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English, Cultural, 1 season, 86 episodes, 3 days, 18 hours, 42 minutes
A podcast about culture and fashion brought to you by three opportunistic one-time nymphets. Find them on Instagram: Alexi @alexineutron Biz @markfisherquotes Sam @bloodgobbler
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Ep. 86: Deadheads and Dark Hippie-ism

In this week's episode, we don our polarized hippie glasses and go back in time to investigate the cultural legacy of the Grateful Dead and all that they represent: psychedelia, Pied Piper figures and their cult-like followings, cross-country motor travel, bootleg merchandising, musical improvisation, and more. We analyze the parallels between the infamous Summer of Love and the summer now upon us, with a special focus on the darksided undercurrents lurking through both. Links: Finding Authenticity in a T-Shirt – The New Yorker (on Online Ceramics) Owsley Stanley's website — The Bear StoryOwsley Stanley: The King of LSD – Rolling StoneThe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, 1968 (full PDF!) Grateful Dead 2015 Chacos collabThe End of Merch – GQ Will the Grateful Dead Live Forever ... Through Merch? – BillboardA Guide to Grateful Dead IconographyHow Fashion Became Obsessed with the Grateful Dead – WSJ Why, in 2018, is Fashion Obsessed with the Grateful Dead Aesthetic? – FashionistaThe Disembodied Body of Marilyn Monroe – Wendy LesserFind exclusive episodes here <3
6/19/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 85: Study Break – Wellness Checks and Eulogies [TEASER]

FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE ON PATREON***In the sophomore edition of our Study Break series, we check in on a few of our cultural prophesies: on the Silly Boy front, we analyze the rise of LEGO-man rap sensation Ian, and on the Alt-Print front, we assess the threat of Katy Perry's new Bushwickified era. We also announce Shiloh Jolie as our nepo baby top draft pick in light of her recent Afrobeat activities, discuss the Frutiger Aero undertones of J. Cole's "Grippy," mourn the disillusion of much-loved brands including Dion Lee, Mara Hoffman, and The Vampire's Wife. Links: Shiloh Jolie Pitt Dancing to AfrobeatNorth West for ERLThe Vampire's Wife Shuts DownMara Hoffman Shuts DownDion Lee Raises AlarmMarc Jacobs - Dear BulliesThe Curious Case of Underselling Arena ToursJ. Cole mixing "Grippy" by the sea
6/11/202415 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 84: Manifesting Media for Montez Press Radio [TEASER]

**FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE ON PATREON**In this very special episode of Nymphet Alumni, we discuss the media of manifesting, past and present. We talk digital dreams, grindset gurus, algorithmic wizardry, and so much more!Part of Lip Sync, a series programmed by Olivia Kan-Sperling that engages forms of speech and writing that invite us to merge seamlessly and intimately with language: where words are full of presence, and work just like magic.Originally Broadcasted on Montez Press Radio  on May 22, 2023Links:Hippie Teens on TikTokBaby Storme on TikTokInternet-related psychosis–a sign of the timesSymbols and Signs by Vladimir NabokovOprah’s Secret: New? Old? Good? Bad?Deception in Computer-Mediated CommunicationThe 12 Universal Laws and How to Practice ThemFAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT by Maya MannShannin Blake on TikTok
6/4/202417 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 83: Eau de Nymphette

In this week's episode, we dive into the magical world of fragrance and its various online factions, from Fragrantica-posting girlbloggers to the designer cologne peddlers of the Manosphere. We discuss celebrity perfumes (including Bella Hadid's mystifying new alchemical elixir, Orebella), historical fragrance zeitgeists, the spectrum of accords from fantastical to hyperrealistic, the looming threat of edgelord aromatic stink bombs, perfume's associations with youth, sexuality, temporality, and language, and more.  Links: Orebella by Bella HadidGen Z Wants to Smell Rich. It's Driving Luxury Fragrance Sales – BloombergFantasy by Britney Spears CommercialAre We in a New Era of the Signature Scent? – Nylon@fragrantnerd on TikTokParadigm Issue 03, featuring Sweat by Paradigm (BTS on Instagram)The Granarchist Scent Revolution: Why "Old Lady" Fragrances are Booming – Suzy NightingaleFragrance Players Enjoy Double-Digit Growth, Driven By Demand For Premium Labels – ForbesBeauty & Wellness Briefing: Fragrance continues stunning growth across an increasingly bifurcated category – GlossySexy Fragrances That Drive Women Nuts – Kevin SamuelsJeremy Fragrance on YouTube@colognefortnite on Instagram, this reel specificallyTeen Boy Inexcusable Evil TikTok Reporting by Funmi MonetWhen Did Teen Boys Get a Nose for $300 Cologne? – New York Times (came out after we recorded lol) Post-Fragrantica Manifesto – Audrey Robinovitz for DirtEat Your Lipstick on SubstackFind exclusive episodes here <3
5/29/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 82: Study Break – Mother Toilet Plumbing Department

This week, we're excited to announce our new episode format, STUDY BREAK, in which we take a hiatus from our usual fact-finding and forecasting to discuss trending topics and events in our orbit (many requested by you, our listeners!). In the inaugural episode of this series, we discuss the miscellany of this year's Met Gala, The Hunger Games saga as perma-reference, the slay mama brainrot of Charli XCX's "360," the spectrum of psychosexuality from YZY Porn to Challengers, blokette Vogue employees, BBL Drizzy, and much, much more. Links:Met Gala Eat the Rich contentBlokette Vogue employeeCharli XCX – 360 (Official Video)Zendaya's Louboutin So KatesDoja Cat and Guram Gvasalia in NYC
5/19/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 81: The Club

In this episode, inspired by the widespread panic surrounding the Death of the Club, we assess the contemporary state of nightlife and the sartorial, musical, and social considerations of the Going Out experience. Drawing from our own fieldwork as well as numerous studies, we discuss bottle girls, pickup artists, natural wine bars, section mindfulness, the infamous events of the TikTok Rizz Party, and much more. TikTok Rizz Party (original)TTRP Lana editTTRP Sylvia Plath editThe Man Who Has Everything: Mark Fisher on Drake’s Nothing Was The Same Venkatesh Rao — The Gervais Principle Millennials vs Gen Z in the club on Reels (lol) Sizing Up The Nightlife: A Study on Status DistinctionWhy Gen Z Gave Up on Clubbing — The TelegraphGen Z and Nightlife Safety — Hunger MagazineGen Z Tell Us What They Think of Millennials’ Party Habits — VICE Boiler Room and Charli XCX Presents: PARTYGIRL
4/23/202430 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 80: The DRKSHDW Desert w/ Rian Phin

In this episode, the hosts are joined by our favorite fashion theorist and Rick Owens collector, Rian Phin, to analyze the recent rise of post-apocalyptic desert drip, inspired by the release of Dune 2. We discuss the different factions of Rick Owens wearers, the influence of Middle Eastern fashion, climate absurdism, exoskeletons, and hero worship in uncertain times. With the insight of our honored guest, we speculate on the battle for fashion futurism and the legacy of the Rick Owens house. Links: Image boardInterview with Dune costume designer Jacqueline West — Vogue Luca Maxim worldbuilding wikiLuca Maxim on TikTokCoperni Futurism — VogueRian Phin on YoutubeRian Phin on TwitterRian Phin on InstagramRian Phin on TikTok 
4/17/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 79: Loner Girl

