117 episodes

Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

Eating For Free Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson

    • News
    • 4.9 • 315 Ratings

Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    The Nepo Baby Wars (feat. Emily Alford)

    The Nepo Baby Wars (feat. Emily Alford)

    While the nepo baby panic rages on with no end in sight, everyone tip-toes around that rather obvious pile of class anxieties 🤔 So join us and special guest Emily Alford this week in search of an answer to the ancient question: What's up with rich and famous people?! Featuring cameous from our favorite friends and enemies, like Allison Williams, Lena Dunham, Anderson Cooper Vanderbilt, Edith Wharton, and so much more. 
    Links: 
    We’re Making Nepo-Baby Merch for Actual Babies, Jan. 18 2023 [The Strategist] All the Nepo Babies Who Are Melting Down Over That New York Mag Exposé [Daily Beast] Lottie Moss Tweets [Twitter] Eve Hewson, the daughter of U2 frontman Bono [Twitter] Jamie Lee Curtis [Instagram] O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of Ice Cube [Twitter] Lily Allen, daughter of Keith Allen: [Twitter] Hailey Bieber pap shot [Instagram] What Is a ‘Nepotism Baby’? [New York Times] Ben Stiller Asserts Hollywood Is Meritocratic, Rejects Claims Of Hollywood Nepotism In Twitter Debate With Black List Founder Franklin Leonard [Deadline] Billie Eilish brother Finneas Assures Critics That His Parents 'Knew No One In The Record Industry'  [MTV] Elizabeth Olsen said that she is 'very aware' of nepotism and its impact on her career [Grazia] 17 Nepotism Babies from Least to Most Popular Based on Instagram Followers [Gizmodo] Lily-Rose Depp Is An Idol Rising [Talks of nepotism in the article) [Elle] 'Nepo babies' in Hollywood: What do famous families say about industry equity? [USA Today] Nepo Babies know what you think of them. They have some thoughts. [The Washington Post] Stop Blaming Lena Dunham's Success On "Nepotism", Oct 4, 2012 [Buzzfeed] The Big Upside of Hollywood Nepotism, JUNE 26, 2013 [The Atlantic] Emma Roberts: Talk of Nepotism Is “So Ridiculous”, June 16, 2011 [Us Weekly] 'We have to work twice as hard': Robin Williams's actress daughter Zelda hits back at claims of nepotism in blog post, 7th March 2012  [Daily Mail] About:
    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.


    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to eatingforfreepodcast@gmail.com 
    Joan Summers: Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson: Twitter: @_matthewlawson

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Jen Shah's Worst Crime Was Making Andy Cohen Richer

    Jen Shah's Worst Crime Was Making Andy Cohen Richer

    Jen Shah has faced many accusations for many crimes. But what of the cast members and producers in her orbit, who've hung around her like carrion vultures desperate for every last scrap of rotted flesh? This week, we look into all the ways people like Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, and Andy Cohen have desperately clung to her rapidly ascending public profile, ensuring screentime and enriching the network they both work for. 
    Links: 
    Reality Show Cast Members Charged With Running Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scheme [Justice.gov] ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ star Jen Shah pleads guilty in wire fraud case [NBC] Chris Wallace Grills Andy Cohen On ‘The Real Housewives’ & Hoping ‘RHOSLC’ Star Jen Shah Got No Jail Time Despite Guilty Plea In Fraud Case [Deadline] Andy Cohen clarifies controversial Jen Shah ‘no jail time’ comment [Page Six] Andy Cohen Doesn’t Think Jen Shah Will Be Back for ‘RHOSLC’ Season 4: ‘Talk to the Judge’ [Us Weekly] Sentencing [Inner City Press] RHOSLC’s Jen Shah Reacts to Suspicions She Gave Heather Gay a Black Eye as She Slams Made for TV Narrative [Reality Blurb] Andy Cohen Addresses Jen Shah’s Sentencing [Youtube] Jen Shah Rejects Bravo’s Invite To ‘The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City’ Reunion Ahead Of Fraud Case Sentencing [Deadline] Heather Gay, Meredith Marks React to Claims Jen Shah Crashed BravoCon, Discuss Lisa Barlow’s Emotions Over Plea [Us Weekly] ‘RHOSLC’ star Heather Gay knew Jen Shah’s business was ‘unsavory’ [Page Six] 'RHOSLC's' Heather Gay Finally Admits to Thinking Jen Shah Is Guilty: 'I Am Overwhelmed with Grief' [People] Leaked messages about Coach [Twitter] About:
    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.


