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DUNZO! is an unfiltered revisit of the celebrity and “celeb-reality” relationships you thought you knew everything about. Each week is an intricate exploration of celebrity hookups, famous friendships, and fictional relationships, detailing how they affected the world around them (for better or worse). The show is hosted by Troy McEady, a student of all things pop culture and with steal-trap memory. Listeners tune in for his enthusiasm, infections laugh and endless knowledge about It Girls, Britney Spears, Internet history and side-splitting anecdotes. DUNZO! is a part of the Solid Listen Network. Executive Producer: Molly McAleer; Coordinating Producer: Nicole Mathew. Get bonus content from the show only on Patreon.com/SolidListen.

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244: Britney's Voice Note breakdown with Zach Patton Garcia
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Many of you requested Zach come on to break down the voice note heard around the world, and today is your lucky day! Not only will we be discussing Britney's message to the world in psychotic detail, but we'll also give our thoughts on the new "Girls Next Level" podcast featuring Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
243: Queerness in 90's television with Matt Baume
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This week we're welcoming a new and very exciting guest! Troy is joined by YouTube creator, Matt Baume, who specializes in the study of queerness in popular television shows from the past. Troy and Matt discuss the shining examples of how gay characters should be handled (The Nanny, Golden Girls, etc) and the not-so-great examples (we're looking at you, Friends). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
242: Emergency Britney Purge with Zach Patton Garcia
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With SO much going on in the Britney-verse it only feels right that we have an emergency chit chat just between us girls. Troy is joined by his his pseudo-cohost, Zach Patton Garcia, for a cathartic purging of emotions and thoughts about everything Britney. They'll spend the hour combing through all of the recent events, the instagram posts, and the conspiracy theories surrounding Miss American Dream. Visit athleticgreens.com/DUNZO for your FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
241: Ultimate Girls Trip with The Real Housewives Orders
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It's been far too long since we've had a Real Housewives conversation, which can only mean one thing... Ky from The Real Housewives Orders is back! This time Troy and Ky are sinking their teeth into this season of Ultimate Girls Trip aka Clue at Blue Stone Manor. Visit athleticgreens.com/DUNZO for your FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
240: MTV vs VH1 with Jesse Chambliss
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Consider this week's episode a millennial wet dream! Troy is joined by his dear pal, Jesse Chambliss, for a truly nostalgic look back at some of the most iconic music programming from both MTV and VH1. They'll spend the hour breaking down the shows that helped shape us and how they compared between networks. We're talking Pop Up Video, MTV Diary, VH1 Divas Live and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
239: Charlie's Angels with Cian Sullivan
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Good morning, Angels! This week Troy gets to live out one of his tween fantasies, which is to talk really intensely about the 2000 remake of Charlie's Angels for an hour. Cian Sullivan from Sissy That Pod is here and they discuss everything from the insane amount of (sometimes problematic) costumes to the hugely popular "wire-fu" fighting style featured in the film. They also break down how this movie holds up through a 2022 lens and why the chemistry between the three leads works so well. Oh, and the music because duh! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
238: 2007 VMA's with Jacob Frazier
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Remember that time in 2007 when MTV decided it would be a good idea to film the VMA's in Las Vegas and have all the performances take place in dimly lit hotel rooms while everyone was so wasted they would barely strand? Today Troy is joined by new friend of the pod, Jacob Frazier, for a revisit of the 2007 VMA's Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
237: Paris Hilton & Nick Carter (Full Archive TSR Episode)
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In this throwback of an early full episode, Troy analyzes the early stages of Paris Hilton's career, and the takes a look inside the brain of the man who made her a star. He also tells the story of how Aaron Carter ended his brother Nick's toxic relationship with Hilton. Editorial note: To access all early episodes of The Smush Room, now DUNZO!, visit the Patreon for the Solid Listen Network. This episode brought to you by That's It - head over to thatsitfruit.com/dunzo and use code DUNZO to get 20% off your order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
236: Bangerz with Kirbie Johnson
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The time has come for us to break down one of your most highly requested albums...This week Troy is joined by a true friend of the pod, Kirbie Johnson, for a very fun revisit of Miley Cyrus's 2013 juggernaut, Bangerz. Not only will they break down each track but they'll also discuss just how intensely "Indie sleaze" the entire album cycle feels, and the impact it had on Tumblr culture. The episode obviously opens with Troy and Kirbie talking about Britney's WEDDING! (This was recorded before the arrival of guests or the reveal of Britney's dress.) Head over to thatsitfruit.com/dunzo and use code: DUNZO to get 20% off your order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
235: Rediscovering Kim Kardashian with Olivia Broussard
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This week Troy is joined by new friend of the pod, Olivia Broussard, for a very deep and insightful conversation about Kim Kardashian (or Kim 2.0 as we lovingly refer to her). They spend the hour discussing the impact Kanye West has had on, not only Kim's career, but the entire family. They also try and get to the bottom of who exactly Kim Kardashian is when not acting as a muse for other people. Head over to thatsitfruit.com/dunzo and use code: DUNZO to get 20% off your order. Go to CreditKarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the card for you.  Tune into the MTV Movie and TV awards thus Sunday 8/7 Central on MTV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
234: Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams (Full Archive TSR Episode)
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Troy is feeling under the weather this week, so he wanted to bring you a special treat from the archives: the infamous Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams episode in full from early 2019! In light of the recent New York Times profile on Ryan Adams and the investigation surrounding claims of sexual misconduct, Troy takes a look back on his 7 year marriage to Smush Room Princess, Mandy Moore.  He breaks down everything from their no-frills courthouse marriage in the South to Ryan’s very public fall from grace and substance abuse struggle. He also spends some time discussing the effect Ryan had on Mandy’s career. This episode brought to you by our sponsors, That's It (use code DUNZO to get 20% off your order) and Credit Karma! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
233: The Brandy of it All with Mykel Montana
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This episode is long overdue and a single hour wouldn't even begin to cover it all, but you have to start somewhere! Troy is joined by new friend of the pod, Mykel Montana, for a much-needed conversation about Miss "vocal Bible" herself...Brandy Norwood. They discuss everything from Moesha to the insane impact of her Full Moon album and how it changed the music industry forever. They also spend time revisiting her short lived reality show, her relationship with Whitney and SO MUCH MORE! Head over to thatsitfruit.com/DUNZO and use code: DUNZO to get 20% off your order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
232: Britney Spears Hawaii Special with Michael Cadoch
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To say this week's episode is special would be an understatement considering every moment of the topic is burned in the minds of every Britney Spears fan. We are lucky to have Michael Cadoch from the Planet 2000s podcast back to break down every iconic moment of Britney Spears Live and More, the Waikiki special from 2001. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
231: A Love Letter to Neve Campbell
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This episode needs absolutely no introduction but deserves all the pomp and circumstance. As you may or may not know, Troy met one of his idols this past weekend and he lived to tell. Over the next hour we'll discuss what it was like to come face to face with the raven haired, earth goddess, Neve Campbell! We'll also discuss "final girl" culture, Neve's incredible career and what makes Sidney Prescott such a gay icon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
230: Troy's Favorite Things (Britney Edition)
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Many of you have requested an episode of Troy's Britney favorites / recommendations and today you're getting it! For the next hour Troy will go down his list of favorite albums, eras, red carpet looks, performances, etc...with extreme detail and tons of passion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
229: Let Go with Adam Straughan
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This weeks episode will definitely make you feel like a punk rock chick who likes to get angry and break stuff on stage, because there's nothing else better to do when you're a small town girl from Nappanee. Troy is joined by host of Last Week On and Into You podcasts, Adam Straughan, for a lengthy discussion about Avril Lavigne's debut album, Let Go! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
228: The View Part 2 with Zach Patton-Garcia
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As promised, get ready for part 2 of Troy and and Zach's very passionate conversation about The View! They start this weeks episode by diving head first into the iconic Rosie O'Donnell years and the impact she had on the show (buckle up). They also revisit more of the show's pop culture defining moments like Elizabeth vs Rosie, Sherri Shepherd voting for the first time, and many more. They close the episode by discussing the eventual retirement of Barbara Walters and how she was treated on her way out. Go to CreditKarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the card for you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
227: The View Part 1 with Zach Patton-Garcia
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You could definitely say today's episode is a personal milestone. Troy is joined by family of the pod, Zach Patton-Garcia, for a deep dive so intense it needed two parts. Zach and Troy will spend the next two hours discussing a show they both love in an unhealthy way: The View! Not only do they take a look back at some of the shows most legendary moments, they also discuss each iconic cohost and their at the table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
226: Ask Me Anything!
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It's been way too long since we had one of our classic kitchen table conversations (seven months to be exact!) This week Troy is answering your questions and discussing everything interesting happening right now in pop culture. This episode brought to you by Best Fiends - download FREE in the Google Play store or from Apple Apps today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
225: Pam & Tommy with @CelebrityMemoirBookClub
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This week we're welcoming back Claire and Ashley from the Celebrity Memoir Book Club podcast to discuss a woman very special in the DUNZO! universe (some would even consider her DUNZO! royalty). We'll spend the next hour giving our thoughts and on the Hulu series, Pam & Tommy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
224: Housewife Food Order Rankings with @TheRealHousewivesOrders
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We're doing something a bit different this week and you're guaranteed to love it if you you're a Real Housewives fan! Ky from @TheRealHousewivesOrders and Dunzo are going full Captain Planet and combining our forces (We're basically doing something similar to that fantasy football thing the straights do). We'll spend the next 2 hours deciding who is the best and worst food / drink orderer from EACH franchise. This episode brought to you by Best Fiends - download FREE in the Google Play store or from Apple Apps today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
223: The Erasure of Nicole Richie
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This week's episode required the big guns, which is why were joined by family of the pod, Dara Sussman. Will spend the next two hours trying to get to the bottom of why Nicole Richie's impact on pop culture in the early 2000s seems to have been forgotten. We discuss everything from her insane up bringing to the differences between each season of The Simple Life. We also spend time examining Nicole's very intentional rebrand during season 3 and how she went from LA trash to BoHo princess with the help of Rachel Zoe. This episode brought to you by Best Fiends - download FREE in the Google Play store or from Apple Apps today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
222: Crossroads with Michael Doshier
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This week's episode will make you want to blow the dust off of your portable DVD player. Michael Doshier is back and we're breaking down the only film that matters from 2002, Crossroads! This episode brought to you by Best Fiends - download FREE in the Google Play store or from Apple Apps today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
221: The Jamie Lynn Of It All with Julie Theis
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After several weeks of insanity we’re finally having a Jamie Lynn conversation. Troy is joined by Julie Theis, who you may also know as PsychAdvice on TikTok. We discuss everything from the parentification of Britney as a child to the infantilization of Jamie Lynn.  This episode brought to you by Best Fiends - download FREE in the Google Play store or from Apple Apps today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
220: Scream 5 with Jay Reyna
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I hope you didn't think we were going to just gloss over the fact that the 5th installment of the greatest horror franchise ever just dropped! Jay Reyna is back and we're having a very deep discussion about Scream. This is an extremely spoiler-heavy episode -- you've been warned! Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
219: The Fame Monster with Russ Martin
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It's been far too long since we've sat across from each other at a kitchen table and really discussed miss Stefani Germanotta, so we're doing just that! After many requests, Troy and dear friend of the pod, Russ Martin, are paying respects to Lady Gaga's 2009 masterpiece, The Fame Monster. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
218: 2003 VMA's with Zach Patton-Garcia
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After a little holiday hiatus, Troy is back and you're in for a very special treat. This week we're diving headfirst into the 2003 VMA's with friend of the pod, Zach Patton-Garcia. Not only will we be discussing the infamous kiss but we'll break down all the stuff you don't remember that happened right after. Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
217: Anti with DJ Louie XIV
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It took way too long to get here but we're finally giving Rihanna the respect she deserves here on Dunzo podcast., This week Troy is joined by DJ Louie XIV from the Pop Pantheon podcast for a track by track breakdown of Riri's 2016 masterpiece, Anti. Go to StoryWorth.com/dunzo and save $10 on your first purchase! Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. That’s FRIENDS without the R – Best Fiends! Visit BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
216: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood "It Girls" with Keara Sullivan
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It's been way too long since we've discussed our favorite topic, which is Hollywood "it girls" and the pitfalls that come with being America's favorite play toy of the moment. This week Troy is joined by new friend of the pod, Keara Sullivan, for a lengthy discussion about some prominent women in Hollywood and the interesting ways in which they've decided to navigate their careers. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Download Best Fiends today from Apple Apps or the Google Play store. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
215: Baby One More Time with Eat, Pray, Britney
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This week’s episode can only be described as a milestone. Troy is joined by Lisa from the Eat, Pray, Britney podcast For an extremely important revisit of Baby One More Time. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Download Best Fiends today from Apple Apps or the Google Play store. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
214: Laundry Service with Alex Nelson
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It's been a while since we reviewed an iconic early 2000’s album. This week Troy is joined by new friend of the pod, Alex Nelson, for a revisit of Shakira's 2001 masterpiece, Laundry Service. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
213: 2000 VMA's with @Literaltrash2004
