Episodes
Dena and Melissa begin the show talking about the weather and how Dena went jet skiing. The first trend is a TikTok video by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) wishing a friend a happy birthday. There was a weird glitch where people sent video replies. Melissa mentions a video from @nemocsnemiahsmith answering the question, “What’s something you’re supposed to like but you find annoying?” The next trend is texting your grandpa. We highlight videos from @anjanaa_aaaa and @meganelizabeth1016. A new...
Published 07/22/21
Dena and Melissa start the show talking about Dena’s last-minute trip to San Diego. They recorded this episode together in the same room. Dena introduces a new segment, “Guess That TikTok Tune.” They discuss trends from @lucybaehr showing her newborn baby, @maddiebrennan_ trying a blindfolded water bottle trend, and @bigbeautyjudi doing pool poses. We explain a song trend called “Stromae Alors on Danse” by megumi & kyo, featuring videos from @usimmango, @j.harris, @miakhalifa,...
Published 07/15/21
Dena and Melissa begin the show discussing the TikTok outage on July 6. Then we talk about the buffering trend, featuring a video from @ourfilipinograndma. Melissa notes that this trend uses a song from Bo Burnham’s Netflix special “Inside.” In fact, a lot of new TikTok trends feature songs from Bo...and The Backyardigans, as @tylershealthylife explains. Dena explains ASMR on TikTok, mentioning accounts @snackshackslimes and @Crackingclayasmrr. We love a Duet from @averagefashionblogger....
Published 07/08/21
Dena and Melissa talk about @raviroundtheworld’s TikTok “The Most Annoying Phrases of 2021.” It’s really just TikTok language. Then, we discuss song trends by SZA (@sza) “SZAS VERSE KISS ME MORE” featuring videos from @rokkninja and @ashray. Next is “ACDC Beegees mashup.” We mention videos from @courtlex_, @monikapagehavens, and @hailiedeegan. “SLEEPZ SOUND” is the next trend, featuring videos from @brynndutelle and @dariong8. The last song trend this week is “Nobody” by Mitski. Ed Sheeran...
Published 07/01/21
Dena and Melissa start the show talking about Dena’s new viral TikTok poking fun at a typical New Yorkers’ FYPs. We move into song trends, featuring a primer video from @emwolfee. We talk about “Super Rich Kids” by Frank Ocean and the trend of filming yourself when you wake up for a series of days. Avril Lavigne (@avrillavigne) joined TikTok and created a video for Sk8er Boi with Tony Hawk. A Schitt’s Creek Musical is hopefully underway thanks to @savannah_locke. We highlight a dance trend...
Published 06/28/21
Dena and Melissa record a second episode together in the same place. They reminisce on their time together in NYC. Pulling from their old sorority days, they discuss the highs of Lucali and the lows of RHONY and Little Island.  6:30 New TikTok Feature:  Melissa saw a time bar on some of her videos recently. You can now drag and move forward or back on TikToks. Presumably, this is still being tested for now and not rolled out to everyone.  8:40 Song Trends: Adult Swim (@adultswim) is...
Published 06/17/21
Dena and Melissa are finally reunited after over a year of the pandemic kept them apart. This episode was recorded together in Dena’s apartment. They talk about their weekend upstate, fear of ticks, and Tick Tok.  4:00 Song Trends: We begin with song trends from The Backyardigans. “Into the Thick of It!” has a dance trend, singalong trend, musical parody (by @rachel.ann.thomas), and lyrical parody (we feature a video from @rich_alfonso). Mark Mallman (@markmallman) explains why the song...
Published 06/10/21
Dena and Melissa welcome Brendan and Dan, hosts of the podcast “Come Thru Queen,” to the show this week. We discuss Bravo celebrities on TikTok, using cities from The Real Housewives as a framework. 6:30 - The Real Housewives of New Jersey We discuss Melissa Gorga’s infamous Turks and Caicos TikTok featuring The Real Housewives All-Stars, and Gia’s song “Wakin’ up in the morning.” 12:40 - The Real Housewives of New York We talk about videos from Kelly Bensimon, Bethenny Frankel,...
