Classy with Jonathan Menjivar

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Publisher:
Pineapple Street Studios

Classy with Jonathan Menjivar

5.0/5

Critic Rating

*** Named one of the best podcasts of 2023 by The New Yorker, Time, The Atlantic, Apple, Vogue, the CBC, and Lifehacker. ***Classy is a collection of surprising stories, juicy and uncomfortable interviews, and engaging segments that explore the ways that class infiltrates our day-to-day lives. In the host seat is Jonathan Menjivar – a working-class Latino kid who started working in media and became someone who likes oysters, wears cashmere socks, and is very conflicted about all of it.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Jenny McCartney • The Spectator Dec 9, 2023

"One of the most riveting, and occasionally moving, podcasts of this year...a witty exploratory tour of the unease and shame provoked by differences in social status...the series becomes about much more than class, whatever the word means..."

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Score: 5

Alex Jhamb Burns • Vogue Dec 7, 2023

"Menjivar’s thoughtful personal reflections persist through the awkwardness of class-related conversation...At a time when class divides feel starker than ever, this podcast is a refreshing and educational listen on how to begin the conversation."

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Score: 5

Eliana Dockterman • Time Nov 22, 2023

"...enthralling interviews...Menjivar weaves in his own experiences with class discomfort and talks with his old boss, Fresh Air host Terry Gross, about how even cultural references made on her show can create points of class tension..."

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Score: 5

Sarah Larson • New Yorker Sep 29, 2023

"...exploration of class...Menjivar explores issues like class disparity in military service, the role of race in fashion, and trying not to be a “classhole” as he interviews a range of figures..."

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Score: 5

Sabina Wex • PodcastReview.org Aug 22, 2023

"...it attempts to articulate a social system we can’t necessarily see, but that colors everything we do. This is why Classy is so good. Menjivar understands that class is more than just a tax bracket, or the amount of money you grew up with. It’s how you notice things most people don’t, or how you feel weird when you should feel normal. It’s a feeling you can’t explain. Classy just ended its current run, but I hope it comes back for more."

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