We Need to Talk About Britney

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What does it mean to be famous? What about Britney Spears famous? Do you find yourself comparing each moment of your own life to each moment of Britney’s life? Because even if you’ve never shaved your own head while the paparazzi watched from the barbershop window, we’ve all been there. Join writer and actress Jen Zaborowski as she sits down with guests to break down Britney’s life and works all while trying to figure out why Jen’s so obsessed with Britney Spears. Sometimes we just NEED to talk about Britney!

Episode Date
We’re All Pop Stars with Cait Raft

Why should pop stars and famous folks be the only ones to declare creative eras throughout their lives? Cait Raft (host of the new podcast, Hot and Rich) asks Jen this very question while sharing a few of her own eras -  like the year she exclusively wore beige and her latest passion for the color yellow. Plus, Britney and Sam are reunited and they’ve got the partnered workout video to show for it. Let’s talk about Britney! 


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May 14, 2020
I Burnt My Gym Down

No one is better equipped to guide us through quarantine than Britney Spears. She knows what it’s like to keep a safe distance from the general population, she remains positive and strong through every phase of her life and she’s exclusively been working out at home for over ten years. Join Jen, Jeffrey and Theodore Leaf as they celebrate Britney’s graduation from Pop princess to Quarantine Queen. 


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May 07, 2020
The Zone: A Review of the Britney Spears Museum with Bobby Rogers

After Britney canceled her MGM Vegas residency, fans assumed it would be years til’ new Britney anything would make its way to them. That was until The Zone, an immersive Britney Spears fan experience moved into a former Kmart in the heart of Los Angeles. Jen reviews the experience with the help of Jeffrey and talks with a Britney fan and longtime listener, fresh off a flight from Arizona in the parking lot of The Zone. 

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Feb 27, 2020
Britney meets MEGXIT crossover event

A special crossover event with The Alarmist Podcast where Jen and Rebecca decide who is to blame for MEGXIT!

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Jan 30, 2020
Britney’s Smokey Eye with Jared Lipscomb

No pop star has been more committed to a smokey eye than Britney Spears. Whether heading out for a date night or jumping on the back of a jet ski, Britney never forgets to line her eyes. Jen sits down with celebrity makeup artist, Jared Lipscomb to talk Britney’s glam, how it was Britney’s 2007 struggles that took him from fan to stan and what it’s like to paint the faces of the women of Vanderpump Rules.

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Jan 23, 2020
Sneakers and Bikinis with Heather McMahan

Jen and comedian, Heather McMahan agree, it’s a weird time to be a Britney Spears fan. We love Britney’s Instagram posts, but we wonder, is baby girl alright? We fully support her decision to cancel her Vegas show, yet we yearn for the days when Britney was giving us head rolls and high kicks from her Dream Within a Dream era. What’s a 2020 Britney fan to do? Jen and Heather decide to get clear, set intentions and offer realistic solutions for Ms. Spears. Are you there Britney? It’s Jen and Heather. We got you.

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Jan 16, 2020
Britney’s Hair with Theodore Leaf

To ascertain where a woman is in her emotional life, one might start by taking a closer look at her hair. Celebrity Hair Stylist turned Lifestyle Expert, Theodore Leaf does just that in this week’s episode of We Need to Talk About Britney. From lioness locks, to blunt bobs, piecey extensions and her infamous shaved head moment, Theodore walks us through a detailed and chronological look at Britney’s hair journey. And oh what a journey its been.   

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Jan 09, 2020
Lyn Thurman

We all have an inner spirit yearning to take center stage. This week, Jen goes international and brings in the author of one of Britney’s latest reads to help us all release our inner goddess! Lyn Thurman (The Inner Goddess Revolution) joins Jen in the studio to enchant us all. How did her book end up in the hands of one of the world’s biggest pop stars? Was it the universe answering Britney’s call? Let the witching hour commence!

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Nov 20, 2019
Anticipating with Jessica Hartz

Live from New York, it's The Zaborowski Sisters! Jen is joined by her one and only big sister, Jessica Hartz to touch upon Britney's 2001 bop, Anticipating. The sisters cover a lot of ground and they do it all in robes from the Pierre Hotel. From Britney and Jamie Lynn to Jessica's favorite show, Red Table Talk, The Zaborowski Sisters dish in the only way sisters can - quickly and with a whole lotta laughs. 

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Nov 14, 2019
Someday (I Will Understand) with Julianna Guill

Self care, self care, self care. We all need it and deserve it. This week, Jen and actress, Julianna Guill (The Resident, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce) offer a vulnerable and intimate look into pregnancy, postpartum anxiety and Britney’s only solo written record, Someday (I Will Understand).

