Have you ever glanced (or stopped involuntarily dead in your tracks and obsessively read every word like you’re in some sort of trance you can’t control) at the cover of those glorious checkout line mags or scrolled through entertainment headlines and thought, “Who?!” Of course you have. We all have. We’re devoted to the wonderfully strange and fun world of entertainment, but with new names cropping up every day, and more and more opportunities for them to be in your face all of the time, it can be hard to keep up.
Enter: Who? Weekly. A podcast with a name and logo reminiscent of a beloved leading celeb mag and whose mandate is to keep you up to date on “everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t.” It’s essential listening for the celeb-obsessed, playing it straight and catty about all the B- and C-listers who get caught up in the stars’ orbits. There are even “Known Whos,” such as Rita Ora, who has her own recurring segment called “What’s Rita Up To?”, and Kim Kardashian’s BFF Jonathan Cheban, who Martha Stewart publicly acknowledged as a “Who?” just this week.
Hosted by MEL Magazine editor and former Vulture pop culture writer Lindsey Weber and Jezebel staff writer Bobby Finger, Who? Weekly plays like banter between two friends who love to gossip — they just also happen to be super smart, funny, mega plugged-in media obsessives (just like you and your friends, duh). Recent Whos? covered include Ross Matthews, Noah Galvin, Skai Jackson and a definitive take on whether Zendaya is, in fact, a Who? or a Them.
For added fun, follow the Who? WeeklyTwitter account; fans often appeal for their help in potential cases of Whodom, and they’re often in on the ground floor on rising Whos? and emerging Thems. This way you can always brag that you knew them when they were just a Who?
How do you keep up with all of the Whos? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured image via Who? Weekly)