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Show Your Work: Rebranding “Harry and Meghan”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 1, 2020 19:04:43 April 1, 2020 19:04:43
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Today is the first day of House Sussex V 2.0. And since they no longer can have “royal” in the names of their accounts, and we happen to have Duana, The Name Therapist here, we discuss on this new episode of Show Your Work what naming possibilities are available to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they rebrand after getting the f-ck out of coloniser central. Full Story

Show Your Work: Both Sides of Chris Evans

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 30, 2020 19:32:51 March 30, 2020 19:32:51
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Chris Evans was featured in TIME last week as one of “27 people bridging divides across America” with his new website, A Starting Point. It was supposed to launch at SXSW but since SXSW and, well, everything else has been postponed or cancelled outright, he and his team are now working towards a new date. Full Story

Show Your Work: The sound of slapping flesh and Oprah, vlogger

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 25, 2020 18:35:34 March 25, 2020 18:35:34
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As promised, Duana and I are trying to produce more episodes of Show Your Work now that we’re all in lockdown. Today’s new episode opens with a discussion about the sounds of flesh-slapping. It’s one of the most lucrative entertainment streams… and no, we are not talking about porn. Full Story

Show Your Work: How Reese Witherspoon built her empire

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2020 17:01:42 March 23, 2020 17:01:42

As promised, Duana and I have been trying to produce more “bonus” episodes of our Show Your Work podcast each week while we’re all on lockdown. We’re still recording on FaceTime though and even though we’ve tried to fix the audio issues in post, there may be some moments that are wonky and we apologise in advance. Full Story

Show Your work: Live… in the time of Coronavirus

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 18, 2020 17:04:53 March 18, 2020 17:04:53
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Savannah Guthrie anchored The Today Show from her home today as she hasn’t been feeling well and is in self-isolation. But the work must go on. So this is what it looked like: Live... from my basement... this is TODAY. Big shoutout to my husband @feldmike Full Story

Show Your Work: (Grey’s) Anatomy of A Writer’s Room

Duana Posted by Duana at March 11, 2020 19:12:48 March 11, 2020 19:12:48
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I think at this point in the Golden Age of Television, we need a word for shows that remain, against all odds, in our consciousness and vocabulary. Like the fact that Friends is so squarely 90s, but still clearly resonates with teens and 20somethings who weren’t alive when it was on the air. Curb Your Enthusiasm started 20 years ago, but still has juice and the ability to create catchphrases. Full Story

Show Your Work: Harry Styles and the Secrets of (teen) Pop Success

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 4, 2020 18:19:46 March 4, 2020 18:19:46
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Duana and I don’t agree on much when it comes to fangirling. She’s Ray Romano and I’m Timothee Chalamet. She’s Spring Awakening and I’m BTS. But we do intersect somewhere and his name is Harry Styles. This surprised me. I’m more likely to get down with Harry than she is but there’s something about Harry for Duana and on this episode of Show Your Work, we break down how Harry’s been able to transition from One Direction to a successful solo career without alienating fans of the band while picking up new fans along the way. Full Story

Show Your Work: The Power of Jessica Simpson and BTS

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2020 18:12:26 February 28, 2020 18:12:26
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Sorry we’ve delayed this week – our schedule has been at the mercy of travel commitments and a bad cold but we have this week's episode ready for your weekend. And if you happen to be reading Jessica Simpson’s Open Book this weekend, even better, let this be your companion. Full Story

Show Your Work: Negotiating the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 12, 2020 20:52:13 February 12, 2020 20:52:13
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On this week’s bonus, special episode of Show Your Work, we take you BTS – and I don’t mean the band, but behind the scenes of our Oscar coverage and how Duana and I negotiated and bargained with each other through the process of selecting which celebrities to write about and how we split the assignments, similar to what we did after the Golden Globes last month Full Story

Show Your Work: Miss Americana and The Assistant

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 5, 2020 19:18:38 February 5, 2020 19:18:38
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On this episode of Show Your Work, we’re talking about Taylor Swift’s documentary, Miss Americana, and whether or not it meets Taylor’s objective: to reach beyond her fanbase, to people who don’t care about her, haven’t followed her career, are relatively unaware of much about her beyond the headlines and the biggest hits. Full Story

Show Your Work: The Joy of Cheer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 29, 2020 20:28:58 January 29, 2020 20:28:58
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On this week’s episode of Show Your Work, Duana and I debate the word “nice”. This is because Aidy Bryant talked about “nice” in her recent interview with Vulture. Is niceness a work asset? Or is it a detriment? Is it a compliment? Or is it an insult? Can you be nice and still be good at your job? Who gets to be nice and still respected at work? Or, rather, who HAS to be nice to be respected at work?  Is “nice” a word you’d use to describe Alison Brie? She too spoke to Vulture Full Story