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Trends Like These

Two internet friends talking about internet trends! Travis McElroy (MBMBaM, Adventure Zone, Bunker Buddies) and Brent Black (Brentalfloss, With Lyrics Video Series) bring you all the latest trends from Facebook, Twitter and all over the Internet!
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Aug 18, 2017

This week focuses on the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. This episode is different from our usual and is mostly made up of interviews. We have personal testimonies, eye-witness accounts, an interview with the Anti Defamation League, an interview with an AntiFa member, we are joined by activist and podcaster DeRay McKesson, and political analyst Jamelle Bouie.

Aug 11, 2017

INTRO 0:23

-Travis Is Trying to Buy A House

-Plugs

-Bevs Like These

-CocaCola Zero Sugar

 

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 8:11

-Google Memo

-Eric Bolling

-Podcast Patent

-Sarahah

 

POLITICS ROUND-UP 54:15
-Propaganda Folder

-Trump TV

-Paul Manafort Raid

-RAISE Act

-North Korea

 

Wi-Five of the Week 1:36:52

 

Outro 1:38:54

Aug 4, 2017

INTRO 0:24

National Watermelon Day

Bevs Like These

Headline of the Week

 

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 5:26

Netflix In Debt

Vagina Hi-Lighter

Tomi Lahren

Gene Editing

Planetary Protection Officer

 

#NoConfederate w/ Michael R. Jackson: 33:47

 

POLITICS ROUND UP: 53:03
Scaramucci Update

Russian Sanctions

Cory Booker Marijuana Bill

Trump Sr. Assisted in Jr.’s Cover-Up

Fake Phone Calls

Leaked Phone Transcripts

Seth Rich

Miller vs. Acosta

Trump Jokes About Police Brutality

 

Wi-Five of the Week 1:56:02

 

Outro 1:57:19

Jul 28, 2017

INTRO 00:25

Time Zone at the Poles

SDCC Check In

Bevs Like These

 

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 06:03

New Girl Scout Badges

Football/CTE Study

Walmart SNES

Glitter Bag

Bieber Hits Photographer

WI Company Implants Employees

 

POLITICS ROUND UP 36:55

Dylan/“Pickle’s” Letter

Trump Speaks at Boy Scout Jamboree

The GOP Healthcare Bill Returns

Anthony Scaramucci

Trump Tweets Trans Army Ban

 

WI-FIVE OF THE WEEK 1:52:06

 

OUTRO 1:53:54

Jul 21, 2017
Hey guys, it’s me, Brent! I don’t usually write these things, but
Travis is at San Diego Comic Con this week, so it’s up to me to tell
you what’s going on in this episode. And WHAT AN EPISODE IT IS! We
have Beyond the Headlines with Brent and Travis, but then we’re joined
by Gizmodo Science Editor Maddie Stone to catch up on trending science
stories from the past few weeks. And we also have Rachel Stine
returning to fill us in on some trending political stories in a rare
Travis-less Politics Roundup!

INTRO 0:28

Bevs Like These

McElroy bros on @midnight

Headline of the Week

“Dæ-lek” vs. “Dah-lek”



BEYOND THE HEADLINES 6:52

Ann Coulter’s Bad Flight

Way Too many Contact Lenses Found In One Eye

Is R Kelly Running A Sex Cult?

Doctor Who’s New Doctor



SCIENCE CORNER W/MADDIE STONE 48:43

Snortable Chocolate

Larsen C Iceberg Breaks Off

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reaches Jupiter

NY Magazine’s Scary Climate Change Article

Tips & Tricks For Reading Science Journalism



POLITICS ROUNDUP W/RACHEL STINE 1:27:40



WI-FIVE 1:53:53



OUTRO 1:55:44
 
 
 
 
Jul 14, 2017

INTRO 0:26

Bevs Like These

Facebook Hack Hoax

Headline of the Week

 

BTH 8:48

Teen Bit By Bear

Net Neutrality Day

Teen Electrocuted In Tub

David Brooks’ Exotic Meat

The Rock/Kid Rock

Photon Teleportation

 

DONALD TRUMP JR. & RUSSIA 49:30

 

