I'm Sorry

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By: Lemonada Media

This is a podcast about apologies. Each week, our hosts unpack the latest and greatest in Twitter gaffes, petty beef, and not-so-subtle shade. Forgive? Forget? Or cancel? Listen to comedians Hoja Lopez, Mohanad Elshieky, and Kiki Monique process our public and personal controversies together. Let’s debate when to let stuff go and when to say #ImSorry.  Click the following link to subscribe to I'm Sorry Premium, and get access to an extra I'm Sorry episode with your favorite hosts every week: https://anchor.fm/imsorrypremium/subscribe

Listen to This: Closed Mouths Don’t Get Gifts (with Paul Scheer)
Last Friday at 8:30 AM

The team behind I’m Sorry is so excited to share Add to Cart, hosted by Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak. In this episode, Ku and Su catch up on life with baby Emerald, who arrived during her mother’s peak szn (a.k.a the holidays). That also means it’s time to check in with the gift-giving master Paul Scheer. Santa Scheer is back with gift guide 3.0, nerdy edition, which includes everything from collectible Blu-Ray movies to banana-dressing board games. Plus, he’s got a hot tip on how to prepare for the unexpected gift scenario. 

 

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Flashback Friday: White People Ruin Everything (with W. Kamau Bell)
11/25/2022

Listen again as Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad have a candid conversation about race, racism, and “wokeness” with comedian and host of CNN's United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell. They talk about Kamau’s experience meeting the KKK, his Emmy-nominated documentary about Bill Cosby, and getting white people to “do the work.” Plus, Hoja steals a cat, Kiki feuds with a delivery driver, and Mohanad demands an apology from his super on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry. 

 

Please note, I’m Sorry contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

 

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Flashback Friday: Every Facebook Apology Ever (Part 2)
11/18/2022

Listen back as V Spehar – TikTok superstar, The Under the Desk News anchor, and host of the podcast V Interesting – joins Hoja, Mohanad, and Kiki to break down all of Facebook’s most recent controversies. They cover Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies, the Facebook Papers, and the future of the company as Meta. Plus, Mohanad says sorry to his cat and Hoja apologizes for an awkward elevator encounter on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry. 

 

Please note, I’m Sorry contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

 

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Flashback Friday: Every Facebook Apology Ever
11/11/2022

Listen again as Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad take a deep dive into the history of Facebook, from Zuckerberg’s shady 2003 hot-or-not website FaceMash, to the election-swaying, misinformation-spreading, outrage-amplifying social network we know (and hate) today. They talk about their first memories of Facebook, the worst misinformation their family members have shared, and why, despite their better judgment, they just can’t seem to give it up. Plus, Hoja asks for an R-rated apology from her dog, and Kiki surprisingly says sorry to the anti-vaccine mandate crowd.

 

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Flashback Friday: Is Elon Musk Going to Destroy Twitter?
11/04/2022

WHAT. IS. ELON. MUSK. DOING?!? Listen back as Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad unpack the billionaire’s latest scheme alongside comedian and writer Ophira Eisenberg. They parse out his true motivations for buying Twitter, dissect his cult of personality, and take jabs at all the other Evil Billionaire Stuff he’s been up to. Plus, Hoja visits a psychic, Kiki educates us on elevator etiquette, and Mohanad learns what it’s like to be a single cat dad on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry.

 

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Listen Now: FIRST! with Kareem Rahma
11/01/2022

The producers of this series wanted to share a funny show with you about spectacular people who had a serious impact on society because they were FIRST! In each episode, host Kareem Rahma is joined by a different comedian to share the life story of a groundbreaking person who broke down a racial barrier. Hilarity ensues as our comedic guests interrupt Kareem, derailing his story with lively banter, witty jokes, and amusing personal anecdotes.

On this episode, we are joined by the hilarious, the athletic, the Greek by blood but not by accent, stand-up comedian and actress...


Listen to This: We Go Off Script with Andy Cohen!
10/28/2022

Cameras, real people, and no script. Anything could happen. In this episode of Raised By Ricki from Lemonada Media, Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen are joined by Andy Cohen, executive producer of “The Real Housewives” and “Watch What Happens Live!” Andy talks about his lifelong love of reality TV and talk shows, the inspiration behind “The Real Housewives,” and how he first became a host. Plus, Ricki dishes on her time as the headmistress of “Charm School.”

 

In the 1990s, a generation of kids, teens, and young adults got home, kicked off their sneakers, and settled down in f...


