Culture Vulture

Culture Vulture

By Shit You Should Care About

A weekly podcast about culture hosted by Shit You Should Care About's Luce and Liv!

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Episodes

The Modern History of Taylor Swift (Part 2)

Coming back to you with part two of our Taylor Swift two part series! And as a bonus, you get Liv content!!!!In part two of our two-part series on Taylor Swift, Luce and Liv discuss why Taylor Swift has chosen to re-record her masters. What went down with Scooter Braun? Does she own the music and just not the final song? Why should we only be listening to ‘Taylor’s Versions?’ What does this mean for the future of the music industry? Is she now feeling happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way? Is it miserable or magical? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/24·26m 56s

The Modern History of Taylor Swift (Part 1)

Seems like a fitting time to re-upload our Taylor Swift two part series right???In part one of our two-part series on Taylor Swift, Luce and Liv relive Taylor Swift as we’ve always known her. Era by era, we discuss the music, the look, and the people who inspired (sometimes in a good way, sometimes... not) Taylor Swift to become the superstar we’re all enamoured with today. All I can say is it was enchanting to record this episode for you.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/24·1h 2m

Books As Fast Fashion & Competitive Reading

This week on the podcast - why the hell did no one tells us that Mean Girls was a MUSICAL??? Also our obsession with Renee Rapp and the next generation of celebrities. And then the bones of the episode - how BookTok is turning books into fast fashion and reading into a competition!Preorder our book 'Make It Make Sense'Luce's newsletter on hobbiesCafe Hysteria's newsletter on BookTok & Fast Fashion Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/24·39m 37s

Girls growing up, women growing down

This week on the show: Ariana Grande's new single, Margot Robbie giving people 'a break' from her, Gypsy Rose Blanchard becoming 2024' 'It Girl' and why 12-year-olds are spending hundreds of dollars in Sephora.This podcast was brought to you by Neon, our fave NZ streaming service! Sign up and get a free 7-day trial at neontv.co.nz!!Preorder our book Make It Make Sense here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/24·47m 12s

SYSCA Book Club: I'm a Fan

For our gorgeous Culture Vulture listeners, we have a wee snippet of our Shit You Should Read About (SYSRA) December book club podcast! Last month Luce and Bel sat down to talk about Sheena Patel's book 'I'm a Fan' !!!!If you want access to the full podcast episodes, author interviews, Book Club group chats and weekly prompts we've got a 10% discount for you to join here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/24·15m 30s

Ozempic, Explained

Meri Kirihimete to our wonderful podcast listeners!Luce and Bel are taking a well-deserved break but will see you back on the 18th of Jan! In the meantime, enjoy some of our favourite episodes of 2023!In this episode Luce and & Laura introduce Shit You Should Cook About, before launching into a huge and personal chat about the rise in the new "miracle weight loss drug" (in huge quotation marks there!), Ozempic. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!Luce's piece on OzempicBecome a close friend! ASDAH piece Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/24·46m 52s

Lewis Capaldi & The Danger Of The 'Tortured Artist'

Meri Kirihimete to our wonderful podcast listeners!Luce and Bel are taking a well-deserved break but will see you back on the 18th of Jan! In the meantime, enjoy some of our favourite episodes of 2023!This week we discuss something very near and dear to our hearts - the dangers of the tortured artists trope and why we shouldn't expect artists to live in their pain to create art for us. Also, Adele is sick of you throwing shit at people on stage, Olivia Rodrigo has a new song out and we're OBSESSED, and Zoe and Alfie are having another baby.Laura's links:Can Music Make You SickCan Music Make You Sick? Measuring the price of musical ambition (book extract)Help Musicians: Mental Health Music HelpsHelp Musicians: Eligibility FAQs Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/23·46m 17s

SYSCA Book Club: An interview with Fourth Wing author Rebecca Yarros

Earlier this week we released our exclusive interview with Rebecca Yarros to our SYSCA Book Club subscribers ... BUT we know how OBSESSED with Fourth Wing you all are so we wanted to share it with our Culture Vulture listeners too!Bel sat down with Rebecca for her very last interview of the year and it did NOT disappoint. She chatted about her INSANE writing process, what she’s working on now, the tricks of the trade and so many other little pearls of wisdom that I know you’ll adore!If you want access to the full Book Club podcast episodes, author interviews, Book Club group chats and weekly prompts we've got a 10% discount for you to join here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/23·30m 29s

Your Year in Pop Culture, Wrapped

For our final episode of Culture Vulture of the year, we are giving out awards for our fave pop culture moments of the year! From the biggest moments, to the trends we loved (and hated the most), the breakups, the new couple debuts, and the biggest winners and losers in pop culture this year - you won't want to miss it! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/23·37m 46s

Billie Eilish vs Variety, Taylor Swift vs Deuxmoi, Em Rata vs… Body Positivity?

This week on the podcast:• Variety “outing” Billie Eilish• Taylor Swift and her publicist going head to head with Deuxmoi• People are calling Em Rata fatphobic for her recent photoshoot• What’s up with all these gift guides?All this & more in the week's Culture Vulture ep! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/23·44m 0s

Matt Rife, Jason Nash, & Autotuned TikTokers

A very influencer-y episode for you today! From Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury, to Jason Nash begging for money ok TikTok, to autotuned musicians, to... Matt Rife.Preorder our book Make It Make Sense here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/23·48m 57s

POV: We Let Women Have Interests

This week we chat about Taylor Swift postponing her shows in Rio, Dylan Mulvaney being named Woman of the Year before diving into Jacob Elordi's latest comments about The Kissing Booth and why we can't let women just have interests!!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/23·56m 13s

Emma Chamberlain and the 'What About Me' Effect

This week Luce is joined by Kate Lindsay from Embedded to talk about Emma Chamberlain, what happens when we grow out of our favourite creator, how she (oddly) reminds us of Zoella.Sign up to Embedded here, read Kate's piece on TJ Mack here, and pre-order our book Make It Make Sense here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/23·41m 41s

SYSCA Book Club: Watching Women and Girls Recap & an Interview with Danielle Pender

For our gorgeous Culture Vulture listeners, we have a wee snippet of our Shit You Should Read About (SYSRA) book club podcast! This month Luce and Bel sat down to talk about Danielle Pender's book 'Watching Women and Girls' !!!!If you want access to the full podcast episodes, author interviews, Book Club group chats and weekly prompts we've got a 10% discount for you to join here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/23·14m 50s

What's A Celebrity’s Role In A Crisis?

This week we chat about The Beatles “final”‘release and how AI made it happen, Kourtney Kardashian’s new baby, and The Bear coming back to our screens, before trying to figure out what we expect from celebrities during a crisis, and what that means for the world. For trusted information on Israel & Palestine and how we can help visit here, and to preorder our book Make It Make Sense, visit here!!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/23·47m 40s

What It Means To Mourn A Celebrity

Preorder our book Make It Make Sense here!!!Luce and Bel are on the mic this week to talk about Taylor Swift's re-release of 1989 (and all the Haylor tea), Charli D'Amelio cosplaying as a Walmart worker, North West's Halloween tribute to Kanye, and the tragic passing of Matthew Perry. How do we mourn a celebrity? Should we feel strange for doing so? Why did this one cut so deep? Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/23·44m 17s

Britney, Jada & Reaching Peak Celebrity Memoir

Preorder our book Make It Make Sense here!!This week Luce and Bel talk about the two biggest books on the block this week - Jada Pinkett Smith's memoir 'Worthy' and Britney Spears' memoir 'The Woman In Me.' Then, we chat about whether we've reached 'peak' celebrity memoir yet and tell you what's on our radar this week!Links, links, LINKS: The Vox piece Bel's ID piece Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/23·48m 44s

We Can All Do Hard Things

Preorder our book Make It Make Sense here!!A Luce and London Laura IRL special!!! This week we chat about:Starting new things - like university or moving to a new countryStanley Tucci lite joins us to talk about Formula 1More chat about our book (of course) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/23·31m 50s

The Many Ways of Viewing Tube Girl

Pre-order our book Make It Make Sense here!This week on Culture VultureOlivia Wilde shared a tweet saying "I wish Taylor Swift would date a climate scientist" and the world forgot how to critically thinkDoja Cat wore a t-shirt with the face of an alt-right dude on it and is just... taking the trolling a bit too far nowRobin Williams' daughter Zelda speaks out against AI replicas of her Dad's voiceWhat Tube Girl says about societyListen wherever you get your podcasts! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/23·28m 5s

SYSCA Book Club: The Cost of Living

For our gorgeous Culture Vulture listeners, we have a wee snippet of our Shit You Should Read About (SYSRA) book club podcast! This month Luce and Bel sat down to talk about Deborah Levy's book 'The Cost of Living' and what it costs to be a woman in 2023!!!!If you want to join our book club and have access to our group chats and weekly prompts we've got a 10% discount for you to join here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/23·15m 55s

