Who? Weekly

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“The idea is that you’re in a grocery store, you’re looking at the tabloids, you’re looking at the covers, and you’re saying, ‘Who are these people? I’ve never heard of any of them’—those are Whos,” says Lindsey Weber, co-host and co-creator of Who? Weekly, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for July 2022. “And, the Thems are kind of the opposite: the Brad Pitts of the world, the kind of prominent A-listers that everyone knows who they are,” adds Bobby Finger. “So, people that make you say, ‘Who?’ and people that make you say, ‘Oh, them.’” This is the driving concept behind a podcast that, like so many good ideas, started life as an inside joke between friends and found success because of that palpable chemistry. “We're really trying to mimic the calls you have with your friends talking about the gossip,” says Weber. “It's just two friends on the phone, quite literally, talking about celebrity gossip.” Weber and Finger first met on the internet, in the golden age of Tumblr, brought together by their shared love of tabloid culture. When the two eventually met IRL through mutual friends, they decided to create a weekly newsletter for their Tumblr and Twitter followers. “It just started as a joke where you'd send a photo of someone and say, ‘Who?’, or send a headline and say, ‘Who is this?’” says Finger. “And those stories ended up being the ones that made us laugh the most. The only reason it turned into a podcast was because a mutual friend of ours who had a podcast at the time said, ‘This should be a podcast.’ And, we were like, ‘Okay, we don't know how to do that, but we'll figure it out’—and we've been figuring it out ever since.” Like many podcasts, Who? Weekly has a recurring character that serves as the show’s guiding force and baseline for Whos—Rita Ora, the show’s patron saint. “We do a segment every week, ‘What's Rita Ora Up To?’ and we've done it every single week since we started the podcast,” says Finger. “She kind of spawned so much of the vibe of the show because she's covered everywhere, and always in a different way.” With episodes airing every Tuesday and Friday, there’s always a new Who to be discovered and discussed. The Whos and Thems have also taken on a life of their own, going far beyond pop culture with everyday metaphors like the Whos and Thems of frozen food or constellations—basically anything that listeners call in and ask via their “Who’s There?” segment. “At some point pretty early on in the run, we thought it would be fun to have a call-in segment to make it feel more like a radio show,” says Finger. “It became clear that making it kind of a dialogue and a two-way conversation made it more rewarding. It just sort of developed a life of its own, where the show just got funnier and weirder. It just became so much more fun for the two of us once we let the listeners, whom we call the Wholigans, who call themselves the Wholigans, kind of join in on the fun.” And Who? Weekly would certainly not be the show it is without its endlessly creative in-house editing and production that perfectly infuses the personalities of Weber and Finger. “It's our humor in the way we speak to each other, but also there's so much humor in the edit, like what clips you choose, the music, the sound effects,” says Weber. They also have an assistant in their cast of characters, Timmy, who has his own presence on the show (as well as behind the scenes), to help with the weekly gathering of material, sifting through hundreds of calls, and basically all things Who. For Weber and Finger, it’s all about their fans and staying true to themselves as well as the spirit of the show. “Our goal is just to keep the show fun for us and fun for the listener, and keep people entertained and up to date about their favorite Whos,” says Weber.