In this episode, we reflect on what we call the Loner Girl aesthetic, an eccentric style epitomized by the vulnerable yet spunky YA protagonistas of decades past, best accessorized with a messenger bag, sneaker flats, and a starry-eyed disposition. We reinvigorate the teen traumacore literary canon, including the works of John Green and Ellen Hopkins, and discuss its associated social phenomena, mental health themes, and expression through personal style. We also take stock of Manic Pixie Dream Girl discourse and discuss early-career Marc Jacobs, "Banal Eccentricity" at Prada, the forgotten appeal of eggplant purple, and our own personal thirteenth reasons ...Links: Image board Thirteen Reasons Why book cover stylingRelated aesthetics on CARI: Hipness Purgatory, Corporate GrungeWhen Miuccia Prada Invented Ugly Chic – NSS Mag (Prada S/S 1996)Marc Jacobs Fall 2005 RTWYour Fave is Problematic: John GreenThe Teen Whisperer (John Green 2014 New Yorker profile)Why John Green Likes Writing for Teenagers (2019 NYT interview) John Green and his Manic Pixie Dream Girls – LA Review of Books Mori-kei – Japanese Fashion Wiki Find exclusive episodes here <3
4/9/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 78: The Alt-Print [TEASER]

Full Episode Available on Patreon <3In this exclusive episode, we discuss a litany of misguided rebrand attempts, interrogating the dogwhistles of Gen Z bizarro cash-grab styling. Inspired by the ignominy of Camila Cabello's new "era," we unpack the major influences behind alternative rebrands, from Myspace celebrities to the visual identity of PC music. We investigate the authenticity crisis, the definition of hyperpop, being niche gay famous, the digital camera and camcorder renaissance, and more! Links: Image boardCamila Cabello for PAPER Magazine (came out after we recorded LOL)Call Me Back by James CharlesCharlotte Rutherford PhotographyTrisha Paytas shot by Alyssa KazewAyesha Erotica Twitter RantThe Media's Succession ObsessionTara Yummy's 1 Million Subs Party
3/26/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 77: Sephora Dysmorphia w/ Jessica DeFino

In this episode, we conduct a meeting of the minds with brilliant wordsmith and beauty industry critic Jessica Defino. Together with Jessica, we embark on an impossible journey of cosmetic ethical dilemmas, unpacking the undulating discourses of makeup and skincare. Tune in as we ask questions that keep us up at night: are Sephora Tweens canaries in the coal mine of disintegrating self-esteem? Can the age of the multi-hyphenate sustain the explosion of celebrity beauty brands? Is self-actualization possible in a minefield of appearance optimization? Why is there such a thing as baby skincare? Read Jessica’s Work:Jessica’s WebsiteThe Unpublishable – SubstackAsk Ugly – The GuardianLinks:Sephora TweensISAMAYA 2016 Makeup Nostalgia Tarte Brand Trip Controversy  A Guide to Every Celebrity Beauty Brand
3/19/20241 hour, 58 seconds
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Ep. 76: Get Silly

This week, we address the critical levels of silliness we've detected in today's culture, from the debut of Drake's adorable alter ego Anita Max Wynn to the rise of cute-forward hypewear. We theorize as to why silly ass white boys are suddenly doing dances in crews, rediscover the influence of mid-2000s ringtone rap, and canonize a new generation of digital Merry Pranksters, including Joeyy, the Laundry Day boys, Sexyy Red, and others. Links: Image boardThe birth of Anita Max WynnEvanDaGreat, Maxevasi0n, Laundry DayJerseyyJoe, Hugo Hilaire, That's My DawgZack Bia and Yeat getting sillyWhite guys dancing to afrobeatsChief Keef style on TikTok: one, two, three, four, five, six"Narcofashion" Polo trend in MexicoPlayboi Carti Is in His Hello Kitty Era on “EvilJ0rdan” – HypebeastAnonymous Club by Shayne Oliver Resort 2024 – Vogue RunwayCreature WorldBustaMove StoreKerwin Frost x McDonalds MerchTisaKorean silly merch also McDonalds Sprite song and Soulja Boy tribute? Dirty Decade: Rap Music and the U.S. South 1997–2007 – Matt Miller in Southern Spaces'Laffy Taffy': So Light, So Sugary, So Downloadable – New York Times, 2006Rondell Conway snap rap cover story for Vibe magazine, June 2006Hurrikane on TikTok, Y2K Dallas style in Brazil, Dallas boogie style (2009)  9 ways Soulja Boy revolutionized today's hip hop culture – RevoltNettspend on Know Your MemeTimothee Chalamet's digital footprintGlorb – The Bottom 2 (Official Music Video) (SpongeBob AI rap?) 
3/11/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 75: LA Vibes w/ Ky Newman [TEASER]

Full Episode Available on Patreon <3In search of the zeitgeist, we make our way out west to discover the spirit of Los Angeles and its enigmatic hold on our collective imagination. We analyze its patchwork urbanism, its thrilling eroticism, and its enduring associations with novelty, maximalism, and existential dread. From midcentury novelists to Y2K socialites to nouveau riche influencers of the 2010s, we draw upon a wealth of references to make sense of the city's cultural milieu and distinctive sartorial character. BONUS: Ky Newman of Emergency Intercom joins us as an expert witness to discuss the reality of the LA content creator lifestyle, the future of influencing, and the city's fashion landscape.  Links: [Subscribe on Patreon for full LA Bibliography Masterlist!!!]  Image boardEmergency Intercom Ky Newman on YouTubeKy Newman on Instagram
3/1/202420 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 74: Art Hoes

In this episode, we open up the yellow Kanken of history and unpack one of the most influential archetypes of the 2010s: the art hoe. We rediscover the work of the Art Hoe Collective, revisit the Tumblr art historical canon from Matisse's cutouts to Van Gogh's sunflowers, and trace the aesthetic's propagation through musicians like Mac Demarco and Tyler the Creator. We also discuss the forms in which art hoeism lives on today, from TikTok's indie teens to zillennial art world professionals.  Links:Image board Art Hoe Collective in the Dazed 100#Arthoe: the teens who kickstarted a feminist art movement – The GuardianAmandla Stenberg: Don't Cash Crop on my CornrowsRex Orange County - Loving is Easy [Official Video]Claud - Wish You Were Gay [Official Video]
2/22/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 73: The Trial of the Theater Kid

This week, we investigate the recent destigmatization of theater kid energy and its resurgence in mass culture, from musical-movie adaptations to the irresistible charms of improv-trained comedians. We discuss the peak of the NBC fandom, the timelessness of "difficult" leading ladies, star factories such as SNL and NYU Tisch, the ineffability of theatrical sexuality, the rise of craft and tryhardism, and more.  Links:Image board Renee Rapp on Call Her DaddySNL 1975 (upcoming SNL movie)Ariana Grande - yes, and? (Official Music Video) Audio-Visual Cocktail Party by Steven Phillips-Horst for Spike Magazine (on late night shows) Paloma Diamond is Winning Awards Season – VulturePower Bottoms: The NYU classmates behind the year’s most delightfully dumb comedy – VultureNYU brainstorming sesh for BottomsTina Fey clip that came out after we recorded this episode?! Find exclusive episodes here <3
2/13/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 72: Maison Margiela Couture Spring 2024 (Emergency Roundtable) [TEASER]

