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When They Popped - A Y2K Pop Culture Podcast

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Were you team Backstreet Boys or NSYNC? Britney or Xtina? Simple Life or Newlyweds? With When They Popped, you don’t have to pick a side, because we’re going to mention it all! When They Popped retells the stories of the late 90s and early 2000s biggest celebrities, trends, and phenomena like boy band mania, celebrity-based reality TV, and the rise of “famous for being famous” socialites who ruled the tabloids. Hosts Kelsey and Mary are discussing Y2Ks most impactful cultural moments, icons, and celebrities while chronicling their rise to stardom and discussing when they reached the pinnacle of pop culture, or, when they “popped!” The girls will also consider the cultural impact of Y2K on todays society and will look to see where our beloved Y2K stars are now.

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United States

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Were you team Backstreet Boys or NSYNC? Britney or Xtina? Simple Life or Newlyweds? With When They Popped, you don’t have to pick a side, because we’re going to mention it all! When They Popped retells the stories of the late 90s and early 2000s biggest celebrities, trends, and phenomena like boy band mania, celebrity-based reality TV, and the rise of “famous for being famous” socialites who ruled the tabloids. Hosts Kelsey and Mary are discussing Y2Ks most impactful cultural moments, icons, and celebrities while chronicling their rise to stardom and discussing when they reached the pinnacle of pop culture, or, when they “popped!” The girls will also consider the cultural impact of Y2K on todays society and will look to see where our beloved Y2K stars are now.

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English


Episodes

A*Teens Celebrates 25 Years of Bops

2/26/2024
25 years ago, tweens across Sweden - and soon after, the world - were introduced to the timeless musical stylings of ABBA thanks to a new group of young teens called ABBA Teens. Quickly after their first single, the group changed their name to A*Teens, and branched out from ABBA covers to create their own original music. In this episode Mary and Kelsey discuss A*Teens’ meteoric rise to international stardom, their biggest hits like Upside Down (Bouncing Off The Ceiling), Sugar Rush, Floorfiller and more, and their recent reunion. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:00:51:34

25 years of Simple Plan!

2/19/2024
We’re addic- we’re addicted to 2000s pop punk. It’s that simple. In this episode Mary and Kelsey revisit the discography of their biggest inspiration for emo AIM away messages: Simple Plan. They discuss their origin story, when they popped, and their biggest hits including I’m Just A Kid, I’d Do Anything, Perfect, Welcome To My Life, and more, plus an update on where you can catch them live on tour! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:01:25

Cameron Diaz: Rom Com Queen

2/12/2024
In honor of Valentine’s week, Mary and Kelsey are celebrating the season of love with an episode dedicated to the undisputed rom com queen of y2k: Cameron Diaz. The gals take a look back at their favorite Cameron movies including My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, and The Sweetest Thing. They discuss when Cameron popped and where she is now! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:08:25

Catching up with Alex M. from Laguna Beach!

2/5/2024
“I like your pants. I like your shirt. I like your face.” And we LOVE Alex M., the breakout star of Laguna Beach’s second season. Alex Murrel joins When They Popped to share her experiences and stories as a reality television pioneer and her favorite and not-so-favorite moments from the show. Alex also shares more about her post-Laguna life as a recording artist, and what she’s up to now as a supermom to her young children. Let the rain fall down, and let your volume turn up, because this is a juicy one!! Be sure to follow Alex on Instagram @alexmurrel and TikTok @alexmurreljohnson Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:01:37

2004 Grammy Awards: Outkast, Beyonce, Eminem, & More!

1/29/2024
To celebrate the 2024 Grammy Awards Kelsey and Mary are rewinding back 20 years to the 2004 awards ceremony. It was a breakthrough year for many artists who are now household names, like 50 Cent, Ludacris, Sean Paul, Beyoncé (solo), Avril Lavigne, and Evanescence. We also saw some familiar faves honored with nominations, like Missy Elliott, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, and The Neptunes. This episode is full of hot takes as the girls go through the list of top winners in a game of “were they robbed?” Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:00:57:49

