52 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A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20.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A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20.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.

    Well, that was a thing

    Well, that was a thing

    At the ripe old age of 20, Elizabeth is now too geriatric for this show. So here is our finale, in which Karen reviews some of the lessons she’s learned from doing this podcast, and Elizabeth corrects her, as always.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    CensorSHIP

    CensorSHIP

    What do we do about “bad” art? Argue about it on Twitter, mostly. This episode, Elizabeth and Karen step into a space of nuance in an attempt to understand shipping wars, extreme fandom behaviour, and the value of uncomfortable art.

    • 56 min
    New ways to own and be owned

    New ways to own and be owned

    Elizabeth sows some FUD about making money with Roblox, Wattpad, and OpenSea. Welcome to post-scarcity economics, kids.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Conzoomerism

    Conzoomerism

    Elizabeth takes Karen on a journey through fast fashion, influencer capitalism and the single-wear nightmare.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Poltergeist schmoltergeist

    Poltergeist schmoltergeist

    What if TV but too much? This and many other important questions are kinda-sorta-almost answered on the scarier side of the Summer of Spielberg. Elizabeth and Karen puzzle their way through Poltergeist in this 100% not-haunted Halloween episode.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Bury me in analog

    Bury me in analog

    Can a podcast be haunted? No, that’s very silly and wouldn’t be scary at all. A cassette tape, on the other hand… Elizabeth and Karen dial in to the world of analog horror, what it is, what it could be, and why going low-tech ups the scare factor.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Andrewsama ,

Fun stuff!

I really like the dynamic here and the #notallkarens thing has had me laughing for weeks.

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.
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