Pod Is A Woman

Pod Is A Woman

By Pod Is A Woman
Pod Is A Woman is a track by track breakdown of Ariana Grande's masterpiece Sweetener hosted by Eli Olsberg and Teresa Lee! Yeee!
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Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored with Nikki Black & Mikey Heller
Wow, we made it to the last track of Thank U, Next! That's right, we're talking about Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored and we're joined by comedians Nikki Black and Mikey Heller. We talk about Ari making a lighter song her closing track, how it replaced a more personal song that never got released, and how the NSync reference came out. We also talk about the music video and so much more! P.S., even though it's the last track on the album, it doesn't mean it's our last episode. Listen for the deets. YUH! Follow Nikki and Mikey on all the socials: @nikkiblackcat and @yoyorobot Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee Follow us on Insta: @podissawoman
1:11:28
September 2, 2019
Thank U, Next with Brandt Hamilton & Matt Lieb
This week, it's the penultimate song on Thank U, Next, the eponymous track with comedians Brandt Hamilton and Matt Lieb! It was released the night before we recorded our first episode and we talk about the song then vs now. We also talk about the music video, the relationships Ari references in the song, and how different artists in and out of music talk about relationships in their art. YUH! Follow Matt on Twitter (@mattlieb) and Instagram (mattliebjokes)  Follow Brandt on all the socials: @brandthamilton Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee Follow us on IG: @podissawoman
1:26:01
August 19, 2019
7 Rings with Lindsay Adams
Only a few episodes left and this week, it's all about 7 Rings. We're joined by comedian Lindsay Adams to talk about the lyrics, the music video, and how Ariana has changed since she first released the track. We don't want to say too much here so listen for all the fun stuff! YUH! Follow Linsday on Twitter (@Lindsaysface) and Instagram (@Lindsayisacat)  Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @eliolsberg and @leresatee Follow us on Instagram: @podissawoman
1:08:15
August 12, 2019
In My Head with Megan Gailey & John-Michael Bond
We're down to the last few tracks on Thank U, Next and this week we're talking about In My Head! Joining us are comedians Megan Gailey and John-Michael Bond to talk about the music video she recently dropped for it, the voicemail used for the song's intro, and the debate about the lyrics we found on Genius. YUH!  Follow Megan on Twitter (@MeganGailey) and Instagram (@bettermegangailey) Follow John-Michael on Twitter (@BondJohnBond) and Instagram (@johmichaelsmistakes) Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @eliolsberg and @leresatee Follow us on Instagram: @podissawoman
1:12:46
August 5, 2019
Ghosting with Basic Witches
This week, Eli & Teresa are joined by Leah Knauer and Rachel LaForest of the podcast Basic Witches to talk about Ghostin. They talk about the extremely personal lyrics, why Ari can't perform it live, and everyone gives this 5 high ponytails except for one! Who could it be?? Also, Leah shares an incredible story about getting scammed out of tickets to Ari's last LA show and how she managed to get in at the 11th hour. YUH! Check out Basic Witches: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/basic-witches/id1429037983 Follow Leah on all the socials (@Leah Knauer) and Rachel on Twitter (@laforest_rachel) and IG: @rachellaforest Follow Eli & Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee Follow us on Instagram: @podissawoman
1:11:42
July 22, 2019
Make Up with Ellory Smith & Corie Johnson