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This week we're doing something deeply nostalgic and revisiting one of, if not the BEST, award shows in televised history. Troy is joined, once again, by Bridget from the iconic @literaltrash2004 Instagram account to break down the 2000 VMA's, hosted by the Wayans brothers. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Go to StoryWorth.com/dunzo to save $10 off your first purchase! Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
212: The Others with Jesse Chambliss
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Spooky season is coming to an end and who better to help us wrap things up than friend of the pod, Jesse Chambliss! Jesse and Troy will spend the hour breaking down the underrated Nicole Kidman masterpiece from 2001, The Others. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
211: I Know Who Killed Me with Zach Patton-Garcia
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Remember when Lindsay Lohan starred in a Twin Peaks knockoff about a stripper with a bionic arm? If not, today’s your lucky day because Zach Patton-Garcia is back and we’re revisiting the 2007 masterpiece, I Know Who Killed Me. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
210: Cabin in the Woods with Katie Kalvin
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Spooky season continues and this week Troy is joined by his best mate and horror confidant, Katie Kalvin, for a conversation surrounding the modern horror classic, Cabin in the Woods! They'll spend the hour dissecting all the horror tropes explored throughout the film and what makes it such a rewarding viewing experience for true horror fans. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
209: Jennifer's Body with Dara Laine
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It's officially spooky season here at Dunzo podcast and who better to kick things off with than earth goddess and host of "Les Deux You Remember This?", Dara Laine! Troy and Dara spend the hour discussing a film that was HIGHLY requested by the listeners, and that's the 2009 cult classic, Jennifer's Body. They break down everything from the way this film was misinterpreted by critics when it came out, to its overwhelming presence on the internet. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
208: Our girl is FREE! With Kirbie Johnson
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This week's episode calls for celebration and who better to clink champagne flutes with during a Britney Spears milestone than miss Kirbie Johnson!? Troy and Kirbie spend the hour basking in Britney’s newfound freedom and give their opinions on the recent documentaries. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Be sure to go to HelixSleep.com/dunzo for a special offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
207: Britney Spears Stages with Zach Patton-Garcia
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It’s hard to believe this day is actually here but we’re FINALLY doing the thing. Troy is joined by fellow Britney Spears super-stan, Zach Patton-Garcia, for a lengthy discussion surrounding the 2002 documentary Stages, which follows Britney Spears in Mexico during the last 3 days of her Dream Within A Dream Tour. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Go to helixsleep.com/dunzo for a special offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
206: 2001 VMA's Recap with Russ Martin
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This week’s episode is a little different than what you’re used to... but in a good way! Troy is joined by his Canadian fraternal twin, Russ Martin, for a very special revisit of the 2001 Video Music Awards. They discuss everything from the performances to the fashion and the September 11th of it all. They also spend time breaking down a very rare performance from a little-known artist involving a snake named “Banana.” Go to helixsleep.com/dunzo for an exclusive discount! Head to smilebrilliant.com and use DUNZO for an exclusive Dunzo discount! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
205: Scott Storch with Celebrity Memoir Book Club
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After YEARS of teasing, Troy is finally giving you the Scott Storch deep dive you deserve and patiently waited for. He's joined by Ashley and Claire from the Celebrity Memoir Book Club podcast for a revisit of the drug-fueled years of Scott's life that now live in infamy. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Go to helixsleep.com/dunzo for a special offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
204: Alt Boys with Hannah Brown
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Troy is once again joined by earth angel and dear friend of the pod, Hannah Brown, for a lighthearted pop culture conversation. They discuss all sorts of fun things, specifically the rise of the “hot girl, alt boy” relationship in Hollywood. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Go to helixsleep.com/dunzo for a special offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
203: Early 2000's Fashion With @GldnTrash
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In many ways, it feels like every episode of this podcast has led us to this very important conversation. Troy is joined by friend and creator of the Golden Trash online vintage store, Danielle Gasparro, for an exploration of all things early 2000’s fashion. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Check out BetterHelp.com/dunzo for 10% off your first month. Head over to Smile Brilliant and use code DUNZO for an exclusive discount. Go to helixsleep.com/dunzo for a special offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
202: Pop Culture Kiki with Kara Berry
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This week Troy is joined by the one and only Kara Berry for a kitchen table chat about everything happening in pop culture this week! Including the allegations that Britney swatted a cell phone out of her housekeeper's hand, Bennifer, and the Erika Jayne of it all. Best Fiends is a five-star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play and you can download it for FREE! That’s friends without the R, Best Fiends!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
201: The Britney Album with Michael Doshier
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This week, Troy is joined by new friend of the pod Michael Doshier for an album review that is way overdue. Join them as they break down each track from Britney Spears' 2001, self-titled record, Britney. They discuss everything from her revamped, sexier image to the intense amount of Janet Jackson inspiration that went into this era for Britney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
200: Mailbag 2021
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In today's episode, Troy answers all of your burning questions to celebrate our 200th episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
199: Night Time My Time with @Literaltrash2004
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We’re doing something random and fun this week that you’re definitely going to ~live, laugh, love~! Troy is joined by Bridget, who you may know as @literaltrash2004, for a very special revisit of Sky Ferreira’s 2013 masterpiece, Night Time My Time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
198: Britney Got A New Lawyer! With Jesse Chambliss
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If you thought we weren’t going to discuss the fact that that after 13 years Britney Spears was FINALLY given the opportunity to pick her own lawyer in this weeks episode, you must be new here! Troy is joined by friend of the pod and fellow Britney well-wisher, Jesse Chambliss, for a very light hearted kiki about what’s in store for Britney’s future and much, much more. (This week's episode was recorded live on Stereo.com/troymceady) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
197: Britney Spears New Yorker Breakdown with EatPrayBritney
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This week The New Yorker released an article detailing how truly horrific Britney’s life has been under the restraints of her conservatorship, and it was so good that we’re talking about it a day early! Troy is joined, once again, by Jaclyn and Lisa from the Eat Pray Britney podcast to break it all down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
196: Britney Conversation Continued
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With everything that's happened in the last week it only makes sense that we continue the Britney Spears conversation and update anyone feeling a little overwhelmed by this very complicated situation. Troy spends the hour discussing everything from the resurgence of Sam Lutfi to the response from other celebrities.  Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
195: Britney Spears Conservatorship Testimony
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We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to talk about Britney Spears because OF COURSE we are. Troy is joined by friend of the pod and host of Gloss Angeles podcast, Kirbie Johnson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
194: 3LW
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It’s FINALLY time for another girl group deep dive and this week the tea is so hot, it could win you a lawsuit if you spill it on yourself. Troy spends the next hour revisiting all the messiness surrounding the Y2K trio, 3LW (who you may also know by their formal name, 3 Little Woman). He discusses everything from the music videos to how tired we are of the broken promithes - promithes. And of course he revisits one of the most infamous girl group fights in history, involving a hot KFC 2-piece! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
193: Real Housewives Kiki with Brandon Alvarado
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We’re long overdue for some good kitchen table talk about what’s happening in the world of Real Housewives, which can only mean one thing... King Brandon Alvarado is back! Troy and Brandon spend the next 2 hours catching up and discussing the current seasons of RHOBH and RHONY! Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. That's 'friends' without the 'R' - Best Fiends Go to www.formulate.co/podcast complete the brief hair questionnaire and use my code “DUNZO” at checkout. Order today and you will get a second order FREE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
192: Pussycat Dolls (Part 2)
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It's time for the second and final part of or deep dive into the Pussycat Dolls! Troy begins the episode by revisiting their second (and a tad less successful) album and the slow unraveling of the group. He discusses how they went from being "close knit sisters" to throwing each other under the bus for all of 2009. Troy ends the episode by breaking down the explosive claims made by Kaya Jones about what truly went on behind the scenes. Go to www.formulate.co/podcast and use my code DUNZO at checkout. Order today and you will get a second order free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
191: Pussycat Dolls (Part 1)
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Now would be a good time to slide on some fingerless gloves and take those extremely low rise, leather pants out of storage because the girl group moment we've been talking about for years is finally upon us... Welcome to Part 1 of our deep dive into The Pussycat Dolls! Troy starts off by exploring the origin story of the original 90s burlesque troupe and how Gwen Stefani inadvertently turned them into a band. We'll also begin exploring Nicole Scherzinger's interesting rise to fame, thanks to a 2001 reality show called Popstars (which means we're for sure discussing Eden's Crush!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2021
190: Rom Com Queens with Hannah Brown
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Consider this weeks episode pure self-care because there's nothing more comforting than trying to get to the bottom of why Julia Roberts was so charming in Pretty Woman. Troy and friend of the pod, Hannah Brown, spend the hour discussing some of the most iconic romantic comedy queens and how they impacted the genre. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. That’s FRIENDS without the R – Best Fiends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
189: Circus with Molly Lambert
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Now seems like the perfect time to revisit the biggest comeback from a legacy artist in music history! Troy is joined by fellow deep-thinking Britney Spears fan, Molly Lambert, for a revisit of the 2008 album, Circus. They spend the next two hours breaking down why this could possibly be the most special album in her entire discography. Go to www.formulate.co/podcast and use code DUNZO and checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
188: Spice with Michael Cadoch
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This week's episode could only be described as DEEPLY nostalgic and VERY special. Troy is joined by Michael Cadoch from the Planet 2000’s podcast for an indulgent revisit of the Spice Girls 1996 debut album, Spice. (Troy also makes a highly anticipated special announcement at the top of the episode!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
187: Bittersweet World with Jesse Chambliss
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Well folks, Jesse and Troy's ride on the Ashlee Simpson train has reached it's final destination. We're closing out of our Ashlee journey with her most unique and experimental album to date, Bittersweet World! They spend the hour dissenting all of the Timbaland produced tracks, one by one. And, as promised, they open the episode by revisiting some of the previously missed bonus songs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
186: Blackout with Kirbie Johnson
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Somehow we’ve made it 186 episode into this podcast without REALLY discussing the album that helped set the tone for pop music in the 2010’s... Blackout! Thankfully, that changes today. Troy is joined by his friend, Kirbie Johnson, from Gloss Angeles podcast, for a deeply nostalgic revisit of Britney’s 2007 magnus opus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
185: Original Doll with EatPrayBritney
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This week’s episode is definitely one for the books! Troy is joined by Lisa and Jaclyn of the EatPrayBritney podcast for a very special revisit of Britney’s unreleased Original Doll album. They’ll not only examine each track, but they’ll also be breaking down the lyrics and discussing how this album could have changed the world had it been released. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
184: I Am Me with Jesse Chambliss
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If you thought the Ashlee Simpson train only had one stop you were sadly mistaken. Now would be a good time to stand in a circle with your girls and clap your hands, because Troy is joined, once again, by new friend of the pod, Jesse Chambliss for the deepest of deep dives into Ashlee’s incredibly underrated follow up album, I Am Me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
183: Brandi Glanville, LeAnn Rimes, and Eddie Cibrian with @TheRealHousewivesOrders
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It's been far too long since we've had a good throuple moment here on DUNZO!, so this week's episode is more than needed! Troy is joined by Ky from @TheRealHouswivesOrders for a truly messy revisit of Brandi Glanville, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian's scandalous tabloid timeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
182: Autobiography with Jesse Chambliss
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It's shocking that it's taken us this long to do this but we're finally here! Troy is joined by new friend of the pod, Jesse Chambliss, on an extremely nostalgic revisit of Ashlee Simpson's 2004 debut, Autobiography. They spend the hour breaking down each iconic track of the no skips (well, sorta) album and the impact it had on their millennial teens. Oh, and they rate Ashlee's best voice squeaks because....duh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
181: Fear with Katie Kalvin
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We’re finally tackling the highly requested 1996 thriller Fear, starring a baby faced Reese Witherspoon, and the bulge grabbing, lip-licking Mark Wahlberg. Troy is joined by his best friend, Katie Kalvin, for a 2-hour exploration into why this movie had such an effect on them as kids, and how their perspectives on the main characters (specifically Margo played by Alyssa Milano) have changed since the 90s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
180: Sliver
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We're continuing our journey through the erotic thriller section of the video store and revisiting the 1993 cult classic, Sliver, starring Sharon Stone and Billy Baldwin. Troy and Siobhan from I Totally Paused podcast. spend the next three hours trying to get to the bottom of this whodunit murder mystery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
179: Single White Female
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What do you say we put on some red lipstick and dance sensually in front of a mirror? That's right gals, we're doing another sexual thriller today! Troy welcomes friend and first time guest, Danielle Gasparro, for a very deep and intimate rewatch of the 1992 cinematic masterpiece, Single White Female. They break down the fashion, the camp, the undeniable queerness and ionic legacy of the film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
178: Oops!... I Did It Again Album Review with Joe Gunn
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Another day, another iconic album review! This time Troy invites the true king of memes, Joe Gunn, to take a deep dive into Britney Spears' 2000 masterpiece, Oops...! I Did It Again. Troy and Joe spend the next 90 minutes going track-by-track through this generation-defining album and give their opinions on which songs have truly stood the test of time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
