We help you make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet. Every Wednesday, host Elamin Abdelmahmoud (Buzzfeed) is joined by Kevin Fallon (The Daily Beast) and Amil Niazi (Refinery 29, The Cut) to dissect and debate the biggest pop culture stories of the week.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2023
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Taylor Swift Re-releases Red (Taylor's Version), Why is Everyone Freaking Out About It?
Somehow, Taylor Swift managed to dominate the discourse with the re-release of an album she put out nine years ago. Red (Taylor’s Version) smashed a bunch of records and reignited interest in her past relationships, particularly with Jake Gyllenhaal. We get into the business of Taylor Swift and how she manages to capture people’s attention.
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Warm Up Question (What should Britney do with her new freedom?) - 00:02:00
Taylor Swift - 00:07:30
Will Smith - 00:29:40
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