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We Have Notes is a new podcast from writer Abby Gardner—a self-described Gen Xer with serious millennial and Gen Z pop culture tendencies. She, and some equally passionate guests, discuss their current obsessions and what you need to know to keep up with the fast-paced culture of entertainment and social media so you don’t feel lost in the conversation again.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

We Have Notes is a new podcast from writer Abby Gardner—a self-described Gen Xer with serious millennial and Gen Z pop culture tendencies. She, and some equally passionate guests, discuss their current obsessions and what you need to know to keep up with the fast-paced culture of entertainment and social media so you don’t feel lost in the conversation again.

    She Can Still Make the Whole Place Shimmer

    She Can Still Make the Whole Place Shimmer

    Abby’s solo this week with notes on THAT episode of Succession (spoilers included!), Taylor Swift + Joe Alwyn’s breakup and its ripple effect through SwifTok, Tom Sandoval’s disastrous + perplexing appearance on Howie Mandel’s podcast, Amazon’s The Power, Netflix’s Beef, Showtime’s Yellowjackets, Ben Affleck’s Air + the ‘80s of it all, and more.
    Subscribe to WHN on Substack: https://wehavenotes.substack.com

    • 50 min
    A Bloody Good Time (with Kerensa Cadenas)

    A Bloody Good Time (with Kerensa Cadenas)

    Abby has notes on the VPR reunion looks, the new boygenius album, some podcast recommendations, and a few other tidbits before she’s joined by writer Kerensa Cadenas to talk lots of fun TV stuff. They get into the most recent season of You—including how they’d like to see it wrap up and Kerensa’s recent profile of Penn Badgley for British GQ, Succession, Vanderpump Rules, and lots more.
    Subscribe to WHN on Substack: https://wehavenotes.substack.com
    Follow Kerensa: https://twitter.com/kerensacadenas + https://www.instagram.com/kerensacadenas
    Kerensa’s GQ piece on Penn: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/penn-badgley-interview-2023

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Look at Us Now (with Maura Brannigan)

    Look at Us Now (with Maura Brannigan)

    Abby and her dear friend Maura Brannigan take a deep dive into the world of Daisy Jones & the Six—the book, the Amazon series, and the album, Aurora. Yes, there are spoilers. And also many a sidebar on such related topics as Taylor Swift, Evermore, Fleetwood Mac, songwriting, slut eras, their own musical dreams, the beautiful complexity of female friendship, and much more. And, of course, Abby has a statement on *that* video from Tokyo.
    Subscribe to We Have Notes: https://wehavenotes.substack.com/erasspecial

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Are You Happy? (with Amy Rowell)

    Are You Happy? (with Amy Rowell)

    Abby’s obviously got some notes on the latest from Vanderpump land and the beginning of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. Then she’s joined by her friend Amy Rowell (for the fourth time!!!) to talk about so very many things: more erotic thrillers from our youth, Nancy Drew + the Hardy Boys, Rob Lowe’s sex tape scandal, TikTok hilarity, Chelsea Handler + the joys of living a single, child-free life, the toxic relationships of Tell Me Lies + much more.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    A Scandoval Group Text Comes to Life (with Alyssa Shelasky and Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal)

    A Scandoval Group Text Comes to Life (with Alyssa Shelasky and Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal)

    This week Abby is joined by two of her most devoted Bravo friends—New York magazine’s Alyssa Shelasky and writer/producer Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal—to discuss the biggest pop culture story of 2022 so far: Scandoval. Even if you don’t watch Vanderpump Rules, you have likely been touched by the news that Tom cheated on Ariana with Raquel/Rachel and this episode gets into ALL OF IT. From why this took over the culture, if the cheaters have a way back, the reasons Ariana is the coolest and so beloved in the Bravo fandom, the legend that is Lala Kent, some tough rounds of F/M/K, and more twists + turns than, well, a Bravo narrative.
    Subscribe to We Have Notes: https://wehavenotes.substack.com
    Follow Alyssa: @alyssashelasky
    Follow Lauren: @laurenwestro

    • 1 hr 44 min
    J. Crew + The Kingdom of Prep (with Maggie Bullock)

    J. Crew + The Kingdom of Prep (with Maggie Bullock)

    Of course there are notes to be noted about the SCANDOVAL, aka the Tom/Raquel/Ariana cheating news from the land of Vanderpump, and one of the most important stories of our time. (Don’t worry, dedicated Daisy Jones content is forthcoming…but breaking news is breaking news!) Then Abby is joined by her old friend, writer Maggie Bullock, to talk J. Crew and her new book The Kingdom of Prep. They get into the ‘90s impact, the woman behind the scenes back then that you probably never knew about, the fashion reset that was the Linda Evangelista/Arthur Elgort cover, the explosion of the cult of Jenna Lyons and the Mickey/Jenna/Obama era of the brand, why Jenna might have decided to join RHONY, and so much more.
    Subscribe to Maggie’s Substack, The Spread: https://www.thespread.media
    The latest from the WHN Substack:https://wehavenotes.substack.com/p/vanderpump-rules-tom-ariana-raquel-affairhttps://wehavenotes.substack.com/p/25-scandoval-questions-i-need-answered

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

LondonBeth ,

Fun weekly convos with pop culture fans

Abby’s podcast is such a fun listen. She brings the latest pop culture news with insights from a variety of other pop culture-obsessed guests.
I’ve discovered a lot of new shows to explore - and gone down Memory Lane with so many of her Gen X pop culture references.
…And I’ve learned to appreciate Harry Styles. 😉

bam526 ,

All killer, no filler

Abby is so smart — her references, her taste, her insight are all amazing. So many podcasts that claim to be about “pop culture” are just messy rambling about likes and dislikes with little consideration for the audience — this is thoughtful and concise but still a lot of fun, and you’ll get a lot of great recs when you listen. Time well spent.

LK PDX ,

My perfect podcast!

I am loving this podcast so much! Abby is fantastic and her guests are wonderful! This is such a fun listen! All of the pop culture and music references make me happy!

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