43 episodes

Fyre Fest goes up in flames, Ashlee Simpson bombs on SNL, and somehow even Taylor Swift couldn’t fix the ill-fated Cats movie. Who doesn’t love a good fiasco?! Join us each week as we dissect the most deliciously disastrous flops in recent history. On Wondery’s comedy & pop culture series The Big Flop, host and TikTok superstar Misha Brown unpacks all-time epic fails from Crystal Pepsi to Google Glass with the help of hilarious, highly-opinionated guests in every episode.

Find out what happens when massive hype turns into a major fiasco, and join us as we try to answer the age-old question...Who thought THIS was a good idea?!New episodes come out every week.

Listen to The Big Flop early and ad-free on Wondery+.

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    • 4.6 • 520 Ratings

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Fyre Fest goes up in flames, Ashlee Simpson bombs on SNL, and somehow even Taylor Swift couldn’t fix the ill-fated Cats movie. Who doesn’t love a good fiasco?! Join us each week as we dissect the most deliciously disastrous flops in recent history. On Wondery’s comedy & pop culture series The Big Flop, host and TikTok superstar Misha Brown unpacks all-time epic fails from Crystal Pepsi to Google Glass with the help of hilarious, highly-opinionated guests in every episode.

Find out what happens when massive hype turns into a major fiasco, and join us as we try to answer the age-old question...Who thought THIS was a good idea?!New episodes come out every week.

Listen to The Big Flop early and ad-free on Wondery+.

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    Olestra: The Crappiest Flop of All with Kevin James Thornton

    Olestra: The Crappiest Flop of All with Kevin James Thornton

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    After 30 years of development, Procter & Gamble rolled out a new, calorie-free oil substitute with the luxurious name, Olestra. This “miracle food” was supposed to revolutionize junk food and allow snackers to eat all the chips and crackers they could cram down their gullets without gaining any weight. Unfortunately for Procter & Gamble, Olestra did not help them meet their bottom line. Did customers have trouble swallowing this new and innovative product? Or did they just not like having "anal leakage"?!

    Kevin James Thornton (American Queer, This Ends in Paris) joins Misha to share his gut reactions on Olestra's fallout.

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    George Santos: Snatch Me If You Can with Jon Lovett and Monét X Change

    George Santos: Snatch Me If You Can with Jon Lovett and Monét X Change

    US Congressman George Santos was an inspiring embodiment of the American dream. A son of immigrants who worked his way through the finest universities, rose through the ranks of Wall Street and started his own successful business before winning an election. Only catch? Almost none of it was true. Santos lied, schemed and embezzled his way into Congress until the world caught on and his career vanished in a haze of Hermès garments and Only Fans subscriptions.




    Monét X Change (RuPaul's Drag Race) and Jon Lovett (Pod Save America, Lovett or Leave It) join Misha to gab about the talented Mr. Santos.




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    • 46 min
    Downsizing WeWork with Smosh's Ian Hecox and Courtney Miller

    Downsizing WeWork with Smosh's Ian Hecox and Courtney Miller

    Can the office also be a party? Would you really want it to be? For WeWork’s CEO and founder Adam Neumann, the answer was an unequivocal, hell yes! Neumann propelled his co-working space empire to incredible heights and a valuation over $45B, all while throwing nonstop ragers, hot boxing his private jet, and arm wrestling with Jared Kushner. But when the rent came due, Neumann couldn’t cook the books any further - not even in his personal infrared sauna - and the party was over.




    Ian Hecox and Courtney Miller from Smosh share a desk with Misha to give WeWork its annual performance review.




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    • 46 min
    Beanie Babies Go Bust with Ian Karmel and Brian Moller

    Beanie Babies Go Bust with Ian Karmel and Brian Moller

    When eccentric toy maker Ty Warner created a new line of floppy stuffed animals with cute names and charming poems, he unleashed pure havoc and chaos into the world. At the height of Beanie Mania, people spent their life savings and even assaulted others to collect the rare creatures like Patti the Platypus and Ziggy the Zebra before they “retired”. When the dust settled, fortunes were lost, limbs were broken and Ty (as in, TY INC.), was left holding the big, floppy bag.




    Ian Karmel (All Fantasy Everything) and Brian Moller (B Mo the Prince) join Misha to relive the Beanie Baby bubble,

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    • 40 min
    Dance Moms: Abby Lee Miller Behind Barres with Ronnie Karam and Ben Mandelker

    Dance Moms: Abby Lee Miller Behind Barres with Ronnie Karam and Ben Mandelker

    Abby Lee Miller was the force behind the hit reality show "Dance Moms" where she hurled insults - and occasionally chairs - to motivate future stars like JoJo Siwa and Maddie Ziegler. But while Abby was rising to the top of her own pyramid, she was also choreographing a little thing called financial fraud. Find out what happens when you text your accountant that you "need a little money laundering."




    Ronnie Karam and Ben Mandelker (Watch What Crappens) join Misha to revel in the dizzying details of the Abby Lee Miller story.




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    • 44 min
    How MoviePass Bombed at the Box Office with Jamie Loftus and Austin Nasso

    How MoviePass Bombed at the Box Office with Jamie Loftus and Austin Nasso

    Stacy Spikes came to Hollywood with dreams of revolutionizing the industry. His creation, MoviePass, promised to offer low-fee, all-you-can-watch theater subscriptions for movie fans. The only problem? It couldn't make any money. Find out what happens when Stacy sells out to an eccentric investor, why a dog had to issue an apology to customers, and how John Travolta is somehow at the center of it all.




    Misha Brown and special guests Jamie Loftus (The Bechdel Cast, Lolita Podcast) and Austin Nasso (Socially Inept: A Tech Roast) sit back, grab some popcorn, and give a scathing review of MoviePass.




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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
520 Ratings

520 Ratings

Melba ,

Worth the follow

Although most of the flops will be topics that your average news and pop culture follower will be already be familiar with, it’s neat to hear some additional details and commentary to the story that led up to it being such a disaster.

The stories are interesting and well told, the guests are funny and their commentary compliments the story, and the games are entertaining. Having the guests rank the flops at the end helps to put things into perspective - especially since some of these “scandals” were all anyone could talk about for months at the time they took place.

j_a_x_ ,

A Lighthearted Good Time

A fun romp through various flops and scams. Hello from Rochester 👋🏻

djeasysneeze ,

Love

Such a fun and interesting show.

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