11 episodes

*** Named one of the best podcasts of 2023 by The New Yorker, Time, The Atlantic, Apple, Vogue, the CBC, and Lifehacker. ***
Classy is a collection of surprising stories, juicy and uncomfortable interviews, and engaging segments that explore the ways that class infiltrates our day-to-day lives. In the host seat is Jonathan Menjivar – a working-class Latino kid who started working in media and became someone who likes oysters, wears cashmere socks, and is very conflicted about all of it.

Classy with Jonathan Menjivar Pineapple Street Studios and Audacy

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

*** Named one of the best podcasts of 2023 by The New Yorker, Time, The Atlantic, Apple, Vogue, the CBC, and Lifehacker. ***
Classy is a collection of surprising stories, juicy and uncomfortable interviews, and engaging segments that explore the ways that class infiltrates our day-to-day lives. In the host seat is Jonathan Menjivar – a working-class Latino kid who started working in media and became someone who likes oysters, wears cashmere socks, and is very conflicted about all of it.

    Are Rich People Bad?

    Are Rich People Bad?

    Jonathan has some hangups about class. In the first episode of this series, he takes us from a nightclub outside LA to the halls of a fancy Manhattan prep school, and asks sociologist Rachel Sherman 'are rich people bad?'

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    • 47 min
    A Classy (and Uncomfortable) Laugh with Terry Gross

    A Classy (and Uncomfortable) Laugh with Terry Gross

    How do we change ourselves to fit in at work? Jonathan unpacks class divisions in the workplace with his former boss and public radio legend, Terry Gross.

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    • 35 min
    Hemmed In

    Hemmed In

    We can’t talk about class without talking about race. Through eye-opening conversations with two people of color in the fashion industry, Jonathan realizes some hard truths about the ways he’s adapted in order to blend in. And he reveals how one small, but bold act is helping him to reclaim his cultural identity.

    You can find more on Brenda Equihua’s clothing brand on her website https://equihua.us/
    You can stay up to date with Amechi Ugwu on Instagram @_amechi_

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    • 43 min
    Am I a Classhole?

    Am I a Classhole?

    No matter your class background, you’re bound to cross some lines and make mistakes. In this episode, Comedian Wyatt Cenac talks about where he went wrong and encourages us to be open about our financial fumbles. And advice columnist JP Brammer aka Hola Papi answers listener questions to find out who might be a Classhole. If you have a juicy question or story about class, leave us a message.
    The classy hotline is open: 844-992-5277.
    Read more of J.P. Brammer’s advice on his Hola Papi Substack. You can find more information about what Wyatt’s up to on his website. 

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    • 44 min
    Common Person

    Common Person

    What happens when your wildest dreams become a reality? This week Jonathan talks with one of his teenage heroes, Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp, about how fantasy drove his journey from working-class kid to famous pop star. And how he funneled all of his class frustration into the anthem “Common People.”
    Jarvis is currently on tour with Pulp, you can find more information at https://linktr.ee/welovepulp. His book is Good Pop, Bad Pop.

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    • 42 min
    Class and Combat

    Class and Combat

    On this episode, we’re looking into one of the biggest chasms between us in this country – who serves in the military and who doesn’t. Every year, the United States military has to convince thousands of young people to enlist. They want a group of recruits that looks like the country, across race, class, and geography. Jonathan heads to New Jersey with reporter and Army veteran Adam Linehan to see how that’s working out. 

    You can read more of Adam’s work at https://www.adamlinehan.com/. 

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Salix bb ,

Keep the show going!

Thank goodness somebody is having the conversation about class in America. I want this show to keep going and I’m sad it’s over. There’s so much in here that inspires connection and relationship over separation based on cultural class ideology.

spottedmootsie ,

Excellent!

There really does not seem to be any middle class anymore. The chasm between those struggling to get by (most of us) and the elite ultra rich, is downright cavernous and shameful. I really appreciate how you break things down here. Maybe more will see us ALL as human, which at the end of the day, we all are.

erhull2 ,

Wow wow wow

This show is so painfully relatable and so wonderful to listen to. 10/10 thanks for making it.

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