The Year Of The Celebrity Breakup

In this week's episode of Culture Vulture:Someone has been charged with the murder of TupacKim and Kourtney Kardashian's feud continuesBrie Larson has been called to... dance?All the celebrity breakups so far this yearLaura's Links:https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/reasons-for-divorce-2023_uk_63aea33ae4b0ae9de1b61117https://www.vulture.com/2023/09/hugh-jackman-divorce-wife-deborra-lee.htmlhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/love-is-not-a-permanent-state-of-enthusiasm-an-interview-with-esther-perelhttps://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/dec/30/ex-everything-complete-me-broke-up Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/23·47m 25s

SO WE'RE WRITING A BOOK

Introducing to you our book ✿MAKE IT MAKE SENSE✿Make It Make Sense is a mix of cultural analysis, anecdotes, personal essays and poems, interplayed like a conversation between friends - because that’s what they are. You should be able to pick it up, read something that will make you laugh or cry or punch you in the gut, and then put it down until you’re ready for your next hit. From introducing new words for things that we’re all feeling but don’t know how to describe (hi phoenixing!) to real-life anecdotes of being young and ambitious and pressed up against the glass ceiling that still exists despite our best 2010 Girlbossing, how not to rob ourselves of joy, what happens when you lose someone you love, and how all of this is intrinsically bound up with the way the world’s working around us - this book is going to be the bedside table essential that you’re going to want to give everyone in your life who wants to feel less alone in whatever shit they’re dealing with.Preorder Make It Make Sense here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/23·23m 2s

Taylor Swift & Sophie Turner are officially out of their 'Joe' eras

A solo pod this week while London Laura gets her voice back!! This week is a bumper 'should we care' about all the important stories of the past few weeks. From Taylor Swift being in her jock era, to Sophie Turner being out of her Joe era, to Russel Brand being the worst, listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/23·29m 24s

Long Live the Celebrity Digital Footprint

This week on Culture Vulture:Our takes on Olivia Rodrigo's Guardian interviewThe Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner divorceRuby Franke is being charged & the end of family vloggingTimothee Chalamet & Kylie JennerHozier being handsome SquidwardAnd all our other fave celebrity digital footprint momentsNZ Followers: WIN a vinyl of Olivia's Rodrigo album Guts! Enter through our Newsletter between the 8th - 14th of September to be in to win! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/23·41m 27s

From Girlboss to Goblin: Women's Constant Reinvention

On today's episode of Culture Vulture:What's going on in the Cyrus familyIs Fyre Fest 2.0 fr?Alix earl and the potential of earls girlsDoja Cat is charting even after losing a million 'fans'Girl boss, beigefluencer, that girl, messy millenials, and all the ways we've been told to brand ourselvesLinks links LINKS:“Girlboss”Culture was for White Women Anyway.Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal womanBeware the ‘beige-fluencers’, cheerleaders for a life of no surprisesThe Downfall of The Girlboss Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/23·37m 18s

Taylor Swift & Comfort Things

On today's episode of Culture Vulture:Fans swarm Jack Antonoff and Margaret Qualley's wedding to try and catch a glimpse of Taylor Swift (and all the ways that is NOT okay)Anna Paul and Glenn broke up and the internet is reacting in a unique wayA list of the people who have potentially dropped Scooter Braun as their managerAll the shows, movies, books, and THINGS that bring us comfortThank you to Neon for sponsoring this episode of Culture Vulture! Sign up for a 7-day free trial and binge their box sets here.Links links LINKS:Lucy's comfort things newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/23·45m 35s

On Being A Teenager In Your 20s

This week on Culture Vulture:Micheal Oher (who inspired the film The Blind Side) has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Tuohy family tricked him into a conservatorship and lied about his adoption statusAlex Cooper's new network 'Unwell' has signed Alix Earl and Madeline ArgyAddison Rae is about to drop new music (and maybe become the next pop it-girl?)Stevie Nicks says that Daisy Jones & The Six feels like 'her story' and that she hopes the show will continueWhy we all feel like teenage girls in our 20s right nowLinks:Luce's piece on being a teenage girl in your 20sLaura's piece on what I would tell my twenty-something selfArticle on nostalgia Join our Geneva chat! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/23·47m 55s

SYSCA Book Club: Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow

For our gorgeous Culture Vulture listeners, we have a wee snippet of our Shit You Should Read About (SYSRA) book club podcast!Join us for an hour of swooning over the way author Gabriel Zevin manages to squeeze so many important and relevant topics into one novel, romantic pressure on male-female friendships, creative rushes, and whether we can all find our own persimmon tree to stand at the foot of, marvel at, and take a huge bite.If you want to join our book club and have access to the full podcast episode, our group chats, and weekly prompts we've got a 10% off discount for you to join here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/23·12m 11s

Lizzo, Jonah Hill, & Boundaries

This week on Culture Vulture:• Everything we know about the Lizzo allegations• What Jonah Hill can teach us about boundaries and therapy speakLaura's Links:https://www.thecut.com/article/couples-therapists-therapy-speak.htmlhttps://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jul/13/jonah-hill-texts-therapy-speak-therapist-boundarieshttps://www.vanityfair.com/style/2023/06/esther-perel-amateur-therapy-speakhttps://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/to-therapy-speak-or-not-to-therapy-speak/id1573867093?i=1000610746105Come and join our Geneva group chat here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/23·37m 35s

SYSCA Book Club: A Romantic Comedy Recap & Interview with Curtis Sittenfeld

For our gorgeous Culture Vulture listeners, we have a wee snippet of our Shit You Should Read About (SYSRA) book club podcast!Luce and Bel discuss alllllll their thoughts and all your HILARIOUS answers to our book club prompts in our first-ever book club podcast, and Bel even interviewed the author, Curtis bloody Sittenfeld!!!!If you want to join our book club and have access to the full podcast, our group chats, and weekly prompts we've got a 10% off discount for you to join here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/23·12m 37s

Angus Cloud, Doja Cat & BARBIE

This week on Culture Vulture (our pop culture podcast):A tribute to Angus CloudDoja Cat loses 500k followers after saying she doesn't love her fansEmily Mariko's 'quiet luxury' weddingFans throwing things at Cardi B & Cardi B throwing things at fansEvery single Barbie take you could ever imagine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/23·40m 34s

Ariana Grande, Matty Healy, & Your Local Library

Description: Luce and Bel on the mic today to talk aboutwhy you should fall back in love with your local libraryhow harry styles has reintroduced uninhibited joy to usariana grande and her husband dalton gomez splitting up (and who she's rumoured to be dating now)what the 1975's statements have meant for queer youth in malaysiaRead Lucy's Pocket Collection on heartbreak here.and our cute new book club group chat which you can join here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/23·50m 45s

Own The Lessons From Your First Break-up

Welcome back to our last episode of Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. This episode was built on all the things YOU’D sent in that you’d learnt from your first break up and all the things WE learnt while helping you own all these confusing feelings.A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/23·35m 52s

Own Breaking-up With Shameful Feelings

Welcome back to Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. Break-ups are very rarely happy occasions - and often we can feel things like guilt and shame, even when we know we did the right thing. In this episode, we help you navigate and alleviate these feelings of shame, with tips on how to feel content with the decisions you made. A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/23·38m 31s

The Truth About Barbie

This week on the mic: Keke Palmer clapping back to her baby daddy in the BEST way, Zayn on Call Her Daddy, and a new Britney Spears book. Then, the main event, EVERYTHING you need to know about Barbie! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/23·40m 10s

Own The Online Break-up

Welcome back to Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. This week we’re talking about the online break-up. With the rise of the internet, a global pandemic, and access to everyone, everywhere, all at once, how do we reconcile a break-up with someone we may not have ever physically met, but still felt deeply for?A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/23·44m 4s

Lewis Capaldi & The Danger Of The 'Tortured Artist'

This week we discuss something very near and dear to our hearts - the dangers of the tortured artists trope and why we shouldn't expect artists to live in their pain to create art for us. Also, Adele is sick of you throwing shit at people on stage, Olivia Rodrigo has a new song out and we're OBSESSED, and Zoe and Alfie are having another baby.Laura's links:Can Music Make You SickCan Music Make You Sick? Measuring the price of musical ambition (book extract)Help Musicians: Mental Health Music HelpsHelp Musicians: Eligibility FAQs Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/23·46m 17s

Own The Situationship Break-up

Welcome back to Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. This week we’re talking Situationships - what are they, why are they everywhere, and how do we deal with a break-up when it was never an ‘official’ relationship?A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/23·38m 53s

Lana Del Rey & The Kardashians

Luce and Laura are back on the mic this week to talk about Glastonbury, Lana Del Rey being late to her set, the girl eating mustard and raw veges, and then whether the Kardashians are still relevant. All of this and more wherever you get your pods!I Won’t Stop Intellectualising The Kardashians article Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/23·41m 20s

