'LadyGang': Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek step out of their sweatpants for podcast-turned-TV talk series
The hit podcast 'LadyGang' is now coming to our TV screens. Keltie refuses to eat sushi before the shoot day, Jac wears crop top on set and Becca cries on the show
October 28! come already!
The hit podcast 'LadyGang' is now coming to our TV screens and we can't wait to see Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek, in action as they 'pod'cast away their unfiltered opinions, good week/bad week anecdotes while demonstrating how to be a boss in life.
With 'LadyGang' now becoming a talk series on E!, Meaww catches up for an exclusive interview with the three leading ladies, the funniest and the smartest, at least to me and millions of fans, as they share 'never-known' facts. Their podcast that went on to win awards has always made us feel a little less lonely, while the trio made us feel we could grab a quick coffee with them.
The difference between the OG podcast and the reality talk series? We get to see them. They glam up instead of talking to us in their sweatpants. And they have to get up early now.
The award-winning podcast is now a TV series and millions of fans are excited to connect with the three of you even more. What is the most significant change you have witnessed when recording a podcast and filming a talk series now? How do you think this change will affect your audience?
KELTIE: Well, first of all, the podcast isn’t going anywhere! We love our OG LadyGang and we will continue to do our podcast twice a week. The TV show allows us to expand our reach and bring our special brand of female empowerment to even more gals. But mostly, it means we have to brush our hair and get out of our sweatpants which we rarely do when recording podcasts.
JAC: We have really tried our hardest to keep the “podcast” portion of the show as close as possible to our actual podcast recordings. We are keeping some of our original segments like Good Week / Bad Week and Allegedly Wassa Happening because they are listener favorites. The biggest difference is uh…the 20 people in the room watching us! And the fact that we’re used to recording our podcast in sweatpants and no makeup. Oh, and the 4 am wake-up time.
BECCA: The biggest change is that (unlike the regular podcast) we actually have to wear makeup and pants to do our jobs! But seriously, we wanted to make sure we didn’t stray too far from the original format of the podcast so we (along with our incredible producers) have taken the podcast and figured out ways to simply elevate the experience for television. And hopefully that means welcoming even more awesome women into our little community we’ve created.
How would you describe your 'The LadyGang' journey in one word?
'The LadyGang' has exponentially grown in the last three years. Where do you see 'The LadyGang' in three years from now?
KELTIE: Hopefully in three years we will have convinced Oprah to come on our podcast.
JAC: The LadyGang was never just meant to be a podcast. We have always wanted to grow this baby into an empire. We are currently working on so many different off shoots of The LadyGang brand, such as a book deal, a lady beer, podcast network, etc etc etc. We want to work with other lady bosses and grow this brand into something huge with the support of our awesome community of women.
BECCA: I honestly have no idea and that feels great!
What is your fondest memory of filming the season?
KELTIE: Learning about rumpology, freeganism and when Adam Rippon choreographed an ice skating routine for us.
JAC: Karamo Brown from Queer Eye made me cry and I hope I’m not an ugly crier!
BECCA: My fondest memory so far was from our very first day of shooting. I looked around the room and saw more women than men on the crew and the creative team. In that moment we realized that we were doing something really f-ing cool.
Please tell us a fun fact or a little-known fact about the other 2/3 'The LadyGang' members.
KELTIE: Jac and I have a mutual ex-boyfriend and Becca cries on our TV show.
JAC: Keltie refuses to eat sushi before a shoot day and Becca is a secret softie.
BECCA: Keltie orgasms over organization and Jac has worn a crop top in 100% of the scenes on LadyGang TV.
When and how did you realize that your podcast had become extremely popular and fans were loving it? What was your reaction?
KELTIE: All of a sudden everywhere we went ladies started stopping us at the grocery store, in Home Goods, at the gym, in airports...everywhere we went ladies would come up to us and tell us how much they loved the LadyGang. We all felt happy that it was catching on!
JAC: I think getting noticed in real life from The LadyGang is always the coolest thing ever. Becca, Keltie and I all come from different backgrounds and have made a professional name for ourselves in different ways, but we have all found that girls are WAY more excited about The LadyGang over anything else we’ve done in our lives. The way our podcast and the community has grown has been so organic and meaningful.
BECCA: The first time I realized people were ACTUALLY listening to the podcast was when a girl ran up to me in public and instead of saying “I love Glee,” she said “I love the LadyGang!”
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What are your expectations from the upcoming show?
KELTIE: Our goal from the beginning has been to make women feel less alone while they are stumbling through womanhood. We talk about all the things that you are sometimes too scared or embarrassed to talk about with your doctors or even closest friends.
JAC: When we signed on for the show, we made it very clear that we are going to be nothing less than authentically ourselves, and in doing so, hopefully we can inspire other women to be authentically themselves as well. In a world that is so divisive and negative, we want to invite and unite ladies from all backgrounds to come sit at our table, make a new friend, and maybe get a little bit tipsy.
BECCA: Zero expectations....just the simple goal of creating a unique, raw and fresh TV show! I want women to know it’s ok to speak your mind...and to talk about poop.
The 'LadyGang' premieres on October 28 at 10:30 pm ET.