177: Framing Britney Spears Recap
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This episode needs no introduction. Troy spends the next hour giving his thoughts on the recent Britney Spears documentary, Framing Britney Spears, presented by the New York Times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
176: Britney Q&A with Hannah Brown
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With the premier of the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears quickly approaching, Troy wanted to do something special. This week, he asked Hannah Brown from the Not Aspirational With Hannah Brown podcast to compile a list of all the Britney Spears questions that keep her up at night (...assuming some of the listeners probably have many of the same questions!!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
175: Christina Aguilera Finale (Part 7)
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Well friends, the time has finally come for us to remove our belly bedazzles, hang up the chaps, and take a makeup wipe to that iconic red lipstick. Today, Troy closes the book on the Christina Aguilera series. And even though things are coming to an end, this week's episode is not without its drama. He starts by discussing what has become known as the worst year in Christina's professional life... 2011. Troy breaks down everything from the public intoxication arrest to the reports of (several) forced stints in rehab. He closes out the episode by discussing her time on the voice, her alleged feud with Adam Levine and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
174: Stripped Album Review with Dara Sussman
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We're finally reviewing the album that inspired the Christina journey, and there isn't a better person in the world to do it with! Dara from Les Deux You Remember This is back, back, back again, and this time she's spilling the tea on what Stripped meant to her as a teenager in 2002. Troy and Dara close out this week's episode by exchanging theories on Christina's career and the way she's been perceived by the media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
173: Christina Aguilera (Part 6)
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We've finally reached what would be considered the ArtPop era of Christina's story with the release of her 4th studio album, Bionic. This week, Troy revisits this incredibly complicated and misunderstood era by first examining the production (specifically the insane list of collaborators and producers). He also peels back each toxic layer of what led to Bionic's downfall, and why Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton are partially to blame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
172: Kim and Kanye (and Jeffree) with Kara Berry
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this impromptu episode of Troy and Kara Berry clucking about all the latest news surrounding Kim and Kanye's divorce... plus the Jeffree Lynn of it all. They give their opinions on what's real, what's fake, and what the future holds for the Kardashian family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
171: 2020 - A Year In Pop with Russ Martin
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Happy New Year! In this special episode, Troy is joined by his internet bestie, Russ Martin, for a look into what 2020 gave us in terms of female pop music (truly one of the only good things to come out of this Hell scape of a year). They take turns going down their top 5 lists of albums and live performances that made them feel things, along with some very important honorable mentions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
170: Anna Nicole Show Christmas Special with Jamie Luke Scoular
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A wise woman once said "...you burnt my fuckin' Turkey, Howard!" This week Troy is joined by friend of the pod, Jamie Luke Scoular for a very special Anna, Anna, glamorous Anna, Anna Nicole episode! They obviously be recap the iconic Christmas special, featuring Chyna the Wrestler, Don Rickles, Kathy Griffin and, the effervescent, Cousin Shelly. This is a great episode to listen to while sipping eggnog with family, or taking shots of Jagermeister from your ice luge shaped like Anna Nicole's breasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2020
169: Christina Aguilera (Part 5)
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The day has finally come... It's time to retire our chaps and vaginal piercings for a red lip, bottle blonde, pin up moment! This week, Troy dives into the Back to Basics of it all! He starts by giving in-depth details about about Christina's relationship with her (ex) husband, Jordan Bartman, including how they met and what their lavish, winter themed wedding entailed. He also breaks down the creative process for Back to Basics and the critic's reception. He ends the episode by discussing Christina's everchanging relationship with the press and how it came to a head in 2006. OH! And he gets into the Mariah feud! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
168: Christina Aguilera (Part 4)
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This week's episode is tying up loose ends, as Troy officially closes the chapter on the iconic Stripped era of Christina's career. He finishes 2003 by discussing the release of her legacy song, "Beautiful" and how it cemented Christina an LGBTQ icon. Troy also revisits her joined, headlining tour with no other than the king of pageantry, Mr. Rootin-Tootin himself, Justin Timberlake. And, of course, many quotes from the 2002 issue of Rolling Stone because, duh! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
167: Christina Aguilera (Part 3)
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This weeks episode could only be described as dirty, filthy, or maybe even nasty. Some would say it's too dirty to clean it's act up! It's time to officially say goodbye to the blonde haired, blue eyed, cookie cutter Christina we've been covering for the last couple weeks and say HELLO! to her alter ego, X-Tina. Troy discusses everything from the recording process of her masterful 2002 album, Stripped, to the drama surrounding Linda Perry's involvement (which leads into her iconic feud with Pink!). He also revisits the public perception of her new, sexier image and tries to get to the bottom of why this era of her career is still a favorite for most people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
166: Christina Aguilera (Part 2)
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In part 2 of our Christina Aguilera deep dive, Troy covers the explosive year following the release of her self titled debut album. We'll start by exploring her first Spanish speaking album and the controversy surrounding it. We'll also revisit the beginning of her complicated relationship with the media in reference to her weight. We discuss the year she liberated herself from her management and it's result, which is the release of the ICONIC Lady Marmalade. We also end the episode by detailing some of her most iconic feuds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2020
165: Christina Aguilera (Part 1)
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Today's episode is what we would lovingly refer to as a milestone event around these parts. This week, a solo-dolo Troy will do something he's dreamt of doing since week one of the podcast, and that's give Christina Aguilera the full hour she deserves. Not only will we be exploring the milestones of her career, but he will also be discussing all of the relationships and hookups along the way. In Part 1, he explores her very interesting origin story as a hopeful "blue eyed soul" singer at the age of eight. He also breaks down all of the messiness surrounding her first recording contract and how she was paired against Britney Spears during the peak of the pop explosion in the 90's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
164: Housewives Extravaganza with Brandon Alvarado
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It's been WAY too long since Troy and family of the pod, Brandon Alvarado, sat down to gab about Real Housewives at the kitchen table. For the next 2 1/2 hours, Troy and Brandon will break down all things Potomac, Orange County and, of course, Salt Lake City! They also give their thoughts on the new cast members and some predictions for the future of the franchise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
163: Album Revisit - Millennium with Kelli from Laguna Biotch
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It's been forever since we unzipped our CD binder and reviewed an old album, so this week felt like the perfect time to revisit the 1999 cultural reset, Millennium, with a true Backstreet Boys Stan. Troy is joined by Kelli from the iconic Laguna Biotch podcast to break down all of the Y2K goodness. They'll discuss everything from the Lou Pearlman of it all, to the NSYNC comparisons. They also get into how much TRL had to do with the band's success and why all of Max Martin's lyrics are gibberish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
162: The Craft with Christina Laskay
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The time has come for us to light some candles and call to the guardians of the watchtowers...or whatever. This week Troy is joined by friend of the pod, Christina Laskay, for some good old fashioned middle school witch content. They'll be breaking down the 1996 classic, The Craft! They start by examining witches in media, more specifically during the 90's, and the impact it had on their childhoods. They also explore the parallels between witches and feminism for young girls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
161: Sleepaway Camp with Vanessa Cordero
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This week's episode is dedicated to the most shocking ending in film history, and Vanessa Cordero from "The Bottom Bible" podcast is here to help make sense of it. Troy and Vanessa are breaking down the 1983 cult classic, Sleepaway Camp! They discuss everything from the unapologetic queerness of this film to it's over the top camp sensibility. They also give their theories on some of the more debated themes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
160: Carrie with Hannah Brown
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The queen of Real Housewives (and Mandy Moore) impersonations is back! Troy and Hannah Brown from the Not Aspirational with Hannah Brown podcast are pulling a movie from the horror cannon and breaking it down just for you. This week they're revisiting the 1976 classic, Carrie! They start by discussing the movie's symbolism and what it's meant to them at different points in their lives. They also spend time examining what the movie says about being a girl and why high-school is the worst for every generation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
159: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer With Seynique Smythe
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Surpriiiiiissee JULIE! Spooky season is back and so is Seynique Smythe to discuss part 2 of our favorite 4th of July themed horror franchise, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. Aside from raving about how fun this movie is to watch, they also spend some time breaking down the plot, which is even more confusing than the first film. They also explore the weirdness of 1998 fashion, Jennifer Love Hewitt's amazing boobs and the black horror tropes in this film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
158: Big Brother All Stars Dumpster Fire
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In light of this week's "history making" triple eviction, Troy has decided to take the tiniest of detours from spooky season and talk about the dumpster fire that is Big Brother All-Stars! He'll give his general thoughts on the season up to this point and update the listeners on his cast thoughts, theories and predictions for the winner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
157: I Know What You Did Last Summer with Seynique Smythe
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After talking about Scream for the last couple weeks it only felt right that we discuss it's red headed step sister, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Troy and Seynique Smythe from Everybody Wants Something and We Die First break down why this movie hold special place in their hearts, how Jennifer Love Hewitt measures up as a final girl and why this movie isn't considered "cannon". They also take turns guessing what actually happens at the end of this movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
156: Scream 3 & 4 with Jay Reyna
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Jay Reyna is back, back, back again (!!) for our continued deep dive into the Scream Franchise! This week, we’re tackling the third and fourth installments of the series, giving thoughts, hopes, and fears for the highly anticipated Scream 5. They start by breaking down what most people would consider to be the red-headed stepchild of the franchise, Scream 3 aka “the one with Courtney’s little bangs.” Then, Troy and Jay make their way to the most “fan service” installment, Scream 4.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
155: Scream 1 & 2 with Jay Reyna
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Spooky season is quickly approaching and now feels like the right time to start incorporating some horror classics into the rotation throughout fall! Troy kicks things off with friend of the pod, Jay Reyna, for a long awaited exploration of the Scream films. In part one, Troy and Jay dissect the first and second entries of the iconic franchise. They also go on many emotional rants, spout off loads of useless facts, and finally try and get to the bottom of why this franchise is universally loved by so many (especially the gays)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
154: A Walk To Remember with Hannah Brown
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This week, Troy is joined by a very special guest for a very special discussion about a VERY special film from 2002. Yes - Troy is FINALLY revisiting Mandy Moore's 2002 game changer, A Walk To Remember. Hannah Brown from the Not Aspirational With Hannah Brown podcast is here to dissect the story of a young bible thumping girl who's recently been diagnosed with leukemia, all while simultaneously falling in love with the resident "bad boy" at her school. During the second half of the episode they'll also give their thoughts on the iconic soundtrack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
153: Big Brother Extravaganza
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We've had passive conversations here and there about Troy's love and devotion to a little CBS reality competition program you may of heard of called Big Brother. Well, today is the day he lets it all hang out and finally exposes just how deep this obsession goes! He discusses his history with the show, when he started watching, and why he believes it's one of the greatest reality shows in the history of the format. He also discusses why the people who watch the live feed version of the show are basically watching an entirely different (and much better) television program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2020
152: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown (Part 9)
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We've finally reached the end of the road with the Houston / Brown family saga! This week, Troy revisits the final days of Whitney's life and all the events leading up to her unexpected death in 2012. He discusses her odd relationship with Ray J, her bloody brawl with an X-Factor contestant in a nightclub and her last and final time on stage. He also explores the timeline of events leading to Bobbi Kristina's passing, including her relationship with her friend / brother (or whatever...?) with Nick Gordon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
151: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown (Part 8)
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Well folks, we’re slowly but surely approaching the finish line of our Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown TED Talk. In the ALMOST final installment of this series, Troy digs a little deeper into the Being Bobby Brown era of their lives. He also details everything leading up to their 2007 divorce and Whitney’s last and final attempt at a comeback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
150: Housewives Update with David Yontef
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We're taking the tiniest of detours from the Whitney and Bobby saga to chat with David Yontef from Beyond The Velvet Rope podcast about all things Bravo (specifically RHONY and RHOBH). Troy and David give their thoughts on the current seasons and discuss what the future of the franchise looks like. They also discuss some of David's favorite Housewives interviews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
149: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, & Robyn Crawford (Part 7)
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We’ve reached a real milestone moment in the Whitney Houston of it all, folks. Today Troy finally discusses the infamous Diane Sawyer interview. And because he is a lifeless, obsessive ... he transcribed most of it for your listening pleasures! He also revisits the Wendy Williams of it all, the $100 million lawsuit from her father, and the deterioration of her marriage to Bobby.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
148: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, & Robyn Crawford (Part 6)
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Well folks, it’s official... we’ve reached the point of no return in our Whitney, Bobby, and Robyn saga. Troy kicks off this week's episode at the turn of the millennium, a very trying time for Whitney and Bobby’s public image. He discusses everything from Whitney almost being arrested at an airport in Hawaii for having weed in her purse to begin fired from performing at the Oscars for her “erratic behavior“ and damaged voice. He also revisits the now infamous Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary performance that still gets mentioned to this day.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2020
