54 min

Is It A Boy, A Girl Or A Raging Wildfire? After Work Drinks

    • Society & Culture

Up this week, we discuss the legend that is Naomi Osaka, how Katie Holmes is seemingly dating a Type-A F*****y and how Zac Efron found a cute Aussie girlfriend at a cafe. Then it’s onto the new Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, which proved what we already know (that we’re all addicts who need to go to phone rehab), while revealing some pretty scary insights into how much these apps know about us - and what they do with that knowledge. Plus, Man Repeller has dropped Leandra Medine and now they've dropped the 'Man' from their name, in a somewhat confusing rebrand, catered to its audience of ‘banana nut loaves and curiously spicy sweet potato fries’. You've got questions? Us too. Of course, we couldn’t ignore the biggest pop culture news of the week: Keeping Up with the Kardashians is over after 20 seasons. Why did the Kardashians stay making KUWTK for so long? And what will their new media empire look like, sans TV? And finally, a mishap at a gender reveal party in California set off a huge wildfire that has already burnt through 10,000 acres of land and caused thousands to evacuate their homes. When the woman who accidentally kicked off the gender reveal trend is telling people to stop, why are we still taking these family celebrations to such extremes? And when did our generation, as one Atlantic journalist put it, start 'over-celebrating' life events?


As always, rate, review and subscribe - and we'll see you Saturday.


Recommendations 


Raven Smith - Trivial Pursuits 
An American Marriage 
The Social Dilemma (Netflix)
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Gave America Its Real First Family by Hadley Freeman in The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/11/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-kim-kylie-kendall-family
'The Growing Horror Of The Gender Reveal Party' by Raven Smith in Vogue
https://www.vogue.com/article/the-growing-horror-of-the-gender-reveal-party
'Are Gender Reveals Cursed?' by Taylor Lorenz in The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/10/style/gender-reveal-parties-cursed.html
'Why Are We Over-Celebrating Life Events' by Alia Wong in The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/11/gender-reveal-parties-life-events/577075/
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Up this week, we discuss the legend that is Naomi Osaka, how Katie Holmes is seemingly dating a Type-A F*****y and how Zac Efron found a cute Aussie girlfriend at a cafe. Then it’s onto the new Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, which proved what we already know (that we’re all addicts who need to go to phone rehab), while revealing some pretty scary insights into how much these apps know about us - and what they do with that knowledge. Plus, Man Repeller has dropped Leandra Medine and now they've dropped the 'Man' from their name, in a somewhat confusing rebrand, catered to its audience of ‘banana nut loaves and curiously spicy sweet potato fries’. You've got questions? Us too. Of course, we couldn’t ignore the biggest pop culture news of the week: Keeping Up with the Kardashians is over after 20 seasons. Why did the Kardashians stay making KUWTK for so long? And what will their new media empire look like, sans TV? And finally, a mishap at a gender reveal party in California set off a huge wildfire that has already burnt through 10,000 acres of land and caused thousands to evacuate their homes. When the woman who accidentally kicked off the gender reveal trend is telling people to stop, why are we still taking these family celebrations to such extremes? And when did our generation, as one Atlantic journalist put it, start 'over-celebrating' life events?


As always, rate, review and subscribe - and we'll see you Saturday.


Recommendations 


Raven Smith - Trivial Pursuits 
An American Marriage 
The Social Dilemma (Netflix)
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Gave America Its Real First Family by Hadley Freeman in The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/11/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-kim-kylie-kendall-family
'The Growing Horror Of The Gender Reveal Party' by Raven Smith in Vogue
https://www.vogue.com/article/the-growing-horror-of-the-gender-reveal-party
'Are Gender Reveals Cursed?' by Taylor Lorenz in The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/10/style/gender-reveal-parties-cursed.html
'Why Are We Over-Celebrating Life Events' by Alia Wong in The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/11/gender-reveal-parties-life-events/577075/
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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