Flashback Friday: Every Man Who Owes Taylor Swift an Apology
10/21/2022

Jake Gyllenhaal. Kanye West. Scooter Braun. Listen back as Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad chronicle the many men who’ve needed to apologize to Taylor Swift over the years. They go through all her toxic exes, the decade-long drama between Taylor and Kanye, and her recent battle with Big Machine Records that led to her re-recording her albums. Plus, they investigate where ‘the scarf’ is today, and Hoja shows off her pipes with her rendition of “Teardrops On My Guitar (Hoja’s Version).” 

 

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Listen to This: Faux News, Verified Scam, No More Wire Hangers
10/14/2022

Hoja joins V Spehar, host of the podcast V Interesting, to chat about how CNN is shifting the way it covers news to mirror a right-wing media outlet. And how far would you go to get a blue checkmark on Instagram? We’ll hear about a verification scheme that cost users thousands of dollars. V and Hoja also weigh how effective some protesting tactics are – like wearing Handmaid’s Tales costumes and using coat hanger iconography – when fighting for reproductive rights. Plus, resources on how to safely receive emergency contraception and medical abortion pills. Later, V asks Hoja about public a...


Listen to This: When He’s Crying and Your Titty’s Out
10/07/2022

Hoja and Kiki have never shared a conversation this intimate. On this episode of Good Sex from Lemonada Media, the two mine their sexual pasts to figure out who owes them apologies, and why they both prefer lovers who are a little rough around the edges. Plus, Kiki compares the dating scenes of NY and LA and Hoja helps her confront the shame that can accompany a dry spell.

 

Good sex is all about good communication. And we believe honest conversations are the best way to get there. That’s why we’ve asked duos of al...


Listen Now: Funny Cuz It’s True with Elyse Myers
10/05/2022

The producers of this series wanted to introduce you to another Lemonada listen, Funny Cuz It’s True with Elyse Myers. Each week on Funny Cuz It’s True, Elyse will be sitting down with her favorite creators, friends and comedians to find the stories that have stuck with them and changed their lives in small ways, and the not-so-funny moments that have become funny over time. She wants to know how they handled these situations and learned to laugh about them years later. How do they do it? Great question, she’d love to tell you. 

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If You Can’t Handle Kanye at His West, You Don’t Deserve Him at His East
09/30/2022

This week, Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad talk about everything: Kanye West, Brett Favre, Nia Long & Ime Udoka, Britt Barbie (aka the Period Ah Period Uh girl). But that’s not all. They get into office romances, adulting, self-help books, white people, monogamy, welfare reform, and… guavas? What doesn’t this episode have? Plus, Mohanad travels back to 1865, Kiki goes to Instagram jail, and Hoja gets superpowers on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry. 

 

Please note, I’m Sorry contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

 

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Inside Adam Levine’s (Alleged) Affair
09/23/2022

She will be loved. And her. And her. And also her. This week, Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad dive deep into Adam Levine’s alleged affair with Instagram model Sumner Stroh. They get into the TikTok that started it all, the cringey DMs, Levine’s official statement, and the rumors that he and wife Behati Prinsloo secretly have an open relationship. Plus, the crew reacts to Kanye West’s claim that he’s never read a book, dig into the launch of Donda Academy, and chat about what they’d teach if they started their own schools (bagel-ometry, anyone?). And, Mohanad in...


Ricki Lake Is Back, and This Time, She's Got a Podcast
09/18/2022

The producers of this series wanted to recommend another Lemonada Media podcast that they know you’ll love. New episodes of Raised by Ricki premiere every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts. 

Grab a friend and some snacks – we’ll provide the tea. We’re traveling back to the 90s, when The Ricki Lake Show was the place for drama and fun unlike anywhere else on TV.  Ricki and Kalen are joined by Stuart Krasnow, former supervising producer of The Ricki Lake Show, to talk about the show’s beginnings and its lasting impact on a new generation.<...


King Charles and Queen Quinta
09/16/2022

Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad unpack everything Emmys – the winners (Succession, Abbott Elementary), the losers that should have been winners (Better Call Saul), and the straight-up losers (Jimmy Kimmel). Then, it’s Mohanad’s moment to shine as the crew breaks down the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. They talk about the new King Charles, the continuous media scrutiny of Meghan Markle, and the many many many apologies the royal family owes to former British colonies. Plus, Hoja gets stabbed, Kiki gets mellow (but not too mellow), and Mohanad gets his mic taken away on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry. <...


