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Join Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim twice a week as we gaze deep into the online abyss—and tell you what’s gazing back.

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    • 4.0 • 571 Ratings

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Join Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim twice a week as we gaze deep into the online abyss—and tell you what’s gazing back.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Rachel Karten on Snark Subreddits and Ryan Sheckler

    Rachel Karten on Snark Subreddits and Ryan Sheckler

    Candice Lim is joined by Link in Bio writer Rachel Karten, whose Substack breaks down how Stanley Cups went viral, why the Duolingo owl got a BBL and how “seemingly ranch” hit supermarket shelves. Karten was a social media manager who started her newsletter after leaving Bon Appétit following a racial and labor reckoning in 2020 that exposed — what the publication themselves called — a “toxic, top-down culture.” Since then, Karten has found a rapt audience of more than 55,000 subscribers who are social media managers like herself, marketing insiders and curious readers who just want to know how and why they’re being influenced at.
    This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, Candice Lim and Rachelle Hampton.
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    • 35 min
    The Greatest Love Story Ever Told…Through TikToks

    The Greatest Love Story Ever Told…Through TikToks

    On today’s episode, Rachelle is joined by her best friend Danielle Hewitt, a producer at Prologue Projects and, formerly, Slate’s daily news podcast What Next. In a deeply revealing exercise, the two go through a selection of the 250 TikToks that Danielle sent Rachelle while the latter was on a six week long social media break.
    But first, Candice breaks down the highlights of Jennifer Lopez’s new documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told.
    This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, Candice Lim and Rachelle Hampton.
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    • 43 min
    Who TF Did Reesa Teesa Marry?

    Who TF Did Reesa Teesa Marry?

    Rachelle and Candice dive deep into the scammer story currently scratching the internet’s itch: Reesa Teesa’s 52-part “Who TF Did I Marry?” TikTok series. On February 14, @ReesaMTeesa detailed the very harrowing story of meeting, dating and divorcing a man she calls “Legion.” She recaps her highly suspicious relationship to a man who courted her in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and allegedly lied about his job, family and previous marriages. From faking phone calls with imaginary siblings to printing out bank statements for accounts that didn’t exist, this story is about the deceit of a man who Reesa Teesa calls “the United Nations of red flags.”
    This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, Candice Lim and Rachelle Hampton.

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    • 53 min
    Inside the Internet’s Hottest—and Messiest—Club

    Inside the Internet’s Hottest—and Messiest—Club

    On today’s episode, Rachelle is joined by Nadira Goffe to dive into the firestorm engulfing two recent interviews on Shannon Sharpe’s delightfully dishy podcast Club Shay Shay. Katt Williams and Mo’Nique sat down with Sharpe in separate three-hour-long interviews that have set the internet ablaze. Both of the legendary comedians dished about their long-standing beefs with figures such as Ludacris, Oprah, Tyler Perry, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, D.L. Hughley, Tiffany Haddish and (somehow!) more. Accusations of Illuminati memberships fly. Cognac is sipped. And a new gossipmonger is born.
    This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, Candice Lim and Rachelle Hampton.

    ICYMI is sponsored by BetterHelp.
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    • 48 min
    The Turbulence of Air Force Taylor

    The Turbulence of Air Force Taylor

    Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim catch up on the latest stories churning the Taylor Swift media machine, from her lawyers sending a cease and desist letter to a college student, to her possibly leading a groundbreaking case against AI deepfakes. Then, they break down the backlash surrounding Emily Mariko, who was criticized by her followers for selling out — and shelling out — a tote bag.
    This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, Candice Lim and Rachelle Hampton.
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    • 46 min
    The State of Dating Apps

    The State of Dating Apps

    Candice Lim is joined by dating culture researcher Lakshmi Rengarajan and culture writer Kate Lindsay to discuss the past, present and future of dating apps. Online dating has been around since the days of dial-up. But apps like Tinder disrupted the market and changed the way we’ve dated for the past decade. Recently, there’s been several trends emerging, from Gen-Z abandoning the apps to baby boomers finding love later in life. So are we witnessing the death of dating apps or have they integrated themselves so deeply into our lives that we can’t live without them?
    This podcast is produced by Se’era Spragley Ricks, Daisy Rosario, Candice Lim and Rachelle Hampton.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
571 Ratings

571 Ratings

TheLazyEditor ,

Fun & sometimes insightful

I really enjoy this show as an “elder millennial” who decided not to join TikTok. This show keeps me in the know and I don’t have to give up even more of my personal data for it.

I started listening this summer, so I only know Rachelle and Candice as co-hosts. They have a good rapport and chemistry. They seem like they’re having fun, which makes the podcast fun too. I hate to admit this because it’s a criticism so often thrown at women podcasters, but … Candice can be annoying. I like her with Rachelle. The show really needs them both.

Also, they discuss reality tv as much as they do internet culture. I’m fine with that. I watch a fair amount of reality tv, and I love their feminist takes on it. But that is part of what they cover.

cinderelochka ,

I can’t deal with the complete vapid nonsense that this host spews

I can’t anymore! I began listening to ICYMI and stuck with Rachelle and her co hosts/guests for a long time, and enjoyed it less and less. I was never looking for some pretentious, high brow podcast content to consume - if I was I would never have listened to this but this past year/season has been appallingly ridiculous. The final episode I’ve stomached is the dreadful latest one the FanCams episode. Where Rachelle and Candice - two valley type girls who hold no diverse opinions or any positive attitudes whatsoever - spent an hour insulting actors, their craft, calling them all “stupid”. It’s just - talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Oh the Irony!!! It’s become unlistenable and as a Slate subscriber and listener to this show since the start- I can no longer endure it. Y’all have lost me, not that y’all care, so bye!

evadbg ,

Disappointed

I don’t think I’ve ever left a review for a podcast before, but I am extremely disappointed with the most recent episode of ICYMI about Gypsy Rose Blanchard. I’ve been listening to this podcast for years and was excited when Rachelle found a new cohost in Candice. However, Candice’s takes sometimes feel off and this episode really solidified it.

It is beyond common knowledge that Gypsy Rose is a victim of horrific abuse. She has been both publicly accountable for what she’s done and has served time in an abusive legal system. Questioning her victim status, calling her manipulative, and acting as if her act of self defense against her abuser makes her a questionable person is just really gross. I don’t know if I’ll be able to listen to episodes with Candice anymore and I wish Rachelle would have weighed in on this episode because I’d bet she would have been more respectful toward survivors.

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