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I'll Be There For You is a new podcast about pop culture and coping, named for the FRIENDS theme song or the Bon Jovi anthem, depending on your taste. In each episode, host Lindsay Eanet talks with a person she admires about one or two pieces of pop culture that have gotten them through a difficult time, either personally or in a broader, more global “state of the world” context. She loves talking to people about things they love, and hopes this show will also be an opportunity to explore the strategies we use to cope and care for ourselves when the world is literally on fire, and how pop culture can shine a light on those methods and even help us make a better, more empathetic world. If you care about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the melting ice caps, this podcast is for you.

I'll Be There For You is a new podcast about pop culture and coping, named for the FRIENDS theme song or the Bon Jovi anthem, depending on your taste. In each episode, host Lindsay Eanet talks with a person she admires about one or two pieces of pop culture that have gotten them through a difficult time, either personally or in a broader, more global “state of the world” context. She loves talking to people about things they love, and hopes this show will also be an opportunity to explore the strategies we use to cope and care for ourselves when the world is literally on fire, and how pop culture can shine a light on those methods and even help us make a better, more empathetic world. If you care about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the melting ice caps, this podcast is for you.
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I'll Be There For You is a new podcast about pop culture and coping, named for the FRIENDS theme song or the Bon Jovi anthem, depending on your taste. In each episode, host Lindsay Eanet talks with a person she admires about one or two pieces of pop culture that have gotten them through a difficult time, either personally or in a broader, more global “state of the world” context. She loves talking to people about things they love, and hopes this show will also be an opportunity to explore the strategies we use to cope and care for ourselves when the world is literally on fire, and how pop culture can shine a light on those methods and even help us make a better, more empathetic world. If you care about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the melting ice caps, this podcast is for you.

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@IBTFYPod

Language:

English


Episodes

They're Good Dogs, Brent (Dog Instagram with Tori Szekeres)

6/16/2019
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Doggos, puppers, woofers, good boys. Today's episode is all about Very Online Dogs. Chicago writer and producer Tori Szekeres shares how dogs on social media were a source of comfort and joy during a family health scare and other tough times, and why her own dog reminds her of Norm MacDonald as Burt Reynolds. Topics include: The American healthcare system and why it sucks, Midwesternisms, the Chicago storytelling scene, the Dog Feelings Twitter Account, Verminstagram and much more.

Duration:00:36:04

Call Me A Dame Again (Gilmore Girls with Jaclyn Barker)

6/2/2019
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CONTENT NOTE: This episode includes brief references to sexual trauma. If you wish to avoid this subject matter, discussion begins around 16:00 and ends around 18:30. Pour the coffee and turn up the Carole King, it's time for our Gilmore Girls episode! Chicago comedian and storyteller Jaclyn Barker recounts returning to the comfort of Stars Hollow after the 2016 election, and how the revival impacted her. Topics include: Dames, Amy Sherman-Palladino, the comfort of Stars Hollow,...

Duration:00:37:28

Pro-Crush Agenda (Carly Rae Jepsen with Ines Bellina)

5/19/2019
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We wanna cut to the feeling! Ines Bellina is a writer, storyteller and bon vivant who writes about food, books and other things that are good for the AV Club, the Takeout & other good good places on the Internet. On this episode, Ines talks about a summer of falling in love, soundtracked to Almighty Feelings Queen Carly Rae Jepsen. Topics include: Dating in your thirties, unsolicited advice, hearing "Warm Blood" for the first time, the Pitchfork Music Festival, the "Run Away With Me" sax...

Duration:00:43:33

Joy Blackout (BTS with Lauren Pais)

5/5/2019
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ARMY, rejoice! This episode is for you. Nonprofit professional & student of fandom Lauren Pais takes us through her history & lifelong relationship with boy bands, culminating with why über popular K-pop septet BTS, who are touring the U.S. right now, mean so much to her now. Topics include: The great boy band wars of '98, Which One Is the Chris Kirkpatrick, moving back home and feeling stuck, being a student of fandom, One Direction & Directioners, post-band breakup optimism, BTS and the...