We're officially more than halfway through Thank U, Next and we're talking about Make Up with comedians Ellory Smith and Corie Johnson. We talk about the song's lyrics and how autobiographical they seem, the similarities between it and Better Off, and how it's possibly one of Ari's favorite tracks one the album. YUH! Follow Ellory on Twitter (@ellorysmith) and Instagram (@ellory_smith) Follow Corie on Twitter (@corietjohnson) and Instagram (@uncoriedinated) Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @eliolsberg & @leresatee Follow us on Instagram: @podissawoman
1:01:53
July 15, 2019
Ariana News and Favorite Early Work
This week, it's a special episode where we talk about recent Ari news and go over our favorite classics. Ari had an emotional moment at a concert and she addressed on Instagram. Eli and Teresa also pick their favorite Ariana songs from Dangerous Woman, My Everything, and Yours Truly! And just a reminder there are Pod is a Woman stickers available for sale, check it out on our Insta: @podissawoman!  Follow Eli & Teresa on all the socials too: @EliOlsberg & @leresatee
54:50
July 8, 2019
Bad Idea with Ashley Ray & Yusef Roach
This week Eli and Teresa are talking about Bad Idea and they're joined by comedians Ashley Ray and Yusef Roach. They talk about the song's spicy lyrics, the Ari-Chan reference, and the pop culture that Ari loves! And if you don't know, we have awesome stickers for sale, check our Insta for the design: @podissawoman Follow Ashley on Twitter: @arayyay and Instagram: @la.ashleyray Follow Yusef on all the socials: @YusefRoach Follow Eli & Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg & @leresatee 
55:30
July 1, 2019
Fake Smile with Brendan Scannell
We're back to reviewing Thank U, Next and this week, Brendan Scannell (Bonding on Netflix) join Eli and Teresa to talk about Fake Smile. They talk about the iconic song sampled for the track, the ups and downs of being pop star, and whether artists have any obligations to fans. Such a great convo, YUH! Follow Brendan on Twitter (@brendanscannell) and Instagram (@bscan)  Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg & @leresatee Follow us on IG: @Podissawoman
1:04:26
June 24, 2019
Sweetener Tour
This week, Eli & Teresa are talking about the Sweetener Tour! They went to night 1 at the Staples Center!! They do a song by song breakdown of the show, the merch they got, and the one song Ari DID NOT play that she played at all the other LA shows. Regardless, they had a friggin' blast! Reminder, you can now buy Pod is a Woman stickers for $4 including shipping, DM us on IG for Venmo & Paypal details! Follow Pod is a Woman on Instagram: @Podissawoman Follow Eli & Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee
52:27
June 17, 2019
Bloodline with Simon Gibson & MK Paulsen
This week, Eli & Teresa are talking about Bloodline and one of them think it's a masterpiece! They're joined by comedians Simon Gibson and MK Paulsen. They discuss the song's lyrics, how it feels like a spiritual sequel to Side to Side, and if Simon & MK appreciate Ariana more after listening to this song! You can now buy Pod is a Woman stickers for $4 and that includes shipping! To see the design, go to @podissawoman on IG and DM us there to order them! Follow Simon and MK on the socials: @simeygibson and @mkpaulsen Follow us on IG: @podissawoman Follow Teresa and Eli on the socials: @leresatee and @EliOlsberg
1:24:35
June 10, 2019
NASA with Dewayne Perkins
This week, Eli & Teresa are talking about one of the best songs on Thank U, Next, maybe one of Ari's best songs? They're joined by comedian Dewayne Perkins. They talk about the great lyrics, the choice to juxtapose it with Needy on the album, and so much more!! You can now buy Pod is a Woman stickers for $4 and that includes shipping! To see the design, go to @podissawoman on IG and DM us there to order them! Follow Dewayne on the socials: @dewayneperkins Follow Pod is a Woman on Instagram: @podissawoman Follow Teresa and Eli on all the socials: @leresatee and @EliOlsberg
