28 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 • 390 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.

    Toilet Trappings (ft. Conan O'Brien)

    Toilet Trappings (ft. Conan O'Brien)

    Conan O’Brien steals the show this week, helping Penn regain control from the normies (Sophie & Nava). He also reminisces about his disastrous first school play and reveals his Gossip Girl standom.

    • 1 hr
    Introducing: Funny Cuz It's True with Elyse Myers

    Introducing: Funny Cuz It's True with Elyse Myers

    If you are enjoying Podcrushed, there’s another series that we just know you’re going to love.

    After first going viral on TikTok by telling the story of how she got stuck buying 100 tacos on a first date, Elyse Myers now has millions of eyeballs watching her videos daily. Each week on Funny Cuz It’s True, Elyse sits down with her favorite creators, friends and comedians to find the stories that have stuck with them and changed their lives in small ways. She wants to know how they handled these situations and learned to laugh about them years later.

    In this episode, legendary director, writer, and actor Paul Feig joins Elyse to talk about Elyse’s first kiss, and Paul's own awkward romances (like the ones that inspired his show "Freaks and Geeks”). Plus, Paul shares his experiences from “The Office.”

    To hear more Funny Cuz it’s True, head to https://link.chtbl.com/funnycuzitstruewithelysemyers

    • 41 min
    Ride Or Die (ft. Victoria Pedretti)

    Ride Or Die (ft. Victoria Pedretti)

    Our most requested guest of the season, Victoria Pedretti (YOU, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) drops by the pod… for the second time this season! Hear her thoughts on the commonalities of fame and bullying, iconic moments on YOU, and why it’s okay to acknowledge when things aren’t okay.

    • 55 min
    Penn Talks YOU

    Penn Talks YOU

    In this special episode of Podcrushed, Penn answers all of your questions about his Netflix show, YOU — including his favorite moments with each season’s co-lead, and the cringiest scene he’s ever had to film. Fans of YOU, this one’s for… well, you get it.

    • 45 min
    In The Ebb & Flow (ft. Andy Grammer)

    In The Ebb & Flow (ft. Andy Grammer)

    Chart topping singer-songwriter Andy Grammer brings his signature buoyancy and relentless optimism to a frank and reflective conversation around death, songwriting, and always being true to yourself.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Fake Jay (ft. Sasheer Zamata & Nicole Byer)

    The Fake Jay (ft. Sasheer Zamata & Nicole Byer)

    We've got two guests! Today's episode is with Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer, two brilliant comedic minds (and fellow podcasters) who just so happen to be best friends. The gang talks poker faces, ghost stories, and worst on-stage bombs.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
390 Ratings

390 Ratings

JuorkJuju ,

The best podcast!!

So funny, healing, and brings out the best in every celebrity!! I absolutely love the premise and honestly helps all of us face those times so many would rather forget. Reminiscing about middle school might honestly save the world.

nicknametocome ,

Love it! You don’t even need to know who the guests are to like it!

Elyse Myers posted her episode on her own podcast and now listening to them all! Easy listening that is still enriching!
Love it!

shelby123987 ,

Love!

This is such a wholesome podcast! I love the focus on cringe and rejection, especially as someone who has been thinking back on her younger self and finding love for her for the first time :)

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