Pop Cultured with theSkimm
Don’t know about you, but we’re still processing everything that went down at the VMAs — from that totally weird Johnny Depp appearance (can we call it that?) to Lizzo responding to haters. Again.
We’re also going to break down the Olivia Wilde–Shia LaBeouf beef, the Euphoria season three drama, and the latest thing to fall out of Chris Rock’s mouth.
And finally, with all eyes on NASA this week, we’re going back to one of our favorite episodes of this show, where we dug into our pop culture obsession with space.
You’ll hear from:
- Dr. Teasel Muir Harmony, curator of the Apollo Spacecraft Collection, professor at Georgetown University and author of Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects.
- Swapna Krishna, journalist covering space, tech, and pop culture at outlets such as Engadget, StarTrek.com, The Verge, and more. Co-host of the podcast Desi Geek Girls.
- Eric Kohn, New York–based Executive Editor & Chief Critic at IndieWire.
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.