A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Courage, perseverance, and humility are some of the main themes of this pod. Discussions of overcoming challenges, acceptance, sexuality, self esteem and trauma. Friendship is a common theme felt throughout.
Positive Role Models
Numerous famous guests share their challenges and triumphs and offer vulnerability. You'll hear inspiring stories like how Bobby Berk worked hard to become a designer, how Jenna Ortega practiced acting at a young age, and how Lilly Singh worked tirelessly to become the first female host on late night television with A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
The pod has representations of many different people of color and intersectional communities. Host Nava Kavelin is Persian. Several different guests including Lilly Singh who's of Indian Punjabi descent and identifies as bisexual, Jenna Ortega who's Puerto Rican, Bobby Berk who's part of the iconic Fab Five from Queer Eye.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Hosts and guests talk about first crushes, relationships and heartbreak. Discussion of sex and reminiscing about how they learned about sex. One guest talks about losing their virginity at a young age. Penn Badgley talks about his request for fewer sex scenes on his Netflix show You.
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Use of words like "f--k", "s--t" and "ass".
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Products & Purchases
Heavy advertisements throughout each episode.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One guest shares about their family members' addiction to drugs. Some mentions of drinking wine, beer, cocktails.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Podcrushed is a weekly podcast where close friends and co-hosts Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin and Sophie Ansari chat with celebrity guests and reminisce on their adolescence. Topics range from middle school shenanigans to relationships, life goals, and everything in between. The main point of the podcast is to give hosts and guests like Jenna Ortega, Kelly Clarkson, Lilly Singh, Bobby Berk, the space to open up about their tween and teen years and reflect on their growth and perseverance. Some episodes discuss dating, relationships and sex. Sensitive topics like family dynamics, trauma, death and more may be mature for some younger listeners. Families should know there's some explicit language including words like "f--k", "s--t" and "ass".
Is It Any Good?
A fun, heartfelt down to earth podcast that's sure to be relatable for teens and their parents. Podcrushed one of those pods that may have been made for adults to be able to reminisce on the "good ol' days", but also serves as a beautiful opportunity for adults and teens to share, relate and bond. What makes it even more infectious is the bond the hosts have with one another and the fun and easy banter they share with their guests. Although most of the guests are famous celebrities, they become incredibly relatable as they open up about their own childhoods and journey through their tween and teen years. Podcrushed offers nostalgia, camaraderie, humor, and a therapy session all in one nicely produced show.
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