Peter Kafka: You got it all.
Lauren Goode: What’s your favorite part of the episode?
Peter Kafka: Well, this is a very inside joke. Has anyone here heard of a Cheetah Girl? Anyone? No.
Kate Knibbs: Aren’t they like a Disney Channel, yeah.
Peter Kafka: Thank you, Kate. We’ve had a long-running debate about whether we could refer to the Cheetah Girls without any other explanation in this.
Lauren Goode: There have been so many notes exchanged about, “Do we leave this in? Do we take this? Cheetah Girl? Former Disney Star Cheetah Girl?” I don’t even know what we landed on. I’m just going to whatever the producers decide. Yes.
Peter Kafka: I literally don’t know. We’re going to find out tomorrow.
Kate Knibbs: This is really embarrassing to admit that I know, but didn’t Rob Kardashian have a long-term relationship with a Cheetah Girl?
Lauren Goode: I just learned this yesterday because Peter Slacked me something and I was like, “OK, good to know. More context.” Yep, Rob Kardashian dated one.
Kate Knibbs: It’s kind of disturbing to me that that just sits in my brain. I’m like, “Oh yeah, of course. Adrienne the Cheetah Girl.
Lauren Goode: Peter, it seems that you have chosen the wrong co-host for this episode. Clearly you should have gone with Kate.
Peter Kafka: I just liked that we did a recommendations and we overlapped on with three of us, in terms of stuff we’ve been consuming recently.
Lauren Goode: That’s pretty good.
Peter Kafka: It was great.
Lauren Goode: Yeah. The mind meld—
Kate Knibbs: I’m going to watch your movie, Mike. I’m going to watch your movie.
Lauren Goode: Good. The mind meld, it’s happening. Despite the lack of Twitter, the mind meld is still happening. Peter, Kate, thank you so much for joining us on this week’s episode of Gadget Lab. It’s great to have you in the lab.
Peter Kafka: Thanks guys.
Kate Knibbs: Thank you.
Lauren Goode: Mike, thanks as always for being a great cohost.
Michael Calore: Thanks as always for being a great cohost.
Lauren Goode: And thanks to all of you for listening. If you have feedback, you can find all of us on Twitter.
Michael Calore: Toot at us.
Lauren Goode: Mastodon, Bluesky, Threads. Just check the show notes. Boone will link to us. By the way, our producer is the excellent Boone Ashworth. Goodbye for now and we’ll be back next week.
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