Celebrity gossip is fun, but it can also be educational. The Reheat takes the biggest pop culture stories of yester-year and re-examines them through the lens of today. With wit, research, and tons of intersectional feminist critiques, hosts Sadaf Ahsan and Sarah Sahagian will blow your mind with their analysis of all the vintage celebrity scandals you remember, and some you don't. From revisiting Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's divorce to The House of Gucci Murders, and a restorative reading of The Kardashians, Sadaf and Sarah will challenge your pop culture worldview! Basically, The Reheat is what would happen if a Gender Studies Class and your favourite gossip blog had a baby...
Kate Middleton's uncommon story
Kate Middleton's story is anything but common. The descendant of coal miners and subsistence farmers, today she's known as The Duchess of Cambridge and will one day be queen. This week, Sadaf and Sarah discuss the Middleton Family's meteoric rise to wealth and power and dissect the classism they faced in the British media. The co-hosts will also discuss Will and Kate's surprisingly messy love story, and of course, they'll address Kate's alleged feud with Meghan Markle. Ultimately, this episode explores both how Kate became the princess we know and asks if she could ever be something more than a symbol of colonial traditionalism.
Does the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard verdict mark the end of #MeToo?
The civil defamation trial between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard may have been the largest legal media circus since O.J. With it came endless social-media discussion, and a disturbing reframing of the pair's domestic abuse issues, with Johnny framed as prey, and Amber as predator. Together, with the help of Teach Me How To Adult hosts Gillian Berner and Cailyn Michaan, Sarah and Sadaf take a look at how this very serious case became a laughing stock and may even spell the end of a pivotal movement for abuse victims.
The celebrity crushes we love (and loathe)
This week, Sadaf and Sarah get thirsty with an episode devoted to their celebrity crushes, both past, and present. They'll dish on the people they still love (Keanu Reeves, Tom Hanks, and Stanley Tucci) and cringe about the celeb obsessions that haven't aged well (Matthew Perry, Aziz Ansari, and Kanye West). Join them for a sexy, funny, and very candid exploration of their parasocial paramours.
How Rosie O’Donnell went from innovative to incendiary
As a legendary former talk show host, Rosie O'Donnell redefined the format for a new audience and became an icon. But over the years, after her tenure on The View and more than a few public feuds, her legacy was somewhat tarnished. Together, Sarah and Sadaf look at why this is a woman who has always deserved more and how she became the butt of so many jokes.
Ellen DeGeneres: Barrier-breaker or workplace bully?
With her long-time talk show coming to a close this week after reports of her being one of Hollywood's biggest bullies, what is Ellen DeGeneres's legacy? Together, Sadaf and Sarah discuss how we can still appreciate the comedian for breaking barriers as a gay television icon, but also hold her accountable for being not as nice as she claims she is.
Does the Marvel cinematic universe hate women?
This week, Sadaf and Sarah are joined by Marvel expert Mikaela Gorman. In this episode, they'll examine the history of problematic representations of women in the MCU. Mikaela, Sadaf, and Sarah will also discuss why Marvel frequently gets female characters so wrong. As an added bonus, you'll hear about their idea for a movie called "Disco Thor."