A show about the forgotten generation, and everything you’ve forgotten about Generation X.

Waiting to X-hale Podcast

A Gen X-themed show with podcast veterans Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh and Karen Tongson. W2X revisits the pop culture & social issues that defined Gen X from a (queer) woman-of-color perspective in a way that sheds new light on the pop culture from both then, and now.

Waiting to X-hale Podcast

Recent Episodes

Ep. 100: Turning 100 with Bob Odenkirk

Nov. 7, 2022

It’s our 100th episode and season 5 finale!!! To help celebrate the occasion, the one and only BOB ODENKIRK was kind enough to join us for a chat about Mr. Show, comedy in the 90s, and the great Janeane Garofalo. Karen is ca…

Celebrate 100 episodes with us!

Oct. 28, 2022

Head over to w2xpodcast.com and click the blue button on the right side to leave us a voicemail!

Ep. 99: Queer for Fear and Our Horror Recommendations

Oct. 24, 2022

Wynter & Karen dive into the new Shudder documentary series, Queer for Fear: The History for Queer Horror, and are inspired to make some of their own queer horror recommendations for the spooky season.   Wynter considers w…

Ep. 98: Too Much Too Crime? Dahmer, The Gabby Petito Story and Blonde

Oct. 10, 2022

Wynter assigns Karen a range of true crime offerings with varying degrees of budget and prestige, from Lifetime’s The Gaby Petito Story, to Netflix’s limited series, Dahmer and the cinematic offering, Blonde. The two discuss…


Sept. 26, 2022

The end of the Elizabethan-era (part II) prompted us to reflect on how British pop culture has dominated GenX’s imaginaries, from new wave and the new romantics, to Fawlty Towers and Monty Python, to iconoclasts like Bowie a…

Ep. 96: 2022 Emmy Predictions

Sept. 12, 2022

Karen and Wynter are back together again, just in time to drop their Emmy predictions for all the Comedy and Drama acting categories. They tell you who they want to win, as well as who they think will actually win, so listen…

About the Hosts

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Karen Tongson

Cultural critic, writer and queer studies scholar

Karen Tongson is the author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters and Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries. In 2019, she received Lambda Literary’s Jeanne Córdova Award for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction for her body of writing. She is Chair of the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies and Professor of gender & sexuality studies, English and American studies & ethnicity at USC.

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Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh

Content strategiest, writer and podcaster

Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh is a content strategist, writer and podcaster. Through her company Pablo Jobs, she has contributed her decades’ worth of journalism and social media experience to campaigns and strategies for well-known brands, celebrities and influencers.