Published 06/03/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing the new promotion feature on TikTok. 5:10 ~ We catch you up on what some of our past guests are up to now, including: @cathypedrayes, @mrs.space.cadet, @andrealopezcomedy, @hereinnyc, @karencassssss, @zarnagarg, @rynnstar, @samweidt.  13:15 ~ Song Trends: “Dick” by Starboi3 and Doja Cat, people clip the audio “I’m getting ripped tonight...RIP…” and create TikToks with a little dance and their own lyrics or quote a TV or film monologue. We feature...
Published 05/20/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing ads on TikTok, mentioning ads from Splice, TurboTax, and a male coverup product that Dena keeps seeing. Then, they discuss song trends from @laney.wy “I hate everyone...but mainly you,” “Whole Lotta Money” from Bia, and “Bury a Friend” from Billie Eilish. Doja Cat makes fun of a straight TikToker (@itsnottreylander). We explain a TikTok workout trend, sampling a video from @toriious. We talk about cooking eggs in pesto as the latest food trend....
Published 05/13/21
Dena and Melissa welcome Carolyn Butler, CEO of Borobabi, to the podcast this week! Before the interview, they discuss the new song trend “I was busy thinking about” from “Boys” by Charli XCX. The audio was created by @harusohmasbestie, we mention videos from  @chaselee, @21adw, @wavy350_jv, @graceisntavailable. Then, we explain Small Business TikTok, featuring videos from @aj.rantz and @fashionablysurfed.  8:40 Interview with Carolyn Butler of Borobabi Carolyn explains the concept of...
Published 05/06/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing new features on TikTok like captions and 3-minute time limits, featuring videos from @renegadescienceteacher and @jera.bean. Then, they get into the latest TikTok trends, featuring the song “Hope” by Twista and Faith Evans. The trend uses the “Freeze Frame Slow Zoom” effect. We mention videos from: @sara_smilesatlife, @zachscrap, @loewhaley. Melissa sidebars about a TikTok she saw of a hostess unknowingly greeting Adam Sandler at an IHOP (by...
Published 04/29/21
Dena and Melissa welcome Samantha Hartsoe (@samanthartsoe) to the show! She tells us all about her viral TikTok series “NYC Mystery,” including being featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Samantha tells us about her favorite TikTok trend right now where people list rules for their funeral. Melissa shares her favorite music trend: Time Passing Through by Kaden MacKay (@kadenmackay). They feature duets from @charliecurtisb, @verum_music, @amiraunplugged. Dena brings up her favorite food trend...
Published 04/22/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing TikTok’s new playlist feature and plans to extend video time limits up to three minutes. Then, they explain the latest TikTok song trends including: EL PEPE REMIX by @Rorrovidios, featuring videos from @nayopolk, @larrayeeee, and @jack.wright; Gnarls Barkley Crazy by @stephenkglickman, noting videos from @whoashell, @mrstrudelx, and @rachelldunnn; Hmu if you simp for Updykke (the Reeses Puffs commercial song) by @mclovinballzz (okay, they changed...
Published 04/15/21
Dena and Melissa explain the latest TikTok song trends including: “Esco Like Yhop ft. Shawn P” by user @escoupp (it’s a remix of “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield), “Creds to Ellie Abebe for the trend” by @trashygayghost (using the prompt, “Daily reminder social media is fake”), and Nija Charles. Then they dive into Dog TikTok, discussing trends like: Kiss your dog on the head and record their reaction, show me your pet is clingy, confusing commands, sounds for dogs, and asking your pet to...
Published 04/08/21
Dena and Melissa welcome a very special surprise guest to the show! Tune in to see who it is… Then, they discuss Real Estate TikTok, featuring accounts like: Jake gotta (@jake_gotta), @louisatalksbuildings, @joeythompsoncomedy, @sierrakatherinee, and @samanthartsoe. Next, they talk about the latest song trends including an audio snippet from T-Pain’s “Buy U A Drank” that says, “Talk to me, I talk back.” We highlight videos from @Katalyst_224, @thesingfamily, @dadlifejason, and...
Published 04/01/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing Melissa’s newfound spirituality, which leads them to Manifest and Tarot TikTok. They discuss videos from @pheydrus and @annababycares. Then, they explain the latest song trends including “Be humble” created by @jordanaudiozz. People use the lyrics “So sick and tired of the photoshop” to show themselves with edited photos or makeup then reveal their natural image. Chloe George (@clobuggwannahug) covers Kanye West’s “Ghost Town” and people create...