The Dudes Are Tay-baiting and Tay-trapping

An on the fly recording with Luce and Bel today all about a new phenomenon Luce has been noticing and has named "Tay-baiting" or "Tay-trapping." Then a famous author has indefinitely delayed her novel because it's... set in Siberia??? Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/23·33m 56s

Why is Taylor Swift Re-Recording Her Masters? (Part 2)

Coming back to you with a part two of our Taylor Swift two part series! And as a bonus, you get Liv content!!!!In part two of our two-part series on Taylor Swift, Luce and Liv discuss why Taylor Swift has chosen to re-record her masters. What went down with Scooter Braun? Does she own the music and just not the final song? Why should we only be listening to ‘Taylor’s Versions?’ What does this mean for the future of the music industry? Is she now feeling happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way? Is it miserable or magical? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/23·26m 56s

A Final Succession Session

Join Bel, Dunc and Luce, as we unpack the final season of Succession and predict where all the characters will go next! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/23·44m 11s

The Modern History of Taylor Swift

Luce is in New York seeing Taylor Swift so it seemed like a fitting time to re-upload our Taylor Swift two part series! And as a bonus, you get Liv content!!!!In part one of our two-part series on Taylor Swift, Luce and Liv relive Taylor Swift as we’ve always known her. Era by era, we discuss the music, the look, and the people who inspired (sometimes in a good way, sometimes... not) Taylor Swift to become the superstar we’re all enamoured with today. All I can say is it was enchanting to record this episode for you.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/23·1h 2m

What Celebrities DO and DON'T Owe US

On this weeks episode: Stevie Nicks thanks Taylor Swift for writing a song, Zoey 101 get's a reboot, and we chat Meghan, Harry, and what celebrities do and DON'T owe us as fans. Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/23·38m 51s

Some unsolicited relationship advice for Matty Healy and Taylor Swift

This week Luce and Laura are back on the mic to chat about Ed Sheeran winning his court case, a bit of a timeline on Matty Healy and Taylor Swift, and why YOU are thankful for your exes! Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/23·43m 19s

Ronald From Jury Duty Spills All The Secrets

Your long awaited interview with Ronald Gladden - the main character (unbeknownst to him) of the hit TV series Jury Duty! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/23·27m 9s

Met Gala & Music Lawsuits

In this weeks episode we discuss Karl 'No One Likes Curvy Women' Lagerfeld, and his gross past, our fave Met Gala Takeaways, and Ed Sheeran's latest copyright battle. Tune in wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/23·42m 10s

Own Reclaiming Your Identity

Welcome back to Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break-up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it.  This week we’re talking all about how to reclaim your identity when you’ve broken up with someone you intertwined your life with. “I think the most profound heartbreak I've felt was over the longing for a life and version of myself that I lost, because I got so caught up in being in a relationship.”Sometimes, when you break-up with someone that you’ve shared SO much of your life with, it can not only feel like you’re losing them, but you could also feel like you’ve lost a bit of yourself. A huge part of healing is trying to find yourself again - and you totally can! Let us help you figure it out. A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/23·36m 52s

To Therapy Speak Or Not To Therapy Speak

This week on the pod we give a Coachella update, before talking all about Therapy Speak (or the ways that we now use formal ‘therapy-adjacent’ language in our day-to-day lives). Does it make you selfish? Is it good for communication? Do YOU use it? Holding space for all of your answers in this weeks ep xxx Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/23·39m 43s

Own the Gut Feelings

Welcome back to Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break-up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. This week we’re talking all about trusting your gut, and what to do when you can’t pinpoint EXACTLY what went wrong in your relationship.We hear from people who feel like they just ‘fell out of love.’ and how that can make a break-up even more confusing, for both you and your ex. As always, we try to give you some advice on how you can both try to get some closure and move forward into new relationships. A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/23·42m 0s

Frank Ocean & Imposter Syndrome

Another trickle-down therapy sesh this week! But first - what was the deal with Frank Ocean's Coachella set? Why are people so upset? And then - Imposter Syndrome - do you feel it? Is it just something that's been packaged up and sold to women? Have you got thoughts and feelings? We do!! Tune in wherever you get your pods!Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter SyndromeUnbearable Feelings — The Oh Nine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/23·51m 47s

Own the Stalking Signals

Welcome back to Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break-up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. Whether it’s online or in real life, stalking can be a terrifying thing to deal with (not to mention it can be legit illegal). In this episode we explore the spectrum of stalking, hearing from people who’ve had their every move posted online, their university bedroom trashed, and even had people lie about health diagnoses to get back in their life. As always, we leave you with tangible ways to spot and stop someone (or yourself) from crossing the line. A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If you or anyone you know thinks you’re dealing with a stalker, visit: https://victimsupport.org.nz/get-support/other-crimes-or-incidents/stalking-and-harassmentIf anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/23·33m 26s

Taylor Swift's Rules For Life

This week we have Luce and BEL on the mic, talking about Taylor Swift, Millie Bobby Brown & Matty Healy. But most importantly, they break down Bel's 10 Unsolicited Rules For Life in an (as promised) incredibly unsolicited way. Hope you enjoy!Become a paying supporter to get Bel's Saturday Newsletter! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/23·57m 4s

Own the Ghosting Guilt

Welcome back to Own the Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break-up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. You can’t make a podcast about break-ups in 2023 without talking about GHOSTING and thanks to all of you we have a BUNCH of stories (both from the ghoster and the ghostee) to make sense of why ghosting is so damn common. We also give some tangible tips on how to get closure when your partner didn’t give you any.A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/23·30m 9s

Are You A Good Friend?

On this weeks therapy sesh, Luce and Laura decide whether they're good friends or not, and teach us all how to be them! Also - why did Barbie Ferreira leave Euphoria? She spills the beans... Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/23·58m 58s

Own the Green-Eyed Monster

Welcome back to Own The Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break-up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. Why, when we break-up with someone, is jealousy often our overriding emotion? I mean it makes sense - you’ve put so much time into this person, you might have even helped them grow into a healthier version of themselves, and now you don’t get to have them in your life anymore? It sucks - but we’re here to help. We can give you a few tips on how to curb the jealousy, how to spot when it moves into obsessive territory, and how to focus on YOU, rather than on them. A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/23·30m 16s

What Enneagram Number is Harry Styles?

A bumper episode this week about Amanda Bynes, Harry, EmRata, and a deeeeep look into enneagram numbers and what they mean. PS - what's yours?The testLaura's piece on enneagramsBecome a Close Friend! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/23·1h 2m

Own Being Better Than Revenge

Welcome to our first-ever episode of Own the Feels - brought to you in partnership with Love Better - where we’re doing our damnedest to help us break-up better - which means owning whatever we’re feeling and learning how to deal with it. This week we’re talking all about Revenge - and how we can be better than it. We hear from a few different people who’ve sought revenge in a break-up - from leaving polaroids around their ex's house, to pretending that they’re getting back together and then literally moving countries - but most importantly, we offer up some tangible tips to curb that need to ‘get even’ and how to spot when it crosses the line from ‘harmless’ to ‘harmful.’A huge thank you to Love Better, and everyone who gave us their stories to make these podcasts possible. If you want to know more about how to break-up better, listen to next week's episode, and head to https://www.vice.com/en/topic/love-better. If anything you've heard in this podcast makes you think you should reach out for a little more help, please do!Here are some spots to head to:For peer support: https://1737.org.nz/ To talk about sexual harm: https://safetotalk.nz/or for other advice on how to deal with a breakup you can email lovebetter@youthline.co.nz or text lovebetter to 234 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/23·39m 20s

Ozempic, Explained

In this episode Luce and & Laura introduce Shit You Should Cook About, before launching into a huge and personal chat about the rise in the new "miracle weight loss drug" (in huge quotation marks there!), Ozempic. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!Luce's piece on OzempicBecome a close friend! ASDAH piece Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/23·46m 52s

Introducing: Our New Breakup Podcast

New podcast alert!!! We're launching a brand new podcast series (within our Culture Vulture feed) all about how to break up better. It’s called ‘Own The Feels,’ it’s brought to you by Love Better, and it’s based around YOUR breakup stories. We cover it all - from ghosting, to revenge, to stalking - you all provided us with some juicy stuff!Listen to Own The Feels in our Culture Vulture feed, wherever you get your podcasts!Launching Monday 27th March. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/23·1m 20s

Will DALL-E-2 Be Detrimental to the Arts?