20 Years of Perez Hilton, Hollywood Gossip Guru

1/22/2024
In 2004, Perez Hilton founded his eponymous site, changing the celebrity gossip game forever. At its peak, PerezHilton.com is reported to have had 7 million visitors a day. In this episode, Mary and Kelsey look back at 20 years of “The Queen of All Media,” his biting commentary and signature (usually inappropriate) doodles, and the toxic tabloid culture of y2k. They also examine Perez’s instrumental role in kickstarting the careers of two of today’s biggest pop stars - Katy Perry and Lady Gaga - and his *very public* falling out with Gaga. They also discuss Perez’s change of heart in 2010 when he vowed to stop being mean to celebrities. If you ran to the computer lab between classes to refresh Perez’s site and read the latest celeb news, this episode is for you! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:00:48:40

Part 2: Max Martin Collaborations with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande

1/16/2024
Mary and Kelsey continue their deep dive on Max Martin, this time focusing on Max’s collaborations with two of today’s hottest songstresses: Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. This episode offers a detailed song-by-song look at Max’s work with these titans of pop, including Taylor’s Red, 1989, and Reputation albums, and Ariana’s My Everything, Dangerous Woman, and Sweetener. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:09:29

Part 1: Max Martin Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Are Max Martin Songs

1/15/2024
Kelsey and Mary do a deep dive on their favorite subject, Max Martin. Max is the king of pop production, songwriting, and composition. He’s the brains behind hits like Baby One More Time, I Want It That Way, and Bye Bye Bye. What you may not know is that luckily for us, Max didn’t leave his hard-hitting beats in y2k. He has kept the hits rolling with stars like Celine Dion, The Weekend, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Pink, and more. This episode explores hits you probably didn’t know are Max bops (tbh, even Kelsey and Mary were shocked by some of them), his signature Swedish sound, and his recipe for a hit song. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:00:59:52

Devon Daniels on Writing, Going Viral, and Starring In The I Want It That Way Music Video

1/8/2024
You may know Devon Daniels for her witty romantic comedy books Meet You In The Middle, which was named one the Best Books of 2021 by USA Today, and The Rom Con. But you may not know she was also *heavily* featured in the I Want It That Way music video as one of the screaming fans at the iconic LAX plane hangar. Devon received more screen time than most thus becoming the object of young Mary and young Kelsey’s envy. In this episode, Mary and Kelsey finally get the opportunity to ask Devon all of their burning questions, like what it was like to be part of one of the most recognizable music videos of all time and going TikTok viral 20 years later for it. Devon hilariously recounts notable interactions with Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, and her experiences sneaking into *the* events of the late 90s and early 2000s like the Kids’ Choice Awards and Blockbuster Movie Awards. Devon even shares her binder filled with celebrity photos with us and other behind-the-scenes gems, like the one and only celebrity to ever refuse a photo with her! Just like her books, Devon is wickedly funny and engaging. This episode is a must listen for any pop culture junkie. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:03:02

2005 Billboard Chart Toppers!

1/1/2024
Mary and Kelsey kick off 2024 and Season 2 of When They Popped with a retrospective look at the biggest chart toppers of 2005. This episode will bring you right back to your Juicy Couture jumpsuit and tall Ugg days with songs from Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, The Pussycat Dolls, Mariah Carey, Mario, Ciara, Green Day, and more. If your love for the pod is b-a-n-a-n-a-s please consider leaving us 5 stars and a review! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:03:36

Episode 54 - Y2K Holiday Movies!

12/18/2023
Grab your hot cocoa and weighted blanket because Mary and Kelsey are sharing their favorite holiday movies that’ll have you firing up Netflix to rewatch these Yuletide hits - Home Alone, Just Friends, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Love Actually! As always the gals also spill some juicy behind-the-scenes details from the making of these iconic holiday staples. Thank you for listening and an incredible first season of When They Popped! Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season and new year. See ya for Season 2 in 2024! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:07:50

Episode 53 - Y2K Holiday Songs

12/11/2023
Sip your hot cocoa and light your balsam fir candle as Mary and Kelsey take you through the Yuletide bops of y2k. They discuss their favorite hits from the 90s and 2000s from Mariah Carey, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Britney, Jessica Simpson and more, plus some behind-the-scenes facts of these annual faves. All We Want for Christmas Is You… to give us 5 stars if you loved this episode! And don’t forget to check out the WTP y2k gift guide on Instagram at @whentheypoppedpod. LYLAS! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:01:59

