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about the show

Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans?

You're in the right place!

Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We're a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and mass media lacks the talent or clarity to make sense of our shared capitalist nightmare!

matthew lawson

Matthew Lawson is a producer and investigative reporter operating in the Bay Area.

With a focus on exploitation in Big Tech and the intersection of politics in pop culture, Eating For Free became the perfect medium to expose the corporations and celebrties effecting our everday lives.

His side projects include video production, editing, commercial photography, and 3d rendering; current work can be found on his twitter and instagram, respectively.

joan summers

Joan Summers is a writer and journalist. Her investigative work focuses on the intersection of class and identity in an extremely logged-in world, through the useful prism of gossip.

For three years she's helmed the iconic Hollywood gossip column, "Dirt Bag," as well as "Midweek Madness" and more. She's investigated breaking pop culture stories from legal fiascos of The Real Housewives to the downfall of Ellen DeGeneres and the rise of (some) of the world's most famous drag queens.

All in a day's work!