Full Episode Available on Patreon <3In this emergency roundtable, we drop everything to take a walk through the streets of Paris with John Galliano, discussing the viral Margiela show that brought on a fashioncore love surge the likes of which the world has seldom seen before. We talk about the broken down babydoll effect, the emerging field of cosmetic forensics, our love for steampunk, the body shop, fashion hunchbacks, merkinis, early career Adele, despair, theatricality, and more. We celebrate the termination of the "Year of the Girl," and herald the arrival of the "Year of the Lady" ... and the Tramp.  Links:Maison Margiela Spring 2024 Couture – Vogue RunwayMaison Margiela Artisanal Collection 2024 – Full Show on YouTubeMaison Margiela’s Couture Collection Will Go Down in Fashion History – Cathy Horyn for The CutOsman Ahmed's Instagram CaptionInterview with Luc Bruyère
2/1/202414 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 71: Welcome to Mogwarts

To mog, or not to mog ... This week, we take a trip to the Mogwarts School of Profound Self-Improvement to check in on the next generation of looksmaxxers and their charismatic leader, Kareem Shami. We discuss key figures of the male beauty pantheon—male models Jordan Barrett, Chico Lachowski, and Sean O'Pry— and discover what they represent to young men today. We also dive into the dark history of looksmaxxing, from the Legend of Zyzz to the alleged crimes of orthotropic madman Dr. Mike Mew. Links:Image boardYoung Men Seek Answers to an Age-Old Question: How to Be Hot – New York Times Mogwarts Official WebsiteKareem Shami aka @syrianpsycho on TikTokInside Jordan Barrett And Fernando Casablancas’s Celebration Of Love In Ibiza – VogueDr. Mike Mew Tribunal – The GuardianMore Dr. Mew evidence – BBCMikhaila Peterson interview with Dr. Mike MewWeston A. Price research overview (see "Our Children" section) The Legend of Zyzz video essay"full looksmaxxing playist" on YouTubeFind exclusive episodes here <3
1/29/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 70: The Mormon Culture Report

In our first episode of the new year, we discuss the infiltration of Mormon culture into the online mainstream, from the highly engaging TikToks of Nara Smith to the reign of the Stanley Cup and the alchemical innovations that fill them. Why are there so many Mormon influencers? Since when do Mormons have kind of cool style? How is Lucky Blue Smith eating so much every day? We dive into snarky subreddits, genealogical archives, and obscure theological sources to bring you the answers; Sam also introduces her Class to Crass spectrum to make sense of Mormon content.  Links: Image boardNara Smith on TikTokTaylor Frankie Paul on TikTokWhy So Many of Your Favorite Beauty Personalities Are Mormon – AllureInfluencer culture and LDS theology – The Christian CenturyPolygamy Chic TumblrFLDS Hair TutorialPolygamist Hair – Huffington PostEx-Mormon SubredditIdentify pioneer principles, apply them in modern times – LDS Church NewsPioneer Principles: Your Heritage – Latter-Day SopranoMormon history in the pioneer age: the mob assassination of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Wars, Brigham Young's wagon trainMormonism and the color white – LDSLivingThe Granite Mountain Records Vault in Salt Lake CityBuilding Mormonism: History and Controversy in the Architecture of the Latter-day Saints – Art in AmericaMormonism, Empathy, and Aesthetics – Beholding the BodyToward a Mormon Aesthetic – Brigham Young UniversityRational Faiths: Keeping Mormonism Weird
1/23/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 69: The 2023 Nymphies Awards [TEASER]

Full Episode Available on Patreon <3Welcome to the Nymphies! In this inaugural ceremony, we honor 2023's greatest achievements in fashion and culture with awards from us at the Nymphet Alumni Academy of Arts and Sciences, including categories such as Biggest Fashion Faux Pas, Most Camp, and Best "Core," and culminating in the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. We offer exclusive access to our careful deliberation process, which features extended discussions of Chris Pine's street style, tooth gems, eco-terrorism, Keith Lee, and more.
12/30/202320 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 68: TikTok Shop

This week, we investigate the emergence of TikTok Shop, exploring its bizarre interface and offerings as representative of a new era of e-commerce and consumer psychology. We discuss the redefinition of the “small business,” the vulgarity of commerce as content, and strategies of pathological guerilla marketing. We also take a stroll through the Shop ourselves to observe the “gyatt pajamas,” chamoy pickle kits, and pheromone oils that are sweeping the nation. TikTok’s official Shop press releaseTikTok Shop in the New York TimesChamoy pickle kit explainerDr. Candice Lin on Zheng XiangxiangFV Makeup foundation videosChina Too Cool: Vernacular Innovations and Aesthetic Discontinuity of China – Yijing ZhouUX in China: More Is More, Super Apps, and Community - Yuan Qing Lim (Config 2022)Livestream Shopping Is Not Going to Take Over E-Commerce – ForbesTwitter as a Payment Processor – Financial TimesIndonesia’s TikTok Shop Ban – Financial TimesTeens Selling on TikTok Shop – NBC, Financial TimesTikTok Shop’s Snail Mucin Dupe Problem – Wired 
12/19/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 67: The Christmas Spirit

Ho ho ho!! We Three Queens arrive to you with our hearts full of cheer and our sleigh stocked with the greatest gift of all … knowledge!! In our very first Christmas special, we discuss the visual language of the holiday season, from the scourge of minimalist Christmas decor to the history of department store spectacles. Joined by ghosts of Christmas Past, including the original Coca-Cola-sanctioned Santa Claus, Thomas Kinkade, and Jack Skellington, we also make our predictions for theoretical Christmas aesthetics to come. Image boardKim Kardashian’s Minimalist Christmas DecorMinimalist Nativity SetsThomas Kinkade’s Christmas ArtJoan Didion on Thomas KinkadeA History of the Department Store – BBCHistory of Christmas CatalogsSanta’s New York Roots – NYPLChristmas Drawings for the Human Race (1890) – Thomas NastHaddon Sundblom and the Coca-Cola SantasWhy Hollywood films, Christmas music and jazz are so intertwined – Jazz FMBrenda Lee’s Comeback – New York TimesVogue’s Christmas Archive
12/12/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 66: Uncanny Valley Girl [TEASER]

Subscribe to our Patreon for the full episode <3This week, we snap into our intellectual spring-lock suits and analyze the phenomenon of creepycore internet media, discussing digital horrors that have us shaking in our boots. Tune in to hear how FNAF falls into the tradition of Victorian storytelling, what creepypastas tell us about the participation gap, how iceberg-style consumption has changed the media landscape, and more!  Links:“The Troubles of the Automaton” by Clementine BlackThe Participation GapCreepypasta Wiki The Laws of Lorecore by Shumar BasarKid’s Stuff in Contemporary HorrorThe Uncanny Valley by Marisho MoriPerpetual Mismatch TheoryConfigural Processing TheoryUncanny Valley Makeup TrendSerbian Dancing Lady TrendOpposite Features Makeup TikTok
11/28/202315 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 65: Harley Davidson Harlot

In this episode, we expand on the edgy, high-octane aesthetic of the Harley Davidson Harlot. From the checkerboard-and-flames motif of the 2010s to the 2020 revival of Diesel under Glenn Martens to Kylie Jenner's new clothing venture Khy, we chronicle fashion's obsession with all things moto-inspired ... and evaluate the dystopian implications of this petrochemical path. On this journey, we encounter Che Guevera and Julia Fox, uniform fetishism, the BP oil spill, Global South cyberpunk, and much more. Links:Image boardKhy by Kylie JennerBetsy Johnson's Khy callout postsMotorbike culture in the Global South: Vietnam, Brazil, KenyaThe Importance of the African Motorcycle in ArtKim Kardashian in Chrome Hearts How Glenn Martens Saved Diesel from its Midlife CrisisDiesel's Daily African print campaign (2001)An Incomplete History of the Akira Bike SlideApple's Mother Nature report starring Octavia SpencerAzealia Banks' Yeezy Modular Survival KitPrix WorkshopFind exclusive episodes here <3
11/24/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 64: Country Girls Vol. 2 w/ Caroline Gnagy, Kevin Fontenot, and Texas Overture

