My favorite hometown radio station, 101.3 KDWB, does the best new-years-themed bit each year: their morning show hosts make predictions for the upcoming new year, and then revisit those predictions at the end of said year. Good, right? It’s usually pretty amusing, and it’s cool to see which DJ makes the best guesses about things that will happen. Since I always thought it would be amusing to do this myself, I made sure to listen carefully to their 12/18 podcast, and jotted down all of the prompts so that I could join in on their prediction game. Since I’m an overachiever {lol} I also added in a few new prompts of my own. I feel like the whole thing is a simple, minimal-commitment take on a time capsule, only better because gratification is only delayed for a year {and not like 50} and you don’t have to bury any of your stuff. You should get in on it, too!


While I’m personally planning to keep things fairly low-key on NYE this year, but this would be a funny, effortless form of entertainment if you’re hosting a new year’s party! Just email a link to this post, or print out the graphics below and have your guests fill in their answers. Save them until next year and find out which one of your friends is psychic who made the most accurate predictions. Maybe give that person a prize. Then again, maybe don’t. Do whatever you want. Anyway! I coerced Alex into making predictions with me, so you’ll find three of our guesses included. I’m planning to share screenshots of our entire list {made on 12/30/15} around this time next year! Check out the prompts and a few of our answers below, and feel free to leave a comment with some 2016 predictions of your own if you feel inclined. Here’s to a new year!

Pop Culture Predictions for 2016!

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  • Celebrity who will have a comeback year:

  • Celebrity couple that will split:

  • Celebrity who will die:

  • Celebrity who we’ll all be sick of by the end of 2016:

  • Celebrities that will hook up with each other:

  • Celebrity who will get arrested in 2016:

  • Celebrity who will ruin their career by saying or doing something stupid/politically incorrect in 2016:

  • Serial single celebrity who will get married/announce an engagement in 2016:

  • Fad item we’ll be over by the end of 2016:

  • Phrase or word that we’ll stop saying by the end of 2016:

  • Phrase or word we’ll still be saying by the end of 2016:

  • Fashion trend that will go away in 2016:

  • Fashion or beauty trend that will ‘have a moment‘ in 2016:

  • Musician who will have the biggest song of 2016:

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Our predictions…

Celebrity who we’ll all be sick of by the end of 2016:

Liza: Caitlyn Jenner

Alex: Amy Schumer

Phrase or word that we’ll stop saying by the end of 2016:

Liza: “On fleek”

Alex: “Basic”

Musician who will have the biggest song 2016:

Liza: Rihanna

Alex: The Weeknd

Feel free to leave your own predictions to any of these prompts below! I’d love to compare notes next year 😉



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