29 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A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20.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, 26 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A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20.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.

    Four 'quick bites' on modern media

    Four 'quick bites' on modern media

    Elizabeth has thoughts on Quibi, Some Good News, responsible ways to share bad but important news, and why gifs now mark you as a n00b. Karen chimes in where possible.

    • 53 min
    What’s so funny anyway?

    What’s so funny anyway?

    Elizabeth and Karen compare and contrast the nature of comedy for their respective generations, and crack each other up a fair amount along the way.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    QuaranTEEN tips

    QuaranTEEN tips

    Elizabeth offers insight into the teenage mindset during a pandemic, and provides Karen with some much-needed diversion as we do our duty and stay home.

    • 57 min
    Broadway babies, Act 1

    Broadway babies, Act 1

    As threatened in the previous episode, we look at what fuels current teenage fandoms for musical theatre and compare it to older experiences, with the help of Kyle Marshall of Putting It Together. Also, we won an award!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    A musical interlude

    A musical interlude

    Exams ate Elizabeth’s time, so we’re sharing our recent appearance on Putting It Together, Kyle Marshall’s great podcast about the music of Stephen Sondheim. Consider this a prelude...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Trailer: That's a Thing?!

    Trailer: That's a Thing?!

    Here's what you can expect from our sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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