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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
  • Oct 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, 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 practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    1 hr and 3 mins
  • Sep 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, 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 practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    1 hr and 13 mins
  • Sep 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! Robin Wright is NOT interested in being married to her French husband anymore! Larsa Pippen IS actually dating Michael Jordan's son! Nia Long MUST be protected at all costs! 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 practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    1 hr and 9 mins

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