Sasha Spielberg and Alana Haim revisit awkward moments from their pre-teen years on ‘Free Period’

Society & Culture October 11, 2022
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Artists and best friends Sasha Spielberg and Alana Haim are dishing on some of the most embarrassing moments from their pre-teen years including Bat Mitzvah themes, first kisses, heartbreaks, and more with special guests on their new podcast, “Free Period.”

The BFFs are taking listeners back to awkward times filled with acne, braces, and when your bar or bat mitzvah theme was your life’s most important decision. Sasha and Alana are sharing how these moments forever shaped their lives. On episodes, they’re joined by guests like Este and Danielle Haim, Jessica Capshaw, Kate Berlant, Rashida Jones, Lady Efron, and Benny Drama. 

Sasha Spielberg and Alana Haim said, “We’re best friends who bonded over our super cringy childhood experiences and now, with ‘Free Period,’ we’re excited to share our diary entries and our personal and intimate conversations with the world. We look forward to laughing with our friends, family and guests in reflecting on our most embarrassing and formative years, and we’re thrilled to be on this nostalgic journey with Cadence13.” 

Of the project, Chris Corcoran (Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13) said, “We could not be more excited to partner with Sasha and Alana, whose talent, wit, candor, and longtime friendship make “Free Period” relatable and fun. We welcome them to the Cadence13 family, and look forward to the great things they’ll do in this space.”

Sasha Spielberg is a musician and screenwriter, also known by her stage name Buzzy Lee. Her albums include Spoiled Love and two EP’s: Facepaint EP and an EP with Tommy Mandel called Close Encounters of Their Own Kind. She appeared on JPEGMAFIA’s album All My Heroes Are Cornballs and Denzel Curry’s Melt My Eyez See Your Future. Sasha has opened for Dirty Projectors, Haim, JPEGMAFIA, and more. In 2014, she sold a TV show to ABC, Girls Without Boys, and continues writing for TV and other features. Sasha is also a pet portrait artist with a pet portrait business called “By Sashy.” 

Alana Haim is the guitarist for her band HAIM with her sisters Danielle and Este. They were nominated for a GRAMMY for Album of the Year for “Women in Music Pt III.” HAIM won the 2021 Brit Award for International Group, and an NME Award for Best International band. Alana is also a BAFTA and Critics Choice-nominated actress for her role in the film Licorice Pizza.

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