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In Retrospect with Susie Banikarim and Jessica Bennett

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Is there a cultural moment from your past that looks different in retrospect? Maybe it’s a scandalous tabloid story seared into your teenage brain or a political punchline that just feels wrong now. It might be a very specific red swimsuit that inspired a decade of plastic surgery (see: “Baywatch”) or the inescapable smell of an entire generation of prepubescent boys (Axe body spray, anyone?). Eac... more

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4.7 out of 5 stars from 234 ratings
  • Excellent!

    Such awesome content 💃🏼

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    Canada2 months ago
  • Smart commentary

    Perfect for those of a certain age- Gen X/elder millennials to remember, but also helpful for younger generations who might be wondering “how did we get here?”. I love how they put hallmark cultural events in context for the time and then think about the larger impact on culture (at least in the US). Easy to consume multiple episodes in a row!

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    United States3 months ago
  • The podcast I’ve been waiting for

    I cannot get enough of this podcast, one a week is not enough. Thoughtful, aware analysis of pop culture from an intelligently feminist framework, dissecting events that shaped our culture. I need more

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    United Kingdom6 months ago
  • Great for Nostalgia and Learning Something

    I love this podcast! I’m learning so much while basking in the nostalgia glow. The hosts have great banter and chemistry. It’s like talking to your old friend. “Remember when THAT happened? I looked it up, and did you KNOW?”

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    United States6 months ago
  • Loving In Retrospect!

    This show is a must listen, especially for anyone who grew up in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Great to revisit these events from the past in a new way.

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    Kari Kaems
    United States7 months ago

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