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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 • 6.1K 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.”

    Kate-lilah #12 (Answering Listener Voicemails)

    Kate-lilah #12 (Answering Listener Voicemails)

    Katelilah is a quarterly tribute to radio icon Delilah where Kate answers listener voicemails spanning a variety of topics. This week, Kate tackles:
    
How do I deal with a passive-aggressive mother-in-law?
    FMK: mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar
    What about the US/American psyche makes MLMs thrive here relative to other countries?
    What TS adjacent music is perfect for walking down the aisle? (Links below)
    What is Kate’s marriage advice for a newlywed couple?
    What are the cliche phrases Kate can’t stand?
    How does she feel about “we live on a floating rock” whataboutisms?
    How does Kate feel about how people police women’s speech in the name of feminism?
    How to impress new significant other’s parents upon first trip home?
    What do you bring buy make do say?
    A segue leading to mall modeling culture
    And more!

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    TS links:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pMYJEPsZrU

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Not So Vague Marketing Job (with Charlene Polite Corley)

    Not So Vague Marketing Job (with Charlene Polite Corley)

    This week, Kate is joined by an old friend and former colleague Charlene Polite Corley (who is now more importantly VP of Diverse Insights & Partnerships at Nielsen) to talk about a variety of topics in the realm of marketing careers, market research data, and the importance of representation in media. They talk through their early days in the big city, discuss data quality in a splintered media landscape, bounce around through topics like media literacy and data privacy, and eventually walk through Charlene's specific role in providing insights that help inform and hold the media industry accountable for their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Charlene shares the importance of developing research that focuses on the needs and values of historically excluded groups and they talk through how data can be responsibly used to improve the quantity and quality of content that tells the stories of diverse communities in both advertising and entertainment. Enjoy!

    Works Cited:
    https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2021/being-seen-on-screen/
    https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2020/a-cultural-turning-point-breaking-our-silence-on-racial-injustice/
    https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2021/understanding-the-importance-of-tv-among-black-families/

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    John Three SixTeenage Dream

    John Three SixTeenage Dream

    This episode is for lovers of 2021’s episode “Pussycat Dull,” when Kate read listener stories about nostalgic and embarrassing attempts to make romantic interests jealous in our youth. This week, Kate similarly crowdsourced stories about doing this in a religious context, asking listeners for their funny stories about weird things they did in the name of love who were part of youth groups, retreats, camps, and/or trips that hyperfocused on young women finding and/or praying for their future husband at the ripe age of 15. From strategic pew alignment to get some “peace be with you” sugar, to tales of a rendezvous behind the ropes course, these stories certainly do not disappoint. To quote Jock Jams, lllllllet’s get ready to stumble! Enjoy.

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    • 2 hr 30 min
    Forever '21.

    Forever '21.

    Musings about DCOMs, recent events, wearing your metaphorical seatbelt, the mystery of literal seatbelt purses, Kate's educational plastic surgery consultation gone awry, things that haven't changed all that much from when she was 21 and now in 2021, a lot of random interjected thoughts about famed scripture-forward bags of Forever 21, and some closing thoughts for the year that are less of a bid for better days, and more of a plea to be better to yourself in 2022. She apologizes if this episode isn't holly jolly enough; listen at your own risk. Love you happiest holidays!



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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Why Buy The Cowl? (with Caroline Moss)

    Why Buy The Cowl? (with Caroline Moss)

    This week, Kate is joined by podcaster, writer, producer (and fellow influencer culture enthusiast) Caroline Moss (from Gee Thanks, Just Bought It) to discuss literally everything and nothing about conspicuous consumption. They do a lighthearted snorkel through many topics, such as 2010s fashions, the Dyson airwrap, the elusive cowl neck, going out tops, Michael Kors watches, bloggers pretending they shop at Wal-Mart, DSLR phases, early Bachelor influencers, sponcon pet peeves, and what they think wear now that they’ll laugh at later. They also reminisce about the utter chaos of NYC’s “Fashion’s Night Out,” where thirsty pashmina-wearing transplants from the suburbs (like Kate & Caroline) went celeb spotting for the sake of the *economy* in the BIG APPLE. Eventually, they review (and lightly roast) some men’s gift guides and 2011 women’s gift guides that remind them of simpler (and more lacquered) times, which delightfully sends them on a detour through some charming copy from a favorite alliterative blog of yesteryear. Lastly, they quickly discuss some products influencers promote that are not overrated, according to Caroline. Enjoy!

    Works Cited: https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/remembering-fashions-night-out-2009-10-years-later.html
    Gee Thanks, Just Bought It on instagram @geethanksjustboughtit
    Find more gift guide recs at geethanksjustboughtit.com
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    • 2 hr 30 min
    Garden State of the Union

    Garden State of the Union

    This week, Kate does a classic stream of consciousness style episode, exploring a variety of topics, from existential mopiness c/o the Garden State soundtrack to contemplating the concept of where “home” is as an adult, in addition to lighter fare such as her investment in two Tiktok stars’ relationship and an alarming parasocial relationship with her fav twins, Scout & Violet. She also discusses the Sex & The City reboot “And Just Like That,” as well as Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, the Dyson Airwrap, advent calendar Tok, and some personal thoughts about entering into the next phase of potential child-rearing. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

georgiemorley ,

Kate is a next level podcaster ✨

Kate is unequivocally an incredible podcaster. It’s a rare human who’s able to weave together a 2 hour solo conversation with banter, niche millennial childhood references, impeccable wordplay and willingness to dive deep. All the while, you feel like you’re just on the other side of the room nodding along. So grateful I found this show and it’s one I reference with my friends all the time.

loveandlight333 ,

Fantastic

Such a great deep dive on interesting topics. This takes real talent! Brava!

mwg1507 ,

Like chatting with a great, long-winded friend

Don’t have time to go down every random internet rabbit hole? Kate will do it for you! My go-to podcast for car rides and the hour I can escape from my kids during nap time each day. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. Typically both within 30 seconds. Kate captures so eloquently and hilariously the things we are all thinking. Her throw back topics are like reliving my own childhood. Hit the subscribe button - you won’t regret it

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