Are "Whatever" Podcast Clips Going Viral Because They're An Accurate Representation Of What Gen Z Women Have Become? (2024)

There are some common experiences in the current world of dating that just about every single person has encountered: dating apps, navigating dating multiple people at once, getting dumped, being catfished, etc. All of this and more are routinely discussed on the popular "Dating Talk" that is hosted on the "whatever" podcast every Sunday and Tuesday on YouTube. Brian Atlas hosts a roundtable discussion with various young women (and sometimes men) about what it's like to be single in today's modern world. The episodes are usually a few hours long, and many of the women who appear on the show are young and have no interest whatsoever in getting married and settling down. In fact, you'll often see women who work in strip clubs or openly search for sugar daddies to bankroll their life.

Many viral clips have emerged from "Dating Talk" over the last few weeks, such as 27-year-old Chase answering the superchat question, would you rather have sex with the hottest trans woman in the world or the oldest woman in the world? He said right away that he would rather sleep with the oldest woman, because then he wouldn't be gay, as trans women are really just biological men. This infuriated one of the women on the panel to the point where she called him transphobic and stormed out of the room. Her friend called him "hateful" and followed the other girl out of the room in a huff, screaming at him along the way.

Yet another clip showed a young woman attempting to describe her biggest pet peeve when it comes to modern dating. However, it's nearly impossible to understand what she's saying because she uses the filler word "like" 37 times in the span of 48 seconds. Many people mocked her and lamented over the fact that young women largely have no communication skills and are entirely incapable of speaking intelligently.

But these two clips are just the tip of the iceberg. Anyone who spends time on Twitter has encountered the "whatever" podcast over the last few weeks. You've probably seen a clip at some point and laughed at it. But why is this show so popular? Why are so many people watching these videos? They must be touching on something that is happening in our current culture.

The "Whatever" Podcast Sheds Light on How Toxic Young Women Can Be

Without fail, podcast host Brian manages to bring on multiple women each week who will make you lose the last bit of faith you had left in humanity. They talk about their most depraved dating experiences, what qualities they're looking for in men, and how much money they make on OnlyFans or other sex work. Sometimes they argue with Brian, another guy sitting at the table, or even with each other. It can be difficult to watch at times, and you might find yourself cringing, but it's a train wreck you simply can't look away from.

"We're all in our early 20s. This is the time to, like, explore and find yourself," a girl said in one of the "Dating Talk" episodes. This sentiment is very commonly used by young women, and it was made popular by the likes of Eat, Pray, Love and Wild and various other rom-coms over the last 10-15 years. Women, especially those in their 20s, should get the wild years out of their system and live without any boundaries so they can really find out who they are on the inside.

"When you say 'explore and find yourself,' does that mean just get run through by a bunch of dudes?" Brian asks. "I'm just translating here."

He has a smirk on his face when he says it, but there is some truth to Brian's question. When young women today talk about being free and using their 20s as a time of exploration, it almost always includes sleeping around with a lot of guys and not worrying about the implications. After all, they're young and carefree. Now's the time to date multiple guys and maybe even take on a sugar daddy or two.

A woman in another episode complained about how shallow men are. "Men are so superficial," she claimed. Moments later, Brian asked her if she would ever date a guy who was shorter than her. "Absolutely not," she answered. "At least 6'2." She revealed that she is 5'5. This clip has more than 1 million views on Twitter alone.

"I already know I'm going to have a great relationship with whoever I'm with. They will put up with me," another girl said in another episode. Chase, who is a repeat guest on the show, pointed out how ridiculous it sounds that she expects a man to just "put up" with her, without any questions. She mocked Chase and said he just wants a "holy girl," but that girl will only end up having sex with him once a week.

Another clip showed a few women talking about how much they love "big d*ck energy." Brian pointed out that women are allowed to throw out body-shaming terms like "small d*ck energy" and act like a man's anatomy (which he can't control) somehow determines his personality, but it would be a cancellable offense to use terms like "loose p*ssy energy" or "fat girl energy."

