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Don’t Let This Flop

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.

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Even Lea Michele Is Having a Better Week Than Doja Cat

Don’t tell us not to live, just sit and puttah! Life’s candy and the sun’s a ball of butta! Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on our paraaaaaade. Listen, as far as we’re concerned, there is only one story this week, and that is Lea Michele being officially cast as Beanie Feldstein’s replacement in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Not to be dramatic but it is the most formative event in history since the Indus Valley development of modern grain farming in 4,000 BCE, without which we would have no cereal! But in the event that you are not deeply invested in the fact that the girl from Glee will be assuming the role of Fanny Brice in a revival of a mediocre Broadway show from the 1960s, this week we’ve also got Elon Musk copping to a breeder fetish, Tucker Carlson shrieking like a bat about how porn and antidepressants cause school shootings, Doja Cat getting canceled for being too horny for Joseph Quinn, and Drew Barrymore barking, for some reason, because she learned how to count windows. [In Larry David voice] Good for her! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


13 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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Kelly Ripa's Aversion to Chewing Foods Is Bumming TikTok Out (feat. Carley and Mercedes)

Who’s the worst person you know to come out against Roe v. Wade being overturned? Whoever it is, scratch that, because the answer is almost certainly OJ Simpson, who came out on Twitter to give his…extremely un-asked-for opinion on the topic. This week on DLTF, we talk terrible men who have surprising opinions on the Dobbs decision, as well as the TikTok internal shower trend (spoiler: it made ½ of us poop), abortion Venmos, movie theaters we’ve gotten kicked out of, Horace the naked dancing man, and creepy-ass What I Eat In a Day videos. We also welcome Carley and Mercedes, the OnlyFans influencer couple who may or may not be sisters, to talk about their DNA test journey, what their moms think, and whether or not they’re doing this for clout.For more information on where to donate to abortion fund resources please visit this website: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/abortion-funds-to-donate-to-how-to-help-1351451/Other links we reference in the episode: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/cinema-bans-push-back-on-minions-viral-trend-1377971/https://www.tiktok.com/@healthyhappy_rachelmoore/video/7107966864873049390https://www.tiktok.com/@meredithmlynch/video/7114816521599323435https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/diet-fitness/a31899667/kelly-ripa-food-diary/https://www.insider.com/horace-tiktok-filter-viral-interview-creator-2022-6https://www.bonappetit.com/people/article/kelly-wearstler-interview-with-bon-appetit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


6 Jul 2022

Rank #2

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Justin Timberlake Is Having His Matthew Morrison Moment (feat. Rebecca Jennings)

This week on the internet, a lesbian OnlyFans creator couple found out they may be sisters, a TikToker is very publicly horny for Steve Irwin’s himbo son, and Justin Timberlake continues his downward spiral into cultural irrelevancy with his viral Beat Ya Feet dance (and proves that JC was the best NSyncer all along). Plus, Ej discusses her trip to VidCon (culminating in a hearty dose of petty theft!) and Vox senior correspondent Rebecca Jennings visits to discuss how the Minions became a symbol for the proleteriat. Steve Carell could have written Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, but Karl could never have written Minions: The Rise of Gru.Links we refer to in this episode: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/rockstars-minecraft-are-giving-teens-something-root-online-rcna35386https://www.vox.com/the-goods/23177505/minions-2-rise-of-gru-explained-capitalismhttps://www.tiktok.com/@carleyandmercedes/video/7110345182012280070?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6CQQ8SPPt0https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-tragedy-of-britney-spears-2-254735/https://www.tiktok.com/@megangrass12/video/7109012062063562030?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


29 Jun 2022

Rank #3

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Chris Evans Is Single-handedly Revitalizing Boston’s Tourism Industry (feat. FaveTikToks420)

