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.”
On Our Best Behavior (with Elise Loehnen)
This week, Kate is joined by author, host of Pulling the Thread, and former Chief Content Officer at Goop, Elise Loehnen, to discuss her NYT bestselling book, On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good. Enjoy!
Dolls of Our Lives
This week, Kate is joined by Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney, self-identified Mollys and hosts of the Dolls of our Lives Podcast (FKA American Girls), to talk about their newly released book, Dolls of our Lives. They discuss the origin story of American Girl dolls and why they were vital to so many of our girlhoods, Pleasant Rowland’s brand of feminism, their tie to Colonial Williamsburg, reexamining historical plot lines, hot takes about Uncle Gard, and so much more AG lore, e.g., the doll hospital, catalog culture, best/worst fashions and furniture, and niche drama in Aurora, NY. Randomly, there are plenty of Saved by the Bell tangents, too. Enjoy!
BravoContent (with Ryan Bailey)
This week, Kate is joined by Ryan Bailey (from So Bad It’s Good with Ryan Bailey) to talk all things Bravo and current pop culture. They discuss his experience at BravoCon, Bethenny’s “reality reckoning,” old-school MTV shows, RHOSLC, RHOBH, Southern Charm, and so much more. Enjoy!
This week, Kate starts by raging about people who say watching TV is a waste of time and/or is the lowest form of intimacy one can achieve with their partner. After pontificating about why TV matters, Kate then discusses how heartwarming it was seeing footage of Friends revived online this week following the tragic news of Matthew Perry’s passing and enlists her sister Kelly to join her in talking about a variety of topics and moo points surrounding the iconic TV show, e.g., how shows like Friends can serve as our friends in trying times, what did and didn’t age well, favorite characters, seasons, bits, episodes, paper, snow, a ghost, among other topics. Enjoy!
The Whole 1989 Yards
This week, in preparation for the release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Kate deep dives the making of 1989. Since Kate wasn’t podcasting in 2014, she never got to do a proper review of one of her favorite TS albums, so she’s taking this opportunity to talk through the timeline of how/when it was written, her favorite songs/lyrics, and revisiting some of the voice notes and live performances. Unsurprisingly, she ends up mostly talking too much about Out of the Woods and New Romantics, but hopefully, when she goes crashing down, she comes back every time. Review of the vault tracks will be on patreon.com/bethereinfive once they come out. Enjoy!
Intro music by tim_music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt1NBVJKmjI
Snow Cream (with Danny Pellegrino)
This week, Kate welcomes back listener favorite Danny Pellegrino (host of Everything Iconic) to talk about holiday magic in honor of his latest book (out October 24th) called The Jolliest Bunch: Unhinged Holiday Stories. They talk through all sorts of October-December related topics, like favorite seasonal music, movies, and family memories, along with shocking revelations from his book, like the hottest place to rent chairs in greater metro Cleveland, a new way to frame the Twelve Days of Christmas, and some hot takes about the 1995 Devon Sawa classic, Casper (among other things). Enjoy!
My favorite podcast
So witty and uplifting. She speaks so intelligently about a wide range of topics, somehow that all really interest me. I love that she does not over specialize into a niche subject, but covers a wide range of topics while maintaining depth.
Come for the puns and deep dives, stay for the validation of women’s interests
I love love love this podcast. Kate is quick-witted and thoughtful; fun, charismatic and genuine. This podcast puts into words the importance of women’s interests and has helped me not gaslight myself into thinking my interests are frivolous. The long-form-on-purpose format is perfect for this show. I could listen to Kate for hours - and have!
Our quick-witted, unproblematic, millennial queen
Thank you Kate for keeping us company, making us laugh, and reminiscing on so many topics that we hold dear!!! You’re simply the bethst.