17 episodes

Where were you when Miley Cyrus couldn't stop twerking? Or when Prince Harry's privates were leaked in Vegas? Chances are you might remember one of these events but not the other. Enter Lowbrow: your cheat sheet to the biggest pop culture moments. Each week hosts Holly Wainwright and Emily Vernem will take turns breaking down the pop culture moments that showed us something about the world, from the perspective of two women 25 years apart. One story, two generations, so much WTF.

Lowbrow Mamamia Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Where were you when Miley Cyrus couldn't stop twerking? Or when Prince Harry's privates were leaked in Vegas? Chances are you might remember one of these events but not the other. Enter Lowbrow: your cheat sheet to the biggest pop culture moments. Each week hosts Holly Wainwright and Emily Vernem will take turns breaking down the pop culture moments that showed us something about the world, from the perspective of two women 25 years apart. One story, two generations, so much WTF.

    Pete Davidson And The Rise Of The Pixie Boyfriend

    Pete Davidson And The Rise Of The Pixie Boyfriend

    Welcome to Lowbrow! Your cheat-sheet to big pop-culture moments from the perspective of two women 25 years apart.

    You may have heard of the manic pixie dream girl, but she is so 2000s. Now everyone wants a manic pixie dream boyfriend. Wondering what that is? On this episode of Lowbrow, Em explains to Holly what a "Pixie Boyfriend" is and why every It Girl in Hollywood is getting one.

    Plus, she points out some of the most famous pixie boyfriends, including the 'head pixie', Pete Davidson, and includes a check list so you know if you're dating one yourself.

    One story, two generations, so much WTF.

    THE END BITS

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    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Hosts: Emily Vernem and Holly Wainwright

    Executive Producers: Tia Ucich and Lize Ratliff

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

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    • 22 min
    That Time Tom Cruise (May Have) Auditioned For A Wife

    That Time Tom Cruise (May Have) Auditioned For A Wife

    Welcome to Lowbrow! Your cheat-sheet to big pop-culture moments from the perspective of two women 25 years apart.

    He's one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but when Tom Cruise jumped up on Oprah's couch to scream about how much he loved his girlfriend Katie Holmes, the world had...questions.

    This week, Holly explains to Em how 'TomKat' met, the Mission Impossible style way Katie divorced Tom, and exactly why she was obsessed with Suri Cruise.

    One story, two generations, so much WTF.

    THE END BITS

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    CONTACT US

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Hosts: Emily Vernem and Holly Wainwright

    Executive Producers: Tia Ucich and Lize Ratliff

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    The Celebrity Teen Pregnancy That Crushed A Dream

    The Celebrity Teen Pregnancy That Crushed A Dream

    Welcome to Lowbrow! Your cheat-sheet to big pop-culture moments from the perspective of two women 25 years apart.

    When you hear the last name 'Spears', who do you think of? For most people, it's a certain pop star, but for Em, Jamie Lynn is the only Spears that mattered. She was the star of her favourite show, Zoey 101, before a shock pregnancy derailed everything.

    On this episode of Lowbrow, Em takes Holly down a Zillenial rabbithole, and shines a light on the 'scandal' that was Jamie Lynn's teen pregnancy.

    One story, two generations, so much WTF.

    THE END BITS

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    CONTACT US

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Hosts: Emily Vernem and Holly Wainwright

    Executive Producers: Tia Ucich and Lize Ratliff

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Oprah And Her Wagon Of Fat

    Oprah And Her Wagon Of Fat

    Welcome to Lowbrow! Your cheat-sheet to big pop-culture moments from the perspective of two women 25 years apart.

    Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous entertainers on the planet. But before she was giving away cars and conducting groundbreaking interviews with royals, her show looked a little bit different (and so did she).

    This episode, Holly takes Em back to 1988, before she was even born, to talk about the highest rated episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show of all time. It involves a pair of Calvin Klein jeans, a literal wagon of animal fat, and a whole lot of strange dieting advice...

    One story, two generations, so much WTF.

    THE END BITS

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    CONTACT US

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Hosts: Emily Vernem and Holly Wainwright

    Executive Producers: Tia Ucich and Lize Ratliff

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Which Jonas Brother Are You?

    Which Jonas Brother Are You?

    Welcome to Lowbrow! Your cheat-sheet to big pop-culture moments from the perspective of two women 25 years apart.

    Have you heard of a 'purity ring'? In 2008 they were all the rage thanks to three Disney stars.

    In this episode of Lowbrow, Em explains to Holly the hold Disney stars had on her generation, why she convinced her mum to buy her a purity ring, and what happens when the rings come off...

    One story, two generations, so much WTF.

    THE END BITS

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    CONTACT US

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Hosts: Emily Vernem and Holly Wainwright

    Executive Producers: Tia Ucich and Lize Ratliff

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    JLo, Ben Affleck & A Diamond The Size Of A Head

    JLo, Ben Affleck & A Diamond The Size Of A Head

    Welcome to Lowbrow! Your cheat-sheet to big pop-culture moments from the perspective of two women 25 years apart.

    It's 2002. Two of the world's biggest movie stars, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, have started a whirlwind relationship and gotten engaged, though call it off at the last minute. Fast forward to 2021, and 'Bennifer' is back on.

    In this episode of Lowbrow, Holly takes Em through the timeline of Ben and Jen's relationship, how many 'Jennifer's' Ben has dated over the years and JLo's six engagement rings.

    One story, two generations, so much WTF.

    THE END BITS

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    CONTACT US

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Hosts: Emily Vernem and Holly Wainwright

    Executive Producers: Tia Ucich and Lize Ratliff

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min

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14 Ratings

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