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V Interesting with V Spehar
V Interesting with V Spehar
Lemonada Media

Sometimes TikTok superstar V Spehar needs more than a minute to bring you the news. The Under the Desk News anchor is... more

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Real Self-Care with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, Is SVB SOL?, TikTok on the Clock

Did this week seriously just turn from 2008-style panic to status quo? In a way, yes. And V explains all... more

17 Mar 2023 · 59 minutes
What Is a Conspiracy? with Dr. Orisanmi Burton, No Nuclear Deal, Bullfrog Breakfast

It’s the six-month mark of the revolution in Iran — what might the future look like? V checks in with... more

10 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Therapy Remixed with Dr. Courtney Tracy, Midwestern Might, What Was Monet Smoking?

The 2022 midterms broke up partisan gridlock across the country, turning four state governments fully blue. V walks us through... more

03 Mar 2023 · 59 minutes
Oh SNAP! with Gina Plata-Nino, Jimmy Carter’s Legacy, Beetlejuice... Beetlejuice... Equity!

In this episode, we go full fangirl over the incredible life of former President Jimmy Carter. V also zooms in... more

24 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Introducing: Pop Culture Happy Hour

We're sharing an episode from a podcast we love called Pop Culture Happy Hour. In this episode, Aisha Harris talks... more

20 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Maintenance Ma’am-splaining with Mercury Stardust, The Ohio Fallout, GTFO UFOs

Several weeks out from the train derailment in Ohio, there’s reason to be concerned about long-term contamination in the area.... more

17 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
State of the Men with Jordan Harbinger, Congress Is an Open Book, No More Junk Fees

The state of this union is that V is back from D.C., bringing stories from the White House and quotes... more

10 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Civically Enraged with Sharon McMahon, SCORPION’s Sting, The Nazi Next Door

In places beyond Memphis, deadly police squads remain in operation. In Hobbs, New Mexico, abortion clinics have been banned. In... more

03 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Sperm Donor Secrecy with Laura High, EVs for Peewees, SNAP Out of It

This week has brought a lot of change for public health. On one hand, the first electric school buses have... more

27 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
A V Interesting Announcement

V pops in with a quick update: new weekly episodes will drop on Fridays! Yes, Fridays! So long, Tuesdays! Fridays... more

24 Jan 2023 ·
Better Boundaries with Melissa Urban, Resolution Ruts, Cigarette Butts

New year, new… ways to get hooked on smoking? V explains how tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds has been attempting to... more

17 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Bonus: Who Is a Criminal? with Toni-Michelle Williams

This bonus episode is brought to you with support from The Marguerite Casey Foundation. V sits down with Atlanta-based artist, celebrated... more

13 Jan 2023 · 41 minutes
Repro Comedy Show with Lizz Winstead, NFL Nightmare, Political Movers & Fakers

From the NFL to the halls of the Capitol, there were a few too many close calls this past week.... more

10 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Throwback: Funny Girl Rose Kelso Makes Us Laugh

In this New Year’s offering, V welcomes Comedy Central writer and comedian Rose Kelso. Rose uses her Long Island upbringing... more

03 Jan 2023 · 51 minutes
Listen to This: Rosie O’Donnell, We Want to Know... What Really Happened On Your Old Show

Go Ricki! Go Ricki! The V Interesting team wants to share this special episode of Raised by Ricki featuring another... more

30 Dec 2022 · 32 minutes
Listen to This: The Iran Episode (w/ Sally Kohn & V Spehar)

Fake the Nation is a series from our friends at HeadGum that we think you’ll love. Be sure to check... more

27 Dec 2022 · 56 minutes
Not-So-Naughty List, Advent-lanche, Literacy Lags

The holidays are here! And V’s got some festive facts that can liven up even the worst dinner conversations. From... more

20 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Buffalo Billions, Get Dragged, Be GLAAD

Oh, you thought the World Cup was expensive? V shows you how billions of dollars are spent annually on sports,... more

13 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Gaslighting and Yeeting, Lame Duck, Sweet Holidays with Cherry Bombe

