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July 31, 2020
Kendall Jenner was featured in Architectural Digest this week, and her home is surprisingly normal (1:56)? Welcome to Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s baby girl, Willa (9:09). We’re on a mission to find the worst Nicholas Sparks movie, starting with ‘The Last Song’ (14:24). And why is no one talking about the Beyoncé visual album out today (32:35)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, Amelia Wedemeyer
July 27, 2020
Juliet and Amanda weigh in on the surprise Taylor Swift album ‘Folklore,’ released last weekend (00:43). They examine how her recent collaboration with Aaron Dessner of the National turned out, and how the composed-in-quarantine album could mark a new shift in tone. They also touch on Gigi Hadid’s new home and the novel ‘Rodham’ by Curtis Sittenfeld. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
July 24, 2020
Kate Halliwell and Nora Princiotti break down ‘Folklore,’ Taylor Swift’s new album, on this emergency episode of ‘Ringer Dish.’ They discuss the surprise rollout (0:50), the collaborations (14:20), and how Swift is evolving into a new type of artist (18:45).
July 24, 2020
We preview Taylor Swift’s surprise album, ‘Folklore,’ and theorize about the track list (1:00). Why exactly is Kourtney Kardashian hanging out with a 19-year-old Tik Tok star (10:29)? In honor of the 10-year anniversary of One Direction’s debut, we revisit some of our favorite songs and albums by the group (18:40). Plus, ‘Camp Rock 2’ and bad quarantine takes (29:08). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
July 21, 2020
Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi over the weekend. Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins have all the details (1:00). Then, after Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith discussed Jada’s affair with August Alsina on ‘Red Table Talk,’ Alsina tells his side of the story through his new song “Entanglements” (13:55). Plus, all the other media they are consuming: The Chicks’ new album, Quavo and Saweetie’s GQ spread, and much more!
July 17, 2020
Quarantine claims more couples such as Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers and Bill Hader and Rachel Bilson (1:06). We try to explain the "everything is cake" memes (11:06) and revisit some of our favorite Olympic memories (18:24). Plus, Cringe Mode: 'Camp Rock' (29:40) and some of our most traumatizing camp memories (46:36). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
July 14, 2020
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith discuss Jada’s brief relationship with August Alsina on 'Red Table Talk'; Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins break down the conversation (3:30). They next discuss the recent Vogue cover featuring USA gymnast Simone Biles that has many people questioning the quality of the photo shoot (26:20). Then a Hollywood couple update that takes us across the sea (32:00). Plus: Thomas Kail and Christopher Jackson from 'Hamilton' join to discuss the musical's arrival on Disney+ and what they have been up to post-'Hamilton' (39:00).
July 10, 2020
Diane Keaton is showing off her hat collection and more on Instagram (1:16). Liz gives a brief explainer of all the drama happening on TikTok (7:57). Plus, some more streaming recommendations, including slime videos and ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ (16:51), and the ‘High School Musical’ extended universe (29:34). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
July 7, 2020
Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss the new Vulture piece in which Thandie Newton drops names, including that of Tom Cruise, and discusses her career in the entertainment industry (1:45). Then, as FYC (For Your Consideration) season approaches, Juliet and Amanda brainstorm what award shows could look in this time of uncertainty (14:10). They then turn their attention to Lily James and Chris Evans, the new “couple” who were spotted out in London this weekend (23:30).
July 7, 2020
Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss the new Vulture piece in which Thandie Newton drops names, including that of Tom Cruise, and discusses her career in the entertainment industry (1:45). Then, as FYC (For Your Consideration) season approaches, Juliet and Amanda brainstorm what award shows could look like in this time of uncertainty (14:10). They then turn their attention to Lily James and Chris Evans, the new “couple” who were spotted in London this weekend (23:30).
July 2, 2020
The Tea Time crew breaks down some of the highlights and lowlights of 'High School Musical 3' (1:00) and names some MVPs from the movie (19:53). Then, they open up the Tea Bag to answer questions about 2000s fashion trends and more (26:39). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
June 30, 2020
Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins break down Jessica Simpson's 'Open Book' and compare 2000s celebrity to the stars of the moment (1:50). They then discuss Michaela Coel's excellent ‘I Will Destroy You’ (21:45) and the exciting news that there will be a 12-part series for Sally Rooney’s novel ‘Conversations with Friends’ (34:25).
