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Obsessions with Julia Gray

Obsessions with Julia Gray

By Julia Gray

Obsessions: Obsessions is about the pop culture we love and what it says about us. Why is every millennial on Twitter screaming about Olivia Rodrigo? Is new Lorde bad or is she just happy? What do these idols and fascinations suggest about our culture? Catch it every week on Spotify Live.

Girls Room: Co-hosts Julia Gray (The Ringer, Washington Post) and Drew Haskins (Crisis Twink) unpack a foundational text of the 2010s: HBO’s "Girls." Julia and Drew are discussing every episode of the seminal show from the very beginning with special guests, fun segments, and a healthy dose of Lena love.
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Girls Room: Video Games
Girls Room: Video Games
Julia Gray (Washington Post, The Ringer) and Drew Haskins (Crisis Twink) rewatch HBO's Girls from the very beginning. 
01:03:35
December 02, 2022
Girls Room: "One Man's Trash" (feat. Spencer Fox)
Girls Room: "One Man's Trash" (feat. Spencer Fox)
Julia and Drew are joined by Charly Bliss guitarist Spencer Fox to discuss season two episodes 5 and 6 of Girls. Hannah goes on a love bender with a handsome stranger, Ray and Adam bond over a stolen dog, Marnie wants to play housewife. 
01:18:00
November 09, 2022
Girls Room: Bad Friend (feat. James Rettig)
Girls Room: Bad Friend (feat. James Rettig)
Julia and Drew are joined by Stereogum staff writer and music critic James Rettig to discuss season two episodes 3 and 4 of Girls. Hannah tries coke and hosts a dinner party, Marnie plays the bad guy, Jessa drives head-first into divorce, Shosh loves her live-in boyfriend...listen along!
01:08:56
November 04, 2022
Girls Room: It's About Time (feat. Kaitlyn Tiffany)
Girls Room: It's About Time (feat. Kaitlyn Tiffany)
Drew and Julia are joined by Atlantic staff writer and author of the new book Everything I Need I Get From You Kaitlyn Tiffany to discuss the first two episodes of Girls season two. 
01:02:11
October 27, 2022
Girls Room: She Did (feat. Catherine Cohen)
Girls Room: She Did (feat. Catherine Cohen)
Drew and Julia are joined by comedian, actress, and co-host of the podcast Seek Treatment Catherine Cohen to break down the season one finale. 
57:37
October 11, 2022
Girls Room: The Crackcident (feat. George Civeris)
Girls Room: The Crackcident (feat. George Civeris)
Drew and Julia are joined by Gawker Editor, Straightiolab co-host, and comic George Civeris to discuss episodes 7 and 8 of "Girls" season one. Topics include: Shosh on crack, brilliant character names (see: BOOTH JONATHAN), Jessa vs. the crustpunks, Chris O'Dowd as Williamsburg's least eligible bachelor, Hannah's new boyfriend, and more.
01:09:58
October 05, 2022
Girls Room: The Return (feat. Moises Mendez)
Girls Room: The Return (feat. Moises Mendez)
Drew and Julia are joined by TIMES Culture Reporter Moises Mendez to discuss episodes 5 and 6 of "Girls" season one—and there's a lot to unpack. Charlie and Marnie are done. Hannah tries to have sex with her boss. Jessa is "unsmotable." Shosh is...mostly absent? Come for the banter, stay for the roundtable discussion on Hannah flying home to Michigan using a trash bag as luggage.
01:12:33
September 29, 2022
Girls Room: Hannah's Diary
Girls Room: Hannah's Diary
Drew and Julia continue their "Girls" rewatch by dissecting episodes 2-4 of season one. Co-hosts Julia Gray (The Ringer, Washington Post) and Drew Haskins (Crisis Twink) unpack a foundational text of the 2010s: HBO’s "Girls." Julia and Drew are discussing every episode of the seminal show from the very beginning with special guests, fun segments, and a healthy dose of Lena love.
55:22
September 29, 2022
Girls Room: Pilot
Girls Room: Pilot
Co-hosts Julia Gray (The Ringer, Washington Post) and Drew Haskins (Crisis Twink) unpack a foundational text of the 2010s: HBO’s "Girls." Julia and Drew are discussing every episode of the seminal show from the very beginning with special guests, fun segments, and a healthy dose of Lena love.
48:55
September 13, 2022
Taylor Swift Fancam feat. Vrinda Jagota
Taylor Swift Fancam feat. Vrinda Jagota
