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Nas-Talgia

Nas-Talgia

By Naseem Khalili
Grab a Capri Sun and crack open your old memory box because we're about to reminisce. Nas-Talgia is a podcast with the sole aim of taking you back to the glory years of what it was like growing up in the 90's and 00's. Hosted by Naseem Khalili (a millennial with some mean pop culture credentials), she promises to make you laugh, remember not to take yourself so seriously, and give you some serious nostalgic feelz.
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SHUT UP: Princess Diaries 20th Anniversary Episode
In this episode we are celebrating the iconic film that was Anne Hathaway's debut: The Princess Diaries. This movie just turned 20 so of course, warrants an immediate episode. Naseem takes us through four categories that must be discussed as she did a recent rewatch: 1) The Cool Factor (fashion, soundtrack, and Mandy Moore anyone?) 2) The Characters (the Michael Dilemma; listen to find out) 3) The Catchy Quips (the one liners we know and love -- plus others we only caught through closed captions) 4) The Crux (includes an epiphany about the big moral of the film) Plus, some trivia to impress y'all as well as some moments in the film that probably wouldn't be as "PC" today. ENJOY -  DM Naseem your thoughts after! Plus, subscribe and review this podcast if you enjoy it to be the first to receive new episodes as they're released. Thanks for sharing Nas-Talgia on your social media :)
34:56
July 31, 2021
Anita, Darling! An Honest Review of "Cruella" Compared to the Original
In this episode, Naseem is reviewing the brand new live-action Cruella by Disney. Set entirely as an origin story, we find out about Cruella's past (neé Estella), why she became the villain she is today, and get plenty of nods to both the cartoon and 1996 live action predecessor. Does Emma Stone come close to Glenn Close? Join us for a deep dive. This episode is not spoiler free! Episode Debrief: Send Naseem a DM after you listen -- how did you find Nas-Talgia and why do you love it? Which Disney villain do you want to see an origin story for next?
19:19
July 7, 2021
Sound Bite Series: Oops I Did It Again
It's time for Britney, listeners. In this episode, the Sound Bite Series continues with a look at Britney Spears' second album "Oops I Did It Again." This is her 2 for 2 of diamond certified albums and we're going through her entire rap sheet. Plus, the music videos, the songs that never became singles, the interlude tracks, the hilarious "Dear Diary" final track... and more. In this episode, Naseem is rejoined by special guest Gabriela Gonzalez for a roundtable discussion of Britney's conservatorship and the controversy surrounding the recent documentary and "Free Britney" movement. This might change your perspective on the matter. Our biggest takeway was the eerie foreshadowing of the lyrics in so many of her heartbreaking lyrics. Don't miss this. Send Naseem a message after to debrief and don't forget to review and subscribe to this podcast!
30:52
June 18, 2021
Sound Bite Series: *NSYNC's Debut Album
This episode is part of a new series on Nas-Talgia called the Sound Bite Series. We're studying one iconic CD from the 90s/00s and reminiscing on the hit singles - but more importantly the hidden gems. We're kicking it off with *NSYNC's debut album! Of course you know "Tearing Up My Heart" and "I Want You Back" but how about "You Got It" or "I Need Love" ?! Best part is Naseem is live watching some of their music videos while recording so you get the immediate commentary. What is your favorite *NSYNC song from this album? DM her your requests for future albums to feature on this series!
17:09
May 26, 2021
A GenZ, A Millennial, & One Undying Love for the 90's
In this episode of Nas-Talgia, Naseem sits down with her new virtual friend, Dina, the creator of a 90's pop culture fandom account (@90sAddict_90210). Get this, Dina is only 19 years old (say what?!). In this interview, Naseem picks Dina's brain about how she feels like she was born in the wrong generation and how unique it is to be a GenZ who wishes they lived in the 90's. We're also discussing the rise of social media fan accounts, the friendships and micro communities that emerge out of them, and of course their shared love to Dawson's Creek. This was such a fascinating discussion. Bonus talk: favorite rom coms, crushes, and how it might not just be about the nostalgia 00 but just the overall aesthetic of the 90s that did it for her. Enjoy!
30:48
May 13, 2021
The 90's Cartoon Competition Bracket (Part 2)
PART 2:  Cartoon lovers UNITE. In this very special episode, Naseem is joined by fellow 90s aficionado Alvin Williams (host of the Affirmative Murder and Down by the Creek podcasts). Together they're fighting for the title with one epic competition bracket, pitting show against show (#marchmadness style). We got Nickelodeon classics, the creepy Cartoon Network cult favorites, and of course some childhood throwbacks. This episode takes our 8 frontrunners and pares them down to 4 in the semifinals, to a top 2, and finally to 1 reigning victor! Naseem's picks include: Doug, Daria, Arthur, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Rugrats, Wild Thornberries, Hey Arnold, and the Powerpuff Girls. Alvin's challengers include: Catdog, Ed,Edd&Eddy, Magic School Bus, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Recess, Captain Planet, and Pokemon. -- Follow Naseem on Twitter & Instagram for all things Nas-Talgia.
