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Author: Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin, Sophie Ansari

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Podcrushed — the podcast where Penn Badgley reads your middle school story -- explores the heartbreak, anxiety and self-discovery of being a teenager. Hosts Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin, and Sophie Ansari bring you stories and conversations about middle school - from childhood crushes, to battles with body hair, to schoolyard scuffles. The results are sometimes awkward, sometimes heartwarming, and always relatable.

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Ariana Grande (Part 2)

Ariana Grande (Part 2)

2024-06-1701:01:25

In Part 2 of this special conversation with Ariana Grande, Ariana spills the beans on why she keeps casting TV serial killers as her music video leads, the dance move Penn tried to sneak into the "The Boy Is Mine" video, and the inspiration for her Eternal Sunshine era. The gang share their reactions to the Wicked trailer, and Ariana opens up about all the magic she experienced bringing Glinda to life — in front of and behind the scenes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ariana Grande (Part 1)

Ariana Grande (Part 1)

2024-06-1201:15:512

In Part 1 of this two-part conversation with the extraordinarily prolific Ariana Grande, the crew has a wide-ranging conversation on childhood, her Broadway origins, and getting to act alongside her best friends. Ariana shares thoughtful reflections on her time at Nickelodeon and why therapy should be mandatory for all child actors.   For more on music, Eternal Sunshine, BTS on The Boy is Mine MV, and Wicked, check out Part 2.   Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Matthew Hussey

Matthew Hussey

2024-06-0501:38:39

The gang is joined by Matthew Hussey, the renowned relationship coach and New York Times bestselling author of “Love Life”. Matthew goes into his personal journey of confidence and clarity in relationships, shares simple advice on how to find a long-term partner, and gives insight into how to avoid the avoiders (and tame the avoider within).    Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley

2024-05-2901:02:37

For the first time in the history of Podcrushed, Penn flies solo with our guest, Daisy Ridley (Star Wars Trilogy, Murder on the Orient Express). She gushes over her first big crushes on Pink and Julia Stiles, how pain shaped part of her adolescence, and the role that intuition played in landing her, a then-unknown actress, the most coveted role of the 2010s as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They also take a deep dive into her more recent foray into independent films, including her latest role as the first woman to ever swim the English Channel in Young Woman and the Sea.   Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak

2024-05-2201:08:291

Today the gang chats with B.J. Novak, the actor, writer, and all-around comedic force from films like Inglorious Basterds and The Founder, and shows like The Mindy Project, The Newsroom, and The Office. He recounts summer camp crushes, his slow realization that he was funny, and the prank that made him a Boston legend.    Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Host AMA: Friendship

Host AMA: Friendship

2024-05-1501:08:13

In the first of several themed AMAs this season, Penn, Sophie and Nava tackle timeless questions, like "would you forgive a friend who cheated with your partner while high?", "would you publicly out a cheating spouse?", and "should you let your friends know about all their annoying habits?" Nava recalls her most traumatic friend breakup, Sophie shares how she saved a friendship from drifting too far apart and Penn… is there. Tune in and get ready for some extra laughs this week.    Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown

2024-05-0801:22:00

This week we are blown away by Karamo Brown (Queer Eye, Karamo Show), whose life consists of a series of plot twists almost too-incredible to believe. Karamo opens up about living authentically at school while hiding himself at home, how a one-time encounter with his best friend turned into the greatest plot twist of his adult life, why life after MTV's The Real World was almost unbearable, and how he managed to land his role on Queer Eye even though he missed every round of casting but the last.   Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss

2024-05-0101:10:33

The inimitable, outrageously talented Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Handmaid's Tale) is here and we're NOT OK! Elisabeth shares about her years training as a ballet dancer, the tough lessons she learned from early adolescent manipulation, why she wished she'd been cast on Gossip Girl, and why she refuses to ever go method. We get into all things Handmaid's Tale and her exciting new project, The Veil. Tune in to find out how Penn made Elisabeth blush...by comparing her to a baby?    Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson

2024-04-2401:16:13

We couldn't be more excited to kick things off in Season 3 with the one and only Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse)! Jake reflects on the trauma of being called "little boy!" in front of his crush, how his mother's intuition saved him from going to juvie, and why you should always listen to your gut, even when you're wrong sometimes. He also reminisces about his time on New Girl and what excites him most about switching things up behind the camera.    Follow Podcrushed on socials: TikTok Instagram XSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Podcrushed is back for Season 3! We’re so excited that we had to show you a sneak peek of what’s to come. We hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for our premiere on April 24!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
[Rerun] Ramy Youssef

[Rerun] Ramy Youssef

2024-04-0801:11:27

In honor of our friend Ramy Youssef's recent SNL performance, and the overwhelming success of his Academy Award winning film Poor Things, we're rerunning our episode with him! Come join us as Penn falls in love with our guest, Ramy Youssef (award-winning actor, producer, and stand-up comic). Ramy shares what it was like to be a Muslim kid in New Jersey the day after 9/11, why he loves Jesus but won't eff with Santa, and why in middle school he literally would have rather shit his pants than miss out on a good time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
[Rerun] Taylor Tomlinson

