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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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    Paris Brosnan, Jason Momoa & Great Aunt Ruth?

    Paris Brosnan, Jason Momoa & Great Aunt Ruth?

    We're starting off today with an 🚨EXCLUSIVE🚨 – like, an actual exclusive. #exclusive #lenadunham And is Jason Momoa an ecoterrorist (SPOILER: he's not) (we did the research) (but still torn on whether he's a Who) (now that I'm writing this, he may be a Them) (but he's still in the episode) Dr. Ellen Pompeo officially takes OFF her scrubs, Katharine McPhee (Foster) launches a jewelry line, Pierce Brosnan's kids launch a nepo baby comment (while a model named Vittoria speaks out against it all), Andrew Garfield might be "dating" Phoebe Dyvenor, Brad Pitt is certainly not dating Paul Wesley's ex, Larsa Pippen and Michael Jordan's son get exposed (for not actually dating), Maya Jama and Stormzy are back on and Aubrey O'Day is bff with In Touch mag.
    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 3 min
    Never Explain the FTX Scam To Us

    Never Explain the FTX Scam To Us

    On today's episode of the VIP show, we chat about a video sent to us by someone who encountered three very famous actors (and one very famous karaoke jockey) at a bar Lindsey and Bobby used to frequent between 2010 and 2012? Guess we were too ahead of the trend! Moving on, we flip out over two huge trailers released last week (Magic Mike's Last Dance and 80 For Brady), Keke Palmer's great Hollywood Reporter profile, Tom and Gisele's crypto divorce (these two Substack posts by Max Read MAY HELP YOU FINALLY UNDERSTAND THE FTX SCAM), Lindsay Lohan's acting chops, Taylor Swift's Ticketmaster statement, and more!

    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00:00 - Themmy Karaoke Singers
    0:06:35 - Trailer Talk
    0:23:38 - Keke Palmer Profile
    0:28:59 - CALL: Viola Davis might EGOT
    0:32:12 - CALL: Tom and Gisele's split was NOT about football!
    0:42:21 - CALL: Love Island Breakup that transitions into a conversation about The Whale and [checks notes] physical media?
    1:07:40 - CALL: LiLo
    1:14:29 - CALL: Does Lena still listen?
    1:17:58 - Taylor's statement
    1:24:21 - CYDAS

    Lily-Rose Depp, Omar Apollo & Sophia Culpo?

    Lily-Rose Depp, Omar Apollo & Sophia Culpo?

    On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we chat about the dreaded "asparagus pee" news that broke our brains this week before moving on to your comments about the Six Eggs Lady, Meghan Trainor's social media manager, and Ben Savage's performance in last week's election. Moving on we chat about the Best New Artist Grammy nominees, Candace Cameron Bure's ongoing feud with gay people, Olivia Culpo's OTHER sister, Lily-Rose Depp's thoughts on nepotism, and allllllll the coverage received by the annual Baby2Baby gala.
    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 10 min
    Michael Consuelos, Cynthia Bailey & Aurora Culpo?

    Michael Consuelos, Cynthia Bailey & Aurora Culpo?

    You rocked the vote and Timmy DID attend Nikki Reed's photography exhibit! What did he think? Well, you'll hear his review on today's brand new episode of Who? Weekly. Melissa Joan Hart tells us she's NOT in a feud of Lena Dunham (although we didn't know she was supposedly in one? K!) Kelly Ripa hard launches her son into People's Sexiest Man Alive issue. Cynthia Bailey gracefully receives some iconic fan art. Flavor Flav gets into it with Spirit Airlines. Rainn Wilson changes his name for Climate Change Awareness (or does he?) The Culpos finally make it to television! Chris Evans HAS a girlfriend — and she IS in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris! Nice! Camila Mendes soft launches her new boyfriend, a former Vine star. A Big Brother winner claims her prize — a boyfriend! (LOL I'm kiiiiiiidding, she more importantly won $750,000.) Plus, Taylors Lautner marry and Rita Ora and Mr. Rita Ora co-host the EMAs. How'd they do?
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    R.I.P. Westworld: 2016–2022 🪦

    R.I.P. Westworld: 2016–2022 🪦

    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00 - Bobby's brand new dishwasher, Westworld getting canceled, the trailer for a movie called Inside with Willem Dafoe (which is literally missing from the internet)

    25:26 - WE BOTH SAW THE MOVIE ARMAGEDDON TIME [featuring SPOILERS!!!!!!! SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!] plus, here's Fran's review and some good interviews with the director at NYFF.

    41:58 - Jennifer Aniston gets profiled in Allure

    52:44 - Chris Evans is People’s Sexiest Man Alive???????? Here's That Photoshoot from Flaunt, his GQ profile by Edith Zimmerman, the profile of Jonathan Majors in Men's Health that we reference AND a little People Exclusive that we don't mention (but will in next week's ep) about Chris Evan's new/old girlfriend, Alba Batista... Coincidence? I think not.

    1:03:42 - A CORRECTION ABOUT PRINCE HARRY

    1:05:24 - Jen & Ben visit a Dunkin! What did they order? ft. Jen's new really long nameplate necklace, a storied recipe in the NYT ft Robert Redford (and Bobby's mom)

    1:27:35 - WHO IS THIS YEAR'S 'AWARD SEASON VILLAIN'?

    AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, YES WE WILL BE DOING A COMMENTARY FOR THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM STARRING LINDSAY LOHAN, FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS! THE PEOPLE (ONE CALLER) HAVE (HAS) SPOKEN.

    Kate Micucci, Tyrell Hampton & Ethel Cain?

    Kate Micucci, Tyrell Hampton & Ethel Cain?

    On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we........... record the episode twice because Bobby didn't plug his microphone in the first time so his audio track was just two hours of silence. Sad. Anyway, we discuss Maxwell Alejandro Frost (a stan), Kate Micucci (the most viewed person on IMDB), Tyrell Hampton (he puts the P in THAMPPS), Ethel Cain (she's not actually Amish), Six Eggs Lady (we're writing a pilot), Timmy's latest assignment (hint: it rhymes with Schmikki Schmeed's Shmoschmography Schmogxibit), and 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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    • 57 min

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Ms4386 ,

Love but hold the “it’s giving…”

Couldn’t love Bobby and Lindsey and Timmy any more. But please cool it on “it’s giving…”. It’s giving linguistic crutch! Love y’all both

laureeeliz ,

Love to everyone! Including Melissa Joan Hart

Thank you BLT for constantly raising the bar in podcasting. My #1 podcast!

Freddie B. Jones ,

Give Timmy a Raise

Whatever you’re paying Timmy, double it. He is a gem. Also, this show single handedly got me through 2020. Particularly Leanne Cuisine. Y’all are doing the lord’s work.

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