XOXO with Jessica Szohr

XOXO with Jessica Szohr

Hosted by Jessica Szohr, XOXO is the ultimate deep dive into the cultural phenomenon known as Gossip Girl. Featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as moguls in music, fashion, and entertainment, Jessica will bring to life behind-the-scenes stories, on-set memories, New York City, fan favorite episodes, and more. Each week Jessica and guest will break down a new episode of the hit TV show that transformed the culture of today and changed the lives of the cast and crew - in addition to millions of fans across the world.

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May 18, 2022 58 min

Connor Paolo (Eric van der Woodsen) joins Jessica to go deep about Eric’s coping mechanisms, his bleached tips, and why Connor would not advise his friends to date Chuck or Blair. 

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There’s nobody better to break down this week’s drama-filled episode than the man who directed it - Norman Buckley! Norman joins Jessica to talk about filming every exciting scene, from Chuck being kidnapped by the Skull & Bones Society to Blair throwing a purse at Serena’s head. We even get to hear about the time Norman broke his nose on set - don’t miss this one!

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Jessica sits down with stylist to the stars Johnny Wujek to rewatch S2E5, The Serena Also Rises. They reminisce on 2008 fashion, how to style school uniforms, and the time they went to a Drake party together. 

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Since we just can’t get enough of her, for this week’s rewatch, we brought back Nicole Fiscella to talk all things The Ex-Files! Nicole and Jessica explain the behind-the-scenes of those notorious Gossip Girl blasts, how to make a (fake) Nairtini, and what the best part about being in Blair’s posse was.

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April 20, 2022 52 min

For our very first mailbag episode, Jessica brings on Gossip Girl historian Tyler McCall to go through all of your burning fan questions! They talk steamy moments from Season 1, Jessica’s favorite stories from set, and who they wish Gossip Girl had turned out to be.

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Jessica and her friend Alessandra Torresani rewatch S2E3 - The Dark Night. They talk about meeting at Monte Carlo, Dan and Serena’s frustrating relationship woes, and why New York City is the best for making out. 

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If you didn’t know Jessica came from a big family - wait til you meet them all! Her mom and 4 sisters join her to break down S2E2, Never Been Marcused. They talk about visiting set in New York, the world’s sweatiest squash game, and which cast member they ALL had a crush on. Plus, Jessica’s brother and baby Bowie stop by as well! 

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Mädchen Amick, who played The Duchess herself, Lady Catherine Beaton, and her daughter Mina Tobias join Jessica for the first-ever XOXO rewatch episode! They break down S2E1, “Summer, Kind of Wonderful”, and in the process, Mina confesses her teenage crush, and Mädchen finally learns who Gossip Girl is.

 

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March 23, 2022 35 min

Today’s episode features none other than Michelle Trachtenberg, who played the scheming Georgina Sparks. She and Jessica get deep into the over-the-top fashions on Gossip Girl, what it was like growing up in New York for real, and the occupational hazards of filming with babies. 

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March 16, 2022 33 min

She played Blair’s minion Isabel, but Nicole Fiscella was actually the ringleader of the Gossip Girl crew back in the day! Jessica and Nicole rehash the see-through dress incident, Nicole shares how she managed to get her Master’s degree in between scenes, and they reveal the true identity of “Romanian Beyonce”. 

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March 9, 2022 48 min

Sebastian Stan, AKA the elusive Carter Baizen stops by to reminisce with Jessica about the ups and downs of auditioning, the romance of New York City, and his incredible career from Winter Soldier to Tommy Lee. 

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March 2, 2022 66 min

Beloved costume designer Eric Daman joins Jessica to talk all things Gossip Girl fashion. He reveals the inspiration for some of the show’s all-time greatest looks, how he created the legendary wardrobe room, and the deep meaning behind Blair’s headband.

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February 23, 2022 46 min

Ahead of her upcoming tour with her band, The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen, AKA Jenny Humphrey, sits down with Jessica to reminisce about the early-morning wake up calls while filming Gossip Girl, her passion for music, and the hustle of life in New York City - from the artistic inspiration to making peace with the rats.

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February 16, 2022 50 min

Jessica’s good friend and former castmate Chace Crawford (aka THE Nate Archibald) joins her to dive back into their Gossip Girl golden years. They recall some of their favorite memories, from the first time they met on set to rooftop parties with Ed Westwick to becoming Nate and Vanessa - arguably, a match made in heaven.

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February 9, 2022 34 min

In this bonus episode, Jessica continues her conversation with creators and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. They remember how the doors of New York City opened up to the Gossip Girl cast and crew (and the streets of Paris as well), discuss all the great music from the show, and reflect on re-making it for a new generation.

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February 9, 2022 25 min

The woman who does it all with grace and style, Kelly Rutherford (Lily van der Woodsen) joins Jessica from Geneva to discuss what it's like being a new mom on set, building new family dynamics both on and off screen, and the joys of playing dress up with the Gossip Girl wardrobe closet.

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February 2, 2022 39 min

All the way from London, Ed Westwick - who is not actually Chuck Bass, by the way - wakes up from his nap just in time to join Jessica on the podcast! Ed sets the record straight about his new puppy’s name, reveals just how close he came to not being allowed to work in the show, and gives some insight to the chemistry between Chuck and Blair. Oh, and his mum pops in to say hi as well.

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February 2, 2022 37 min

What do you get when you combine the raw talent of Leighton Meester, the edginess of Ed Westwick, and the elegance of Kelly Rutherford? Well, it’s Gossip Girl of course... but how do you get that incredible group together in the first place? That’s where casting director David Rapaport comes in. He talks with Jessica all about the casting process, how he turned down a major network show for a little pilot on a little network called...

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January 26, 2022 41 min

The brilliant minds that started it all, creators and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage join Jessica to kick off XOXO right! They remember the fateful BBQ that brought them all together and put Jessica on the show, casting the rest of Manhattan’s elite, and how to turn bad press into great marketing.

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January 18, 2022 1 min

Hosted by Jessica Szohr, XOXO will be the ultimate deep dive into the cultural phenomenon known as Gossip Girl. Featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as moguls in music, fashion, and entertainment, Jessica will bring to life behind-the-scenes stories, on-set memories, New York City, fan favorite episodes, and more. Most of all, the podcast will be a walk down memory lane for the cast, crew, and fans alike, showing ju...

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