I'm Obsessed With This

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Go dig deeper into the world of The Umbrella Academy on the newest season of Netflix's podcast Behind The Scenes.  Each season explores a new Netflix obsession and talks to the people that brought the show to life, from cast to crew. Previous season include Stranger Things and The Witcher. Listen now to a trailer, then find the season here. 
On the SEASON FINALE of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger chats with the great Lauren Lapkus (@laurenlapkus, The Wrong Missy on Netflix May 13) about the appeal of Gwyneth's Goop Lab  (as well as their shared interest in Animal Crossing), after which he hops on the phone with Trixie Mattel (@TrixieMattel, I Like To Watch on Netflix YouTube now) to talk about the charming and iconic drag queen road movie To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. Both titles are streaming now on Netflix. 
On today's I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer Kim Potts to talk about her brand new book, The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We Are Still Talking About Today  (buy it here), along with a new Netflix documentary series, The Pharmacist. At first glance, the dark story of family, murder, addiction, and corporate greed the polar opposite of The Brady Bunch... though, in a way, it's sort of cut from the same cloth.All episodes of The Pharmacist are streaming now on Netflix.
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes actor, singer, dancer, podcast host, and 2-time guest Kevin McHale (@DruidDude) to discuss the third season of Elite. Sure, McHale loves the show–plenty of us do–but his love turned into an extremely fun cameo in this season. (There will be spoilers, by the way, so be careful!) McHale also chats about the iconic teen show he used to star in, Glee, and reveals a few episodes he loves more now than he did back in the day.Elite (and Glee) are now streaming on Netflix.
On today's episode, host Bobby Finger welcomes Entertainment Weekly Digital Director Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) to the studio to chat about everyone's favorite Canadian sitcom about impossible economies and wigs: Schitt's Creek! Shana (who hosts podcasts about Schitt's Creek) shares the sweet story about how her wife influenced her to watch, and thoughtfully explains why one of the kindest, most good-hearted shows on TV just might be more transgressive than people give it credit for.All episodes (not counting the final season) of Schitt's Creek are now streaming on Netflix!
On today's episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer Tessa Strain (@tessastrain) to discuss a show she reluctantly became obsessed with and has been telling me about for a while now, Penny Dreadful. She explains the hallmarks of gothic fiction, why Penny Dreadful's omnivorousness is so dang appealing, and even coins the term "galoot-core." (If you want to find out what it means, you'll just have to listen.)The episode contains spoilers, of course, and you can watch all three seasons of Penny Dreadful now on Netflix. 
On this week's episode, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer, editor, and co-host of the podcast This Had Oscar Buzz (@Had_Oscar_Buzz), Joe Reid (@joereid), to chat about John Mulaney's Sack Lunch Bunch. Important things: here's a link to the Natasha Lyonne commercial referenced by Joe during the episode, and here's a lyric from my favorite Sack Lunch Bunch song: I hate to make a scene at a restaurant /  But there's only one meal that I ever want / Just noodles with butter and not too much / And they have to be the tube kind or I won't touch.Sack Lunch Bunch is now streaming on Netflix! 
On today's episode, host Bobby Finger chats with Witcher star Joey Batey about his instantly iconic role of Jaskier (the bard), what it's like the be the object of the internet's obsession, how well he can play the lute when the cameras aren't rolling, one of his favorite American TV shows, and provides the teeniest, tiniest of glimpses into The Witcher's next season. The Witcher are streaming now on Netflix. 
On today's episode, host Bobby Finger welcomes Chief Critic at Vanity Fair, Richard Lawson (@rilaws), to the studio to chat about, among other things, his time at this year's Oscars, the Netflix original films Horse Girl and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, what happens when you confuse Boogie Nights with Booty Call, and why Starship Troopers is  one of the best movies added to Netflix this month.
This week on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger chats with TV writer and cohost of Sexy Unique Podcast Carey O'Donnell  (@ecareyo) about everyone's favorite Black Mirror episode about reality television come to life: The Circle!  Then, Bobby talks to one of its stars, Chris Sapphire (@mrchrissaphire) about what it was like living in that house, playing that game, and... speaking to a television for days on end.