1:07:56
June 3, 2019
Needy with Anya Volz
This week, it's Needy, one of the most talked about tracks on Thank U, Next and someone's top 2 favorite tracks on this episode. Eli & Teresa are joined by comedian Anya Volz (Thirst Trap Comedy) to talk about the vulnerable af lyrics, Ariana's collab with Victoria Monet (Monopoly), and they settle into a discussion about whether Ariana's songs and videos are queerbaiting.  ALSO - we have stickers for sale for $ (includes shipping), go to our IG to see the artwork and for info on how to get one: @podissawoman Follow Anya on Twitter & IG: @anyavolz & @thirsttrapcomedy Follow Eli & Teresa on Twitter & IG: @EliOlsberg & @leresa tee
1:06:36
May 27, 2019
Imagine with Alyssa Limperis & May Wilkerson
YUH! We're back and we're gonna talk about Thank U, Next track by track and this week Eli & Teresa are talking about Imagine with the co-hosts of the podcast Crazy in Bed Alyssa Limperis & May Wilkerson! They discuss how the track's dream-like sound, it's weighty lyrics, and how Ariana opted to not perform it, along with ghostin', on the Sweetener World Tour because of how emotion it is for her. And the group rates the song with a rare unanimous score! ALSO - we have stickers for sale for $ (includes shipping), go to our IG to see the artwork and for info on how to get one: @podissawoman Follow Alyssa & May on Twitter and IG: @Alyssalimp (on both) & @shutupmay (Twitter)/@maywilkerson (IG) Follow Eli & Teresa on Twitter and IG: @EliOlsberg & @leresatee
55:43
May 20, 2019
Get Well Soon with Lady to Lady
It's here! The final song on Sweetener, but far from our final episode! This week, we're talking about Get Well Soon and joined by the hosts of the Lady to Lady podcast (Babs Gray, Tess Barker, and Brandie Posey). We talk about the song's lyrics, which address Manchester and her emotional state in the following months. We also talk about how Ariana has evolved as a pop star and We also learn one pop star (not Ari) has really specific rules for meet & greets. We'll be back with a track by track breakdown of Thank U, Next!  Listen to Lady to Lady on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow them on Twitter: @Lady2LadyComedy Follow us on Instagram: @Podissawoman
1:15:25
April 1, 2019
Pete Davidson with Maddie Connors
This week, we're talking about the second to last track on Sweetener: Pete Davidson! We're joined by comedian Maddie Connors to talk about the lyrics, how the song fares now vs its initial release, and if Ari is more of a LA person or NY one! YUH!  Follow Maddie on Twitter: @Personallyrich and Instagram: @MaddieConn0rs Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee Follow the pod on Instagram: @Podissawoman
1:02:05
March 25, 2019
Dance to This & Bed
We're taking a break from a breakdown of Sweetener to talk about two of Ariana's features from last summer: Troye Sivan's Dance to This & Bed by Nicki Minaj. We also talk about her recent feature on 2 Chainz's Rule the World. Lastly, we talk about winding down on Sweetener and what kind of episodes we got coming up before our deep dive into Thank U, Next! YUH! Follow us on IG: @Podissawoman Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee
37:55
March 18, 2019
Goodnight N' Go with Jenny Yang & Amanda Brooke Perrin
This week, we're talking about one of our favorite songs (top 2 for Eli & Teresa), Goodnight N' Go! Eli & Teresa are join by Jenny Yang and Amanda Brooke Perrin to talk about the lyrics, upbeat love songs, and the original Goodnight & Go song. Ari's not the only Imogen Heap song, so are we! YUH! Follow Jenny on Twitter and IG: @JennyYangTV Follow Amanda on Twitter and IG: @BrookePerrin Follow Eli & Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee Follow Pod is a Woman on IG: @podissawoman