June 26, 2020
We check in on some quarantine relationships, including Timothee Chalamet and Eiza González and the ‘Love Is Blind’ cast (1:19). Ja Rule did a low-budget commercial for a Greek food restaurant and now we kind of want Greek food (7:00)? ‘Tea Time’ celebrates Pride Month by recommending some shows to watch and people to follow (13:34). Plus, the next installment of Cringe Mode: ‘High School Musical’ (24:38). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
June 23, 2020
Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins recommend books for a summer of social distancing, revisit some childhood favorites by E.L. Konigsburg, and reveal what they are reading now. https://lithub.com/you-can-order-today-from-these-black-owned-independent-bookstores/
June 19, 2020
We attempt to break down the feud between Millennials and Gen Z that's playing out on TikTok (1:03). We share some June streaming recommendations, including 'Selling Sunset' and 'The Genetic Detective' (16:04). Plus, Cringe Mode: 'High School Musical' (28:37) and can Kristen Stewart play Princess Diana (40:53)? Hosts: Kate Halliwell, Liz Kelly, and Amelia Wedemeyer
June 16, 2020
Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Jessica Mulroney’s outburst after Sasha Exeter asked her followers to help contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement (0:55). Then, in lighter news, Litman and Dobbins enjoy the prank that Ben Affleck’s kids played on paparazzi by placing a life-size cutout of Ana de Armas on her front lawn (19:55). Plus: all the Grub Street diets that have caught our attention (25:20).
June 12, 2020
We shout out some of the celebrities who have stepped up for the Black Lives Matter movement in the past couple of weeks, including John Boyega, Keke Palmer, and Jane Fonda (3:11). Plus: a deep dive into what appears to be Ben Affleck's finsta account (16:50) and revisiting some things that we can't believe happened this year (29:02). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
June 12, 2020
We shout out some of the celebrities who have stepped up for the Black Lives Matter movement in the past couple of weeks, including John Boyega, Keke Palmer, and Jane Fonda (3:11). Plus: a deep dive into what appears to be Ben Affleck's finsta account (16:50) and revisiting some things that we can't believe happened this year (29:02). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer Check out a list of places to donate here.
June 11, 2020
Joined by Ringer writer Justin Charity, Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins dissect the latest Alison Roman conversation, recent events at Bon Appétit, cultural appropriation in the food media world, and what it means to be a food celebrity.
May 29, 2020
The world has a new internet boyfriend in the form of Paul Mescal, the star of 'Normal People' (1:17). Dylan O'Brien deserves better, and apparently there are Anakin Skywalker stans in the year 2020 (7:21). We revisit the Ashlee Simpson SNL lip-sync scandal (0:00) and the 'Glee' pilot (17:33), and what does Reese Witherspoon know about romaine lettuce that we don't (41:53)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
May 26, 2020
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga have released their new song and music video for "Rain on Me" that has Juliet and Amanda all in on Grande (2:30). Next they discuss the paparazzi's time in quarantine without access to the stars (12:15) and a book haul (20:45). Plus, much more! Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
May 22, 2020
A review of Harry Styles's new music video for "Watermelon Sugar" that we're comfortable with our parents listening to (1:28). Our favorite TikTok stars are JoJo Siwa and Jason Derulo (8:34). We revisit Miley Cyrus's controversial 2008 Vanity Fair photo shoot (21:31), and in the final installment of Cringe Mode: Twilight, we cast the movie for a hypothetical 2020 remake (29:39). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
May 22, 2020
A review of Harry Styles's new music video for "Watermelon Sugar" that we're comfortable with our parents listening to (1:28). Our favorite TikTok stars are JoJo Siwa and Jason Derulo (8:34). We revisit Miley Cyrus's controversial 2008 Vanity Fair photo shoot (21:31), and in the final installment of Cringe Mode: Twilight, we cast the movie for a hypothetical 2020 remake (29:39). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
May 21, 2020
Zoe Simmons, 16, and Liz Kelly, 26, team up to discuss their unique perspectives on teen culture in 2020, including TV shows like ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Dead to Me,’ ‘The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart,’ and ‘Outer Banks.’ They also discuss YouTubers adapting their content during the coronavirus pandemic, TikTok recipes, celebrity relationships, attending school via Zoom, quarantining in the Simmons household, and more! Hosts: Liz Kelly and Zoe Simmons
May 19, 2020
While celebrities are out and about we have all the details thanks to stan accounts such as @ArmasUpdates ... even if they are getting blocked (1:45). Then, Juliet and Amanda discuss Stanley Tucci as he takes to Instagram to cook and express his love/hate relationship with Peppa Pig (12:15). Then we give all the updates on the stars that are catching our attention, such as Paul Mescal, Matt Damon, and Jake Gyllenhaal just to name a few. All of that and more!
