode, so proceed with caution! Skip segments you'd like to keep spoiler-free with these handy time codes:Russian Doll: 04:45 - 16:02Velvet Buzzsaw: 16:02 - 26:20Abducted In Plain Sight: 26:20 - 33:16 
January 30, 2019
Host Bobby Finger invitesVariety's chief tv critic Daniel D'addario and Vox's senior culture reporter Alex Abad-Santos to the studio. They talk all about You, Sex Education and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.Warning, there are spoilers ahead! In case you're cautious and want to skip through, here are the time codes for the title's we're discussing– You: 03:24 - 10:22Sex Education: 10:22 - 17:30 Fyre: 17:30 - 31:22
January 23, 2019
In the first episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger invites writer Christine Friar and The Verge features editor Kevin Nguyen to the studio. They dig into Bird Box, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Bandersnatch, and the Internet crazes surrounding them. We also have the people behind Bandersnatch here to answer your questions from Twitter. Writer Charlie Brooker and producer Annabelle Jones set the record straight on Frosties vs Sugar Puffs, Stefan, and more.
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