In the second installment of this two-part episode special, we set about the path of high cotton heaven, tracing the waves of country influence upon the modern. We discuss Bella Hadid’s rough-handed cow-beau, Gram Parsons' trustafarian tragedy, the poetics of agricultural science, Lucchesse’s Sufjan Stevens moment, and more! Plus: we expand our red-dirt horizons with the help of two world-renowned country music experts, Kevin Fontenot and Caroline Gnagy, wrapping up the episode with a special dispatch from the Texas Overture HQ. Listen to our playlist here <3Extended interview with Kevin and Caroline is available on our Patreon <3Image Board Links:Texas Overture Caroline Gnagy’s WebsiteGoin’ Hillbilly Nuts: Fashion Culture and Visual Style in Country Music by Caroline Gnagy ( link)Louisiana Women by Kevin FontenotAccordions, Fiddles, Two Step & Swing: A Cajun Music Reader by Kevin FontenotDon’t Get Above Your Raisin’ by Bill C. MaloneHow the West Was Worn by Holly George WarrenThe Mind of the South by WJ CashThe Battle for the Heart of the Great American Nudie Suit | GQFFA Tik TokPoor Little Rich Boy - Chicago ReaderJody Rosen on the Rise of Bro Country
11/21/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 63: Country Girls Vol. 1 [TEASER]

Subscribe to our Patreon to hear the full episode <3Howdy, listeners! In the first installment of this two-part episode special, we three Southern belles brace ourselves for the incoming wave of country music revival. From Tyler Childers to Jelly Roll, and Lana Del Rey to Morgan Wallen, we track the aesthetic inclinations of Southern living in the post-bro country era. We talk Tik Tok cowboys, buttered biscuits, nudie suits, cosmic cowgirls, Nashville bridal showers, and more!Links:Image BoardLana Del Rey Waffle House ShenanigansCosmic Cowboy HistoryLinedance to S&MChreesh Cowboy DanceNudie Cohn
11/1/20231 minute, 22 seconds
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Ep. 62: Thanksgiving

In this week's episode, we ring in the upcoming Thanksgiving season and its assorted fashion implications, from the domestic humiliation of living room glam to the mercantile hysteria of Black Friday shopping. Does the donning of brown leather subliminally evoke the turkey and/or football? How does Thanksgiving day become a social minefield of gendered and generational tensions? We also reflect on the visual monoculture of Thanksgiving Americana— Charlie Brown, Norman Rockwell, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade— and the genealogy of the boot known as the "Pilgrim Stepper." Links:Image boardThe Pilgrim Stepper memeIconic Macy's Thansgiving Parade momentsMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wiki Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamationEli Roth's Thanksgiving trailer (2023)Eli Roth's fake Thanksgiving trailer (2017) Pilgrim style on the runway – VogueFind exclusive episodes here <3
10/31/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 61: Getting Hench w/Sarah Herse

This week, we’re joined by fitness expert and Flexin’ Texan Sarah Herse! We discuss the worlds of fitness influencing and bodybuilding, getting strong as a means of embodiment and developing agency, and the evolution of the fitness market from the yoga pants armageddon of the 2010s to today’s athleisure landscape and the extreme visual language of pre-workout and protein products. Plus, we discuss Jack Antonoff’s jock theory, the complexities of being a woman in fitness, and Sarah tells us about her own journey from NYU student/peak-indie sleaze American Apparel employee to pro-bodybuilder, powerlifter and crossfitter!Download the Sarah Herse app: Sarah: Links:“Against Ordinary Language: The Language of the Body” Kathy Acker"Against Exercise" by Mark Greif “Body Work” by Barbara Ehrenrich “The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding” by Arnold Schwarzenegger Jack Antonoff by Shaad D'Souza for The FaceListen to exclusive episodes here <3
10/20/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 60: Shoe Diva

In this episode, we celebrate one of the great and glamorous muses of the early 21st century: the Shoe Diva! We discuss the importance of being 40, the ineffable poetry of Hallmark greeting cards, the death of suburban representation, and the boozy decadence of American motherhood. We conclude that you should never resist the urge to put cucumbers on your eyes, make the crosswalk your runway with ten shopping bags in arm, "ACK!" like Cathy, and have "a naughty little treat" etc. Image BoardLinks:Shoe Diva, Aesthetics Wiki“The Cheeky ‘Wine Mom’ Trope Isn’t Just Dumb. It’s Dangerous”, Washington Post Sass Gallery by Alece BirnbachCathy by Cathy GuisewiteShoe Diva Aesthetic Facebook PageJames Cerne’s Brilliant Ode to Shoe DivasEnter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman by Brooke HauserChick LitCari.Institute
10/1/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 59: New York is NUTS [TEASER]

In this Patreon exclusive, we three podcastresses embark on an experimental journey into the world of live event recording. Graciously sponsored by NUTS, a new fashion publication by Richard Turley, we spend hours circling through a variety of eccentric guests: veritable style icons, industrious businesswomen, editorial masterminds, friends both old and new. We ask hard-hitting questions, ponder the meaning of life, distribute candy, correctly identify the members of the Antwerp Six (finally), all under the scrutiny of a live audience. Listen to the full episode on Patreon <3Isabelle Rea, 00:00-08:45Mika Kol, 10:39-20:15Violet Handforth, 20:20-26:43Alex Hodor Lee, 26:45-42:40Perla Haney-Jardine, 42:45-1:21:00Richard Turley, 1:21:51-1:34:20
9/30/20231 minute, 42 seconds
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Ep. 58: Fashion Intellectualism w/ Avery Trufelman

In this very special episode, we meet the doyenne of fashion podcasting, the honorable Avery Trufelman, and discuss the rise of fashion history and analysis as content. We talk about brands as journalistic outlets, World's Fair modernism, the abundance mentality of the Internet, the slutty librarian look, and more!Articles of Interest by Avery TruflemanTerry Nguyen on "thought-fluencing" for VoxThe Meaning of Ryanair – Dublin Review of BooksGem.AppVictorian Hair JewelryLouis Armstrong House Virtual ExhibitOn Photography by Susan SontagThe Fashion System by Rolan BarthesEvery Company is a Media Company by Tom ForemskiSpecial thanks to Max @windy.500 for producing this episode!
9/27/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 57: The Dandysode

This week, we discuss the great mascot of modernism and one of our personal favorite archetypes: the dandy. We reflect on dandy theory from Baudelaire to Baudrillard and investigate the roots of dandyism as a reaction to “the great masculine renunciation” of the Age of Revolutions. We mourn tragic dandies past and honor their self-sacrifices at the altar of decadence, and we speculate on 21st century dandyism and its expressions online— and Sam shares her michelada recipe!Links:The Dandy, from The Painter of Modern Life by Charles BaudelaireIn Praise of Cosmetics, from The Painter of Modern Life by Charles BaudelaireSimulacra and Simulations by Jean BaudrillardThe Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt by Albert CamusBeau Brummel and English Dandymania – National GeographicGreat Moments in Dandyism – The CutParis Fashion: A Cultural History by Valerie SteeleDandyism and women’s fashion in the 1980s – The GuardianEdward Preble on Tik TokEthan Wong on InstagramMexican street corn devilled eggs Instagram recipe
8/29/20231 hour, 24 seconds
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Ep. 56: Eurodance

