24 episodes

Rehash: The podcast about the social media phenomenons that strike a nerve in our culture, only to be quickly forgotten - but we think are due for a revisiting.

Hosted by Maia (Broey Deschanel) and Hannah Raine

Find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rehashpodcast

Rehash Rehash

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 186 Ratings

Rehash: The podcast about the social media phenomenons that strike a nerve in our culture, only to be quickly forgotten - but we think are due for a revisiting.

Hosted by Maia (Broey Deschanel) and Hannah Raine

Find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rehashpodcast

    Depp v. Heard

    Depp v. Heard

    Has the sun set on the Me Too era? If you were following along with the Depp v. Heard defamation trial last April, it seems like it did. When Johnny Depp took Amber Heard to court for three vague quotes suggesting she had been abused by him, the world was in a frenzy. Has this hot, blonde, bisexual woman really been abused… or was it the easier answer? That she was an evil psychopath who pulled a Gone Girl on everyone’s favourite fictional pirate. In this episode, Hannah and Maia are finally ready to talk about this blight on cultural history. Discussions include: the popcorn consumption of televised celebrity court cases, TikTok’s true crime cottage industry, Johnny Depp’s hideous hats, and the societal Basic Instinct-ification of hot women. Will Amber Heard be redeemed as a maligned women when the fog clears in a few years, or did Depp v. Heard reverse Me Too for good? 


    Amber Heard, “I spoke up against sexual violence - and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” (18/12/18), The Washington Post

    Simmone Shah, “What to Know About Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Defamation Trial” (05/05/22), Time,

    Rajeev Syal, “Why did the Depp-Heard libel outcomes differ in the US and UK?” (02/06/22), The Guardian

    Anya Zoledziowski “Did Social MEdia Sway the Johnny Depp Jury?” (03/06/22), Vice,

    Nathan Buck, “The use of juries in defamation proceedings in America and Australia” (27/10/22), Kennedys Law

    Constance Grady, “Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and their $50 million defamation suit, explained” (03/11/22) Vox  

    Anya Zolediowski, “Why Does It Seem Like the Entire Internet is Team Johnny Depp?” (25/04/22)

    Antoinette Bueno “Amber Heard Alleges Johnny Depp Abused Her Throughout Relationship: ‘I Live in Fear That Johnny Will Return”, ET Online (27/05/16)

    Gene Maddaus, “Why Was Depp-Heard Trial Televised? Critics Call It ‘Single Worst Decision’ for Sexual Violence Victims”, (2022), Variety.  

    “Jury Sequestration”, US Legal.  

    Lillian Gissen “ Amber Heard is accused of COPYING Johnny Depp's courtroom outfits in a sartorial 'mind game' as spectators spot multiple similarities between their ensembles - and even their hairstyles - amid $100M defamation trial”, (2022), The Daily Mail  

    Alex Peters, “Milani Cosmetics faces backlash after wading into Depp V Heard trial”, (2022), Dazed,

    Alice McCool, Manasa Narayanan “The Daily Wire Spent Thousands of Dollars Promoting Anti-Amber Heard Propaganda” (2022), Vice

    David Mack, “A Juror Said They Didn't Believe Amber Heard's "Crocodile Tears" And That She Made Them Uncomfortable” (2022), Buzzfeed News.

    Daniela Avila, “Judge Strikes Down Marilyn Manson's Defamation Claims in Evan Rachel Wood Case” (2023), People Magazine

    Jennifer Peltz, “Kesha and producer Dr. Luke settle legal battle over rape, defamation claims” (2023), Global News.

    • 1 hr 8 min


    Remember when everyone freaked the f*** out about that French movie on Netflix? No? Well everybody, let us introduce you to: Cuties. In this episode, Hannah and Maia discuss Maïmouna Doucouré’s quaint 2020 coming-of-age film and the all out moral panic that it spawned on the internet - which culminated in a real life obscenity lawsuit against Netflix. Discussions include: the thin line between depiction and endorsement, America’s many moral triggers and paradoxical attitude towards sex, the weaponizing of children as a political tool, the cultural consequences of Jeffrey Epstein, and Netflix… actually... defending… art? 


    Caira Conner, “Watching the Outrage Over Cuties as a Survivor of P*dophilia” The Atlantic (2020).