Re-uploading a very topical episode this week (and bringing Liv's beautiful voice back to the pod). Enjoy team! This week we chat about Lizzo updating her new song after realising she used ableist language (and how we can ALL learn from her), before diving into how catastrophic new AI Dalle-2 is for visual creators. Listen wherever you get your pods!Watch our Extremely Online episode here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/23·42m 42s

Harry Styles & Daisy Jones

A voiceless Luce and a worn out Laura are on the mic this week to give you the Harry Styles review you've all been waiting for!!! And the Daisy Jones and The Six review you've all been waiting for!!!! Tune in for all the tea!!Read 'That crazy girl, who was mental' newsletter here Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/23·40m 41s

Date The Person Who Makes You Cringe

London Laura's first full week on the mic and DAMN it feels so good!!! We talk about the latest in Selena & Hailey (and why we should all go and touch a bit of grass), Sabrina Carpenter's BBC Live Lounge being taken down, the Jonas Brothers getting Haley Lu Richardson to star in their latest music video and then Lauras case for why you should (maybe) date the person who makes you cringe!!Luce's pocket collection on Fandom: https://getpocket.com/collections/how-the-internet-drives-fandom-to-new-heights?utm_source=sysca Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/23·43m 31s

Can You Separate The Art From The Artist?

We are reuploading an old episode this week as it feels SUPER relevant right now- enjoy team! This weeks episode has been a long time coming (and had to be recorded twice to get it perfect) and it's all about when/ how/ and IF you can separate the art from the artist. Spoiler - there's no right or wrong answer here - it's an incredibly personal and introspective topic, but we give you so many tools to add to your toolkit when it comes to unpacking and reconciling your love for someone/something when the artist has done something Very Bad.Picasso piece, Vox piece. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/23·50m 10s

Saying Goodbye To Liv & Hello To Laura!

It is incredibly BITTER (and a lil sweet) that this is our LAST ever Culture Vulture with our wonderful Liv. Liv has blessed us with her ability to describe things like the Johnny V Amber case, her in-depth psychoanalyses of celebrity culture (and her multiple vehicle mishaps) and we are going to miss her DEEPLY. But, coming in hot on the mic is London Laura, and we introduce you all to her for the very first time. Enjoy!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/23·36m 14s

Netflix's Big Backtrack & Unpacking The Grammys

This week Luce and Liv jump on the mic for Liv's second to last ever Culture Vulture to talk about Netflix fucking around (and finding out) and all the drama at this year's Grammys. Tune in wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/23·33m 30s

Don't Kill The Part Of You That's Cringe, Kill The Part That Cringes

This week an update on the Rust shooting, Kylie Jenner's baby name reveal, and a deep dive on cringing. What makes us cringe? Why do we cringe? Why should we embrace it? We even have some live cringing on mic - you don't wanna miss this episode!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/23·35m 20s

Why Do We Do ANYTHNG?

A bit of a philosophical ep on the cards today team, but not before we debunk all the rumours spreading about Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (nothing like a bit of media literacy to start the ep!). TikTok has gone WILD with big unsubstantiated claims (what's new) about Liam's behaviour during their relashe - and people have been taking it as fact??? Not on this pod!Then, we get into intrinsic vs extrinsic motivations - and what makes us do what we do. Is it for us? Is it for money? For praise? For likes? How do we make sure we're doing things for the right reasons?? All of this and more in this weeks ep!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/23·50m 16s

What Will Prince Harry's Book Actually Tell Us?

A big week back on the mic! First, some big existential questions (answered), then Lizzo made a call about cancel culture that Luce and Liv dive into, before a huge discussion about the media frenzy around Prince Harry's 'leaked' book excerpts!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/23·1h 3m

The 27 Club, Explained

The gals are away enjoying the Christmas and New Year. Enjoy some of our fave episodes from 2022!This week we get a REAL LIFE naughty or nice where Luce tells a story about getting trolled and we learn a lil bit about toxic fandoms (and also how to be kind online!!) Then Liv teaches us about 'The 27 Club' and how the media had a hand in the myth-making of one of music's most talked about phenomenons. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!!Become a SYSCA supporter here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/23·54m 36s

Can You Separate The Art & The Artist?

The gals are away enjoying the Christmas and New Year. Enjoy some of our fave episodes from 2022!This weeks episode has been a long time coming (and had to be recorded twice to get it perfect) and it's all about when/ how/ and IF you can separate the art from the artist. Spoiler - there's no right or wrong answer here - it's an incredibly personal and introspective topic, but we give you so many tools to add to your toolkit when it comes to unpacking and reconciling your love for someone/something when the artist has done something Very Bad. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/22·50m 24s

Goblin Mode, Explained

The gals are away enjoying the Christmas and New Year. Enjoy some of our fave episodes from 2022!This week we discuss the two trends taking over our TikTok/ news feeds at the moment - 'That Girl' and 'Goblin Mode.' Why do we need to keep flattening ourselves and labelling ourselves? Are trends taking the place of religion? How closely is goblin mode tied to mental health? How close is 'That Girl' tied to perfectionism and unrealistic expectations? Is it all this deep???? All you questions answered wherever you get your pods! xx Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/22·45m 51s

The Pop Culture Moments That Defined 2022

In our last episode for the year, Liv and Luce discuss the moments that made it such a HUGE year in pop culture. From The Slap, to Don't Worry Darling, to Roe V Wade interrupting the Met Gala. They also give you ALL the holiday recs you could possibly need!Luce's two must read articles:WHY THE PAST 10 YEARS OF AMERICAN LIFE HAVE BEEN UNIQUELY STUPIDEveryone wants forgiveness, but no one is being forgiven Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/22·52m 57s

Kanye West & Bel Chimes In

This week we talk all about the latest in Kanye West, and introduce you to Bel - the witchy wordsmith who writes our most popular column in the newsletter: "Bel Chimes In."We talk phoenixing, pulling the clutch out, being 'glass-ceilinged', and have a debate over the fashion in The White Lotus. All of this and more wherever you get your pods!To vote for Culture Vulture as you listeners choice podcast click here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/22·1h 10m

What do we do with Chris Brown?

Luce and Liv are back with another complex conversation this week, after they talk about the SYSCA follower who made out with Matty Healy on stage in a recent show!!! But the main event - Chris Brown. Why, after all these years, continued allegations of abuse, restraining orders, and a proven history of domestic violence - do we continue to give him a platform? We don't have all the answers, but we have a lot of questions, so you should tune in if you do too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/22·57m 56s

TicketMastermind (Taylor’s Version)

Today's episode is everything you need to know about Ticketmaster, LiveNation, Taylor Swift, and how capitalism manifests in the music industry. Also, Pearl Jam have beeeeeen saying this! Listen in for a quick lesson on this sitch xxx Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/22·44m 14s

Queerbaiting: what is it, and what ISN’T it?

Today we talk about the latest word to be weaponised by the internet: "queerbaiting." So what is it, can a REAL person actually do it (or is it reserved for fictional characters and strategists), and how do we make sure we don't see a repeat of what happened to Kit Connor? All of this and more wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/22·31m 0s

Phoebe Bridgers, Paul Mescal, & Selena Gomez's New Doco

Today a wild story about Luce's bout of Bali belly, a chat about Phoebe Bridgers' & Paul Mescal's 'meet cute' and subsequent engagement, and a big debrief about Selena Gomez's new doco and how it made us feel. Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/22·38m 51s

Inside Instagram's Creator Machine with 'Alright, Hey!'

A special bonus episode for you!! We're currently reporting on Instagram's Creator Week in Bali, and we got the chance to sit down with Matt Hey (Alright, Hey) and Kirsty Wilson (Lead, Creator and Public Figure Partnerships for Meta) to spill ALL the secrets of the creator world. Matt also tells us a juicy story that he's never spoken about before, and you're defs going to want to tune in for that! Listen in wherever you get your pods!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/22·45m 22s

Unpacking Hollywood Age Gaps

Today we've got a big chat about Taylor Swift removing the word 'fat' from her Anti-Hero music video, before diving into age gaps in Hollywood. Is it fair for us to be so critical of them? Is it the result of life after #metoo? Is it any of our business? All of these questions asked, but not necessarily answered, in this weeks episode of Culture Vulture!!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/22·45m 16s

Midnights & Militaries

This week we give a cheeky review of Taylor Swift's new album 'Midnights,' a chat about When We Were Young Fest, and then deep dive into BTS serving in South Korea's military and what that tells us about the government's control over pop culture! Listen wherever you get your pods!Listen to our previous White Lotus Culture Vulture episode here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/22·38m 37s

Rex Orange County & Brad and Angelina

We're on the road so it's a little bit different this week - we just bring you two stories from the news cycle that we want to unpack. First, the allegations made against Alexander O'Connor, known on stage as Rex Orange County, and then we cover some updates in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's custody battle. Also, tune in to hear about Luce's developing obsession with Matty Healy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/22·27m 32s

The Final Take On Don’t Worry Darling

We've FINALLY seen Don't Worry Darling and we give you ALL of our thoughts. Also - why does Matty Healy from The 1975 have beef with Triple J? All of this and more on this weeks episode, wherever you get your pods xxKilling Our Darlings piece here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/22·54m 45s

Why Do 'Wife Guys' Cheat?