This week, we’re bopping our heads through the last weeks of summer— to the tune of Eurodance! We reflect on the high BPM European dance music that soundtracked the ‘90s and 2000s, from hits like “Barbie Girl” and “I’m Blue” to CGI-characters-turned-chart-toppers like Gummibär and Crazy Frog. We discuss the controversy around Sweden’s supremacy in music production, Eurodance aesthetics as a blueprint for Mass Bushwick, the Euro-exoticism of Albanian pop stars, and more.Links:Image board 'Why Don't We All Go Bonkers?' – The Rise and Fall of Happy HardcoreSNAP! – Rhythm is a Dancer Albanian pop star conspiracy Twitter threadGreen Day’s Anti-Sweden billboardFlat Pack Pop: Sweden’s Music Miracle – BBC Why Backstreet Boys 'I Want It That Way' Lyrics Are so ConfusingThe Soviet Spy Who Invented the First Major Electronic Instrument – Smithsonian Magazine  Planet of the Bass Official Music VideoThe Eurodance EncyclopediaFreestyle Disco Dancing Championship
8/21/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 55: Text-to-Clothes [TEASER]

Subscribe on Patreon to hear the full episode <3In this episode, we discuss the past, present, and future of one timeless category of T-shirt design: the BOLD STATEMENT TEE. From Katharine Hamnett and House of Holland to Anna Bolina and Jaded London, we decode the social and political bygones permanently etched onto masses of XL blanks. We talk human billboards, wearing your Instagram caption on your sleeve, truism thirst traps, dropshipping scandals, and more! Links:Image boardKatharine Hamnett profile - The GuardianWham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go MVQueen’s 1985 Rock in Rio performanceAnna Bolina Interview - i-DAnna Bolina knockoffs calloutstomach of your dead soulmateHouse of Holland’s 10th Anniversary - Harper’s BazaarHenry Holland’s DIY Tutorial - Teen VogueJaded London Tik Tok adJaded London’s graphic teesOGBFF profile - Fashionista
8/14/202348 seconds
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Ep. 54: French Girl Style

Following the passing of icon of effortlessness and honorary Frenchwoman Jane Birkin, we examine the mythology of the French girl — from the culture of chic aphorisms that surround her (Don’t be afraid of aging! Wear a black bra under your white blouse!), her philosophy as a form of IDGAF-ism, and how the most beloved representatives of French style aren't even French at all. Plús, we discuss Franco-American relations, the French girl digital media microeconomy, the subtle art of the basket bag and... le goûter!! Links:Image boardHow to be Parisian Wherever You Are (full book!)Alexa Chung's farewell to Jane BirkinSixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France But Not the FrenchBringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (NYT review)Seducing the French: The Dilemma of Americanization by Richard KuiselThe French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power by Richard KuiselJane Birkin Vogue France interview (2018) Language policy in France"Fashion Foreplay" by Holly Brubach (NYT on French dating profiles in 1995)Find exclusive episodes here <3
7/31/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 53: Bond Girl Summer w/ Iona & Caroline Munro

In this week’s episode, we three devise a plot to revive one of the most iconic female archetypes in Western culture: the Bond Girl! We discuss the merits of a tropical, action-packed lifestyle, debate the gendered impact of the James Bond franchise, and unpack the taxonomy of the bikini marketplace, all while conferring with actual Bond Girl Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me) and her lovely daughter Iona Munro. Links:Caroline Munro’s FilmographyBond Girls: Body, Fashion, and Gender by Monica GermanaDaddy, or The Death of Fantasy by Sam KrissFemininity, Seriality, and Collectivity: Rethinking the Bond GirlGrowing up a Bond Girl Follow Iona on Instagram!Image Board:
7/30/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 52: Broquette 2 w/ Naomi [TEASER]

Subscribe on Patreon for the full episode :)The Broquette saga continues as we enlist the help of world-renowned Broquette expert and veritable style icon Naomi. We discuss Barbour lifetime guarantees as a metaphor for privilege, joggers as the death of Southern frat boy culture, and viral PowerPoint presentations about sorority girl sexcapades, all while Naomi recounts her Greek life experiences at Duke University during the dog days of Bro culture. Links:Karen Owen Sex ScandalKaren Owen PowerPointKorean “High Teen” aestheticSorority Freak-Out EmailAmericancoreFollow Naomi on Instagram !
7/18/20231 minute, 29 seconds
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Ep. 51: Broquette

In this ambitious follow-up to last year's viral Blokette episode, we hereby announce the second coming of sporty-cute style: Broquette, an All-American, booze-soaked celebration of athleticism, youth, and hedonism. We chart the rise and fall of Bro culture and explain how Bros invented the media landscape of the Internet as we know it. Through discussions of white rappers, boat shoes, Greek life, and more, we predict that sleaze is on the decline and raunch is on its way back up. Links: Thousands of College Kids Paid to Work for a Viral Party Kingpin. What Could Go Wrong? - The New York TimesHow to trick people into thinking you're good looking - Jenna MarblesI Love College - Asher RothJordan Belfort - Wes Walker feat. DylDude, Here's My Book - The New York TimesThe Four Basic Aspects of Being a Bro - NPRAll ERL Collections - Vogue RunwayThe Label Giving Prep a Saucy Makeover - Vogue (Raimundo Langlois profile)The Rise of the Portmanbro - Oxford Dictionaries
7/1/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 50: Fashioncore [TEASER]

Subscribe to our Patreon to hear the full episode!What do skinny vanilla lattes, cheese cubes, and dodgy tattoos of Chanel logos have in common? They’re all fashioncore, darling! For the 50th episode of Nymphet Alumni, we summon the spirit of fashion itself — 𝓯𝓪𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓬𝓸𝓻𝓮 — first coined by none other than Megsuperstarprincess during her 2021 podcast appearance. Armed with a lifetime of vocal fry and metaphorical martinis with extra olives, we discuss the impact of fashion media from America’s Next Top Model to Audrey Hepburn’s Funny Face. Topics du jour include fashioncore disciples as the last of those bound to dutifully slay, fashioncore as the cure to the false promise of quiet luxury, Sasha Baron Cohen as the fashioncore voice of a generation, and more!Image Board:PinterestLinks:Elena Velez’s NYT Style profileToo Funky by George MichaelBruno “That is so pre 9/11”ANTM CompilationSATC CompilationRian Phin Fashioncore TakeSupport Megsuperstarprincess for more Fashioncore:The F ListLe Hipster Portal 
6/28/20231 minute, 26 seconds
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Ep. 49: Gen Z Masculinity Report (feat. atlgrandma)

In this special episode, we're joined by longtime friendo'thepod Liam Hall aka grandma. A veritable rockstar fresh off the heels of a North American tour, he consults with us on the mysteries of masculinity as we attempt to unpack the aesthetic universe that young men navigate today. We discuss skinny jeans, fluffy hair, self-care thirst traps and other forms of visual rizz, and our predictions for a post-softboy society.. Subscribe to our Patreon <3Pinterest BoardLinks:Liam / grandma <3WebsiteApple MusicSpotifyInstagramBefore and after skinny jeans videos (one, two, three, four)Bell bottoms thirst traps (one, two, three, four)Self-care thirst traps (one, two)Rockstar thirst trap, lumberjack thirst trapImpossible beauty standards for young men by @thestyleturnernyc@syrianpsycho on [email protected] on TikTok@samstailor on TikTokEverybody Wants a Piece of The Dare by Samuel Hine for GQTrauma dump beach YouTuber negative rizz ?? 
6/13/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 48: Shabby Chic

