Immigrantly Media Presents “Banterly:” A New Podcast Dissecting Gen Z Pop Culture

Co-hosted by Aditi Misra and Aidan Taylor, “Banterly” dissects the latest TikTok trends, contemporary films and TV shows through cultural critique and media analysis from an unfiltered and socially conscious Gen-Z perspective. 

Immigrantly Media Presents “Banterly:” A New Podcast Dissecting Gen Z Pop Culture
"Banterly" is the first project announced following Immigrantly's recent investment from American Public Media Group.

Immigrantly Media has just announced the launch of their third podcast, "Banterly," for pop culture fans who love engaging in complex, critical conversations about all things media. Co-hosted by Aditi Misra and Aidan Taylor, “Banterly” dissects the latest TikTok trends, contemporary films and TV shows through cultural critique and media analysis from an unfiltered and socially conscious Gen Z perspective. 

Meet the hosts of Banterly:

Aditi Misra (she/her) is a recent graduate from Barnard College, originally from Tampa, Florida. She does stand up around New York City and is part of a sketch group called Dem We Boys with her dearest friends (notably, the Boys). Her obsessions are lengthy but include John Mulaney, the NYC Ferry and labor unions. Her biggest fear? Losing her Mort impression. And also bugs.

Aidan Taylor (he/him) is a journalism graduate from NYU, hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. When he’s not writing, sleeping, or eating, you can find him watching every single “Real Housewives” show (besides Jersey), or rewatching the best show of all time, “Glee” (2009–2015). While he’s not a huge movie buff, “The Goonies” (1985), “Pitch Perfect” (2012) and “Shiva Baby” (2020) are his top three (in no particular order). His favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies.  

“Immigrantly’s focus on the importance of uplifting underrepresented voices inspired me to join their team as a co-host for ‘Banterly,’” said co-host Misra. “Our generation is constantly engaging with TV, movies and trends, and we hope to do it in a way that brings diverse identities into the conversation. While I can’t wait to give my hot takes on these topics, I am mainly looking forward to what our listeners think. ‘Banterly’ will ultimately be a two-way conversation, and I hope we all learn something new from it.” 

Co-host Taylor shares, “I was drawn to ‘Banterly’ and Immigrantly Media because of their mission of telling stories from often silenced communities. This new podcast is an exciting way to engage with a younger generation — my generation — on pop-culture. It’ll hopefully be a fun weekly escape for listeners from the craziness of the world and they’ll end up laughing with us and maybe step away with a different perspective.” 

“Banterly” is brought to you by Immigrantly Media, creators of the "Immigrantly" podcast and "Invisible Hate." Funding for “Banterly” is supported by American Public Media Group (APMG). The investment from APMG will be allocated toward innovative storytelling ventures, content licensing initiatives and additional podcasts.

“Banterly” is produced by Shei Yu with executive producer Saadia Khan. Scripted by Michaela Strauther, Aditi Misra and Aidan Taylor. Audio editing and sound design by Steve Martin. Theme music by Simon Hutchinson; other music by Epidemic Sound. 

Episodes of “Banterly” will be released weekly on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and all podcast distribution platforms starting with the launch of the first episode on January 10, 2024. Listen to the “Banterly” trailer here.

Immigrantly Media is a forward-thinking media company that specializes in authentic and unvarnished storytelling to redefine the immigrant narrative. Immigrantly currently comprises two podcasts including its flagship podcast, "Immigrantly," and an investigative true crime podcast,  "Invisible Hate," in collaboration with Rifelion Media. In addition to “Banterly,” two new Immigrantly podcasts are currently in development and set to launch in 2024. 

You can learn more at the Immigrantly Media website and connect with them on Instagram, X (formerly Twitter) and TikTok

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