Episodes
Dena and Melissa start the show following up on some more content referencing Noodles the pug who sometimes has no bones, featuring a video from @bree_ann_uhh.  6:20 - VIP List Slander We explain the side of TikTok where people parody, respond, and react to The VIP List account. Featuring clips from @simoneywithadollarsign, @aptheangel, and @barstoolsyria.  14:30 - Video Game Parody  The next trend involves creators pretending to be in a video game and trying to direct their...
Published 10/21/21
Dena and Melissa start the show talking about the lingering couch guy TikToks, featuring content from @sydniarnett and @alyssa__denton.  6:30 - No Bones Pug Next, we obsess over our favorite pug who sometimes has no bones, featuring a video from @jongraz and @_jen_hamilton_.  12:00 - Car Accident TikTok Scandal Melissa is rocked by a car accident TikTok scandal explained by @broneckceo.  21:00 - Audio Trends and Pranks The trend “Oh no, our table, it’s broken” is broken down by...
Published 10/15/21
Dena and Melissa start the show talking about Couch Guy TikTok. The original video was posted by @laurenzarras surprising her long distance boyfriend at college. It uses the song by Ellie Goulding, "Still Falling For You." We talk about parodies and commentaries by @gabriellekraus, @stanleythestanman, @mdsnrh, @michael.collado, @latinapreneur, @michi_smallz, and @fakeroberts.  20:00 - Briggs Tok We’ve become obsessed with Briggs Edwards @briggsedwards on TikTok. He went viral posting a...
Published 10/07/21
Dena and Melissa start the show talking about the latest absurd trend on TikTok: Berries and Cream. Thanks to @knowyourmeme we learn how it started and why TikTokers are obsessed. One creator (@greerhiltabidle) claims to work with the advertisment’s creator, another TikToker (@therapy_thoughts) offers therapy for those stuck on Berries and Cream Tok. There are also remixes with DMX and other musicians.  11:50 - Victoria Paris TikTok We explain the trending hashtag #victoriaparisblockedme....
Published 09/30/21
Dena and Melissa start the show talking about Dena’s marathon progress and the joy of getting friends to join TikTok. Our teacher friends made us aware of this trend called Devious Lick in schools.  3:20 - Devious Lick A trend in schools, kids steal random stuff from their school. Seems to be mostly bathroom stuff. Now videos focus on the teachers reprimanding students.  10:00 - TikTok Song Trends This week, we explain these song trends: “The Assignment” by Tay Money, “You Are Enough”...
Published 09/23/21
Dena and Melissa start the show talking about the latest pop culture news with New York Fashion Week, the Met Gala, and Nicki Minaj. We loved seeing one of our favorite TikTok stars Davis Burleson (guest on episode 27!) at all the NYFW events.  7:40 - TikTok Trends The first TikTok trend this week is making fun of Straight TikTokers pretending to get arrested, but in a thirst-trappy way. We feature videos from @brodywellmaker and @christianmhull. Next, all sides of TikTok came together to...
Published 09/16/21
Dena and Melissa discuss the latest beauty trend on TikTok this week. After @trinidad1967 posted a three minute video showing the instant effects of Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant Firmx Eye, the product has been sold out everywhere. We hear an explainer video from beauty blogger @susanyara.  11:50 He’s All That We devote the rest of the show to discussing “He’s All That,” arguably the first “TikTok” movie, starring Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan. We compare it to the original “She’s All...
Published 09/09/21
Dena and Melissa welcome Hunter Mruz (@huntfobooty) to the podcast this week! Hunter has an ever growing fanbase on TikTok where he uses tarot to spread love, positivity, and wisdom to the masses. We learn more about why Hunter loves TikTok, how he got into Tarot reading, and why Tarot works on TikTok.  We discuss the new trend, “There’s so much you don’t know about me. Like what, are you an axe murderer? Worse.” Hunter gives us his advice for TikTokers, and we end with him pulling a card...
Published 09/02/21
Dena and Melissa discuss the latest trends on TikTok this week. Dena keeps getting the “Stop Scrolling” TikTok. She prefers to be treated like an adult a la Max Balegde (@max_balegde).  ~3:30 “Loverboy” by A-Wall We start the show explaining the latest song trend: “Loverboy” by A-Wall with the voice of  @mr.aphrica over it saying, “Yo bro who got you smiling like that…” Featuring creators: @ryefader, @markuskarkus, and @charliecurtisb. On the flip side, @userwilkg03yrr4 added her own spin...
Published 08/26/21
Dena and Melissa explain the Alabama Sorority Rush AKA Bama Rush takeover on TikTok. We gathered the trending hashtags: #bamarush #bama #rush #rushtok #bama #rolltide  #phimu #sorority #SHEINcares. Featuring videos from: @auntiekrisitstoddkraines,  @whatwouldjimmybuffettdo, @dollypartonwannabe02, @kylie_jung, @blakeannajoy, @conordevoe. Check out all the videos mentioned and more on our blog: 2old4tiktok.com Instagram: @2old4tiktokpod and TikTok: @2old4tiktok_podcast  
Published 08/19/21
Dena and Melissa welcome Kyle Kaplanis, host of the podcast “BizTok for TikTok” and TikTok manager, to the podcast this week! Kyle helped his daughter Jay Vincent (@jaydecandance) grow her TikTok to over 2.4 million followers and exclusively manages two TikTokers on the Top 10 Global List (@justmaiko and @spencerx). He is also starting the first ever Home and Garden division on TikTok with Winni Designs (@winnidesigns).  He tells us about starting a podcast, falling in love with TikTok, and...
Published 08/12/21
Dena and Melissa start the show discussing the Wall Street Journal article about TikTok’s “secretive” algorithm. We feature videos from @professorcasey and @tomlumperson. Trends this week include asking, “Who will ruin the family vacation?” with an example from Jim Gaffigan (@jimgaffigan). There’s a trend where parents prank their kids pretending to touch a dog’s butthole. We talk about the Blue and Red Filter, featuring a video from @reen_machine. Musical TikTok is back with a huge...
Published 08/05/21
The For You Page is full of Olympics content these days. One of our favorite TikTok comedians, Michael Burke (@dmichaelburke), created his own version of the Olympic Theme Song. Reed Kavner (@reedkavner) set his Tinder location to Olympic Village. @tiktokyo2020news covers the latest Olympics news with clips and recaps. @fitswithlogs talks about women in sports, highlighting this year’s female competitors. Leslie Jones (@lesdoggggg) makes hilarious commentary over the Olympics on her TV....
Published 07/29/21
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