40 episodes

Sometimes TikTok superstar V Spehar needs more than a minute to bring you the news. The Under the Desk News anchor is bringing their sharp outfits and sharper commentary to a new, twice-weekly show with Lemonada Media. On Tuesdays, V highlights the interesting parts of stories we often lose in the chaotic news cycle. Fridays are their chance to spend a lot of time going deeper into the complex, evergreen Big Issues that matter most, but don’t have a simple, Tweetable solution. Part explainer, part thought-starter show, V’s goal is to make you the most well-informed and “v interesting” person in any crowd.

V Interesting with V Spehar Lemonada

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    • 4.9 • 508 Ratings

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Sometimes TikTok superstar V Spehar needs more than a minute to bring you the news. The Under the Desk News anchor is bringing their sharp outfits and sharper commentary to a new, twice-weekly show with Lemonada Media. On Tuesdays, V highlights the interesting parts of stories we often lose in the chaotic news cycle. Fridays are their chance to spend a lot of time going deeper into the complex, evergreen Big Issues that matter most, but don’t have a simple, Tweetable solution. Part explainer, part thought-starter show, V’s goal is to make you the most well-informed and “v interesting” person in any crowd.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    "Making Good Again," Restarting SCOTUS, Granting a Big Wish

    "Making Good Again," Restarting SCOTUS, Granting a Big Wish

    Halloween isn’t the only spooky thing happening this fall. In Italy, the newly elected prime minister is unearthing some concerning politics of the country’s past, and many people have eyes on the U.S. Supreme Court to see if they might do the same — their newest term starts this week, and a lot of consequential cases are on the docket. But not all is dark! V shares how the government is engaging more everyday people, and how more everyday people can make trick-or-treating better for everyone. Then, V chats with filmmakers Robin Hofmann and Laura VonMutius about the film they created for a child’s Make-a-Wish dream, sharing highlights from behind the scenes and the details of V’s special cameo.

    Follow Robin’s company, Hoffy’s Heart Productions, on Facebook and Instagram; follow Laura and Mute Majesty on Facebook and Instagram. And stream the short film SpecialTee now!Keep up with V on TikTok at @underthedesknews and on Twitter at @VitusSpehar. And stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

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    • 41 min
    V Curious w/ Ellen Scanlon

    V Curious w/ Ellen Scanlon

    ‘How to Do the Pot’ host Ellen Scanlon answers a range of thought-provoking questions as part of the brand-new V Spehar Questioneer.

    True Crime AF with Ashley Flowers

    True Crime AF with Ashley Flowers

    It’s officially fall! Time to bust out the Halloween decorations, order an overpriced latte, and curl up with a spooky story. Lemonada’s Book Club powered by Penguin Random House is sure to help you get your ghoul on: this month’s pick is none other than the debut novel by Crime Junkie host Ashley Flowers, called “All Good People Here.” V welcomes Ashley on the show to talk about how she went from the #1 true crime podcast to a #1 New York Times bestseller. We’ll hear about the inspiration behind the murder mystery, why it’s set in Indiana, and how it’s just another way she’s expanding her true crime footprint - even if she thinks she’d make a bad detective.

    Follow Ashley at @ash_flowers on Twitter. And get more info about the Lemonada Book Club and sign up for our newsletter at lemonadabookclub.com.

    Keep up with V on TikTok at @underthedesknews and on Twitter at @VitusSpehar. And stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.
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    • 40 min
    Woman, Life, Freedom! The Protests in Iran, Putin's Nuclear Threats, a Poet's Plea

    Woman, Life, Freedom! The Protests in Iran, Putin's Nuclear Threats, a Poet's Plea

    It’s been more than a week since the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman who was killed while in police custody for wearing her headscarf too loose. Today, V catches us up on the raging protests happening in Iran and abroad in support of bodily autonomy. They’ll also explain how the U.S. government would respond to a (hypothetical) nuclear attack, then shine a light on a poet's call to action for the (very real) climate crisis. Then, stay tuned for a conversation with Ellen Scanlon, host of How To Do The Pot. She’ll tell us how she’s breaking the grass ceiling by helping demystify weed for women and other marginalized groups often left out of the cannabis conversation. Plus, tips on what to do before using cannabis and how to choose a dose that works for you. Follow Ellen on Twitter and Instagram at @dothepot. Keep up with V on TikTok at @underthedesknews and on Twitter at @VitusSpehar. And stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.
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    • 44 min
    Creating Safety and Healing Without Prisons

    Creating Safety and Healing Without Prisons

    When offenders cause people harm, the criminal legal system is quick to cause more harm. The incarceration system is unforgiving and cruel, but as we learn this week, there’s a more humane approach to getting justice that also puts survivors first. V invites restorative justice experts Cymone Fuller and Danielle Sered on to talk about their work in this field. We’ll hear about how the length of a person’s incarceration has no direct benefit to the healing of the person they hurt and why restorative justice programs work to resolve conflict and reduce harm. Plus, how you can make a difference on a small level by implementing these practices in your own communities.

    Keep up with Cymone and Danielle’s restorative justice work on Twitter at @impactjustice and @common_justice. 

    Keep up with V on TikTok at @underthedesknews and on Twitter at @VitusSpehar. And stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    BFD: V Meets Pres. Biden

    BFD: V Meets Pres. Biden

    V shares an incredible behind-the-scenes moment from their most-recent visit to the White House where President Joe Biden offered a fun anecdote about his political origin story to all those gathered in the historic Roosevelt Room.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

sammyleighk ,

The best!

V delivers the news in the best way. This show is a go-to, must-listen!

Kjsalmon ,

Love the variety of topics!

I’m really enjoying the deep-dive on Tuesdays and also the variety of topics covered on Fridays. I always end up learning something new and usually laughing along the way.

ArclausRN ,

The Worst Club in the World

I am a part of the worst club in the world. It has been very lonely and extremely difficult navigating the past 5 years without my younger brother Dan and this episode was like a warm blanket. I cried and smiled and appreciated the candor and sensitivity with which they approached the opioid crisis and suicide prevention. Love this podcast!

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