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What does it mean to be famous? What about Britney Spears famous? Do you find yourself comparing each moment of your own life to each moment of Britney’s life? Because even if you’ve never shaved your own head while the paparazzi watched from the barbershop window, we’ve all been there. Join writer and actress Jen Zaborowski as she sits down with guests to break down Britney’s life and works all while trying to figure out why Jen’s so obsessed with Britney Spears. Sometimes we just NEED to talk about Britney!

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Why should pop stars and famous folks be the only ones to declare creative eras throughout their lives? Cait Raft (host of the new podcast, Hot and Rich) asks Jen this very question while sharing a few of her own eras -  like the year she exclusively wore beige and her latest passion for the color yellow. Plus, Britney and Sam are reunited and they’ve got the partnered workout video to show for it. Let’s talk about Britney!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I Burnt My Gym Down

I Burnt My Gym Down

2020-05-0758:36

No one is better equipped to guide us through quarantine than Britney Spears. She knows what it’s like to keep a safe distance from the general population, she remains positive and strong through every phase of her life and she’s exclusively been working out at home for over ten years. Join Jen, Jeffrey and Theodore Leaf as they celebrate Britney’s graduation from Pop princess to Quarantine Queen.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After Britney canceled her MGM Vegas residency, fans assumed it would be years til’ new Britney anything would make its way to them. That was until The Zone, an immersive Britney Spears fan experience moved into a former Kmart in the heart of Los Angeles. Jen reviews the experience with the help of Jeffrey and talks with a Britney fan and longtime listener, fresh off a flight from Arizona in the parking lot of The Zone.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A special crossover event with The Alarmist Podcast where Jen and Rebecca decide who is to blame for MEGXIT!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
No pop star has been more committed to a smokey eye than Britney Spears. Whether heading out for a date night or jumping on the back of a jet ski, Britney never forgets to line her eyes. Jen sits down with celebrity makeup artist, Jared Lipscomb to talk Britney’s glam, how it was Britney’s 2007 struggles that took him from fan to stan and what it’s like to paint the faces of the women of Vanderpump Rules.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jen and comedian, Heather McMahan agree, it’s a weird time to be a Britney Spears fan. We love Britney’s Instagram posts, but we wonder, is baby girl alright? We fully support her decision to cancel her Vegas show, yet we yearn for the days when Britney was giving us head rolls and high kicks from her Dream Within a Dream era. What’s a 2020 Britney fan to do? Jen and Heather decide to get clear, set intentions and offer realistic solutions for Ms. Spears. Are you there Britney? It’s Jen and Heather. We got you.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
To ascertain where a woman is in her emotional life, one might start by taking a closer look at her hair. Celebrity Hair Stylist turned Lifestyle Expert, Theodore Leaf does just that in this week’s episode of We Need to Talk About Britney. From lioness locks, to blunt bobs, piecey extensions and her infamous shaved head moment, Theodore walks us through a detailed and chronological look at Britney’s hair journey. And oh what a journey its been.     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lyn Thurman

Lyn Thurman

2019-11-2045:58

We all have an inner spirit yearning to take center stage. This week, Jen goes international and brings in the author of one of Britney’s latest reads to help us all release our inner goddess! Lyn Thurman (The Inner Goddess Revolution) joins Jen in the studio to enchant us all. How did her book end up in the hands of one of the world’s biggest pop stars? Was it the universe answering Britney’s call? Let the witching hour commence!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Live from New York, it's The Zaborowski Sisters! Jen is joined by her one and only big sister, Jessica Hartz to touch upon Britney's 2001 bop, Anticipating. The sisters cover a lot of ground and they do it all in robes from the Pierre Hotel. From Britney and Jamie Lynn to Jessica's favorite show, Red Table Talk, The Zaborowski Sisters dish in the only way sisters can - quickly and with a whole lotta laughs.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Self care, self care, self care. We all need it and deserve it. This week, Jen and actress, Julianna Guill (The Resident, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce) offer a vulnerable and intimate look into pregnancy, postpartum anxiety and Britney’s only solo written record, Someday (I Will Understand).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Raise your hand if you want a hot body/ Maserati! It’s time for Jen to break down one of Britney’s biggest writing accomplishments, Work B*tch! Jen brings writer, Molly Lambert along to serve up some sharp opinions on the Britney effect, the conspiracies surrounding her current situation and gets Jen to wonder if Britney is trying to send us hidden messages in her Instagram posts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s a jam-packed session in the studio. Jen is joined by Actress/ Comedian, Brittany Ross to break down a long lost Britney bop, The Hook Up. They also talk Lizzo, dry humping and Meghan Markle - but somehow it always comes back to Britney.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jen is diving deep into Britney’s treasure trove of songwriting this week and reeling in her unreleased masterpiece, Mona Lisa. To help break down her smile and her eyes, Jen’s got Alessandra Torresani (Caprica, Big Bang Theory) in the studio. Were any of you listening to Kiss FM when Britney played this song for the first (and only) time in 2004? Were you aware that she did a secret tour under the pseudonym M&M? Well Alessandra did and she’s got the receipts!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mmm Papi with Chrissie Fit

Mmm Papi with Chrissie Fit

2019-10-1001:29:04

It may be the Fall but it’s summer in the studio! Jen’s taking it back to 2008 breaking down Britney’s low key hit, Mmm Papi with Miami’s very own Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect 2, Teen Beach Movie). 2008 was a big year for Britney with a lot of highs and lows. Writing Mmm Papi is definitely one those highs!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Things got deep and trippy on this week's episode of We Need to Talk About Britney when Jen sat down with Nadia Quinn to have Britney's Human Design chart read. One part logical. One part mystical -- Human Design is the latest hippie dippy concept used to understand ourselves and our loved ones in a deeper way. Jen didn't think it was possible but after her talk with Nadia, she feels closer to Britney than ever before.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ever catch your lover cheating? In your bed? And they look like you? Britney has Or, at least she wrote a song about it. Jen breaks down all the rumors surrounding Britney’s Tracy Chapman inspired song, Just Like Me from her album Glory with actress Julie Lake (Orange is the New Black).    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Alien with Diablo Cody

Alien with Diablo Cody

2019-09-1901:26:17

It’s only episode 2 and Jen is shooting for the stars! This week she sits down with Academy Award winner, Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) to talk about one of Britney’s - and coincidently Diablo’s - favorite written works, Alien.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We all know Britney as a beloved pop star and Mousketeer, but did you know she got to work (bitch!) by writing a lot of her own music? Jen’s kicking off season three by discussing just that with one of Britney’s fellow Mouseketeers, Nikki Deloach (Love & Other Drugs, Awkward). Nikki grew up with Britney and watched her turn into the legend she has become. Did you know they almost formed a girl group together? Iconic! Welcome back!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jen switches gears from music videos to mental health in the season two finale of We Need to Talk About Britney. Joined by clinical social worker, Stephanie Pearl and actress and novice tarot card reader, Ahna O’Reilly just days after Britney announced her month long stay in a mental health facility, Jen and her guests cover a lot of ground. One thing’s for sure, Britney will only continue to grow STRONGER while she takes some “me time.”  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Has any pop star delivered more show stopping dance breaks than Britney? Jen doesn’t think so and her guest agrees! Jen sits down with professional dancer, Lindsay Taylor to talk about what makes choreography iconic, Los Angeles dance culture (did you know K Fed dated Pink?!) and what it’s like to perform alongside Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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