Culture Vulture

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

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Episode Date
Taylor Swift & Romanticising Your Life
35:59

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! 


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Sep 27, 2022
WE INTERVIEWED FINNEAS
17:33
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!!

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Sep 20, 2022
Breakdowns & Nepotism Babies
45:45
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!

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Sep 13, 2022
Gabbie Hanna and the Dangers Of Influence
55:09

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!


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Sep 06, 2022
Barbie Ferreira's Departure & Child Stars
49:14
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!

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Aug 30, 2022
Dan Schneider & the Nickelodeon Nightmare
45:10

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. 


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Aug 23, 2022
Toxic Fandoms & The 27 Club
54:16

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!!


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The Rookie piece on The 27 Club!



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Aug 16, 2022
Kim, Pete, Bridgerton, & Beyoncé
47:55

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.



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Aug 09, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: THE FINAL DEBRIEF
21:07

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Luce and Liv debrief the final week of Love Island!



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Aug 03, 2022
Period Dramas & Mental Health in Music
44:18

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!!



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Aug 02, 2022
Can You Separate The Art From The Artist?
50:10

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.


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Jul 26, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: Who The Hell Should Win?
24:06

Luce and Liv debrief episode 42-47 of Love Island!


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Jul 25, 2022
The Shit Show: Life in Plastic, It's Not Fantastic
35:28

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!



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Jul 21, 2022
The Dark Story Behind Where The Crawdads Sing
41:21

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.


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Jul 19, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: Movie Madness
33:06

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Luce and Liv debrief episode 34-40 of Love Island!



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Jul 18, 2022
Doja Cat, Noah Schnapp, & Elvis
41:04

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!


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Jul 12, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: Cheating & Tit Sucking
36:05

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Luce and Liv debrief episode 28-33 of Love Island!



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Jul 11, 2022
R. Kelly's Crimes: Explained
48:19

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!


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Jul 05, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: Welcome to Casa Amor
28:10

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Luce and Liv debrief episode 20-27 of Love Island!



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Jul 04, 2022
Celebrities React To Roe V Wade Being Overturned
32:04

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.


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Jun 28, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: Jay Isn't On The Same Paige
26:31

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Luce and Liv debrief episode 13-19 of Love Island!



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Jun 27, 2022
Lizzo's Quick Fix, & Explaining DALL-E-2
42:42

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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!


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Jun 21, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: The Ekin-Su Show
27:29

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Luce and Liv debrief episode 6-12 of Love Island!



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Jun 20, 2022
Not Every Musician Wants To Be A TikTok Star
36:26

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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



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Jun 14, 2022
A Love Island Debrief: Let's meet the islanders!
28:20

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Luce and Liv meet our islanders this year and debrief episode 1-5!



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Jun 13, 2022
Our Love Island Debrief Is BACK!!!
0:56
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!

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Jun 08, 2022
Liam Payneful & The Johnny/ Amber Verdict
51:37

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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!





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Jun 07, 2022
A Conversation With Friends About Conversations With Friends
52:42

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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!



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May 31, 2022
Harry Styles, Heartstopper & Taylor Swift's Speech
57:33

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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!



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May 24, 2022
The Illuminati, Explained
47:24

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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!



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May 17, 2022
Sex Education & Sally Rooney!
52:02

Reuploading an old (but still amazing) episode today because poor Liv has covid.. enjoy!


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SEX EDUCATION AND SALLY ROONEY - WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO SAY? (50 minutes worth of things apparently!)



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May 10, 2022
Making Sense Of Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
1:14:49

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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.



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May 03, 2022
It's Time To Stop Shitting On Stans
28:23

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.


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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 Blakiston

Original article: https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/article/stans 

The confidence gap: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/05/the-confidence-gap/359815/



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Apr 26, 2022
The Rise and Fall of David Dobrik
43:22

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.


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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




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Apr 19, 2022
What Your Jealousy Is Really Telling you
43:08

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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?



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Apr 12, 2022
The Slap isn't even the worst thing that's happened at the Oscars
39:28

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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.



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Apr 05, 2022
'That Girl' vs 'Goblin Mode'
45:30

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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



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Mar 29, 2022
Dua Lipa's Lawsuits & Inner Monologues
46:50
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!

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Mar 22, 2022
The Shit Show: Our most embarrassing period stories!
21:34

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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!)



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Mar 21, 2022
The Complicated Life of Kanye West, Part 2: Kim, Trump & Mental Health
1:00:08
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!

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Mar 15, 2022
The complicated life of Kanye West, Part 1
44:12
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!

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Mar 08, 2022
Lizzo, Britney & the death of the RomCom?
48:56

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.



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Mar 01, 2022
The Violation Of Celebrity Sex Lives
46:45

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.



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Feb 22, 2022
Lovebombing, "The Ick," & WTF is Ye up to?
1:07:41

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.



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Feb 15, 2022
Everything We Thought About Euphoria Was Wrong
55:43

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.



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Feb 08, 2022
Sydney Sweeney, Jay-Z, & Spotify's Podcast Politics
54:11

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.


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Feb 01, 2022
A Bonus Jonas, Taylor Swift Claps Back, & Jamie Lynn Spears Enters The Chat
1:05:15

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.



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Jan 25, 2022
Keeping Up With The Kardashian's PR Machine
1:01:52

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.



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Jan 18, 2022
A Succession Special!
50:30
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!!