147: #FreeBritney 2020
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As promised, Troy is taking a break from the Whitney and Bobby of it all to give his unique take on what’s been happening with #FreeBritney since the last time we spoke about it.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2020
146: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, & Robyn Crawford (Part 5)
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This week, Troy continues our Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown journey with a look at what was happening in their lives from 1997-1999. Troy starts start by revisiting Whitney’s production company, BrownHouse Productions, and discuss the iconic Cinderella remake staring Brandy as the world’s first black Disney Princess. From there, he dives into the critically acclaimed “My Love is Your Love” era of Whitney’s discography and her finally being given the opportunity to release an album that she has complete creative control over. He also discusses Bobby’s short lived return to New Edition and the tour he very quickly was kicked off of (shocker).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
145: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, & Robyn Crawford (Part 4)
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This week, Troy makes his way through the iconic Waiting To Exhale period of Whitney’s career, which could also be considered a fork in the road for her in many ways. He discusses the major importance the movie had (and still has) on black cinema and why its known as one of the most prominent films in history. He also breaks down the extremely dark turn Whitney and Bobby’s marriage takes post-bodyguard, and their emotional spiral into drugs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
144: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, & Robyn Crawford (Part 3)
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Troy is back, back, back again to mine through another chapter of the Whitney, Bobby and Robyn saga. This week, Troy enters what most people would consider to be the true glory years of Whitney Houston’s career... the early 90’s. That means he's discussing the wedding, the birth of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and Whitney’s groundbreaking attempt at entering into the acting world (It’s FINALLY time to talk about The Bodyguard!) He also spends some time revisiting the year Whitney and Bobby’s drug habit took a turn for the worst.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2020
143: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown (Part 2)
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It’s National Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown Part 2 Day! This week Troy will be focusing his attention on the self-appointed bad boy of R&B, Bobby Brown. He starts by taking a look back at Bobby’s life as a child in the infamous Roxbury Orchard Projects of Boston and how he formed one of the most influential boy bands of all at 11 years old. He also revisits his time in New Edition and explain why they’re the unsung hero’s of pop music. The episode concludes with Troy examining Bobby’s solo career and how became the “king of new jack swing.”   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
142: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown & Robyn Crawford
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It’s FINALLY time for another relationship series! In the first of many episodes to come (don’t ask exactly how many), Troy will be exploring the complicated politics of Whitney Houston’s relationships with her husband, Bobby Brown and her life partner, Robyn Crawford. He starts by taking a look back on Whitney’s life as the church-going daughter of Gospel legend, Cissy Houston, in Newark. He also dissects her introduction to drugs at an early age, how she and Robyn came to be and why race played such a massive role in her introduction as the worlds first black, female pop icon.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
141: Married to Medicine Deep Dive
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Now paging Dr. Troy... This week, we're taking a very special and much needed look at one of Bravo's highest rated and most overlooked shows, Married To Medicine. Troy and Mani from the Mixing With Mani podcast discuss what makes the show special and why the cast feels like such lightning in a bottle. They spend some time dissecting how it holds up against a "traditional" Real Housewives franchise and why, in many ways, it's better.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
140: Mary Kate Olsen & Olivier Divorce Sárközy
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EMERGENCY EPISODE ALERT! As I’m sure you’ve heard, Mary Kate Olsen and her melty faced millionaire husband, Olivier Sárközy, have called it quits! Amity Hanson aka the Patron Saint of the Olsens and host of @gimmepizzapodcast is back to discuss their relationship and the messy details of their “emergency divorce.”   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
139: Album Revisit - In The Zone
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This week, Troy is joined by a very special guest to discuss a very special album made by a very special lady! Troy and fellow Britney Spears super fan and friend of SLN, Jenna (@holleratme on Twitter and Instagram) spend the next 82 minutes dissecting the pop masterpiece that is “In The Zone”. They start by discussing where Britney was mentally during the recording of the album and how it correlates to their own coming of age stories. They cover the best and worst of the album, the pop culture surrounding Britney during the time and where it falls in the ranking of Britney albums. There’s also some #FreeBritney talk sprinkled throughout because, duh!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
138: Another Bravo Breakdown
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At this point, you guys know what to expect when Troy and Brandon Alvarado get together: lots of hen clucking and Bravo kitchen table talk! Troy and Brandon start by discussing the current season of RHONY and give their thoughts on the addition of Leah McSweeney. They also spend some time coming up with theories for what RHOA’s quarantine reunion will be like and what we have to look forward too this season on RHOBH. And, since they’re only human, they end the episode by complaining about this terrible season of Vanderpump Rules!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
137: When In Rome
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Entry for today's episode will include a bucket hat, some sort of platform sandal made of foam, and the tiniest sunglasses you can find! This week, Troy is joined by Amity Hanson from @GimmePizzaPodcast on an exploration of love and fashion in the city of Rome (or Roma, Roma, Roma, as Mary Kate would say). They break down the ICONIC 2002 Mary Kate and Ashley classic, When In Rome. Join them for a beat-by-beat review from beginning to end while they try to make sense of this (at times v confusing) early 2000s cinematic masterpiece.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
136: The Quarantined Celebrity
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After a week of living like Big and Little Edie Beale, Troy finally has power! Which means you have something to listen to while you decide if you should or shouldn't cut your own bangs during quarantine (the answer is always yes, btw). Over the next two hours, Troy mines his way through some of the more ridiculous celebrity stories to come out during the time of Coronavirus. He starts with the reigning king and queen of DUNZO! (Shawn and Camila, of course) and their empty coffee cup strolls up and down their driveway. He then discusses why Ellen's meanness is feeding his dark spirit and how attacked Prianka's clapping video made him feel. There's also a fun guest appearance from the iconic Kara Berry at the end of the episode where they chat about the future of the Kardashians!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
135: Album Revisit - ArtPop
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This week, Troy’s ArtPop could mean anything. In our first official album revisit Troy is joined by pod fam, Russ Martin, for a look back at one of 2013’s most polarizing and talked about albums: Lady Gaga’s ArtPop! Troy and Russ spend the hour dissecting everything from the messy release of the album to the convoluted but also inspiring concept. They also spend some time discussing her feud with Perez Hilton, her issues with substance abuse and how the album holds up in 2020.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
BONUS: Bravo Rundown
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In this week's edition of "I haven't changed my dirty pajamas in 5 days" aka bonus content, Troy is joined by his New Jersey sister, Brandon Alvarado, to discuss things that are bringing them joy while they're locked away from the world! In part 1 of their 2 part discussion, they focus on all things Bravo (and not just Housewives). They'll dissect the past few seasons of Summer House and try and get to the bottom of why they actually enjoy it. They also spend time reading through the absurdities featured in the LinkedIn profiles of some of your favorite Bravolebrities because, why not? And of course, because it's Troy and Brandon, they cluck about Housewives and what we have to look forward to from RHONY and RHOBH.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
134: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez (Part 4)
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Well friends, we've officially reached the end of our Justin and Selena journey, and we're going out with quite the bang! This week, Troy covers the last few "will they/won't they" years of this relationship and what led to their last and final breakup. He finally gets to sink his fangs into the highly problematic Hillsong Church and gets to the bottom of why every celebrity under 35 seems to end up there! Troy also makes a VERY EXCITING content announcement that you won't want to miss.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
BONUS: Wild Things!
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During times of crisis there's only one thing that will swaddle you so tight you'll feel as warm as your last day in mother's womb... and that's the decently rated sexual thriller from 1998 starring Neve Campbell, Denise Richards and Matt Dillon, Wild Things!  Troy is joined by his best Judy, Katie Kalvin, for a long awaited deep-dive into the "whodunit" classic. Troy and Katie break down the film, scene by scene, to help sooth your quarantine blues!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
133: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez (Part 3)
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Welcome to the first official episode of DUNZO! And who better to kick off our new beginnings with than a disgruntled, drop crotch obsessed Justin Bieber and queen of codependency, Selena Gomez. This week, we examine the highs and lows (mostly lows) of their eventful, to say the least, 2014. We’ll break down everything from the multiple arrests to public fist fights with Orlando Bloom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
132: Special Announcement
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For the past few months, Troy has been teasing an extremely important and outrageously special announcement that will effect the future of the podcast. This week, he finally fills you in on the information he's been wanting to share!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
131: Mailbag 2020
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After months of talking about it, Troy has decided to finally drop the much anticipated mailbag episode! He spends the hour listening to your voice notes, reading through your emails, and breaking down your DMs. He also gives some life updates and discuss what the future has in store for The Smush Room. PS: Selena and Justin will continue next week!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
130: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez (Part 2)
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This week, Troy continues his deep dive into Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez' on again, off again relationship. He talks more in-depth about the PR contract that bound them together as kids, which eventually led to them actually falling in love with one another. He focuses mostly on 2013, which was the year we saw Justin go from *cute pop star obsessed with the color purple* (...not the movie) to troubled teen, peeing in janitor buckets and getting arrested! He also gets into Selena's budding struggles with addiction and the place she occupied in music during her transition from Disney star to... not Disney star.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
129: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez (Part 1)
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Today marks the first official entry in our Justin and Selena saga! Troy revisits the early stages of Justin and Selena's lives as kids, trying to break into the entertainment industry. He starts by breaking down Justin's troubled childhood in small town Stratford, Ontario, as one of the first major breakout stars from YouTube. He also gives some fascinating details about Justin's mother's upbringing and the impact it may have had on his life in the public eye. Then, Troy transitions into Selena's life before fame, living with a single mother who struggled financially and had her own dreams of making it as an actress (you know what that means). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2020
128: Fake Celebrity Relationships, Part 2
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You guys seemed to enjoy last week's "fake relationship" episode so much that Troy decided to slap you with another one! This week, he dives even deeper into the world of contractual Hollywood couples, and this time all bets are off! Troy spends the hour making his way down yet another list of potential phonies and explores the many reasons why two people looking to further their career might take this approach.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
127: RHOC Update / Alex McCord & Simon Van Kempen
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This week Troy is joined by Megan O'Donnell from Bravo Happy Hour for a very special crossover episode! They start by discussing the recent firing of Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney from RHOC and give their thoughts on the future of the franchise without it's OG's. That leads to a long awaited conversation about one of Bravo's most underrated and iconic couples: Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen from RHONY.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
126: Fake Celebrity Couples
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We're switching things up a bit this week, taking a deep dive into the confusing (and at times very frustrating) world of celebrity PR relationships. Troy makes his way down a list of highly speculated, possibly contractual Hollywood couples from the past and present, and nobody is safe (that means you Shawn and Camila). He also spends some time revisiting some of the couples he's covered in the past with his updated thoughts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
125: Alabama & Clarence Worley
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Right about now feels like the perfect time to sink our teeth into another fictional couple! Troy is joined by friend of the pod, Vanessa Cordero from The Bottom Bible podcast to discuss one of film's most iconic and timeless couples: Alabama and Clarence Worley! That's right ladies and gentlemen, we're deep diving True Romance today. Troy and Vanessa spend the hour breaking down all their favorite moments from one of Quentin Tarantino's most timeless and beloved screenplays. Spoilers are not condoned for this episode! If you haven't seen the movie it's HIGHLY suggested you watch first. Oh, and BTW... You're so cool.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
124: The Osbournes
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You were promised something light, fun and easy to digest for this weeks episode and that's exactly what you're getting! Troy invites back friend of the pod, Jamie Luke Scoular, on a much needed trip down MTV memory lane. That's right... they FINALLY talk about The Osbournes! They start by discussing their introduction to the show 17 years ago and how their perception of it has changed throughout the years. They also spend time sharing their thoughts on the family's struggle with addiction while filming, and their sudden sky rocket into being the most famous family in the world. And of course, they discuss Ozzy and Sharon's unique relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
123: Beyoncé & Jay-Z [Part 5]
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Well, this is it... the end of our Beyoncé and Jay-Z series and Troy is ending with quite a bang (also a kick, punch and heel stab because we're finally discussing the elevator moment). He starts by taking a look back at how crucial the year 2013 ended up being in their lives, from both a career and relationship aspect. Troy will also, of course, explore Beyoncé's self-titled "stop the world" album release and Jay's artistically vapid Magna Carta...Holy Grail. From there, Troy breaks down everything that relates to Lemonade and its all encompassing impact on the world. Tea will be spilled, wild claims will be made, and revelations will come into fruition!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2020
122: A Nice Little Housewives Recap
