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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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*Also avail as video on Crappens On Demand http://bit.ly/crappensvideo* House of the Dragon ends its first season with not one, but two tragic deaths and Aemond shows off his baby blue before kicking off the Dance of Dragons. For this week's bonus breakdown of the new Real Housewives of New York Reboot cast plus video recaps, join Patreon at patreo…
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The King is dead (spoiler), which means it's time to start a new chapter in the history of Westeros. But House of the Dragon doesn't make things easy. From foot fetishes to child cage matches, this episode throws all the cringy material at us, and it can only lead to one thing: war. And nightmares. But mostly war. Watch us on video with Crappens on…
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*Also avail as video on Crappens On Demand http://bit.ly/crappensvideo* House of the Dragon sends in yet another cast and celebrates the King's getting out of bed with a sweet family dinner. Join Patreon at patreon.com/watchwhatcrappens This week's bonus episode features very heavy opinions on movies we haven't seen. See Privacy Policy at https://a…
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On the latest very, very dark episode of House of the Dragon, there's a funeral, some incest, eye gouging, and a dragon violation. And shockingly, this was actually heartwarming. Go figure. What we could see we loved! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
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*Also avail as video on Crappens On Demand http://bit.ly/crappensvideo* Lots of fire in this week's House of the Dragon, but don't fret. There's also dragon training and more childbirth horror! This week's bonus is about what we do in our private time. Hint, we apologize in advance to wax paper lovers. Join Patreon at patreon.com/watchwhatcrappens …
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Shane O’Neill (The New York Times) joins the classroom to discuss journalism in media. Caitlin and Lauren each discuss unloved May-December romance journalism movies and we make Shane pitch shows based on headlines based on breaking news. The Bagel Brunch Buzz? Get into it! A big announcement about the future of We Stan Tog Learn more about your ad…
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Kate Vatter (XOXO Riverdale) joins Caitlin as a guest professor to discuss MTV’s long-running cult hit The Challenge. Bill Shaefer (Quality Time) is our guest as we interrogate the changing landscape of the show, Jenna’s cousin’s dad’s bakery, THE Betrayal and who our ultimate partners would be! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
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*Also avail as video on Crappens On Demand http://bit.ly/crappensvideo* Well, it's finally here. The Flowers in the Attic episode of House of the Dragon. RayRay has her full Euphoria moment on this episode, and we're here to break it all down. This week's premium Patreon bonus is a talk about Big Brother. Join Patreon at patreon.com/watchwhatcrappe…
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This week on House of the Dragon, there's a stag hunt, more unsavory betrothal suggestions, and a confrontation with an enemy feared across all of Westeros: tiny crabs! Watch the recap here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/71623484?pr=true See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-no…
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Ben Mandelker & Ronnie Karam (Watch What Crappens) join the classroom to discuss Bravo! We have them draft more B-List actresses to Real Housewives, pick their Below Deck fantasy charter and cast NBC primetime drama Sisters with Real Housewives. Caitlin guides the group through the mind-bending world of Real Housewives book titles. Learn more about…
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Glo Tavarez (Late Night, noted Virgo) joins the classroom to discuss the best season, Virgo season. Caitlin talks about the Virgo window characters that raised Millennials, Lauren thinks Keke Palmer should be elected Queen of Virgos and Glo is concerned about the bullying Kevin Jonas is experiencing from his brothers. Weirdly, the show addresses th…
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*Also avail as video on Crappens On Demand http://bit.ly/crappensvideo* This week's House of the Dragon finds RayRay staring down the beautiful eyes of her weirdo brother over a stolen egg while the King decides to marry young. Thankfully, not THAT young. This week's premium Patreon bonus is a talk about Big Brother. Join Patreon at patreon.com/wat…
