By Maddie Lazer and Hannah Rowston
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Maddie Lazer and Hannah Rowston are 20-something trashbags living in a B-list celebrity’s mansion in Los Angeles. They’re here to talk about pop culture so you don’t have to. Time to get schooled, losers.
||ExplicitComparative Socialite Studies: The Olsen Twins’ Aloof Manifesto||Summer classes are now in session. You’ve fallen behind on your Socialite Studies coursework, but do not worry: we have the Olsen Twins ready for extra credit. In today’s lecture, we cover Mary-Kate’s and Ashley’s evolutions from “recent fetus||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTV Standards 2202: Shondaland||In today’s lecture, we discuss the reigning Queen of Television, Shonda Rhimes. We examine her childhood, badass moves, and insane character and plot choices on her many iconic series. We also take an extended look as to why Derek Shepherd is the wors||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: It’s Britney, Bitch – Part Two||STUDENTS! We’re back with Part Two of Encyclopedia Britannicney’s “It’s Britney, Bitch” edition, covering the BLACKOUT era of Britney’s career. Once again, we are joined by special guest professor Jordan Miller of BreatheHeavy.com,||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: It’s Britney, Bitch – Part One||Attention, students! It’s not often we have a Nobel Laureate* in our midst! In today’s ultimate edition of Encyclopedia Britannicney, “It’s Britney, Bitch,”, the professors sit down with Jordan Miller to discuss the era surrounding Blackout.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: It’s Getting Chaotic||Hello students! As you are undoubtedly aware, Encyclopedia Britannicney takes a full year to cover. Your second semester will be more challenging than the first. Take notes as we celebrate the complex life of our president this President’s Day: Ms.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTV Standards 2202: ANTM||Hello, students! We hope you enjoyed your extremely prolonged winter break. But it’s spring semester, and you should know what that means. In today’s extended lecture, we cover the television phenomenon that was, and is, America’s Next Top Model.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: It’s Dangerous, She’s Falling – Part Two||The professors are back with Part Two of the “It’s Dangerous, She’s Falling” edition of Encyclopedia Britannicney. In this episode, they delve in to the acoustically-delicious In the Zone album, as well as the affiliated shenanigans surrounding||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: It’s Dangerous, She’s Falling – Part One||In the “It’s Dangerous, She’s Falling” edition of Encyclopedia Britannicney, we cover the massively consequential In-the-Zone-Madonna-kiss-Onyx-Hotel-shotgun-wedding-Unholy-K-Federation era. In Part One, we focus our studies on Britney’s life||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: Get Nasty, Part Two||In Part Two of the “Get Nasty” edition of Encyclopedia Britannicney, we cover Britney’s self-titled album (the one that’s not Britney Jean), the Dream Within A Dream Tour, Crossroads, and Justney’s demise. Special guest professor Vince Rossi j||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHalloween Special: Haunted Spookywood||In today’s lecture, the professors discuss celebrity ghosts and their favorite haunts. They also investigate the recent surge of crystal-related activity in Hollywood, Hannah’s feud with Food God, and how they were not …Ready for It (because it’||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: A Star Is Born, Part Two||In Part Two of “A Star Is Born,” we focus on Britney’s rise to superstardom, as well as her apparent clairvoyant skills, the many obnoxious interviews she was forced to sit through, and the fact that Beyoncé once opened for her (yes, that Beyonc||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: A Star Is Born, Part One||In 1999 and 2000, Britney Spears went from being a little-known cootie patootie to the most influential pop star in the world. Her rise was rapid, and her promotional opps were plentiful. In today’s edition of Encyclopedia Britannicney,||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPop Emergency: Kylie’s New Jenneration||Over the past few weeks, we’ve received several distressed notes from students requesting help understanding current events. With this week’s katastrophe, we decided it’s time for a Pop Emergency. Kylie Jenner is pregnant.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConspiracy Theories 1101: Kontrolling the Kardashians||Professors Hannah and Maddie examine the rise and perpetuation of the Kardashian Klan’s fame. Does their celebrity stem from a government plot? Could it be a purposed, extended Illuminati konspiracy? Or, is Kris Jenner truly the best hustler of all ti||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: Pre-Fame, Part Two||When class last left off, we were discussing Britney’s past with the girl band Innosense. In today’s lecture, we will continue to examine Britney’s early years, and will focus on her first single, tour, and album. Really: when. will. your. faves.