In Retrospect with Susie Banikarim and Jessica Bennett

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Is there a cultural moment from your past that looks different in retrospect? Maybe it’s a scandalous tabloid story seared into your teenage brain or a political punchline that just feels wrong now. It might be a very specific red swimsuit that inspired a decade of plastic surgery (see: “Baywatch”) or the inescapable smell of an entire generation of prepubescent boys (Axe body spray, anyone?). Each week on IN RETROSPECT, Emmy-winning journalist Susie Banikarim and New York Times editor Jessica Bennett revisit a pop culture moment from the 80s and 90s that shaped them — to try to understand what it taught us about the world, and a woman’s place in it.

Talk to us at @inretropod, @susiebnyc and @jessicabennett on Instagram. New episodes each Friday.

Episode Date
Madonna and the Making of a Cultural Icon (Pt 2)
Jun 07, 2024
Madonna And The MTV Moment (Pt 1)
May 31, 2024
What is ‘Girl Culture’?
May 24, 2024
How the Menendez Brothers Became Social Media Stars
May 17, 2024
Jessica Simpson, Monica Lewinsky, and Other Adventures in Journalism
May 10, 2024
Vanessa Williams v Miss America: ‘I Won’t Let That Man Destroy Me’ (Pt 2)
May 03, 2024
Vanessa Williams v Miss America: The Rise and Fall of the First Black Winner (Pt 1)
Apr 26, 2024
Growing Up with Sally Field's 'Not Without My Daughter'
Apr 19, 2024
The Rutgers Women Fight Back (Pt 2)
Apr 12, 2024
Rutgers Women’s Basketball & the Racist Radio Host (Pt 1)
Apr 05, 2024
Can Lip Gloss Teach Us About Friendship?
Mar 29, 2024
What ‘Sassy’ Magazine Meant To 90s Teens
Mar 22, 2024
‘Generation Catalano’ and Your Other Suggestions
Mar 15, 2024
The Hidden History of the MILF
Mar 08, 2024
When Is A Woman ‘Past Her Prime’?
Mar 01, 2024
What ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Taught Us About Ambition
Feb 23, 2024
Gay & Horny Teens on Screen with Emma Seligman
Feb 16, 2024
From ‘Mean Girls’ to ‘Glee,’ a Lesbian Joke Evolves (Pt 2)
Feb 09, 2024
How ‘Golden Girls’ Spawned an Enduring Lesbian Joke (Pt 1)
Feb 01, 2024
We’re Back!
Jan 26, 2024
Sex in the 90s with Emily Nagoski (Bonus episode!)
Jan 23, 2024
Countdown To Christmas!
Dec 22, 2023
Why Didn’t She Scream?
Dec 15, 2023
How the ‘Most Hated Woman in America’ Moves On (Pt 2)
Dec 09, 2023
The Vilification of Robin Givens (Pt 1)
Dec 08, 2023
When the ‘Good Girls’ Revolted
Dec 01, 2023
The Marriage Myth (Pt 2): Who Needs ‘Mr. Right,’ Anyway?
Nov 25, 2023
The Marriage Myth (Pt 1): When Newsweek Struck Panic in Single Women Everywhere
Nov 24, 2023
The Secret Politics of High Heels
Nov 17, 2023
We Regret To Inform You
Nov 10, 2023
‘Long Island Lolita’ (Pt 2): Amy Fisher Tries to Move On
Nov 03, 2023
‘Long Island Lolita’ (Pt 1): Amy Fisher Becomes a Trope
Nov 03, 2023
The Book of Britney Spears
Oct 27, 2023
Smells Like Teen Puberty
Oct 24, 2023
Hot for Teacher (Pt 2): Mary Kay Letourneau Enters the Chat
Oct 20, 2023
Hot for Teacher (Pt 1): Dawson’s Creek’s Weird ‘Romance’
Oct 20, 2023
The Word We Won’t Use on This Show
Oct 13, 2023
Oprah’s Little Red Wagon
Oct 06, 2023
Pamela Anderson & That Iconic Red Swimsuit
Sep 29, 2023
Meet Your Hosts (Hi!)
Sep 21, 2023
A Soap Opera Romance That Started With An Assault
Sep 21, 2023
Introducing: In Retrospect
Sep 14, 2023