Hoja’s Harry Styles/Chris Pine Lesbian Fantasy
09/09/2022

Hoja’s BFF Stacey joins the crew for a very special birthday celebration episode. Together, they answer some of life’s biggest questions: did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine? Did Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde make eye contact during Don’t Worry Darling’s 5-minute standing ovation? Which Chris is the best Chris??? Pine? Evans? Definitely not Pratt. Plus, Stacey reveals why she’s been a long-time Olivia Wilde hater, Hoja details her sexy Harry Styles/Chris Pine fantasy, and Kiki drops a hot take about a beloved cult classic movie. 

 

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True Crime Upside Down: The Letter
09/07/2022

The Letter is a new original true crime podcast hosted by award-winning journalist Amy Donaldson. This 8-part narrative series tells the story of the brutal murder of Zachary Snarr, which took place in Salt Lake City, UT, on August 28, 1996. The Letter weaves a story of forgiveness, guilt, and what happens after the headlines die down and the real story begins.

On Zach Snarr’s last day alive, he got up early to help his father at work, he cleaned the kitchen for his mother and he made his sister laugh. But on August 28, 1996, the 18-year-old never came ho...


I’m Worried Darling
09/02/2022

Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad react to the drama surrounding Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling. They unpack Wilde’s relationship with Harry Styles, her beef with the movie’s star Florence Pugh, and the recently leaked video of her begging Shia LaBeouf to come back to set after he was allegedly fired. Then, they take a look at Netflix’s latest reality show Selling The OC and get into all of it: the Alexandras, Gio, Gio’s mom, the $106 million dollar house with the rotating bed. Plus, a conversation about the women of Euphoria, Sam Levinson’s new show wit...


The Paris Hilton Effect (with Tefi)
08/26/2022

TikTok superstar Tefi joins Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad to talk about everything early-2000s. And when I say everything, I mean everything – Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, J.Lo, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Beyoncé, My Super Sweet 16, Pimp My Ride, The Hills, Mean Girls, The O.C., Hollister, Baby Phat, Bennifer 1.0, Bennifer 2.0, and more. Plus, Tefi answers your relationship questions about dealing with your boyfriend’s female friends and deciding whether or not to go long-distance. 

 

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Turn This On: Good Sex
08/23/2022

The producers of this series wanted to share another Lemonada Media show with you, called Good Sex. 

Garlan and Oscar just recently closed their relationship, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more areas to explore with each other. The couple talks about advocating for yourself in the bedroom and why production value matters when you’re camming.

If you’re interested in being a part of Good Sex, please fill out this form: bit.ly/goodsexpodcast

As expected, Good Sex contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

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Are You There Kathy Hilton? It’s Me, Precious.
08/19/2022

Kiki spills the tea on her recent Watch What Happens Live! appearance in which Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kathy Hilton mistook award-winning artist Lizzo for the fictional character Precious. Plus, the hosts react to Jennette McCurdy’s new book, I'm Glad My Mom Died, and discuss the decades-long mistreatment of child actors in Hollywood. And, Mohanad reveals a hot (or – freezing cold, rather) take on this week’s I’m Sorry, But… segment that leaves Hoja questioning everything she knows. 

 

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Listen to This: Call For Help
08/16/2022

For far too long, the United States has put mental healthcare on the back burner. Through enormous advocacy and the initiation and rollout of the 988 hotline, a theoretical lifeline is now at the fingertips of every American. But in a country with a deep history of criminalizing mental health, will 988 live up to its potential? Today, Stephanie explores how 988 came to be, along with all the promise and peril it carries. Weekly special correspondent Zak Williams shares his personal mental health journey, how stigma impacted his father, Robin Williams, and how the actor’s death inspired him to become a...


Inside the F-Factor Diet Controversy (with Emily Gellis)
08/12/2022

Is Emily Gellis “fed up” with her feud against F-Factor founder Tanya Zuckerbrot? Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad explore this and much, much more in today’s episode with the Emily Gellis herself. They talk about the hit new Wondery podcast Fed Up, why Emily thinks people are so enthralled with this story, and whether or not she would back down from this fight if Tanya were to apologize. Plus, Emily reveals who she would want to play her and Tanya in the hypothetical F-Factor scripted series. White ladies – listen up! Because this episode is for you. 

 

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Leave Beyoncé Alone!
08/05/2022

Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad break down the litany of controversies surrounding Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance – from Kelis’s accusations of “theft” to the removal of an ableist slur from the song “Heated.” Then, they discuss Netflix’s latest docuseries, The Most Hated Man on the Internet, and unpack comedian Dane Cook’s recent engagement to his “longtime love,” 23-year-old Kelsi Taylor. Plus, the crew reacts to a tantalizing listener apology about a workplace crush.  