In another clip, a woman claimed that she didn't need a man in her life. She likes men, but she certainly does not need one. Brian pointed out that everything in her life has been built and maintained by men, and she wouldn't even be able to function in her day-to-day life if it weren't for men who have kept everything in order for her.

"If you believe in gender equality, don't you think you ought to split the bill on the first date?" Brian asks another woman who describes herself as a feminist who supports gender equality. She seemed shocked at the question. She said she didn't believe that women should have to split the bill on the first date.

"Being a feminist is just doing whatever you want to do and not being bashed by society for that," she said. "Obviously, like, standing up for, like, women's, like, rights and stuff like that." She continued to trip over her words and maintained her answer that women shouldn't have to pay on the first date. It was painful to watch, to say the least.

There are hundreds of other clips that we could share to prove the same point, but it all comes down to what the Gen Z woman has become: an entitled, selfish person who believes that women are oppressed and men are spoiled, and that she should be able to live her life in any way she wants without any consequences. The women who appear on this podcast are usually physically beautiful, but they have a completely backwards approach to dating. They expect men to be perfect—tall, rich, polite, and handsome. And yet they scoff in the face of men like Chase who are looking for a virtuous, kind woman who doesn't sleep around promiscuously with any guy she is attracted to. Gen Z women have been led to believe that they are the ones who have been systemically discriminated against for years and that men have had it easy. That's why they place double standards on men without thinking twice and why they demand that men simply accept them the way they are, even if they are participating in degenerate behaviors such as OnlyFans.

The "Whatever" Podcast Is a Compelling Look into the Cultural Zeitgeist

What's so interesting about the "whatever" podcast is that women simply expose themselves. With the likes of Andrew Tate, who paints a picture and describes how feminism has destroyed women and Western society, this podcast reaches the same point but with a different strategy: just letting women tell us who they really are and what feminism has turned them into. This is why the show has gained so much popularity on YouTube and any other social media platform. If you look at the comment section on YouTube, most of them are appalled at how these women act. They're shocked that these young women could be so lacking in self-awareness and yet be so confident in themselves.

This show is a fascinating look at the cultural zeitgeist, which literally translates to "spirit of the times." Most people realize by now how destructive feminism was for our society, and these women are the proof of it. Viewers are so fed up with the modern feminist narrative that they get great joy out of watching these women be exposed or get wrecked with a simple question from Brian. It's entertaining for people to watch these women's feminist ideas crumble in real time.

The "whatever" podcast also sheds light on the critical race theory that has taken over society, hand in hand with feminism. A young woman who shares that she is half-black and half-white claims that all cops are pigs and that they contribute to the racist prison system that enslaves people of color and forces them to work for dimes and pennies. Brian says calmly that he disagrees with her take on law enforcement, and she says with a nasty tone, "Yeah I bet you do, white boy."

Her rant was word for word a regurgitation of critical race theory, and she immediately reduced Brian to the color of his skin, which would have been considered a grave offense if someone did the same to her.

In another clip, when Brian was trying to explain why body count matters to men, a young woman responded angrily and said he didn't need to "mansplain" anything to her. He looked at her and wondered why she would say something so sexist.

"You're literally a white man looking at me, telling me... if you can't see how you being a white man has anything to do with, like, the power you have in conversation, then I don't even want to, like, talk about that," she said. The clip, though uncomfortable to watch, is yet another insight into the critical race theory that has permeated Gen Z's brains.

The "whatever" podcast may seem like a shallow, silly YouTube channel, but it actually offers an accurate representation of the social ills that have plagued Gen Z for some time now. It has gained such popularity because it shows in real time just how far our society has fallen—and perhaps how doomed the future of our culture is. And perhaps the most disturbing part is, the women who volunteer to appear on this show don't even understand that they are being propped up as the prime examples of how inconsistent, illogical, and misinformed their generation is.

