A POP CULTURE DEEP DIVE
Nov. 24, 2021

Culture Journalist Anne Helen Petersen & her Must-Read Newsletter 'Culture Study'


Such a pleasure to have culture writer and author, Anne Helen Petersen, on the show. A former senior writer at Buzzfeed News, she now pens her own newsletter all about the culture that surrounds us, 'Culture Study' on Substack. She's also written several books; Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman; Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation; and coming out on Dec. 7th, Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home.

A prolific writer of pop culture, Anne Helen is a true storyteller that has a very special talent for putting into words things you may be thinking or feeling, but not totally recognizing until you read it in an article she's published. Case in point: Millennials everywhere were nodding  as they read along to her viral article covering Millennial Burnout, which people had so many feelings about, it later became a book!

We cover tons of ground in 60 minutes. Her career and what led to writing her dissertation on celebrity gossip--yes, she is a legit doctor of celebrity (how cool is that!?)  Making the leap from Buzzfeed to Substack and the perks that come with that for readers, her new book coming out on the future of work in a post-covid world, plus we get into some of her noteworthy articles including the Peloton series, What got left out of the LulaRich Documentary, The Subtle Ways Misogyny Surrounds us, and lots more.

As usual we cover Obsessions-- Anne Helen is super into twin influencers the Baylor Twins, and I'm knee deep into Yellowstone. And do I try to pitch a VC Andrews article to Anne Helen? You bet. Special thanks to Anne Helen Petersen for being a guest and her time.

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Helpful links we reference during the show / pop culture homework:

Culture Study on Substack
Peloton Series 
What Got Left Out of LulaRich
The Subtle Look and Overwhelming Feel of Today's Misogyny
How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation
Preorder 'Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home'
The Baylor Twins IG incase you're curious (I was!)