May 19, 2020
While celebrities are out and about we have all the details thanks to stan accounts such as @ArmasUpdates ... even if they are getting blocked (1:45). Then, Juliet and Amanda discuss Stanley Tucci as he takes to Instagram to cook and express his love/hate relationship with Peppa Pig (12:15). Then we give all the updates on the stars that are catching our attention, such as Paul Mescal, Matt Damon, and Jake Gyllenhaal just to name a few. All of that and more!
May 15, 2020
Robert Pattinson was profiled in GQ this week and we have a lot of remaining questions, mainly about what it would be like to be his assistant (1:23). Please don't get a bearded dragon just for Instagram (9:13). We revisit when a 15-year-old Miley Cyrus dated a 20-year-old Justin Gaston (19:12), and 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' Part 2 (25:37). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
May 14, 2020
Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion join the podcast to recap the explosive finale of 'Winners at War.' Tony emerged victorious and established himself as arguably the greatest contestant to ever play the game, and Riley, Mal, and Jason are here to break down the highlights of the finale and the entire season as a whole. They talk about their favorite and least favorite moves, highlight key moments from the season, and discuss where 'Survivor' goes from here.
May 12, 2020
First, Juliet and Amanda unpack the Alison Roman–Chrissy Teigen–Marie Kondo saga (if you don’t know what this is, we have all the details) (1:25). Then, we move on to Robert Pattinson’s peculiar time in quarantine, and more specifically his 'Batman' diet (26:52). Finally, we discuss all the Zoom room chats where A-listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, John Mayer, and Tina Fey, just to name a few, are coming together (35:40). Plus, so much more! Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
May 8, 2020
If you have figured out how to pronounce Grimes and Elon Musk's baby's name, could you please let us know (1:00)? For some reason Selena Gomez was given a cooking series on HBO Max (7:10). It's time to break down 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn,' which is maybe the best book of the series (26:11). And what will become of Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne's sex bench now that they have broken up (41:38)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
May 7, 2020
Sean Fennessey joins the podcast to recap the latest episode of 'Winners at War.' They wonder whether the fire tokens have been effectively folded into this season, and discuss the ramifications of 'Survivor' on players’ psyches after the show. Finally, they explain the “Goat” archetype and hand out this week's superlatives. Host: Riley McAtee Guest: Sean Fennessey
May 5, 2020
Hulu’s new show 'Normal People' introduced us to Daisy Edgar Jones and heartthrob Paul Mescal, and of course his chain necklace (1:00). We then discuss the loss of the Met Gala and how celebrities chose to celebrate by dressing up and even performing (19:30). Then we catch up with all the celebrities that don’t quite have it together, including Ana de Armas, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, just to name a few (30:00). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
May 1, 2020
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)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
April 30, 2020
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.
April 28, 2020
Nancy Meyers takes to her Instagram again and this time gives us a glimpse into her kitchen and the bright idea to include two islands (3:00). Then, the celebrity sightings or lack thereof include the best friend pair of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (9:35), and the reality stars that are taking the spotlight (16:00). Plus, more reading recommendations!  Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
April 24, 2020
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)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
April 23, 2020
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.
