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They are flooding your social media outlets and taking the internet by storm. No, they aren’t viruses,* they’re Whos. The world is divided into “Whos” and “Thems,” at least according to my favorite podcast, Who Weekly. In the age of around-the-clock news, there is only so much that can be reported on in the entertainment industry, and Meryl Streep can only do so many things in a day. This has led to the rise of wholebrities, the D-list celebrities jousting for an ounce of spotlight. These are the names you’ve scanned over in the Daily Mail headlines and thought, “Who on earth is that?!” In comes Who Weekly.

According to the podcast, the line between “Whos” and “Thems” is objective depending on who is judging, but there are some universal Thems like Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, and Beyonce. These are the type of people whose major credits you wouldn’t have to describe when talking about them. For instance you would never describe Oprah as, “Oprah Winfrey of the Oprah Winfrey Show and the movie The Butler but it might take you a while to describe Tana Mongeau.

This podcast exists as a map of the Who-niverse, leading you through the complex lives of people you will never need to know about, but are too tantalizing to resist. These are the lives that have become an essential source of happiness in my life, and I’m not the only one. Molly Ben-Hamoo, an AHS senior and avid Who Weekly listener, believes everyone should listen to the podcast.

“I would recommend this to absolutely everyone because this podcast just really gives you energy and it’s just important to have in your life. I think this is a must,” Ben-Hamoo said.

Sophomore Jack Halferty on the other hand didn’t understand many of the jokes because of how unknown the celebrities were.

“I thought it was kind of a bland, boring thing. It talked about a lot of celebrities in it but they weren’t really well known celebrities, they were just kind of like random celebrities you have never heard of before or were in a random thing like two years ago,” Halferty said after listening to Who Weekly for the first time.

Who Weeklys strange world of desperate D-listers has become fans’ favorite escape from the often harsh reality of the world news. The hosts, Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger have inspired me to categorize everything from restaurants to clothing brands  in terms of “Whos” and “Thems”.

I can personally blame Who Weekly for the strange looks I get in public as I hysterically laugh to a serious discussion of Billy Bush’s thick thighs or what is in Piper Perabo’s bag. If you have ever wondered, “hey, what’s Rita Ora up to,” or “is Bella Thorne using good form in her latest instagram,” then I suggest you start listening to Who Weekly.

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