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    Listen: Gen Z Is Bringing Emo Back on TikTok, But It’s Better This Time

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    On today's episode:

    1. If you want to get an idea of what Gen Z is listening to, heading to TikTok is your best bet. It’s where a lot of new music is popularized and spread. And apparently, it’s helped some genres make a comeback as well. And yes, we’re talking about emo.

    Today we’re joined by former BuzzFeed News Social News Intern, and current USC senior, Pauline Woodley. She’s breaking down how TikTok influencers like Lil Huddy have helped popularize the genre again, how established artists like Machine Gun Kelly have seen success embracing it too, and listing off some essential new emo bands we should all be listening to right now.

    2. Ellen Degeneres is ending her show after 19 seasons, and almost as many controversies.

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    3. We’ve got new revelations about why former Bachelor Colton Underwood decided to come out.

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