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We're taking a small Christmas break from our Beyoncé and Jay-Z Ted Talk (a palate cleanser, if you will) to gab about what's been happening in the world of Bravo over the last few months. Today, Troy will make his way down the list of housewives from Atlanta, Orange County and Dallas to discuss how they came out this year and their current seasons. Don't worry - next week, Troy will continue his fifth and final installment of the world's favorite Illuminate/underworld/lizard couple!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2019
121: Beyoncé & Jay-Z [Part 4]
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As promised, part 4 of our Beyoncé  and Jay-Z deep dive has arrived! This episode will focus heavily on the career defining music both Jay and Bey released post secret wedding. We'll start by taking a look back at Beyoncé's I Am...Sasha Fierce era, and the invent of her now iconic alter ego. With that comes the discussion of "Single Ladies" and it's impact on internet culture thanks to a fairly new website called YouTube. We'll also examine Jay's long awaited collaboration with his brother / protegee, Kanye West. Troy ends the episode by giving his thoughts on Beyoncé's brand of feminism, and the controversy surrounding her alleged "pillow pregnancy."    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
120: Beyoncé & Jay-Z [Part 3]
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We’ve finally reached the relationship portion of our four-part deep dive! This week Troy focuses primarily on those early, TRL years of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s dating history (the 03’ "Bonnie and Clyde" years, if you will). He discusses how they went from meeting on a plane for MTV’s Spring Break Cancun to becoming one of the most powerful couples in Hollywood just a year or so later. Troy also spends some time dissecting the unique way Jay and Beyoncé navigate the entertainment industry, and how cheating scandals have plagued them since the beginning (*cough* Rihanna *cough*).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
119: Beyoncé & Jay-Z [Part 2]
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Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means it’s FINALLY time to continue our Beyoncé and Jay-Z journey! This week, Troy focuses his attention on Jazzy (AKA Hova, AKA Jay-Z, AKA Shawn Carter... you get the point). He starts by revisiting Jay-Z's life as a young, drug dealing, rap prodigy in the Marcy House Projects of Brooklyn. He also examines how Mr. Carter used what he learned on the streets create his own label and strong arm his way into becoming CEO. And of course, Troy gets into the Dame Dash of it all!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
BONUS: Wild & Wonderful
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It's a Thanksgiving Surprise!! The crossover you've all been waiting for... Yes, that's right. A three-year-in-the-making episode! Troy and Liz Bentley (friend of the pod and host of Feathers in My Hair) talk all things The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, AKA the best documentary of all time.  Happy Thanksgiving!! This would normally be published under the $5/month tier on Patreon; we wanted to thank you for supporting our shows and we figured this would be the best way to do it! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy this v special crossover from the OGs Liz and Troy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
118: Beyoncé & Jay-Z [Part 1]
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This week's episode definitely falls into the “milestone” category! After two years of passionate requests and heartfelt pep-talks via Instagram DM, Troy has finally worked up the courage to dissect none other than Beyoncé and Jay-Z! Since there’s so much to cover, this subject will be broken down into three parts. In part one, Troy revisit the early years of Beyoncé’s life as a local Houston prodigy and member of the “hip-hop rappin” Girls Tyme. He also discusses everything surrounding the Destiny’s Child of it all.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
117: Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner
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It's been awhile since we've dissected an A-List, highfalutin celebrity couple... so, we're delving back into the Ben Affleck pool today! This time around, Troy covers Ben's marriage and recent divorce to Hollywood's favorite Christian, Jennifer Garner. He starts by exploring how they met and possibly hooked up while both in relationships. He also spends some time reminiscing about the disaster that was Daredevil and how they ended up in one of the biggest cheating scandals of the past decade (classic case of the hot nanny!!). Troy also explores how prominent Jennifer has been in Ben's sobriety journey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2019
115: Jeffree Star & Nate Schwandt
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Warning: you need to make sure your wigs are safely secured for this week's episode! Troy and his long lost Canadian brother, Russ Martin, take a trip down early internet memory lane while exploring one of social media’s most talked about couples: Jeffree Star and Nathan Schwandt. They start by revisiting Jeffree’s past as a gender bending MySpace celebrity / Warped Tour staple and how he went from working at a MAC counter to owing one of the world's most successful makeup brands. They also spend some time revisiting some of the dark eccentricities of MySpace culture and the things we don’t often talk about when mentioning the website that started it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
114: Kenya Moore's Relationship History
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A new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is quickly approaching, which can only mean one thing... Brandon Alvarado is back! Troy and Brandon focus their attention of the queen of twirl, Miss Kenya Moore. They not only discuss her most recent divorce and the drama surrounding it, but all of her previous relationships (at least... the ones featured on Bravo). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
113: Finn Hudson & Rachel Berry
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Troy welcomes Mike and Sonia of Rewind The Love podcast and they lean into yet another iconic fictional couple - this time the focus is on Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson, aka Corey Monteith and Lea Michele from Glee (specifically season 3, episode 5: "The First Time"). They start by examining Corey and Lea’s relationship both on and off screen, and how the lines eventually blurred. They also discuss the shockingly dark legacy the show has left behind.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2019
112: Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake [Part 3]
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Well folks, it’s the end of an era! We’ve sadly reached the finish line of our three-part Britney and Justin special. In this week's final installment of the Britney and Justin saga, Troy spends the entire hour revisiting the iconic highs and lows of this culture defining relationship - from sneaking into each other's trailers on a low-budget North American mall tour in 1999 (sponsored by acne wipes, of course) to performing together at the Super Bowl Halftime Show only two years later! Of course, we will ponder the Wade Robson of it all and also examine how “Britney Inc.” led them to their demise.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2019
111: Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake [Part 2]
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Get excited - it’s time for Part 2 of the Britney and Justin special (or whatever you’d like to call it)! This week, Troy turns his attention towards Miss Britney Jean, specifically the years leading up to her releasing her first album. He starts by exploring her extremely difficult childhood and complicated relationship with her father. From there, he dissects some of the seediness that went on behind the scenes when signing her contract with Jive Records at 15. PS: This episode definitely calls for a deep fried snack of some sort because we’re getting dark.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2019
110: Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake [Part 1]
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It’s absolutely shocking that we haven’t done this yet, but here we are! This week, Troy dives head-first into one of the most iconic relationships in celebrity history: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake! In part one of this (possibly) three part series, Troy starts by revisiting the southern pageant circuit years that eventually led to Star Search and Mickey Mouse Club. He transitions into *NSYNC’s formation and the unfortunate Lou Pearlman of it all. And don't worry - he definitely gets to The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2019
109: Carrie Bradshaw & John James "Mr. Big" Preston
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This weeks episode is special for several reasons!! Not only is Troy doing his first three-person interview, but they are talking about one of the most iconic fictional couples of all time. Troy is joined by Jess and Siobhan from I Totally Paused podcast to discuss Carrie Bradshaw and John James Preston, aka Mr. Big. They focus primarily on season 3, episode 11: “Running With Scissors” for your listening pleasure.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2019
108: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi & Jionni Lavalle
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Today’s episode should be considered a milestone because we’re finally giving Jersey Shore the hour it deserves! Rylee Ennis is back to not only discuss the show that changed the entire reality TV landscape, but also the relationships it created! They focus primarily on Snooki and Jionni, dip their toe in a little Ronnie and Sam action, and add a sprinkling of Jenni and Roger.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2019
107: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
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Troy is finally covering one of the most frequently requested couples: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey!! He starts by looking back at Nick’s surprisingly rough childhood, exploring how he went from being a member of a San Diego gang in the 90’s to quickly becoming the youngest staff writer in television history for Nickelodeon. He also revisits the “emotional breakdown” period of Mariah Carey’s life and how it led to one of the most successful comebacks in music history. Finally, Troy explores all the confusing, over-the-top details of Mariah and Nick’s unexpected marriage: from the private island wedding staged to look like a music video, to “Dem Babies" and everything in between!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2019
106: Ashley & Michael Darby
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It’s time to tackle yet another messy Real Housewives couple, which means Brandon Alvarado is back! For the first time, Troy and Brandon discuss the Real Housewives of Potomac, but more specifically Ashley and Michael Darby. They start by mining though their complicated thoughts on Bravo’s most underrated show and how it fits (and doesn’t) in with the other cities in the franchise. They also discuss this season’s “he wants to suck a penis” debacle and how it was handled!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2019
105: Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman
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Troy had an *amazing* episode for you all today but the devil put a plague on his house and gave him technical difficulties! So, instead of taking the week off, he decided to dip back into the Smushie archives and run one of his faves... Troy explores a couple that helped shape the 90s and became one of Hollywood’s most recognized A-list pairings: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Troy breaks down everything from them meeting on the set of Days of Thunder to their “jeans and barefoot” wedding in Ireland. He also discusses the huge role Scientology played in their relationship and how Stanley Kubrick tore them apart while filming his controversial last film, Eyes Wide Shut.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2019
104: Angela Chase & Jordan Catalano
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This week, Troy is joined by Vanessa Cordero from The Bottom Bible podcast to discus one of the most iconic, ahead-of-its-time and canceled too soon shows of the 90’s: My So Called Life! They’ll be focusing their attention specifically on the “will they, won’t they” relationship between Claire Danes and Jared Leto aka Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2019
103: Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
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You requested more Kardashian Kontent, and that’s exactly what you’re getting today! This week, Troy revisits Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ iconic 72-day, made-for-TV marriage back in 2011! He covers everything from the outrageous $200,000 registry to the absurdly over-the-top ceremony. He also spends time discussing the final year of Kim’s “I’ll endorse any brand that wants me” period (...remember her Skechers Shape Ups ads?!). Finally, he discusses Kanye’s involvement in the divorce and gives his thoughts on the alleged cheating allegations.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2019
102: Ross Geller & Rachel Green
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It’s our first official fictional couple episode!! Troy is joined by Rosey Candlin from It’s History, Bitch podcast to discuss the quintessential “will they, won’t they” couple: Ross and Rachel. They focus specifically on Season 2, Episode 7, "The One Where Ross Finds Out" (AKA the one where Ross and Rachel kiss for the first time). They start by examining their relationship to Friends and transition into breaking down this iconic episode!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2019
101: Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron
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This week, Troy takes on a couple that was heavily suggested in last weeks mailbag episode (and since the beginning of the pod): Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron! He starts by examining their lives before fame as theater kids in California and how an audition for a Disney Channel, made-for-TV movie would change their lives forever. He also revisits Vanessa’s infamous nude photo scandal and breaks down Zac’s years as an “it boy”, comparable to actors like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2019
100: Special Announcement & Mail Bag!
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We’ve officially made it to 100 episodes!!! For this special occasion, Troy spends some time reading your emails and responding to some voice notes. He also makes a very exciting announcement regarding the future of the pod!   Extended episodes (1-99) are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2019
99: Holly Madison & Hugh Hefner
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We’re at episode 99!! Can. We. Talk?! This week, Troy discusses a couple that is truly iconic in the realm of reality television and explores he strange polygamist world of Hugh Hefner. His primary focus is on Hef's relationship with his “#1 girlfriend” Holly Madison. He starts by taking a look back at the more politically charged era of Playboy in the 60’s during the civil rights and feminist movement. Then, he transitions into the more modern era of Playboy and what led a fresh-out-of-college Hooters waitress from Alaska to becoming Hugh Hefner’s pretend wife.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2019
98: Amber Heard & Johnny Depp
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We’ve reached the final stop on the Johnny Depp train (for now). This time we’re revisiting his tumultuous marriage to Amber Heard. He starts by discussing Amber’s life as a self proclaimed “activist Tom-boy” and what led her to meeting Johnny. He also dissects the ins and outs of the alleged abuse claims. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
97: The Laguna Beach Cast
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This week's episode is being served up buffet style, baby! Troy welcomes back friend of the pod Diana Metzger to discuss not one, not two, but ALL of the most iconic relationships from MTV’s Laguna Beach! From the obvious Stephan, Lauren, and Kristen love triangle to the lesser spoken about Jessica and Jason hookup, they’ll make their way down the list and do lots of reminiscing in between. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2019
96: Kate Moss & Johnny Depp
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In this week's episode, Troy takes on America’s favorite chain smoking, flannel wearing couple: Johnny Depp and Kate Moss! He starts by examining how a shy, insecure 15-year-old Kate became the face of the 90s “heroin chic” movement and how being branded “super-waif” affected her. Troy also revisits the way these two found each other during a particularly destructive period in both of their lives. He also gets into their relationship progression: from being introduced in a coffee shop to becoming known as the couple who destroys hotel rooms and fights in public! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2019
95: Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida
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Troy welcomes our pal Brandon Alvarado back to tackle yet another Real Housewives couple. This time, he and Troy break down Phaedra Parks and her complicated marriage to Apollo Nida! They start by taking a look back at Phaedra’s introduction to the franchise as the smoke and mirrors Southern belle (who conveniently forgot when her baby was conceived) to the sexually open, twerking lawyer to the stars (and occasional stripper). They also take an in-depth look at Apollo’s arrest and the major part Phaedra played in the operation. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2019
BONUS: You Know Your Boy Loves a Sexual Thriller!
