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Be There in Five

Grounded in the topics that distract host Kate Kennedy (entrepreneur, author, pop culture commentator) on a daily basis, Be There in Five explores all facets of popular culture in a thoughtful, analytical, editorialized, and comedic format. Kate covers a wide range of topics reflecting the current zeitgeist, i.e. celebrities, bloggers/influencers, social media, and tv/moves/music, but also focuses on the humor found in reexamining the 90s/00s zeitgeist as an adult, from AIM to Zenon. Whether musing about how so many 24-year-old bloggers have 5 kids and millions of dollars, poking holes in popular self-help gurus advice, deep diving about influencer/social media scandals, or explaining Taylor Swift's clue-dropping marketing strategy, Kate aims to dive into the topics everyone's talking about in chat rooms that don't get represented in newsrooms. (And by chat rooms, she realizes it's not 1999, but it sounded more quippy than online forums and Facebook groups). Beyond the more lighthearted topics, Kate is also a seasoned entrepreneur (of her namesake company Be There in Five) who is honest about her struggles in real-time and invites her listeners along as she, too, is trying to make it as a 30 something living in Chicago. Above all else, Kate started this podcast to champion lovers of pop culture by taking the guilt out of guilty pleasures. By speaking about the zeitgeist in an intelligent, unique, and humorous way, she hopes to assure listeners that these topics have value, contribute to society, and the only naïve people are those who refuse to acknowledge their influence.

info_outline Be Terrible in Five (with Nora McInerny) 12/10/2020
info_outline Destiny's Inner Child 12/03/2020
info_outline Good Will (Bowery) Hunting: Folklore Studio Sessions Deep Dive 11/27/2020
info_outline Under The Microinfluencer (with Carmen Myer) 11/20/2020
info_outline All Too Unwell 11/15/2020
info_outline Are You There God? It's Me, at Target. 11/03/2020
info_outline Kate-lilah #6 (Answering Listener Voicemails, feat. Kelly Kennedy) 10/30/2020
info_outline BONUS: Reality TV + Docuseries Roundup (with Kate Casey) 10/23/2020
info_outline Deep Dive: Cults, NXIVM, and HBO's The Vow 10/23/2020
info_outline Childless Millennial (Part II) 10/16/2020
info_outline Childless Millennial (Part I) 10/09/2020
info_outline PER MY LAST EMAIL 10/02/2020
info_outline Bonus: Harry & Meghan (Finding Freedom Book Review with Merritt Beck) 09/26/2020
info_outline Mormoney, Less Problems 09/24/2020
info_outline Six Pence None The Poorer 09/18/2020
info_outline Have you met Jackie? (with The Bitch Bible's Jackie Schimmel) 09/09/2020
info_outline Contagious Laughter 09/04/2020
info_outline Kate-lilah #5 (Answering Listener Voicemails) 08/27/2020
info_outline It's the berry picking for me 08/21/2020
info_outline Fingertip Lengthy 08/14/2020
info_outline Taylore 08/07/2020
info_outline Bonus: Indian Matchmaking (with Aparna Shewakramani) 07/31/2020
info_outline It's Britney, Beth (Side B) 07/24/2020
info_outline It's Britney, Beth (Side A) 07/24/2020
info_outline Crack an egg on your head, let the yolk run down 07/16/2020
info_outline Housewives & Hollywood (with Garcelle Beauvais) 07/09/2020
info_outline Who Ls, Who Ds, Who Ts Your S?! (New Hamilton Deep Dive) 07/02/2020
info_outline The (Gen) Zequel 06/26/2020
info_outline Kate-lilah #4 (Answering Listener Voicemails) 06/18/2020
info_outline Influence in the Time of Social Injustice (with Jessie Bernhardt) 06/11/2020