WI-FIVE 1:14:22

OUTRO 1:17:14

Jul 7, 2017

INTRO: 0:25

Bevs Like These

Pompei Masturbator Debunk

GLOW

 

BEYOND THE HEADLINES: 7:09

Hobby Lobby Fined

James Cromwell Jailed

Germany Votes In Favor of Marriage Equality

POTC Ride Update

North Korea, Again

 

UPDATE: TRAFFIC STRADDLING BUS: 32:10

 

AMELIA EARHART PHOTO: 34:56

 

POLITICS ROUND UP: 49:38

NPR Tweets Declaration

Chris Christie Beach Trip

GOP Healthcare Bill Update

Trump Tweets GIF/#CNNBlackmail

 

WI-FIVE OF THE WEEK: 1:33:24

 

OUTRO: 1:35:29

Jun 30, 2017

INTRO: 0:25

InspiroBot.me

Harry Potter House Quiz

Bevs Like These

 

HEADLINES: 7:25

 

Travel Ban Reinstated

Cosby Tour

Anonymous/NASA

Google Fined

1984 Production

10 Commandments Monument

 

UK Corner: 38:45

 

Election Follow-Up

Grenfell Tower Fire

 

CNN 1:05:19

 

Retraction and Resignation

Project Veritas Video

 

POLITICS ROUND-UP 1:20:16

 

Trumps Time Cover

Sara Huckabee Sanders Vs. Playboy

Donald Trump Vs. Morning Joe

Republican Healthcare Bill Update

 

WI-FIVE 1:46:01

 

OUTRO 1:48:15

Jun 22, 2017

Intro: 00:24
Happy to Hear Your Voice

Bevs Like These

 

BTH: 03:00

Ken Doll

Cosby Mistrial

Voter Info Left Vulnerable

 

Wonder Woman Pay Gap: 24:19

 

Philando Castile Killer Goes Unpunished: 37:46

 

Politics Round Up: 48:06

Sessions Hearing

Spicer Position Change

Republican Healthcare Bill

 

Wi-Five: 1:20:30

 

Outro: 1:22:27

Jun 18, 2017

Intro: 1:58

Bevs Like These

 

Melania/Barron Move In: 4:58

E3 (With Rachel Stine): 10:58

The Tonys: 30:31

Julius Caesar: 44:31

Comey Testimony (With Rachel Stine): 1:01:00

 

Pride Month:

The Babadook Becomes a Gay Icon: 1:16:20

Abercrombie & Fitch Tweet: 1:24:20

 

Wi-Five: 1:34:10

Outro: 1:36:07

Jun 8, 2017

Intro: 0:25-8:25

Comey Testimony

Bevs Like These

 

BTH: 8:30-25:50

Apple Keynote

Google AI

Cosby Trial (Warning: References to Sexual Assault)

 

UK Election: 25:57-49:42

 

Reza Aslan, Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin: 50:52- 1:10:08

 

Trumpdate: 1:10:11-2:00:57

-Trump/Khan Feud

-Travel Ban REDUX

-Eric Trump

--Sean Hannity Appearance

--Funneled Money Meant for Children’s Cancer Charity Back To Trump Organization

-NSA Leak/Russian Hacking

 

Wi-Five of the Week 2:01:03-2:02:17

 

Outro 2:02:21

Jun 1, 2017

Intro: 00:23-07:26

Bevs Like These, Twin Peaks pt 2, The Keepers

Beyond the Headlines: 07:32-27:27

Sportswriter Fired, Sexuality Study, Frank Lloyd Wright House, Philippines President, Macron/Trump Handshake

Wonder Woman Screening (w/ Sara Benincasa) 27:31-42:01

Fidget Spinners: 43:00-56:35

Avocado Toast Revisited: 56:39-1:07:49

Politics Round Up: 1:07:52-1:31:51

Covfefe, Kushner/Russia Back Channel, Cory Booker, Trump's Healthcare Tweet, Paris Accord

Wi-Five: 1:31:57-1:33:04

Outro: 1:33:11

May 26, 2017

Intro: 0:24-4:44

Travis is Solo

Bevs Like These

Twin Peaks:The Return Review

 