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“The idea is that you’re in a grocery store, you’re looking at the tabloids, you’re looking at the covers, and you’re saying, ‘Who are these people? I’ve never heard of any of them’—those are Whos,” says Lindsey Weber, co-host and co-creator of Who? Weekly, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for July 2022. “And, the Thems are kind of the opposite: the Brad Pitts of the world, the kind of prominent A-listers that everyone knows who they are,” adds Bobby Finger. “So, people that make you say, ‘Who?’ and people that make you say, ‘Oh, them.’” This is the driving concept behind a podcast that, like so many good ideas, started life as an inside joke between friends and found success because of that palpable chemistry. “We're really trying to mimic the calls you have with your friends talking about the gossip,” says Weber. “It's just two friends on the phone, quite literally, talking about celebrity gossip.” Weber and Finger first met on the internet, in the golden age of Tumblr, brought together by their shared love of tabloid culture. When the two eventually met IRL through mutual friends, they decided to create a weekly newsletter for their Tumblr and Twitter followers. “It just started as a joke where you'd send a photo of someone and say, ‘Who?’, or send a headline and say, ‘Who is this?’” says Finger. “And those stories ended up being the ones that made us laugh the most. The only reason it turned into a podcast was because a mutual friend of ours who had a podcast at the time said, ‘This should be a podcast.’ And, we were like, ‘Okay, we don't know how to do that, but we'll figure it out’—and we've been figuring it out ever since.” Like many podcasts, Who? Weekly has a recurring character that serves as the show’s guiding force and baseline for Whos—Rita Ora, the show’s patron saint. “We do a segment every week, ‘What's Rita Ora Up To?’ and we've done it every single week since we started the podcast,” says Finger. “She kind of spawned so much of the vibe of the show because she's covered everywhere, and always in a different way.” With episodes airing every Tuesday and Friday, there’s always a new Who to be discovered and discussed. The Whos and Thems have also taken on a life of their own, going far beyond pop culture with everyday metaphors like the Whos and Thems of frozen food or constellations—basically anything that listeners call in and ask via their “Who’s There?” segment. “At some point pretty early on in the run, we thought it would be fun to have a call-in segment to make it feel more like a radio show,” says Finger. “It became clear that making it kind of a dialogue and a two-way conversation made it more rewarding. It just sort of developed a life of its own, where the show just got funnier and weirder. It just became so much more fun for the two of us once we let the listeners, whom we call the Wholigans, who call themselves the Wholigans, kind of join in on the fun.” And Who? Weekly would certainly not be the show it is without its endlessly creative in-house editing and production that perfectly infuses the personalities of Weber and Finger. “It's our humor in the way we speak to each other, but also there's so much humor in the edit, like what clips you choose, the music, the sound effects,” says Weber. They also have an assistant in their cast of characters, Timmy, who has his own presence on the show (as well as behind the scenes), to help with the weekly gathering of material, sifting through hundreds of calls, and basically all things Who. For Weber and Finger, it’s all about their fans and staying true to themselves as well as the spirit of the show. “Our goal is just to keep the show fun for us and fun for the listener, and keep people entertained and up to date about their favorite Whos,” says Weber.

Twitter:

@whoweekly

Language:

English


Episodes

Maggie Wheeler, Anastasia Soare & Reneé Rapp?

2/3/2023
On today's Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we discover the surprising Disney film that inspired Molly Mae's baby's name before taking your questions about Reneé Rapp's career, Anastasia Soare's big party, Maggie Wheeler's new spon, and a whole lot more. So everyone gather around a big table–seated or standing–and listen carefully, because it's time to learn about "Grunch," "Tattoos," and the "Yassed Supper." Call in at 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns for a future...

Duration:01:02:08

Apple Martin, Rhian Sugden & Nadia Ferreira?

1/31/2023
G'Day mates! Did you happen to catch the 2023 G’Day USA Arts Gala? How about AARP's 2023 Movies for Grownups Awards? Did you see Apple Martin make her something debut at the Chanel Couture show? Or that, relatedly, Zachary Levi tweeted something? Maybe you saw that Rhian Sugden has a new small business, or that Molly Mae *may* have given birth? Perhaps you read Mary Fitzgerald's Day in My Life — or heard that we have a new segment? #BeckhamWatch #AmberRoseisDoneWithMen...

Duration:01:14:54

Cleopatra Coleman, Nell Mescal & the S-block?

1/27/2023
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we play a handful of the MANY calls received about Andrea and Ana's joint RISEboroughs (this is NOT an Oscar podcast, by the way) before moving on to Whoier conversations involving a star of Infinity Pool (Cleopatra Coleman), a star of The Real Friends of Weho (Todrick Hall), the sister of the star of Aftersun (Nell Mescal), and the stars of the world's favorite stacking game (S-block, Z-block, O-block, I-block, J-block, L-block,...

Duration:01:07:21

Dex Lauper, Storm Reid & Buzz Aldrin?

1/24/2023
BREAKING: THERE'S A NEW HOTEL IN DUBAI AND ALL THE WHOS ARE GOING (TO SEE BEYONCE) (AND STAY IN A FREE HOTEL ROOM) (POSSIBLY...) Baby V is "crying" on Instagram, Hilaria is wearing an EMPATHY sweatshirt, a new #nepobaby enters the chat (and his mum is Cyndi Lauper?) and Holly Madison shares 25 Things. Plus, Maya Jama is giving Ben Simmons his ring back, Kiely says she "bump bump bump'd" 3/4s of B2K, Nia Long is #singleAF (and Storm Reid isn't), Buzz Aldrin (the guy who walked on the mooon)...

Duration:01:11:26

Hong Chau, Bonnie Bartlett Daniels & Times New Roman?