Are "Whatever" Podcast Clips Going Viral Because They're An Accurate Representation Of What Gen Z Women Have Become? (2024)


How popular are podcasts with Gen Z? ›

On the Spotify platform alone, more than three billion podcast episodes were consumed by Gen Z listeners in just the first half of 2023, according to Spotify's Global Culture Next Report, which was a 76% increase year on year.

What is the gender study of Gen Z? ›

There is a 20-percentage point difference between Gen Z men (60%) and Gen Z women (40%) when it comes to thinking women's equality discriminates against men. Two in three (65%) across 31 countries agree that women won't achieve equality in their country unless men taken actions to support women's rights too.

What is the divide between genders? ›

The gender divide, or gender gap, describes the disparity between different genders in society, and in turn the labor market and business world, including inequality of opportunity, pay, progression, and benefits.

What content does Gen Z like the most? ›

Podcasts are also gaining popularity among Gen Zers, with podcast listening projected to rise significantly by 2027. Gen Z is all about gaming, showing higher engagement rates compared with previous generations. This generation's media habits reflect a clear shift toward digital experiences and interactive content.

Are podcasts gaining popularity? ›

Podcasting is an increasingly popular pastime in the U.S., and close to 70 million people listened to podcasts in 2023. This number is projected to rise even further, reaching over 110 million listeners by 2029.

What are Zoomer girls? ›

A “Zoomer” is someone from Generation Z. The following birth year ranges are approximate: (Baby) Boomers (1945–1960), Generation X (1961–1981), Generation Y (Millennials) (1982–1996), Generation Z (1997–2017). People in Generation Z are the children of Generation X-ers and the grandchildren of Boomers.

What is the zoomer age? ›

It refers to the generation born between 1997 to 2012. This generation is also called zoomers. This puts the age group for Gen Z in the range of 6-24 years old in 2021. It is the new generation succeeding millennials and proceeding towards generation Alpha which is the current cohort.

What does z in Gen Z stand for? ›

Boomer refers to people born between 1946-1964. After boomer comes Generation X, which was 1965 to 1980. Then came Millennial, and after that was Generation Z, or Gen Z. Gen Z refers to people born between 1995 and 2010. The 'Z' in the name means "zoomer", as this is the first generation known to 'zoom' the internet.

How many sexes are there in intersex? ›

What is the gender of people who are intersex? People who are intersex have a range of gender identities, just like everyone else. Some people who are intersex consider their gender to be intersex. Others identify as female, male, nonbinary or a different gender.

How many genders are there scientifically? ›

When biologists speak of sex being “binary,” we mean something very straightforward. There exist only two sexes, which are fundamentally rooted in the binary classification between sperm and ova. Males have the function of producing small gametes (sperm), and females large gametes (ova).

What are the 11 gender identities? ›

There are many different gender identities, including male, female, transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit, third gender, and all, none or a combination of these.

What age group uses podcasts the most? ›

Podcast Listener Statistics by Age
  • Based on the age of podcast listeners worldwide in 2023, 48% are 12-34, 35% are 35-54, and 18% are over 55.
  • Based on the age of podcast listeners in the US in 2023, 36% are 12-34, 30% are 35-54, and 34% are over 55 years old.
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What genre does Gen Z listen to the most? ›

The Most Popular Music Genres Among Generation Z:
  • Hip Hop.
  • Pop.
  • R&B.
  • Alternative Rock.
  • Electronic Music.

How many youth listen to podcasts? ›

Podcast listening among children in the United States as of spring 2020, by age group
CharacteristicShare of respondents
May 29, 2024

What is the number 1 most listened to podcast? ›

1 ▶–Joe Rogan The Joe Rogan Experience
2 ▶–Tucker Carlson Network The Tucker Carlson Podcast
3 ▲1Cash, Maverick, Kate, Harper The LOL Podcast
4 ▶–Smosh Smosh Reads Reddit Stories
5 ▲1Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network Shawn Ryan Show
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