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Bryan Yang (What’s Eating You?) joins the classroom to discuss food movies. Caitlin finds Nothing But Trouble disgusting, Lauren is inspired by Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Simply Irresistible, Bryan plays Breaking Chef and Help The Yelp, and can the three of them buy Rainforest Café? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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At long last House of the Dragon is here. There are dragons, there is bloodshed, and there is a body part that SHALL NOT BE NAMED. Did you watch? We are all in! Watch our recap with Crappens on Demand here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/70892297?pr=true See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.c…
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We loved this Mariah Carey Christmas-tastic episode so much, we’re dropping it again with guest king of summer on Fire Island, Matt Rogers! Matt Rogers (Fire Island, I Love That For You, Las Culturistas) joins the classroom to emancipate our knowledge of Mariah Carey. Caitlin compares Mariah to Dolly, we torture Matt’s knowledge of Mariah’s Japanes…
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*Also avail as video on Crappens On Demand http://bit.ly/crappensvideo* HBO is giving us a prequel to Game of Thrones, so Winter is Crappening is back to take on House of the Dragon. Ronnie and Ben take on dragon privilege, terrible blonde wigs, and a little girl that starts as a mini real housewife and grows into Jessica Biel with cornstalk hair. …
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Jason Sweeten (SiriusXM) joins the classroom to talk about all things GAMES! Jason gives us the elevator pitch for Dungeons & Dragons, Caitlin thinks Kramer and Newman playing RISK showed us their true character, Lauren desperately wants someone to play the game from TheNew Girl and we unearth a gaming moment in Britney Spears’ history. Learn more …
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Ben Cohen & Sabrina Cartagena (real newlyweds IRL!) join us to discuss newlyweds in the media. Caitlin worships at the altar of MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, Lauren wants to convince us Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hush is underrated, and we dive into the multiple pop culture costume changes at Ben and Sabrina’s wedding. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
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Jonterri Gadson (The Upshaws) joins the classroom to discuss family sitcoms. Jonterri’s talks about her career inspiration Malcolm In The Middle, Caitlin wants to see more extended family chaos on television and Lauren apparently stans the Munsters. Learn what “The Shadow” means to Lauren. You’ll never guess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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Mykal Kilgore (A Man Born Black) joins the classroom to discuss duets! We share our bizarre meet cute with Mykal, Lauren encourages the reboot of Celebrity Duets, Caitlin loves women dueting about cheaters and Mykal reveals his dream duet partners. We finally decide which Powerpuff Girls correlate to which Boyz II Men member. Caitlin maybe made a f…
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Khalia Davis (Bay Area Children’s Theatre) joins the classroom to discuss Golden Girls, the best show ever. Caitlin recounts all the cast’s Emmy wins, Lauren casts a reboot -- with added sexual tension! We play Golden Hallmark and Did You See Sophia after Khalia shows us her collection of Golden Girls shirts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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J.W. Crump (Pod Ledom, Fakerz Dozen) steps in as sub-pop culture professor with Caitlin and they discuss Fast Casual Restaurants in media from Breadstix to Central Perk to whatever the hell that fake brunch spot is on Sex And The City! J.W. thinks every show needs to think about the restaurant tie-in before they even premiere, Caitlin loves Always …
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Hot off the news that she’s developing the film Jodie with Tracee Ellis Ross, Grace Edwards (Insecure, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) joins the classroom to discuss MTV icon Daria. Caitlin thinks the parents are criminally underrated, Lauren pitches a Mystik Spiral spin-off and we ponder: did Trent invent Pete Davidson? Learn more about your ad choices…
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Mary Kate Wiles (The Fairly Oddparents: Fairly Odder, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) joins the classroom to discuss the adaptations of Jane Austen in pop culture. Lauren sets us strait on the Lost In Austen, Caitlin bemoans Northanger Abbey’s and Mary Kate champions the 2005 Pride & Prejudice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi…
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WB Madness concludes with the crown jewel of the WB, Dawson’s Creek. Emily Longeretta (Variety, Reality Rundown) joins the classroom to discuss dating while a Creek fan, interviewing cast members, how the characters would fair on the Challenge and Lauren’s brilliant idea for a reboot called Capeside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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. …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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