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Nov 07, 2019
Work Bitch with Molly Lambert

Raise your hand if you want a hot body/ Maserati! It’s time for Jen to break down one of Britney’s biggest writing accomplishments, Work B*tch! Jen brings writer, Molly Lambert along to serve up some sharp opinions on the Britney effect, the conspiracies surrounding her current situation and gets Jen to wonder if Britney is trying to send us hidden messages in her Instagram posts. 

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Oct 31, 2019
The Hook Up with Brittany Ross

It’s a jam-packed session in the studio. Jen is joined by Actress/ Comedian, Brittany Ross to break down a long lost Britney bop, The Hook Up. They also talk Lizzo, dry humping and Meghan Markle - but somehow it always comes back to Britney. 

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Oct 24, 2019
Mona Lisa with Alessandra Torresani

Jen is diving deep into Britney’s treasure trove of songwriting this week and reeling in her unreleased masterpiece, Mona Lisa. To help break down her smile and her eyes, Jen’s got Alessandra Torresani (Caprica, Big Bang Theory) in the studio. Were any of you listening to Kiss FM when Britney played this song for the first (and only) time in 2004? Were you aware that she did a secret tour under the pseudonym M&M? Well Alessandra did and she’s got the receipts! 

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Oct 17, 2019
Mmm Papi with Chrissie Fit

It may be the Fall but it’s summer in the studio! Jen’s taking it back to 2008 breaking down Britney’s low key hit, Mmm Papi with Miami’s very own Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect 2, Teen Beach Movie). 2008 was a big year for Britney with a lot of highs and lows. Writing Mmm Papi is definitely one those highs! 

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Oct 10, 2019
Human Design with Nadia Quinn

Things got deep and trippy on this week's episode of We Need to Talk About Britney when Jen sat down with Nadia Quinn to have Britney's Human Design chart read. One part logical. One part mystical -- Human Design is the latest hippie dippy concept used to understand ourselves and our loved ones in a deeper way. Jen didn't think it was possible but after her talk with Nadia, she feels closer to Britney than ever before. 

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Oct 03, 2019
Just Like Me with Julie Lake

Ever catch your lover cheating? In your bed? And they look like you? Britney has Or, at least she wrote a song about it. Jen breaks down all the rumors surrounding Britney’s Tracy Chapman inspired song, Just Like Me from her album Glory with actress Julie Lake (Orange is the New Black).  

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Sep 26, 2019
Alien with Diablo Cody

It’s only episode 2 and Jen is shooting for the stars! This week she sits down with Academy Award winner, Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) to talk about one of Britney’s - and coincidently Diablo’s - favorite written works, Alien.

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Sep 19, 2019
Everytime with Nikki DeLoach

We all know Britney as a beloved pop star and Mousketeer, but did you know she got to work (bitch!) by writing a lot of her own music? Jen’s kicking off season three by discussing just that with one of Britney’s fellow Mouseketeers, Nikki Deloach (Love & Other Drugs, Awkward). Nikki grew up with Britney and watched her turn into the legend she has become. Did you know they almost formed a girl group together? Iconic!  Welcome back!

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Sep 12, 2019
Britney’s “Me Time” with Ahna O’Reilly and Stephanie Pearl

Jen switches gears from music videos to mental health in the season two finale of We Need to Talk About Britney. Joined by clinical social worker, Stephanie Pearl and actress and novice tarot card reader, Ahna O’Reilly just days after Britney announced her month long stay in a mental health facility, Jen and her guests cover a lot of ground. One thing’s for sure, Britney will only continue to grow STRONGER while she takes some “me time.”

Apr 09, 2019
Me Against the Music with Lindsay Taylor

Has any pop star delivered more show stopping dance breaks than Britney? Jen doesn’t think so and her guest agrees! Jen sits down with professional dancer, Lindsay Taylor to talk about what makes choreography iconic, Los Angeles dance culture (did you know K Fed dated Pink?!) and what it’s like to perform alongside Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl.

Apr 02, 2019
I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman with Lauren Miller Rogen

Y’all know Britney is fearless but she is here to prove it to you in this video. Come hang out with us as Jen sits down with  Lauren Miller Rogen (Like Father, For a Good Time Call) to talk about Brit’s wild helicopter ride. That’s right! A helicopter literally dropped Britney off on the side of a cliff, the director said action and now we have this iconic moment in pop culture. Would you risk death-by-cliff for your art? Well Brit did. And she did it in cowboy boots.

Mar 26, 2019
(You Drive Me) Crazy with Maria Blasucci

Jen’s partying like it’s 1999 this week talking about one of Britney’s first big hits. To help tackle the looks, the dance breaks and the celebrity cameos is Maria Blasucci (Drunk History, Ghost Ghirls)! Listen in as these two wild and crazy gals dig deep into how this video is still affecting today’s pop culture, from that shiny green top to adding parentheses into your song title. It’s cool (we think)!