1:16:39
March 11, 2019
Better Off with Ethnically Ambiguous
This week, we're talking about one of our favorite songs, Better Off! Eli & Teresa are joined by Anna Hossnieh & Shereen Younes, co-hosts of the podcast Ethnically Ambiguous. We talk about so much: Ariana's initial hesitation to put this on Sweetener, the vulnerable lyrics, and how the song has a lot of Thank U, Next vibes. YUH! Follow Anna on Twitter & IG: @AnnaHossnieh Follow Shereen on Twitter: @sheerohero666 & IG: @sheerohero Follow their podcast on Twitter: @EthincallyAmb & IG: @EthnicallyAmbig Follow Eli (@EliOlsberg) & Teresa (@leresatee) on all the socials Follow our podcast on IG: @podissawoman
1:15:54
February 25, 2019
Borderline with Hampton Yount and Georgea Brooks
This week, we're joined by comedians Hampton Yount (MST3K, new album Able available for pre-order) and Georgea Brooks (new album Cash Grab out now) join Teresa and Eli to talk about Borderline. The group talks about Missy Elliott's feature on the song, how it ranks against Sweetener's other songs, and how Ariana's trajectory compares to other pop stars! YUH! Follow Hampton and Georgea on all the socials: @HamptonYount and @GeorgeaBrooks Follow Teresa and Eli on all the socials: @leresatee & @EliOlsberg Follow Pod is a Woman on IG for fun pics and memes: @podissawoman
1:00:06
February 18, 2019
No Tears Left to Cry with Ali Segel & Justine Marino
Wow, what a week! Ali Segel (Get Up On This Podcast) and Justine Marino (The Funny Dance Show on E!), join Teresa & Eli to talk about No Tears Left to Cry, and of course, Thank U, Next the album! The group talks about the choice of making No Tears the lead single, the music video, and they talk about their favorite tracks off the new album! We out here vibin'!  Follow Ali on Twitter (@OnlineAlison) & IG (@alibaby90) Follow Justine on Twitter (@JustineMachine) & IG (JustineMachine1) Follow Eli & Teresa on all the socials (@EliOlsberg & @leresatee) Follow Pod is a Woman on Insta (@Podissawoman)
1:09:28
February 11, 2019
Breathin with Erin Mallory Long
This week, we're covering one of Ari's big singles from Sweetener, breathin' with Erin Mallory Long (Co-host of two great pods: Best of Friends & Get Up On This). We talk about the very relatable lyrics, the picture perfect music video, and of course, we talk about Ari's new tattoo! Follow Erin on all the socials: @erinmallorylong Follow Eli & Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg & @leresatee Follow Pod is a Woman on IG: @podissawoman
1:14:43
February 4, 2019
Everytime with Shantira Jackson
This week, Eli & Teresa are join by the wonderful Shantira Jackson (writer for Busy Tonight!) to talk about Everytime. Get ready to feel all the feels as the trio take a deep dive into the lyrics and get into an even deeper discussion about relationships.  And of course, they talk about the announcement of the Thank U, Next album release date and track listing! Yeee! Follow Shantira on Instagram: @tira_tira_tira and Twitter: @tira_son and watch Busy Tonight on E! Follow Eli and Teresa on all the socials: @EliOlsberg and @leresatee Follow our podcast on Instagram: @podissawoman
1:17:18
January 28, 2019
Successful with Dani Fernandez & Madison Shepard
This week, Eli & Teresa are joined by Dani Fernandez & Madison Shepard to talk about Successful, which might be Eli's favorite track on the album. The group also discuss 7 Rings and the controversy surrounding the lyrics, the music video, and how it's kind of like a sequel to Successful!  Follow Dani on all the socials: @msdanifernandez Follow Madison on Twitter: @MadisonShepard and Insta: @Madison_Shepared And of course, follow our Insta: @Podissawoman, @leresatee, and @EliOlsberg!
