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Culture Study Podcast
Culture Study Podcast
Anne Helen Petersen

A podcast about the culture that surrounds you — with Anne Helen Petersen and a bunch of very smart co-hosts culturestudypod.substack.com

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The Sephora Teen Freakout

Sephora teens are teens who hang out at Sephora — and they’re a point of cultural anxiety because 1) they’re... more

12 Jun 2024 · 29 minutes
How Romance Novels Center Marginalized Joy

After our GREAT discussion of A Court of Roses and Thorns we realized we wanted to talk a lot more... more

05 Jun 2024 · 52 minutes
Are Millennials the Most Nostalgic Generation?

Spoiler: No, millennials are not the most nostalgic generation — we’re just in a deeply nostalgic moment in our lives, reckoning... more

29 May 2024 · 54 minutes
There Has To Be a Better Way To Shop Online

The very first episode of this pod was on how clothes got so shitty — and it prompted a whole... more

22 May 2024 · 44 minutes
Why Do We Get So Mad at Celebrities?

I spent years of my life studying celebrity images and what makes them meaningful to us. A celebrity’s actions or... more

15 May 2024 · 50 minutes
How Christian Rock Fed the Culture Wars

If you grew up in or adjacent to evangelical culture, the sounds of ‘90s and early 2000s Christian Rock are... more

08 May 2024 · 54 minutes
How Did Goodreads Get So Bad?

A platform where you can record what you’re reading and talk to others about what they’re reading doesn’t sound like... more

01 May 2024 · 52 minutes
Taylor Swift and the Tortured Poets Aesthetic

A listener submitted a question earlier this week that was basically: Why are we talking about Taylor Swift again???? And... more

24 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Country Heart of Cowboy Carter

Who can force a nationwide conversation about musical genre for a whole damn month? Beyoncé can. And I knew I... more

17 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
The Insidious Influence of Moms for Liberty

Moms For Liberty sucks. I’m not going to even try to soften that statement, because it’s true: they’re an ideologically... more

10 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
Culture Study Podcast
The Sephora Teen Freakout
Culture Study Podcast