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Since Troy had a little too much going on this week to take his regular thirty-four pages of notes about your favorite train wreck couples, he’s doing the next best thing... breaking down his favorite sexual thriller with his best friend, Katie Kalvin. For your listening pleasure, they discuss the iconic 1992 film, Basic Instinct! Remember, you can get all of our extended episodes on the Emotionally Broken Psychos Patreon page (https://patreon.com/ebpsychos) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2019
94: Cassie & Diddy
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This week, Troy revisits the unofficial Smush Room King, Diddy, by peeling back the layers of one of his most interesting relationships. Troy be discusses Diddy and his 11-year relationship with the original Princess of Whisper Pop, Cassie Ventura. He also spends some time dissecting the unprecedented way Cassie was marketed to the public, her incredibly bumpy start, and the legacy of her iconic debut album! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2019
93: Mama June & Sugar Bear
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Troy has spent several episodes discussing Oscar nominated actors, but this week he's taking things back to our roots! Troy is joined by Rylee Ennis, the host of Snap Back to Reality pod, to discuss Mama June and Sugar Bear, AKA June Shannon and Mike Thompson. They start by examining the couple's complicated lives before fame, and what led to them becoming the breakout stars Toddlers and Tiaras. They also dissect the pop culture phenomenon that was Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and what led to their inevitable downfall. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2019
92: Hugh Grant & Elizabeth Hurley
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Remember that time in 1995 when a newly-famous Hugh Grant was arrested for performing “lewd acts” with a prostitute in his BMW on Sunset Boulevard? Of course you do. This week, Troy dissects the details surrounding one of the most effective PR campaigns in Hollywood history and the role Elizabeth Hurley played in the whole ordeal. He also revisits the black Versace “safety pin” dress that gave Elizabeth a more than 20-year career! Remember, you can get all of our extended episodes on the Emotionally Broken Psychos Patreon page (https://patreon.com/ebpsychos) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2019
90: Gwyneth Paltrow & Ben Affleck
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This week, Troy continues his deep dive into Gwyneth Paltrow’s iconic dating history and explores her relationship with a 26-year-old, new money Ben Affleck. He starts by detailing the unfortunate and important role Harvey Weinstein played in their introduction, relationship, and overall careers at the time. He also revisits the interesting way the media chose to cover their short time together! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2019
89: Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Pitt
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This week, Troy explores a couple that, quite frankly, has taken us way too long to get to: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt. He breaks down everything from the matching haircuts to the infamous nude photo scandal and Brad’s lawsuit against Playgirl Magazine. He also discusses the Harvey Weinstein of it all and the many reasons people speculate for the breakup. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2019
88: Nicole Richie & DJ A.M.
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In this weeks episode, Troy revisits a couple that helped shape early 2000’s tabloid culture in a massive way: Nicole Richie and Adam Goldstein aka DJ A.M. He starts by exploring Nicole’s uniquely troubled past and what led to her style evolution during the Rachel Zoe years. He also breaks down Adam’s tough childhood and his lifelong struggles with addiction and depression. Troy ends by examining the details surrounding Adam’s death in August of 2009.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2019
87: Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren
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The time has finally come for you to revisit the most salacious cheating scandal in American pop-culture history... This week, Troy breaks down every raunchy detail of Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren’s marriage and epic divorce. He starts by discussing their extremely private $1.5 million dollar wedding in Barbados during what would be considered Tiger’s “golden era”. He ends by breaking down that now infamous car crash on Thanksgiving night in 2009 that would change their lives forever. And just because we like being messy, Troy runs through the list of Tiger’s infamous “mistress list” (not all 120, but a handful of important ones).  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2019
86: La Toya Jackson & Jack Gordon
1932
During the late 80s and early 90s, La Toya Jackson became one of the most highly publicized and ridiculed members of her family for being honest with the public in reference to her father’s abuse and her mother’s compliancy. She was also one of the first people to speak out against her brother Michael in 1993 during his sexual abuse case. At the same time, La Toya was forced into an extremely abusive and controlling marriage with her music manager, Jack Gordon. This week we’ll explore all the details surrounding their relationship. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2019
85: Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams
1937
In light of the recent New York Times profile on Ryan Adams and the investigation surrounding claims of sexual misconduct, Troy takes a look back on his 7 year marriage to Smush Room Princess, Mandy Moore. He breaks down everything from their no-frills courthouse marriage in the South to Ryan’s very public fall from grace and substance abuse struggle. He also spends some time discussing the effect Ryan had on Mandy’s career. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2019
84: Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen (FULL EPISODE)
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Hey Smushies! Troy is under the weather, so instead of taking the week off we decided it would be fun to run the Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen episode for free, in full, as a special treat. Enjoy! This week's episode requires rubber gloves, a sanitary face mask, and debris protectors for your shoes. You guessed it, were going to be discussing Charlie Sheen and his marriage to Denise Richards! More specifically, their horrible divorce! We’ll revisit Charlie’s bad boy past, from the Heidi Fleiss scandal to his multiple arrests. We also take a look back at the interesting start of Denise’s career.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2019
83: Julia Roberts & Kiefer Sutherland
1944
Remember that time a 23-year-old Julia Roberts, who had just made herself a household name, fell in love with the self proclaimed “bad boy” Kiefer Sutherland? Remember when they planned what People Magazine described as “the wedding of the decade”? Remember when she broke it off three days before the big day because of his partying and took off with his best friend? If not, you’ll LOVE this episode! Troy tells the story of how Julia Roberts became known as the “runway bride” eight years prior to the film’s release! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2019
82: Teresa & Joe Guidice
1933
This week, Troy invites back friend of the show and Housewives aficionado, Brandon Alvarado to discuss one of our most beloved couples, Teresa and Joe Giudice! As a fellow New Jersey resident, Brandon gives Troy his hot takes on all things Real Housewives Of New Jersey, including the current cast and all the drama surrounding previous seasons. They end the episode by discussing what they believe the future has in store for Teresa and Joe as a couple.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2019
81: Dina & Michael Lohan
1936
Troy invited the queen of Teen Mom and host of Feathers In My Hair, Liz Bentley, to join him for a lovely deep dive on a couple mentioned in passing many times on this podcast (but never given the full episode they deserve)... Dina and Michael Lohan! They break down everything from their quickie marriage to Dina’s years as an alleged Radio City Rockette. They also examine Michael’s many arrests throughout the years, starting in the late 80s. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2019
80: Brittany Murphy & Simon Monjack
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This week, Troy is joined again by Molls for the third and final chapter of the Brittany Murphy trilogy. They peel back the layers on her very complicated and questionable marriage to the notable Svengali, Simon Monjack. Troy and Molls start by examining what the press refer to as the “straight to video” era of her career and the introduction of Simon in her life (who she’d known since she was a teenager) as a romantic figure. They also discuss the details of both Brittany and Simon’s mysterious deaths, which were just five months apart. You can now follow Troy's v special Smush Room endeavors on Instagram - @dunzopodcast! Don't forget to head over to Patreon or extended episodes of TSR and other Solid Listen goodies. See you next week!  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2019
79: Brittany Murphy & Ashton Kutcher
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For the second installment of our three-part Brittany Murphy series, Troy is joined by Molls to discuss her very short but impactful relationship with Ashton Kutcher. They revisit the two meeting for the first time on the set of their critically panned film, Just Married and the “engagement” that soon followed. They also examine this particularly interesting time in Ashton’s career, 4 years into That 70’s Show and 1 year prior to staring in and producing the pop culture phenomenon that was Punked on MTV.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2019
78: Brittany Murphy & Eminem
1939
To call this week's episode a “relationship” would be a bit of a stretch. This is a classic case of two people hooking up a few times and being forced to answer questions about it for several years (which is totally good enough for us). Today, Troy looks back on the very short fling between Brittany Murphy and Eminem during the filming of the movie, 8 Mile. Of course, he will start by examining the career of the extremely talented Brittany Murphy and her not so great relationship with the press. He also revisits the world’s introduction to Marshall Mathers, aka Slim Shady, in the late 90s. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2019
77: Mariah Carey & Tommy Mattola
1942
In December of 1988, a then-unknown, 18 year old aspiring musician was invited by a friend to a music executive’s gala and was introduced to the recently hired head a new record label called Sony. You guessed it, this week Troy will be discussing Mariah Carey’s extremely tumultuous marriage to Tommy Mattola! Troy examines how these two went from being described by the media as the music industry’s “Cinderella story” to Mariah adapting the nickname Rapunzel for being trapped by Tommy in their home, requiring permission to leave. He also takes a peek into Mariah’s career during the period and how it inspired her Butterfly album in 1997. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2019
76: Macaulay Culkin & Mila Kunis
1948
This week, Troy circles back to the year 2000 and re-visits a couple that many people either don’t know existed or have completely forgotten about: Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis! Troy breaks down every detail of their very private eight-year relationship and what led to their breakup, starting by dissecting the child star era of Macaulay's life and his tumultuous relationship with his father. He also looks at Mila’s bumpy start in the industry and the fame swap that happened towards the end of their relationship. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2018
75: Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman
1949
Last week, Troy promised you a tacky couple - ladies and gents, it doesn’t get more tacky than this relationship! Troy peels back the layers of Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman’s ten-day, Las Vegas marriage and its tumultuous end. He spends some time examining Carmen’s career prior to meeting Dennis and her short, but impactful, relationship with Prince. He also revisits Dennis’ controversial years playing for the Chicago Bulls! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2018
74: Anna Nicole Smith & Howard Stern (FULL EPISODE!)
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This week, Troy experienced some technical difficulties we're blaming on his internet provider - so we decided to bring you an awesome episode from the archives, in full for FREE this week! Troy will return next week with a brand new episode. Thanks for understanding, Smushies! Troy and friend Jamie Luke Scoular discuss the unbelievably fascinating life of the late Anna Nicole Smith. They break down how she went from working as a stripper, married to the fry cook of a chicken restaurant in Mexia, Texas to being swept off her feet by an 87 year old oil tycoon. They also revisit her days as a Playboy centerfold and guess model turned reality television star, and the important role her former lawyer, Howard K. Stern played in her life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2018
73: Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck
1949
This week, Troy is joined by friend-of-the-pod Maria Towner for a nostalgic revisit of one of Hollywood’s most iconic couples: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez! They start by looking back at the “J.Lo” era of Jennifer’s career and transition into Jennifer and Ben meeting during the filming of Gigli (while she was still married!). They also cover the Bentleys as gifts, the two million dollar wedding that never came into fruition and the general pandemonium surrounding their relationship. They finish by discussing how Ben’s issues with addiction contributed to their breakup. Did you know Troy is killin' it on Instagram? Head over to @dunzopodcast for the content you crave! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2018
72: Lindsay Lohan & Samantha Ronson
1949
This week, Troy makes his way back to the OG Smush Room princess, Lindsay Lohan! He discusses her life, post “it girl” fame, and breaks down what led to her career spiral and multiple arrests in 2007. We’ll also examine how she and DJ Samantha Ronson were introduced and all the messy details of their tumultuous and toxic 2 year fling! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2018
71: Alaska 5000 & Sharon Needles
1941
This week Troy welcomes back Smush Room regular, Russ Martin, to dissect the world’s most famous drag couple: Justin Andrew Honard and Aaron Coady, AKA Alaska Thunderfuck and Sharon Needles! They look back on their lives pre-fame and how Pittsburgh became an integral part of their drag identities. They also spend time discussing their long term influence on RuPaul’s Drag Race and what led them each to audition for the show. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2018
70: Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
1945
This week, Troy dives deep on the nine-year, on-again off-again relationship between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. He breaks down how they met and what led to their handful of short lived breakups. He also spends some time looking back on the many phases and forgotten viral moments of Miley’s fascinating career. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2018
69: Kylie Jenner & Tyga
1945
This week, Troy is joined by host of the Your Morning After podcast, Ashley Johnson to discuss all things Kylie and Tyga. They break down everything from how they met (when Kylie was just 14) to their matching tattoos and extravagant gift competitions. They also spend some time dissecting the Blac Chyna/Rob Kardashian drama and everything in between. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2018
68: Courteney Cox & David Arquette
1946
It’s our first ever Smush Room Halloween extravaganza! Today, Troy and Jay Reyna (EBP's social media maven) break down the 11-year marriage of Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, aka Courteney Cox and David Arquette! Troy and Jay discuss any and all things involving the Scream franchise, which includes them meeting on-set and having their relationship highs and lows written into the script by Wes Craven.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2018
67: Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Part 3
1945
In part 3 of the Britney and Kevin saga, Troy breaks down all the events that took place post-divorce. He starts with everything that went on behind the scenes of Britney‘s infamous 2007 VMA performance and work his way up to her standoff with the police in her Studio City mansion that led to her loosing custody of her children. He ends things on a positive note though, detailing her 2008 comeback! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2018
66: Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Part 2
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In part 2 of Troy's Britney and Kevin breakdown, he slowly transitions beyond the divorce announcement and enters 2007 - you know what that means. He discusses everything from the infamous “crotch shots” to her short lived and problematic friendship with Paris Hilton. He will also get into her multiple stints in rehab and everything leading up to her infamous 5150 and conservatorship. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2018
65: Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Part 1
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In 2004, we watched in horror and disbelief as the biggest pop star in the world risked her career and public image for an unemployed backup dancer from Fresno, California with a girlfriend and a baby on the way. In part 1 of a possible 2 (or 3) part episode, we’ll be breaking down the events leading up to Britney Spears’ infamous 2007 meltdown, starting with the man behind the trucker cap...leaving Federline. We’ll also revisit the quickie Vegas wedding and reopen a very public but often ignored ripple in the iconic Britney and Christina media feud. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2018
64: Jon & Kate Gosslin
1916
In 2004, an unknown family from Pennsylvania was approached by the Discovery Channel to film an hour-long special about what life was like after giving birth to sextuplets. Three years later, they became one of the most well-known and marketable families in the entire country. Today, Troy will explore the rise and fall of the Gosslin family and how they became pioneers in the reality television landscape. He will also break down the demise of Jon and Kate's relationship as the world watched. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2018
63: Alanis Morissette & Ryan Reynolds (FULL EPISODE!)
