Crazy Days and Nights is the online anonymous celebrity gossip forum that is basically the online equivalent of the Irish mammy who knows all the goss about "so and so" and "such and such".

Shannon McNamara has been a longtime follower of stories from Crazy Days and Nights — an online library filled with anonymously posted purported celebrity gossip. The entries submitted to the forum are known as "blind items" submitted by close sources, service workers to the stars, or even celebrities themselves. Her podcast 'Fluently Forward' goes into the juicy detail of the most weird and wild celebrity conspiracy and pop culture theories.

McNamara and her cohort of guests delve into the most berserk of celeb 'scandals'. One minute you're thinking "this just can't be true", the next it's 20 minutes into the episode and you're a fully-fledged believer in the alleged 'truths' that Taylor Swift may be queer, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian are most likely just an optical illusion, and that the real Avril Lavigne died a long time ago and was replaced with a doppelgänger.

Her episodes can be categorised into TV and film, 'Modern Family Blinds' wherein she deep dives into the "blinds" of the individual actors, as well as topical people, like her deep dive with "Kardashion-ologist" Kardashian Kolloqium, or even how to recognise 'PR Relationships in Hollywood' — Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, we're lookin' at you.

It's not just all whispers and giggles in the metaphorical corner, both Shannon and her guests bring a scholarly approach to the discussion of celebrity, often with academic backgrounds in philosophy, media theory, and psychology.

In a recent episode, the American podcaster even had Dublin's own Jenny Claffey on the pod to discuss the infamous 'NXIVM' cult and the blind items behind their leaders and beyond. It's worth mentioning that Jenny has a pretty spooky podcast of her own called 'Redroom' where she endeavours to "peel back the curtain on the weird and wonderful".

Sound like your cuppa tea?