This Podcast Convinced Me to Download TikTok

I lasted a whole 48 hours before deleting it again

Amanda Kay Oaks
4 min readJul 8, 2022
Photo by Melanie Pongratz on Unsplash

If there is one thing I’m good at, it’s becoming deeply obsessed with things. Once I decide to love something, I talk about it all the time, regardless of how much anyone else actually cares. It’s one of the reasons I am so fun at parties.

Recently, one of my favorite podcasts came to an end — for now. As an actual play Pathfinder podcast, The Glass Cannon had to end some time, and they reached the end of their Giantslayer campaign around episode 325. Several years of listening to the same thing every Tuesday morning and suddenly, it was over.

If you’re wondering whether I cried while listening to the finale, the answer is — duh.

But the point is, I was in the market for a new podcast with an extensive back catalog that I could dive into headfirst. And, upon the recommendation of a friend, I found one.

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) is a podcast about internet culture, hosted by two hilarious women who deep dive into various online happenings. Because TikTok is so big right now, many of the episodes center around TikTok, a world that is mysterious to me as someone who (until recently) had never been on the app.



Amanda Kay Oaks

Pittsburgh-based writer & wearer of many metaphorical hats. Making words about books, pop culture, witchery, health, travel, and more! She/her.