1:11:11
January 21, 2019
Sweetener with Jared Goldstein & Christine Medrano
This week, we're joined by our good friends and big time Ari stans Jared Goldstein and Christine Medrano to talk about the title track Sweetener. We talk about our initial reaction to the song, the track's production history, and authenticity in pop music. We also chat about our favorite Ariana music videos!  Follow Jared and Christine on all the socials: @heyjaredhey & @chrissymeds Follow Teresa & Eli on all the socials: @leresatee & @EliOlsberg And of course, follow our pod on Insta: @podissawoman Please rate and subscribe to us on iTunes and you can support a podcast through anchor.fm/pod-is-a-woman
1:02:23
January 14, 2019
God is a Woman with Jamie Loftus & Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast)
Wow, this week Pod is a Woman is talking about God is a Woman! Eli & Teresa are joined by comedians Jamie Loftus & Caitlin Durante, hosts of The Bechdel Cast. They discuss every iconic aspect of GIAW: the lyrics, the music video, and Ari's VMA performance. They also talk about Ariana's Sweetener merch and the God is a Woman sweatshirt Jamie purchased. Listen to The Bechdel Cast here: https://www.bechdelcast.com/ Follow Jamie on Twitter (@JamieLoftusHelp) & IG (@Jamiechristsuperstar) Follow Caitlin on all the socials: @Catilindurante Follow Eli (@EliOlsberg) and Teresa (@leresatee) and of course, follow our Instagram at @Podissawoman! 
1:11:30
January 7, 2019
R.E.M. with Culture Kings
This week, Eli & Teresa are joined by the hosts of the Culture Kings Podcast (Edgar Momplaisir & Jacquis Neal) to talk about the dreamy fourth track on Sweetener: R.E.M. The group discuss Pharrell's influence on the song as well as the album, the track's Beyonce origins, and we finish things up by talking about Ariana's newest single: Imagine!  Follow us on social media: @Podissawoman on IG and @EliOlsberg + @leresatee on all the socials Listen to the Culture Kings Podcast: https://www.culturekingspod.com/ @culturekingspod, @edgarmomplaisir, @jacquisneal
1:15:04
December 31, 2018
Christmas & Chill
This week, we're taking a break from Sweetener to talk about one of Ari's other masterpieces, Christmas & Chill! We talk about each track on the EP, what we would pick for our Thank U, Next video references, and both of us choose an Ariana song to rep our goals for 2019! Yeeee! Follow us on Insta: @Podissawoman Also follow us on all platforms: @EliOlsberg & @leresatee And if you go to our anchor.fm page you can support us via donation!
40:06
December 24, 2018
The Light is Coming with Chelsea Frank & Ali Vingiano
On this week's episode, Eli and Teresa are joined by Chelsea Frank (@ChelseaFrank) and Ali Vingiano (@therealalivingiano) to talk about The Light is Coming (featuring Nicki Minaj). The group also discuss Ari's cinematic masterpiece that is the music video for Thank U, Next and they also talk about the first episode of The Dangerous Woman Diaries! Yuh! Follow us on Insta: @Podissawoman, @leresatee, @EliOlsberg Chelsea's Twitter: @ChelseaSFrank Ali's Twitter: @AliVingiano You can support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/pod-is-a-woman Don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes!
1:03:28
December 17, 2018
Blazed with What's Your Sign?
This week, Eli (@EliOlsberg) and Teresa (@leresatee) welcome the Astro Queens from the wonderful podcast What's Your Sign? (@whatsyoursignpodcast) to talk about Blazed (featuring Pharrell Williams), a song few seem to stan, and do a break down Ariana's birth chart. Follow us on Instagram: @Podissawoman Follow What's Your Sign on Twitter: @WhatsYrSign_Pod
1:03:45
December 10, 2018
Raindrops (An Angel Cried) with Ellie McElvain & Zach Noe Towers
Welcome to Pod is a Woman! Issa Ariana Grande podcast where Teresa Lee and Eli Olsberg talk about the perfection that is Sweetener, track by track. Eli and Teresa welcome comedians Ellie McElvain (Rhett & Link - @EllieMce) and Zach Noe Towers (one of Time Out's 2018 Comics to Watch) to talk about Raindrops (An Angel Cried), but the night before they were scheduled to record she also dropped Thank U, Next so we also spend A LOT of time talking about that masterpiece. We also rank every Ariana album and everyone is on the same page except for one person. Who could it be? Yeee! Follow us on IG: PodIssaWoman!
1:00:14
November 26, 2018