[Rerun] Taylor Tomlinson

2024-02-1401:05:13

Today we're rerunning our Taylor Tomlinson episode in celebration of the release of her new Netflix special "Have It All"! You may know her from her other Netflix specials, "Quarter Life Crisis" and "Look at You", but this week's guest, the bright, witty, and ludicrously funny Taylor Tomlinson, feels duped! She thought she was coming on for a breezy conversation on first periods and childhood crushes, and instead found herself deep in a conversation on heartbreak, rejection, death, and mental illness. The hosts hold nothing back, too, this week as they reflect on sudden loss and middle school trauma. This is a special episode of Podcrushed you won't wanna miss.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ziwe

Ziwe

2023-12-2054:48

In our Season 2 finale the one and only Ziwe stops by! Her legendary sharp wit and inimitable comedic voice are on display as she showers us with stories of adolescence and coming of age. She shares why being completely herself has been critical to her career, an update on her future foray into pop stardom, and why the keys to success are within our own reach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our penn-ultimate episode of the season, we interview the trailblazing renowned psychotherapist and relationship expert, Esther Perel. We learn about her new course "Turning Conflict into Connection," and Esther shares her profound wisdom on love, conflict, and human connection. She leads us in answering personal questions from her new game "Where Should We Begin", while she shares personal stories of worst dates and delicate family dynamics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our final EXTRA CREDIT episode this season, we talk to Katie Florence, whose father and brother both died when she was young. We explore the process of navigating grief and using humor as a tool to heal and survive devastating losses. Follow Podcrushed on Socials: InstagramTikTokXSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Charlotte Ritchie

Charlotte Ritchie

2023-12-0659:26

YOU asked, we delivered! This week the one and only Charlotte Ritchie (YOU, Ghosts) brings Penn to tears with stories of her tween gymnastics days in his favorite embarrassing story of the season. She and Penn share some Season 4 BTS and share their predictions over Joe and Kate's fates in the final season of YOU.Follow Podcrushed on socials:TikTokInstagramXSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In a full circle moment, on this EXTRA CREDIT episode we connect with Quinn Hardy (@quinickle) — a content creator whose plea for Penn to "duet" him went viral last year. He talks all things bullying, social media infamy, and gets surprisingly philosophical.Follow Podcrushed on Socials: InstagramTikTokXSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Seth and Josh Meyers

Seth and Josh Meyers

2023-11-2901:17:45

Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Myers, Saturday Night Live) and Josh Meyers (Mad TV, That '70s Show) join us this week for a hilarious conversation on their Midwestern upbringing. They recall their first 'birds and the bees' chat with their dad, why Seth is incapable of lying, how Josh handles heartbreak, and why they're each other's biggest supporters. Sophie, Penn and Nava declare them the most wholesome guests they've ever had and try to find a way to become part of the Meyers' family.Follow Podcrushed on socials:TikTokInstagramXSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is there such a thing as twin telepathy? Find out on this week's extra credit YOUR STORY episode, featuring listeners and twins Nahja and Nahjeniq Buchanan. Nahja and Nahjeniq share about their twin hijinks in middle school, establishing their own identity separate from being a twin and tapping into their twin intuition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week’s extra credit YOUR STORY episode, Nayya Hassan opens up about her teenage experience with a forced arranged marriage to her own cousin. Nayya blows the team away with her strength, resilience and courage.Follow Podcrushed on Socials: InstagramTikTokXSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Arsham Sarlak

woah, Penn's voice...

Mar 24th
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Maryam

Best episode so far! What an amazing guest, and such an important talk. Thank you all so much for creating this.

Mar 23rd
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Maryam

The fact that Iranian women Still can't get custody of their children though...🥲

Mar 1st
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NAB Z

thank you for making this interesting podcast.🙏

Jan 15th
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Shapar Shamim

keep it up guys. ❤️ bring Jacob elordi

Dec 25th
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Ashlee Rees

tired of hearing from her...

Nov 1st
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Kaveh Karami

great episode, so sad we can't watch this on video

Oct 22nd
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Tabassum Latif

Omg. I love Penn! He's a very intelligent person and the topics that he talks about , he relates to people so much, he says things that no one is willing to talk about. It is very true that we all need Love at the end of the day and that is why people more and more nowadays watch TV shows that are about friendships and relationships

Sep 20th
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Saldana Will

This paper is great, and my wife and I really appreciate all the hard work you've put into it https://iogamesfree.io

Sep 7th
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Mehri

❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

Jul 28th
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Kat Scher

Born & raised in Chicago.... We do not claim that man.

Apr 10th
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Nick Paolucci

I could honestly have these conversations for hours! Great topics and so crucial to talk about

Jan 10th
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Silvia Gatti

Love it!

Oct 6th
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Alaska

it's very cute but I thought there'd be more story and less commentary

Jun 12th
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Elham ahmadzadeh

Awesome 😍♥️👌🏻

May 5th
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