Season 5, Episode 6: Bella and Uma’s Breakdowns: TikTok


Valerie Wang

The TidePod, which was started in early 2019, is currently in its sixth season. Graphic designed by Valerie Wang.

Uma Patnaik and Bella Major

The TidePod is back for 2023! We’re introducing Bella and Uma’s Breakdowns, a new recurring series where we cover something that’s been in the news recently! We’ll give you a quick summary of the events and talk about the opinions surrounding the topic. Today we’re discussing TikTok, and whether or not it’s a national security threat. You can listen to this episode of the TidePod here. For more episodes, check out the TidePod on Spotify and Buzzsprout.


This episode of the TidePod was hosted and written by Uma Patnaik and Bella Major. Publicity and outreach by Uma Patnaik. Graphic by Valerie Wang. Music courtesy of Corrigan Peters. Produced and edited by Uma Patnaik and Bella Major.