    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to eatingforfreepodcast@gmail.com 
    Joan Summers: Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson: Twitter: @_matthewlawson

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Avatar 2: The Way of Making the Worst Movie Ever Made (Part Two)

    Avatar 2: The Way of Making the Worst Movie Ever Made (Part Two)

    In the final episode of our series on James Cameron's latest aesthetic monstrosity, Avatar 2, we talk about the impact on the film industry of shooting four "billion dollar movie sequels" at once, the terrifying prospects of Weta's 3D technologies, and more!
    Links: 
    James Cameron Praises ‘Avatar 2’ Nearing $2 Billion: ‘Enough With Streaming Already! I’m Tired of Sitting on My A–’ [Variety] Will ‘Avatar’ Sequels Get Less Expensive as the Franchise Continues? [Variety] ‘Avatar 2’ soars past ‘Top Gun’ with $1.5 billion to become highest-grossing film of 2022, and it’s already the 10th biggest movie ever [CNBC] Avatar 2 took forever because James Cameron had to make sure Avatar 4 was ready to shoot [Polygon] Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, & Jon Landau Talk 'Avatar: The Way of Water,' IMAX, 3D, and Future Sequels [Collider] Edie Falco Shot ‘Avatar 2’ So Long Ago That She Thought It Had Already Been Released and “Didn’t Do Very Well” [THR] Sigourney Weaver, 73, talks teen character in 'Avatar 2': Older actors are 'extraordinary' [USA Today] James Cameron’s old comments prompt Native American boycott of new ‘Avatar’ sequel [LA Times] About:
    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.


    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to eatingforfreepodcast@gmail.com 
    Joan Summers: Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson: Twitter: @_matthewlawson

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Avatar: The Way of Making the Worst Movie Ever Made (Part One)

    Avatar: The Way of Making the Worst Movie Ever Made (Part One)

    James Cameron's Avatar series promises to haunt us for another decade, after disappearing into the jungles of Pandora since 2009. In our first series of the year, we look at the making of James Cameron's $2 billion sex dream phantasmagoria nightmare horror fest featuring suburban heterosexual Americans cosplaying as blue people!
    Links:
     
    'Avatar 2' Needs $2 Billion to Turn a Profit. James Cameron Says [Variety] ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Rules Over New Year’s, Global Gross Hits $1.38 Billion [Variety] ‘Minds Will Be Blown’: James Cameron Tells Robert Rodriguez Why ‘Avatar 2’ Is ‘Dangerous’ and the Key Advice Guillermo Del Toro Gave Him [Variety] James Cameron opens up about his long-awaited (and awaited) Avatar sequel [EW] Avatar 2 took forever because James Cameron had to make sure Avatar 4 was ready to shoot [Polygon] Avatar 3 Will Feature A Villainous Na'vi Fire Nation Called The 'Ash People' [20 Minutes] James Cameron Reveals the Low Point of the 13-Year Journey to Finish ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ [Collider] Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, & Jon Landau Talk 'Avatar: The Way of Water,' IMAX, 3D, and Future Sequels [Collider] Edie Falco Shot ‘Avatar 2’ So Long Ago That She Thought It Had Already Been Released and “Didn’t Do Very Well” [THR] Sigourney Weaver, 73, talks teen character in 'Avatar 2': Older actors are 'extraordinary' [USA Today] James Cameron’s old comments prompt Native American boycott of new ‘Avatar’ sequel [LA Times] About:
    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.