Wake up shabby heads! To mark the return of flowering blooms and the internet’s reckoning with Magnolia Pearl, we’re drawing back the aged lace curtains on your mom’s favorite aesthetic: shabby chic! We investigate shabby chic’s Old World origins, its popularization by Portobello Road elite Rachel Ashwell, and its various contemporary forms — from TJ Maxx faux-distressed decor to New Orleans crust-twees. Plus, we reflect on Galliano’s homeless-inspired collection, stealth wealth and recessioncore, and Grimes sailing down the Mississippi in a DIY houseboat. Wishing you all a shabby chic summer!Pinterest boardMagnolia Pearl Official WebsiteMagnolia Pearl Mom TikTokRachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic (1996)Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic TV episode on Roses (2000)Liberties; Haute Homeless via The New York TimesSubscribe to our Patreon <3
5/23/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 47: Breaking Our Silence – Official Met Gala Closing Statements [TEASER]

Subscribe to hear the full episode!In this exclusive episode, we finally come forward about the events that took place on the evening of May 1st, 2023. This includes, but is not limited to, discussions of Kristen Stewart's tomboy excellence, Dua Lipa's beachy waves, Nicole Kidman's grunge sophistication, the menswear uprising, and our renouncement of theatre-kid antics. We also perform a wellness check on our beloved muse, Barry Keoghan, who has once again been sabotaged by his stylist.See the looks here! 
5/3/20231 minute, 7 seconds
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Ep. 46: Das Karlwerk

For part one of our Met Gala special, we paint a psychosexual portrait of Karl Lagerfeld through an assemblage of fascinating anecdotes. We theorize on his self-emojification, the influence of his German heritage, his paraphilic idiosyncrasies, and his infamous rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent. We also present “fashioncore” as a framework for understanding Karl and Chanel and offer our pre-Gala predictions. Links:Baroque and Bildung in the Creative Practice and Personal Style of Karl Lagerfeld by Michael A. LangkjærKarl Lagerfeld didn’t have a signature design — but he invented a new kind of designer – The Washington PostKarl Lagerfeld, a man possessed — by possessions | Financial TimesAnna Wintour Breaks Down 13 Karl Lagerfeld Chanel Looks – VogueKarl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent's Rivalry Changed Fashion Forever – W MagThe Private Provocations of Karl Lagerfeld – W MagSupermodel Amber Valletta Breaks Down 15 Looks From 1993 to Now – VogueThe Chiffon Trenches by André Leon TalleyThe Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris by Alicia DrakeThe Cut: Who Even Was Karl Lagerfeld? on Apple Podcasts
5/3/202340 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 45: Will You Go To Prom With Me?

This week, we dive head first into America’s most beloved national tradition: PROM!! We discuss the discreet charm of the bedazzled Sherri Hill prom dress, the tomfoolery of mid century teens, the history of Drake as prom chaperone, Chik Fil A themed promposals, and more! Pinterest BoardLinks:Kate Upton, Will You Go To Prom With Me?Good on Kate Upton for Not Going to Prom With a Nerd via The Cut NPR piece on prom send-offsComing of age at the High School dance via Fashion Institute of TechnologyThe History of Prom via Bustle
4/30/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 44: Sofíacore... Dawn of the Mamacita [TEASER]

Subscribe to hear the full episode! In this episode, we narrow in on the latest trends in Latina fashion and collective nostalgia for Latinized aesthetics of the 2000s. We discuss Sofia Vergara's casual bombshell stylings, Alexa Demie's retro Chicana glam, the telenovela-esque narrative of Shakira's recent comeback, the dark temptation of buchonas, and much more. Pinterest boardLinks: Televonola hair trend - 1, 2Rubí makeup trend - 1, 2, 3Cork wedges trend - 1, 2'Sofía Vergara, Hollywood’s Hysterical, Business-Savvy, Unapologetic Sex Symbol' Vanity Fair cover storyShakira's expose-rapBuchona - Emma Coronel, Jenny 69, Sandra BeltranALEXA DEMIE’S “YO VOY” LIP GLOSS VIDEO!!!!
4/17/202355 seconds
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Ep. 43: Into the Superflat

Subscribe to our Patreon <3This week, we consider the lasting impact of Takashi Murakami's Superflat art movement on the chaotic visual landscape of the 21st century. The youthful funkiness of "Frutiger Metro," the punk orientalism of Tokidoki, and the dystopian cheekiness of Gorillaz all epitomize the hybridization of cultural symbols between East and West and the flattening of art and consumer culture. We reflect on the Y2K revival of Atompunk, nostalgia for the utopian promise of Microsoft Windows, and the importance of lime green in a girl’s bid for independence.Pinterest BoardLinks:Tokidoki: Cute and Sexy Fantasies between East and West Tragedy and the Superflat by Daniel Moldoveanu for SpikeWhat is Frutiger Aero? by Laura Holliday for DazedSuperflat Pop via CARI InstituteFrank Ocean's Homer vs Kareem Rashid's DigipopHappy99NEW YORK - night n day album artTokidoki Character GuideTokidoki Healthy Besties Blindbox
3/31/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 42: Frou Frou

In this week's episode, we discuss the legacy of Frou-Frou in fashion, from its Belle Époque origins to the (New) Romantic taffeta explosion of the 1980s to the coquettish hyper-femininity of today's thotwear and couture alike. Over the course of over 150 years of fashion history, we weave together the can-can harlots of the Moulin Rouge, Princess Di's flounced and frilled wedding party, and the subversive stylings of Cafe Forgot.   Subscribe to our Patreon <3Pinterest BoardLinks:Fashion History Timeline: 1860sLe Frou-Frou magazine coversDown with Frou Frou by Elizabeth Taylor and Lou WilsonJohn Duka on Reaganite fashion in the NYTThe Vogue History of 20th Century Fashion: 1981 "Setting Free the Frou Frou" by Barbara Ehrenreich and Jane O'ReillyThe Laura Ashley Collab UniverseFanci Club's Lethal Roses collectionFabian Kis-JuhaszSophia Dowling on The Return of 1980s Decadence 
3/27/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 41: K-Pop Masterclass [TEASER]

Subscribe to hear the full episode! Annyeong, beloved listeners! On this very special episode of Nymphet Alumni, K-Pop conscripts Biz and Sam tackle Course 1 of the koreaboo masterclass, taught by world-renowned seonsaengnim Alexi. We define and deconstruct some of K-Pop’s most notable aesthetics: saccharine second-gen synth-pop, dark romantic neoclassical androgyny, the hypebeast techwear fantasy of "girl crush," the creepycute slice-of-life stylings of New Jeans, and more! Links:Girls Generation - GeeBTS- Blood Sweat & TearsBTS x Seo Taiji - Come Back HomeBlackpink - DDU-DU DDU-DU Everglow- Bon Bon ChocolateLOONA - Hi HighNewJeans - DittoLESSERAFIM - Antifragile 
3/16/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 40: Ancestral Apparel

In this episode, we take a stroll through time to discuss the legacy of historical costume in today’s trending fashion, from the high camp historicism of iconic ‘90s runway shows to the horrors of fast fashion corsetry and Netflix-sponsored “regencycore.” We also discuss ancestral divination via TikTok, Austen heroine beauty, fashion history “edutainment” at large, and musical influences from Celtic Woman to Caroline Polachek. Links: Javali’s “pov you’re immortal”The Ancestor Trend on TikTok via MashableImage Board: Subscribe to our Patreon <3
2/27/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 39: Spiritual Bimboism

