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“The idea is that you’re in a grocery store, you’re looking at the tabloids, you’re looking at the covers, and you’re saying, ‘Who are these people? I’ve never heard of any of them’—those are Whos,” says Lindsey Weber, co-host and co-creator of Who? Weekly, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for July 2022. “And, the Thems are kind of the opposite: the Brad Pitts of the world, the kind of prominent A-listers that everyone knows who they are,” adds Bobby Finger. “So, people that make you say, ‘Who?’ and people that make you say, ‘Oh, them.’”
This is the driving concept behind a podcast that, like so many good ideas, started life as an inside joke between friends and found success because of that palpable chemistry. “We're really trying to mimic the calls you have with your friends talking about the gossip,” says Weber. “It's just two friends on the phone, quite literally, talking about celebrity gossip.”
Weber and Finger first met on the internet, in the golden age of Tumblr, brought together by their shared love of tabloid culture. When the two eventually met IRL through mutual friends, they decided to create a weekly newsletter for their Tumblr and Twitter followers. “It just started as a joke where you'd send a photo of someone and say, ‘Who?’, or send a headline and say, ‘Who is this?’” says Finger. “And those stories ended up being the ones that made us laugh the most. The only reason it turned into a podcast was because a mutual friend of ours who had a podcast at the time said, ‘This should be a podcast.’ And, we were like, ‘Okay, we don't know how to do that, but we'll figure it out’—and we've been figuring it out ever since.”
Like many podcasts, Who? Weekly has a recurring character that serves as the show’s guiding force and baseline for Whos—Rita Ora, the show’s patron saint. “We do a segment every week, ‘What's Rita Ora Up To?’ and we've done it every single week since we started the podcast,” says Finger. “She kind of spawned so much of the vibe of the show because she's covered everywhere, and always in a different way.”
With episodes airing every Tuesday and Friday, there’s always a new Who to be discovered and discussed. The Whos and Thems have also taken on a life of their own, going far beyond pop culture with everyday metaphors like the Whos and Thems of frozen food or constellations—basically anything that listeners call in and ask via their “Who’s There?” segment. “At some point pretty early on in the run, we thought it would be fun to have a call-in segment to make it feel more like a radio show,” says Finger. “It became clear that making it kind of a dialogue and a two-way conversation made it more rewarding. It just sort of developed a life of its own, where the show just got funnier and weirder. It just became so much more fun for the two of us once we let the listeners, whom we call the Wholigans, who call themselves the Wholigans, kind of join in on the fun.”
And Who? Weekly would certainly not be the show it is without its endlessly creative in-house editing and production that perfectly infuses the personalities of Weber and Finger. “It's our humor in the way we speak to each other, but also there's so much humor in the edit, like what clips you choose, the music, the sound effects,” says Weber. They also have an assistant in their cast of characters, Timmy, who has his own presence on the show (as well as behind the scenes), to help with the weekly gathering of material, sifting through hundreds of calls, and basically all things Who.
For Weber and Finger, it’s all about their fans and staying true to themselves as well as the spirit of the show. “Our goal is just to keep the show fun for us and fun for the listener, and keep people entertained and up to date about their favorite Whos,” says Weber.

