The Untitled GenX Podcast

The Untitled GenX Podcast

A podcast dedicated to the Gen X pop culture that raised us. Lori and friends revisit the TV, films, music, and music videos every latchkey kid of the MTV Generation knows and loves ... and sometimes loves to hate.

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May 30, 2023 51 mins

Hop in the backseat and buckle up, because we’re taking you on an epic road trip adventure to the GenX capital of the world — SEATTLE!

So forgive the road noise and pop open your Pringles as we rehash a questionable road trip we took in high school, Lori's first time drinking, Cate breaking and entering, very real dangers on the road, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's "ding dong", but not before Cate sprinkles herself throughout history ...

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We don't have a new episode this week for one very good reason! Cate and I are hitting the road for an epic road trip adventure to the home of all things GenX. Yep, I’m talking about Seattle, WA! 

We’re going to try to podcast on the road (so stay tuned for that), but in the meantime, in honor of the theatrical release of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret., we'd like to offer a very special encore presentation of our Season 1 ep...

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Because free is fun, I'm offering you a sneak peak of The Untitled GenX Podcast's Patreon! If you're into it, I invite you subscribe at Patreon.com/TheUntitledGenXPodcast. For $5 or more per month, you'll unlock access to exclusive episodes like this one and nab yourself an official sticker. Plus, you can feel really good about helping to support the pod!

Grab your caftan and settle into some wicker. My pal and confidant Je...

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April 18, 2023 73 mins

We’re here to warm your cold, cold hearts as we revisit 1992's romcom comfort classic The Cutting Edge, a film about ice princesses, Pamchenkos, and of course, toe picks! 

From sex in the Olympic Village, men with cutting edges, signature dude dick moves, and pounding tequila shots, to Cate getting nursey, Lori forever falling, and our mutual adoration of movie montages, we skate through our eternal love for this iconic feel-good f...

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April 4, 2023 69 mins

We’re taking you somewhere over the rainbow into the bowels of the Emerald City to revisit a fever dream from our youth as we hitch a ride on the gump to join Dorothy and her misfit pals in Return to Oz, the dark fantasy adventure responsible for our collective childhood trauma. 

From big questions about HOW and WHY this film was ever marketed to children (cue Lori's traumatic theater-viewing experience) to Cate's real-life-OMG L. ...

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March 21, 2023 91 mins

Don't go mistaking paradise for a pair of long legs, and don't go thinking there was ever a better Gen X love triangle than Some Kind of Wonderful.

Friend of the pod and resident cool guy Kenny Stach joins us as we talk all about the risks and rewards of being in love with a friend, stalker Keith, naked girls in locker rooms, THAT KISS, kissable Watts, awkward dates, guyliner, sad paintings, and how a lack of shallowness doesn't ma...

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March 7, 2023 62 mins

If you’ve ever pondered the sometimes fuzzy line between love vs. sacrifice … or helping vs. enabling … or beloved children’s classic vs. entitled child’s manifesto, then this episode is for you.

We’re turning the pages of Shel Silverstein’s classic, The Giving Tree and exploring the themes we thought we loved (???), while unraveling the enigma of the renaissance man himself.

But wait, there's so much more! We dare to ask whether S...

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Content warning: This episode includes discussions surrounding suicide. If you are someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or is in crisis and are in the US, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 to be automatically connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free and confidential support. 

As a nod to the “teenage dirtbag” trend, we’re kicking it back to the good hair and bad at...

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February 7, 2023 77 mins

Welcome-ish to (what we have so far for) Season 4! Cate, my childhood best friend and your favorite GenX cohost is here to rock your world as we to break down the sex, single life, and Seattle sound of 1992’s GenX classic, Singles.

From "the show up", video dating, and what we can only assume is an important missing scene, to totally hating Debbie, peak '90s adulting, and the Friends connection you never saw coming, we explore the ...

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January 31, 2023 50 mins

WE ARE THE YOUTH GONE WILD! Join Cate and Lori ON REPEAT as they rock out to an album near and dear to their 8th grade hearts — Skid Row’s 1989 self-titled debut album. 

Crank the volume as the gals discuss all the *ahem* feelings Sebastian Bach’s low-rise leather pants and high cheekbones gave them, while revisiting the music videos of the singles from this anthem-rich album.