In this episode, we demystify the correlation between bimbos and the esoteric realm. Why do so many of our most surged-up, hard-bodied sex symbols undergo New Age-y spiritual transformations? Which path will you choose: bottle-blonde crystal healer, or the dark-sided occultism of succubus chic? We discuss The Secret, breast implants, the new Pamela Anderson documentary, the cult of Oprah’s Book Club, flea market jewelry, and more!Links:Barbara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America Sue Collins' Anatomy of a BimboImage Board: to our Patreon <3
2/22/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 38: Fashion Week w/ Vica [TEASER]

Subscribe to hear the full episode!Hear ye, hear ye! All ye PR girls, afterparty gays, and noble theys, we hereby present to thee the first episode produced exclusively for the Nymphet Alumni Patreon!  On this very special occasion, noted fashion expert Vica joins Nymphet Alumni to review the Spring Summer 2023 collections, from Schiaparelli’s controversial beasts to Giambattista Valle’s black tie frou-frou, and interrogate the contemporary condition of fashion, from the sleeper-hit charm of an American in Paris to aesthetics as false intelligence. Plus, we ask the hard-hitting questions: does Casey Cadwallader hate women? (Yes.) Did Tyra deserve the KidSuper karmic humiliation ritual? Who is Viktor and who is Rolf? ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Panic! At The Runway by VicaVica’s SubstackVica’s InstagramWe Need to Talk About Faux Fur by Blythe Marks Shows discussed:SchiaparelliKidSuperMuglerGiambattista ValliValentinoLudovic de Saint SerninLoeweLouis VuittonHaider Ackermann for JPGSaint Laurent
2/7/20232 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 37: Après Chic

Pack your gear and get your slut strands out ... the mountains are calling! Inspired by a recent nepo baby pilgrimage to Aspen, we discuss fashion's love affair with ski glam through the decades. Blinded by the reflection of sunlight on snow, and moonlight on "snow" *sniff sniff* ... We explore Aspen's transformation from countercultural ski bum sanctuary to billionaire resort town and discuss our personal compatibilities with Eileen Gu, Hunter S. Thompson, and Shaun White. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:“The Aspenization of Telluride: Coming of Age and Mythologizing Change in Ski Country” by E. Duke Richey "The Ski: Its History and Historiography" by Leroy DresbeckSki rave baby Miu Miu FW 2021 collectionGucci x Adidas FW 2022 après skiArticle on middle class Aspen in The New York Times  Shaun White Mountain Dew clapback
1/28/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 36: Lost Generation III

In this episode, we herald the arrival of a new Lost Generation: shaggy-haired, slouchy-clothed, plagued by malaise and anachronistic sensitivity, and soundtracked by 80s British synth-pop. Armed with an impressive library of cultural references—the films of Whit Stillman and John Hughes, the novels of Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis, the music of the Second British Invasion— we discuss the legacy of the Global North Bildungsroman and its adjacent timeless aesthetic. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image board: Ivy by Articles of Interest: Justin Murphy's "Caviar Cope":'s Dark Academia and The Secret History special:"A New Wavelet of British Drab" in the Washington Post: Foxes on TikTok: in John Hughes Films in The Guardian:
1/25/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 35: Global South-core

In our final episode of 2022, we unpack the wave of Global South media overtaking (and possibly decolonizing) our social media feeds. We discuss Bella Hadid’s epic pilgrimages to the Middle East, Brazilian child dance battles, M.I.A.‘s groundbreaking globalist maximalism, ethnic fan fictions of the modern day, and more. Happy New Year ... We are the world!! ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image board:"Galang" by M.I.A. music video: by Edward Said: on M.I.A. and indie sleaze:"Warm Heart of Africa" by Ezra Koenig music video: Hadid's Vogue profile: Hadid and Ramy Youssef for GQ:
12/31/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 34: Pop Culture Satanism

In this episode, we discuss the malignant malevolence of the year’s most sensational pop culture scandals. From Baal-en-ciaga’s Satanic photoshoots, to Travis Scott’s mysterious Astroworld tragedy, we peruse the rising sense of moral panic in public discourse while clutching our rosary beads against creeping threats of misinformation surrounding these tabloid torrents. Image Board: Magazine “fashiongate” thread: thread: ​​*original account @curioslight that originally posted about this got deleted-“The Death of Irony” by Federico Sargentone: Nas X shoes with human blood: Getty Wedding Conspiracy: 
12/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 33: Beauty Pseudoscience

This week, we tackle a topic that doubles as a prerequisite at Nymphet Alumni University: beauty psuedosciences, from Kibbe body typing to color seasons and seduction archetypes. We consider beauty as capital, how the rising popularity of these systems on social media represents a reaction to body positivity, and the dangers of masculine and feminine energy discourse on TikTok. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image board (includes some relevant TikToks!): Jackson's Color Me Beautiful (1980): Kibbe's unhinged website: on Kibbe Body Types: Robert Greene's seduction archetypes overview: QOVES Studio on YouTube: on TikTok:
11/26/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 32: Old Hollywood

This week, we put the spotlight on contemporary Hollywood's current love affair with Old Hollywood. We spelunk into the hole at the center of the Marilyn/Norma Jean enigma and unpack the symptoms of female movie star pathology and "I'm a star!" hysterics. We also discuss the security of artifice and the timeless allure of Golden Age red carpet styling. This very cinephilic episode features dialogues on recent hits such as Blonde and Pearl, upcoming titles like Babylon and Barbarella, and classics such as Spartacus and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image board: on the history of actresses: Wendy Lesser's "The Disembodied Body of Marilyn Monroe": Joyce Carol Oates on Blonde: Laing's "The Divided Self":
11/8/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 31: Blokette

In this week’s cheeky episode, we bring into existence the concept of the “blokette” (bloke + coquette) aesthetic, a fascinating new look which draws combines sporty tomboyish swag with whimsical femininity. We discuss Bella Bots, Cool Britannia, the Beautiful Game, and the heritage of sportswear in fashion.‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image board: subculture: - My Adidas:
10/30/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 30: Tiki

*bubble noises* For a special end of summer episode, we dive into tiki culture. Sit back, relax, grab a Mai Tai, and listen to the tale of tiki's rise and fall (and rise again) in the American imagination ... its mythic figures and legendary rivalries ... the psychological hold it's had on Elvis, the creators of SpongeBob, and the Nymphet Alumni girls  ... and much more ...‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links: Pasifika Project's Decolonizing Tiki Reading List The Cultures of Tiki by Scott A. Lukas  Reclaiming the Tiki Bar from NYT Tiki Pop by Sven A. Kirsten Essay on 1950s revival in the '90s Elvis Presley's Abandoned Tiki Paradise The Rise and Fall of the Tiki Bar Don the Beachcomber Menu 
9/30/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 29: Nymphet York Fashion Week

In this special report, we dive into the dark heart of New York Fashion Week, exposing its sussy past, astral projecting into Vogue World, and discussing the highs and lows of the Spring 2023 season. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Sam's Assigned Reading: Cut's Article World Chavarria Palais x Rainbow
9/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 28: Eurosummer

Ciao, Bellas! We wrap up the summer with a hop across the pond, taking a detailed look at the land of eternal cities. We talk voluptuous women, Aperol Spritzes, billowing linens, Drake in Ibiza, melting Cadbury chocolates, and more!‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image Board: Heat Wave: Grand Tour: Loren Quotes:,see%20I%20owe%20to%20spaghetti.%E2%80%9DMelting Cadbury Chocolates: decline of British seaside towns:,in%20the%20north%20worst%20affected.Banky's Dismaland: all inclusive culture:
8/31/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. 27: The Original Sin of Addison Rae (Emergency Roundtable)

