31 episodes

So much pop culture. So many movies, TV shows, music and memes. In Vulture's flagship podcast Into It, host Sam Sanders will help you obsess…better. Every week, we’ll break down the pop culture we can’t stop thinking about, with friends from Vulture and the occasional celebrity. From the tiny, dumb scene on loop in our brains to the big, deep questions we have about what it all means… we’ll get into all of it - amazing, terrible or just insanely memorable. New episodes drop every Thursday. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders New York Magazine

    • TV & Film
    • 4.0 • 692 Ratings

So much pop culture. So many movies, TV shows, music and memes. In Vulture's flagship podcast Into It, host Sam Sanders will help you obsess…better. Every week, we’ll break down the pop culture we can’t stop thinking about, with friends from Vulture and the occasional celebrity. From the tiny, dumb scene on loop in our brains to the big, deep questions we have about what it all means… we’ll get into all of it - amazing, terrible or just insanely memorable. New episodes drop every Thursday. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    A History of Whammies at the Grammys (Plus: What's Lil Rel Howery Into?)

    A History of Whammies at the Grammys (Plus: What's Lil Rel Howery Into?)

    It's Grammys weekend and Sam is ready for disappointment! Sam is joined by Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding and Reanna Cruz to break down the Grammys' history of tone deafness when it comes to the night's biggest awards. Will Beyoncé lose Album of the Year again... or will the voting body finally give her her due?
    We also ask comedian and actor Lil Rel Howery if he is into the Andrea Riseborough Oscars campaign controversy. And we hear about the culture that's haunting us: The broom dog in the animated Alice in Wonderland is a Sisyphean metaphor for our modern times.
    Send us your culturegeist. What specific thing in the culture has haunted you for days, weeks, or even years? And why? Email us a short voice memo at intoit@vulture.com.
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    • 54 min
    What Happens When HBO Max Disappears Your Show (Plus: We Discuss Oscar Noms)

    What Happens When HBO Max Disappears Your Show (Plus: We Discuss Oscar Noms)

    HBO Max isn't just canceling shows; it's getting rid of them entirely. Claudia Forestieri experienced it firsthand with her series The Gordita Chronicles. Sam and Claudia chat about what it was like to become one of the dozens of creators whose shows no longer have a home — at least, below cruising altitude. And she explains how her cancellation factors into a wider industry trend of disappearing Latino programming.
    We also ask Variety senior entertainment writer Adam B. Vary if he is into this year's Oscar nominations, including a very surprising nod for Andrea Riseborough. And we hear about the culture that's haunting us: Do people in The Last of Us still eat mushrooms?
    Send us your culturegeist. What specific thing in the culture has haunted you for days, weeks, or even years? And why? Email us a short voice memo at intoit@vulture.com.
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    • 40 min
    Why Horror Will Never Die with 'M3GAN' Producer James Wan

    Why Horror Will Never Die with 'M3GAN' Producer James Wan

    What is it about the horror genre that makes it so successful at the box office? Sam chats with James Wan, creator of the Saw and The Conjuring universes — and most recently a producer on M3GAN — about the enduring appeal of getting scared in a roomful of strangers, the secret sauce of M3GAN, and who would win in a three-way fight: M3GAN, Chucky, or the doll from Poltergeist?
    We also ask writer and Keep It co-host Ira Madison III if he is into Madonna going on world tour. And we hear about the culture that's haunting us: Why does Carmelo Soprano call cold pasta "cold pahst"?
    Send us your culturegeist. What specific thing in the culture has haunted you for days, weeks, or even years? And why? Email us a short voice memo at intoit@vulture.com.
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    • 47 min
    Harry & 'M3GAN' (Plus: What's Taylor Garron Into?)

    Harry & 'M3GAN' (Plus: What's Taylor Garron Into?)

    What was the pettiest thing we learned in Prince Harry's new memoir Spare? The cringiest? The most unbelievable? And what space do Harry and Meghan Markle occupy in our culture now? Sam chats with Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito about the book and if the limit exists on rehashing H&M's drama with the Royal Family.
    We also ask comedian Taylor Garron if she is into the horror phenomenon of M3GAN. And we hear about the culture that's haunting us: We've overlooked the talent of Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, as evidenced by her performance of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" that far surpasses Madonna's.
    Send us your culturegeist. What specific thing in the culture has haunted you for days, weeks, or even years? And why? Email us a short voice memo at intoit@vulture.com.
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    • 46 min
    2023 is the Year of Hollywood in Recession

    2023 is the Year of Hollywood in Recession

    Hollywood companies that spent years pouring money into content to win the streaming wars are finally looking at their profitability. That’s meant layoffs, hiring freezes, and cost cutting that will continue this year. Yet Sam can’t help but feel Hollywood had it coming. He asks entertainment journalist Matt Beloni why the industry failed to absorb the lessons learned by other fields upended by technology.
    We also ask Vox senior correspondent Alex Abad-Santos and friend and screenwriter Sam Greisman if they are into the recent TikTok trend of telling family members their favorite celebrity has died. And we hear about the culture that's haunting us: I'm Michael Tomorrow, see you Barbaro.
    Send us your culturegeist. What specific thing in the culture has haunted you for days, weeks, or even years? And why? Email us a short voice memo at intoit@vulture.com.
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    • 47 min
    Are We Into or Not Into 2022?

    Are We Into or Not Into 2022?

    As the end of 2022 fast approaches, we play a supersized version of “Into It / Not Into It.” Our guests are comedians Jay Jurden and Zach Zimmerman, hosts of the bi-weekly comedy and variety show Pretty Major, presented by Vulture + Union Hall. Topics include: The Slap (not the Zachary Quinto miniseries), The New York Times’ purchase of Wordle, pink sauce and more. Sam concludes with the most pressing question of the year: Are they more into Bennifer 2.0, or Heidi Klum dressed as a worm?
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
692 Ratings

692 Ratings

Brooklynchick ,

Love Sam Sanders!

I love Sam Sanders, I love thé guests, and as an #old, I especially love being kept up on what the kids are talking about!

WWSHmMYCH ,

Very fun entertaining pop culture podcast

Totally worth a listen - easily digestible, host is smart and funny with great chemistry with his guests.

Minor request - please stop explaining the rules of Into It/Not Into It every time. Just talk. Also, I hate the explanation/repetition of the Culture-geist intro - it’s like nails on a chalkboard. (Sorry - otherwise it’s a perfect listen, really!)

FashionandFaith ,

Sam!

Where Sam goes, I go. ♥️

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