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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August 16, 2022 85 min

This juicy ON REPEAT episode has Lori welcoming podcasters, friends, and OC natives Megan and Wendy to squeeze every last drop out of No Doubt’s tangy and tart tour de force, 1995’s Tragic Kingdom

From Gwen's super thin eyebrows, strict parents, and hating Christmas, to Wendy being OMGthisclose to appearing in No Doubt's iconic "Just a Girl" video, the ladies bask in the magic of '90s fashion, feminism, and ...

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This very special ON REPEAT episode has Lori unsupervised with author Whit Honea to talk about the good, the bad, and the junk food of that latchkey kid life of the '70s and '80s.

Whit and Lori dive deep into the research findings of the latchkey phenomenon and share their home alone mishaps and unexpected gifts. They also credit Whit as the accidental inventor of foam parties, chat breaking and entering as a way of after ...

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If you’re looking for romance, you’ve come to the right place! We spread the love ON REPEAT with Season 1's recap of 1993’s romantic comedy blockbuster Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Romantics and cynics unite as we talk love at first sight, believing in signs, marriage over 40, broken engagement rings, internet stalking, and of course, tiramisu.

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We honor British badass new wave duo, the Eurythmics in this ON REPEAT Season 1 episode dedicated to their sophomore triumph 1983’s Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).

In addition to recounting the childhood trauma of this iconic music video, we celebrate the sheer genius of the album itself, but not before chatting about staying friends with exes, getting a seat at the table, cows in conference rooms, and how totally gross eyeballs ...

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DISCLAIMER: As a matter of public health and safety, we strongly believe in the importance of trusted, accessible alcohol and drug education and resources for everyone. The Untitled GenX Podcast does not condone the use of illegal substances and would like to remind you party people to enjoy the legal stuffs responsibly.

On this very special ON REPEAT Season 1 episode, Cate and I tackle the weird, wishful-thinking anti-drug PSAs of...

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DISCLAIMER: This episode contains discussions surrounding the use of cannabis and cannabis-related products. The Untitled GenX Podcast would like to remind listeners to enjoy the legal stuffs responsibility.

As if I'd leave this episode off repeat! I'm totally buggin’ in the best possible way to welcome my friend, flatlay specialist and cannabis champion Amber Dorsey to gossip and gush all over 1995’s stylish high school s...

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In celebration of Season 2's most popular episode, I'm thrilled to welcome writer, rock star, and lifelong Springsteen fan Serge Bielanko ON REPEAT to gush all over the heavy grace and poetry of Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 triumph, Born In the U.S.A.

Serge recounts his time on stage and in the recording studio with Springsteen as both a man and a mentor. He also get candid about the many ways Springsteen's legendary music...

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June 27, 2022 56 min

On this very special ON REPEAT episode from Season 2, Cate and I are coming to you from our very own slumber party in mismatched jammies and cocktails in hand to discuss — you guessed it — slumber parties!

Live from sunny Palm Springs, we recount the best (and worst) slumber party experiences of our young lives, admit to some pretty questionable sleepover behavior, and play a game of "Truth or Truth" you won't want to ...

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June 20, 2022 63 min

In the spirit of Maverick and all things Tom Cruise, this ON REPEAT episode will take you back to the danger zone of Season 1 when Cate and I thought a round of cocktails and dreams might warm our collective spirits. Pull up a bar stool as we drink up 1988’s blockbuster film, Cocktail starring Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Bryan Brown, and Kelly Lynch.

Sip and stay for the convo involving vacation romances, pretty criers, sex on the...

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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!

My childhood bestie and Season 1 co-host Cate joins me to dec...

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June 6, 2022 48 min

Although we've come to the end of Season 3, I just can't let you go without a proper farewell that includes a look back at the amazing guests and pop culture this season gave us! 

From thank yous, real talk, and that time my teenage son almost burned the house down while I was recording, to my sincere apology, your feedback, and answers to this season's infamous lightning round questions, I share it all with deep apprec...

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One of my personal besties, boss lady Jeannette Guignard is here to shatter glass ceilings and female stereotypes in 1988’s era-defining feel-good feminist classic, Working Girl.   

Lace up your white tennis shoes as we chat corporate triumphs and tragedies, Frederick's of Hollywood underthings, and using our feminine wiles, but not before getting real about crying at work, vacuuming topless, and bitter backstabbing Bettys who ...

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Friendship expert Nina Badzin is here to gossip and gab as we break down the tears and triumphs of 1989’s celebration of female friendship, Steel Magnolias starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, and Olympia Dukakis.

From needing the damn casserole, slow-moving plotlines and gaping plot holes, to Tinker Bell haircuts, the value of age-appropriate friends, and salons as gathering places, we...

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Filmmaker Tugené Davis is here to join me in breaking down the many shades of college life at Mission College in Spike Lee’s 1988 musical masterpiece School Daze starring Laurence Fishburne and Tisha Campbell.

Tugené shares the life-changing gifts she received from her time as a first generation college student at Howard University. Offering personal insight into the heartbeat of HBCU culture, Tugené gets candid about communication...

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Podcast queen Michelle Newman is here to fangirl over wild boys Duran Duran and their new wave sophomore triumph, 1982’s Rio.

Michelle gets real about life as Simon Le Bon's "wife" in '84, that first concert experience, nonsensical Duran Duran lyrics, titillating music videos, painted women, and Duran Duran as MEN ... but not before Lori is stripped of her Gen X membership for thinking Duran Duran consisted of two d...

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Visual artist Rowan Harrison joins me to put on our red shoes and dance the blues to David Bowie’s 1983 post-disco, new wave, funk-pop masterpiece, Let’s Dance.

From Bowie's desire to make a solid dance record to his use of music videos as social commentary, we chat all about the album's infectious rhythms and massive success that led to Bowie's "Phil Collins years" that followed.

Sharp suits and pompadours are...

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I'm totally pumped to welcome radio host Buzz Bishop to join me in seizing the air as we break down 1990’s coming-of-age indie drama Pump Up the Volume

As a radio veteran, Buzz talks hard about the duality of the person behind the mic, the perks and pitfalls of that radio life, having Michael Bublé as a wingman, Michael Hutchence's Austin Powers's party, and cars that only come with one side mirror.

We also talk teen ...

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Jess Sanfilippo, the whip smart and hella funny Millennial with a GenX soul, is here to join me in singing the highest praises of George Michael’s 1987 debut solo masterpiece, Faith.

From our earliest exposure to the evocative sounds, imagery, and emotional whiplash of this album, to George's beauty shots, iconic style, and undeniable genius, we dive deep into the messaging, meaning, and magic behind it all.

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Jessica Ashley, Lori's friend, mentor, and the Divorce Coach for Moms is back to break down the double trouble of 1998’s romantic comedy, The Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, and Natasha Richardson.

From the lowdown on Lohan and Lori's experience fencing, to Jessica feeling like a woman wearing pantyhose for the first time, the gal pals talk camp liabilities, 1986 weddings, having a "spare", transat...

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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussions surrounding suicide. Listener discretion is advised. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential support.

Dr. Pat, a Language Arts teacher, college professor, and longtime friend of the pod is here to join me in carpe-ing this diem as we suck the marrow and meaning out of 1988’s coming of age cl...

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