This week, we offer opinion from various theological camps and congregations, and our own hearts and souls, on the outrage that's followed Addison Rae's decision to wear a Holy Trinity bikini on Instagram. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Cover photo by @stolenbesosLinks:Addison's now deleted Praying x adidas campaign photo: Dawn's response:'s related essays: pillory Praying photo...: Syntax of Salvation: Being Known by God: Nicole Williams Ruiz on Twitter: 
8/14/202257 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 26: "That Girl"

In this episode, we have a go at the mythological invention that is "That Girl" and ponder why everyone wants to become her. We discuss bullet journaling, Olaplex buns, waking up at dawn, and personal care routines executed with Patrick Bateman-level precision. We also consider what it means to be a young woman entering today's evolving workforce, and the unique influence of the claw-clip-wearing, hybrid-work-model zillennial ... In a moment of anti-productive ecstasy, Biz gets taken out by London transit strikers mid-episode. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image Board: Classic That Girl Content: Amazon That Girl Finds: That Girl Blow-out: Olaplex Bun Tutorial: Emily Mariko Effect:
7/12/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 25: America (with Light Townsend Cummins)

In honor of July 4th, we pay tribute to the boldest stripes, the brightest stars, and the bravest hearts of our Great Republic (?). From Realtree and Lana Del Rey to Kapital and William Bradford, we wander the vast spectrum of Americana in our contemporary culture. Official Texas state historian Light Townsend Cummins unpacks the archetype of the cowboy for Sam, Alexi announces her political candidacy, Biz destigmatizes the hot dog, and much, much more!‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Image board: -GQ on the Rise of Realtree"Homos on the Range" Fair on the New Right -Books by Light Townsend Cummins
6/22/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 24: The Snapocalypse

In this episode, the mischievous Snapchat ghost comes to haunt us, resurfacing memories of Kylie Lip Kits, Gucci flip flops, and steering wheel selfies. It was the end of the 2010s, the late 2010s, and everyone was so happy: shameless clickbait, globalist pop music, multicultural baddies, and athleisure fetishism ruled supreme. We go straight to the source of the impeccable vibes that paved the way for the Internet as we know it today. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Image board: -"It was the end of the 60s" TikToks "Non-Things" by Byung Chul-Han"The Age of Instagram Face" by Jia Tolentino Khaled gets lost at sea -"The Social Photo" by Nathan Jurgenson YouTube playlist: shoutout to TikTok user @soggywwaffles who never ceases to inspire us!
5/27/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 22 seconds
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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: Sister Korine interviewed by Mark Kelly article on Boho-chic
5/8/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 6 seconds
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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‿︵‿︵‿Image Board: Links: Rihanna's 2017 PAPER cover shoot: Blovad's TikTok: Fluid Fits:'s blog post on turning looks:
4/21/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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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. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Image board: Biz's i-D essay on the fashion archetype: 
3/10/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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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. ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿Links:Complex Investigates the Whereabouts of Earl Sweatshirt: Immersive Recommended Listening Playlist: Board:
2/12/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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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‿︵‿︵‿Image board: The Gentle Revolution by Marc Spizy Deschanel's Tok:
1/27/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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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. Happy holidays and thank you for an amazing year!! <3 le Nymphet Alumni ♡(つˊ̥̥̥̥̥ ³ ˋ̥̥̥̥̥)つ⊂( ͡ᵔ ྌ ͡ᵔ ⊂)♡‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿LinksImage board: Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin: examplesPinterest documenting 2010s aesthetics:
12/24/20211 hour, 23 minutes
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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..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・Links:
11/28/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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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. Biz comes out as a burnt out Megan Fox truther, we psychoanalyze Megan’s outfits, and together we phone in a request to get ‘dickmatized’ included in the DSM-5..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・Links:Image references for this episode (essential viewing!!!): Fox and Machine Gun Kelly profile in GQ: crew open letter to Megan:
11/7/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 46 seconds
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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!!!): Cozy by Venkatesh Rao: Girl Autumn meme explainer:’s essays on alt-trad fashion and Godposting: Covington’s blog: The Pioneer Woman: (she’s on tour rn...)
10/26/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 36 seconds
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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≦ʔWalter helps us get to the bottom of the My Year of Rest and Relaxation waif nepo model Twitter complex once and for all. We also discuss Walt’s accidental journey into thinspo Pinterest, the contemporary history of the nepo model, socialism and the Sad Clown Girl-phenotype, and whether models are actually less hot than they were a few decades ago (Walter admits he may have something to do with this ಠ_ಠ)..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・You can find Walter wherever thin beautiful women are located and also...Wet Brain podcast:
9/25/202134 minutes, 56 seconds
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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.Episode image board: (Warning: contains many nepo baby pix)
9/21/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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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. We reflect on the implications of clothing yourself in your digital life, and wrap things up with a wellness check on Baddie Winkle.Links:Image references for everything we talk about: Seapunk feature: we talk about at the end: episode was requested by one of our epic listeners, who changed their Instagram handle and so now we can’t find them, but this one goes out to you <3
8/28/20211 hour, 36 seconds
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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. We discuss how this trend signals a new era of modesty and the end of the eternally exposed midriff, classify the symptoms of Unremarkable Brunette Protagonist Syndrome, and wax poetic about the power of Converse, camisoles and sweater paws. We also break down the forces behind the revival of late aughts fashion and reveal ourselves to be long torso fetishists in the lineage of Ingres and Alexander McQueen. Thanks so much Sarah Y for the episode request <3Links:Twilight / Bella Swan outfits: Vampire Diaries / Elena Gilbert outfits:
8/9/202157 minutes, 43 seconds
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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.Brands discussed:Inamorata: AM GIA: Petsa: K in Mugler:
7/8/202148 minutes, 5 seconds
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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..Special thanks to bestie of the pod @default_friend for requesting this episode! Check out her writing below.Links:Bella Poarch: A B*tch - Bella Poarch: Blood - Taylor Swift: Owo: Friend on the coming wave of sex negativity: Studies: Cuteness of the Avant-Garde:
6/24/202149 minutes, 13 seconds
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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
6/6/202155 minutes, 1 second
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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 a revived veneration of homely women in STEM, and give the listeners a look into the fascinating world of Reddit looksmaxxing!Blob Girl Summer essay: 
5/18/202151 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 her 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.Links:
5/4/202144 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 ...Links:The Official Preppy Handbook: Westwood Fall 1988 (not Harris Tweed collection but similar): NYT Lo Lifes feature: reading on Ivy Style:
4/24/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 20 seconds
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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. We consider the golden age of fashion blogging, the sacredness of hipster style philosophy (chunky platforms are out, bloody ballet flats are in), and Meg tells us about the time she accidentally called Alexa Chung a poser. Plus, Meg answers questions from le fans. Bisous!Read Meg's blog!'s links:
4/10/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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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.
3/30/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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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?Further reading material…Claudine Ko’s 2004 profile of Dov (the infamous masturbation interview): Ko’s follow up profile a year later: Apparel’s alleged conspiracy to force Dov out: and Suits by Anne Hollander:*We are not lawyers or investigative journalists. We are just 3 girls who spent a lot of time looking up “Dov Charney sexual harassment allegations.”
3/16/202150 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.
2/23/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 5 seconds