33:41
May 5, 2021
The 90's Cartoon Competition Bracket (Part 1)
Cartoon lovers UNITE. In this very special episode, Naseem is joined by fellow 90s aficionado Alvin Williams (host of the Affirmative Murder and Down by the Creek podcasts). Together they're fighting for the title with one epic competition bracket, pitting show against show (#marchmadness style). We got Nickelodeon classics, the creepy Cartoon Network cult favorites, and of course some childhood throwbacks.  There was SO much nostalgia and persuasive debate happening here that we had to splice this into two parts. In part 1 of this 2-part series, we're narrowing down our 16 shows to 8 frontrunners.  Join us next week for part 2: as we go from 8 to our final 4, then our head to head top 2, and finally our big winner. Naseem's picks include:  Doug, Daria, Arthur, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Rugrats, Wild Thornberries, Hey Arnold, and the Powerpuff Girls. Alvin's challengers include: Catdog, Ed,Edd&Eddy, Magic School Bus, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Recess, Captain Planet, and Pokemon. -- Follow Naseem on Twitter & Instagram for all things Nas-Talgia.
43:60
April 28, 2021
Nas-Talgia Trivia Takeover
In this episode, you the listener are invited to take part in a Nas-Talgia first: an interactive trivia game where you can play along. The mic is being hijacked by one of Naseem's counterparts (this week, Avy is back) for a true test of Naseem's pop culture knowledge. On this first "trivia takeover" we're playing 4 rounds of Name that Tune with only seconds to guess the song. Categories include: - General 90s music (not necessarily the hit singles) - Cartoon theme songs - Bubblegum pop-specific - And of course, the Backstreet Boys lightening round Can Naseem get them all right? Can you keep up? Or as Britney Spears would say: "do you dare?" -- Follow Naseem on Instagram for all things Nas-Talgia. DM her thoughts after - she loves the commentary!
44:40
April 14, 2021
My Super Sweet 16: Rites of Passage & Other Teenage Dreams
In this episode, we're going back to 2005. Coming off last week's Jr High experience, Naseem now takes us back to high school; through the rites of passage that every young teenager dreams about:  - sweet 16 birthday parties - getting your first car / GPS / listening to music while driving - first cellphone experience (ringback tones, anyone?!) - shopping at the mall on your OWN  - the rise of Myspace and Limewire -> and the creativity both provided - and the fashion of the early 00s - yes, Juicy tracksuits, we're looking at you.  And of course, the music that encompasses 2005 when every teenage girl went through the alt. rock phase (Fall Out Boy, Death Cab, the Fray, Staind, & more).  Let's get G.L.A.M. fam - time to get #nas-talgic. Follow Naseem on IG and DM her your thoughts after!
39:08
April 7, 2021
After School Special: Not as Awkward as a Jr High Dance
In this sentimental episode, Naseem takes us back to middle school. While most people complain of the awkwardness of jr high, this was actually Naseem's favorite era of growing up because of how much of an impact her school made on her. She's joined by her first grade friend Debbie to reflect and laugh about: - Being Girl Scouts - Going to a school focused on so many of the arts and extracurriculars - Wearing uniforms almost all her life - Being obsessed with showtunes like Chicago and performing at recess - Computer lab, music class, 8th grade graduation, hot lunch - Naseem's epic 13th birthday party Lay out in the grass, look up at the clouds, and be transported back to middle school fam! This episode is dedicated to Madame Jody Hoop - Naseem and Debbie's French Teacher and Girl Scout Troop 1092 Leader (as well as all the faculty and staff at Carden El Encanto Day School).
34:19
March 31, 2021
The All-American [Brown] Girl
The "American Girl" franchise of dolls and books. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's empire. The Parent Trap. Was Meredith Blake really a villain? Just a few of the topics we're discussing in this official Season 2 kick-off of Nas-Talgia. Naseem is joined by her good friend, Gabriela Gonzalez, the founder of Modern Witnesses. The girls discuss what it was like to grow up as women of color in schools that lacked diversity and the experience of looking up to teenage role models in the media who were predominantly white. Did that effect them or not? 
45:08
March 24, 2021
Truly Madly Deeply: The 5 Greatest Love Stories of the 90s
In honor of Valentine's weekend, we're goin' through Naseem's list of the 5 greatest love stories of the 90s. We're talking about the cult classic, teen dream films you know & love (10 Things I Hate About You, Drive Me Crazy), the iconic Julia Roberts masterpiece (My Best Friend's Wedding), the BFF love (Romy + Michele), and even one epic bromance (Cory and Shawn from Boy Meets World). Enjoy, XO. -- DM Naseem on Instagram with your thoughts after the episode! She loves to debrief & hear your ideas on future content you'd like to hear about!