We at DLTF have gone on record as being distinctly anti-Boston on this podcast. It’s a bad city with awful bars, terrible food and racist energy. And yet, Chris Evans on the promo tour for Lightyear is making a generation of millennial women want to pack their bags and move to Beantown. What kind of witchcraft is this? Also discussed: Camila Morrone reaches her Leo girlfriend expiration date, why Elvis is canceled (again) (also, exactly how many pounds of poop he had in his colon when he died), why pandas probably aren’t real, and why TikTok is trying to get you to start selling feet pics on FeetFinder. (Girl, don’t do it, it’s not worth it.) Feat. Leia Jospe, the mastermind behind our favorite repository of cringe content, FaveTikToks420. Happy Camila Morrone turns 25 day to all! Links referred to in this episode:https://www.tiktok.com/@warnerbrosau/video/7105931468232199425?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pchttps://www.rollingstone.com/feature/elvis-presley-business-revenue-953324/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/09/technology/birds-arent-real-gen-z-misinformation.htmlhttps://www.insider.com/leonardo-dicaprio-girlfriends-reddit-chart-20193https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/viral/tiktok-feetfinder-viral-video-sponsored-content-undisclosed-ad-rcna32400https://www.gq.com/story/chris-evans-gq-july-2011-cover-storyhttps://www.tiktok.com/@accesshollywood/video/7107257753630182702?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


22 Jun 2022

Rank #4

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Nick Cannon Is Having the Ultimate Feral Girl Summer (feat. @__mull)

This week’s ep has everything: breeder fetishes, ASMR, and a himbo who is either sleeping or dead, we’re not sure which one. Brittany and Ej kick off their careers as aspiring ASMRtists with a new Flop or Not? segment to try out TikTok’s “Healthy Coke” trend, aka balsamic vinegar and seltzer water, before parsing the Shein human trafficking hoax, the latest season of Love Island, and explain what serial lady-boofin’-inner Nick Cannon, Jeffrey Epstein, and a hot professor who sells sperm in a Target bathroom on Atlantic Ave. have in common. Feat. an interview with Feral Girl Summer creator Mollie and a very special Himbo of the Week, a horse named Sugar who is either sleeping or dead.Links referred to in this episode: https://www.tiktok.com/@mandyvjones/video/7106302944194071851?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc > https://www.businessoffashion.com/news/retail/report-shein-violating-labour-laws/ https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cries-for-help-shein-fast-clothing/ https://nypost.com/2017/06/17/sperminator-has-sired-dozens-of-kids-and-there-could-be-more-coming/ https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jeffrey-epstein-doctors-fertility-clinics-semen-875094/ https://www.bt.com/tv/entertainment/love-island-contestants-cast https://www.tiktok.com/@__mull https://www.today.com/popculture/popculture/what-is-feral-girl-summer-meaning-rcna28179 https://twitter.com/jimrosecircus1/status/1535989916001247232?cxt=HHwWgICxnZms99AqAAAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


15 Jun 2022

Rank #5

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BONUS: Catfish Aren't Always the Bad Guys": feat. Deleesa and Trevor from Netflix's The Circle

This week on Don't Let This Flop, we have a special treat of a bonus episode for superfans of Netflix's The Circle: Deleesa and Trevor St. Agathe, the winner and runner-up of Season 2 and Season 4 respectively, and the king and queen catfishes of The Circle. Brittany and Ej have Deleesa and Trevor to spill the tea from last season (and what backstabbing convos didnt make it onto the show), why no woman has ever won playing The Circle as themselves, and why everyone uses those cheesy-ass hashtags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


10 Jun 2022

Rank #6

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Charlie Puth vs. Laura Bush Smackdown