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“The idea is that you’re in a grocery store, you’re looking at the tabloids, you’re looking at the covers, and you’re saying, ‘Who are these people? I’ve never heard of any of them’—those are Whos,” says Lindsey Weber, co-host and co-creator of Who? Weekly, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for July 2022. “And, the Thems are kind of the opposite: the Brad Pitts of the world, the kind of prominent A-listers that everyone knows who they are,” adds Bobby Finger. “So, people that make you say, ‘Who?’ and people that make you say, ‘Oh, them.’”
This is the driving concept behind a podcast that, like so many good ideas, started life as an inside joke between friends and found success because of that palpable chemistry. “We're really trying to mimic the calls you have with your friends talking about the gossip,” says Weber. “It's just two friends on the phone, quite literally, talking about celebrity gossip.”
Weber and Finger first met on the internet, in the golden age of Tumblr, brought together by their shared love of tabloid culture. When the two eventually met IRL through mutual friends, they decided to create a weekly newsletter for their Tumblr and Twitter followers. “It just started as a joke where you'd send a photo of someone and say, ‘Who?’, or send a headline and say, ‘Who is this?’” says Finger. “And those stories ended up being the ones that made us laugh the most. The only reason it turned into a podcast was because a mutual friend of ours who had a podcast at the time said, ‘This should be a podcast.’ And, we were like, ‘Okay, we don't know how to do that, but we'll figure it out’—and we've been figuring it out ever since.”
Like many podcasts, Who? Weekly has a recurring character that serves as the show’s guiding force and baseline for Whos—Rita Ora, the show’s patron saint. “We do a segment every week, ‘What's Rita Ora Up To?’ and we've done it every single week since we started the podcast,” says Finger. “She kind of spawned so much of the vibe of the show because she's covered everywhere, and always in a different way.”
With episodes airing every Tuesday and Friday, there’s always a new Who to be discovered and discussed. The Whos and Thems have also taken on a life of their own, going far beyond pop culture with everyday metaphors like the Whos and Thems of frozen food or constellations—basically anything that listeners call in and ask via their “Who’s There?” segment. “At some point pretty early on in the run, we thought it would be fun to have a call-in segment to make it feel more like a radio show,” says Finger. “It became clear that making it kind of a dialogue and a two-way conversation made it more rewarding. It just sort of developed a life of its own, where the show just got funnier and weirder. It just became so much more fun for the two of us once we let the listeners, whom we call the Wholigans, who call themselves the Wholigans, kind of join in on the fun.”
And Who? Weekly would certainly not be the show it is without its endlessly creative in-house editing and production that perfectly infuses the personalities of Weber and Finger. “It's our humor in the way we speak to each other, but also there's so much humor in the edit, like what clips you choose, the music, the sound effects,” says Weber. They also have an assistant in their cast of characters, Timmy, who has his own presence on the show (as well as behind the scenes), to help with the weekly gathering of material, sifting through hundreds of calls, and basically all things Who.
For Weber and Finger, it’s all about their fans and staying true to themselves as well as the spirit of the show. “Our goal is just to keep the show fun for us and fun for the listener, and keep people entertained and up to date about their favorite Whos,” says Weber.

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    There's Nothing Wrong With Butter Boards

    There's Nothing Wrong With Butter Boards

    On today's episode of Who? Weekly VIP, we chat about Trevor Noah and Dua Lipa's PDA (note: since recording they've claimed to be "just friends") before gabbing about Don't Worry Darling, Rihanna's Super Bowl gig, Tom Hanks's four best movies, an impressive maker of Mel Gibson miniatures, and our DREAM movie theaters. And thanks to our friend Dan, we discover THE song of 2022.

    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00:00 - 0:09:07 - Trevor / Dua / This Iconic Remix
    0:09:07 - 0:23:30 - Don't Worry Darling
    0:23:30 - 0:32:20 - Rihanna Bowl
    0:32:20 - 0:42:35 - Tom Hanks's Best Movies
    0:42:35 - 0:59:37 - CALLS: Celeb Sightings, Trampoline FAQs, Belle and "Adam"
    0:59:37 - 1:06:15 - CALL: Butter Boards
    1:06:15 - 1:19:02 - Dream Movie Theater
    1:19:02 - END - CYDAS

    Ned Fulmer, Chris Redd & Greyson Chance?

    Ned Fulmer, Chris Redd & Greyson Chance?

    On today’s episode of Who’s There, our weekly call-in show, Andy Cohen pronounces the name of our podcast CORRECTLY before expressing how impressed (?) he is by our schedule. Mazel to us!! Moving on, we play your many, many, many, many calls about a certain Try Guy’s cheating scandal, a certain Who SNL star's new relationship with his Them co-star’s ex, a certain queer viral video star’s revelations about a certain queer Them, and a whole lot more!

    Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a ton of bonus content over on Patreon.com/WhoWeekly.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Kiki Layne, Skye Wheatley & Michele Morrone?

    Kiki Layne, Skye Wheatley & Michele Morrone?

    Adam Devine is NOT Adam Levine! Ana de Armas IS on the cover of Variety! Rosamund Pike IS mourning the Queen (of England)! Skye Wheatley is NOT using Boobie Tape ever again! Tom Hardy is NOT a Who! White Tank Tops are also NOT a Who! Molly Mae and Tommy Fury ARE pregnant! Jacob Elordie and OJ are NOT broken up! Jonah Hill is NOT dating a Mystery Woman (Her name is Olivia!) JoJo Siwa is NOT dating someone related to Miley Cyrus! Khloe Kardashian is NOT dating that Italian actor from Netflix! Robin Wright is NOT interested in being married to her French husband anymore! Larsa Pippen IS actually dating Michael Jordan's son! Nia Long MUST be protected at all costs!
    Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a ton of bonus content over on Patreon.com/WhoWeekly.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    RIP Butter Pecan Dunkin Flavor Swirl?

    RIP Butter Pecan Dunkin Flavor Swirl?

    BEWARE! WE'RE DOING SOME SERIOUS MOVIE SPOILING TODAY - WE WARN IN THE AUDIO, AND I'M GIVING YOU SOME TIMESTAMPS IN CASE YOU WANNA SKIP OVER 'EM. XOXO!

    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00 -
    BOBBY’S GRUB STREET DIET — plus, a recipe for Spaghetts & Bobby's parents' potato salad (which we've posted here? maybe?) If not, our pal Marian kindly featured on her newsletter, Mess Hall. Jackson's veggie burgers (as mentioned in a previous Crunch Crunch) are in Kate's cooking newsletter!

    12:55 -
    CALL: THE ANSWER TO THE GOOGLE PUZZLE (...IS DISAPPOINTING!) — plus, Shania's new song, a cover by Hatchie and the latest episode of Popcast (where they talk about Midnights).

    31:42 -
    SOME MOVIE BANTER

    34:00 -
    MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR BARBARIAN SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

    45:00 -
    THE WOMAN KING (INCLUDING SOME SPOILERS, BUT NOT REALLY) — plus, the review of the film in the New Yorker, which is worth a read after you've seen it.

    54:56 -
    CALL: BRAD PITT’S (CURSED?) SKINCARE LINE

    1:00:16 -
    CALL: ARE WE NAHS OR WHOS? – featuring a lot of talk about Serial season one (and the latest updates)

    1:07:16 -
    CALL: The beauty of crossword puzzle clues

    1:12:46 -
    CALL: DUNKIN FLAVORS featuring a Change.org petition to make Butter Pecan a permanent flavor (if that moves you)

    1:18:04 -
    CALL: DEMI LOVATO'S AD TOUR featuring an expensive couch

    1:24:38 -
    CALL: DOES SHIRLEY MACLAINE KNOW WHO BEYONCE IS? — featuring the time Billboard reached out to ask Shirley if she was the mystery actress who BIT BEYONCE!!!!!!!!!! Completely forgot about that one!!!!!!

    Sumner Stroh, Tokischa & Tetherball?

    Sumner Stroh, Tokischa & Tetherball?

    The number one question I get asked as the showrunner of Ginny & Georgia? What's happening on today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show???
    Well, we talk about a woman Adam Levine once DMed! Have you heard about her? No? The story has been pretty under the radar, so we won't be surprised if you haven't heard the name "Sumner Stroh" at all this week. (We're joking, of course.) Beyond the Story of the Week™, we discuss the person Madonna is NOT having an affair with (the mononymous rapper Tokischa), as well as Mia Goth's surprising lack of high-level nepotism (maybe it's not nepotism at all), Jacob Elordi's latest role (do we care?), and Ismael Cruz Córdova's long journey from Sesame Street to Middle Earth.
    Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a ton of bonus content over on Patreon.com/WhoWeekly.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon, Aoki Lee-Simmons & Maitland Ward?

    Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon, Aoki Lee-Simmons & Maitland Ward?

    Stars are JUST LIKE US (and don't you forget it!) They're having babies (named Malibu Barbie), appearing on Cheez-It boxes, attending Harvard WHILE modeling #beautyandbrains, getting in feuds (Topanga vs. Rachel and 50 Cent vs. a random MedSpa), attending London Fashion Week, splitting up with your husband because he went on a reality TV show, starting a NEW relationship with a local wellness therapist, getting written up across all tabloids for being Heidi Klum's daughter AND eating hot sauce.
    Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a ton of bonus content over on Patreon.com/WhoWeekly.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

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