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What do you stan? Hosted by real Pop-Culture Professors, Caitlin Bitzegaio and Lauren Brickman, We Stan Together podcast is smart people about dumb topics. The history of pop culture is a rich, wild, and ever expanding playground. Not to mention, a full time job. Who has time to read every Insta post, think piece, and Twitter thread? Don’t worry, we did, so you don’t have to. We’ll be your CliffsNotes to pop culture. Listen in each week and you’ll be a hit at whatever happy hour, office func ...
 
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In a truly wild episode, Lauren and Caitlin open the line for the stan stans to call on and voice all their opinions on The WB. Julie Harrison-Harney (Turnbuckles Pod), Sarah Beling (freelance writer), Kate Vatter (XOXO RiverPod), Jessica Carabajal (OKC Celebrity), and Sydney Hollis (The Sydney Hollis Show) join the pod and we touch on old WB comme…
 
Continuing with WB Madness with the first WB sitcom we’re discussing Sabrina The Teenage Witch with the wonderful Aaron Porchia (Marriage Shit). Caitlin thinks Sabrina was capstone for Millennials, Lauren goes on a wild student housing rant, we play “Salem or John Waters” and ponder a universe where Sarah Michelle Gellar was cast as Sabrina (can yo…
 
Continuing with WB Madness with one of the crown jewels of Michigan J. Frog’s empire, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. No primary guest this week as Caitlin and Lauren take voice memos from the We Stan/Buffy fam, including Liz Tegart, Elena Skopetos, Stacy Kulow, Juan Leon, Victoria Edel, Emily Duke, Lauren Ashley Smith, Katy Swan and Nicole Drespel. Cait…
 
Inspired by Dolly Parton’s rejection of her Rock N Roll Hall of Fame nomination and the declaration that her husband is a “total rock n roll freal,” Caitlin and Lauren try to learn more about rock n roll: who is rock and is rock cool? Devon Ivie (Vulture), Doug Widick (Succession), Monique Moses (Astronomy Club), and Woody Fu (JFL) take the stage t…
 
Continuing our journey through WB Madness, Chrissy Shackelford (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) joins the classroom to discuss coming of age, college drama Felicity. Lauren takes us on the butterfly effect of what if Scott Foley was cast as Ben, Caitlin ponders Felicity’s many bad decisions, and we look at Felicity at Forty. Learn more about yo…
 
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: The is the first of our new series WB MADNESS, in which we will be dissecting a different WB show each week. This week, Bobby Hankinson (Kweendom) join the classroom to discuss One Tree Hill, the show that spanned 9 seasons but is somehow still underrated. Our two Tutor Girls take you through the most emotional moments of OTH, Bo…
 
Julie Harrison-Harney, Jon Rineman and Tommy Rico join the classroom to discuss an underrepresented We Stan topic: wrestling! Lauren aspires to start a tag team and Caitlin reveals secret connections to Jake the Snake and Ric Flair. Listen to their new wresting podcast Turnbuckles on iHeartRadio! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Alexis Pereira (Vulture, The President Show) joins the classroom to discuss Saturday Night Live. Caitlin talks about SNL’s allowing celebs to make fun of themselves, Lauren wonders if SNL if a good place to work, we cast Alexis’s All-Stars and we reveal Lorne listens to every podcast recording in real time. Caitlin plays some long clips, but they’r…
 
Ireland native John Purcell (Some Very, Very Upsetting News) joins the classroom to discuss Hollywood’s best and worst attempts to portray Ireland. Lauren thinks Ireland is the most romantic place on Earth, Caitlin loves Pierce Brosnon and actually has a reason to bring it up this time, and John has met every Irish celebrity. How does the UCB episo…
 