Thanks to Hello Period for making this episode of Culture Vulture poddible!! You can use our code SHITYEAH for 15% off any pair of Hello Undies or Hello Discs!!! Just visit helloperiod.com!!Lucky we didn't talk about it last week because guess what? We have another cheating wife guy on our hands!! We dive deep into the psychology of cheating, but not before we hear more of your iconic period mishaps!!!! PS, become a SYSCA supporter for access to our BUMPER LIST of recommendations! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/22·1h 1m

Taylor Swift & Romanticising Your Life

This week we threw all structure out the window and just had a big old debrief with you all! Luce shared some stories from her time in the states, Liv told us about her chaotic camping trip (of course it was... it's Liv) and we got to talk about our fave thing... Taylor Swift! Sign up for the Culture Vulture newsy here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/22·35m 59s

WE INTERVIEWED FINNEAS

WE GOT TO MEET AND INTERVIEW FINNEAS!! We chat about Laneway, Billie Eilish, mental health, why he loves shit you should care about, and whether he scrunches or folds his toilet paper. It's the best chat ever!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/22·17m 33s

Breakdowns & Nepotism Babies

This week we have a very sensitive Luce and Liv on mic, so it's lucky they're tackling such a low stakes topic - Nepotism babies!!! They begin with a quick chat about Dalle-2 and the future of art (our fave topic...) and then really get into the nitty gritty of nepo-babies and how it all really winds down to social inequality! Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/22·45m 45s

Gabbie Hanna and the Dangers Of Influence

This week is HUGE! Stories about period sex, a note from Wil Wheaton (a former child star), and then a big discussion about what went down on Gabbie Hanna's TikTok last week, and how we react to influencers 'posting through it.'Wil Wheaton's blog post: https://wilwheaton.net/2022/08/when-you-watch-the-curse-you-are-watching-two-childre[…]and-exploited-daily-during-production-no-adults-protected-us/This episode was brought to you by the legends at Hello Period! Use our discount code 'SHITYEAH' at checkout for 15% off their new Hello Undies! Visit https://helloperiod.com/ to get yours today!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/22·55m 9s

Barbie Ferreira's Departure & Child Stars

Barbie Ferreira is leaving Euphoria and we're upset about it!! We're also upset at how child stars have been treated for basically... ever. From Judy Garland to Drew Barrymore, we walk through the childhoods of some of the worlds most famous child stars and how their parents didn't really parent them. We also chat about some of the protections that are now in place to stop kids from having to work like adults! Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/22·49m 14s

Dan Schneider & the Nickelodeon Nightmare

This episode features a lot of D's... Dungeons and Dragons, Dan Levy & Dan Schneider. First of all we've got an update on Luce and Liv's foray into D&D, then we discuss Dan Levy's new role as a teacher in Sex Education, and finally, we sink our teeth into Jennette McCurdy's new book and all the allegations surrounding Dan Schneider. Become a SYSCA supporter here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/22·45m 10s

Toxic Fandoms & The 27 Club

This week we get a REAL LIFE naughty or nice where Luce tells a story about getting trolled and we learn a lil bit about toxic fandoms (and also how to be kind online!!) Then Liv teaches us about 'The 27 Club' and how the media had a hand in the myth-making of one of music's most talked about phenomenons. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!!Become a SYSCA supporter here!The Rookie piece on The 27 Club! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/22·54m 16s

Kim, Pete, Bridgerton, & Beyoncé

A big week on the mics this week! A Bridgerton lawsuit as drama-heavy as the show itself, Kris Jenner's PR machine strikes again, as Kim and Pete cover up for Khloe and Tristan's new baby, and Beyoncé has found herself in a few dramas after her new album rollout (which was also her most conventional roll out yet.) You are NOT going to want to miss this one!This episode is brought to you by Prime Video, and the new film Thirteen Lives. Watch the incredible true story here. And check out Luce's Pocket collection 'How Pop Culture Explains The World' here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/22·47m 55s

A Love Island Debrief: THE FINAL DEBRIEF

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Luce and Liv debrief the final week of Love Island! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/22·21m 7s

Period Dramas & Mental Health in Music

A bloody full episode of Culture Vulture this week! We start off with some more of your iconic period stories, before launching into a dicush about what we expect from musicians. Shawn Mendes and Tom Misch have both just cancelled their upcoming tours to look after themselves, which begs the question: are the musicians alright?This episode is brought to you by our favourite sustainable period care company, Hello Period! You can use our code SHITYEAH for 15% off any pair of Hello Undies!!! Just visit helloperiod.com!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/22·44m 18s

Can You Separate The Art From The Artist?

This weeks episode has been a long time coming (and had to be recorded twice to get it perfect) and it's all about when/ how/ and IF you can separate the art from the artist. Spoiler - there's no right or wrong answer here - it's an incredibly personal and introspective topic, but we give you so many tools to add to your toolkit when it comes to unpacking and reconciling your love for someone/something when the artist has done something Very Bad.Picasso piece, Vox piece.This episode of Culture Vulture was brought to you by our mates at Part Time Rangers - our fave alcoholic bevvy brand - coz why wouldn’t you want to save wildlife while you sip?Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/22·50m 10s

A Love Island Debrief: Who The Hell Should Win?

Luce and Liv debrief episode 42-47 of Love Island!Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/22·24m 6s

The Shit Show: Life in Plastic, It's Not Fantastic

A PODCAST ALL ABOUT PLASTIC! Ok, besties - one of me and Liv’s New Year's resolutions was to be more environmentally conscious - and that means limiting our plastic intake. Why? Because plastic is so shit for the planet. In this episode we go through a history of plastic (it's super interesting I promise) and then some fast (and not fun) facts, before giving some solutions about how each and every one of us can cut down on our usage!!!This bonus podcast episode was made possible by the angels at Ethique who make the BEST plastic free beauty products, from shampoo bars to facewash! AND they’ve even given us a spesh discount code which gives you 25% off all full-price items for the month of July - just type in PLASTICISSHIT at the checkout and you’re away! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/22·35m 28s

The Dark Story Behind Where The Crawdads Sing

This week we dive into the story behind the story of Where The Crawdad's Sing's author Delia Owens. This story - about an alleged murder in Africa when Delia was younger- is wild, and has deep parallels to her now incredibly famous novel and now film, so you're going to want to listen to this one!Here is Jeffrey Goldberg's original story about the story.This episode of Culture Vulture was brought to you by our mates at Part Time Rangers - our fave alcoholic bevvy brand - coz why wouldn’t you want to save wildlife while you sip?Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/22·41m 21s

A Love Island Debrief: Movie Madness

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Luce and Liv debrief episode 34-40 of Love Island! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/22·33m 6s

Doja Cat, Noah Schnapp, & Elvis

This week we start off by explaining Doja Cat's weird beef with Noah Schnapp, before launching into our main topic of the day - what was missing from Baz Luhrmann's Elvis movie. Even though Austin Butler slayed, the film still fell short in a few places - we discuss how!This episode of Culture Vulture was brought to you by our mates at Part Time Rangers - our fave alcoholic bevvy brand - coz why wouldn’t you want to save wildlife while you sip?Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/22·41m 4s

A Love Island Debrief: Cheating & Tit Sucking

 Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Luce and Liv debrief episode 28-33 of Love Island! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/22·36m 5s

R. Kelly's Crimes: Explained

This week we're unpacking the disgusting history of R.Kelly. From his relationship with Aaliyah, to his multitude of crimes against young women and men, and how he could have possibly gotten away with it for so long - we explain it all!This episode of Culture Vulture was brought to you by our mates at Part Time Rangers - our fave alcoholic bevvy brand - coz why wouldn’t you want to save wildlife while you sip? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/22·48m 19s

A Love Island Debrief: Welcome to Casa Amor

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Luce and Liv debrief episode 20-27 of Love Island! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/22·28m 10s

Celebrities React To Roe V Wade Being Overturned

This week of course we're talking about the overturning of Roe V Wade and how celebrities (who, whether you like it or not have huge influence in this world) are reacting to the news. Then we chat about the difference in how Elon Musk and JLo embrace their children's pronouns, and the example JLo is setting for us all.This episode of Culture Vulture was brought to you by our mates at Part Time Rangers - our fave alcoholic bevvy brand - coz why wouldn’t you want to save wildlife while you sip? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/22·32m 4s

A Love Island Debrief: Jay Isn't On The Same Paige

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Luce and Liv debrief episode 13-19 of Love Island! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/22·26m 31s

Lizzo's Quick Fix, & Explaining DALL-E-2

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! This week we chat about Lizzo updating her new song after realising she used ableist language (and how we can ALL learn from her), before diving into how catastrophic new AI Dalle-2 is for visual creators. Listen wherever you get your pods!Watch our Extremely Online episode here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/22·42m 42s

A Love Island Debrief: The Ekin-Su Show

 Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Luce and Liv debrief episode 6-12 of Love Island! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/22·27m 29s

Not Every Musician Wants To Be A TikTok Star

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! This week: a big chat about the newspaper that basically gave Rebel Wilson a 'deadline' to publicly come out, and a big chat about how OBSESSED major music labels are with TikTok and what this means for big (and little) artists. A great one today angels!!!PS, here's the video we KEEP mentioning, which you need to go and watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1m-KgEpoow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/22·36m 26s

A Love Island Debrief: Let's meet the islanders!

