Lowbrow

Mamamia Podcasts

Where were you when Miley Cyrus couldn't stop twerking? Or when Prince Harry's privates were leaked in Vegas? Chances are you might remember one of these events but not the other. Enter Lowbrow: your cheat sheet to the biggest pop culture moments. Each week hosts Holly Wainwright and Shannen Findlay will take turns breaking down the pop culture moments that showed us something about the world , from the perspective of two women 25 years apart. One story, two generations, so much WTF.

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Episodes

Kristen Stewart’s Very Public Cheating Scandal
Apr 19 2023
Kristen Stewart’s Very Public Cheating Scandal
In the early 2010’s Gen Z cared about two things A LOT, the movie franchise Twilight, and the fact that it’s stars we’re dating in real life. That was until certain pap photos surfaced breaking the two apart and breaking the hearts of Gen Z’s (and oddly some Gen Xers) everywhere.  This episode Shannen takes Holly through a cheating scandal so big the former US President weighed in, and Holly surprises everyone with a secret obsession.   And, we have some sad news... this will be our last ever episode of Lowbrow. We have absolutely love bringing you stories from the pop-culture archive, thank you so much for joining us along the way!   THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia CONTACT US Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Hosts: Shannen Findlay and Holly Wainwright Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Audio Producer: Leah Porges Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Camila Cabello & The Curse Of The Girl Group
Mar 22 2023
Camila Cabello & The Curse Of The Girl Group
In every girl group there is one that stands out above the rest, in Destiny's Child it was Beyoncé, in Pussy Cat Dolls it was Nicole Scherzinger, and in Fifth Harmony it was Camila Cabello.  This episode Shannen takes Holly through the creation of Fifth Harmony, all the drama behind the scenes, and what impressionable Gen Z's took away from their demise.  We also hear about Holly's breakdancing past and if that's not enough of a reason to listen I don't know what is!   THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia CONTACT US Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Hosts: Shannen Findlay and Holly Wainwright Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Audio Producer: Leah Porges Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.auBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Michael & Paula: A Tragedy That Began On A Bed
Mar 15 2023
Michael & Paula: A Tragedy That Began On A Bed
This love story begins like all good ones do, in a bed. Paula Yates met Michael Hutchence when he appeared as a guest on her breakfast TV show. The chemistry was undeniable, the problem was they were already in a relationship... with other people.   This episode Holly tells Shannen the rollercoaster story of Paula and Michael, the way the world reacted, and the impact it left on Gen Xers. But be warned this love story doesn't have a happy ending. WARNING: This episode talks about drug abuse and suicide, if it raises any concerns for you or you just need to talk, Lifeline is always there on 13 11 14. THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia CONTACT US Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Hosts: Shannen Findlay and Holly Wainwright Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Audio Producer: Leah Porges Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.auBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Nicole Kidman Saved Her “Bad Boy” Husband
Mar 1 2023
When Nicole Kidman Saved Her “Bad Boy” Husband
There aren't many Australian couples as loved as Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, but how much do you remember about their love story? This week, Holly takes us back to 2007, as Sydney geared up to host its own version of a royal wedding.  We hear about the ups and downs of Keith and Nic's relationship, as well as how the world and the media reacted. And we also learn that Shannen is a country music fan, which is a fact none of us saw coming. It's one story, two generations and so much WTF!? THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia CONTACT US Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Hosts: Shannen Findlay and Holly Wainwright Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Audio Producer: Leah Porges Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.auBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Miley, Liam & All Those 'Flowers' Easter Eggs
Feb 8 2023
Miley, Liam & All Those 'Flowers' Easter Eggs
Earlier this year Miley Cyrus re-appeared after a musical hiatus, with her hit song Flowers. The track reached number one in 14 countries, but it's the film clip that has gotten EVERYONE talking.  Enter: detective Shannen Findlay, armed with all the hard evidence, theories and speculation ready for the judgement of one Holly Wainwright.  We unpack Miley's relationship with Liam Hemsworth, her new 'independence era', and why Gen Z is so into easter eggs and hidden meanings.  THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia CONTACT US Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Hosts: Shannen Findlay and Holly Wainwright Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Audio Producer: Leah Porges Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.auBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Lisa Marie Presley Married Michael Jackson
Feb 1 2023
When Lisa Marie Presley Married Michael Jackson
Lisa Marie Presley will be remembered for many things like being the only daughter of Elvis, her contribution to music and her unfortunate marriage to Michael Jackson.  This week we learn about a very odd time in pop-culture history, when the king of Rock'nRoll's daughter dated the king of pop.  Holly takes Shannen through the pair's complex relationship, all the publicity stunts and how the world reacted given Michael was facing child abuse allegations at the time. THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia CONTACT US Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Hosts: Shannen Findlay and Holly Wainwright Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Audio Producer: Leah Porges Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.auBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Your Famous Mum & Dad Go To Prison
Jan 26 2023
When Your Famous Mum & Dad Go To Prison
First a heads up: you might notice this episode has dropped a day late, that's because yesterday was January 26th and it is not a day of celebration. Being a good ally doesn't just matter one day a year, it matters all year round so have a listen to Allira Potter’s Fill My Cup conversation with Megan Waters about being a good ally by clicking here. Now, this episode Shannen shares the story of an influencer who had the world at her feet, until her mum and dad were caught up in America's biggest college admission scandal. So, how did it all go down? What is life like now for Olivia Jade? And is Holly a shoo-in for her schools rhythmic gymnastics team? Listen to find out! THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia CONTACT US Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Hosts: Shannen Findlay and Holly Wainwright Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Audio Producer: Thom Lion Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.auBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.