Julia is joined by writer/swiftie/pop culture aficionado Vrinda Jagota to chat about Taylor Swift fan theories, The Wing shutting down, the new Dimes Square reality show, “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred, and more.
56:19
September 01, 2022
Bizarre Celebrity Couples and Throuples feat. Sophie Kemp
Bizarre Celebrity Couples and Throuples feat. Sophie Kemp
Julia is joined by writer Sophie Kemp to discuss Hollywood's weirdest relationships (remember when Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, and Rita Ora were a throuple?) and the big pop culture news items of the week.
38:28
August 15, 2022
Lady Gaga and the Age of Chromatica feat. Drew Haskins
Lady Gaga and the Age of Chromatica feat. Drew Haskins
Drew Haskins, host of the podcast Crisis Twink, joins Julia to chat about Lady Gaga's career, influencer Barack Obama's summer jams, influencer Addison Rae's potential, and more pop culture obsessions.
49:04
July 28, 2022
TV Club: 'The Rehearsal'
TV Club: 'The Rehearsal'
Julia and friends (Gabriela Claymore, Gabriel Silverman, Lauren Duncan) discuss Nathan Fielder's new show The Rehearsal. 
53:28
July 26, 2022
Third Eye Blind Self-titled Supremacy feat. Arielle Gordon
Third Eye Blind Self-titled Supremacy feat. Arielle Gordon
Julia is joined by music writer Arielle Gordon to discuss the 25th anniversary of Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut. Other topics include: M&M's rebrand, that emo revival festival, the albums we're most excited about for 2022, and Grimes' potential dating pool.
01:02:19
January 27, 2022
And Just Like That feat. Jocelyn Silver
And Just Like That feat. Jocelyn Silver
NYC Gal About Town and Gawker Managing Editor Jocelyn Silver joins Julia to defend the insanity that is the Sex And The City reboot. Other topics include: Kanye and Julia Fox, Gawker 2.0, and Euphoria.
01:06:20
January 19, 2022
Jameela Jamil & Pop Feminism
Jameela Jamil & Pop Feminism
In this banger of an ep, Pitchfork's Vrinda Jagota talks about her obsession with T. Swift and Jameela Jamil's web of lies.
01:16:30
November 09, 2021
The American Obsession with Autumn
The American Obsession with Autumn
Julia has Lauren Duncan on to discuss all things fall. Topics include: nostalgia culture, the commodification of the pumpkin, deranged seasonal graphic tees, and more.
44:21
October 21, 2021
Hallmark Christmas Movies feat. Kelsey Harper
Hallmark Christmas Movies feat. Kelsey Harper
Julia and Kelsey discuss Hallmark's recipe for ambient entertainment, the Emmys, and People's "Sexiest Men Alive."
01:12:22
October 20, 2021
Housewives & Horse Chiropractors feat. Layla Halabian
Housewives & Horse Chiropractors feat. Layla Halabian
Nylon Mag's Culture Editor Layla Halabian joins Julia to chat about Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox, Real Housewives committing crimes, and horse chiropractor TikTok.
01:04:42
October 20, 2021
The Sally Rooney Special feat. Gabriela Claymore and James Rettig
The Sally Rooney Special feat. Gabriela Claymore and James Rettig
Julia, James, and Gab host a bitchy little book club for Sally Rooney's new novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You. Topics include millennial brain damage, religion in modern literature, what it means to be working class, and the nature of fame.
01:11:25
October 07, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Got Pickle Ricked feat. Spencer Fox and Lauren Duncan
Phoebe Bridgers Got Pickle Ricked feat. Spencer Fox and Lauren Duncan
Julia and the gang debate the Jack Antonoff-ification of music, among other obsessions. Topics include: Horse Girls 4 Adam Driver, Bo Burnham, Kid Nation, Gilmore Girls, Grimes vs. Azealia Banks, and Bennifer. There's something for everybody! Tune in every Wednesday at 9PM EST on the Greenroom app.
01:01:16
August 19, 2021
GirlBoss Baby's Pop Culture Game Show feat. Drew Haskins, Basil Lee, and Danny Konstantinovic
GirlBoss Baby's Pop Culture Game Show feat. Drew Haskins, Basil Lee, and Danny Konstantinovic
On this jam-packed episode of Obsessions with Julia Gray, we delve into the hard-hitting questions on everyone's minds. Should former Disney stars be required to compete in a battle royale? Is Megan Fox okay? What is Boss Baby about? Catch us live on the Greenroom app, every Wednesday at 9 PM EST.
01:06:35
August 19, 2021