Mar 12, 2019
Slumber Party with Deanna Cheng

Time to grab your gal pals and fluff your pillows because this week Jen and special guest Deanna Cheng (Heathers, How to Be Less Old) are having a slumber party! So many things to discuss but let’s start with the important stuff… BOYS LOL DUH! Did you know (we are sure you did) that this is the set where Britney met her current boo, Sam Asghari? More importantly have you checked his Insta?

Feb 26, 2019
Lucky with Jeffrey Rizzi and Todd Strauss-Schulson
We all have our romantic daydreams about what our future will be like… right? This week, Jen dives deep into Britney’s very own That’s So Raven moment: the music video for Lucky! Jen explores the dreamy pop fantasy from every angle with Todd Strauss Schulson, director of the the new hit film “Isn’t It Romantic,” as well as WNTTAB producer and future household name, Jeffrey Rizzi. Love is in the air, people! Get into it!
Feb 19, 2019
Toxic and Break The Ice with Danielle Panabaker
Britney Spears is a superhero to us all. But did you know that Britney actually plays out this fantasy in several of her music videos? Listen in as Jen sits down with Killer Frost (The Flash, Supergirl) herself, Danielle Panabaker, to discuss all things Super Britney. Is it easy pretending to be a superhero? And where do all the toxic bad guys go once our heroes are finished with them? *AIR PUNCH*
Feb 12, 2019
Circus with Becca Tobin
Jen chats with Becca Tobin about Britney’s music video for Circus, Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and what it’s like to work with Ryan Murphy.
Feb 05, 2019
Overprotected with Heather McMahan
This week Jen sits down with actress Heather McMahan to talk about Britney’s music video Overprotected but these two end up covering so much more. Like any great meeting of the Britney minds, Jen convinces Heather that there’s true love between Britney and Sam and Heather convinces Jen that Larry Rudolph is a positive force in Britney’s life. Common ground was found!
Jan 29, 2019
Baby One More Time with Lance Bass
We’re back baby! Jen kicks off season two with a bang as she sits down with former teen pop star, Lance Bass to talk about the Baby One More Time music video, what Britney was like at the start of her career, *NYSNC and so much more! If you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic for 1998 - 2002 this is a can’t miss episode.
Jan 22, 2019
Season 2 - Coming Soon
Oops!… she did it again. Jen Zaborowski is back for Season 2 of We Need to Talk About Britney and this time, Jen and guests are talking about Britney’s 42 iconic music videos. The original choreography, the haircuts, the outfits - I mean how did Britney manage to dance in such low cut denim and never flash us her butt crack? This and so much more coming January 22nd on Campfire Media.
Jan 08, 2019
Pretty Girls with Priyanka Mattoo
Even the most loyal of Britney fans don’t really love Britney’s single, Pretty Girls but Jen believes an important and positive shift occurred in Britney during the time this single was released and she NEEDS to talk about it! Priyanka Mattoo’s Pretty Girls essay feels like the cherry on top of the final bonus episode but don’t worry people… Jen’s ready for her sophomore season of WNTTAB and she’s determined for it to make you say, “Oops! Jen did it again!”
Oct 30, 2018
My Prerogative with Brittany Ross
Britney’s puttin’ on a new show y’all and Jen is HERE FOR IT. Jen sets her personal intentions for Britney’s 2019 Vegas show (bring back the original dance routines for the love of Godney!). She also asks listeners if they would meet her in Vegas to celebrate. Would you? All that AND Actress, Brittany Ross wonders if she’s actually Britney Spears in her essay, My Prerogative.
Oct 23, 2018
Dear Diary with Maria Blasucci
On this bonus episode of WNTTAB Jen makes her case as to why Britney should have dinner with Suze Orman and wonders what Britney’s big announcement on the Ellen show could be. A new Vegas show? A new album? Jen also introduces a series of Britney inspired essays recorded and written by some of Jen’s favorite writers and, starting with Maria Blasucci (The Big Ones podcast, Drunk History) dissecting Britney’s classic Dear Diary.
Oct 16, 2018
Battle of The Bands: Britney Spears vs. Jimmy Buffett
On this bonus episode of WNTTAB, Jen joins the guys from the Parrothead podcast for a battle of the bands extravaganza! Can Britney Spears defeat Jimmy Buffett on his own turf? Or does everyone involved walk away with a deeper appreciation for their respective opponent? Plus Jen starts the episode with a quick review of A Star Is Born and recalls her brief yet powerfully moving run-in with Bradley Cooper.
Oct 09, 2018
Glory with Derrick Barry & Alison Brie
Jen did her best to make the season finale a real banger and we think she delivered! She talks with Derrick Barry a.k.a. the #1 Britney Drag Performer AND Actress Alison Brie (G.L.O.W., Mad Men, Community). Jen shares her gratitude for the listeners who called the WNTTAB Hotline and maybe even a voicemail or two. We might be ending season one but now that Jen’s found “her people” she promises that she’s just begun having her fun!
