20 episodes

Podcrushed — the podcast where Penn Badgley reads your middle school story-- explores the heartbreak, anxiety and self-discovery of being a teenager. Hosts Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin, and Sophie Ansari bring you stories and conversations about middle school - from childhood crushes, to battles with body hair, to schoolyard scuffles. The results are sometimes awkward, sometimes heartwarming, and always relatable.

Podcrushed Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin, Sophie Ansari

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 294 Ratings

Podcrushed — the podcast where Penn Badgley reads your middle school story-- explores the heartbreak, anxiety and self-discovery of being a teenager. Hosts Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin, and Sophie Ansari bring you stories and conversations about middle school - from childhood crushes, to battles with body hair, to schoolyard scuffles. The results are sometimes awkward, sometimes heartwarming, and always relatable.

    Eight Days A Week (ft. Mark Ronson)

    Eight Days A Week (ft. Mark Ronson)

    Mark Ronson -- the seven-time Grammy Award winner you may know from songs like "Uptown Funk" and "Shallow" -- swings by the show this week and shares stories of interning at Rolling Stone as a 12 year old, being in the room when some of the greatest songs of all time were being crafted, and even shares a few lessons he’s learned about love.

    • 54 min
    Trial At The Bowling Alley (ft. Elyse Myers)

    Trial At The Bowling Alley (ft. Elyse Myers)

    The Internet's best friend, Elyse Myers, stops by the show and shares the real story behind the taco date that made her a Tik Tok sensation, how she knew her husband was different from all the other men she'd dated, and how she navigates the highs and lows of social media celebrity.

    • 57 min
    The Hug Plan (ft. Kelsea Ballerini)

    The Hug Plan (ft. Kelsea Ballerini)

    The youngest artist ever inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Kelsea Ballerini, shares about her brand new album, her time as a judge on The Voice and what it was like to be supported by Taylor Swift, and that one time she stole* a mailbox.

    • 53 min
    Pool Ties (ft. Sebastian Stan)

    Pool Ties (ft. Sebastian Stan)

    We're back from hiatus! Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy, Fresh, I Tonya, the Marvel franchise, etc.) joins us to talk about moving to America in eighth grade, losing himself in his roles, and memories of Penn from their time together on the set of Gossip Girl.

    • 39 min
    Disney Made Me Do It (ft. Saniyya Sidney)

    Disney Made Me Do It (ft. Saniyya Sidney)

    Saniyya Sidney (King Richard, Hidden Figures, Fences) takes a break from beating Will Smith in tennis and hanging out with Beyoncé to give the lowdown on what it’s like being a fifteen-year-old in 2022. She tells stories of her remarkable career and reminds us that being positive is a choice.

    • 49 min
    Podcrushed Goes To Therapy (ft. Dr. Stan Tatkin)

    Podcrushed Goes To Therapy (ft. Dr. Stan Tatkin)

    Relationship scientist, critically-acclaimed author, and Penn's couples therapist, Dr. Stan Tatkin, joins the pod to talk all things love and relationships. He gives tips on how to help a relationship thrive… even when you want to *kill* the other person.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

IKnowYoureReadingMyName ,

Y’all are the best!

I’m 38 and I love this podcast so much. I definitely look forward to it every week. Its nice to know my middle school and high school years weren’t only rough for me, but for a lot of others as well. Every episode I can relate to. Every episode I can laugh. Thank you all for Podcrushed. It’s very much a gem.

Eanubis89 ,

Love this podcast

My favorite weekly podcast. I use this podcast on my daily afternoon walk with my dog. I love this podcast i love Penn narrating the stories from the fans. Also amazing guest stars.

Flatteredwu ,

Love

Always makes me feel great! Such a real and interesting reflection on life

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