    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to eatingforfreepodcast@gmail.com 
    Joan Summers: Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson: Twitter: @_matthewlawson

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Harry Styles Wore The Try Guys' Balenciaga NFT To Lea Michele's 'Mr. Beast' Broadway Performance

    Harry Styles Wore The Try Guys' Balenciaga NFT To Lea Michele's 'Mr. Beast' Broadway Performance

    2022 was a monumentally horrible, terrible, no good, evil, despicable, heinous, apocalyptic year in pop culture history. Everything happening everywhere all at once all the time!
    Links:
    Jimmy Fallon, Justin Bieber, Serena Williams, and her Reddit cofounder husband among the celebs being sued over Bored Ape NFT promotions [Fortune] MrBeast is inspiration of soon-to-open Airbnb [Reflector] MrBeast Scores Hans Zimmer to Soundtrack Latest YouTube Video [THR] Chip and Joanna Gaines Sued by Literary Agent for Breach of Contract [WSJ] Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde Are 'Taking a Break' After Nearly 2 Years Together: Sources [People] Olivia Wilde Is Getting Backlash After People Actually Watched “Don’t Worry Darling” And Learned The Truth About Those “Female Pleasure” Sex Scenes [Buzzfeed News] Olivia Wilde 'Still Pretty Hurt' Over Harry Styles Split -- But He 'Isn't Too Broken Up' About It, Source Says [ET] How Harry Styles became an even bigger star – and the one we needed the most – in 2022 - Music, empathy, live shows, acting – it all added up to a banner year when our world felt unaccepting [Salon] The Try Guys Are Ready to Put Scandal Behind Them With Live Fan Event (Exclusive) [THR] People Think The Try Guys Editors Deserve A Raise After Expertly Removing Ned Fulmer From Their Pre-Recorded Videos [Buzzfeed News] Lea Michele might be latest ‘it’ girl to get controversial cosmetic surgery [NYP] Lea Michele and Darren Criss Break Out Their Christmas Hits on "Carpool Karaoke" [PopSugar] ‘Funny Girl’ With Lea Michele Breaks a Broadway Box Office Record [Variety] Jimmy Fallon, Justin Bieber, Serena Williams, and her Reddit cofounder husband among the celebs being sued over Bored Ape NFT promotions [Fortune] About:
    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.


    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to eatingforfreepodcast@gmail.com 
    Joan Summers: Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson: Twitter: @_matthewlawson

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Candace Cameron Bure's War On Gay Christmas (Part Two)

    Candace Cameron Bure's War On Gay Christmas (Part Two)

    Once upon a time, a Hallmark CEO scandalously quit his job after pulling a wedding ad for a gay couple. Now he's back (alongside Candace Cameron Bure) with a mission to save America...one Lori Loughlin Christian Christmas movie at a time! Over the last two weeks, we dove deep into Great American Family, former Hallmark CEO's new Christian family network that streams almost exclusively Christmas movies!
    Link:
    Hallmark Exec Bill Abbott Out [Hollywood Reporter] [Jan 22, 2020] Preview: Great American Family CEO Wants Post-Jail Lori Loughlin to Be a Face of the Network: ‘She’s America’s Sweetheart’ [Variety] Bill Abbott Renames GAC Family as Great American Family [Next TV] July 19, 2022 BILL ABBOTT WANTS GAC FAMILY TO BE A PLACE SAFE FROM ‘DARK SITUATIONS, VIOLENCE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS’ [Movie Guide] Hallmark vs. Great American Family: Who’s Winning the Holiday Movie War? [Decider] About:
    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.


    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to eatingforfreepodcast@gmail.com 
    Joan Summers: Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson: Twitter: @_matthewlawson

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 Ratings

dairygirl69 ,

Obsessed

Amazing show, always cracks me up ty girlies!

gfizzle ,

this is it

this is the only podcast that matters

gamegamegamerzzzzzz ,

THE accompaniment to living through apocalypse

Do you want to be able to decipher blind items and cure queer loneliness? This podcast is that girl.

Top Podcasts In News

The New York Times
NPR
The Daily Wire
Serial Productions & The New York Times
Cumulus Podcast Network | Dan Bongino
SiriusXM

You Might Also Like

Theda Hammel, Macy Rodman
Who? Weekly
Big Money Players Network and iHeartPodcasts
iHeartPodcasts
Big Money Players Network and iHeartPodcasts
Crooked Media