    Maria Cramer, “Netflix Is Charged in Texas With Promoting Lewdness in ‘Cuties’” The New York Times (2020).

    Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Moral Panics: Culture, Politics, and Social Construction” Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 20 (1994).

    Zack Sharf, “‘Cuties’ Director Speaks Out Amid Backlash Film Sexualizes Children, Netflix Stands by It” Indie Wire (2020).

    Alissa Wilkinson and Aja Romano, How Cuties, a French movie on Netflix, became part of America’s culture war” Vox (2020).

    • 53 min
    Kim Kardashian Breaks the Internet

    Kim Kardashian Breaks the Internet

    Remember when Kim Kardashian invented butts? Paper Magazine sure would like us to. When they released their scintillating cover issue of Kim K in a sequinned dress, balancing a champagne glass on her formidable silicone buttocks, Paper Mag declared: “Break the Internet Kim Kardashian” And break it she did. In this episode, Hannah and Maia trace Kim Kardashian’s transformation from trashy reality star to fashionista de jour. Since the Paper cover, and with the help of Kanye West, Kim’s body has become the subject of a twisted performance art. But it’s also generated controversy - creating unhealthy trends, grifting from the natural features of Black women, and now disappearing into what we everyone has deemed a “skinny renaissance”. Digression includes: Maia getting riled up about Timothée and Kylie’s fabled romantic union. 


    Joe Zee, “In Defense of Kim Kardashian and the Editors of Paper Magazine and Why This Cover Makes Sense” (12/11/14), Yahoo “https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/i-sit-down-with-mickey-boardman-the-editorial-102481711218.html” 

    Jake Hall, “exploring the complicated relationship between jean-paul goude and grace jones”, (21/04/16) i-D https://i-d.vice.com/en/article/d3v9k7/exploring-the-complicated-relationship-between-jean-paul-goude-and-grace-jones 

    David Hershkovits, “How Kim KArdashian broke the Internet with her butt” (17/12/14), The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/17/kim-kardashian-butt-break-the-internet-paper-magazine 

    Blue Telusma “Kim Kardashian doesn’t realize she’s the butt of an old racial joke” (12/11/14), the grio https://thegrio.com/2014/11/12/kim-kardashian-butt/ 

    Justin Parkinson, “The Significance of Sarah Baartman” (07/01/16), BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35240987 

    Janell Hobson, “Remnants of Venus: Signifying Black Beauty and Sexuality” (2018), Women’s studies Quarterly, The Feminist Press https://www.jstor.org/stable/26421165?read-now=1&seq=3#page_scan_tab_contents 

    Nolan Feeney, “Anna Wintour Implies Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not ‘Deeply Tasteful’”. (19/11/14) https://time.com/3595368/anna-wintour-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-vogue-cover/ 

    Cleo Gould, “From silicone implants and fat transfers to bubble butts and a high mortality rate, we investigate whether the BBL is the most dangerous cosmetic surgery of all” (2019), Dazed https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/article/46497/1/brazilian-butt-lift-plastic-surgery-kim-kardashian-west-cardi-b-jennifer-lopez#:~:text=Buttock%20augmentation%20actually%20dates%20back,of%20innovations%20in%20its%20field. 

    Rachel Tashjian, “How Jennifer Lopez’s Versace Dress Created Google Images” (2019), GQ.  https://www.gq.com/story/jennifer-lopez-versace-google-images 

    John Ortved, “Paper Magazine, The Oral History: ‘They Were Wide Open’ (2023), The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/01/style/paper-magazine-history.html 

    Eric Wilson, “Kim Kardashian Inc.” (17/11/2010), The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/fashion/18KIM.html?searchResultPosition=4 

    Natasha Singer, “The democratization of plastic surgery” (2007), The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/17/business/worldbusiness/17iht-surgery.4.7159164.html?searchResultPosition=11. 

