XOXO with Jessica Szohr

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Hosted by Jessica Szohr, XOXO is the ultimate deep dive into the cultural phenomenon known as Gossip Girl. Featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as moguls in music, fashion, and entertainment, Jessica will bring to life behind-the-scenes stories, on-set memories, New York City, fan favorite episodes, and more. Each week Jessica and guest will break down a new episode of the hit TV show that transformed the culture of today and changed the lives of the cast and crew - in addition to millions of fans across the world.


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S2E17 Carrnal Knowledge with Tyler McCall
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XOXO fave Tyler McCall is back to break down the scandalous episode 17: Carrnal Knowledge with Jessica. This one really has it all - secret sex clubs, school expulsion, and illicit affair… and the wildest thing of all - calling a teacher by their first name!

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Aug 17, 2022
S2E16 You’ve Got Yale! with Laura Breckenridge
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What happens when a small-town teacher from Iowa shows up to Constance and gets in Blair’s way? That’s what Laura Breckenridge, who plays Miss Rachel Carr, joins Jessica to talk about! Laura gets into Blair ad libbing on set, what it’s like to get into an Ivy League, and how IRL, she’s way more of a rule follower than Miss Carr.

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Aug 10, 2022
S2E15 Gone with the Will with Matt Doyle
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Tony award winner Matt Doyle, aka Gossip Girl’s Jonathan Whitney, sits down with Jessica to break down this week’s episode! They dive into it all - theories about Jonathan, his cameo on the GG reboot… and why it’s not a good plan to let a 17-year-old run a multi-billion dollar company, even if it’s Chuck Bass.

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Aug 03, 2022
S2E14 In the Realm of the Basses with Dreama Walker
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It’s Jenny vs. the minions in today’s rewatch, so we had to get a minion on the show to tell her side of the story! The hilarious Dreama Walker, who plays Hazel Williams, joins Jessica to talk about the small-town dynamics of Gossip Girl, wearing too much Argyle, and how, in television, hair is everything.

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Jul 27, 2022
S2E13 O Brother, Where Bart Thou? with Caroline Lagerfelt
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If you smell the faint scent of Chanel No. 5 wafting through the air, that’s because our rewatch guest this week is none other than the absolute icon Caroline Lagerfelt, who played grandma CeCe Rhodes! Caroline joins Jessica to talk about sharing clothes with Kelly Rutherford, the longevity of Gossip Girl, and how CeCe’s heart pumps only gin and secrets (according to Dan!).

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Jul 20, 2022
Robert John Burke
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Today’s episode is all about the life and lies of a certain Upper East Side billionaire: the suave and sinister Bart Bass, played by Robert John Burke! Robert joins Jessica to talk about starring on the show while being a volunteer firefighter, having more fun playing the villain, and how IRL he’s more like Rufus!

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Jul 13, 2022
S2E12 It’s a Wonderful Lie with Kelly Rutherford
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What better way to get back into our rewatches than by talking to the lovely Kelly Rutherford aka Lily van der Woodsen? Kelly is back on the pod to break down the epic Snowflake Ball episode. She talks about Lily’s complicated triangle with Bart and Rufus, and the moment she decided to start calling Chuck, Charles. You’re not going to want to miss this one!

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Jul 06, 2022
Nina Dobrev
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Before we dive back into our rewatches next week, we have an exciting guest stopping by - Jessica’s best friend and former CW colleague Nina Dobrev! They go back in time to chat about The Vampire Diaries, being on CW teen dramas, and how they became each other’s ride or die. Nina also talks about her upcoming movies, ‘The Out-Laws’ with Adam Devine and ‘Reunion’ with Gossip Girls’ very own Chace Crawford. 

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Jun 29, 2022
Sam Robards
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This week, we pause our rewatch so Jessica can interview someone kind of controversial before he’s headed off to jail…our favorite charismatic criminal, The Captain! The amazing Sam Robards joins the show to dig into The Captain’s crazy storylines, growing up with classic Hollywood royalty, and why sometimes it’s nice to be a little flawed.  