This week Lauren remembers she Stan’s music, Caitlin discovers a new Bravo darling, and pop culture queen Anne Victoria Clark (Vulture) joins the classroom for a deep dive into the world of Matt Berry! Oh, and someone call Drew Barrymore because Lauren has a pitch she needs to hear! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Lauren Ashley Smith (Smith Sisters Live, A Black Lady Sketch Show) joins Caitlin as a guest professor to provide an introductory class on Sister Wives, the long-running but underrated TLC reality show about polygamy. We discuss which children are VIPs, are undying devotion to eldest son Loga, Meri’s catfish, does Janeelly still have sex with Kody a…
 
With Caitlin on Sabbatical there was no one around to reign in Lauren’s OBSESSION with Gilmore Girls. So, instead she added fuel to the fire by calling up frequent contributor Chris Lewis (co-host of Shortcomings podcast) to guest lecture. In part two the chaos reigns supreme as Lauren & Chris tackle questions/Hot Takes from Kevin Hines, Megan Oqui…
 
With Caitlin on Sabbatical there was no one around to reign in Lauren’s OBSESSION with Gilmore Girls. So, instead she added fuel to the fire by calling up frequent contributor Chris Lewis (co-host of Shortcomings podcast) to guest lecture. To add more fun to the mix adjunct professors Victoria Edel (PopSugar) and Ariel Gitlin (The Foundation) stopp…
 
Live from New York City’s Caveat, Lauren and Caitlin make the case why they should be hired at The Drew Barrymore Show including explaining their love for Scream and Beanie Babies, finding love for Drew with Kenice Mobley, having Pat Regan cast them on Grey’s Anatomy and allowing J.W. Crump to subject to a game where their own knowledge is tested. …
 
Gabrielle Bluestone (Hype, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened) joins the classroom to talk Celebrity Grifts. Caitlin wonders if she can ethically remain a fan of Suzanne Somers, Lauren thinks Lori Loughlin should be sentenced to being a Real Housewife and is actin the truest grift? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
 
Kenice Mobley (Love About Town) joins the classroom to discuss romance on cinema set at the holidays! Lauren aruges While You Were Sleeping is the greatest holiday movie, Caitlin thinks Alfre Woodard and Bill Murray should have ended up together in Scrooged and can we remake Love, Actually for 2021? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone…
 
Rachel Pegram (The Week Of) joins the classroom to discuss the niche world of celebrity mother-daughter duos including playing Celeb Mom or Normie Mom, Caitlin thinks the best celeb mom-daughter duos are the ones who stay in their own lane, Lauren of course brings up Call My Agent and we ask the important question: is Zoey Deutch a famous person? L…
 
Lauren & Caitlin had SO much with last year’s first ever FanFic Fest that they decided to do it all over again! That’s right we’ve got a whole new batch of totally originally, somewhat troubling, and absolutely hilarious fanfics from: Caitlin Gilbert, Victoria Edel , Rachel Chapman, Shamarah Hernandez, Mike DiFranciso, Benjamin Farha, TheArrrgyle p…
 
To celebrate Lauren’s birthday we are joined by fellow birthday boy Chris De La Cruz (Story Pirates) to discuss the most important birthdays: celebrity birthdays. Caitlin challenges Chris AND Lauren to a game of “Scorpio or Scorpi-NO,” Lauren regales us with tales of Mariah Carey’s Mariah Carey-themed birthday party and Caitlin shoehorns in an X-Fi…
 
Former guests Victoria Edel (Gold-Plated Girls) and Ariel Gitlin (The Foundation), who previously recruited Lauren to be a 1D stan, return to the classroom to fangirl out about the one and only Taylor Swift. We play “Romeo Take Me” -- guessing which words are Taylor’s and which are Shakespeare’s, and “You And Me Got Big Reputations” -- deciphering …
 
Lana Schwartz (Build Your Own Romantic Comedy) join the classroom to discuss the baffling subgenre of cinematic romances set in Autumn. Caitlin champions School of Rock as an underrated romance, Lauren is enraged at the twin girl-death romances Autumn in New York and Sweet November and Lana plays “When Harry Met…” which is about Harry Styles obviou…
 