On today's episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes comedian and writer for Showtime's Desus & Mero Ziwe Fumudoh (@ziwe) to discuss the second season of everyone's favorite show about extremely good looking terrible people: YOU. They also scroll through Ziwe's Netflix feed to find out everything she's been watching (and not watching) lately, and talk about shows they wish would be brought back from the dead. Check out Ziwe at The Bell House in Brooklyn later this month, and don't forget to watch this classic sketch she wrote for Desus & Mero: Greenest Book.
On today's episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Senior Editor of the Features Desk at Vice.com Kate Dries (@TheSSKate) into the studio to talk about everyone's new favorite new docuseries: Cheer. We love those Navarro cheerleaders like our lives depend on it, but these aren't characters, they're real people. And this fandom is different than, say, one for the people in Bring It On. But wait, there's more!Next up, Bobby chats with two of the Cheer cast members themselves: La'Darius Marshall and Gabi Butler, who share what their experiences with overnight fame has been like, as well as their plans for the future. But it's not over until we hear La'Darius find out a very huge pop star just followed him on Instagram... as it happens.Cheer is now streaming on Netflix.
In today's episode, host Bobby Finger and Christine Friar (@christinefriar) prepare for 2020 by remembering their favorite films and shows on Netflix from 2019. There's a little comedy (like Tiffany Haddish's standup special), a little drama (like The Irishman), a little music (Beyonce's Homecoming), and even a little absurdity (I Think You Should Leave). See you with all new episodes next year!
On today's episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Deputy Editor of The Goods by Vox and Christmas movie expert Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) into the studio to discuss three brand new Netflix original films: A Knight Before Christmas, Holiday In the Wild, and Let It Snow. During their conversation, they discuss when it's appropriate to start watching Christmas content, how the holiday season messes with our brains, and why these films are really just "vibes." A Knight Before Christmas, Holiday In the Wild, and Let It Snow are now streaming on Netflix.
On today's extremely special episode, host Bobby Finger chats with Charli XCX and Emmie Lichtenberg, Executive Producers and co-stars of the Netflix Original Series I'm With the Band: Nasty Cherry. (You might also know Charli because she's... one of the greatest pop stars alive.) They talk about the show's creation, challenges they've faced in the music industry, and why it's been so rewarding to inspire an all-new generation of young people who want to become musicians themselves. Quick warning: the audio in today's episode is far from ideal, as Charli was traveling  for her ongoing global tour, but, honestly, it's always worth listening to what she and Emmie have to say.All episodes of I'm With the Band: Nasty Cherry are now streaming on Netflix.
This week on I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes comedian Anita Flores (@AnitaJewtina) to the studio to chat about Frasier, the show about which she hosts a podcast (called I'm Listening), and The Politician, a show for which she doesn't host a podcast. They talk about why The Politician marks such a fascinating entry in the Ryan Murphy oeuvre, share their excitement over the show's game-changing season finale, and even throw in a little speculation about a potential reboot of TV's favorite show about tossed salads and scrambled eggs. Oh my!All episodes of The Politician's first season  are now streaming on Netflix.  Frasier will be leaving on 12/31, so you'd better catch up now! 
On today's episode, host Bobby Finger welcomes comedian, writer/producer for Desus and Mero on Showtime, and author of the essay collection Nice Try, Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman), into the studio to discuss one of his favorite standup specials, Chelsea Peretti's One of the Greats. He explains what makes the special so, well, special, provides insights into his own process as well as the  comedy scene's ever-changing landscape. He even reveals what his own inevitable special will be called. (Netflix, are you listening?)Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats is now streaming. 
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Wall Street Journal Magazine Digital Editor Myles Tanzer (@mylestanzer) into the studio to discuss what may be Nancy Meyers' masterpiece: Something's Gotta Give, which is now streaming on Netflix in the US.  What makes it a perfect Meyers film? Why is Diane Keaton so well cast? How many false endings does it have?  Are we obsessed with Frances McDormand's character? Did we forget that Keanu Reeves is in it? We answer these (and more) questions during our conversation, which ends with a special game about the film's international titles.Something's Gotta Give is now streaming on Netflix. Watch it. Then watch it again.