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Luce and Liv meet our islanders this year and debrief episode 1-5! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/22·28m 20s

Our Love Island Debrief Is BACK!!!

You asked, so we delivered! We're bringing back our weekly Love Island debriefs (in a slightly shorter format) to cure our winter blues here in NZ. Each week we'll be coming at you with our hot takes from the week's antics (and hopefully some smart analysis too) - let's get crackin on! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/22·56s

Liam Payneful & The Johnny/ Amber Verdict

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! It's a big week to be hosting a pop culture podcast! We start off with a discussion about Liam Payne's chaotic interview with Logan Paul, before the main event: part two of our 'making sense of Johnny and Amber' series. We talk about the media's coverage of the trial, how this could impact the #MeToo movement, and what we (as a society) should all learn from this. Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/22·51m 37s

A Conversation With Friends About Conversations With Friends

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! A Winnie The Pooh horror film, another Kardashian wedding and a huge conversation about Sally's Rooney's latest TV adaptation - Conversations with Friends!!!!! Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/22·52m 42s

Harry Styles, Heartstopper & Taylor Swift's Speech

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Naturally this week there's one thing still on our minds - HARRY STYLES, so we give you a big debrief on the listening parties we hosted, and ALL our thoughts on the news album! We also chat about Netflix making layoffs, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna's new babies (not together), Love Island moving away from fast fashion and Taylor Swift becoming a doctor!! HUGE week this week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/22·57m 33s

The Illuminati, Explained

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! We're back and we're healthy! This week we talk about JLo's love for Ted Lasso (she's one of us), and the ethics of rap lyrics being used as evidence in court, before launching into the main topic of the day - WTF is the Illuminati??? We go into the history of the group, how it's become such a big thing in pop-culture (especially when it comes to celebrities) and whether it actually exists. A super fun and interesting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/22·47m 24s

Sex Education & Sally Rooney!

Reuploading an old (but still amazing) episode today because poor Liv has covid.. enjoy! Become a SYSCA supporter here!! SEX EDUCATION AND SALLY ROONEY - WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO SAY? (50 minutes worth of things apparently!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/22·52m 2s

Making Sense Of Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! For this weeks episode of Culture Vulture we discuss the trial taking the internet by storm - Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard. We give a whole lot of context, explain why this trial is being filmed and broadcast, and go into the background of each person involved, to try and help explain how we got where we got today. We talk a lot about mental health, the complexities of abuse, and why we should take this opportunity to watch and learn from this trial, without feeling the need to take a side. I highly encourage tuning in if you want a well-rounded view of what we know so far. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/22·1h 14m

It's Time To Stop Shitting On Stans

SYSCA is taking a much needed holiday over the Easter weekend, but so you don't miss us too much we are bringing you one of our favourite old episodes to enjoy.Become a SYSCA supporter here!!Young people - particularly young women - have been managing communities, building websites/servers/forums, learning photoshop, writing fan fiction, editing videos, organising and mobilising communities ALL FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR FAVES, and for WHAT? I’m here to tell you that these skills need to be recognized for what they are, rather than laughed at or disregarded. It’s time to stop shitting on Stans. This episode was brought to you by Lucy BlakistonOriginal article: https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/article/stans The confidence gap: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/05/the-confidence-gap/359815/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/22·28m 23s

The Rise and Fall of David Dobrik

SYSCA is taking a much needed holiday over the Easter weekend, but so you don't miss us too much we are bringing you one of our favourite old episodes to enjoy.Become a SYSCA supporter here!! Today's episode is all about David Dobrik and the recent and very serious rape allegations against the Vlog Squad.We explain who and what the Vlog Squad is, why influencers and creators keep fucking up, yet their platforms HARDLY EVER suffer, why everyone has been so scared to talk about Youtube's "Golden Boy", the way audiences are groomed into thinking content that definitely isn't okay, is, and whether it's the job of the creator to predict what is or isn't going to be okay in the future.A big episode, but a very important one.Ken Tenbarge's article: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/vlog-squad-durte-dom-rape-allegation-david-dobrik-zeglaitis-video-2021-3?r=US&IR=T Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/22·43m 22s

What Your Jealousy Is Really Telling you

Become a SYSCA supporter here!! This week, after recapping Ed Sheeran's latest lawsuit and Will Smith's Oscars ban we are joined by our mate the Green Eyed monster to talk about jealousy. How is it different to envy? How can we use such an 'ugly' emotion to our advantage? What makes us jealous? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/22·43m 8s

The Slap isn't even the worst thing that's happened at the Oscars

Become a SYSCA supporter here!!We get it - we're all sick of reading, thinking, and talking about the slap - so we don't dwell on it for long. Instead we take you through some of the WILD (and some of the downright racist) moments that have occurred in the many years that the Oscars have been running, and I promise you're going to be SHOCKED at some of them. (PS does anyone else remember John Travolta calling Idina Mendel "Adele Dazeem???" Tune in for more!And OOPS we said that the La La Land/ Moonlight mix up happened in 2007 but it was actually 2017! Sorry team. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/22·39m 28s

'That Girl' vs 'Goblin Mode'

Become a SYSCA Supporter here xxxThis week we discuss the two trends taking over our TikTok/ news feeds at the moment - 'That Girl' and 'Goblin Mode.' Why do we need to keep flattening ourselves and labelling ourselves? Are trends taking the place of religion? How closely is goblin mode tied to mental health? How close is 'That Girl' tied to perfectionism and unrealistic expectations? Is it all this deep???? All you questions answered wherever you get your pods! xx Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/22·45m 30s

Dua Lipa's Lawsuits & Inner Monologues

When your reading this do you hear it? Or do you just read it?? Liv has an inner monologue and I don't - so we explain the differences in how we think, what the psychology is behind it, and what it means to have - or to not have - that inner speech. We also chat about Dua Lipa's Dual Lawsuits, and give a very quick update on Ye. Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/22·46m 50s

The Shit Show: Our most embarrassing period stories!

Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts here.And on Spotify here. In this extremely special edition of The Shit Show, we've teamed up with our mates at @Helloperiodco to talk about... periods!We start off by very candidly running you through our experiences with the Hello Cup, before launching into all of your embarrassing (and amazing) stories. It's wild how so many of our mishaps (like accidentally putting in two tampons, or going swimming and having exploding pads) could be solved by using a period cup or hello disc! We also chat about the impact sanitary items have on the environment, and how Hello Period's new Hello Disc is game changing for workers in the sex industry!If you want to get your hands on one of these amazing products, you should head to helloperiod.com and use our code GOODSHIT15 for 15% off (anywhere in the world!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/22·21m 34s

The Complicated Life of Kanye West, Part 2: Kim, Trump & Mental Health

In part two of our series on Kanye West we discuss two major relationships in his life: Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump. Underpinning all of this is a long overdue lesson on bipolar disorder - what it is & how has manifested in Kanye's actions - a super important discussion this week, and one we hope you all take the time to tune in to! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/22·1h

The complicated life of Kanye West, Part 1

In episode one of our two part series on Ye, we dive into the formation of Kanye West: his background, his ever-growing ego, and his rise to fame. Who was around him? Who was checking in on him? How did he become the Ye we know today? Listen wherever you get your pods! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/22·44m 12s

Lizzo, Britney & the death of the RomCom?

Lizzo's got a new reality TV show, Britney's got a new book and... WE NEED SOME NEW ROM COMS! Are romcoms dying? Or have they always been dying? OR, are they just optimised for streaming rather than cinemas these days? All your questions answered on this weeks episode!!As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/22·48m 56s

The Violation Of Celebrity Sex Lives

We start off with an analysis of Jake Gyllenhaal's new Esquire profile - and the first time he spoke out about Taylor Swift rerecording Red - before a quick chat about Coachella who will now have no Covid restrictions in place for attendees.And then, the main event: we talk about Pam and Tommy, the ethics of releasing a show about a leaked sex tape (without the consent of Pamela Anderson!), and take a wee trip down memory lane about the way the media has violated celebrities since basically the beginning of the internet.As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/22·46m 45s

Lovebombing, "The Ick," & WTF is Ye up to?

