Whether you love them or hate them, the media have caused quite a stir ever since Howard Stern and Robert Pattinson began co-hosting a podcast together in 2018. People have been coming together to dissect their chemistry, call each other out on their nonsense, and generally have a laugh at both their expense. The following is a guide to surviving the media frenzy that is ‘The Stern and Pattinson Show’—especially if you’re a fan of either one of them.

Follow The Trends

Whether you love them or hate them, the media have caused quite a stir ever since Howard Stern and Robert Pattinson began co-hosting a podcast together in 2018. People have been coming together to dissect their chemistry, call each other out on their nonsense, and generally have a laugh at both their expense. The following is a guide to surviving the media frenzy that is ‘The Stern and Pattinson Show’—especially if you’re a fan of either one of them.

The trends of today’s social media world will dictate what is and isn’t popular in the coming weeks and months. People are turning to online forums like Twitter and Instagram to get the scoop on what is trendy and what is not. This way, they can avoid feeling like a social outcast while still keeping up with the popular culture.

Watch What You Say

One of the biggest reasons that ‘The Stern and Pattinson Show’ has been so successful is because of the chemistry between the two hosts. They both enjoy joking around with each other, which results in some hilarious anecdotes that even the most diehard Stern fans have been enjoying. Unfortunately, this also means that the show can be somewhat addictive. Many people have been finding themselves wasting a bit of their free time daydreaming about the podcast or catching up on episodes when they should be working or studying. This can seriously dent your productivity, and that’s never a good thing.

Don’t Be Fooled By Instagram Posts

Aside from being a source of entertainment, ‘The Stern and Pattinson Show’ is also a place where Howard Stern fans can commiserate with one another. This is made possible by the hosts using social media platforms like Instagram to share behind-the-scenes tidbits and the occasional picture of them hanging out together. While this may seem like a harmless way to humanize the famous radio host, it can actually be quite deceiving. Instagrammers can easily trick you into thinking that something that seems innocent is actually a fairly calculated attempt at manipulating you. For example, take a look at the following photo:

This photo has been posted on Instagram with the following caption:

“Robert Pattinson and I hanging out at the recording booth at Stern’s studio in New York City. We had just recorded an episode of ‘The Stern Show’ and were taking a break from mixing. As you can imagine, there were a lot of lights and loud noises. It was a busy day and tiring too. But having fun. Definitely a day I will never forget.”

If you’re a fan of either one of them and were fooled by this seemingly innocuous post, you’re not alone. This kind of photo could easily be faked, and there is in fact no recording booth at Stern’s studio. When someone noticed that the photo was a fake, they commented: “Whoops! This photo was actually taken about a year ago at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, where they film the show. The actual recording booth there is more of a production room than an actual recording booth. You can also see me in the background on set. Not a cameo, just some extra filming.”

Obviously, if you want to have fun and enjoy your time, it’s best not to fall for these kinds of tricks. Make sure you know where the actual recording booth is located before you go there, and don’t believe everything that you read on social media platforms like Instagram.

Be Careful What You Share

It is always best to be careful about what you put out there, especially in today’s world where cyber-bullying is prevalent. Everyone likes to have fun on social media platforms, but make sure that what you post isn’t hurtful or offensive to others. It is always best to be mindful of what you say, because you never know when a joke or an offhand comment could be taken the wrong way. Take the following statement, for example:

“You’re cute, just don’t show your boobs to me because I’m married and have kids.”

This sounds like a joke, but what if it wasn’t? What if this was actually a serious request? It’s one thing to make a joke about something that is generally deemed inappropriate, but it’s another to be reckless with something that could have damaging implications.

Be Confident

Back in the 1990s, people didn’t have the internet and were generally reliant on traditional media to get their news. This meant that celebrities had to go ‘above and beyond’ to ensure that their voice was heard above the noise. Sometimes, this meant going on talk shows and blasting their critics or sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the set. While this might seem like hyperbole, it isn’t entirely untrue. Celebrities are people, too, and they like to have fun too. However, try not to let yourself get too absorbed in appearances. After all, this is what got you here in the first place. If you want to progress in your career, make sure you focus on your work and stay humble.

Make sure that you put your best foot forward and know what will and won’t work. After all, as we’ve established, appearances can be deceptive. It is always best to assume that you will not get along with everyone, and that you will have to learn to deal with people who don’t agree with you politically, culturally, or otherwise. In these cases, the only option is to ignore them and continue doing what you believe is right. This is especially important if you’re in a position of leadership, as it shows that you can be confident in your decisions even when you are outnumbered. For example, Barack Obama famously said:

“I am not a person who normally gives a lot of speeches, but I felt that this was something that I had to do, as a Black man, something that had never been done before. And I’ve gotten some pretty good feedback that it was extremely effective.”

This is one instance where it truly is better to be the better man.

Take Care Of Your Health

Sobering news item: the average person spends over 4 hours a day on their smartphone. Even more astounding fact: that’s more time than they spend in bed. It seems that today, sleep isn’t something that people seek after they get their daily fix of television and movies. Combine this with the stress of trying to navigate the social sphere and you have someone who is at risk of burnout. This doesn’t mean that you need to cut back on your screen time or that you should attempt to develop a healthier lifestyle. What it means is that you should take care of your health and recharge your batteries whenever possible. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or uninspired, take a break. Go for a walk, take a nap, or go to the shrink. You’ll be glad that you did.

Prepare For The Toughest Rejections

For decades, celebrities have been using their media megaphone to speak out against wrongdoings and injustices. It didn’t start with the #metoo movement, but it quickly became associated with it. It seems that when someone decides to speak up, labels will be thrown at them and critics will rain down upon them. While there is usually some exaggeration, there is certainly a grain of truth in these situations. Take a look at the following example:

Ellen Page, who plays the young Lois Lane in the upcoming ‘Bumblebee,’ began her acting career in the early 2000s and rose to fame for playing the title character in the 2004 indie hit ‘Juno.’ Since then, Page has been outspoken about her politics and has refused to keep quiet about important social issues. The feminist activist even made headlines for storming the stage at a Donald Trump rally and confronting the Republican presidential candidate during a campaign event in April 2016.