Join Shannon McNamara as she discusses celebrity blind items and pop culture theories. Deep dives include popular and obscure theories, individual celebrities, hot takes and more!
Episode 19: Sex trafficking in Hollywood and social media
Trigger warning! In this episode, I'm joined by Haley McNamara, the Vice President of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation - NCOSE (https://endsexualexploitation.org/) and my wonderful sister-in-law. I ask her for a professional lens on the Jeffrey Epstein situation, why so many women help men traffick, and much more. We also touch on celebrity sex cults (NXIVM), how social media apps like TikTok, Instagram and Twitter don't look out for child safety, and we cover the conspiracy of viral TikTok trafficking stories (a la being tracked through Airtags and the Wayfair theory). Stick around at the end for trending celebrity topics, and a few blind item stories as well. Find Haley at @hi.haleymcnamara on Twitter and @HaleyMcNamara on TikTok.
Episode 18: Enty and his CrazyDaysAndNights
Today we speak with the king of blind items, the master of celebrity lore, and the founder of CrazyDaysAndNights. Enty joins us today for over an hour of the best content I’ve ever heard in my life. We talk about how his blind item life came to be, how he created this network of celebrity tea, the psychology of blind items and how dark they can get (and why we as humans accept some blind items but refuse others) and much, much more. Also, of course, I can’t let the episode end without asking him what his thoughts are on Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss. Enjoy today’s episode - the peak of FluentlyForward!
Episode 17: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez (oh, and Hailey's here too)
Today we dive into the fascinating world of Jelena! What was the relationship between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez like (according to the blinds) and how does Hailey fit into all of this? My best friend Bridget joins me as we discuss the draw of their past relationship, our opinions on who Justin is as a person, and what the current state of this love triangle is.
Episode 16: Influencer and social media blind items
Join myself and Molly McAleer from “Trend Lightly” podcast as we dive into blind items and rumors on social media influencers. Yes, that’s right, blind items exist on these folks! We cover David Dobrik and his Vlog Squad members, the infamous Paul Brothers - Logan Paul and Jake Paul - as well as rounding things out with our hatred of Mike Majlak and our thoughts on Trisha Paytas. Also stayed tuned for the last minute of the episode that features a very special announcement!
Episode 15: Pop culture conspiracy theories
Today I’m joined by @skinfluencebymsk to talk about a vast range of pop culture conspiracy theories. Khloe Kardashian’s father, celebrities contracting Lyme disease, Mark Zuckerberg being a reptile, Armie Hammer’s cannibalism, the curse of the Glee cast…you name it, we talk about it excitedly in hushed tones haha. Head to @fluentlyforward on Instagram for a time-stamp reference of the episode, and enjoy!
Episode 14: The astrology of celebrities and their birth charts
Today I join @stfusherry from TikTok for a deep dive into the birth charts of celebrities (and, of course, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell) and the general world of spirituality and how it relates to celebrities. I also have a pretty length intro in today's podcast, on topics like the Chris Noth allegations and the rumors of Taylor Swift vs. Olivia Rodrigo beef. Head over to the @fluentlyforward Instagram for a break-down of time stamps associated with topics for today's podcast!
I love this podcast! I had never heard of blind items and now I am obsessed! The gossip, the conspiracy theories, Shannon’s voice—love it all👏🏻
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A star is born
Waking up and the universe giving Shannon a mic was as great step forward for society. This podcast puts a spin on pop culture by taking the bullhorn to rumors roaring in Hollywood. It’s an injection of girl talk and the pop culture gut feels we all have about celeb culture. I can’t wait for the next episode every week. Love it all! Can’t wait for many years to come 💓🙌💝