 

Please note, I’m Sorry contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

 

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Why Does Gen Z Hate Oprah? (with Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur)
07/29/2022

Oprah Gail Winfrey. Harpo. The Queen of Daytime TV. This week, Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad talk all things Oprah with historians, best friends, and hosts of the Oprahdemics podcast, Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur. They revisit the early days of The Oprah Winfrey Show, unpack some of the show’s most memorable moments (the wagon of fat, anyone?), and examine Oprah’s relationships with shady men like Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Donald Trump. Plus, Kellie and Leah explain why Gen Z has it out for Lady O, and the crew reveals what they would buy if they...


White People Ruin Everything (with W. Kamau Bell)
07/22/2022

Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad have a candid conversation about race, racism, and “wokeness” with comedian and host of CNN's United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell. They talk about Kamau’s experience meeting the KKK, his Emmy-nominated documentary about Bill Cosby, and getting white people to “do the work.” Plus, Hoja steals a cat, Kiki feuds with a delivery driver, and Mohanad demands an apology from his super on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry. 

 

Please note, I’m Sorry contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

 

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Is Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson a Scammer?
07/15/2022

Kiki takes Hoja and Mohanad on a deep dive into celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson’s lawsuit against former employee Megan Roup, who runs the popular workout app Sculpt Society. They get into Tracy’s questionable past, unpack her bizarre fitness and nutrition regime that she used with stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna, and debate whether or not someone should be able to copyright an exercise movement. Then, the trio reacts to this year’s Emmy nominations, and Hoja and Mohanad recount some of their most memorable TV audition horror stories. Plus, Mohanad introduces our sure-to-be-controversial new segment and the ho...


Flashback Friday: The Brands Are at It Again (with SuChin Pak)
07/08/2022

Racism. Sexism. Sizeism. Hitler memes?!? This week, Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad break down the reasons why some of our favorite brands need to apologize to us alongside SuChin Pak, journalist and co-host of the podcast Add to Cart. They also get into SuChin’s month of no shopping, the second coming of MTV Cribs, and what’s really inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s home spa. Plus, Hoja demands an apology from her hair, Kiki says sorry to all Target employees, and Mohanad gives his review of the Euphoria finale on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry.

 

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The Bad Guys Do Win: Rudy Giuliani, Woody Allen & More (with Vinny Thomas)
07/01/2022

Rudy Giuliani “attacked” at a Staten Island supermarket. Woody Allen and Alec Baldwin go live on Instagram. Nancy Pelosi reads a poem and guest-stars on RuPaul’s Drag Race. WHAT is going on in the world?!? Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad unpack it all with writer and comedian Vinny Thomas. Then, Vinny goes on a bad first date, Hoja says sorry to her mom, and Mohanad makes his life more miserable on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry. Plus, the crew reacts to an explosive listener apology you won’t want to miss!

 

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Who’s Getting Canceled in 2022? Mid-Year Check-In
06/24/2022

Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad take a look back at their predictions for who they think would get canceled in 2022 and give an update on some of their picks. The crew evaluates how the first half of the year has treated Wendy Williams, Harry and Meghan, Queen Elizabeth, JoJo Siwa, and more. Then, will Kiki and Mohanad add Hoja to the next cancellation list over her misguided declaration of love for landlords? Plus, the trio weighs in on a listener apology and Mohanad politely requests an apology from an adult man who bullied him over his decision to wear a...


What’s Going On With Mormon TikTok? (with V Spehar)
06/17/2022

Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad dive into the wonderful world of TikTok with V Spehar, founder of Under The Desk News and host of the new podcast V Interesting. Together they analyze their ‘For You’ pages, investigate what’s going on with Mormon MomTok, and learn the many signs and symbols of the soft-swinging community. Then, Mohanad tells us why we need to leave Britney alone, and Kiki recaps the latest from the January 6th hearings. Plus, V tells the story of seeing Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. 

 

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This Apology is Rainbow: I’m Sorry Pride Month Special
06/10/2022

Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad are joined by the epic Chicago drag queen Derry Queen for this special Pride month episode of I’m Sorry. They take a look back at some classic movies that don’t quite hold up in 2022, and celebrate new queer movies like Fire Island and Bros. They talk about gatekeeping within the LGBTQ community, the onslaught of anti-LGBTQ bills cropping up around the country, and of course, rainbow capitalism. Plus, the crew reveals their dream corporate pride collaborations (Himbo Tony the Tiger, anyone?), and Hoja gets not one but two apologies on this week’s Sorry...


