The Podcast

“After School Special” is a new Podcast from the Junior High family.

Intended to be an extension of Junior High programming, each episode features a new guest who comes to teach our hosts — Erika and Faye — something new. Episodes release Fridays after school, with the last Friday of each month being a Patreon-only episode accessible to all Junior High members. Find “After School Special” anywhere you find Podcasts.

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Producers: Clementine Yost & Faye Orlove
Sound Engineer: Justin Allen
Sounder Editor: Clementine Yost
Hosts: Erika Paget and Faye Orlove
Jingle by: Eden Hain

Our Latest Episodes


009: Amindi Frost | Songwriting, but mostly we talk about Rihanna.

Every month I make sure Amindi hasn't gotten too famous and deleted my number from her phone. It's an important ritual, like when she updates her Animoji's hairstyle. Amindi is a musician, performer, and first generation Jamaican-American. This week she joined A.S.S. to teach us about song-writing, share a glimpse into the music industry, and casually name-drop Rihanna.


Episode 008: Auri Jackson | The One About Climate Change.

Auri Jackson is a Buzzfeed Video Producer, environmental activist, and human woman with "the same hair-texture as Aileen Wuornos" (her words exactly). Tune in as Auri remains shockingly calm when talking about the sheer terror that is climate change, and continue to listen as Erika and Faye casually use the term "doomsday." Save the planet!

007: Courtney Perkins | Geminis: defend yourself.

You definitely know Courtney Perkins, but probably from the astrological memes from her Instagram @notallgeminis. As a Gemini herself, Courtney joins Erika and Faye to defend against the Gemini stigma and teach us a bit about ourselves.


006: Caroline Goldfarb | Kris Jenner: The Origin Story

Pop-culture expert Caroline Goldfarb (@officialseanpenn) takes Erika and Faye on a real rags to riches journey. They learn about Kris Jenner's humble beginnings as a candle-seller turned flight attendant, to her rise as the Momager™ we all know and fear today.


005: Jamie Loftus | Charles Entertainment Cheese — the lore.

Comedian, podcast host (The Bechdel Cast), and member of Mensa — Jamie Loftus — joins Erika and Faye to tell the legend of Chuck E. Cheese. How did the business start? Who won the animatronic war of the early 80s? Is she in a committed relationship with Pasqually P. Pieplate, the human drummer of Chuck's band? Plus, MORE.

004: Ashley Lukashevsky | Hawaii (plus, Mauna Kea and 7-11)

Ashley Lukashevsky is an artist and activist that uses her platform to dismantle the patriarchy and we are thankful for it. Originally from Hawaii, Ashley teaches Erika and Faye about life on an island, the best Hawaiian snacks from 7-11, and why Mauna Kea is such a big deal (and what we can do to help preserve the indigenous land).

Photos from our Podcast Release Party — Sep 13, 2019 @ The Friend

Photos by Say Spezzano