Juan Leon (Dexter: New Blood) joins the classroom to discuss his passion for horror films. Caitlin thinks more art needs to have the fan engagement of scary movies, Lauren thinks Scream reigns supreme because of the hot killers and we play “Name That Scream Queen!” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Latisha Di Venuto (Girls) joins the classroom to discuss coming of age in the 90s in pop culture, which apparently means watching a lot of stories about growing up in the 50s. Caitlin feels 90s commercials raised us, Lauren wonders why Reese Witherspoon’s first movie is so underrated and Latisha plays name that 90s sounds and they talk sharing one …
 
Author Lynnette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) joins the classroom to How To Save A Life: The Inside Story of Grey's Anatomy and all things Grey’s! Caitlin admits she doesn’t “get” McDreamy, Lauren shares her favorite Karev fan theories and Lynette shares why some characters’ exis seem clunky and we play F/M/K with iconic Grey’s couples. Learn more ab…
 
Ian Lockwood (Hot Teens) joins the classroom to discuss the concept of Not Like Other Girls, which is the name of his new single! Caitlin thinks Stassi Shroeder is the ultimate reality Not Like Other Girls, Lauren thinks Bring It On breaks the NLOG/basic binary and Ian creates the NLOG Hall of Fame/Walk of Shame. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
Sophie Santos (The One You Want To Marry) joins the classroom to talk agendas. Caitlin thinks Be Kind, Rewind was a Millennial opus that never really stuck, Lauren is concerned about adults caring too much about teens virginity and Sophie redesigns Pretty Woman in a way that will blow your mind! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
Zach Cherry (Shang-Chi, You) joins the classroom to discuss one of Caitlin and Lauren’s favorite topics, Zach Cherry. Lauren thinks two of Zach’s most famous characters are the same person, Caitlin thinks Zach should inherit the riches of Succession and we get to the bottom of if a bot thinks Zach is moving to Canada. Learn more about your ad choic…
 
Our Gen Z correspondents Sammy Kang and Kim Marie McCrann return to the classroom to teach Caitlin and Lauren about the youth. Caitlin goes off the deep end discussing #Gillovny (Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny’s) birthday, Lauren is concerned about Tori Spelling’s affection for Hilaria Baldwin and the Gen Z kids play “Who Is The Flat-Earther?”…
 
Mary Dorn (More Banana’s The Bapcast) joins the classroom to discuss the bizarre phenomenon of movies based on previously existing merchandise. One of Caitlin’s favorite movies is Clue, but she’s never played the game, Lauren laments what went wrong with the recent Jem & The Holograms movies and Mary plays PitchFire: Sells Out! Learn more about you…
 
Jake Cornell (@jakewcornell) joins the classroom to discuss shows that take place in Southern California, mostly in the 90s, mostly starring teens. Caitlin thinks cult episodes are a unique threat in the SoCal show universe, Lauren misses Mr. and Mrs Walsh from 90210 and if Jake can’t save The Hills no one can (and maybe no one can). Caitlin says “…
 
Morgan Miller (Dirty Laundry) joins the classroom to discuss the celebrity women who we love to watch love and leave each other. Caitlin’s obsession with Rosie O’Donnell’s personal life is explored, Lauren is still traumatized by Willow and Tara’s break-up and Morgan reveals maybe the best pop culture credit ever revealed on this show. Learn more a…
 
Caitlin and Lauren hit the live stage at The Squirrel in New York City. Jonathan Fernandez (Gossip Girl) joins the live classroom to give us advice from a dad on TV, we play Beanie Baby Divorce Court, Caitlin admits she’s been trying to get attention Shahs of Sunsets’ Reza and Lauren wants to join James Van Der Beek’s cult. Next Live show is Monday…
 
Sean Persaud and Sinead Persaud (Shipwrecked Comedy) join the classroom to discuss period pieces, growing up in Salem, MA and their dream adaptation. Caitlin goes on an unhinged rant about Downton Abbey, Lauren pitches a wild update of Jane Eyre and we play “Boston or Austen,” possibly the stupidest game ever on this show. Learn more about your ad …
 