We start off with an extremely chaotic chat about Ye - is he ok? Is this a PR stunt? Should we care? How long until everyone tunes out? And then we dive into a far more intellectual chat about the TikTokification of terms like "Lovebombing" and "gaslighting," when "the ick" is actually a red flag, and of course, the Tinder Swindler.As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/22·1h 7m

Everything We Thought About Euphoria Was Wrong

This week we unpack ALL the rumours and criticisms surrounding Season 2 of Euphoria and its creator Sam Levinson. Are we holding Euphoria to an extremely high standard because we were so obsessed with Season 1????? Are these facts to back up the intense TikTok slamming??? Do we wait with bated breath for every new episode anyway???As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/22·55m 43s

Sydney Sweeney, Jay-Z, & Spotify's Podcast Politics

This week before we even get into the episode Liv spills a HUGE secret (one you won't want to miss.) Then we talk about Sydney Sweeney, a potential Fyre Festival 2.0, someone crashing into Taylor Swifts house and why rap lyrics shouldn't be used as evidence in court.AND THEN THE MAIN EVENT - JOE ROGAN VS SPOTIFY and the idea that when you pay someone to be on your platform you have more of a responsibility to keep other people safe than if they were just uploading podcasts themselves.As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/22·54m 11s

A Bonus Jonas, Taylor Swift Claps Back, & Jamie Lynn Spears Enters The Chat

This weeks episode is HEARTY angels! We talk about Nick and Priyanka's new baby, Taylor Swift being told that she doesn't write her own songs, & Ye demanding that he gets the final edit on his upcoming documentary "Jeen-Yus," all before sinking our teeth into the latest in the #FreeBritney movement. We look at the release of Jamie Lynn's new book, why fans aren't happy with the timing or the content, and the web of people involved in the world of Britney Spears.As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/22·1h 5m

Keeping Up With The Kardashian's PR Machine

Happy 2022! We start the year off with a discussion about Molly Mae, Tom Holland and Zendaya, before discussing the Kardashian's carefully calculated (and annoyingly effective) PR strategy.From intentional photoshop fails, new relationships, pregnancies, song lyrics and cheating partners, a LOT happened over summer to distract from Astroworld. As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/22·1h 1m

A Succession Special!

This week Luce is joined by Succession superfan and Kendall Roy lookalike Duncan Greive to discuss all things Succession, and it's just a RIDE. From accidental dick pics, to the unraveling of a dinosaur media company, this show is literally the best thing on TV. So, if you haven't watched it, go and do that (on Neon's 14-day free trial), so that when you come back and listen to this you're fully clued up!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/22·50m 30s

WE INTERVIEWED LORDE

SYSCA is on holiday, so we are bringing you some of our favourite eps from 2021 so you don't miss us too much! Love yahs!!!We interviewed Lorde and it was THE SICKEST THING EVER. She was so kind and open and honest, and answered all our fan-girl questions with such grace and humor. UGH. Love her. And you should most definitely stream Solar Power too. It rules. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/22·28m 39s

No, Olivia Rodrigo Isn't Stealing Your Music

SYSCA is on holiday, so we are bringing you some of our favourite eps from 2021 so you don't miss us too much! Love yahs!!!In today’s episode of Culture Vulture Luce & Liv break down:•Why Olivia Rodrigo shouldn’t have had to add Hayley Williams and Josh Farro to the writing credits for Good 4 U•the difference between sampling and interpolating•and we even get Gemma Styles’ take on the whole thing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/21·37m 18s

The Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2021

Literally exactly what the title says - the biggest releases/moments of 2021. HAPPY HOLIDAYS BESTIES! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/21·31m 21s

A Sex & The City Feud & Josh Bassett Takes The Mic

A juicy episode today! We begin by outlining what (we think) really went down between Kim Cattrall and SJP and hearing Couch Guy's side of the story before hearing someone else’s side of the story - JOSH BASSETT'S. We have a discussion about whether it's an artist's right to make art from their own experiences (it is) and how if we hold one person to a certain standard, the same standard should apply to the rest!PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY: https://forms.gle/wy7aGRTzqajivdzq7As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/21·56m 23s

Cancel Culture, Cheating Men, & The Character Development of Billie Eilish

FILL OUT OUR SURVEY BESTIES!SO MANY CHEATING MEN THIS WEEK! We start off by discussing 'The Lovely Bones' author Alice Sebold's apology to Anthony Broadwater, the man who was falsely convicted for her sexual assault, Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloé again, and Anthony Ramos cheating on Jasmine Cephas Jones- which is a TRAGEDY. And this is all before we do a deep dive into Billie Eilish and her character development throughout her annual Vanity Fair interviews - with a nice wee cancel culture chat sprinkled in there for good measure.The Vanity Fair Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wNsZEqpKUA The Youtube Video we keep referring to! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFK-csmYRFw As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/21·1h 3m

The Fucked Up History of The Grammys

Fill out our Culture Vulture survey here besties: https://forms.gle/wy7aGRTzqajivdzq7 As Taylor Swift once said, "fuck the patriarchy." And after listening to this weeks naughty or nice, that's exactly what you'll be yelling, that is, before you start yelling, "fuck the grammy's!" Luce and Liv dive into everything we know (and everything they don't want us to know) about the Grammys - who runs them? Who can vote? Why don't the academy like women? Or people of colour? All will be revealed in this weeks episode of Culture Vulture!As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/21·58m 19s

Is TikTok Helping or Hurting The Music Industry?

After the bloody phenomenon that was “Drivers License,” - I’m sure you’ve heard it - Luce & Liv decided they had to do a deep dive into TikTok’s mega influence over the music industry.We discuss the drama, TikTok musicals, ALL the songs that have gone viral, and what this means for creative integrity. AND YOU SHOULD LISTEN! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/21·32m 53s

Harry Styles and the Celebrity Beauty Brand

Upon the release of Harry Styles' new beauty brand 'Pleasing' and Billie Eilish's new fragrance 'Eilish,' Luce and Liv go into the history of the celebrity beauty brand. From Elizabeth Taylor's perfumes to Rihanna's Fenty line, we discuss whether the world needs more beauty brands (spoiler alert: it doesn't), and we walk through some of the wildest products out there (I'm looking at Goops at home enema kit, and Jessica Simpsons EDIBLE BUBBLE BATH???) Is there a difference between a brand with integrity vs a brand without? OR is it all just a money grab? All the answers in this weeks ep!Thank you to Neon for making this episode of Culture Vulture happen (and for having all the best TV shows to keep us occupied during lockdown!) You can get a 14 day free trial for Neon at https://www.neontv.co.nz/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/21·1h 9m

Why is Taylor Swift Re-Recording Her Masters? (Part 2)

In part two of our two-part series on Taylor Swift, Luce and Liv discuss why Taylor Swift has chosen to re-record her masters. What went down with Scooter Braun? Does she own the music and just not the final song? Why should we only be listening to ‘Taylor’s Versions?’ What does this mean for the future of the music industry? Is she now feeling happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way? Is it miserable or magical? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/21·26m 56s

The Modern History of Taylor Swift

In part one of our two-part series on Taylor Swift, Luce and Liv relive Taylor Swift as we’ve always known her. Era by era, we discuss the music, the look, and the people who inspired (sometimes in a good way, sometimes... not) Taylor Swift to become the superstar we’re all enamoured with today. All I can say is it was enchanting to record this episode for you. As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/21·1h 2m

What Happened to Ed Sheeran? + Album review!

An updated version of our 'What Happened to Ed Sheeran' podcast with an added album review. FIRST OF ALL, Liv and I LOVE ED SHEERAN. We’ve grown up with him, we used to cover Give Me Love and Kiss Me at every gig we ever played. But we had to ask: how could the same man who wrote Grade 8, This City, The Man, This, Bloodstream, U.N.I etc etc etc write BAD HABITS??? He sang You Need Me Man, I Don’t Need You, Take It Back, Eraser and countless other bangers about not falling into the traps of the music industry and he just sort of has…. (please see: ‘I Don’t Care feat. Justin Bieber’ and ‘South of The Border feat. Camila Cabello’ for more evidence.) DON’T COME FOR US, WE LOVE HIM WE JUST WANNA LOOK AT WHAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAN DO TO PEOPLE!Here’s the article I keep referring to! https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/ed-sheeran-interview-2021 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/21·40m 46s

Return of the Cringe Couple

Luce and Liv sit down to discuss why Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker and Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are literally copy and pasted versions of each other! And why they make us cringe (but kinda in a good way...)As always, a big shout out to Neon - literally the best NZ streaming service - for making this episode of Culture Vulture possible. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/21·49m 39s

WE INTERVIEWED BENEE

Luce and Liv sat down with Stella AKA Benee to chat about mental health, why we all need a good cry sometimes, her new music & her love for Kath and Kim! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/21·28m 0s

Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid and Ted Lasso

This week Luce and Liv give you all the details on the Zayn/Gigi/Yolanda situation before unpacking every little detail (including lots of extremely fun facts) about everyone's favourite football coach, Ted Lasso.Thank you to Neon for making this episode of Culture Vulture happen (and for having all the best TV shows to keep us occupied during lockdown!) You can get a 14 day free trial for Neon at https://www.neontv.co.nz/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/21·1h 1m

Chatting Shit with Chris Klemens!!!!