Duration:00:39:31

Wizard MBA (Harry Potter & The Magicians with Hope Rehak)

4/21/2019
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Oh oh, it's magic! If you're still emotionally devastated over the Magicians finale from last week, this episode is for you. Comedian, playwright and Harry Potter academic Hope Rehak visited the studio to talk about her strong and complicated bonds with two magical fandoms: Harry Potter & The Magicians. Topics discussed include: Harry Potter academia, Book Ron vs. Movie Ron, J.K. Rowling retconning & The Ilvermorny Discourse, Lev Grossman reading our minds, Hope's high school Harry Potter...

Duration:00:42:09

Watching Real People Be Real People (Sleeping With Other People & #VanLife with Jamie Meeks)

4/8/2019
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Austin-based comedian (soon to be L.A.-based!) Jamie Meeks joins IBTFY to share a few of her favorite things, a time where a Netflix recommendation mirrored her personal life & the #vanlife influencers who are preparing her for an exciting new journey. Topics include: Sleeping With Other People, sleeping with other people, Netflix's creepy algorithms, our favorite comedies with unlikable characters, Nurse Jackie, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, #vanlife influencers & more.

Duration:00:24:46

Carter Deems Appreciation Hour (Battle Rap & Parks and Recreation w/Steve Eanet)

3/24/2019
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Steve Eanet is many things: a marketing pro, a Goldendoodle dad, a battle rapper by the name of XQZ with multiple international battles and No Coast Raps titles to his name. He is also the host's brother, and I'd say we were the ShibSibs of podcasting, but that's probably the McElroys. Steve joins us in the studio to talk about his long history with battle rap, what he's learned from being part of the community, and also one of our favorite TV shows. Topics include: The battle preparation...

Duration:00:32:06

Perfect Angel Babies (One Direction w/Hannah Bollman)

3/10/2019
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IBTFY is back and this week's guest lights up our world like nobody else. Chicago comedian, storyteller and occasional clown Hannah Bollman discusses how a certain British boy band helped her get through some turbulent years. Also, why certain angsty nü-metal bands from our youth still hold up. Topics include: The rise of One Direction, Directioners vs. Directionators, the other Top 3 from that season of X-Factor, mental health coochie cutters, the Larry conspiracy, Nickelback and Papa Roach...

Duration:00:35:27

How Sora Got His Groove Back (Kingdom Hearts & Award Shows w/Devin Middleton)

2/24/2019
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Just in time for the Oscars! Chicago comedian, musician and Renaissance Man Devin Middleton (aka Debonair Status) joins IBTFY to talk Kingdom Hearts 3, award show predictions and the Grammys performance that impacted him the most. Topics include: The wildly confusing Kingdom Hearts-verse, the impact of Cardi B, the Oscars Best Original Song category, Barry Jenkins, queer representation in country music, iconic Grammys performances & more.

Duration:00:42:17

Cute Shapes (Finding Nemo & Bob's Burgers with Rae Nudson)

2/10/2019
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Welcome back to I'll Be There for You, a podcast about pop culture and coping. Our guest is Rae Nudson, a freelance writer based in Chicago with bylines at The Cut, Longreads, Esquire, and more. On this episode, Rae shares two stories of specific pieces of culture that got her through two specific terrible nights: Finding Nemo and Bob's Burgers. Topics include: Napping TV, the moral center of children's movies, overnight hospital stays, cartoons for adults, our favorite Tina Belcher moments,...

Duration:00:27:14

Give Yourself to Cunniliftus (Figure skating with Lindsey Schroeder)

2/10/2019
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Welcome to I'll Be There for You, a new podcast about pop culture and coping. In each episode, I chat with someone I admire about a piece of pop culture that got them through a difficult time in their lives. Our first guest is Chicago comedy producer & performer Lindsey Schroeder, who got through a difficult year with the help of figure skating, and specifically, two certain Canadian ice dancers. Topics include: Embracing vulnerability, Surya Bonaly fangirling, hyperfixations, fanfiction...

Duration:00:34:05

A Community of Lovable Dirtbags (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Liz Stockwell)

2/2/2019
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Chicago comedian Liz Stockwell was going through a divorce and getting into performing standup comedy when she found a critically acclaimed TV show about... going through a divorce and getting into standup comedy. Topics include: Tony Shalhoub's blood pressure, the evolution of comedy since Mrs. Maisel, spaces for funny women in Chicago, a moment of mourning for one of Chicago's iconic dives

Duration:00:34:00