April 21, 2020
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
April 17, 2020
‘Tea Time’ watches some good, old-fashioned cable television like ‘The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’ and Brad Pitt on HGTV (2:06). We lied, we have to talk about Quibi again (10:27). Amelia takes us back to 2014 in Ibiza, when Orlando Bloom allegedly tried to punch Justin Bieber (27:03), and introducing ‘Cringe Mode: The Twilight Series’ (35:41). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
April 16, 2020
Riley is joined by Sean Yoo to discuss the latest explosive episode of 'Survivor: Winners at War.' This week, the families and loved ones make a visit, and there's a live tribal council. Later, Riley and Sean break down the "Rope-a-Dope" archetype and hand out their superlatives.
April 14, 2020
Celebrities are staying in and locking down, but that's not keeping them out of the spotlight. Brad Pitt teamed up with the Property Brothers on the new HGTV show 'IOU' (2:00), Drake’s new Toronto house was featured in Architectural Digest and is more extravagant than you could imagine (16:45), Erin Foster took to the comments section to defend her New Year's wedding-picture repost (23:05), and so much more. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
April 10, 2020
Quibi, the "quick-bites" streaming service, is finally here and it boasts a lot of strange content (2:21). It seems like Britney Spears is on track to become our celebrity MVP during this quarantine (13:40), Drake's house in Toronto sort of looks like an upscale mall (20:46), and we break open the 'Tea Time' mailbag (34:15)! Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
April 9, 2020
Riley is joined by Jason Concepcion to discus the latest explosive episode of 'Survivor: Winners at War.' This week, an iconic tribal council goes down, the Adam-Ben feud is no more, and Michele finally understands the concept of 50-50. Later, Riley and Jason break down the "Altruist" archetype and hand out their superlatives.
April 7, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the spotlight once again and we discuss their new nonprofit, “Archewell,” Meghan’s narration in Elephant, and potential career opportunities (2:30). Then we touch on all the social media content that has caught our attention (22:05): Nicole Richie on Making the Cut, Ina Garten’s cocktail, Jake Gyllenhaal’s push-ups, Florence Pugh’s cooking recipes, and much more. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
April 3, 2020
Rihanna on the cover of British Vogue and La'Darius from 'Cheer' on the cover of The Cut are the only good things we have right now (2:20). Jack Black is the only celebrity who's worth watching on TikTok, so everyone else can stop now (9:43). Choose your fighter, Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck's pap walks or Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's (26:54). And a brief investigation into whether or not New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has his nipples pierced (37:08). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
April 2, 2020
Riley is joined by The Ringer's Juliet Litman to discuss the latest episode of ‘Survivor: Winners at War.’ Topics include: a shake-up among the big targets, the updated fire token menu, and a breakdown of new archetypes.
March 31, 2020
Despite being advised to stay in, our celebrities are really going all out with new glimpses of their realities. Drake has finally decided to show the world his son, Adonis, and we can’t stop gushing (4:30), David Geffen showed us life on his yacht before deleting his Instagram, and we aren’t surprised (10:05), and Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas continue to show off their new romance, which we can appreciate (28:40). Plus: Los Angeles has just acquired two new royal residents: Welcome, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.   Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
March 27, 2020
The newest trailer for 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' shows Kim and Kourtney getting into a physical fight and we have to know what it's about (1:25). 'Tiger King' is Netflix's wildest new docuseries and after bingeing it all we have a lot of questions (16:15). Britney Spears is claiming that she's faster than Usain Bolt, and honestly we believe her (40:03). And how long do you have to be in isolation before you're ready to go on a virtual date (50:04)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
March 26, 2020
Riley is joined by The Ringer’s Justin Verrier to break down the latest episode of Winners at War, including the boot of another old-schooler, the end of the pre-merge, and Rob’s inventive ways of hiding fire tokens.
March 25, 2020
Zoe Simmons is joined by her father, Bill Simmons, from their self-quarantine to discuss TikTok, binge-worthy teen shows and movies, YouTubers, COVID-19's effect on high schoolers, and more.