This week on I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes co-hosts of the podcast Couples Therapy and actual fiancées Naomi Ekperigin (@blacktress) and Andy Beckerman (@andybeckerman) to talk about a show that unexpectedly made their relationship stronger:  Kakegurui. Yes, it's a show about teenaged compulsive gamblers, but that doesn't mean watching it together can't be romantic! Also discussed, sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth, Mindhunter, and Explained. "Yeah," Naomi says of scrolling through the list of episodes. "I do want to know how animals' minds work!"All episodes of Kakegurui are now streaming on Netflix. 
This week on I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes co-host of Call Your Girlfriend and co-author of the forthcoming book Big Friendship Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) to talk about, among other things, her obsession with the ridiculous and addictive British competition show My Hotter Half! (Pronounced “My Hah-ah Hahf.“) “It’s very important to interrogate beauty ideals and how you feel about yourself relative to all the messaging you’re getting,” Sow says. “It’s definitely going to happen in a competition show.” But... that doesn’t mean we don’t love it anyway. She also explains why she loves Forensic Files, an extremely niche brand of sparkling water, and actress Aïssa Maïga.All episodes of My Hotter Half are now streaming on Netflix. Watch it! But never ask a couple which one they think is the hotter half. It will only lead to a bad time.
On this episode of I'm Obsessed With This, the podcast where we invite a new guest to share their current Netflix obsession every week, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer and I'm Obsessed With This producer Christine Friar (@christinefriar) to explain why she can't get enough of the Netflix original series Diagnosis, based on the NYT Magazine column of the same name. How is this show -- which centers on rare diseases/afflictions, their symptoms, and their treatment -- so comforting, and why might anxious people benefit from its presentation of medical crowdsourcing as, perhaps, one of the greatest things to have ever resulted from the internet? And, finally, why can't every doctor be like Dr. Lisa Sanders?!All episodes of Diagnosis are now streaming on Netflix.
On this week’s episode of I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes comedy writer (currently for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show) Lauren Ashley Smith (@msLAS) to discuss her latest obsession, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, which happens to be the new film adaptation of a previous obsession, Between Two Ferns. They chat about what made the movie so surprisingly delightful (hint: the runtime definitely didn't hurt), our collective thirst for movie quotability, and the current state of the comedy scene. They also play a very special game of Zach, Zack, or Zac.Between Two Ferns: The Movie is now streaming on Netflix!
On this week’s episode of I’m Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes Tobin Low (@tobinlow), co-host and co-managing editor of Nancy, a podcast from WNYC Studios. Tobin spends the bulk of their chat trying to convince Bobby to watch his (and potentially your) Netflix obsession: the Japanese reality show Terrace House. He explains what it is about the show so special in the crowded field of reality television, and why exactly it makes viewers fell all of the best possible feelings.Find out if it worked, and we’ll see you next week with another episode! 
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, Bobby Finger talks to Call Your Girlfriend co-host and author of the forthcoming book Big Friendship, Ann Friedman (@annfriedman), who shares her expert opinion on the new Netflix original film, Tall Girl. As someone who has spent much of her life being the tallest person in the room, Friedman discusses her high school experience (which included "listening to Mazzy Star and Googling height reduction surgery"), reveals how often people comment on her height (Every. Single. Day), and plays a game about -- what else? -- tall girls.As always, avoid the episode if you wish to avoid spoilers. And watch Tall Girl now on Netflix! 
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger talks to actor and artist Spencer Olson (@spencerjohnolson) about his love for the thrilling competition show Blown Away. He explains why he finds the art of glass blowing so exciting, how quickly he watched the first season, and who his favorite contestant was. (Hint: her name starts with D and ends with eborah.) As always, avoid the episode if you wish to avoid spoilers. And catch up on ALL episodes of Blown Away now on Netflix! 
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Podcast Details

Created by
Netflix
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jan 23rd, 2019
Latest Episode
Apr 14th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
48
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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