25:26
February 12, 2021
Halloween Bonus: Disney Villains Ranked
We can't talk about nostalgia and NOT mention Disney. In honor of Halloween weekend, enjoy this special bonus episode highlighting the evil Disney villains we love to hate. Naseem goes yearbook-superlative-style in ranking these villains; from Most Comedic to Most Psychotic to Most In-Need-of-Therapy to the epic musical scores that give us the goosebumps - this episode is sure to take you back.  Like what you're listening to? Rate, leave a review, and share on your social media (tag @naseemk -- she loves talking commentary with listeners!) -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
26:46
October 30, 2020
Episode 10: Party Like It's 1999
It's the season finale so you get double the content, listeners. We're finishing Season 1 with arguably the best year in pop culture to date - 1999. The fashion statements (did somebody say butterfly clips?), the music (wait til you hear the list of songs released that year), and of course Y2K. Naseem dives down memory lane reminiscing on what it was like to wear a uniform to school, the fashion tricks she tried to "enhance" her outfits, and the iconic looks that have made their mark. Later, Naseem is joined by one of her favorite people & fellow pop culture aficionados - Chris Nye - and they're going back in time to paint a picture of who they were in 1999. [Not to miss, their shared obsession with Eminem]. Plus: what they were doing on the eve of the new millennium & the infamous Y2K scare. Finally, dust off the Discman because they're creating a burned CD of their favorite jams of '99.  DON'T. MISS. THIS. EPISODE! -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
55:60
October 2, 2020
Episode 9: I Know What You Did Last Summer... (Nothing)
To celebrate the start of autumn, light a scented candle, grab a pumpkin baked good, and join Naseem around the campfire for a virtual version of the "Midnight Society." In this episode we're taking it back to the creepy thriller films of the 90s (and how some weren't all that scary after all, while others have left a scar). We're talking The Faculty, Scream, the Mask, Fight club, Se7en, Face/Off, Hocus Pocus & more! Plus, what do psychologists suggest nostalgia could help with when it comes to parenting? Thanks for rating this podcast and leaving a review if you like what you're hearing! -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
33:56
September 25, 2020
Episode 8: I Love You Always Forever - 90's Heartthrobs Edition
This is one of Naseem's favorite episodes to date. We're talking about DEM BOIZ! The iconic smolder of Leo's younger days, Freddie Prinze Jr, and Heath Ledger... the list goes on. In this episode Naseem is joined by her friend Lisa who loves pop culture just as much as she does and they geek out on the following: - How 90s teen movies gave us mixed expectations on what high school would be like - Swapping stories on telling their crushes their true feelings - Ranking their top 5 heartthrobs - Reflecting on why it just doesn't feel the same when watching movies now and much more! -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
38:21
September 18, 2020
Episode 7: You've Got Mail - The Rise of the Internet, AIM, and CD-ROMS
On this episode we're taking it back to the mid 90's with the golden era of the Internet. Do you remember the effort it would take to log on the Internet via dial up and then DSL?! Oh and of course, staying up til 3AM talking to your crush on AOL Instant Messenger (but then, he ignores you at school the next day). On this episode, Naseem is joined by her older cousin Roxanna who is a huge part of influencing her love for pop culture because of their shared childhood memories. We're talking about all that plus CD-ROM games, the Littlest Pet Shop, and an interesting scientific experiment on the how likely we are to spend more when we're reminiscing.  -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
26:10
September 11, 2020
Bonus: Why the Live-Action Mulan Doesn't Come Close to the Original
The live-action Mulan movie was released at the start of September and Naseem (a major Disney geek) has some fresh thoughts. Enjoy this bite-sized, bonus episode straight from the cutting room floor to your phone. You best believe the original soundtrack is on repeat in the Khalili house right now. Have you seen the new Mulan? How does it compare to the original for you? DM Naseem on IG or Twitter with your thoughts! @naseemk 
15:15
September 7, 2020
Episode 6: TRL - Ask the Audience
We're halfway through Season 1 and this episode is a compilation of some bookmarked requests from the listeners. We start with an ode to none other than Naseem's favorite show of all time; Dawson's Creek (which really needs its own episode, but we edited the content down!).  Before that, Nas does a deep dive on one of her favorite 90's films -- Jumanji! Plus, how does nostalgia help us maintain and reflect on social connections for both the present and future? Other topics include: - More Dawson's Creek* - Beanie Babies - The Parent Trap - McFlurry's - Collecting magazines - a mean Ursula impersonation (thank you Sara Hahn) *if you care to know Naseem's thesis on Team Pacey just DM her* - Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
29:12
September 4, 2020
