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Britney Spears was under a conservatorship from 2008 to 2021 where all her financial and personal decisions had to be approved by her conservators, including her father, Jamie Spears. Britney earned hundreds of millions of dollars during that time, performing and touring extensively, while being deemed too impaired by the courts to be in control of her life. Britney is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world, yet very little of the massive media coverage she generated focused on the conservatorship until the #FreeBritney movement grew within the last few years before the restrictive legal arrangement finally ended. Now that the conservatorship has been terminated, there are still an enormous amount of unanswered questions, including whether those responsible for the conservatorship will be held accountable for what Britney experienced during those 13+ years. Eat, Pray, Britney tries to draw attention to the restrictive constraints Britney was under during the conservatorship, as well as her current pursuit of justice, while also examining her life and career through a feminist lens.

Eat, Pray, Britney Eat, Pray, Britney

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    • 4.6 • 42 Ratings

Britney Spears was under a conservatorship from 2008 to 2021 where all her financial and personal decisions had to be approved by her conservators, including her father, Jamie Spears. Britney earned hundreds of millions of dollars during that time, performing and touring extensively, while being deemed too impaired by the courts to be in control of her life. Britney is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world, yet very little of the massive media coverage she generated focused on the conservatorship until the #FreeBritney movement grew within the last few years before the restrictive legal arrangement finally ended. Now that the conservatorship has been terminated, there are still an enormous amount of unanswered questions, including whether those responsible for the conservatorship will be held accountable for what Britney experienced during those 13+ years. Eat, Pray, Britney tries to draw attention to the restrictive constraints Britney was under during the conservatorship, as well as her current pursuit of justice, while also examining her life and career through a feminist lens.

    Britney Book Club Begins!

    Britney Book Club Begins!

    We kick off season 4 with our initial (and meandering!) thoughts on Britney's long-awaited mysterious book, The Woman in Me. Jaclyn is savoring her read-thru, while Lisa has already started an outline for every chapter - both of us can't wait to do the close read that will be this season!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Live Inside My Dreams: Chapters 1-5

    Live Inside My Dreams: Chapters 1-5

    In this episode, we finally kick into gear doing a close read of The Woman in Me. Be prepared for a meticulous read on chapters 1-5, where we cover Britney’s childhood, her parents’ backgrounds and chaotic relationship, her relationship with Grandma Lexie, Bryan Spears' terrifying accident, auditioning in NYC, and, finally, Jamie Lynn Spears being born. 

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Tots and Totties: Chapters 6-9 (nice)

    Tots and Totties: Chapters 6-9 (nice)

    In this episode, we discuss chapters 6-9 of The Woman in Me. We take a deep dive into Britney's early career and discuss her Star Search and Broadway days, the Mickey Mouse Club, laying down a demo, getting her big break, and igniting the world with her first single, video, and Rolling Stone cover. 
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Legends Everywhere I Look: Chapters 10-14

    Legends Everywhere I Look: Chapters 10-14

    We're back with another close read of The Woman in Me. While this episode mostly focuses on Justin Timberlake and Jamie Lynn, we also discuss the release of Oops I Did it Again, Britney's iconic Halftime and VMA performance featuring Banana, the Dream within a Dream tour, Crossroads, her breakup with Justin and so much more!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Almost Like a Werewolf: Chapters 15-17

    Almost Like a Werewolf: Chapters 15-17

    This episode's close read of The Woman in Me covers chapters 15-17. We discuss the backlash Britney faced following Cry Me a River, as well as her 'street brawl' with Colin Farrell, social anxiety, her time in New York, working with Madonna, the In the Zone era, the infamous Diane Sawyer interview, and conclude with her Vegas marriage & annulment. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    I Need Marble: Chapters 18-23

    I Need Marble: Chapters 18-23

    In this latest close read episode of the Woman In Me, we cover chapters 18-23: the KFed era. We discuss the fateful meeting at Joseph's, their whirlwind courtship, their wedding, Chaotic, the birth of their two boys, and their divorce (a tumultuous 2+ years for Britney). We do also discuss some work stuff, like her dislike of the Onyx Hotel tour and the recording of her masterpiece, Blackout. 

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

melbyb ,

I found a Gem

I am so happy to have found this gem of a podcast. I am a huge Britney fan and this has been a fantastic way to keep updated on all the going’s on in her life. When my mind is racing or I need a distraction it is so comforting to hear the hosts chatting. I think because they are old friends it adds to the comforting and nostalgic vibe. I love the look back episodes where you breakdown iconic past interviews, commercials etc. I can’t wait for the new episodes when you are back from break and of course the Book. Thank you for the excellent podcast!!!!

Nicola Moore ,

Wonderful women

Look, I really love Britney Spears, but is it ok to say I love Lisa and Jaclyn (hope I’ve spelt correctly?!) more? To be a fly on the wall to their conversations is such a highlight to my week! From the moment of their opening “Welcome to Eat, Pray, Britney.” “Hello, everyone”, I just feel myself relax, and brace myself for a treat. They are wonderfully insightful, interesting, intelligent, and opinionated, in the most life affirming and entertaining way. I’m not a hard core Britney fan. I’m more a sidelines observer, and only came across this podcast from listening to the BBC Sounds, ‘Pieces of Britney’ series (I’m in the UK). However, this podcast has really opened my eyes in a new and intriguing way to celebrity fandom, and I salute the hosts for the sensitive and balanced way they approach things. Thank you, Jacklyn and Lisa for adding this much needed balm to my life. Wishing you and the pod every success going forward. PS, I am sure Britney is aware of you (even if you dare not let yourselves believe it) x

mellan178 ,

Great podcast

I’m not proud to say I’m new to the #freeBritney movement. Hard listening at times and so unbelievable that this has happened to one of the most famous women in the world- imagine what is going on to people without a platform. Keep going girls x

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