Why is the Queen the same size as Paddington Bear? What is worse: being a grown man who openly brags about masturbating to Maroon 5 and ironically using the word “hungies”; or being a former First Lady married to a war criminal? And who, pray tell, lied to Liam Payne about his Spotify streams? Plus, Brittany and Ej unpack the inherently homophobic nature of the mere existence of Matthew Morrison, uncover Rush Limbaugh’s past as a Pizza Hut spokesmodel, and determine once and for all the best frozen pizza brand on the market.Links referenced in this episode:Charlie Puth On TikTok, Dating Apps, & Writing Songs To Turn You Onhttps://twitter.com/mrmikecowan/status/1533164454057332736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1533164454057332736%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.townandcountrymag.com%2Fsociety%2Ftradition%2Fa40195878%2Fqueen-elizabeth-paddington-bear-platinum-jubilee-video%2Fhttps://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/liam-payne-one-direction-interview-logan-paul-podcast-1361543/https://www.eonline.com/news/1333278/matthew-morrison-sounds-off-on-blatantly-untrue-statements-about-his-sytycd-firing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


8 Jun 2022

Rank #7

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The Queen Isn’t Dead, But The Mormon MomTok Swinger Circle Sure Is (feat. dinonuggets.jpg)

Today marks the launch of Pride Month, a time of elaborate parades and trying not to get body glitter in your $11 vodka soda. It is also a time when large corporations pretend they care about queer rights by (drumroll) unveiling Live Laugh LGBTQ and Yass Kween tees. We had Dinonuggets.jpg, aka Connor Clary, on to talk about 2022 corporate pride merch, and how it manages to get more and more cringe each year. Plus: the debut of our “Is the Queen Dead” segment, and also, should you be scared of monkey pox? What, exactly, is the Mormon MomTok swinger controversy everyone is talking about? And who cares who Florence Pugh is dating (spoiler: we do)?Links referenced in this episode: https://www.tiktok.com/@hannahkosh/video/7102235678242589994https://www.tiktok.com/@c4news/video/7101546159323237638?_t=8SkgFbN5vG2&_r=1https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdWHMJuV/?k=1https://www.tiktok.com/@996.jz/video/7102507113498381611 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


1 Jun 2022

Rank #8

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F*cking Nerds is the Best Way to Get Your Instagram Account Back (feat. Kitty Lixo)

Why is Halsey beefing with her label on TikTok? Is a double yellow-headed Amazon parrot on TikTok giving Harry Styles a run for his money? Do we care that the elusive gossip master behind DeuxMoi is just a rich 30-something white lady (allegedly)? This week on Don’t Let This Flop, we’ve got all that plus the breastfeeding vs. formula wars, the Titty Crow from The Witch making his triumphant return, and OnlyFans model Kitty Lixo revealing how she managed to defeat the powers-at-be at Meta with some good old-fashioned nerd back-breaking. Introducing our new segment, Is The Queen Dead? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


25 May 2022

Rank #9

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Cara Delevigne, Can You Chill? (ft. Terra Newell)

In 2016, Terra Newell killed her stepdad in self-defense. Her stepfather’s scams and Newell’s assault that led to his demise was the subject of the Dirty John podcast and TV show. Now, she’s gone viral on TikTok for reclaiming her story. She joined us for an interview. Plus, we wonder if Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” has resurrected the dance challenge, Cara Delevigne’s bad vibes, what we would do if Patti Lupone yelled at us, and crown forever Tumblr It Boy Matthew Gray Gubler our Himbo of the Week.Links we refer to in this episode: https://www.tiktok.com/@jaedengomezz/video/7089557135012515118https://www.tiktok.com/@lizzo/video/7096543593623457067?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7015988220497643013 https://twitter.com/iconrouge/status/1521627108505755649?s=20&t=ClyFjrwsQ-6DRB2zJdysZwhttps://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/05/16/cara-delevingne-megan-thee-stallion-billboard-music-awards/ https://twitter.com/stuckiny2k/status/1526005754594897921?s=21&t=s50JXv5CAvtDEjO4MNAQ6g https://twitter.com/themascsinger/status/1524369022095081473?s=21&t=WCwZ_RvRTZCMqpBLz33csw https://www.tiktok.com/@terranewell/video/7095542636840340779https://www.tiktok.com/@thepeoplegallery/video/7096967895342779691 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


18 May 2022

Rank #10