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Hi Smushies! We're rerunning a classic episode in full for free right here on Apple Podcasts This episode first aired at the beginning of the summer. Come back next week for a brand new ep! Troy and his favorite Canadian, Russ Martin are revisiting a relationship you’ve either blocked from your memory as a defense mechanism or read about recently in a top 10 list for strangest celebrity couples of all time. This week, we’re discussing Alanis Morissette and Ryan Reynolds! They’ll break down how these two went from being introduced by Drew Barrymore to engaged short while later. They’ll also reflect on Alanis’ early career as a wannabe pop star and the impact Jagged Little Pill had on the world.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2018
62: Usher Raymond & Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
1908
In 1993, an unknown tween Usher was introduced to a then 21 year-old-global superstar named Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. Eight years later, sparks flew and the rest is iconic pop music history. Today, Troy explores everything surrounding Usher and Chilli's short but very impactful romance. He also finally gets to the bottom of the mysterious Confessions album and breaks down the rumors surrounding Usher’s life during this time.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2018
61: Demi Lovato & Wilmer Valderrama
1911
Today, let's celebrate the darkest TSR milestone yet... it's the 3rd time Troy has discussed Wilmer Valderrama! This time, Troy breaks down Wilmer's complicated history with Demi Lovato. He will go deep in Demi’s years as a Disney star and explore what led to her lifelong struggles with body image/addiction and the role Wilmer played in her recovery. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2018
60: Anna Nicole Smith & Howard Stern
1910
In this week's episode, Troy and friend Jamie Luke Scoular discuss the unbelievably fascinating life of the late Anna Nicole Smith. They break down how she went from working as a stripper, married to the fry cook of a chicken restaurant in Mexia, Texas to being swept off her feet by an 87 year old oil tycoon. They also revisit her days as a Playboy centerfold and guess model turned reality television star, and the important role her former lawyer, Howard K. Stern played in her life.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2018
59: Sandra Bullock & Jesse James
1914
In this week's episode, Troy takes a look back on a time when a so-called “bad boy” reality TV star/biker broke the heart of America’s sweetheart right before our eyes. That’s right, he's getting into Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. He explores what led the Oscar-winning good girl to the the tattooed chop-shopper and the horrendous way their marriage ended. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2018
58: Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora, & Denise Richards
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This week concludes our Charlie Sheen extravaganza with our first official Smush Room throuple involving Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora, and Denise Richards. Troy takes a deeper look into how the former besties ended up in a very public fight over Richie. He also gets into why the breakup may have been the cause of the Melrose Place star's more recent emotional spiral in the press.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2018
57: Brooke Mueller & Charlie Sheen
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In part 2 of the plummet down the twisted rabbit hole that is Charlie Sheen’s past, Troy takes a deeper look into his relationship with real estate agent/actress Brooke Mueller. From multiple arrests to drug fueled orgies, Troy takes it apart, piece by dramatic piece. He also spends some time discussing Brooke’s life, pre-Charlie, as a Florida socialite. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2018
56: Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen
1918
This week's episode requires rubber gloves, a sanitary face mask, and debris protectors for your shoes. You guessed it, were going to be discussing Charlie Sheen and his marriage to Denise Richards! More specifically, their horrible divorce! We’ll revisit Charlie’s bad boy past, from the Heidi Fleiss scandal to his multiple arrests. We also take a look back at the interesting start of Denise’s career.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2018
55: Amy Winehouse & Blake Fielder Civil
1912
In this week's solo episode, Troy tackles one of the most truly heartbreaking relationships in entertainment history, Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder Civil. He tells the story of how a Jewish jazz singer from the south side of London fell for a self proclaimed womanizer and club promoter. He also get into how drugs became the pillar of their relationship and spends some time dissecting Amy’s short but cultural defining career. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2018
54: Emma Roberts & Evan Peters
1912
American Horror Story fans, this ones for you! Troy and friend of the pod Christina Laskay explore the on-again off-again (and occasionally tumultuous) relationship between Evan Peters and Emma Roberts. They take a look back on their multiple engagements, endless number of breaks-ups, and alleged cheating scandals. They also spend time dissecting the infamous hotel fight that left Emma getting handcuffed and Evan with a bloody nose. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2018
53: Alexis & Jim Bellino
1912
Jesus is her savior, her husband is her king, and her body... it’s sinful. Today, Troy is joined by friend and housewives aficionado Brandon Alvarado to discuss, you guessed it, Alexis and Jim Bellino from the Real Housewives of Orange County! These two get into everything, from how they met (while Alexis was still married) to the bankruptcies and foreclosures that plagued their marriage and may have led to their recent separation. They also spend some time breaking down season 5 of RHOC because, why not?! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2018
52: Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe
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This week, Troy is joined by EBP darling and host of Realizing Stuff with Kara and Ryan, Kara Berry! For her third time on the pod, she and Troy break down what most people would consider a golden couple when it comes to 90’s and early 2000’s pop culture: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe! They discuss everything from when they met at her 21st birthday party to their plantation wedding in the south (you know Blake Lively is shaking). They also look back on the masterpiece that is Cruel Intentions.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2018
51: Alanis Morissette & Ryan Reynolds
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We’re finally back baby! It’s been a long 3 week hiatus but we made it, and for our 50th episode it felt appropriate to revisit our home away from home. Troy and his favorite Canadian, Russ Martin are revisiting a relationship you’ve either blocked from your memory as a defense mechanism or read about recently in a top 10 list for strangest celebrity couples of all time. This week, we’re discussing Alanis Morissette and Ryan Reynolds! They’ll break down how these two went from being introduced by Drew Barrymore to engaged short while later. They’ll also reflect on Alanis’ early career as a wannabe pop star and the impact Jagged Little Pill had on the world.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2018
50: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
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In part 2 of his Scientology extravaganza, Troy picks up where he left off with Tom Cruise and explores his 7 year marriage to Katie Holmes. He breaks down the infamous “wife search” conducted by the church at Tom’s request and how it led him to Katie. He also spends some time dissecting their drama filled wedding and how Katie was able to outsmart both Tom and the church during their messy divorce. Oh and he takes a look back at the iconic “couch jumping incident” because, why not? Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2018
49: Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise
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This week Troy explores a couple that helped shape the 90s and became one of Hollywood’s most recognized A-list pairings: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Troy breaks down everything from them meeting on the set of Days of Thunder to their “jeans and barefoot” wedding in Ireland. He also discusses the huge role Scientology played in their relationship and how Stanley Kubrick tore them apart while filming his controversial last film, Eyes Wide Shut. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2018
48: Victoria & David Beckham
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This week, Troy focuses his attention on one of pop culture’s most perfectly matched couples: David and Victoria Beckham, aka Posh and Becks. He breaks down everything from the storybook way these two met to the alleged cheating rumors that plagued them in the early 2000’s. He also discusses the meteoric rise to fame for the Spice Girl and how they fit into the Riot Grrrl, feminist movement of the 90’s. Additionally, he spends some time examining the “metrosexual” era of David’s career and how he was able to change the way we view masculinity. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2018
47: Taylor & Russell Armstrong
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Troy has invited housewives aficionado Brandon Alvarado back for a second week in a row to discuss all things Real Housewives. This time they focus their attention on the early seasons of RHOBH and the incredibly dark marriage of Taylor and Russell Armstrong. They break down Taylor’s position on the show during the first 2 seasons, the abuse allegations and Russell’s highly publicized suicide. They also spend some time discussing the major differences between RHOBH past and present.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2018
46: Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy
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Troy is joined by friend of the pod, Brandon Alvarado in the ultimate deep dive on all things RHONY and the short but tumultuous marriage of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy. Join them as they take a look back at Bethenny’s departure from the Real Housewives franchise and her iconic spin off, Bethenny Ever After. They also break down all the details of their now infamous divorce (which lasted twice as long as the actual marriage) and Bethenny’s return to Bravo.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2018
45: Aaliyah & R. Kelly
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Troy tackles one of the most taboo relationships in celebrity history: Aaliyah and R. Kelly. He breaks down every problematic detail from the falsified wedding documents to Aaliyah’s alleged pregnancy. He also spends some time discussing Aaliyah’s influence on today’s youth culture and the impact R. Kelly’s dark childhood had on his life and career.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2018
44: Evan Rachel Wood & Marilyn Manson
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In this week's episode, Troy deep dives on a relationship you’ve probably seen featured in numerous “weirdest celebrity couples” countdown lists throughout the years. He’ll tell the story of how a then 18 year old Evan Rachel Wood got wrapped up in the already crumbling marriage of Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson. He will discuss the effect this had on the beginning of her career as an adult and why she was labeled a “home wrecker.” We’ll also delve into the extremely dark backstory of her relationship with Manson and why it took her 10 years to come forward about the abuse she faced while with him.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2018
43: Céline Dion & René Angélil
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Troy and TSR regular, Russ Martin, break down Céline Dion and René Angélil’s 21-year marriage and iconic business partnership. They’ll discuss Celine’s made for TV “rags to riches” story, coming from a family of 16 that slept 5 to a bed and lived on $165.00 a week to being one of the most successful and celebrated international artists in music history. They also spend some time trying to make sense of the strange way these two ended up together and the eccentric way they chose to live their lives. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2018
42: Pamela Anderson & Rick Soloman
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This week we’re picking up where we left off in our previous episode with Pam Anderson, turning our focus to her long and tumultuous relationship with Paris Hilton’s sex tape costar, Rick Solomon. We’ll break down every detail of a marriage that was seemingly doomed from the start discus what led to them divorcing and remarrying a Smush Room record 3 times! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2018
41: Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee
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Troy tackles one of the most notorious tabloid couples in celebrity history: Pamala Anderson and Tommy Lee. He discusses the New Years Eve party that brought these two EBP’s together and their drunken wedding in Cancun after knowing each their a whopping 96 hours. He’ll also break down Tommy Lee’s infamous 80’s partying days and how Pamala Anderson, a girl from a small town in Canada became an American icon.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2018
40: Avril Lavigne & Brody Jenner
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Join Troy and friend of the show Maria Towner as they navigate their way through one of the mid 2000’s most highly publicized and somehow forgotten couples: Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner. From matching tattoos and messy bar fights (one bar fight in particular that involved Brody’s beautiful, flaw free face being struck by a liquor bottle), to public spats with Lindsay Lohan, Troy and Maria break it all down for you. They also spend some time discussing the beginning of Avril's career and why her presence in the music industry was so important during that time. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2018
39: Katy Perry & Russell Brand
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How does a evangelical raised, former Christian folk singer turned sex kitten pop star wind up marrying a recovering heroin and sex addict, shock comic from the UK after knowing each other for only 3 months? This week Troy tells the story of how Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s short but eventful marriage became a reality. He’ll spend some time breaking down the truly wild events that took place in Russell’s life before his career took off in America. He also dissects the career of Katheryn Hudson aka Katy Perry and explain his theory on why she’s just another Erika Jayne.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2018
38: Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels
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Today’s episode of The Smush Room features one of the most hilariously fascinating and messiest divorces in celebrity history between Hollywood’s very first openly gay couple; Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels. Troy is joined by friend, Leslie Lefkowitz, on a journey through outlandish court demands, clap backs in the form of beat poetry, and an accidental shipment of sex toys (otherwise known as the Box Full Of Dicks) that lit the match on this entire ordeal.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2018
37: Tess Taylor & Ryan Cabrera
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In today’s very special episode of The Smush Room, Troy and friend Brandon Alvarado discuss a reality show that if you’re listening to this podcast you’ve probably watched a thousand times: Pretty Wild. They break down the events surrounding the lives of aspiring models Alexis Neiers and Tess Taylor and their involvement in “The Bling Ring.” They also explore the made-for-TV date from hell episode of the show featuring Tess and Ryan Cabrera (who was making a second career of dating young reality TV starlets).  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2018
36: Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
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This week, Troy and new member of the EBP fam Princess Jones Curtis break down one of Hollywood’s most unapologetically messy celebrity marriages: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. They start off by examining Tori’s unique upbringing, her strained relationship with her mother and how she was able to turn her life in the early 2000’s into a successful lifestyle brand of sorts. They also discuss the unorthodox way Tori and Dean met, the cheating scandals, and how mental health plays a part in their relationship.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2018
35: Rhianna & Drake
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In today’s episode, Troy and fellow EBP Family member Kara Berry tackle the 12-year on-again-off-again relationship between Rihanna and Drake. They break down all the highs and lows, which include romantic trips to Europe, very public arguments, and $17,000 visits to strip clubs. They also discus the unusual dynamic of their relationship and why Drake may never be able to get Rihanna to fully commit.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2017
34: Karinne Steffans
