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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.

“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.

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Episodes

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

Michael Consuelos, Cynthia Bailey & Aurora Culpo?

11/15/2022
You rocked the vote and Timmy DID attend Nikki Reed's photography exhibit! What did he think? Well, you'll hear his review on today's brand new episode of Who? Weekly. Melissa Joan Hart tells us she's NOT in a feud of Lena Dunham (although we didn't know she was supposedly in one? K!) Kelly Ripa hard launches her son into People's Sexiest Man Alive issue. Cynthia Bailey gracefully receives some iconic fan art. Flavor Flav gets into it with Spirit Airlines. Rainn Wilson changes his name for...

Duration:01:04:50

Kate Micucci, Tyrell Hampton & Ethel Cain?

11/11/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we........... record the episode twice because Bobby didn't plug his microphone in the first time so his audio track was just two hours of silence. Sad. Anyway, we discuss Maxwell Alejandro Frost (a stan), Kate Micucci (the most viewed person on IMDB), Tyrell Hampton (he puts the P in THAMPPS), Ethel Cain (she's not actually Amish), Six Eggs Lady (we're writing a pilot), Timmy's latest assignment (hint: it rhymes with Schmikki...

Duration:00:58:03

Zosia Mamet, Asian Doll & Gabby Windey?

11/8/2022
Read this like you would that Billy Joel song (but like, without the cadence). Ready? SUKI WATERHOUSE DOESN'T WASH HAIR WITH COKE, ZOSIA MAMET FEEDS KALEY CUOCO'S MOM'S HORSE SWEDISH FISH, KATE PRICE LOST HER DOG (AND FOUND HIM), ASIAN DOLL DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS WANTED (BY THE POLICE), SHOULD TIMMY ATTEND NIKKI REED'S PHOTOG EXHIBIT Y/N?, SEEMINGLY SEEMINGLY SEEMINGLY! BELLA POARCH DIVORCES SECRET HUSBAND, CHER DATES AMBER ROSE'S EX, SUMMER WALKER AND LARRY ARE FINISHED, GABBY WINDEY AND ERICH...

Duration:01:01:27

Haley Lu Richardson, Owenn & Lila Moss?

11/4/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we play just a few of the countless messages about a VERY famous WORM before moving on to discussions about actual Whos, not Thems in disguise. Haley Lu Richardson split up with her fiancé... two years ago! The Phillies are using "Dancing On My Own" as their unofficial World Series theme song... but not the Robyn version! Taylor Swift announced the opening acts for her Eras tour... and we only knew like three of them! Finally, Kate...

Duration:01:14:52

Leni Klum, Sam Williams & Air Fryer Chicken Shawarma?

11/1/2022
Happy Who'loweek! It's that time of year once again — where Whos dress up like Thems (and stuff like, cats and witches) and attend parties held by other Whos! (Or, they dress up for photoshoots taken in their own homes! Nice!) We've got a ton of Pam & Tommys, Velmas & only one hyperrealistic She-Hulk (thank you, Frankie!) Addison as Gaga, G-Eazy as Lennon & #Brookola as star-crossed lovers. Lori Harvey as Many Beyoncés and Jordin Sparks as "Pet Inspector". Leni Klum moves to NYC, Sam...

Duration:01:11:33

Sofia Wylie, Ice Spice & Purple M&M?

10/28/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we chat about a MAJOR new album releasing next week before taking your calls about a wide variety of topics, including: Jack Harlow's connection to Danielle Fishel, the price of Adrienne Bailon Houghton's Starbucks order, Bryce Dallas Howard's newest iconic role, the star of a new Paul Feig movie we've never heard of, the rise of Ice Spice, and everyone's new favorite M&M. Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns,...

Duration:01:01:56

Niamh De Brún, Justin Sylvester & Sophia Grace?

10/25/2022
GARRI-WHO? After his "hilarious blunder", Bobby takes a rigorous Irish Whos & Thems name quiz and CAN HE ACE IT? #justicefordoireann Get well, soon Adriana Chechik and Casey Woods! E! News is returning to TV once again (ft Adrienne Bailon!), Heather Morris *IS* scissors, Why Molly-Mae might name her baby "Cloud", Kathy Najimy is obsesssssed with Jen's hummus, PenaVega sign with Hallmark, our no 1 girl Sophia Grace drops a bombshell on YouTube, Stevie Wonder is "down bad" for Ari Lennox &...

Duration:01:10:36

Keith McNally, Taylor Russell & Pickleball?

10/21/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we discuss A Rod's new girlfriend before playing calls about autumn's favorite girlie, James Corden's new nemesis, Timmy Chalamet's favorite on-screen cannibal, Maren Morris's favorite sport, and more! Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a TON of bonus content over on Patreon.com/WhoWeekly. To learn more about listener data and our privacy...