Ann Marie Yoo (Alma Baya) joins the classroom to discuss figure skating in media! Caitlin thinks the IOC got exactly one thing right in 1986 and it changed the skating movie industry, Lauren laments the lack of skating on TV and Ann Marie pitches a Nathan Chen TV show (google him!). Toe pick! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
 
Andrew Barlow & Steve Jeanty (Chuckleheads Podcast) join the classroom to discuss buddy comedies! Lauren tricks our friends into confirming they’re allies, Caitlin screams about Bette Midler (and plays a wild clip from Oprah) and Andrew and Steve pitch their own buddy comedy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
IRL rock star Matt Rubano (Angels & Airwaves) too time out of rehearsing for Lollapalooza to join the classroom to discuss movies that rock including Caitlin’s defense of Patrick Swayze’s choice to sing on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, Lauren’s wild theory that Jackson Maine, the character, should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and w…
 
Rodney Brazil joins the classroom to discuss people named Patty, Patti and even Patricia. Caitlin thinks Patti LuPone needs to get over not getting Norma Desmond on Broadway, Lauren stans Peppermint Patty, Rodney tells us about drag personality Debbi Patti and they all agree Patti LaBelle is the one they’d save Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Pat Regan (Seek Treatment, Hacks), Maritza Montañez (The Squirrel) and Christina Chen (A Fine Line) join the classroom for our first ever Grey’s Wellness Check where we allow devoted Grey’s fans to air their grievances, share their emotional journeys and try to figure out what’s the deal with season 17’s beach scenes. Learn more about your ad choic…
 
Mike Kelton (Beyond, Logo) joins the classroom to to discuss Psychic son TV and proves through game #1 that he himself is psychic (listen, it’s weird.) Caitlin believes psychics are the best Real Housewives producers and Lauren thinks Medium never go its due. Mike brings his trademark good eng to the ep. We dedicate this ep to the memory of Grandma…
 
Laura Canty-Samuel (Sesame Street) joins the classroom to emotionally wreck us talking about Emotional Wreck Films. Viola Davis to Mandy Moore to Alfre Woodard to vague memories of movies on cable in the 90s, we hit every tearjerker known to humankind. Do they cry in this episode? Listen and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
 
Lauren Adams (Kimmy Schmidt, Special), Brett White (Decider) and Chris Lewis (fan of the podcast + Meryl Streep/Mariah Carey/Beyonce enthusiast) join the classroom to discuss Friends and their excitement over the upcoming HBOMax reunion. We challenge our guests’ knowledge of classic lines, who was almost cast as the Friends, who is the best Green s…
 
Caitlin and Lauren go on a rare guest-less journey down memory lane through the songs of the summer from Pharrell to NKTOB to -- record scratch -- Vanessa Carlton. Caitlin and Lauren challenge each other to the games they usually make their guests endure and turns out? They’re really hard! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi…
 
Emma Ramos (New Amsterdam, Marisol) joins the classroom to talk about the evolving nature of home: is it a house? A city? Where the heart is? Caitlin terrorizes the group with the clips from the 1980s musical sitcom Rags To Riches and Lauren believes home is defined as “Diane Lane” and Emma pitches a show based on the TikTok teen who found she live…
 
Amanda Hunt (Growing Out The Pod) joins the classroom to discuss hair in pop culture from Real Housewives All-Stars makeovers, the emergence of the celebrity Long Hair Son, pitching the next big reality hair show and processing the trauma of the media’s reaction to the big Felicity haircut! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
Grant O’Brien (College Humor) joins the classroom to discuss the movies of John Hughes. Lauren really earns her professor title this week as she uncovers Hughes’ pen name, we revive his lost scripts, Caitlin has never seen one of the most iconic teen movies of all time and Grant references Weird Science more than you would imagine. Learn more about…
 
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