103 episodes

Join host Sam Sanders as he guides you through the biggest pop culture stories, trends, and ideas we can’t stop thinking about. With help from Vulture friends and the occasional celebrity, Into It is answering all of the important questions. What summer blockbusters are worth your time? Do we really know Taylor Swift? What does the future of TV look like? New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 2.2K Ratings

Join host Sam Sanders as he guides you through the biggest pop culture stories, trends, and ideas we can’t stop thinking about. With help from Vulture friends and the occasional celebrity, Into It is answering all of the important questions. What summer blockbusters are worth your time? Do we really know Taylor Swift? What does the future of TV look like? New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    We Will Never Recover From What Justin Did to Britney or: the End of 'Into It'

    We Will Never Recover From What Justin Did to Britney or: the End of 'Into It'

    In our final game of "Into It/Not Into It," comedians Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman, hosts of the Couples Therapy podcast, put their marriage on the line... for the sake of culture. Sam asks if they're into Michelle Williams' narration of the Britney Spears memoir The Woman in Me (thus completing our Holy Trinity run of Britney-themed episodes), strike-approved Halloween costumes, and a new study that shows Gen Z wants to see less sex on screen.
    We also hear about the culture that's haunting us. And Sam says goodbye.
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    • 36 min
    Britney Was Always Trying to Tell Us Who She Was

    Britney Was Always Trying to Tell Us Who She Was

    Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me is out today. But we're taking this moment instead to revisit the songs we never stopped listening to — and what she was trying to tell us all along, through the music. Sam talks with writer and critic Maura Johnston about what Britney gave to her body of work, and how her voice and sound — augmented, auto-tuned, yet authentic — ushered in a new era of pop music and pop stardom.
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    • 34 min
    What Britney Reveals, and What George Clooney Wants Resolved

    What Britney Reveals, and What George Clooney Wants Resolved

    Britney Spears’ memoir comes out next week, but details are already emerging. From snake-handling to Justin Timberlake (redundant?), Sam is processing it all with Into It’s BFF, comic and writer Jay Jurden. Speaking of problems, the actors still have one: their strike keeps going, and now George Clooney and Tyler Perry are putting on pressure to resolve it. Plus, are we Into or Not Into Netflix’s brick-and-mortar ambitions? And at the very end, Sam has some important news to share.
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    • 29 min
    It’s Not Just Scorsese. Why Are Movies So Long?

    It’s Not Just Scorsese. Why Are Movies So Long?

    Long movies have often been associated with prestige, so it makes sense that Killers of the Flower Moon is three hours and 26 minutes. But Avengers: End Game clocking in at more than three hours? Come on. Vanity Fair’s Natalie Jarvey and Sam talk through all the factors skewing movies longer, from bidding wars between streamers that give directors more power and control, to IP franchises demonstrating that audiences will tolerate longer movies.
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    • 28 min
    Jada & Will Deserve an Oscar for Their Marriage Performance

    Jada & Will Deserve an Oscar for Their Marriage Performance

    News came out this week that Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have actually been separated since 2016... and we have so many questions. Did Will ruin his career for a roommate? What was the Red Table Talk for? Who is this family's live-in producer? Traci Thomas, host of The Stacks podcast, and Chelsea Devantez, writer, comedian, and host of Glamorous Trash, help break down the week in culture with Sam. We also ask if they're into a possible reboot of Seinfeld and dissect what is going on with Drake.
    Send us your culturegeist. Is there something in the culture that's been haunting you? Tell us about it. Record a short voice memo and send it to intoit@vulture.com.
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    • 32 min
    Why Are Celebrities So Bad at PR?

    Why Are Celebrities So Bad at PR?

    Whether you’ve filmed your awkward apology video from the comfort of your own kitchen or a corner of your palatial backyard, you can bet Molly McPherson, aka “PR Lady,” will be analyzing it on TikTok. She brings her PR industry bona fides to the world of celebrity scandals, and there’s been a lot for her to talk about lately. She and Sam discuss Lizzo’s response to allegations she mistreated her dancers, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’s character letter about Danny Masterson, Drew Barrymore’s potential crossing a picket line, and the muddled messaging around Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's divorce.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

queuea ,

Loved it! So sad about cancelation

Great podcast blending news and pop culture topics. Bummed they cancelled it but thankful Sam has another podcast to fill the void.

ChelseaRoseA ,

Devastated this show was cancelled

Sam is such a thoughtful journalist as well as entertaining. This was the highlight of my week. Sad this queer voice will no longer have his own show.

airplainchild ,

The one podcast that got me through the week

Please bring this back!
(Side note, Sam’s 2023 was my 2022: lost my job in May, lost my mom in July, fiancé dumped me at that time.)

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