March 24, 2020
It’s been four years since the infamous 2016 phone call between Taylor Swift and Kanye West was leaked, but it’s not over yet and we have all the deets (8:00). After confirming our suspicions, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas head to the beach for a photo shoot or lack thereof (15:45). We then turn our attention to social-media findings that include accusations of Ellen DeGeneres being mean (25:45)? Plus: more book recommendations you should consider while you have the extra time (37:56). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
March 20, 2020
Celebrities are currently self-quarantining and so their social media presences are starting to get a little wacky (6:34). 'Tea Time' rewatches 'Cats' (20:27) and 'Life As We Know It' (30:45). Lana Del Rey and her cop influencer boyfriend Sticks have sadly broken up (40:05), and Kim Kardashian somehow spotted a lobster loose on the streets of Calabasas (48:23). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
March 19, 2020
Riley is joined by The Ringer’s Amelia Wedemeyer to break down the latest episode of 'Winners at War,' including the iconic blindsiding of a legendary player. They also discuss the potential for a villain to emerge this season and award the best and worst moves of the week.
March 17, 2020
During strange times we are joined together from our individual homes to discuss some of the most pressing news: Dakota Johnson’s new Los Angeles home full of memorabilia including Winston Churchill’s yacht (1:13), the business model that has companies like Outdoor Voices going bankrupt (18:20), and the fallout that has everyone wondering where Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationship lies (27:20). Plus: all the book recommendations you should consider while we have the extra time (33:45). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
March 13, 2020
We break down the ways that Coronavirus has begun to impact Hollywood (1:19), Daniel Craig's GQ photoshoot caused some waves on social media (9:17), Grimes's pregnancy diet sounds like it was created by a teenage boy (15:40), and we must finally admit that Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas may be dating after they were photographed on a beach making out (36:33). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
March 12, 2020
Riley is joined by The Ringer's Chris Ryan to discuss the latest episode of 'Winners at War,' including the infamous tribal swap and how it helped to send a player home (01:50). Riley and Chris then break down the "Godfather" archetype and how Rob plays this role to his advantage (21:03). They also declare who made the best and worst moves of the episode (31:34).
March 10, 2020
Ben Affleck is back and has sparked dating rumors as he was spotted with Ana de Armas (1:10). Harry and Meghan close out their farewell tour, and we discuss our favorite moments and outfits throughout their trip (8:45). Katy Perry reveals her plus-one in her new music video “Never Worn White” (16:25). Then, the most frustrating episode of Grey’s Anatomy (24:30) and the "Flip the Switch" challenge that has celebrity parents and their kids on TikTok (38:45). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
March 6, 2020
We break down the wild 'Love Is Blind' reunion and continue to wonder how Nick and Vanessa Lachey got this hosting job (1:18). Please give us the grown-up version of 'Lizzie McGuire' that we need (8:59). Laura Dern's goldfish, which she had for 14 years, died this week and we have a lot of questions (35:23), and how boring is too boring for reality TV (44:15)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
March 5, 2020
Riley is joined by The Ringer's Sean Yoo to discuss the latest episode of 'Winners at War' (01:40). They discuss an all-time-great Edge of Extinction segment, an unbelievable challenge, and a blindsiding of Tyson. They also give an in-depth archetype breakdown of Sandra and others (25:59). Plus, Riley and Sean hand out awards for Best Move, Worst Move, and Front-runner to Win (34:29). Host: Riley McAtee Guest: Sean Yoo
March 4, 2020
Neo Culture Technology, known widely as NCT, is inarguably SM Entertainment’s most ambitious boy band ever produced. In anticipation of NCT 127’s upcoming album, ‘Neozone,’ our resident K-pop fans rank their favorite songs from each subunit of the 21-member group. Host: Kate Halliwell Guest: Isaac Lee
March 3, 2020
A New York Times columnist describes what it’s like when an ex-boyfriend dates Lady Gaga (2:30), and the Modern Love column touches on an esteemed rom-com director’s ex-husband and their new status (16:30). Bon Jovi is joined by none other than Prince Harry as they sing for charity … or try to (31:10). Plus: Kanye West is in Wyoming, and we can support it (33:15). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
February 29, 2020
It's finally time to address the travesty that is 'Love is Blind' (1:12). This week in social media brings us the beautiful presence of Guy Fieri, the return of the BBC dad, and a shocking development in feral hogs content (9:20). We bring you a segment of the Tea Time Rewatchables and rank Taylor Swift music videos (16:32), and we have discovered the world of Pete Buttigieg fanfic, making all of the internet a mistake (32:18).
