Pop Cultured with theSkimm
We’re all a little obsessed with “Buffy.” The demon-hunting, vampire-slaying heroine captured our attention in the late 90s — along with the man behind the series, Joss Whedon. His Whedonverse of hits includes everything from “Angel,” “Firefly” and “Dollhouse” to the DC and Marvel universes. But in recent years, the person we thought of as a feminist icon in Hollywood has been accused of toxic and inappropriate behavior.
Recently, he addressed the various allegations in a Vulture article, and he admitted many things that we can’t unread. Now that we know what we know, should we look at the Whedonverse differently?
Then, we remember Andre Leon Talley, the cape-wearing fashion icon who taught us about style.
You’ll hear from:
Caroline Framke, chief TV critic for Variety.
Robin Givhan, senior critic at large for the Washington Post.
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Skimm’d by Senior Producer and Host Bridget Armstrong. Produced by Alaisha Key.
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theSkimm today launched Pop Cultured with theSkimm, a weekly pop culture podcast that gets to the heart of the trending stories millennial women can’t stop thinking about. Each episode Skimms the who, what, when and where of the buzzworthy stories that are sweeping headlines and timelines — and digs deep into the why. Skimm’rs already count on theSkimm to break down the most critical news stories, financial advice, health habits and more. And with Pop Cultured, listeners can get the bottom line on the pop culture moments that will come to define this era. Hosted by theSkimm’s Bridget Armstrong, whose producer credits include Switched On Pop and Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, new episodes air every Tuesday at 5pm EST.
“Pop Cultured with theSkimm cuts through the noise and gives context on the moments that are driving culture, in a way only theSkimm can. It’s not just about rehashing celebrity drama or the latest TikTok trends,” said theSkimm’s co-founders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. “We have always met our audience where they are, and at a time when they are balancing so much, we want to make it just as easy for them to dig into the latest in pop culture as we already do with career, news, money, and wellness.”
Pop Cultured with theSkimm does what theSkimm does best: in under 30 min, listeners get the bottom line on timely topics, informed by news sources and expert interviews. The audience also gets frequent recommendations on what to watch, listen to and read this week or a rundown of the buzziest pop culture highlights.