Mr. Schlossman and Mr. Harris met in 2011 when they were being doing the job at B.P.M.W., a vogue community relations business. Mr. Schlossman wrote a men’s put on website, Sartorially Inclined, and the two begun a video sequence, “Fashion Bros,” at Elaborate Media in 2014. Two decades afterwards, they debuted the podcast “Failing Upwards,” which bought scooped up by the digital media enterprise Barstool Sports activities. They started out “Throwing Fits” soon right after creating their exit from Barstool.
Mr. Harris, who grew up in New York Town, and Mr. Schlossman, who grew up in suburban New Jersey, arguably arrived into their personal as podcasters in 2018, when the actor (and occasional men’s have on arbiter) Jonah Hill was a guest on “Failing Upwards.” He appeared on the new show in 2020, getting portion in a extended dialogue that touched on self-acceptance, golf dresses and his admiration for the 1993 comedy “Surf Ninjas.”
The podcast is now at the heart of a social-media constellation that consists of a Reddit webpage and Instagram and TikTok accounts. On Discord, a platform well-known with crypto enthusiasts and players, followers engage in discussions — spurred on by the duo — on matters that lurch from the designer Mike Amiri to whether a listener would stay loyal to the pod if Mr. Harris slept with their ex.
Ben Lankford, who became a “Throwing Fits” listener even though dwelling in Nashville, described the “Throw Gang” as “a great local community of like-minded persons who have at least a tangential interest in vogue.” Final summer season he bought a ticket ($69) to show up at a “Throwing Fits” gathering in New York that he had read about on Discord. “That’s where I achieved so numerous of the fantastic friends I have in the town now,” claimed Mr. Lankford, who ended up transferring to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Mr. Harris said the show’s followers tended to be youthful gentlemen seeking tips. “Maybe they’ve moved out of their hometown and they are on the lookout for an older-brother-form determine to inform them what to put on, what to listen to, what to view, what to do, the place to drink, where by to eat,” he stated.