Published 03/25/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing their first negative review! We’re both very happy about it. Remember to leave your own review if you haven’t yet. Bee Tok ~ 6:50 We explain Bee Tok, the side of TikTok where people save bees. Featuring accounts like: @texasbeeworks, @sk_beekeeping, @mr.mrs.beerescue.  Food Trends ~ 14:45 The latest food trends on TikTok include: Nature’s cereal started by @natures_food and made popular by Lizzo (@lizzo), and making seitan that looks like...
Published 03/18/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah, along with Dena’s new TikTok about Tyler Perry’s involvement.   TikTok Song Trends ~ 2:23 We discuss seven song trends this week including: singing Drivers License (by Olivia Rodrigo) badly, What Did She Say/Jason Derulo song by @mattrandone, original audio by @johnnysibilly01, BGC Drama Effects, Gia Giudice’s song from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Greatest Showman song trends, and “what are the...
Published 03/11/21
Zarna Garg (@zarnagarg) joins 2 Old 4 TikTok this week!    Zarna Garg Interview ~1:50 Zarna tells us about her unlikely journey to becoming a standup comedian. We find out her teenage son taught her about TikTok and encouraged her to start posting videos. She tells us about the opportunities that have come up since going viral on TikTok and how important it was to continue making people laugh during the pandemic.   Standup Comedy TikTok ~41:00  We explore Standup Comedy TikTok, discussing...
Published 03/04/21
Dena and Melissa discuss the viral socks to bed video from @doctorjess, the baby brow TikTok trend, and viral interview pranks from Asif Khan (@tooapree).  Millennial vs Gen Z on TikTok ~6:30 Dena defines millennials and generation Z according to Wikipedia. We highlight videos from the millennial perspective and the gen-z perspective: @mrs.beaton, @glamdemon2004, @alabamaabby, @kelseyfairleigh, @emilythankunext, @reiderrrr, @faketimmychalamet, @itscourtneymichelle, @jchristo1, @lillymyrick,...
Published 02/25/21
Stephen Hart (@realstephenhart) joins 2 Old 4 TikTok this week! Dena and Melissa start the show talking about the Leaning Tower of Pisa prank on TikTok. They also mention the Facetime prank from the Jersey Shore and Below Deck cast going around on TikTok. Dena points out the Kardashian and Jenner family did it a while back. We explain how TikToker  Hannah Farrell (@hfazzz) figured out Kylie was launching a new tequila brand called 818.    Stephen Hart Interview ~7:00Stephen tells us how he...
Published 02/18/21
Mary Kate Mahany (@chronicbaddie) joins 2 Old 4 TikTok this week! Dena and Melissa start the show talking about the Bridgerton TikTok Musical. Mary Kate Mahany Interview: 2:25Mary Kate describes her backstory and how she discovered she had a chronic illness. She tried to connect with people using Reddit and Instagram, but ultimately found her community on TikTok. Because of TikTok, she’s been able to properly diagnose her illness and get advice for how to manage it. Chronic Illness TikTok:...
Published 02/11/21
In this bonus episode, Dena and Melissa try to entertain people who don’t want to watch the Superbowl with a round-up of the most popular trends on TikTok. The top trends and songs right now include: Ted Talks/Tod Talks: @jerabean’s tutorial of the Ted Talks trend explains it allHedge Tok: @killersundy rates hedges in his area Pink scrunch butt leggings: #scrunchleggingsBilly Joel’s “Zanzibar:” @maxmith_ started the trendHeaven vision boards - audio by Ariana (@badgalariri_) which is a...
Published 02/07/21
Michael Judson Berry (@mjudsonberry) joins 2Old4TikTok this week! Dena and Melissa start the show talking about this video they saw where a girl participates in Baylor University’s Dunk for Tuition Challenge (#BaylorDunkForTuition) and the comments were just ruthless. Michael Judson Berry Interview ~ 6:02Michael tells us how he got into TikTok even though he definitely feels too old for it. He’s made friends with so many other creators and comedians through the app. We hear how he created his...
Published 02/04/21