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Don’t Let This Flop is an all-new weekly podcast from Rolling Stone, centered around a roundup of this week in TikTok trends and memes, from dances to recipes to makeup challenges to creepy viral videos to celebrity videos to grassroots campaigns intended to raise awareness of social issues. Join hosts Brittany Spanos and EJ Dickson as they unpack their significance, with a special guest every week breaking down the latest trends in TikTok. Some of these stories will be silly; some will be more serious. All will have wider implications outside the world of TikTok.

Don’t Let This Flop is an all-new weekly podcast from Rolling Stone, centered around a roundup of this week in TikTok trends and memes, from dances to recipes to makeup challenges to creepy viral videos to celebrity videos to grassroots campaigns intended to raise awareness of social issues. Join hosts Brittany Spanos and EJ Dickson as they unpack their significance, with a special guest every week breaking down the latest trends in TikTok. Some of these stories will be silly; some will be more serious. All will have wider implications outside the world of TikTok.

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United States

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Don’t Let This Flop is an all-new weekly podcast from Rolling Stone, centered around a roundup of this week in TikTok trends and memes, from dances to recipes to makeup challenges to creepy viral videos to celebrity videos to grassroots campaigns intended to raise awareness of social issues. Join hosts Brittany Spanos and EJ Dickson as they unpack their significance, with a special guest every week breaking down the latest trends in TikTok. Some of these stories will be silly; some will be more serious. All will have wider implications outside the world of TikTok.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Himbo Holiday Spectacular

12/1/2021
For DLTF's very special holiday episode, cohosts Brittany Spanos and Ej Dickson are doing an expanded version of their weekly Himbo of the Week segment, in which they celebrate the hot men of TikTok. From mustachioed wilderness explorers and ASMRtists to sweatpants-wearing shirtless Irish-Nigerian models to tattoo artists to axe-wielding, muscle-bound fitness influencers who spout motivational bullshit on Twitter, we're giving thanks to the sexy lugs of social media who make our For You...

Duration:00:34:36

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Dick Mabbutt, and the Toxicity of Hinge Voice Prompts

11/24/2021
On TikTok, Francis Bourgeois — a gleeful young man who is introducing a new generation to the old-school art of trainspotting — has amassed 1.5 million followers with his highly enthusiastic posts sharing his love of trains. With his trusty GoPro-style camera in tow, he celebrates the glory of "marvelous locos" across Great Britain (including one named Dick Mabbutt) taking followers behind the scenes of railway stations and depots. Other topics discussed on this episode include lesbian...

Duration:00:36:05

Taylor Swift, Astroworld Conspiracy Theories, and Hilary Duff’s Weird Shoulder Dancing

11/17/2021
One of the biggest trends on TikTok over the past few weeks is a 2007 video of Hilary Duff dancing poorly to a perfume ad on the Today Show. The actor and singer recently made a resurgence in a viral clip of the morning show performance to promote her perfume With Love...by Hilary Duff, as well as the eponymous single she released with the fragrance. Another video, a performance of the single with the same choreography on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has also gone wildly viral, spawning...

Duration:00:41:40

Pete Davidson’s D**k, the Ed Sheeranaissance, and John Travolta and Tommy Lee's BFFship

11/10/2021
It's no secret that Ed Sheeran has historically been considered, for lack of a better term, uncool. The Brit's musical output skews on the schmaltzier side, and tracks like "Perfect" and "Thinking Out Loud" have traditionally been considered wedding dance songs or the soundtrack for freshman high schoolers' first experience with digital penetration. Yet a new wave of fans on TikTok are begging the question: is Ed Sheeran actually awesome? On this week's Don't Let This Flop, co-hosts Spanos...

Duration:00:35:02

Selena Gomez and Chris Evans, Maneskin, and the DuoLingo Owl vs. Mr. Peanut

11/3/2021
TikTok is a platform populated primarily by teenagers, a demographic that can smell inauthenticity a mile away. So as it becomes more mainstream, how can brands gain traction on it? This week on Don't Let This Flop, cohosts Brittany Spanos and Ej Dickson spoke to the TikTok voice behind the DuoLingo owl itself, Zaria Parvez, the social media coordinator for DuoLingo, asking such burning questions as how brands can thrive on TikTok, whether she's ever gotten in trouble for making the owl too...

