Podcrushed — the podcast where Penn Badgley reads your middle school story-- explores the heartbreak, anxiety and self-discovery of being a teenager. Hosts Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin, and Sophie Ansari bring you stories and conversations about middle school - from childhood crushes, to battles with body hair, to schoolyard scuffles. The results are sometimes awkward, sometimes heartwarming, and always relatable.
Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter • Jun 6, 2022
"This is a subject that is rich for storytelling, and the podcast production that accompanies the stories is icing on the cake. What follows the listener story is an interview with a celeb (like Drew Barrymore) and it ends up kind of resembling a straight up celeb-interview that I could actually do without."
Fiona Sturges • Financial Times • May 30, 2022
"...hear variously poignant, funny and mortifying stories from listeners and guests about their school years. The series isn’t without its teething problems. I’ve yet to hear a podcast with three hosts that doesn’t sound like a slightly sozzled party conversation, with too-loud laughter and people talking over one another."
Hollie Richardson • The Guardian • May 19, 2022
"...unpicks the awkwardness of adolescence...surprisingly relatable conversations…"