    Harper Franklin “1810-1819” (18/08/2020) Fashion History Timeline, Fashion Institute of Technology. https://fashionhistory.fitnyc.edu/1810-1819/ 

    Grace O’Neill, “How Kimye Changed Fashion Forever”, Grazia Magazine. https://graziamagazine.com/articles/how-kimye-changed-fashion-forever/ 

    Rebecca Jennings, “The $5,000 quest for the perfect butt”, 2021, Vox. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22598377/bbl-brazilian-butt-lift-miami-cost-tiktok 

    Cady Lang, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians Is Ending. But Their Exploitation of Black Women’s Aesthetics Continues”, (10/06/21), Ti

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Gamergate ft. Fūnk-é Joseph

    Gamergate ft. Fūnk-é Joseph

    Men used to go to war. Today they are keyboard militias, defending the sanctity of video games and the Gamer™ identity from hysterical women and their evil feminine wiles. ... If you didn't know about Gamergate before today, we're jealous. In this episode, Hannah and Maia provide an excruciatingly detailed breakdown of the 2014 mass harassment campaign which led to the abuse, threatening, and doxxing of countless figures in the game development, journalism, and academic industries. Was there really a feminist conspiracy against video games? Was it just a bunch of men feeling threatened by the fact that, surprise, games are fun for everyone? Or was it just faceless trolls throwing stink bombs all over social media? Listen for an illuminating interview with special guest Fūnk-é Joseph, who offers some much needed insights into just what the hell happened with Gamergate, and what the hell it did to ~the culture~. 

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    Shira Chess and Adrienne Shaw, “A Conspiracy of Fishes, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying About #GamerGate and Embrace Hegemonic Masculinity” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (2015).

    Caitlin Dewey, “The only guide to Gamergate you will ever need to read” The Washington Post (2014).

    Zackary Jason, “Game of Fear” Boston Magazine (2015).

    Torill Elvira Mortensen, “Anger, Fear, and Games: The Long Event of #GamerGate” Games and Culture, vol. 13 (8) (2016).

    Stephen Totilo, “A brief note about the continued discussion about Kotaku's approach to reporting.” (August 26, 2014).

    • 1 hr 19 min
    A Conversation With Caroline Calloway

    A Conversation With Caroline Calloway

    Exciting, but not surprising. Caroline Calloway, self-proclaimed “scammer” and queen of name-searching, reached out to promote her book on the pod. In this special interview, Hannah and Maia discuss the long-awaited memoir, Scammer, with the author herself (who characteristically conducted the interview from her luxurious Floridian bed). Discussions include: the ethics of writing about other people’s traumas, undervaluing art made on social media, and the Dimes Square Image Rehabilitation Centre™. Digressions include: Tile Tequila and the nightmare that was being bi in the 2000s, coining the term “trad book”, and Caroline’s official inauguration as “schemer, not scammer.” 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Writers Strike

    The Writers Strike

    Do androids dream of writing Succession? In the second part of this two-part special, Hannah and Maia discuss the 2023 Writers Strike - a hotly debated labour dispute between the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) and The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Robots may not want to turn you into a paperclip (yet), but they do want to turn you into a gig worker. Creative industries were the last place we thought this would happen... until generative AI came about. Although, is generative AI really to blame, or is it the greedy f*ckers in too-big suits dictating the future of art? Listen for a comprehensive breakdown of the strike, a chat about the precedent it will set for our job market, and lastly a theatrical reading of an AI-generated screenplay about three people who are bored. We must ask - does it compute? 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

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This podcast is so good it feels like someone reached into my brain and developed a concept and episode list tailored to my exact interests. When I first scrolled through the episodes a few months ago I was seriously torn between like 10 different episodes to start with. I love Maia (as a semi-frequent watcher of her channel) and Hannah’s dynamic and look forward to hearing their thoughts on random internet topics. I always wish each episode had a comment section because I’ve never been so excited/inspired to discuss!!

My one piece of feedback is that the editing of the guest episodes can be a bit awkward at times. I LOVED both the guest episodes (Rayne and Funké are great!!!) but it would be cool to have a dedicated “guest section” with their thoughts and banter (or bring them on for the whole episode) rather than cutting in between smaller excerpts of an interview-style conversation. It can get a tad bit confusing as a listener sometimes. Also, I’d just love to hear more of a communal convo!!

I genuinely love this podcast so much though (this is the first review I’ve made on this site) and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here!!!! (#^.^#)

N_P_C ,

Top Notch in Toronto

I became aware of Maia via her Broey Deschanel YouTube channel, which is excellent. And the trend continues through rehash. Her and Hannah give fresh insight on each topic. Love to hear it. No misses, no notes.

Hellolupehere ,

The podcast I needed

Caught up in 3 days and can’t wait for the next season

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