Over the weekend, it was inaccurately reported that Iran disbanded its morality police. V explains what really happened. They’ll also... more

06 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Deck the Hallmark with Bran, Dan, and V

Hallmark has become an expert at cranking out holiday movies. And Brandon Gray and Daniel Thompson have become experts at... more

02 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
Technocrats, Teddy Bears, Hospice for the Unhoused

Happy Giving Tuesday! Today we’re giving you a lot to think about, from how the U.S. government has found ways... more

29 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
Listen Now: FIRST! with Kareem Rahma

You heard him on Tuesday’s show — now check out comedian Kareem Rahma on his new podcast from Lemonada Media,... more

25 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Famous Firsts, Legendary Lasts, Iran’s Revolution Powers On

We may have just bid farewell to Elton John’s touring career, but there’s so much excitement in learning about “firsts,”... more

22 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
Adventures with the Female Indiana Jones

Alison Teal was literally born into a life of adventure. Raised by professional explorers, she’s lived in some of the... more

18 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Survey Says, Secret Fees, Secretary Buttigieg

Beyond candidate races, the midterms were a battle of ballot questions. V breaks down the impact these results will have... more

15 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
The Price We Pay the Legal System

Imagine getting pulled over because your car’s tail light is out or your window tint is too dark. For millions... more

11 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
Midterm Mayhem, Recuse Me, Iran from America

It’s midterm Tuesday, people! Did you know polling places used to have alcohol onsite? And that future elections could be... more

08 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
Let’s Talk About Down There with Dr. Jen Lincoln

“Don’t have sex. You will get pregnant — and die.” This line was delivered by a fictional high school coach... more

04 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
V in D.C., Christmas Creeps Closer, Our Rich BFF

That’s right — the White House invited V back! They recap their experience in D.C., where it was made clear... more

01 Nov 2022 · 46 minutes
Meet V by the Fountain

What are some nostalgic things you remember doing at the mall? For V, it was working their first job at... more

28 Oct 2022 · 52 minutes
Midterms Aren’t Mid, Zombies, The Power of Puerto Rico

The U.S. midterm elections always shake up politics, and this year is no exception. V breaks down how races all... more

25 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
Throwback: V’s Secret Friend, Hank Green

In this fun past episode of V Interesting, V chats with Hank Green, the founder of VidCon and a true... more

21 Oct 2022 · 48 minutes
The Plan B for Plan B, A Bad Time for Birds, Doggone Cancer Treatment

This week, V is slinging history lessons. They unpack how recent executive orders from President Biden stand in stark contrast... more

18 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
Go Ricki! Go Ricki! It’s the Ricki Lake Episode!

When V thinks back to their childhood, they remember rushing home from school to watch the Ricki Lake Show. That's... more

14 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
McMessy, Columbus by Congress, The Life of a Gender Surgeon

When it comes to special-edition McDonald’s products, employees aren’t lovin’ it. V explains how adult Happy Meals are just one... more

11 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
The Kids Are Alright - And Want You to Vote

What’s the first thing you look for on dating apps? Nowadays, the kids are checking for height and…political affiliation? As... more

07 Oct 2022 · 42 minutes
"Making Good Again," Restarting SCOTUS, Granting a Big Wish

Halloween isn’t the only spooky thing happening this fall. In Italy, the newly elected prime minister is unearthing some concerning... more

04 Oct 2022 · 41 minutes
True Crime AF with Ashley Flowers

It’s officially fall! Time to bust out the Halloween decorations, order an overpriced latte, and curl up with a spooky... more

30 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
Woman, Life, Freedom! The Protests in Iran, Putin's Nuclear Threats, a Poet's Plea

It’s been more than a week since the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman who was killed while... more

27 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
Creating Safety and Healing Without Prisons

When offenders cause people harm, the criminal legal system is quick to cause more harm. The incarceration system is unforgiving... more

23 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
V Interesting with V Spehar
Woman, Life, Freedom! The Protests in Iran, Putin's Nuclear Threats, a Poet's Plea
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It’s been more than a week since the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman who was killed while in police... more