February 27, 2020
Riley is joined by The Ringer's Sean Fennessey to discuss the latest episode of 'Winners at War' (01:34). They discuss Adam's failed subterfuge, Sele's loss in another immunity challenge, and Ethan getting tragically blindsided. Plus, they hand out awards for Best Move, Worst Move, and Front-runner to Win (38:54). Host: Riley McAtee Guest: Sean Fennessey
February 26, 2020
The highly anticipated studio album from global K-Pop sensation BTS, ‘Map of the Soul: 7,’ is finally here! Our resident K-Pop fans are joined by Ikran Dahir from BuzzFeed News to review the album in its entirety. (Spoiler: We loved it.) Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Ikran Dahir, Isaac Lee
February 25, 2020
Megxit is getting exhausting: Harry and Meghan have reportedly given up their royal titles and may be moving to Malibu (1:50). Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid took to Twitter to defend her boyfriend, Zayn, against the YouTuber Jake Paul (13:40). Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Joe Alywn, celebrated his birthday with a copy of ‘A Month in the Country’ in tow (21:30), and Ben Affleck tries honesty in a New York Times profile (28:00). Plus, stars showed up in Los Angeles this week to commemorate the life of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the seven other people who died in a helicopter crash last month (34:00). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
February 21, 2020
Ben Affleck was profiled in The New York Times this week and we're officially thinking this might be his comeback year (1:26). We revisit the ensemble movie 'Valentine's Day' 10 years later (18:16). Chris Pratt, please stop leaving a trail of napkins around your house (35:08). And does Robert Pattinson actually smell like crayons (40:54)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
February 20, 2020
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
February 18, 2020
Jeff Bezos is officially an Angeleno after purchasing a $165 million home from none other than David Geffen. The purchase continues his supercharged midlife crisis (3:05). We have mixed feelings about Harry and Meghan’s new non-royal lifestyle (8:19). Somehow Justin Bieber’s new YouTube series was viewed by 800 million people in just 24 hours (20:12). Plus: Adele’s album news (16:18) and some celebrity sightings (27:32). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
February 14, 2020
'Tea Time' got the chance to see a few Quibis before the streaming service launches and we have some thoughts (1:35). 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' has us rethinking our love for Noah Centineo (15:01). Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are having a baby together (28:30), and if you inherited Cindy Crawford's face, why would you mess it up with a face tattoo (43:14)? Hosts: Kate Halliwell, Liz Kelly, and Amelia Wedemeyer
February 12, 2020
Though Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were there, the 2020 Oscars lacked the star power of years past (1:33), and the most interesting part of the show was that DiCaprio’s girlfriend, Camila Morrone, wore a wedding dress (11:58). Plus: Tina Brown is working on a new book about the royal family (16:09), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting blowback after attending a JP Morgan event (23:21), and Pitt and DiCaprio are definitely not doing late-night ceramics together (29:48). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
February 10, 2020
We break down all of the best celebrity moments from the 2020 Oscars, including the best and worst dressed from the evening (1:30), best reaction shots (20:09), and the highs and lows of the night (25:06). Hosts: Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, and Liz Kelly
February 7, 2020
Kylie Jenner threw her daughter Stormi a second birthday party and it was even more overdone than her first birthday party (1:19). We learned a lot from Jessica Simpson's new memoir, including some juicy tidbits about her relationship with John Mayer (16:06). Zendaya was spotted out in public with her boyfriend Jacob Elordi for the first time and that led us to some questions about their height difference (26:55), and believe it or not, there was an actual celebrity on 'The Masked Singer' (33:57). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
February 5, 2020
With four Grammys and a Vogue cover, Billie Eilish is definitely having a moment, but who is her fan base made up of (5:36)? We check in with Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez (12:03). Please, we need to know who is writing Brad Pitt's awards speeches (18:27), and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's interior design choices continue to baffle (23:29). Read the New York Times article about Jeff Bezos here. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 31, 2020
'The Masked Singer' Season 2 ended just one month ago, which means it's already time for 'The Masked Singer' Season 3, this time with even more costumes (1:25). The "Dolly Parton Challenge" is the worst meme of 2020 so far (10:14). We make some predictions for the Super Bowl, i.e., which songs Jennifer Lopez will sing and what the best and worst commercials will be (16:46). And we need to know: Is Billie Eilish's brother, Finneas, the most successful 'Glee' cast member (36:44)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 29, 2020