Duration:01:07:03

Emma D'Arcy, Elsa Pataky & Alison Lohman?

10/18/2022
Kyle Richards Wore Fake Bangs in Halloween Ends: A Lot Goes into Making Them Believe It Or Not – finally, a People Exclusive we DO believe! Plus, why Alison Lohman “disappeared” from Hollywood, Shangela (or Angela? jk) gets dragged on DWTS, Anna Delvey’s post-prison future, Greg O’Shea’s #spon regrets (and Cody Rigsby’s #spon not-regrets), a brand new RHONY cast ft. TWO previously-discussed Whos, Elsa Pataky’s Latin foot tat, a negroni sbagliato with prosecco (ft Emma D’Arcy), Emma Robert's...

Duration:01:08:37

Alex Wong, Sammy Arriaga & M3GAN?

10/14/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we discuss Chris Colfer's evening plans before taking your many, many calls covering subjects like: MacKenzie Scott's second ex-husband, Carbone's missing Michelin star, Alex Wong's Bonobos spon, Sammy Arriaga's Corn Nuts spon, the Who-making trailer for M3GAN, and the significance of the number 350. Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a TON of...

Duration:01:01:27

Skyler Gisondo, Jennifer Tilly & Rivington Starchild?

10/11/2022
Rick Ross - who or them? Almond milk - who or them? Lindsay Lohan's Netflix holiday movie, Falling for Christmas - who or them? These are the questions we're asking ourselves today. Not only that, how "Wary Spice" Mel B was scammed on WhatsApp, Skyler Gisondo's hurt neck, Shay Mitchell's green couch, the return of The Surreal Life, Jennifer Tilly's 25 Things (ft. ghosts), Taylour Paige's new HUSBAND and Rita Ora's... drumroll please... Architectural Digest tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Call...

Duration:01:09:42

Cory Hardrict, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson & @VisitTheUSA?

10/7/2022
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show, we address your many comments about the Who/Them statuses of Paul Reiser and Greta Gerwig before providing an update on The Try Guys' [potentially fake] fiasco.. Moving on, we chat about Tia Mowry's divorce (as well as its overlap with Tamara's book), the deals tourism agencies in the American midwest are making with British reality stars / influencers, Domnhall Gleeson's dad, Huey Duck's mom, the fashion editor of Vogue, and......

Dream, Hannah Godwin & Alana De La Garza?

10/4/2022
Now You 3 Me? A new bombshell enters the villa? #DreamFaceReveal? Hailey Bieber called her daddy? Noah Schnapp dove into another lady's DMs? Remy Ma alllllllmost got cast on RHONY? Alana De La Garza has been on every single police procedural? Audrey McGraw got an apartment? Billy Ray Cyrus is engaged to a woman named FIREROSE (one word, all caps)? Daisy Ridley and her bf made a rare public appearance? Rita soaked in a pink bath?!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions,...

Duration:01:04:17

Ned Fulmer, Chris Redd & Greyson Chance?

9/30/2022
On today’s episode of Who’s There, our weekly call-in show, Andy Cohen pronounces the name of our podcast CORRECTLY before expressing how impressed (?) he is by our schedule. Mazel to us!! Moving on, we play your many, many, many, many calls about a certain Try Guy’s cheating scandal, a certain Who SNL star's new relationship with his Them co-star’s ex, a certain queer viral video star’s revelations about a certain queer Them, and a whole lot more! Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions,...

Duration:01:11:59

Kiki Layne, Skye Wheatley & Michele Morrone?

9/27/2022
Adam Devine is NOT Adam Levine! Ana de Armas IS on the cover of Variety! Rosamund Pike IS mourning the Queen (of England)! Skye Wheatley is NOT using Boobie Tape ever again! Tom Hardy is NOT a Who! White Tank Tops are also NOT a Who! Molly Mae and Tommy Fury ARE pregnant! Jacob Elordie and OJ are NOT broken up! Jonah Hill is NOT dating a Mystery Woman (Her name is Olivia!) JoJo Siwa is NOT dating someone related to Miley Cyrus! Khloe Kardashian is NOT dating that Italian actor from Netflix!...

Duration:01:09:09

Sumner Stroh, Tokischa & Tetherball?

9/23/2022
The number one question I get asked as the showrunner of Ginny & Georgia? What's happening on today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show??? Well, we talk about a woman Adam Levine once DMed! Have you heard about her? No? The story has been pretty under the radar, so we won't be surprised if you haven't heard the name "Sumner Stroh" at all this week. (We're joking, of course.) Beyond the Story of the Week™, we discuss the person Madonna is NOT having an affair with (the...

Duration:01:15:25