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The Podcast You Didn't Know You Needed

The Podcast You Didn't Know You Needed

Podcasts are my favorite way to decompress after a day of readings, psets, and the other grueling parts of UChicago life. Normally, I stay in my comfort zone and stick with my personal favorites like This American Life or Jake and Amir's If I Were You. 

Recently, I came across a Facebook post from none other than UChicago's Tobi Gbile about the launch of her new podcast: The Weekly Baecay (and if you haven't checked out our Quad Style profile on Tobi, direct yourself here first).

Tobi, along with her best friends Sophie and Jasmin, are dedicating their time to debriefing the world every week on pop culture, navigating us through the realms of Dark Twitter, and giving us the edutainment we desperately need. This triumvirate of Kansas ladies has raised the bar for podcasts. 

Meet the Team

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After the first episode, I'm hooked. Not only do these women offer an insightful take on pop culture and its implications, they also do it without pedantic weight. It's the perfect balance of gossip and information, never steering itself the wrong way. This podcast will definitely help you gain a perspective on dynamic yet nuanced changes in music culture and branch out past superficial listening of your favorite artists.

 Image Via Tobi Gbile

Image Via Tobi Gbile

Listen to the first episode of The Weekly Baecay below and appreciate this gem for yourself.

This episode touches on the tragic passing on Avicii, the return of King Kanye, and the valuation of music and its ability to revolutionize the American Dream. You don't want to miss it. Check them out here.

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