A Brief History of Squads

Image “The squad” arrives at a press conference on Monday, July 15.CreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times It took four years, but there’s a new “it” squad and it’s taking applications. It had seemed that “squads,” as made infamous by Taylor Swift circa 2015, had gone the way of “on fleek” and “lit.” Not long after…

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Have We Hit Peak Podcast?

In 2016, Morgan Mandriota and Lester Lee, two freelance writers looking to grow their personal brands, decided to start a podcast. They called it “The Advice Podcast” and put about as much energy into the show’s production as they did the name. (After all, no one was paying them for this. Yet.) Each week, the…

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