Displaying episodes 1 - 23 of 23 in total

Ep. 23: PLUR

This week’s episode dissects the formidable cultural impact of music festivals. We discuss the rise and fall of flower crowns, the anglophone influence on boho-chic, the mournful trajectory of Vanessa Hudgens’s life, all culminating in a heated debate about shoe shining and Sugar Bear Hair gummies. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿ Image Board: https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-23-coachella/ Links: Bye Sister https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbMcq3VXmG0 Sleeveless https://www.amazon.com/Sleeveless-Fashion-2011-2019-Semiotext-Native/dp/1635900964 Harmony Korine interviewed by Mark Kelly http://www.harmony-korine.com/paper/int/hk/kelley.html Wikipedia article on Boho-chic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boho-chic

Ep. 22: Mass Bushwick

In this episode, we reflect on our days at warehouse raves, zine fairs, and house shows to bring you a categorical history of Mass Bushwick, a cultural movement that has expanded far beyond its namesake locale. We chronicle its infectious rise through avant-pop stars, meme pages, and fashion editorials; we discuss the methodology of "turning looks" and the high stakes of club kid nightlife; and we offer our advice to those undergoing the transformative effects of the bleached brow/mullet combo. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

Ep. 21: The Muse-ical

In this episode, prompted by Julia Fox's vocal fry soundbite heard around the world, we question what it really means to be a muse. We reflect on the concept's history – recurring characters include toxic gay besties, troubled aristocrat party-girls, and poetic simps of the 19th century – and ponder the future of creative relationships and divine inspiration.

Ep. 20: Dark Suburbia and The Xandemic

Broadcasting live from the Island of the Lost Boys, we bring to you (with humble hearts) a definitive history of the Xandemic period of the 2010s. We discuss the dark underbelly of suburban adolescent malaise, the goblin-hooliganism of Odd Future, the masculine pathologies portrayed in HBO's "Euphoria," and the Benzodiazepinite foundations on which the American suburbs were built... all while dodging real-life bullets in a mysterious Austin parking lot.

Ep. 19: Twee, or "The Gentle Revolution"

On the first episode of this grand and blessed New Year, we reflect on the Twee phenomenon and its controversial yet adorkable revival. We discuss the everlasting omnipresence of the Twee lifestyle, the aesthetic’s anachronistic child-grandma garb, the pursuit of education for leisure, and the benefits of fetishizing physical media. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

Ep. 18: Sugar Cookie Consumerism

In this special holiday episode, we put on our rose-colored glasses and evoke the shopping malls of our youth to identify a saccharine, age-regressive genus of commodity fetishism hereby known as Sugar Cookie Consumerism. Strolling with a metaphorical Cinnabon in hand, we discuss pre-Stories Instagram, the epidemic of teen pregnancy in the 2000s — 2010s, dessert-scented bath and body products, financial illiteracy, One Direction-era Anglophilia, and Victoria’s Secret PINK as the ultimate girlhood brand.

Ep. 17: Russian Bimbocore

This week’s episode is dedicated to the Russian Bimbocore aesthetic. We talk spicy white mob wives, hypergamous living dolls, the eternal multiplicity of ushanka hats, and the wintery liminality of Eastern Europe in the Western imagination.

Ep. 16: Jennifer Body

On this week’s episode, we discuss the social media spectacle of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s whirlwind romance. We analyze the Spiritual Bimbo archetype, dabble in feminism as we reflect on the misogyny of 2000s Hollywood, and consider the timeless appeal of dating a boy in a band.

Ep. 15: Christian Girl Autumn

Happy Fall, y’all! On today’s episode, we discuss the impact of the divisive American female archetype-turned-meme: Christian Girl Autumn. We dive into the domestic coziness of mommy blogging, Target’s neo-hearth-and-home merchandising, growing up in proximity to youth group sex cults, and the infallible glam of crypto-Mormon influencers. Following our spiritual tithes to the reigning queens of fall The Pioneer Woman and Miss Christian Girl Autumn herself, Caitlin Covington, we wage war against Phoebe Bridgers and the notion of ‘spooky season,’ question the efficacy of ‘chosen families,’ forecast Protestant work ethic-chic as the next esoteric aesthetic, and doxx our Starbucks orders. . ⋅ ˚̣- : ✧ : – ⭒ ⊹ ⭒ – : ✧ : -˚̣⋅ .. ⋅ ˚̣- : ✧ : – ⭒ ⊹ ⭒ – : ✧ : -˚̣⋅ .. ⋅ ˚̣- : ✧ : – ⭒ ⊹ ⭒ – : ✧ : -˚̣⋅ . Links: Image references for this episode (essential viewing!!!): https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-15-christian-girl-autumn/ Domestic Cozy by Venkatesh Rao: https://www.ribbonfarm.com/series/domestic-cozy/ Christian Girl Autumn meme explainer: https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/8/14/20804030/christian-girl-autumn-meme-hot-girl-summer-explained Biz’s essays on alt-trad fashion and Godposting: https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/g5b4d9/catholicism-alt-fashion-trend-think-piece https://various-artists.com/godposting/ Caitlin Covington’s blog: https://www.southerncurlsandpearls.com/ The Pioneer Woman: https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/ (she’s on tour rn...)