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Jun 22, 2022
S2E11 The Magnificent Archibalds with John Patrick Amedori
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For this week’s drama-stuffed Thanksgiving episode, Jessica is joined by one of Cyrus’s clan, the artist of the family - John Patrick Amedori! John shares what it was like playing Aaron Rose, whether Blair’s disdain for him is fair, and sage words of wisdom from Grandma Amedori. Come for the pie, stay for the early 2000s nostalgia. Don’t miss this one! 

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Jun 15, 2022
S2E10 Bonfire of the Vanity with Amanda Setton
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We can’t have Blair’s 18th birthday party without her minions! So joining Jessica to break down this week’s rewatch is Amanda Setton, or right-hand minion Penelope Shafai. Amanda and Jessica talk Serena being an artist’s muse, Blair’s battle with Cyrus, and what it was like having Cyndi Lauper on set.

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Jun 08, 2022
S2E9 There Might Be Blood with Tyler McCall
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Tyler McCall, the Gossip Girl historian herself, joins Jessica this week to talk about something else Tyler is an expert on: fashion! They discuss Jenny’s guerrilla fashion show, the best (or worst?) Gossip Girl blast ever, and how our Upper East Siders just love to skip town.

 

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Jun 01, 2022
S2E8 Pret-A-Poor-J with Amanda Lasher
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This week, Jessica brings on Gossip Girl co-Executive Producer and writer Amanda Lasher to break down a big episode - and one Amanda wrote! They dive into shirtless Nate, Jenny quitting Eleanor’s, and the end (or is it?) of Chuck and Blair. 

 

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May 25, 2022
S2E7 Chuck in Real Life with Connor Paolo
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Connor Paolo (Eric van der Woodsen) joins Jessica to go deep about Eric’s coping mechanisms, his bleached tips, and why Connor would not advise his friends to date Chuck or Blair. 

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May 18, 2022
S2E6 New Haven Can Wait with Norman Buckley
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There’s nobody better to break down this week’s drama-filled episode than the man who directed it - Norman Buckley! Norman joins Jessica to talk about filming every exciting scene, from Chuck being kidnapped by the Skull & Bones Society to Blair throwing a purse at Serena’s head. We even get to hear about the time Norman broke his nose on set - don’t miss this one!

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May 11, 2022
S2E5 The Serena Also Rises with Johnny Wujek
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Jessica sits down with stylist to the stars Johnny Wujek to rewatch S2E5, The Serena Also Rises. They reminisce on 2008 fashion, how to style school uniforms, and the time they went to a Drake party together. 

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May 04, 2022
S2E4 The Ex-Files with Nicole Fiscella
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Since we just can’t get enough of her, for this week’s rewatch, we brought back Nicole Fiscella to talk all things The Ex-Files! Nicole and Jessica explain the behind-the-scenes of those notorious Gossip Girl blasts, how to make a (fake) Nairtini, and what the best part about being in Blair’s posse was.

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Apr 27, 2022
Mailbag with Tyler McCall
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For our very first mailbag episode, Jessica brings on Gossip Girl historian Tyler McCall to go through all of your burning fan questions! They talk steamy moments from Season 1, Jessica’s favorite stories from set, and who they wish Gossip Girl had turned out to be.

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Apr 20, 2022
S2E3 The Dark Night with Alessandra Torresani
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Jessica and her friend Alessandra Torresani rewatch S2E3 - The Dark Night. They talk about meeting at Monte Carlo, Dan and Serena’s frustrating relationship woes, and why New York City is the best for making out. 

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Apr 13, 2022
S2E2 Never Been Marcused with Jessica’s Family
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If you didn’t know Jessica came from a big family - wait til you meet them all! Her mom and 4 sisters join her to break down S2E2, Never Been Marcused. They talk about visiting set in New York, the world’s sweatiest squash game, and which cast member they ALL had a crush on. Plus, Jessica’s brother and baby Bowie stop by as well! 

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Apr 06, 2022
S2E1 Summer, Kind of Wonderful with Mädchen Amick and Mina Tobias
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Mädchen Amick, who played The Duchess herself, Lady Catherine Beaton, and her daughter Mina Tobias join Jessica for the first-ever XOXO rewatch episode! They break down S2E1, “Summer, Kind of Wonderful”, and in the process, Mina confesses her teenage crush, and Mädchen finally learns who Gossip Girl is.