Duration:00:41:00

Anna Marie Tendler, a 38-Step Skincare Routine, and Cancelling Noodle the Pug

10/27/2021
On this week's episode of Don't Let This Flop, cohosts Brittany Spanos and Ej Dickson take on Noodle the Pug — namely, how his oversaturation has effectively canceled him. (Thanks, Today Show.) They also discuss a viral 38-step (!!!) skincare routine that's infuriating thousands of millennial women across the internet, Anna Marie Tendler's triumphant debut on TikTok (teaching us how to put on a duvet cover, no less!), and a Himbo of the Week who believes the correct way to eat guacamole and...

Duration:00:37:26

ABBA, MGK and Megan Fox Being Horny on Main, and Transphobia on TikTok (with guest Abbie Richards)

10/20/2021
Did Mamma Mia 2 deserve an Oscar? Are Megan Fox and MGK cosplaying Bella and Edward from Twilight? And what is the correct pronunciation for Dua Lipa: Due Lipé or Dula Peep? These are some of the burning questions addressed in this week's episode of Don't Let This Flop, in which we discuss the resurgence of ABBA on TikTok, the iconically horny British GQ shoot, and a shocking new study on how TikTok's algorithm can potentially lead people to adopt transphobic views. Featuring study author...

Duration:00:40:25

Emily Mariko’s Aspirational Salmon, Vegan Cooking Videos, and Couch Guy’s Body Language

10/13/2021
What was really going on when Lauren visited her boyfriend Robbie at college, surprising him as he sat on a couch with three girls? It turned into TikTok’s hottest clip, of course, with millions of fans picking apart whether the 20-second clip was definitive proof of Robbie cheating. After watching roughly 6,000 response videos breaking down theories, we talked to actual body language expert Traci Brown, who reveals which people in the TikTok you should be paying attention to — and it’s not...

Duration:00:40:46

The VIP List, Megan Fox, and Ben Platt's Wig

10/6/2021
This week, we talk with the women behind the most agro restaurant reviews on TikTok: Meg Radice and Audrey Jongens, longtime friends who started posting old nightlife reviews during the pandemic, when all restaurants and clubs were closed. We also discuss whether Megan Fox has replaced Addison Rae as Khloe Kardashian's BFF, what's on Shawn Mendes's For You page, and what the deal is with Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt's wig. Don’t Let This Flop is a weekly podcast from Rolling Stone,...

Duration:00:41:19

Twilight, berries and cream, and Animal Crossing porn

9/29/2021
This week, we're talking about the resurgence of Twilight on TikTok, discussing "Bella, where have you been loca?" and whether Taylor Lautner is more culturally relevant than Jar-Jar Binks (answer: no). We also parse the universal appeal of the Little Lad and the "berries and cream" meme and explain once and for all why everyone is seeing a sexy version of the cat from Animal Crossing on their For You pages. With special guest, actor and content creator Yasmine Sahid (@ladyyasmina1 on...

Duration:00:52:15

Jason DeRulo, Sploshing, and The D’Amelio Show

9/22/2021
Welcome to our inaugural episode. Co-hosts EJ Dickson and Brittany Spanos dive into TikTok to discuss Jason DeRulo and sploshing, the "devious licks" trend, and the D'Amelios. EJ and Brittany will also crown their 'himbo' of the week. Articles we cite: https://www.insider.com/jason-derulo-gooey-food-videos-attract-people-with-fetishes-experts-2021-9 https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2021/5/18/22440937/tiktok-addison-rae-bella-poarch-build-a-bitch-charli-damelio-mediocrity Don’t Let This Flop is...

Duration:00:48:06

Welcome to Don't Let This Flop: This Week in TikTok

8/19/2021
Join Rolling Stone writers EJ Dickson and Brittany Spanos each Wednesday as they keep tabs on TikTok. They'll spot the hottest trends and watch the brightest stars so check back weekly to find out what you're missing on TikTok. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:15