1/20/2023
HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY TO... US! That's right, we're seven years young with hundreds (hundreds!) of episodes to show for it. (Feel free to celebrate us by leaving an iTunes review or heading over to our Patréon...) We've got a #scoop about the Golden Globes Cold Stone step and repeat and calls about: Madonna's who/them roundtable, Selena's not-hot Chainsmoker date, Mr. Feeny's wife's juicy memoir (Spare who???), Oscar-hopeful Hong Chau, the mystery of a bunch of Whos in Antarctica and...........

Duration:01:00:08

R'Bonney Gabriel, Andrea Riseborough & Chris Brown (Veterinarian)?

1/17/2023
On today's episode of Who? Weekly, we find out what the Critics Chose on Sunday night: Coldstone! We also find out who they didn't choose: Andrea Riseborough! But this isn't an awards podcast, this is a Wholebrity podcast, so we also talk about the Hot and Not Hot Chainsmokers having threesomes together (because of European beds), R'Bonney Gabriel's Miss Universe win (she was NOT chosen by a rigged election), an Australian Chris Brown (Veterinarian), and Shakira's witch. Call in at...

Duration:00:57:19

Who? Remembers: Best #Spon Con

1/13/2023
Remember Bella Hadid photoshopping deviled eggs into a photo for Postmates money? What about Scott Eastwood's many, many grid posts promoting All Nippon Airways? How about Danielle Brooks’s iconic ClearBlue spon? If you don't, you're in luck, because this week we're going back in time to revisit some of our favorite old segments on WHOLEBRITY #SPON. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week, so call in at 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns for a future...

Duration:01:10:14

Tommie Lee, Lor3nzo Lamas & The Maras?

1/10/2023
M3GAN SLAYED THE BOX OFFICE, but she wasn't invited to the Louis Vuitton & W Magazine Awards Season Dinner in Los Angeles? I'm sorry, that seems very wrong! All these dang Whos were there.. and yet, no M3GAN... Maybe she was in Bedford, NY alongside the Maras and Jerry Seinfeld's sister fighting to stop Richard Gere from building cell phone tower. MAYBE she leaked Billy Bush's latest hot mic debacle? Or maybe she was helping Paula Abdul sell Tommie Lee's stolen sunglasses designs at CES......

Duration:01:10:12

Selema Masekela, Alix Earle & Orange Chicken?

1/6/2023
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we discuss Ellie Goulding's alleged (by Ed Sheeran) relationship with Ed Sheeran for some reason before playing your calls about Craig David's favorite hotel meal (all six pounds of it) and Emily St. John Mandel's Wikipedia before learning about Lupita Nyong'o's new boyfriend (who has a famous family), Chilli's new boyfriend (who also has a famous family), a TikTok star named Alix Earle (who ALSO has a famous family), Sabrina...

Duration:01:06:56

The 2022 Who, Me? Awards!

12/30/2022
It's [almost] everyone's favorite podcast episode of the year: THE WHO, ME? AWARDS! Will your favorite Whos win? Will your LEAST favorite Whos win? Will you keep listening after Bobby's HORRENDOUS song? Only time will tell. Thanks for listening to us in 2022, and we'll see you in 2023! We're taking off next Tuesday, but be sure to call in at 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns for next Thursday's Who's There. Support us and get a TON of bonus content over on...

Duration:01:08:55

Kodi Brown, The Van Patten Sisters & Pandora?

12/23/2022
On today's Very Special Who's There? we learn that The Blue Man Group is CREAMY (not sticky!), Katherine Jenkins is ICONIC, and JoJo broke up with her "clout-chasing" (seemingly) gf on a #spon Royal Caribbean cruise. Plus, we dive into New York magazine's nepo babies cover spread, finally talk about TLC's Sister Wives (because they're all leaving their guy!), the Van Patten sisters (yes, there are TWO), Emily St John Mandel's genius Wikipedia workaround and Pandora. Plus! We engage in an age...

Duration:01:17:50

Harvey Guillén, Katherine Jenkins & Craig David?

12/20/2022
On today's episode of Who Weekly, we remind you all how much Noah Centineo LOVES the written word before gabbing about Harvey Guillén's new role as the TRITAGONIST of the new Puss & Boots movie, the Not Hot and Hot Chainsmokers' appearance at a Los Angeles Costco, Katherine Jenkins's close friendship with the Pope, Craig David's latest schedule, and a whole lot more. 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a TON...

Duration:00:58:38

Henry Cavill, TJ House & Omaha Steaks?

