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Mar 23, 2023

This week on Child Star Hell, "Justin Bieber's Inferno", we begin to examine how the patron saint of "Bieber Fever" went from an unknown Youtube prodigy... to the most famous kid on earth... to the most hated man in America.. all in just five years!


  • Justin Bieber Is Living the Dream [NYT] [12/31/2009]
  • Scoop on...

Mar 16, 2023

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, haunted by adolescent fame, have been entangled for over a decade. Invasions of privacy, exploitation, and stints in rehab are just the tip of the iceberg. 

What can save their souls from this child star hell?


  • (RARE) Justin Bieber Meets Future Wife Hailey Bieber at the Today Show...

Mar 9, 2023

Former 1MDB consultant 'Jho Low' famously embezzled billions of tax-dollars to fund his lavish Hollywood lifestyle. Celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio & Kim Kardashian received millions to party with him, only to find they'd been tricked years later. We break it down in today's episode!


  • How Malaysia‚Äôs 1MDB...

Mar 2, 2023

In 1990, a landmark case about "obscenity" in rap music sparked decades of discourse. 30 years later, hundreds of black artists have been prosecuted based on lyrics and their music.

Part three of "Pop Music That F*cks", The Long War on Rap, is out now!


  • Obscenity or Art? Trial on Rap Lyrics Opens [NYT]
  • The state...

Feb 23, 2023

From 'The Real Housewives' to A-listers, controversial diabetes drug Ozempic is the talk of TikTok and Tinseltown med-spas. This week, we trace its origins, unpack its ubiquity, and link it to past weight loss drug disasters like fen-phen in the '90s. 


Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson,...