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


Ep. 101: What Did I Miss? Spare, The Last of Us, M3GAN & More - Plus THE OSCARS

March 17, 2023

Wynter and Karen are back with season 6 to ask each other, “what did I miss?” as they cover some of the notable pop culture moments that went down during their holiday hiatus.   Before they get into Spare, The Last of Us a…

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…

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Oct. 28, 2022

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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…

Ep. 95: She-Hulk and Snark w/Ryan Bailey

Aug. 29, 2022

Wynter is in the driver's seat one more time and wants to know if you're watching She-Hulk. It's a refreshing glass of characters and story that you don't even need to have watched all 432 Marvel movies to enjoy.  Ryan Baile…

Ep. 94: A Free For All w/ Abby Gardner

Aug. 15, 2022

While Karen is on vacation, Wynter brought in special guest host Abby Gardner () to talk about ALL THE THINGS: Biopics, Harry Styles, mixtapes, movies, Kate Bush, old Hollywood, new Hollywood, Joan Crawford, Florence Pugh...…

Ep. 93: Irma Vep Across Time

Aug. 1, 2022

Karen and Wynter have been seduced by Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas’ “serialized” HBO Max revisitation of his own 1996 indie film of the same name starring screen goddess Maggie Cheung (his ex-wife). The two get into all the ser…

Ep. 92: WORTH THE WAIT? From Stranger Things to Umbrella Academy

July 19, 2022

Wynter has returned from her European vacation to tell us about her encounter with Aline–not to be confused with Celine, who the main character of this French-Canadian film very closely resembles. Karen tells us about Chris …

Ep. 91: Comin’ in Hot: FX’s THE BEAR

July 4, 2022

This week Karen is joined by author, curator, and former kitchen-geek Jennifer Doyle, as well as Chef Courtney Storer to talk about the buzzy and bingeable FX series The Bear.  As the culinary producer on the show, Chef Coco…

Ep. 90: A Theysian/Gaysian Guide to Hulu’s FIRE ISLAND

June 13, 2022

Wynter is out of the country, so Karen invited her longtime gaysian/theysian pals, Summer Kim Lee (a cultural critic and UCLA professor), and JJ Chan (an artist and designer based in Brooklyn) to talk about the highly antici…

Ep. 89: FIGHT BACK! w/ author Raquel Gutierrez

June 6, 2022

CW: discussions of violence, self-harm, domestic abuse, mass shooting–in other words, of our everyday lives in the U.S.A. Wynter and Karen welcome special guest Raquel Gutierrez, author of the new book (out June 7). The thr…

Ep. 88: W2X Live @ REDCAT w/ Kevin Smith & Sandra Bernhard

May 9, 2022

This is an edited version of the live show - The Gen X festival’s Humanities co-curators (Wynter & Karen!!!!) take the stage for a live podcast recording along with special guests Sandra Bernhard and Kevin Smith!

Ep. 87: The Music of 1992 and 2002

April 11, 2022

Wynter and Karen reflect back on the music of 1992 and 2002, from Pitchfork favorites to the Billboard Hot 100. In addition to selecting their MVP songs and albums from each year, they each get into what they were wearing an…

Ep. 86: 80s Erotique with Karina Longworth

March 28, 2022

This week Karina Longworth, the creator, producer and host of You Must Remember This joins us for a preview of the pod’s  latest season on the “Erotic 80s.” Before the three regale you with tales of peering at their parents’…

Ep. 85 - A Most Excellent Vintage: Our Favorite OSCARS Years

March 14, 2022

Wynter and Karen look back on their favorite Oscars years and winners in recent, i.e. prime GenX decades, as we round the corner to the 94th Annual Academy Awards.  Before they take a 1985 and 1992-heavy trip down memory lan…


Feb. 28, 2022

We’re thrilled to welcome back Ann Powers of NPR Music, and author of Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music to talk to us about the future of music. We explore other critics’ predictions …


Feb. 21, 2022

Karen returns from her bout w/ the Omarion variant to catch up with Wynter about Super Bowl Sunday, including all the ads, and the “GenX has arrived” halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and 50 Cent.…

Ep. 82: And Just Like That…It’s 1996

Jan. 31, 2022

Hot on the heels of our last episode on Yellowjackets, Wynter and Karen are inspired to revisit the year 1996 and what it gave to us in fashion, fragrances, music, TV, movies and more. Before they get into all that, and what…

Ep. 81: Yellowjackets! Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

Jan. 17, 2022

Wynter & Karen welcome you to Season 5 with a bushel full of SPOILER ALERTS for both Search Party and the topic of their main segment, everybody’s latest obsession Yellowjackets (not that other “Yellow” TV show). Which Yello…

Ep. 80: Holiday Holigay Special w/ Alonso Duralde and Dave White

Dec. 13, 2021

The whole gang gets frisky with a very special feline-themed holiday episode. Our favorite holigays Alonso Duralde and Dave White join Wynter and Karen to discuss Hallmark’s The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014) and its brand n…

Ep. 79: Fright Night Finale! Halloween Kills, Chucky and Ghosts

Oct. 25, 2021

Our hosts close out season four with a Halloween-themed episode that covers a spate of new horror-related releases from Halloween Kills to SyFy’s Chucky series. Speaking of horror, Karen took her first cross-country flight s…