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We’re bringing you a very special episode of The Smush Room this week! Today, Troy is joined by his Internet sibling and Teen Mom aficionado, Liz Bentley - together, they take a journey through the life of Karrine Steffans. They break down her life as told in the book Confessions Of A Video Vixen, and all of her sexual exploits, which include Ja Rule, Fred Durst, Usher and MANY more. They’ll also tell the story of how Karrine became the first ever “video girl” and how she earned the nickname “Superhead” in the beginning of her career. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2017
33: Tara Reid & Carson Daly
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Remember in the late 90’s when you would read articles about Tara Reid that had nothing to do with her boob popping out on a red carpet or how drunk she looked leaving a nightclub? Today’s episode focuses on a happier time, and her short but sweet relationship with Mr. Carson Daly. We’ll also spend some time dissecting how Carson became the king of MTV, how TRL was formed and what made it so great.  Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2017
32: Ellen DeGeneres & Anne Heche
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In today’s episode, Troy explores one of the most culturally important relationships in Hollywood history: Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche. He revisits the coming out episode of Ellen’s self-titled ABC sitcom and the important role it plays in American culture. He also peels back the complicated layers of Anne Heche’s dark childhood and the impact it made on her years later. And of course, we’ll discuss August 19, 2000, the day Anne unexpectedly showed up at a woman’s home in Fresno, California where she demanded a shower and claimed to be god sent from a space ship. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2017
31: Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake
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Today Troy is joined by fellow member of the Emotionally Broken Psychos family and cohost of the Realizing Stuff podcast, Ryan Bailey! This weeks discussion focuses on Troy’s arch nemesis, Justin Timberlake and the 4 years he spent with Cameron Diaz. They spend time dissecting Justin Timberlake’s impressive and at times confusing relationship with the media, the highs and lows of Cameron Diaz’s movie career, and how their 8 year age difference played a part in the media’s perception of the couple. They end the episode by running through the theory that Justin cheated on Cameron with another a-list star. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2017
30: Madonna & Sean Penn
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Today’s episode is dedicated to one of the most iconic celebrity relationships in Hollywood history, and honestly, that's why we're giving it to you for free in full! Troy breaks down how a then 26 year old Madonna Ciccone fell in love with a 26 year old Sean Penn. We’ll discuss the tumultuous and sometimes violent 4 years they spent together and how they earned their tabloid nickname, the “Poison Penns.” From gunshots and helicopter take downs at their wedding to the night Sean allegedly tied Madonna to a chair in their Malibu mansion for hours, we cover it all! Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2017
29: Hilary Duff & Joel Madden
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Today we’re taking a look back at that forgotten time in 2004 when a then 16 year old Hilary Duff dated TRL “bad boy” and 25 year old Joel Madden. We’ll discuss the media’s “Pop Princess VS Punk Rocker, odd couple narrative, the very Wilmer and Lindsay way they chose to announce their relationship and the very intentional shade thrown towards Nicole Richie by Hilary after the breakup. We’ll also spend some time dissecting the intricacies of Hilary Duff’s career and how she’s been able to maintain her squeaky clean, Disney Channel image for more than a decade. PS: We also discuss her virginity because what would a conversation about an early 2000’s pop star be without a little virginity talk? Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2017
28: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
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Remember that time (before she was considered a power lesbian) Kristen Stewart broke up a marriage and was involved in one of the most highly publicized affairs in Hollywood history? Today Troy explores the details of the affair and explains why he thinks it was good for her career in the long run. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2017
27: Shania Twain & Mutt Lang
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Get your passports ready because this week we’re taking a trip to Canada! Join Troy and friend of the pod Russ Martin as they break down the 14 year union of Shania Twain and music producer Mutt Lang. They’ll deep dive on Shania’s extremely poor upbringing, the controversy surrounding her heritage at the beginning of her career, and how she and Mutt were able to create and entire genre of music during their time together. They’ll also discuss their now famous cheating scandal and unique spouse swap situation. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2017
26: Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder
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Today, Troy and friend of the pod Christina Laskay journey back in time to the early 90s. They break down the 3-year relationship that helped define an entire generation: the love between Johnny Depp and Winona Rider. They’ll discuss their 10 years age difference, the interesting way they chose to spend their first date, and how this relationship helped shape 90’s culture. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2017
25: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
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In our first official “Part 2” episode, Troy and friend of The Smush Room Shira T Weiss (twitter.com/ShiraWeiss) continue where the left off In Episode 15. We’ll be transitioning from Brad and Jen (“The Golden Couple”) to Brad and Angelina, who you may also know as “Brangalina." We’ll break down the unapologetically messy way they fell in love and how their decade long relationship changed the way we’ll view celebrity culture forever. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2017
24: Taylor Swift & Jake Gyllenhaal
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Prepare for a Smush Room meeting of the minds! Troy and Taylor Swift aficionado, Diana Metzger, go deep on what they both consider to be one of Taylor’s most important relationships to date. They’ll be discussing her short but very relevant fling with Jake Gyllenhaal. The’ll spend some time dissecting the effects this romance had on her career and why it never would’ve worked. They also revisit the time he life her crying in a bathroom on her birthday and how it sparked an entire album’s worth of hit singles. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2017
23: Roseanne Barr & Tom Arnold
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Prepare yourself for one of our weirdest and most interesting episodes yet! Today we’ll be discussing two of americas original tabloid targets, Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold. We’ll break down the marriage, the Star Spangled Banner, Tom’s cheating and how the Roseanne show made her second wealthiest woman in the entertainment business for an entire decade. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2017
22: Farrah Abraham & James Deen - FULL EPISODE!
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A special treat today - we are reairing a *full* episode of The Smush Room! That's right - this week, no interruptions. You get the full episode right here without having to be a Patreon subscriber! Troy and Teen Mom aficionado Liz Bentley do their best to make sense of the "relationship" that was Farrah Abraham and porn star James Deen. They also take some time to explore how James became America's most recognizable but non threatening male porn star. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2017
21: Jennifer Lopez & Sean Combs
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Today, we're deep diving on one of the most iconic and tabloid covered couples from the late 90's: Jennifer Lopez and Sean P Diddy Combs (or Puffy, as he liked to be called in 1999). We'll revisit the infamous nightclub gun shooting, rumors of infidelity and of course, the green dress. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2017
20: Rose McGowan & Marilyn Manson
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Troy deep dives on 90's rocker "it couple" Rose McGowan and Marilyn Manson. He compares their oddly similar "religious cult" childhoods and digs up the messy details of their breakup (involving a handwritten letter from Billy Corgan begging Marilyn to break up with Rose she would ruin his life. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2017
19: Drew Barrymore & Tom Green
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Today's Smush Room is all about "the Chad." By popular request, we'll be discussing Drew Barrymore and her short and often forgotten marriage to the king of early 2000's MTV, Tom Green. We'll explore the strange proposal that left Tom humiliated on SNL and the possible cheating allegations that seemed to slip under the radar after their divorce. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2017
18: Wilmer Valderrama & Mandy Moore
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Today, Troy circles back to one of the many unsavory characters we've discussed in the past here on The Smush Room. He breaks down the 2 year relationship between Mandy Moore and her first love, Wilmer Valderrama. He also spends some time revisiting Mandy's time as an up and coming pop princess in the year 2000. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2017
17: Britney Spears & Columbus Short
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Today, Troy focuses on that often overlooked time in 2003 when Britney Spears dated a married back-up dancer with a child on the way who, believe it or not, wasn't Kevin Federline. The month long relationship between she and Scandal Star Columbus Short. He also spends time revisiting the events in 2003 that he believes led to the darker period of her life. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2017
16: Lady Gaga & Luc Carl
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In today's episode, Troy explores the tumultuous and complicated relationship between Lady Gaga and her "cool Nebraska guy" Luc Carl. He explains the important role he played in the early stages of her career and how his influence took her from Stephanie Germanotta, the coffee shop performer to Lady Gaga, the full-fledged pop superstar. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2017
15: Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston
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Today, Troy is joined by pop culture writer and friend of EBP Shira T. Weiss (twitter.com/ShiraWeiss) to dissect America's chosen "golden couple," Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. They break down how they met, how their relationship set the tone for the 2000's and of course, Angelina. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2017
14: Tinsley Mortimer & Constantine Maroulis
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In today's episode, Troy and fellow Tinsley Mortimer enthusiast Russ Martin (twitter.com/russless) break down her short and very "fake for reality television" relationship with Constantine Maroulis from American Idol. They also give her former reality show "High Society" the deep dive it's deserved for the past 7 years. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2017
13: Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher
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In today's episode of The Smush Room, Troy and Emotionally Broken Psychos father figure Ryan Bailey (twitter.com/ryanbailey25) dissect the culture shifting relationship that was Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. They spend some time piecing together how their strangely blended family came to be and how cheating rumors inevitably tore them apart. They also try and make sense of the important role twitter played in their marriage. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2017
12: Heath Ledger & Mary Kate Olsen
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Make sure you have your tissues ready for today's episode because The Smush Room is taking you on quite the emotional rollercoaster. Troy is joined by OG EBP Maria Marcano for a very special Heath Ledger and Mary Kate Olsen relationship breakdown. They discuss the drug use, the infamous Beatrice Inn and the mysterious phone calls between Mary Kate and Heath's masseuse the day of his death. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2017
11: Rita Ora & Rob Kardashian
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On today's episode Troy and friend of Emotionally Broken Psychos Kara Berry (twitter.com/karabtweets) spend some time focusing on the importance of Rita Ora and Rob Kardashian's relationship and the effect it had on their careers and mental health. They also take turns trying to wrap their heads around Rita Ora's confusing presence in pop culture. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2017
10: Flavor Flav & Brigitte Nielsen
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Today, Troy takes a trip down VH1's "celebreality" lane and dissects Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielsen's strange love. He also breaks down the importance of this relationship and how it affected American pop culture for the following 7 years. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2017
9: Farrah Abraham & James Deen
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It's a Smush Room + Feathers In My Hair mashup! On today's episode, Troy and Teen Mom aficionado Liz Bentley do their best to make sense of the "relationship" that was Farrah Abraham and porn star James Deen. They also take some time to explore how James became America's most recognizable but non threatening male porn star. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2017
8: Scheana Marie & John Mayer
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In today's episode, Troy and pal Diana Metzger pull back the many layers of John Mayer's complex dating history and how it played an integral part in Scheana Marie's early quest for stardom. They also dive into some of the early, pre Vanderpump scandals in Scheana's life. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2017
7: Ashlee Simpson and Wilmer Valderrama
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In the first official guest deep dive of The Smush Room, Troy chats with fellow Ashlee Simpson superfan and friend of the Emotionally Broken Psychos Facebook group, Christina Laskay about Ashlee's short but very important relationship with Wilmer Valderrama. They also spend some time breaking down Wilmer's strangely patterned and problematic dating history. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2017
6: Courtney Stodden & Doug Hutchison
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Troy peels back every strange, hilarious and disturbing layer of the couple we grew to know as "Dourtney." He breaks down how the former child bride met the Green Mile actor and the role her mother played in the marriage. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2017
5: Mischa Barton & Cisco Adler
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Troy tells the story of how a storage unit owned by Paris Hilton resulted in the break up of Mischa Barton and her then boyfriend Cisco Adler. He also deep dives on the highs and lows of Mischa's career and how she went from promising teen soap star to a troubled party girl. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2017
4: Tila Tequila & Casey Johnson
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This week, Troy falls into a MySpace rabbit hole to feature the problematic, but V interesting, Tila Tequila. Troy takes a look back on Tila's rise to fame and her impact on the way we use social media today. He also pulls back the layers on the very short life of heiress Casey Johnson and how Tila was able to weave her way into it. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2017
3: Paris Hilton & Nick Carter
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In episode 3, Troy analyzes the early stages of Paris Hilton's career, and the takes a look inside the brain of the man who made her a star. He also tells the story of how Aaron Carter ended his brother Nick's toxic relationship with Hilton. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2017
2: Lindsay Lohan & Talan Torriero
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This week, Troy takes a deep dive on the much forgotten Hollywood "it girl" era of Lindsay Lohan's career. He breaks down what life was like for LiLo after the release of Mean Girls and how her parents affected her image. Troy tells the story of what led Lindsay to a fling with Talan Torriero and a feud with Kristin Cavallari. Extended episodes are always available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2017
1: Kim Kardashian & Nick Lachey
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In the premier episode of The Smush Room, host Troy McEady(twitter.com/troymceady) tells the story of how an afternoon movie date with Nick Lachey became the starting point for Kim Kardashian's career. Bonus gem: Troy takes a dive on Newlyweds and the intricacies of Nick and Jessica's relationship. While this episode is published here in full to give you a taste of what's to come, going forward our extended episodes are available on the Solid Listen Patreon page (https://patreon.com/solidlisten) under the $1/month reward level - become a supporter today to ensure you never miss a moment of The Smush Room!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2017