Introducing V Interesting
06/09/2022

The producers of this series wanted to share with you another Lemonada Media series that they know you’ll love. V Interesting is hosted by V Spehar - who is out from under the desk and into your ears! They're starting off by sharing some of the headlines you may have missed this week, including exactly who’s rewriting the national reading curriculum, how Biden may have actually started the U.S. student debt crisis, and how people feel about returning to the office after working remotely during the height of the pandemic (spoiler alert: not great!) Then, a conversation with...


Did Anyone Really Win Depp v. Heard?
06/03/2022

Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad react to the final verdict in the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial. They analyze Johnny and Amber’s closing statements, speculate what this might mean for their respective careers, and lay out the broad cultural ramifications of this verdict. Plus, Kiki reviews the new Top Gun movie, Mohanad crosses paths with Dave Chappelle, and Hoja teaches her co-hosts some Venezuelan slang. 

 

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Who Gave Paul and Janie COVID? (with Paul F. Tompkins & Janie Haddad Tompkins)
05/27/2022

This episode has everything: pangolin parties, problematic parents, Paul F. and Janie Haddad Tompkins. Hoja, Kiki, and Mohanad sit down with the comedy supercouple to discuss some of life’s biggest questions: What is a smell made of? Who gave Janie and Paul COVID? What do the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial and the January 6th Capitol attack have in common? (Hint: it’s poop.) Plus, the crew reacts to an apology from an I’m Sorry listener, and Hoja makes a gag-worthy revelation that leaves Paul on the verge of vomiting. It’s an episode not to be misse...


Flashback Friday: The Worst Apologies of All Time
05/20/2022

Kevin Spacey. SoHo Karen. President Obama. What do these people all have in common? They’re terrible apologizers! This Friday, we’re throwing it back to one of our favorite episodes. Listen as Hoja, Mohanad, and Kiki reveal their picks for the worst apologies of all time. Who will take the crown? Will it be Shia LaBeouf’s plagiarized apology for plagiarism? Model Carissa Pinkston’s lie about being transgender in an apology for transphobic remarks? Or Mario Batali’s sexual assault apology slash cinnamon roll recipe? Listen to find out!

 

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I’m Sorry Enters the Multiverse
05/13/2022

Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad react to the epic comedy/drama/action/sci-fi/fantasy/martial arts movie Everything Everywhere All at Once. They break down the family dynamics in the film, get into their own relationships with their parents, and hypothesize about what they’d be like in an alternate universe. Kiki also teaches her co-hosts some Mormon slang, Mohanad explains why he could never be a spy (or a serial killer), and Hoja reveals one of the biggest lies she’s ever told. Plus, our first-ever listener apology on this week’s Sorry Not Sorry!

 

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When Harry Met Olivia
05/06/2022

Kiki kicks it off with the story of her wild weekend involving a boozy brunch, a busty bartender, some risqué texts, and a plate of cold chicken wings. Then, the hosts react to Olivia Wilde getting served on stage at CinemaCon, and Hoja lays out the tight timeline between the actress’s breakup with Jason Sudeikis and her new relationship with Harry Styles. Mohanad breaks down what’s been going on with Taylor Lorenz and Libs of TikTok, and tells the story of the time he was doxxed after a viral incident with border patrol. Plus, Kiki takes a ride...


BEING Trans: Introducing Audio Reality
05/05/2022

The producers of this series would like to share with you another show they know you’ll love. BEING is reality TV for your ears, an innovative new audio format like no other podcast you've ever heard. This season, it’s BEING Trans.  This week, we meet Sy, a nonbinary transgender legal assistant in Los Angeles. They transitioned after marrying their husband, Robert, and having a baby. While things seem great on the surface, Sy confesses they've been putting off having a tough conversation with Robert about their transition and how it might affect their romantic relationship. And speaking of putti...


Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard
04/29/2022

Kiki gives Hoja and Mohanad a much-needed update on the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial. The trio breaks down the allegations claiming Bill Murray got a little too “handsy” on the set of Aziz Ansari’s new movie, Being Mortal. They unpack the actor’s long history of bad behavior, get into his bizarre voicemail policy, and take their picks for which old white man they’d choose to replace him in the film. Then, Hoja brings the 2000s nostalgia with her review of White Hot, the new Abercrombie & Fitch documentary. Plus, Mohanad sends a message to his girlfriend...