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEncyclopedia Britannicney: Pre-Fame, Part One||On December 2, 1981, Godney was born in McComb, Mississippi. In addition to singing, dancing, and eating crawfish, little Britney Jean Spears was forging her path to the highest reaches of fame. With special visiting Professor Sal,||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConspiracy Theories 1101: Larry Stylinson & The Teen Choice Awards||The past few days have been an absolute whirlwind for your esteemed professors. Not only did they get credited by the likes of Breatheheavy, US Weekly and Bustle, but they also got discredited by ET. Just remember, students,||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBritmergency: JUSTNEY, PART TWO||We’re breaking some news from Timbaland himself regarding our favorite former pop couple – Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. This episode is presented in unofficial partnership with Unsolved Mysteries. #justney||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPop Emergency: Parks and Wrecks/ Halsey’s Weird Edition||Dear students: due to the profound and disturbing dissolution of Anna Faris’s and Chris Pratt’s marriage, we invite you to attend our office hours. We’d like to help you work through this confusing time. We also draw your attention to an important||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComparative Socialite Studies: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bro Posses, and the Conquest of P*ssy||In this week’s lecture, the professors examine an under-studied phenomenon: the rise of the male socialite. We unpack the events surrounding the Pussy Posse and its most notable member: Leonardo DiCaprio. Please note that headphones and a vape pen are||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComparative Socialite Studies: La Lohan and The Genius of Madness||Students, take your seats! This lecture’s going to be a doozy, as the time has come for us to study the one socialite to rule them all: Lindsay effing Lohan. La Lohan proved to be funner, crazier, and red hair-ier than the rest,||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDiscussion Section: The Destruction of Brotherhood and the Resurrection of the Posse||In this week’s inaugural discussion section, we examine current events. These include the Drake Bell & Josh Peck feud, hygiene (featuring Bella Thorne and Scott Disick), Insta-stardom with an unwilling Hailey Baldwin, the Pussy Posse,||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSabbatical Check-In: A Pop University Minisode||Your professors are busy traveling through Europe, but pop culture stops for no one! We break down several major events from the past few weeks while preparing you for our next lecture in Socialite Studies.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay 15 – May 21: A Pop Emergency Mega-Cast||On this week’s episode of Pop University, special guest Carlie Craig joins your professors to school you on a week gone wild. From competing song releases to bizarre TV shows and reignited celebrity feuds, we break down the weirdest week in a whil||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComparative Socialite Studies: Paris Hilton and the Dawn of a New Era||Welcome to your new course: Comparative Socialite Studies (Pop Culture – 2101). In today’s lecture, we cover Ms. Paris Hilton, the original celebutante! We examine her meteoric rise to fame, her alarming malice, and the genius that created an empire||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBall, Gala, or Conspiracy? The Met Gala in the Wintour Years||Fashion: lay it on us. On this week’s episode of Pop University, we school you on the Anna Wintour era of the Met Gala. We remember the triumphs and tragedies of fashionistas past, and relish in the inane drama of the present.||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMTV Spring Break: Humanity’s Greatest Achievement||Once upon a time on a beer-soaked beach, MTV’s cameras caught college students’ rowdiest moments, and paired them with iconically-weird pop performances. It was a golden age of cable, when you might catch a bare tit – either a 20-something girl||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPOP EMERGENCY: Justney Lives?! Timbaland Trolls?!||Blooooop! Blooooop! Beeeeeeeeeeeep. The National Popstar Service is issuing a POP EMERGENCY on April 8, 2017 at 11:09pm. Trolling Timbalands have been spotted liking all things #justney, and Justin Timberlake is acting weird with his mom, Pharrell,||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe JB Files: We Want to Belieb||When a Justin Bieber/ Justin Timberlake dance night invitation came across these professors desks, they had no choice but to commence their research. In today’s episode, we dedicate our gifted minds to unpacking everything Bieber.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFEUDS! FEUDS! FEUDS!||In honor of Troll Murphy’s new show, FEUD, we have and old school lecture and new school discussion section detailing two blondes with extreme ambition: Courtney Love and Taylor Swift. We also delve in rope bondage, Vanessa Carlton, Julianne Hough,||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRogue Britney: A Popstar Story||An extended study of Britney Spears: 2004-2007 After an appalling Lifetime Movie, professors Lazer and Rowston set the record straight. We cover less-studied biographical elements of Ms. Spears, such as her lost album, her lost musical,||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’ve always been a huge Britney fan but this takes it to the next level. Love Hannah and Maddie’s insight and banter. These girls get it. Very entertaining. Excited for more from these two.
This is a ton of fun, and very well-researched. Well worth a listen for anyone with even a vague interest in the history of pop music or their favorite pop stars.
This is the best podcast I've ever listened to!!!!
It's my podcast. I think it's really phenomenal. I listen to it at least five times every day and learn something new each time. <3 these ladies, as one of them is me. Stay gold, ponygirls.