Ep. 14: Nothing Tastes as Good as Nepotism Feels with Walter Pearce

Surprise nymplets!! Following our exegesis on nepotism babies, we remained haunted by a few unanswered questions… so we decided to seek an expert’s opinion. On today’s episode, we welcome our first ever boy guest: renowned nepo model expert, notorious casting director, and all-around silly rabbit, Walter Pearce! ʕ≧ᴥ≦ʔ

Ep. 13: Nepotism Babies

On today’s episode, we discuss the phenomenal appeal of nepotism. Are Tim Burton vibes so strong that they spiritually transferred themselves onto the Depp family genetic code? Why is Bella Hadid’s botched Aphex Twin realness so transcendently beautiful? Is the biohacked former ugly duckling (Kylie) more resilient than the low-maintenance white girl (Kendall)? These are just a few of the hard-hitting questions we ask during this exegesis of the reluctantly glamorous nepo baby.

Ep. 12: touch my butt and buy me pizza

On this week’s episode, we discuss legendary Tumblr-era thot brand OMIGHTY and the twisted world of text post and t-shirt feminism. We also explore the legacy of seapunk and the scene girl diaspora, the nihilism of 2010s music festival culture, and the cultural gluttony of millennial humor.

Ep. 11: TFW No Vampire GF

Following the Great Nymphet Alumni Hiatus of July 2021, we consider the vampire gf, examining why everyone’s dressing like characters from Twilight and The Vampire Diaries.

Ep. 10: The BBL Effect and the Thotwear Apocalypse

Despite being debilitated by their recent BBL surgeries, Alexi, Biz, and Sam apply their expert analysis to the phenomenon known as The BBL Effect. They discuss the characteristics of e-thottie fashion, parse through the BBL's alarming medical risks, and dread their upcoming recovery process.

Ep. 9: Internet Girl Physiognomy

On this week’s episode, we discuss the new age of Internet girl physiognomy as exemplified by TikTok star/US Navy veteran Bella Poarch. We break down the success of TikTok’s most beautiful and babyfaced, examine cuteness as the next source of geopolitical power, and speculate on Bella’s past (and potential future) as a global military asset. We also discuss... jiggle physics..

Ep. 8: Time for the Olivia Rodrigo Pill

On today's episode, 3 Harvard sociologists discuss state-mandated pop album "Sour" and Olivia Rodrigo's diplomatic reign as wasian princess of the universe

Ep. 7: Hot Girl Summer vs Blob Girl Summer

On this week's episode, we discuss Hot Girl Summer culture and its new reactionary counterpart: Blob Girl Summer... We consider the pros and cons of pandemic-era glow-up culture, call for the revived veneration of homely women in STEM, and give the listeners a look into the fascinating world of Reddit looksmaxxing!

Ep. 6: The Milf-ification of Billie Eilish (Emergency Roundtable)

This week, we host an emergency summit discussing the shocking milf-ification of alt-queen Billie Eilish. We discuss Billie's British Vogue cover as the nail in the coffin for the corset trend, express concerns over the accelerated schoolgirl-to-milf pipeline, and reflect on the sterility of pop-cultural fertility icons.

Ep 5: Notes on Prep

On this week's episode, we analyze the rise of preppy fashion in alternative culture. We track the history of prep from its origin on Ivy League campuses, discuss its varying cultural significance throughout the decades (The Kennedys! Vivienne Westwood! Vampire Weekend! Brandy Melville!), and unpack why a sweater vest and tennis skirt has become the go-to look for Gen Z baddies ...

Ep. 4: Megsuperstarprincess Is Making Blogging Great Again

Megsuperstarprincess, fashion blogger and self-proclaimed Audrey Hepburn of the Lower East Side, joins Nymphet Alumni to discuss her life as an It Girl with a smashed Android and how she's breathing life into the musty corpse of fashion writing.

Ep. 3: The United States vs Rookie Mag

On this week's episode, we discuss the legendary online publication and twee teenage nightmare, Rookie magazine. Founded by ordained gifted kid Tavi Gevinson in 2011, Rookie radicalized a generation of Tumblr-addicted young women into free-bleeding their way through lives, physically and emotionally. We share stories from our self-imposed suffering as misguided teen feminists, discuss the neoliberal obsession with pubescent saviors, speculate on the potential pleasure of trauma, and do recon to figure out whether or not /my sister's boyfriend Fox on his last day of high school/ is still trade.

Ep. 2: Dov Charney's Final Reckoning and the Assassination of American Apparel

For part 2 of our American Apparel series, we forensically* investigate founder and former CEO Dov Charney’s wealth of sexual harassment lawsuits and discuss how they ultimately led to the company’s chaotic implosion in 2015. We consider how this controversy relates to contemporary sexual dynamics and finally answer the question that’s been weighing on our nation’s psyche for over 15 years: Is Dov Charney a schizophrenic genius or a libertarian pervert?

Ep. 1: American Apparel and the Tennis Skirt Industrial Complex

For the international debut of Nymphet Alumni, we discuss American Apparel's epic rise and fall, why it's making a comeback in 2021, Dov Charney's existential horniness, and whether or not we're all massive perverts for being obsessed with tennis skirts.

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