Oh No, Not Another Couch Guy

Featuring questions on wet jeans, a new Couch Guy(?) and Hayley Kiyoko’s relationship status.


Episode Notes

On today’s episode, it’s mailbag time! Rachelle and Madison answer listener questions on a very important Haley Kiyoko relationship status update, if the Apple Health app is also selling your biological data, and—shudder—whether there is a new Couch Guy. Plus, Madison herself has a very important question about resizing your jeans.

Mentioned in the Show:

I’m the TikTok Couch Guy. Here’s What It Was Like Being Investigated on the Internet” by Robert McCoy

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth, Derek John, Daniel Schroeder, Rachelle Hampton, and Madison Malone Kircher.


About the Show

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

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  • Rachelle Hampton is a culture writer and reporter at Slate and co-host of ICYMI. Her work has appeared in the New Republic, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian Magazine, and In These Times. She still hasn't recovered from Tumblr’s demise.

  • Madison Malone Kircher is a senior writer at Slate and co-host of ICYMI. She was previously a staff writer at New York magazine, where she covered internet culture and edited New York’s Approval Matrix. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Vulture, and the Cut. Madison lives in Brooklyn, where she regularly drops her phone on her face watching TikToks in bed.