Sep 25, 2018
Britney Jean with Mary Holland
Big feelings, big sisters, church and Vegas! Jen and actress, Mary Holland (Blunt Talk, Veep) breakdown Britney Jean, a.k.a. the album that gave us Work Bitch. Jen shares her backstage Vegas tour experience and asks listeners to help her answer her one burning Britney question…WHO’S STRAWBERRY??
Sep 18, 2018
Femme Fatale with Kayla Ewell & Candice King
Eight episodes in and it’s pretty clear, Jen loves Britney Spears. But did you know she loves the CW series, The Vampire Diaries? Seriously, she never missed an episode. Jen’s joined by two of the show’s stars, Kayla Ewell and Candice King to talk about their new podcast (Directionally Challenged), how fanship can sometimes but rarely turn into friendship and how it sucks when people constantly forget who you are. Did Candice dye her hair bright red back in the day to try and solve this problem? Mayb
Sep 11, 2018
Circus with Tom Lenk
Did you know Shonda Rhimes wrote Britney’s major motion picture, Crossroads? Tom Lenk (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Transparent, Lenk Lewk For Less) didn’t until he sat down with Jen (his reaction to this news really delivers). Join Jen and Tom as they discuss what many refer to as Britney’s comeback album, Circus and what it takes to get Lenk’s “lewks” just right!
Sep 04, 2018
Blackout with Jason Micallef & Annie Mebane
Jen sits down with Heathers showrunner, Jason Micallef and head writer, Annie Mebane to discuss Britney’s darkest hour and by hour we mean her album, Blackout. Are WE responsible for what happened to Britney? Jen blames Justin. Annie agrees. Jason weighs in. We get deep into Breakdown Britney on this episode of We Need To Talk About Britney.
Aug 28, 2018
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative with Casey Wilson
Let’s talk about Britney’s style. Does she have a stylist? What was your favorite Britney look? Suspenders with a crop top gets Jen’s vote! Jen sits down with actress and writer, Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, Marry Me, Gone Girl) to dig into Britney’s greatest hits album, My Prerogative. Casey reminisces about performing to Britney on the streets of NYC in front of her dad while wearing very little clothing and we find out if Casey would ever go barefoot in a gas station bathroom a la Britney 2004.
Aug 21, 2018
In The Zone with Damien Fahey
Do you remember running home to watch TRL? Were you dying to see Britney’s next music video? Jen sits down a guest who was there for it all...like actually there: Former TRL host, Damien Fahey. Jen and Damien talk about Britney concerts on the streets of New York, her transition from Baby Britney to Breakthrough Britney and her fourth album: In the Zone. Plus who could forget the infamous kiss with Madonna? That and more on WNTTAB.
Aug 14, 2018
Britney with Kerris Dorsey
Actress, Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball, Ray Donovan) is twenty-years-old. That’s the same age Britney was when she recorded her third album, Britney (Jen’s favorite album). When it comes to not being a girl, not yet a woman, Kerris has a lot of insight. Listen as Jen and Kerris walk through the album and discuss what it means to have song repeatability and if there’s a Britney for today’s generation. Hey Taylor, Selena and Lorde...we’re talking about you!
Aug 07, 2018
Oops!... I Did It Again with Lauren Morelli
Oops… we did it again on the second episode of We Need to Talk About Britney, Jen and writer/showrunner Lauren Morelli (Orange is the New Black, Tales of the City) bring it back… like all the way back. They talk high school, their matching jeep cherokees, and Jen’s personal hair journey - will the arc of WNTTAB season one be Jen facing her fears and going full Britney blonde?
Jul 31, 2018
Baby One More Time with Mandy Moore
In the first episode of We Need to Talk About Britney, Jen sits down with former teen-pop-star and current super-star-actress, Mandy Moore (This Is Us). How does someone become a teen pop star? Like walk us through it...from meeting producers in the bleachers of a hockey game, to the difference between being famous and being Britney famous. Jen and Mandy Moore get into it!
Jul 24, 2018
Introducing We Need to Talk About Britney
What does it mean to be Britney Spears famous? Do you find yourself comparing each moment of your own life to each moment of Britney’s life? Because even if you’ve never shaved your own head while the paparazzi watched from the barbershop window, we’ve all been there. Join writer and actress, Jen Zaborowski as she sits down with guests to break down Britney’s life and works all while trying to figure out why Jen’s so obsessed with Britney Spears. Sometimes we just NEED to talk about Britney!
Jul 08, 2018