Episode 5: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun... and Slumber Parties
Do you miss Blockbuster runs as much as I do? This episode, we're diving into the good old days of video rentals and the right of passage all pre-teen girls experienced -- your first slumber party experience. The snacks, the drama, the activities (TP'ing and prank calling, anyone?).  Plus, ever wondered why we tend to "compare our pain" to one another? We'll do a quick peek into the psychology of this odd practice and why it's detrimental for our personal development.  As always, Naseem wants your commentary after you listen. DM her on Instagram & leave a review if you like what you're hearing! -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
31:35
August 28, 2020
Episode 4: Yeah, But You're Just a (Spice) Girl
In this episode we're continuing the conversation of reflecting back on childhood. Naseem gets personal; tackling the topic of micro-aggressions & how coming from a minority culture has affected her upbringing and sense of identity both negatively and positively. Can you relate?  How does that connect to the Spice Girls? You have to continue listening to hear about the epic impact this band has made on Naseem's views on empowerment, being yourself, and girl power.  Other nuggets include: - a quick throwback to the quintessential movie theater experience of the 90's (ICEE, anyone?) - special guest Haley Bolt (the creative genius behind the artwork promoting Nas-Talgia) joins Naseem for some girl talk ranking the Spice Girls Fun fact: Naseem's mom got her one of those "photo birthday cakes" of the Spice Girls when she was 12 and Naseem was very territorial over which Spice Girl slice she received. ---- Like what you hear? Give this podcast a rating via stars and/or review. Naseem loves commentary so your episode feedback on IG via DM is always welcome, just tag her! Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
36:14
August 21, 2020
Episode 3: All That & a Bag of Chips - Underrated Gems of 90's Pop Culture
On this episode of NAS-TALGIA, Naseem dives into "inner child therapy" - a form of therapy psychologists use to transport you back to your past to bring healing to your present. Then we reminisce on some of the biggest gems of the 90's that don't often get the credit they deserve. Topics include: The Mighty Ducks, fast food, Hanson, All That, and Anastasia.  This episode's special guests are Naseem's rad friends, the Jonsay's. Amanda is a talented home bakery mentor who teaches virtually to clients worldwide. And if PIXAR is reading this, you can find Avy here. If you'd like a bonus episode continuing the 90's music conversation, DM Naseem!  Naseem's NAS-TALGIA CUSTOM PLAYLIST: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4tyqSxcM3bKgLc0k7ULIW6?si=psdq6-CLSyCb_8xsYjuljQ --  Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
41:19
August 14, 2020
Episode 2: The Golden Era of Disney Channel Original Movies
Smart House, My Date with the President's Daughter, Brink, Halloweentown, Zenon, and the Color of Friendship. These titles are just a handful of the amazing films that encompass the GOLDEN ERA of Disney Channel Original Movies. But wait, what about the honorable mentions that include the "Wonderful World of Disney" vault? On this episode, Naseem is joined by her childhood bestie - Amanda - as they rank their favorites and chat through the purity of these movies and how they make them feel "at home" even over 2 decades years later.  In addition, to start this episode Naseem shares a little bit about the psychology of reminiscing and how reflecting on pleasant past memories evokes a sense of resilience for the future in us.  In the end, we somehow land on a mutual obsessed with "It Takes Two" which isn't even Disney... but if that's wrong, then I don't want to be right. -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
45:02
August 7, 2020
Episode 1: Naseem Explains It All
NAS-TALGIA is a podcast with the sole aim of taking you back to the glory years of what it was like growing up in the 90's and 00's. Hosted by Naseem Khalili (a millennial with some mean pop culture credentials), she promises to make you laugh, remember not to take yourself so seriously, and give you some serious nostalgic feelz. This pilot episode focuses on: - the Backstreet Boys; Naseem's first true love - her pretty meta (& surreal) experience of meeting BSB in her 20's - plus, we'll geek out a little on what's happening to your brain when you're reminiscing about that middle school book fair or what it was like to wake up your friend's Furby  -- Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
36:24
August 3, 2020
Nas-Talgia Trailer
Grab a Capri Sun and crack open your old memory box because we're about to reminisce. Nas-Talgia is a podcast with the sole aim of taking you back to the glory years of what it was like growing up in the 90's and 00's. Hosted by Naseem Khalili (a millennial with some mean pop culture credentials), she promises to make you laugh, remember not to take yourself so seriously, and give you some serious nostalgic feelz. --  Follow Naseem on Instagram and Medium  Kudos to my amazing team for making this dream come to life: Cover Art: David Navarro  Promotional Art: Haley Bolt Music: Klenze
01:44
May 29, 2020