12/16/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we have a long (perhaps too long) conversation about Henry Cavill's potential descent back into Whodom thanks a pair of high profile L's. Moving on, we play your comments about Laura Ingalls Wilder (she sucks), Melissa Leong (she rules), and Cotton Eye Joe (she's big in Europe). But wait! There's more! We discuss Kate Hudson's singing career, TJ House's baseball career, a certain best friendship, and Omaha Steaks. 619.WHO.THEM to...

Duration:01:01:19

Melissa Leong, Kathy Hilton & Jamie Flatters?

12/13/2022
Did you know that on December 11th 2022 Dylan O'Brien wished Alexa Demie a happy birthday in his first tweet in five months? Thanks to @PopCrave, we both now know. What else is on the agenda? More Whos are "going" "to" the moon? Jerrod Carmichael snags the Globes hosting gig, Lila Moss & Leni Klum speak out (again) against nepotism, Melissa Leong get slammed unfairly by the Aussie DailyMail, we meet a new Avatar hottie, Kathy Hilton has a "viral lipstick moment", the Day of Indulgence party...

Duration:01:14:01

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Charlotte Casiraghi & Jonah Platt?

12/9/2022
Good news: Steve Perry is not dead. Oops! Thanks for clearing that up, caller. On today's episode of Who's There? we're taking your calls about this week's 'internet-breaking' cover of New York magazine (and why you don't know anyone on it), the VIPList girlies on reality TV, why Laura Ingalls Wilder is losing an internet poll to a YouTuber named Dunkey, Princess Grave of Monaco's granddaughter, the problematic Nana-fav who bought Hugh Jackman's hat for charity and is starring in videogame...

Duration:01:12:51

'The First Noelle,' 'Hanukkah on Rye' & 'Merry Kiss Cam'?

12/6/2022
On today's episode of Who Weekly, Lindsey FINALLY quizzes Bobby on this year's made-for-TV/streaming holiday movies in a 28-question spectacular that teach you all about movies starring Wholebrities like Lisa Loeb, Kelly Rowland, Lacey Chabert, Mario Lopez, Maria Menounos, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Jesse Bradford. But it's not just about movies like The First Noelle and Merry Kiss Cam, we also chat about Mel B's opinions, Bella Thorne's new business, Taye Diggs and Lindsey Vonn's sleep...

Duration:01:14:04

Amy Robach, TJ Holmes & Rabia Chaudry?

12/2/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we chat about the S7 winner of The Masked Singer before taking your comments about Australia, stamps, and the "Angel Number" a certain someone didn't turn into a candle. Moving on: AMY ROBACH AND TJ HOLMES WERE CAUGHT HOLDING HANDS AND GRABBING ASS?? CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? What a wild ride to go from not caring about two people at all to thinking they're the only couple on Earth who matters. But that's not all: we also discuss Young...

Duration:01:08:48

Beverly D’Angelo, Melissa Gorga & Robert Irwin?

11/29/2022
Todd and Julie Chrisley get 12(!) years, while Sly Stallone gets one season (of a reality show on Paramount+); Beverly D'Angelo's making her special turkey for Thanksgiving (Al's fav!); Busy has a surprising response to a Deux Moi "blind" item; Melissa Gorga shows of her horrendously ugly chandeliers. What else? Oh! Sailor Brinkley Cook is selling angel number candles!!!111. Also some new from down undah: Steve Irwin's son is 'dating' Heath Ledger's niece! Evans Hansen are engaged (and so is...

Duration:01:14:41

Paris Brosnan, Jason Momoa & Great Aunt Ruth?

11/22/2022
We're starting off today with an 🚨EXCLUSIVE🚨 – like, an actual exclusive. #exclusive #lenadunham And is Jason Momoa an ecoterrorist (SPOILER: he's not) (we did the research) (but still torn on whether he's a Who) (now that I'm writing this, he may be a Them) (but he's still in the episode) Dr. Ellen Pompeo officially takes OFF her scrubs, Katharine McPhee (Foster) launches a jewelry line, Pierce Brosnan's kids launch a nepo baby comment (while a model named Vittoria speaks out against it...

Duration:01:05:10

Lily-Rose Depp, Omar Apollo & Sophia Culpo?

11/18/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we chat about the dreaded "asparagus pee" news that broke our brains this week before moving on to your comments about the Six Eggs Lady, Meghan Trainor's social media manager, and Ben Savage's performance in last week's election. Moving on we chat about the Best New Artist Grammy nominees, Candace Cameron Bure's ongoing feud with gay people, Olivia Culpo's OTHER sister, Lily-Rose Depp's thoughts on nepotism, and allllllll the...

Duration:01:10:21