 

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Mar 30, 2022
Michelle Trachtenberg
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Today’s episode features none other than Michelle Trachtenberg, who played the scheming Georgina Sparks. She and Jessica get deep into the over-the-top fashions on Gossip Girl, what it was like growing up in New York for real, and the occupational hazards of filming with babies. 

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Mar 23, 2022
Nicole Fiscella
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She played Blair’s minion Isabel, but Nicole Fiscella was actually the ringleader of the Gossip Girl crew back in the day! Jessica and Nicole rehash the see-through dress incident, Nicole shares how she managed to get her Master’s degree in between scenes, and they reveal the true identity of “Romanian Beyonce”. 

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Mar 16, 2022
Sebastian Stan
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Sebastian Stan, AKA the elusive Carter Baizen stops by to reminisce with Jessica about the ups and downs of auditioning, the romance of New York City, and his incredible career from Winter Soldier to Tommy Lee. 

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Mar 09, 2022
Eric Daman
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Beloved costume designer Eric Daman joins Jessica to talk all things Gossip Girl fashion. He reveals the inspiration for some of the show’s all-time greatest looks, how he created the legendary wardrobe room, and the deep meaning behind Blair’s headband.

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Mar 02, 2022
Taylor Momsen
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Ahead of her upcoming tour with her band, The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen, AKA Jenny Humphrey, sits down with Jessica to reminisce about the early-morning wake up calls while filming Gossip Girl, her passion for music, and the hustle of life in New York City - from the artistic inspiration to making peace with the rats.

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Feb 23, 2022
Chace Crawford
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Jessica’s good friend and former castmate Chace Crawford (aka THE Nate Archibald) joins her to dive back into their Gossip Girl golden years. They recall some of their favorite memories, from the first time they met on set to rooftop parties with Ed Westwick to becoming Nate and Vanessa - arguably, a match made in heaven.

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Feb 16, 2022
Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage Vol. 2
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In this bonus episode, Jessica continues her conversation with creators and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. They remember how the doors of New York City opened up to the Gossip Girl cast and crew (and the streets of Paris as well), discuss all the great music from the show, and reflect on re-making it for a new generation.

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Feb 09, 2022
Kelly Rutherford
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The woman who does it all with grace and style, Kelly Rutherford (Lily van der Woodsen) joins Jessica from Geneva to discuss what it's like being a new mom on set, building new family dynamics both on and off screen, and the joys of playing dress up with the Gossip Girl wardrobe closet.

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Feb 09, 2022
Ed Westwick
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All the way from London, Ed Westwick - who is not actually Chuck Bass, by the way - wakes up from his nap just in time to join Jessica on the podcast! Ed sets the record straight about his new puppy’s name, reveals just how close he came to not being allowed to work in the show, and gives some insight to the chemistry between Chuck and Blair. Oh, and his mum pops in to say hi as well.

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Feb 02, 2022
David Rapaport
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What do you get when you combine the raw talent of Leighton Meester, the edginess of Ed Westwick, and the elegance of Kelly Rutherford? Well, it’s Gossip Girl of course... but how do you get that incredible group together in the first place? That’s where casting director David Rapaport comes in. He talks with Jessica all about the casting process, how he turned down a major network show for a little pilot on a little network called the CW, and how a little change to your hair might just change your whole life as an actor.

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Feb 02, 2022
Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage Vol. 1
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The brilliant minds that started it all, creators and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage join Jessica to kick off XOXO right! They remember the fateful BBQ that brought them all together and put Jessica on the show, casting the rest of Manhattan’s elite, and how to turn bad press into great marketing.

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Jan 26, 2022
Introducing: XOXO with Jessica Szohr
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Hosted by Jessica Szohr, XOXO will be the ultimate deep dive into the cultural phenomenon known as Gossip Girl. Featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as moguls in music, fashion, and entertainment, Jessica will bring to life behind-the-scenes stories, on-set memories, New York City, fan favorite episodes, and more. Most of all, the podcast will be a walk down memory lane for the cast, crew, and fans alike, showing just how Gossip Girl changed their lives and influenced the culture of today - in addition to millions of fans across the world.

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Jan 18, 2022