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). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Lana Wilson
January 27, 2020
Chen of nine-piece K-pop boyband EXO surprised many fans by announcing that he is engaged and that his fiancée is pregnant. Hyun-su Yim of The Korean Herald joins to discuss the unprecedented controversy between the two EXO fandom factions (0:34). Plus: the Produce 101 scandal, a potential Big Hit–Pledis acquisition, power couple Heechul and Momo, and February comeback watch (18:31). Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Hyun-su Yim, Isaac Lee
January 24, 2020
Gwyneth Paltrow's new show 'Goop Lab' is out on Netflix and 'Tea Time' went deep on their favorite episodes and its weirdest wellness methods (1:15). Stavros Niarchos got married and Amelia is here to tell you who exactly Niarchos is (9:40). Halsey is having a tough week after she accidentally called for the collapse of One World Trade Center (18:40), and would you want someone to surprise you with a house (26:01)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 22, 2020
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt set the internet on fire on Sunday night when they were photographed together at the SAG awards (1:17). Rihanna and Hassan Jameel broke up and she was spotted in New York City with Drake shortly after (13:43). Someone watching Adele’s YouTube page noticed that she posted a new video and then immediately made it private (15:12), and a perfect Daily Mail wedding (18:57). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 20, 2020
The royal family announced over the weekend that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be stepping back from royal duties completely and renouncing their HRH titles. So what happens now? Juliet and Amanda break down what this means for the royal family (2:24), Harry's statement (24:57), and what comes next for the couple (37:26). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 17, 2020
Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue came out this week and two of the three celebrities featured on the cover did not get nominated for Oscars (1:15). The Jonas Brothers recreated the iconic "don't be rude" scene from 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,' and honestly we would have liked to have seen a little bit more effort (6:01). Jessie J and Channing Tatum might be getting back together, which means Amelia's prediction could still come true (14:48). And are Ugg boots making a comeback (31:15)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 15, 2020
With BTS’s much anticipated album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ on the horizon, we celebrate the iconic K-pop boy band’s discography thus far by offering up our personal top five songs and music videos with the help of ‘BTS: The Review’ author Youngdae Kim. Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Youngdae Kim and Isaac Lee
January 13, 2020
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). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins Check out the Buzzfeed article here.
January 10, 2020
Gwyneth Paltrow has a new wellness show coming to Netflix that looks … interesting (1:19). People have a lot of questions about the way Kim Kardashian stores her food after she took an Instagram video showing off her liquids fridge (8:16). The 'Tea Time' streaming recommendations for January include a lot of stuff you should probably not watch (24:59), and who's a weirder couple, Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara or Elon Musk and Grimes (37:54)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 8, 2020
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
January 8, 2020
Adele was spotted in Anguilla with Harry Styles and James Corden and while some think that Adele and Styles are dating, we think she's blowing off steam before she releases her next album (4:30). After being photographed together in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill Hader and Rachel Bilson made their couple debut on the red carpet of the Golden Globes (12:36). Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance on Marc Maron's podcast (15:49), and Steven Soderbergh released his media consumption diary for 2019 (24:03). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 6, 2020
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 Guests: Kate Halliwell, Liz Kelly, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 3, 2020
We go over the best and worst celebrity relationship news that came out over the holidays (1:17). In the first few days of 2020, social media has already gifted us a debate about the best seat on the subway and a 'Project Runway' contestant shading Karlie Kloss (15:35). Zac Efron was actually almost killed on his Quibi show, 'Killing Zac Efron' (34:18), and is Josh Duhamel getting paid too much to be the face of North Dakota (45:25)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 30, 2019