Episode 52 - Kara DioGuardi’s Songwriting Genius

12/4/2023
This week Mary and Kelsey discuss the lyrical genius of songwriter to all of our y2k favs, Kara DioGuardi, and her memoir, A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love and American Idol. You may know Kara as the initially ill-received fourth American Idol judge, but did you also know she wrote Pieces Of Me, Ashlee Simpson’s debut single, or Enrique Iglesias’ Escape? She’s also collaborated with Hillary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Backstreet Boys, to name a few. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:09:51

Episode 51 - Y2K Things We Are Grateful For + Nick Carter Solo Concert Review

11/20/2023
‘Tis the season of giving thanks, so Mary and Kelsey are listing off the top y2k moments, trends, and other random things you have probably buried deep into your memory, that they are grateful for. From Jessica Simpson’s duet with Jewel, to Fergie’s high-energy Today Show appearance to Sidekicks and bras with clear straps, this episode will bring you right back to the naughty aughties. Plus, Mary and Kelsey share their review of Nick Carter’s solo “Who I Am” tour, and reveal if Mary successfully converted Kelsey into a Nick girlie. Most of all, Mary and Kelsey are grateful to you, their listeners, for tuning in each week! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:00:38:54

Episode 50 - Our Fav 2000s MTV Reality Shows

11/13/2023
In this episode Mary and Kelsey are *gonna spread their wings, it’s their chance to fly* as they share their favorite episodes from two iconic MTV reality shows: My Super Sweet Sixteen and Punk’d. You’ll be taken back to the early 2000s heyday of MTV and relive the extravagant parties - and tantrums - of noteworthy milestone birthdays and the best pranks on unsuspecting celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Hilary Duff, Kevin Richardson, and Mandy Moore. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:07:18

Episode 49 - Our Dream Backstreet Boys Concert Setlist

11/6/2023
Brian, Nick, Kevin, Howie and AJ have heard our cries and they are making our fan dreams come true: the Backstreet Boys are summoning fans to create their dream setlist…and they are actually going to perform it at their upcoming fan event in Cancun this spring! For their “30 for 30” concert, the boys are asking fans to vote on their top 30 songs they want to see performed that weekend in celebration of their 30th anniversary. The list of available songs includes some oldies, b-sides and even the elusive “I Want It That Way (No Goodbyes)” version with alternative lyrics that actually make sense. In this episode, Mary and Kelsey each selected their top 10 songs they *must* hear and made their case for each track, and it’s filled with deep cuts and hilarious banter. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:08:49

Episode 48 - Halloween Disney Channel Original Movies

10/30/2023
Mary and Kelsey celebrate spooky season with two of their favorite Halloween Disney Channel Original Movies: Halloweentown and Don’t Look Under The Bed. If it’s been a while since you last saw these movies, don’t worry: the gals offer a full play-by-play of each one while dropping fun facts and insights around the production. Happy Halloween!! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:00:57:57

Episode 47 - Britney Spears “The Woman In Me” Emergency Epi Part 2

10/25/2023
In part 2 of this emergency epi, Mary finishes her recap of Britney’s book, The Woman In Me, beginning at the implementation of Britney's thirteen-year CONservatorship and discussing the biggest revelations, uncut and unedited! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:00:56:57

Episode 46 - Britney Spears “The Woman In Me” Emergency Epi Part 1

10/24/2023
Britney Spears’ The Woman In Me officially launched today and Mary speed read the entire book so you don’t have to. In part one of our emergency epi, Mary details the first half of the book including Britney’s upbringing, her relationship with Justin Timberlake, her first marriage, and the beginning of her public unraveling following her divorce from Kevin Federline. This episode is UNCUT and UNEDITED to give you real, raw reactions as Mary retells the biggest revelations from the book. Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:38:13

Episode 45 - Celebrating 16 Years of Britney Spears’ Blackout ft. Jesse Chambliss

10/23/2023
In this XL and X-rated episode, Mary and Kelsey are joined by Jesse Chambliss, host of Jesse’s Girls podcast and all-around pop culture and Britney Spears trivia maven, to celebrate the sweet sixteen of Britney’s critically acclaimed, dance pop album, Blackout. The trio play a lively round of eff, marry, kill and discuss the criminally underrated gems and cultural touchstones from Britney’s dubstep era. Make sure to follow Jesse at @chambreezey and @jessesgirlspod. Find his podcast, Jesse's Girls Pod, and so much more, HERE! Instagram: @whentheypoppedpod TikTok: @whentheypopped Email: whentheypoppedy2k@gmail.com Website: linktree.com/whentheypopped

Duration:01:07:17