That's a Thing?!

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Elizabeth explains TikTok, the wildly popular app that used to be, inherited Vine’s place on the internet, and could lead your kids towards extreme creativity or utter toxicity, or both! Plus, Jon returns with a look at the memes of 2018.

Show Notes

Here are some of the things we talk about:

(N.B. We recorded part of this in 2018, part of it in 2019, so there are a few references to “this year” that may be slightly confusing. What is time, anyway?)
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Elizabeth’s brother Jon, who you may remember from Episode 8, returns talk about some memes of 2018, most of which are over by now, but still...
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Many thanks to Unit B Coworking for the recording space and to our podcast host, Transistor.

Our theme music is Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin.

What is That's a Thing?!?

A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20. In each episode, Elizabeth, a teenager, explains a thing to Karen, her mother. And Karen tells Elizabeth how that thing relates to something she knows. Maybe.