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Jan 11, 2022
WE INTERVIEWED LORDE
28:39

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.



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Jan 04, 2022
No, Olivia Rodrigo Isn't Stealing Your Music
37:18

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



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Dec 28, 2021
The Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2021
31:21
Literally exactly what the title says - the biggest releases/moments of 2021. HAPPY HOLIDAYS BESTIES!

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Dec 21, 2021
A Sex & The City Feud & Josh Bassett Takes The Mic
56:23

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!


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Dec 14, 2021
Cancel Culture, Cheating Men, & The Character Development of Billie Eilish
1:03:18

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.



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Dec 07, 2021
The Fucked Up History of The Grammys
58:19

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.



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Nov 30, 2021
Is TikTok Helping or Hurting The Music Industry?
32:53

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!



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Nov 29, 2021
Harry Styles and the Celebrity Beauty Brand
1:09:15

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/



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Nov 23, 2021
Why is Taylor Swift Re-Recording Her Masters? (Part 2)
26:56
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?

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Nov 19, 2021
The Modern History of Taylor Swift
1:02:56

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.



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Nov 16, 2021
What Happened to Ed Sheeran? + Album review!
40:46

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



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Nov 12, 2021
Return of the Cringe Couple
49:39

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.



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Nov 09, 2021
WE INTERVIEWED BENEE
28:00
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!

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Nov 07, 2021
Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid and Ted Lasso
1:01:31

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/




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Nov 02, 2021
Chatting Shit with Chris Klemens!!!!
29:35
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!

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Oct 31, 2021
Dave Chappelle, Bad Movie Remakes, & Billy Porter on Harry Styles
37:06

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/nominate


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!



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Oct 26, 2021
The tea on Adele, Little Mix & Jameela Jamil
48:10

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/nominate


ALSO we apologise for the shitty audio!! Our home-studio didn't serve us well today in lockdown.



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Oct 19, 2021
Is It Ethical To Release An Artist's Music After They've Died?
36:30

Luce and Liv chat about the ethics of posthumous albums. From Mac Miller, to Amy Winehouse, to Avicii - are they necessary? Are they ethical?








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Oct 12, 2021
ALL THE SQUID GAME THEORIES
44:23
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.

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Oct 05, 2021
Sex Education & Sally Rooney!
50:43
SEX EDUCATION AND SALLY ROONEY - WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO SAY? (50 minutes worth of things apparently!)

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Sep 28, 2021
What Happened To Ed Sheeran?
37:41

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



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Sep 21, 2021
The White Privilege of The White Lotus
1:12:21

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!



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Sep 16, 2021
Lessons From Love Island
27:25

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!



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Sep 08, 2021
SOMETHING NEW FOR YOU!
0:46
Sep 01, 2021
No, Olivia Rodrigo Isn't Stealing Your Music
36:57

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


ALSO, 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!



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Aug 30, 2021
THE FINAL DEBRIEF :(
47:21

THE FINAL DEBRIEF :(


We look back on:

  • Our winners and losers of the season
  • The best and worst moments
  • Why we think this season was the most wholesome yet, actually


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!



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Aug 25, 2021
Lib, Laugh, Love (YOURSELF)
53:56

The last normal episode BEFORE THE FINAL!


We discuss:

  • jibertys downfall
  • the aftermath of the compatibility vote
  • why Liberty is the best contestant on Love Island EVER


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!



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Aug 23, 2021
WE INTERVIEWED LORDE
28:17
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.

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Aug 22, 2021
The Greatest Showman?
55:19

The Greatest Showman?

We discuss:

  • The demise of Jiberty
  • GRADUATIONS ON GRADUATIONS
  • Teddy and Faye's Reunion


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!



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Aug 16, 2021
Where is the Love in 'Love Island'?
57:02

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 challenge
  • Whether enough is being done for the mental health of the islanders
  • WHY 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!



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Aug 09, 2021
Casa Amor & the "Lad Mentality"
1:04:13

We discuss:

  • The gross 'lad holiday' mentality
  • Teddy and Faye being DONE DIRTY
  • Millie and Liam, Kaz and Tyler and TOBY AS A WHOLE CONCEPT


You 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!



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Aug 02, 2021
SHARON SPILLS ALL THE LOVE ISLAND TEA
57:27

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 islanders
  • What they're allowed to access on their love island phones
  • What they do when the cameras are off
  • Who she thinks is gonna win
  • The fact that they aren't allowed to KNOW THE TIME
  • What and when they eat
  • Forgetting the camera's are there
  • LITERALLY EVERYTHING




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Jul 29, 2021
Team Toby or Team Hugo?
55:36

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!



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Jul 26, 2021
Introducing... Extremely Online.
0:50

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.



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Jul 22, 2021
"i dOn'T kNoW hOw tO dEaL WitH mY EmOTiOnS"
48:00

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!



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Jul 18, 2021
Britney Spears: Explained
27:00
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. 

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Jul 14, 2021
Why Are We So Obsessed With The “Chill Girl?”
50:26

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 actions
  • HUGO BEING LEFT OUT OF THE CHALLENGE EVEN THOUGH HE IS OBJECTIVELY THE BEST


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Jul 12, 2021
Welcome To The Sanitized Sex Bubble
44:28

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…


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Jul 05, 2021
Introducing... Culture Vulture: A Love Island Debrief
1:20
New episodes every Tuesday!

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Jun 30, 2021