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Don’t Let This Flop

Rolling Stone | Cumulus Podcast Network

A weekly podcast from Rolling Stone covering the latest in internet news, memes and pop culture - from celebrity gossip to dance challenges to the latest moral panics. Join hosts Brittany Spanos and EJ Dickson as their extremely online minds unpack their significance, with a special guest every week breaking down the latest trends online.

The World's Worst Heterosexuals Are Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani
Apr 13 2022
The World's Worst Heterosexuals Are Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani
This week has been hell, but fortunately for us, it's been a banner week for Straight People — which is why we decided to do a very special Straight People-themed edition of DLTF, exploring the heteros and their shenanigans. First up on the docket are Silicon Valley's favorite hetero lying liars, Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani, an embarrassment to Straights Everywhere, whose weird and disgusting relationship is documented in skin-crawling detail the recent season finale of The Dropout. We also talk about Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's recent Vegas "wedding" (actually just a promo for their Hulu show); Avril Lavigne getting engaged to a guy who was in a throuple with Bella Thorne; and an extremely confusing Instagram post by Andrew Garfield's ex. Featuring a special edition of "Did a Himbo Tweet This, or President Trump?," featuring two-time Himbo of the Week Thoren Bradley. Don’t Let This Flop is a 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 special guests to break 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.  Links we refer to in this episode: Elizabeth Holmes' Lil Wayne seduction scene in The Dropout:  Miller's baffling Instagram post:  of the Week Thoren Bradley:  Kolloquium explaining the Kravis "wedding":  engagement to Mod Sun: more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Does Snoop Dogg Know Where He Is?
Apr 6 2022
Does Snoop Dogg Know Where He Is?
If he does, does he care? If not, should we tell him? Such are the questions raised every week by American Song Contest, the American version of Eurovision that's hosted by a constantly disassociating Snoop and Kelly Clarkson that's currently running on NBC. This week, we mourn the elimination of the absolute bop "New Boot Goofin" as well as discuss Ashley Tisdale blowing the lid off the celebrity Architectural Digest house tour complex by admitting on camera she doesn't actually own books. Not since Dakota Johnson revealed she doesn't actually keep decorative limes in her house have the celebs dropped such a bombshell! Featuring special guest Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz, to talk about Facebook's alleged smear of TikTok; and an extremely annoying dance trend by way of Kazakh kiddie YouTube.  Don’t Let This Flop is a 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 special guests to break 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. Links referenced in this episode: My Name Is, by D Billions  Boot Goofin' by Ryan Charles:  Tisdale's Architectural Digest house tour:   Washington Post, "Facebook paid GOP firm to malign TikTok," by Taylor Lorenz and Drew Harwell  Himbo of the Week:  more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kim and Kanye, the Tinder Swindler, and Swiffergate
Feb 16 2022
Kim and Kanye, the Tinder Swindler, and Swiffergate
For the past two weeks, Kanye West has constantly been posting on his previously dormant Instagram, aggressively campaigning to get his ex-wife Kim Kardashian back. Some of this behavior, such as referring to her current boyfriend Pete Davidson as "Skete" or posting Marvel Civil War memes, has been absurdly comical — but much of it has arguably crossed the line into public harassment, with Kanye most recently ranting about their daughter North's TikTok and posting Kim's messages pleading with him to stop. To help explain what's been going on with Kim and Kanye, we enlisted resident TikTok Kardashians expert @Kardashian.Kolloquium to shed some light on the situation. We also talk about the Tinder Swindler (and whether or not we'd swipe right), a New York magazine piece about fraudster Danielle Miller, and crown a special Valentine's Day-themed Himbo of the Week.  Don’t Let This Flop is a 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 special guests to break 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. Links we reference in this episode: Kardashian Kolloquium's TikTok:  Bluestone's NY Mag piece:  more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices