June 29, 2023

EP. 169 — Penn Badgley

Actor, podcaster, and most thoughtful man Penn Badgley joins Jameela and the two ponder life, love and fame. They discuss his experience becoming an adult in the limelight, what it feels like to be heavily sexualized, why they both don’t enjoy sex scenes, how his fame affects his children, his personal journey with finding peace and happiness, and together they ask the toughest question – what is love?


Check out Penn’s podcast – Podcrushed – wherever you listen.

Follow Penn on Instagram @pennbadgley, TikTok @iampennbadgley and Instagram @podcrushed


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  [00:00:01] Jameela Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. So this week I have the Internet’s boyfriend on the podcast. His name is Penn Badgley. You may know him from Gossip Girl or one of the biggest serial killer shows in the world. You. In which he plays an extremely handsome and strange and charming serial killer. And I didn’t really know a lot about Penn Badgley. Like, to me, he kind of felt more of a mysterious member of the kind of Gossip Girl crew. And so I wasn’t super familiar with him until, you know, obviously I’d see like pictures of him on the Internet or videos and stuff. And he would seem like a kind of like, funny, sweet man. But it wasn’t until I went on his podcast Podcrushed, which is incredibly good and incredibly relatable and fun in which they talk about the kind of ways in which your teen experiences shape you. I highly recommend listening to it, but it was when I was a gu

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