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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This week, the soundtrack for Disney’s Encanto dethroned Adele from the top of the charts. Thousands are expressing their love for the animated film, and making TikToks to its infectious songs. How did Encanto become a phenomenon? We gotta talk about Bruno and Mirabel and why this movie is resonating so much.
Plus: are you playing Wordle, too? The word-guessing game has gone viral — for the fun, yes, but also for the ways it’s bringing people together. We discuss the popularity of Wordle and what we get out of it.
This week in Drop It In The Group Chat, we touch on The Undoing of Joss Whedon, Abbott Elementary, and Peacemaker.
Warm Up Question (most underrated Disney song) - 00:02:00
Encanto - 00:10:45
Wordle - 00:40:00
Drop It In The Group Chat - 00:57:25