UM hey besties!!!! I sat down with Chris Klemens to talk about literally everything. From mental health, to Booger, to ALL his weird celebrity interactions, to quizzing him on New Zealand (and then organising him a trip here) it was a RIIIIDE. AND YOU SHOULD LISTEN COZ I ASKED ALLLL YOUR QUESTIONS TOO! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/21·29m 35s

Dave Chappelle, Bad Movie Remakes, & Billy Porter on Harry Styles

This week on Culture Vulture Luce and Liv dive deep into the Dave Chappelle/ Netflix controversy, Billy Porter's comments about Harry Styles in Vogue, and a big segment about things that should have been left as books/ shouldn't have had a sequel (we're looking at YOU Grease 2 and Vampire Academy.)Also! If you dig our podcasts, vote for us at the NZ Podcast Awards here: https://www.nzpodcastawards.com/nominateYou can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch everything from Love Island to Succession on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/21·37m 6s

The tea on Adele, Little Mix & Jameela Jamil

New format alert! Luce and Liv begin with a game of naughty or nice where they discuss Little Mix's falling out with ex band member Jesy, and Jameela Jamil clapping back to the people who didn't think she should be credited on James Blake's latest album.Then they launch into a big old chat about Adele - because she did NOT go easy on us with her new single.Also! If you dig our podcasts, vote for us at the NZ Podcast Awards here: https://www.nzpodcastawards.com/nominateALSO we apologise for the shitty audio!! Our home-studio didn't serve us well today in lockdown. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/21·48m 10s

Is It Ethical To Release An Artist's Music After They've Died?

Luce and Liv chat about the ethics of posthumous albums. From Mac Miller, to Amy Winehouse, to Avicii - are they necessary? Are they ethical? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/21·36m 30s

ALL THE SQUID GAME THEORIES

Liv and Luce sat down to chat about why we gave so much of a shit about couch guy (and by we I mean the world), and the phenomenon that is Squid Game. I also brought some really fun theories to the table, so you should defs listen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/21·44m 23s

Sex Education & Sally Rooney!

SEX EDUCATION AND SALLY ROONEY - WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO SAY? (50 minutes worth of things apparently!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/21·50m 43s

What Happened To Ed Sheeran?

New Episode of Culture Vulture - our weekly pop culture podcast! What Happened to Ed Sheeran? FIRST OF ALL, Liv and I LOVE ED SHEERAN. We’ve grown up with him, we used to cover Give Me Love and Kiss Me at every gig we ever played. But we had to ask: how could the same man who wrote Grade 8, This City, The Man, This, Bloodstream, U.N.I etc etc etc write BAD HABITS??? He sang You Need Me Man, I Don’t Need You, Take It Back, Eraser and countless other bangers about not falling into the traps of the music industry and he just sort of has…. (please see: ‘I Don’t Care feat. Justin Bieber’ and ‘South of The Border feat. Camila Cabello’ for more evidence.) DON’T COME FOR US, WE LOVE HIM WE JUST WANNA LOOK AT WHAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAN DO TO PEOPLE!Here’s the article I keep referring to! https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/ed-sheeran-interview-2021 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/21·37m 41s

The White Privilege of The White Lotus

A bumper bloody edition of Culture Vulture about The White Lotus - there is just SO MUCH TO GO INTO.You can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch everything from Love Island to Succession on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/21·1h 12m

Lessons From Love Island

WHAT COULD WE HAVE POSSIBLY LEARNT FROM LOVE ISLAND? As it turns out - a lot.Communication styles, how to allow people to grow in real-time, and the fact that you can win even if your partner has cheated on you at casa amor??? We promise this is the last Love Island debrief (til next time... )You can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch everything from Love Island to Succession on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/21·27m 25s

SOMETHING NEW FOR YOU!

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01/09/21·46s

No, Olivia Rodrigo Isn't Stealing Your Music

In today’s episode of Culture Vulture Luce & Liv break down:Why Olivia Rodrigo shouldn’t have had to add Hayley Williams and Josh Farro to the writing credits for Good 4 Uthe difference between sampling and interpolatingand we even get Gemma Styles’ take on the whole thingALSO, YOU SHOULD SIGN UP TO OUR NEW NEWSLETTER HERE: https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/secret And listen to our introduction to TikTok and the music industry here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/21·36m 57s

THE FINAL DEBRIEF :(

THE FINAL DEBRIEF :(We look back on:Our winners and losers of the seasonThe best and worst momentsWhy we think this season was the most wholesome yet, actuallyYou can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/21·47m 21s

Lib, Laugh, Love (YOURSELF)

The last normal episode BEFORE THE FINAL!We discuss:jibertys downfallthe aftermath of the compatibility votewhy Liberty is the best contestant on Love Island EVERYou can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/21·53m 56s

WE INTERVIEWED LORDE

We interviewed Lorde and it was THE SICKEST THING EVER. She was so kind and open and honest, and answered all our fan-girl questions with such grace and humor. UGH. Love her. And you should most definitely stream Solar Power too. It rules. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/21·28m 17s

The Greatest Showman?

The Greatest Showman?We discuss:The demise of JibertyGRADUATIONS ON GRADUATIONSTeddy and Faye's ReunionYou can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/21·55m 19s

Where is the Love in 'Love Island'?

Where is the Love in Love Island?This week was hard to watch, to say the least. We discuss:The explosive aftermath of the movie challengeWhether enough is being done for the mental health of the islandersWHY DO WE NOW KINDA STAN CHLOE AND TOBY?You can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/21·57m 2s

Casa Amor & the "Lad Mentality"

We discuss:The gross 'lad holiday' mentalityTeddy and Faye being DONE DIRTYMillie and Liam, Kaz and Tyler and TOBY AS A WHOLE CONCEPTYou can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us (at 1pm every day) on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/21·1h 4m

SHARON SPILLS ALL THE LOVE ISLAND TEA

We caught up with Sharon from Love Island and she WAS SO GREAT and so honest with us!She spills on:What she really thinks about all the islandersWhat they're allowed to access on their love island phonesWhat they do when the cameras are offWho she thinks is gonna winThe fact that they aren't allowed to KNOW THE TIMEWhat and when they eatForgetting the camera's are thereLITERALLY EVERYTHING Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/07/21·57m 27s

Team Toby or Team Hugo?

A spiiiiicy week in the villa if we do say so ourselves.Of course, we discuss HUGOS SPEECH, we commiserate the Sharon, Danny, AJ and Georgia's dumpings, and Kaz FINALLY FINDS THE MAN SHE DESERVES.You can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us (at midday every day) on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/21·55m 36s

Introducing... Extremely Online.

Welcome to the internet, where influencers are robots, digital art is selling for $69 million and TikTok is the future of the music industry (eeeeek). Our future is being determined right now – online – and it’s confusing as fuck. But we deserve to understand it because we’re the ones living it. With that, we bring you our new podcast Extremely Online, to teach you about all the weird corners of the internet - as your mates, not your teachers. Because how the fuck does cryptocurrency work? Extremely Online is part of the Shit You Should Care About Podcast Network. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/21·50s

"i dOn'T kNoW hOw tO dEaL WitH mY EmOTiOnS"

FINALLY, SOME CHEMISTRY IN THE VILLA.This week we say hey to AJ and Danny, bye to Rachel and Brad and wtf to LITERALLY EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAPPENED.Also, there’s just a shit load of great quotes from this week, so you should tune in for all the LOLS as per. You can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/21·48m 0s

Britney Spears: Explained

A re-upload of one of our most listened to explainers from The Shit Show: The Free Britney Movement, Explained. For the last 12 years, Britney Spears has been in a conservatorship that limits the amount of control she has over her finances, career, and life. From buying a coffee to being in a relationship - her father controls it ALL. Today Luce and Rubes deep dive into the #freebritney movement and give a timeline of how it has become what it is today. This episode of The Shit Show was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/21·27m 0s

Why Are We So Obsessed With The “Chill Girl?”

For a cast with minimal chemistry, there’s a LOT to unpack this week!We discuss:Why we love to hate people who watch reality TV (even though we all do it to some level)The dudes all wanting a “chill girl” aka someone who won’t hold them accountable for their actionsHUGO BEING LEFT OUT OF THE CHALLENGE EVEN THOUGH HE IS OBJECTIVELY THE BESTYou can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/21·50m 26s

Welcome To The Sanitized Sex Bubble

Love Island is already heating the fuck up!From toe sucking to Faye calling Brad a C-U-Next-Tuesday, we already have a tonne of content to debrief. In episode one we discuss the mental health and trolling of the cast and crew, we get to know our new best mates for the next 6 weeks, and discuss Brad making Faye look like AN ABSOLUTE MUG during the beer pong challenge.We also chat about our fave islanders and predict what - if any - couple could go the distance…You can listen to Culture Vulture wherever you get your podcasts, and watch Love Island with us on Neon NZ - our fave streaming service & the legends who are making this whole series happen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/21·44m 28s

Introducing... Culture Vulture: A Love Island Debrief

New episodes every Tuesday! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/21·1m 20s
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