We reflect back on some of our favorite celebrity moments of the 2010s, including moments we can't believe happened this decade (3:47), our top-five favorite moments (16:50), and what we're ready to leave behind as we enter the 2020s (42:59). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 27, 2019
We review some of our favorite pop culture moments from 2019, including the best memes (1:12) and the best celebrity moments (16:58). Then, we make some outlandish celebrity predictions for 2020, including which celebrity couples will stay together and which will call it quits (27:37) and who's poised to make the biggest comeback in the new year (31:40). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 23, 2019
We take a look back at the most significant celebrity moments of 2019, including our top five favorite of the year (15:01), honorable mentions (35:44), and what we would like to leave behind in 2019 (37:06). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 20, 2019
The trailer for 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' was released this week and we must admit that Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky is still great (1:20). Mary Kate and Ashley wishing Ashley Benson a happy birthday might be the weirdest video of 2019 (6:28). A lightning round of holiday traditions along with a special Christmas gift from Liz (19:07). Plus: Step aside, Kumail Nanjiani, there's another jacked Marvel star we need to talk about (32:16). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 18, 2019
Diddy had a 50th birthday blowout bash (two months after his birthday) and gave us a lot of great celebrity content along with it (0:38). Emma Watson has been mysteriously missing from the 'Little Women' press tour (12:18). Kate Middleton was caught on camera shrugging off Prince William's touch during a Mary Berry Christmas special (19:14), and Billy Eichner's 'Billy on the Street' with Mariah Carey reminds us that the pop superstar is actually underrated at this point (26:07). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 16, 2019
It’s the holiday season and so we’re ranking Christmas music. Amanda Dobbins, Kate Halliwell, and Andrew Gruttadaro each give their top five favorite Christmas songs (1:00). They talk about favorites like “Please Come Home for Christmas” (8:44), “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (17:32), and “The Nutcracker Suite” (24:42). Hosts: Amanda Dobbins, Kate Halliwell, and Andrew Gruttadaro
December 13, 2019
Both the Golden Globe and the SAG Awards nominations were announced this week, so we check in on awards season, but mostly J.Lo’s campaign for her Oscar (1:16). Chrissy Teigen did a Twitter Q&A and we learned a few things about life as a celebrity (9:57). We take a look back at 30 years of Kardashian Christmas parties (25:01), and congratulations to Joaquin Phoenix for being named PETA’s person of the year (31:51). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 11, 2019
Greta Gerwig graced the cover of Vogue, and we learned more about her relationship with Noah Baumbach as well as our relationship to celebrities we admire (6:32). Brad Pitt gave an interview to The New York Times Magazine and didn't reveal much other than that he had a lot of fun in the '90s (19:22), and Hugh Grant is waging an anti-Brexit campaign and looking hot while doing so (23:09). Lastly, our theory that celebrities put their homes in Architectural Digest to raise the value before they sell them is proven correct (26:55). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 11, 2019
Not to be left behind by Hallmark and Lifetime, Netflix is cranking out their own “so bad they’re good” original Christmas movies. We hand out awards for "Most Problematic Netflix Christmas Original" (4:57), "Hottest Santa" (18:51), "Best Winter Outerwear" (23:31), and the definitive best Netflix original Christmas movie (34:21). Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Jordan Ligons and Miles Surrey Read Miles on ‘A Christmas Prince’ here.
December 6, 2019
Another year, another nonsensical Forbes 30 Under 30 list. We break it down (1:09). Jason Derulo got in trouble with Instagram for posting a revealing photo of himself on the app (9:37). It's been 10 years since 'Jersey Shore' premiered; we reminisce on some of our favorite moments and catchphrases from the show (25:57). Plus, an extremely robust "Not Worth the Tea" category (34:24). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 4, 2019
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). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
November 30, 2019
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
November 26, 2019
For the first time ever, 'Tea Time' is opening up the mailbag to answer listener questions. We talk about who would be our dream guest for the show (7:19), our favorite celebrity couples of all time (18:02), what celebrity we would like to give a social media tutorial to (26:43), and which animals will have viral moments in 2020 (34:02). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
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