Life of the Party podcast: ASMR videos, publishing scandals and new music you should be listening to

Jay Cridlin joins the podcast to talk about four artists who are sure to blow up this year, including Maggie Rogers, Lizzo, Jade Bird and Billie Eilish. Plus, we review the Grammys and discuss why ASMR videos are the new sleep aids.
Zoe Kravitz in an ASMR inspired commercial for Michelob Ultra. Michelob.
Zoe Kravitz in an ASMR inspired commercial for Michelob Ultra. Michelob.
Published February 15
Updated February 18

Everyone can point to the time they stopped engaging in new culture. You go first.

Now me. It was when I got Sirius XM satellite radio and realized I could just listen to the 90s on 9 all the time. No more was there a need to learn new music by people with face tattoos. I would simply listen to Blues Traveler until I died.

Well, Jay Cridlin says don’t do that. The Times entertainment critic says finding new music can be fun and easy. He joins the Life of the Party podcast this week to highlight four artists you should be listening to right now. We also recap the Grammys, from Cardi B to Kacey Musgraves to that messy Dolly Parton tribute.

And for your stress relief, we dive into the world of ASMR videos, which are basically like a scalp massage for the soul. Maybe you saw the Zoe Kravitz Super Bowl Michelob Ultra commercial? ASMR. Find out why whispering, soft crinkling and tapping are the new sleeping pills.

All that, plus we dish on a couple recent publishing scandals for good measure.

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