46 episodes

If you've ever wanted to be more cultured, but you're pressed for time, then you've come to the right place. Join co-hosts Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera, two queer millennials with ADHD, as they review all the books, movies, and musicians that you've been meaning to get to but haven't made time for yet. And until now, neither have they! Let's all become more sophisticated together, shall we?
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I'm A Sophisticate and So Can You‪!‬ Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 17 Ratings

If you've ever wanted to be more cultured, but you're pressed for time, then you've come to the right place. Join co-hosts Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera, two queer millennials with ADHD, as they review all the books, movies, and musicians that you've been meaning to get to but haven't made time for yet. And until now, neither have they! Let's all become more sophisticated together, shall we?
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    Mommie Dearest - Christina! Bring Me the Axe!

    Mommie Dearest - Christina! Bring Me the Axe!

    Did you miss us? We're back just in time to completely miss spooky season with our first dip into the well of media that is in the canon not because it's good, but because it's really, really bad. And we're starting with the "mother" of them all: Mommie Dearest! See Faye Dunaway screaming at her daughter while slathered in cold cream! Or Faye Dunaway chopping down a tree while slathered in cold cream! Or abusing her maid while--listen, I don't know why, but Faye Dunaway spends a lot of this movie covered in cold cream. It's certainly a movie, and we certainly watched it, and now we have opinions!
    This episode contains strong language, as well as discussions of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse.
    Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera
    Theme music by Dana Wilentz.
    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.
    Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram (soon), and TikTok (soon) at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter.

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    • 55 min
    IASASCY Rewind: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    IASASCY Rewind: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    We've been taking a little bit of a break here at I'm A Sophisticate and So Can You, but in honor of Banned Books Week, we wanted to rewind time to our first book episode, in which we discussed one of the most frequently challenged and banned books in the United States: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou.
    This episode contains explicit language, as well as discussions of sexual violence.
    Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera
    Theme music by Dana Wilentz.
    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.
    Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram (soon), and TikTok (soon) at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter.

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    • 38 min
    Barbie - Now I Am Become Ken, Destroyer of Worlds

    Barbie - Now I Am Become Ken, Destroyer of Worlds

    Hi, Barbie! It's Barbenheimer, and we're here celebrating the first billion-dollar female-directed blockbuster: Barbie! Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie continue their streak of creating excellent entertainment while also challenging the Kendom that is our current hellscape reality. We discuss the exquisite needle drops, the brilliant acting, paddle hands, and the fact that, at the end of the day, we're both just Weird Barbie.
    This episode contains explicit language.
    Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera
    Theme music by Dana Wilentz.
    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.
    Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram (soon), and TikTok (soon) at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Arie doesn't want to be found or perceived, so don't ask.

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    • 55 min
    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (ft. Arie Levine) - Post-It Notes and Scoliosis

    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (ft. Arie Levine) - Post-It Notes and Scoliosis

    On this, our fortieth episode, we bring back our first returning guest, friend of the pod (and Anthony's wife) Arie Levine, to discuss one of the most unabashedly bizarre movies of the 1990s: The Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino comedy "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion." It's the story of two women being ashamed that they're living lives that any millennial would kill for! But also high school bullying trauma? With a dream ballet? We don't know, y'all; a lot happens in this Loose Ninety.
    This episode contains explicit language.
    Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera
    Theme music by Dana Wilentz.
    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.
    Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram (soon), and TikTok (soon) at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Arie doesn't want to be found or perceived, so don't ask.

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    • 1 hr
    Vanderpump Rules, Season 10 - It's a Scandoval, It's an Outrage!

    Vanderpump Rules, Season 10 - It's a Scandoval, It's an Outrage!

    We took a couple of weeks off, but we've come roaring back with a breakdown of one of the wildest, darkest, and most compelling seasons of television (not just reality television) that we've seen in a long time: Season 10 of "Vanderpump Rules"! You know we're here to talk all about the Scandoval of it all. Or as Anthony calls it, Mad Madix: Fury Road. Or as they also call it, Mister Ariana and the Bambi-Eyed B*tch. If you've watched the season, we're going to give you a deep-dish discussion with our thoughts and feelings and MANY opinions. If you haven't watched the season, or even watched the show at all, we're going to give you the full breakdown of why you NEED to watch this fifteen-hour real-life Shakespearean tragedy. It is brilliant. It is chilling. It is unhinged. It's Bravo time, baby!
    This episode contains explicit language and discussions of adultery and emotionally manipulative behavior.
    Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera
    Theme music by Dana Wilentz.
    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.
    Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram (soon), and TikTok (soon) at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Gremlins & the Goonies - Screaming Children and Wet Puppets

    Gremlins & the Goonies - Screaming Children and Wet Puppets

    After our lengthy deep dive into Dolly Parton, we decided to give ourselves a well-deserved break by watching *checks notes* the two loudest movies on the face of the Earth, both of which--spoiler alert--were written by Chris Columbus, the director of Home Alone, which was good, and the first two "Harry Potter" movies, which were...less so. First up, we have the unexpected Christmas family/black comedy/horror/wet puppet romp Gremlins. Then, we watch the most star-studded cast of '80s tweens scream over each other while searching for pirate treasure in The Goonies!
    This episode contains explicit language, as well as discussions of violence, including the death of Santa Claus.
    Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony Pinggera
    Theme music by Dana Wilentz.
    If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.
    Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram (soon), and TikTok (soon) at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter.

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Goosey girl ,

Enjoyable, educational, and friendly listen

I have been binging I’m a Sophisticate and truly enjoying it! The hosts have great rapport and treat Taylor Swift, The Sex Pistols, and Velvet Underground with the same respect. They are great at describing the general feeling a particular musician or movie imparts, and that can be so hard to convey. They’ve made me interested in music, movies, and books I would not have sought out otherwise.

Jay73227 ,

Great podcast!

Interesting conversations, well executed, and fun! Highly recommended!

Pop Etymology ,

Smart funny onboarding

Wonderful nonthreatening introduction to cultural works of value. Good way to broaden one’s horizons and get into something new when youre in a rut.

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