42 episodes

A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20. In each episode, Elizabeth, a teenager, explains a thing to Karen, her mother. And Karen tells Elizabeth how that thing relates to something she knows. Maybe.

That's a Thing?‪!‬ Karen Unland and Elizabeth Spencer

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20. In each episode, Elizabeth, a teenager, explains a thing to Karen, her mother. And Karen tells Elizabeth how that thing relates to something she knows. Maybe.

    The cake is a lie

    The cake is a lie

    The internet contains untrue things. Elizabeth explores how tributes to a beloved children’s author got hijacked by accident, and how kid-friendly cooking videos are not always what they seem.

    • 38 min
    Yahoo Answers — super bad and sorely missed

    Yahoo Answers — super bad and sorely missed

    We bid farewell to a piece of internet history, and (lovingly) rip off the McElroys in the bargain.

    • 52 min
    Don't play me like that

    Don't play me like that

    Do you have games on your phone? Elizabeth does, and in this episode, she’ll share some tips and tricks for navigating the hit-and-miss abyss that is the Apple App Store. But first, some words from our beloved editor and gamer extraordinaire, Jon.

    • 59 min
    We love you (but not like that)

    We love you (but not like that)

    In this feature-length epic, Elizabeth and Karen dive deep into the puzzle of parasocial relationships. How bad can they really be? How do we fix them? And most importantly, won’t somebody think of the children?!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Mysteries of the modern age

    Mysteries of the modern age

    Is a Disney kid’s hit the work of TikTok astroturfing? PogChamp is canceled — should we feel bad? If Dream doped his e-sports, what’s left to believe in? Elizabeth interprets for Karen.

    • 49 min
    TikTok bops and the transformation of pop

    TikTok bops and the transformation of pop

    Our first episode on TikTok discussed the app as a cultural phenomenon, but what about *art*? We look at how music has shaped TikTok and how the app has come to rule the charts. Also, Elizabeth progresses her redemption arc.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

The Ed Podcast ,

Essential for teachers

I teach junior and senior high and I can't count the number of times this show has come in handy. I'm pretty connected with my kids, but this show definitely gets me a lot deeper into their culture and slang. My students are constantly shocked when I express understanding of something they think is exclusive to them. This show is definitely my ace in the hole. Love it!!

funnygrrl ,

Keep up with the kids!

I love this podcast. I feel like I’m in the middle of Karen and Elizabeth age-wise (closer to Karen) so it’s great to learn from both of them.
Most importantly, they are hilarious! Elizabeth is so smart but not a smarty-pants.
Subscribe and improve your relationship with your family today!

JosiahNR ,

Teach me more!!

Karen and her daughter Elizabeth are a riot! This is a great show, so entertaining to watch and so easy to listen to. Pro tip: Listen to this as a culture-hack if you're older than Gen Z... ;)

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