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Be There in Five is a pop culture and millennial zeitgeist-focused podcast by Kate Kennedy (entrepreneur, author, pop culture commentator). Long-form and solo hosted, Be There in Five explores different facets of popular culture in a comedic, thoughtful, and analytical way, covering entertainment, social media, bloggers/influencers, and celebrities, in addition to focusing on the humor found in reexamining the 90s/00s as an adult (from AIM to Zenon). As one listener described it, “come for the relatable humor and lighthearted topics, stay for the surprising levels of depth and thoughtfulness injected into them.”

Be There in Five Kate Kennedy

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 6.4K Ratings

Be There in Five is a pop culture and millennial zeitgeist-focused podcast by Kate Kennedy (entrepreneur, author, pop culture commentator). Long-form and solo hosted, Be There in Five explores different facets of popular culture in a comedic, thoughtful, and analytical way, covering entertainment, social media, bloggers/influencers, and celebrities, in addition to focusing on the humor found in reexamining the 90s/00s as an adult (from AIM to Zenon). As one listener described it, “come for the relatable humor and lighthearted topics, stay for the surprising levels of depth and thoughtfulness injected into them.”

    Butternut Squash Dupe (feat. Kelly)

    Butternut Squash Dupe (feat. Kelly)

    This week, Kate talks about Madi Prew & her husband’s purity culture-tastic video, then she feels the need to snorkel her issues with golf culture, talks about her affinity for “Dad Stuff,” then, she needs a pal to chat with so Kelly dials in, and they discuss taking on snow sports in your 30s, lift ticket couture, California culture, some more thoughts on Spare (e.g. lip gloss and Easter presents), school fundraisers with prizes like limo rides to a Pizza Hut (!!), the joy of a woman’s right to choose at a Panera with You Pick Two, among other things. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Sunday Snorkel

    Sunday Snorkel

    This week, Kate’s snorkeling (AKA mini deep dives) the week’s pressing pop culture topics, according to her IG Q&A box that keeps her in the know while she’s still slightly off the grid, like discussing the economics and backlash associated with the Tarte Dubai Influencer trip, the continued skyrocketing of Alix Earle (and else what’s on Kate’s FYP, like scar girl?). She talks about the rumors surrounding Miley Cyrus’ new song Flowers and the barrage of super-specific rumors that came out about her and Liam Hemsworth’s relationship out of nowhere. She also goes into a quick rant about Girl Scout cookies, talks TS Eras tour setlist chatter, followed by her formal compilation of every season, month, and aspect of creation that Taylor Swift has successfully co-opted  with lyrics, forever making people think an album is dropping when she or Taylor Nation are existing and/or run-of-the-mill tweeting, while we’re perennially promoting and speculating over nothing. The last hour, because everyone’s totally not burnt out of this topic by now, Kate shares her core takeaways she believes are in need of more airtime from Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, e.g. the EASTER PRESENTS of it all (???), the love story that reads as Lonestar’s “Amazed,” the whiplash in the descriptions of Kate, and the irritating times Harry forgoes details that are like, the only times she wanted more details. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    2023 and Me

    2023 and Me

    This week, Kate is solo (and has the plague!) as we kick off 2023 with a Katelilah episode where she answers listener voicemails and is thrilled to have someone to talk to in isolation. Topics include discussing the trend of having style “words,” personal style evolution, the Tiktok trend of dressing your mom, top internet sleuthing tips, Kate’s thoughts about internet detectives going too far, the evolution of celeb paparazzi shots, Taylor Swift being driven by accolades/success metrics and guessing her Enneagram, some thoughts on how vanity metrics drive people in general after we no longer have grades for institutional validation, she also talks about “nice guy” syndrome in response to a listener being treated transactionally on a date, among other things. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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    • 2 hr 3 min
    Harry & Meghan (with Carmen James)

    Harry & Meghan (with Carmen James)

    This week, Kate has Carmen James (@thegoodcarmablog) on the podcast to talk about the 6-part reality docu-series Harry & Meghan. Enjoy!

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    Laguna Diets (feat. Dieter Schmitz)

    Laguna Diets (feat. Dieter Schmitz)

    This week, Kate goes back to the beginning. Back to where (the earth, the stars, the sun all aligned, yes) but also back to the beginning of her fascination with southern California beach culture, thanks to 2004's groundbreaking reality show, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Due to Kristin & Stephen's podcast, the show is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance, and in case you’re adding this to your holiday binge watch schedule, Kate wanted to also revisit the days of side bangs, black and white party group hangs, promposals, and jean skirt/Ugg combos now that this footage is available at our disposal on Netflix. After reminiscing about some of her takeaways upon rewatching episodes, Kate interviews former cast member that was labeled as Stephen's (but more appropriately was America's) "wingman" Dieter Schmitz to talk about seasons 1 & 2. She asks burning questions, e.g. what is his current relationship with feta cheese? Who is he still friends with? When did he feel production went over the line? How does he feel about being a supporting character who was almost in every episode? Were people as hammered as they looked at Fight the Slide 2005? Among other things. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Mama slay at the lake (feat. Caroline Moss)

    Mama slay at the lake (feat. Caroline Moss)

    This week, Kate starts with a high level first impression of the Harry & Meghan documentary (she’ll cover in full once all eps come out), then she is joined by Caroline Moss (from Gee Thanks Just Bought It) to talk all the hottest trends in pop culture and gift guides. Instead, they get distracted and mostly talk about nothing current and hyper focus on the culture of hand towels and merch in lakefront towns and how the wordplay transcends any and all human reasoning, to the point where Kate laughed so hard she can’t breathe, but maybe that’s because she’s been wearing her new vest too much. They discuss things like people who sign Facebook walls on birthdays, school dance attire, people who catalog Lululemon tags, whataboutism at Christmastime, Kate attempts to pathologize our interest in Alix Earle on Tiktok, then they talk about the culture of Maxine greeting cards and curmudgeon nuns, Christmas gift pop up shops in public schools, the hottest outfits for grades 4-6, and the rest of the episode and gift guide piece will be up on Patreon.com/bethereinfive as a bonus when Kate gets back the audio she had to have professionally edited after shrieking into the mic. Enjoy and follow @geethanksjustboughtit for gift ideas!

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    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

Maligvts467 ,

Millennial Musings

I really love this pod and Kate’s takes on millennial memories. It’s the best balance of 2000s nostalgia, current pop culture, great interviews (and Taylor Swift). Every Sunday I put in my AirPods, clean my house and feel like I’m listening to a good friend talk to me that I don’t have to talk back to, while snorkeling through all of my favorite niche interests. Five starts, u rock don’t ever change. LYLAS

Cc Og ,

Love you Kate

1/22/23-loved the ep. Love you.

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Childless Millennial with Sky Daddy Issues

Deep diving and snorkeling through various millennial women concerns—pop culture, purity culture, and fertility issues. Love it!

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