Come for the bottle-throwing, bad-behaving Bach, stay f...

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Cate and Lori are back ON REPEAT singing the praises of singer, songwriter, actress, feminist, activist, and all-around queen, Cyndi Lauper and her breakout 1983 debut album, She’s So Unusual. The gals dance deep into the album’s bops, ballads, and sometimes unusual music videos.

In true Cyndi form, things get a little colorful as the ladies talk about their suburban childhood, middle school cafeteria lunches, phone rules, crazy ni...

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January 17, 2023 32 mins

The gals take you back to Cate's very first music video, a-ha’s 1985 synth-pop tour-de-force single, "Take On Me" from their debut album Hunting High and Low. They draw deep into the progressive single, innovative music video, and long-time legacy of this beloved and often-covered ‘80s classic.

The ladies also talk dining and dashing, cartoon crushes, getting sweaty and sexy, and trying again until you get it right.

a-ha - Take On...

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January 10, 2023 47 mins

Cate and Lori TOTALLY FREAK OUT ON REPEAT over 1982’s endearing and oddly unsettling made-for-TV movie, The Electric Grandmother, starring Maureen Stapleton and Edward Herrmann.

And if you're like, "Never heard of it," you're in for a big surprise as the ladies recount the nightmare nostalgia associated with this super-messed-up-how-is-this-made-for-kids-TV-movie-about-weird-robot-grannies that still has Lori calling out for her mo...

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January 3, 2023 55 mins

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS ON REPEAT! Cate and Lori decided to kill a bottle of wine and dish on 1989’s cult classic Heathers starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty.

It’s no secret this film is "so very" with its dark humor and colorful characters (#teammartha), so the good time gals invite you to join their clique as they get into the red scrunchie of it all. But first, what's your damage, Heather?

K.I.T.

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Happy 2023, beautiful people! If it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your last two years, join Cate and Lori as they revisit season 5, episode 11 of Friends, "The One with All the Resolutions" ON REPEAT!

(Yes, this podcast episode originally aired December 2020. And yes, they still think it's a fun listen.)

And because besties tell each other everything, they gossip about sex at midnight, swamp ass, leather whil...

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December 20, 2022 57 mins

Welcome to the ON REPEAT party, pals. Today Cate and Lori tackle the iconic Christmas (?) blockbuster, Die Hard. They invite you to “come out the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…” as they dive deep into the elevator shaft of the film’s titillating trivia, it’s place in the great Christmas film debate, and its die hard fan base ... all while getting sloshed on spiked eggnog.

And oh yeah, they chat maiden names, crippli...

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Lori's very merry to welcome her new best friend, podcaster Big Brother Jake ON REPEAT to chat all about the song Mariah Carey calls among her greatest achievements. Yes, little lambs, we’re talking about Mariah’s 1994 immortal holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas is You”.

From Mariah being so much more than "the Christmas song lady" to wholesome pole dancing, best ever gifts, and Mariah's elusive "you," Lori and Big Brother J...

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Lori's feeling the excitement of a kid on Christmas as she welcomes podcaster Trish of GenX Voice ON REPEAT to discuss 1983’s classic cringey comedy, A Christmas Story. 

Join Trish and Lori as they question Aunt Clara's motives, Mom's '80s-inspired perm, childhood "visions," and Ralphie as a potential sociopath. The fast friends also chat about the impact of school bullies, double dog dares, challenging childhoods, and the reality ...

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November 29, 2022 44 mins

This Christmas, Cate and Lori are giving their hearts ON REPEAT to someone special (psst! YOU) as they revisit Wham’s chart-topping, toe-tapping hits “Last Christmas” and “Everything She Wants”.

Released as a double A-side in December 1984, the gals dive deep into the dramatic music videos, heartbreaking lyrics, and too-good trivia that make both songs karaoke favorites to this day. They also chat about the awkwardness of hanging o...

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Pull up a chair for this very special ON REPEAT episode as Cate and Lori dish on the iconic Thanksgiving episodes of Who's the Boss? and The Cosby Show! 

The gals talk turkey about The Cosby Show —"Bonjour, Sondra" (Season 1, Episode 10) and Who's the Boss? — "Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's" (Season 2, Episode 9).

Consider it all of the best parts of Thanksgiving as the ladies serve up extra helpings of the delicious sarcasm you ...

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