Episodes
Published 05/02/22
Hi, My Year in Mensa fans! Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff is a weekly podcast exploring all the complex stories of resistance that offer inspiration for us today--all the Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff. About Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff: This weekly podcast dives into history to drag up the wildest rebels, the most beautiful revolts, and all the people who long to be—and fight to be—free. It explores complex stories of resistance that offer lessons and inspiration for us today, focusing...
Published 05/02/22
Hi, My Year in Mensa fans! Ghost Church is a weekly podcast hosted by Jamie Loftus, where she investigates American spiritualism, a tradition of communing with the dead that takes place in camps full of mediums across the country. About Ghost Church:  In this limited series, Jamie Loftus investigates and interrogates American spiritualism, a century-old tradition of communing with the dead that takes place in camps full of mediums across the country. Who is drawn to these camps, how did the...
Published 04/25/22
Hey, My Year in Mensa fans! We know you love Jamie, so we think you'll love her new podcast - Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus. Check out this out and see for yourself! About Aack Cast: Aack! Cathy, the iconic and much-maligned comic strip by Cathy Guisewite, chronicled the day-to-day tribulations of its titular working woman for 35 years, met with equal praise and derision. In this podcast, Jamie Loftus (Lolita Podcast, My Year in Mensa) weaves between reporting and fiction, putting a cruelly...
Published 07/02/21
Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon. Learn more about your ad-choices at...
Published 11/23/20
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode final! NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at [email protected] Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13) Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes,...
Published 01/01/20
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode three! NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at [email protected] Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13) Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes,...
Published 01/01/20
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode two! NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at [email protected] Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13) Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes,...
Published 01/01/20
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode one! NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at [email protected] Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13) Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes,...
Published 01/01/20
Gather your SAT scores and your rawest ego: My Year in Mensa follows comedian Jamie Loftus's year-long journey with the high-IQ organization, from taking the test as a joke to getting sucked into the Mensa deep web after writing a column called "Good News, They Let Dumb Sluts Into Mensa" (it's about her, promise), to three days in Phoenix at the Mensa Annual Gathering in the dead of July with two thousand angry Mensans. It'll be a look at her experience, the history of Mensa and whether...
Published 11/30/19