Beyond the Headlines (with Hal Lublin): 4:50-32:53

Sea Lion Attack

Top Gun Sequel

Protesters Attacked By Turkish Security Force

Amazon Bookstore

Lawsuit Over Texting Date

Neil Gaiman Will Read the Cheesecake Factory Menu for Charity

 

Last Week Round-Up (with Hrishikesh Hirway): 32:58-1:02:39

Net Neutrality Update

Romphim

Avocado Toast Bankrupting Millennials

 

Trumpdate (with Maureen Johnson): 1:03:58-1:42:51

Trump Leaks to Russians

Trump Travels

Trump’s Budget Proposal

 

Wi-Five (with Brent Black): 1:42:54-1:45:00

 

Outro: 1:45:06

May 11, 2017

Intro: 0:23-5:54

 

Bevs Like These

American Gods Ep. 1 Review

 

Beyond the Headlines: 6:00-42:36

 

Pepe the Frog Is Dead

French Election Results

Family Kicked Off Delta Flight

Bombay Sapphire Recall

Mike Huckabee Is A Piece Of Shit (Editorial)

Florida Man Chokes Girlfriend

First (?) Genderless Acting Award

 

Politics Round Up: 44:07-1:24:52

 

Clapper and Yates Testimony

Healthcare Bill Passes House

FBI Director James Comey Fired

 

Wi-Five: 1:24:57- 1:27:57


Outro: 1:28:01

May 4, 2017

Intro: 0:24-7:11

 

Bevs Like These

Nintendo Switch Review

 

Beyond The Headlines 7:17-25:39

 

Chef Goldblum

#FireColbert

Fyre Festival

Walter Scott Killer Pleads Guilty

 

Story Updates 27:08-47:12

 

Daddyofive: Cody and Emma in Custody of Birth Mother

WGA: Writer Strike Averted at the Last Minute

Chechnya’s Persecution of Gay Men Worsens

Facebook Plans to Hire 3000 New Employees to Manage Live Content

 

TrumpDate 47:18-1:06:29

 

Trump Walks Out of Dickerson Interview

Congressional Budget Clears

Trump Campaign Ad

Trump Andrew Jackson Comments

 

Wi-Five of the Week 1:06:32-1:09:27

 

Outro 1:09:24

Apr 27, 2017

Hey folks! Gonna try something new in the description! Let us know what you think! 

 

Intro (0:24-10:50)

Bevs Like These

Unicorn Frap

Goldblum signs on to Jurassic World sequel

 

Beyond The Headlines (10:54-33:08)

State Department Promotes Mar-A-Lago

Parchment Copy of Declaration of Independence Discovered

New Orleans Removes Confederate Memorials

French Presidential Elections

Nordstrom Mud Jeans

 

Impending Writer’s Strike (34:40-46:57)

Trumps First 100 Days (47:02-1:03:39)

Wi-Five (1:03:52-1:07:36)

Outro (1:07:41)

Apr 20, 2017

Hello there! Didn't see you come in! Have a seat and pull up some trending news for yourself. Also, want to talk about shorts? No? Ok, back to the news. This week in Beyond the Headlines: the Boston Marathon had some notable finishers, Theresa May called for an election in the UK government, Georgia, USA also held a special election this week, radio personality Alex Jones has made a surprising reveal about himself, Youtube channel Daddyofive is in hot water over alleged abuse shown on their channel, and April the Giraffe has given birth! Also this week, the story of a horrendous act of violence broadcast over Facebook and the conversations about monitoring live content that it has sparked. We also revisit some old stories this week: United (as well as American and Delta) have made some policy changes, Bill O'Reilly is on his way out over at Fox, and correspondent Rachel Stine joins us to discuss new developments regarding the Fearless Girl statue. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and would you kindly share?

Note: We have warnings in the show, but we discuss a story about abuse and a story about gun violence this week. So, if you would like to skip those stories, we have warnings in the ep so you know when to skip forward.

Apr 13, 2017

Hello Cool Cheesecakes! This week's ep start with a bang as we go over Facebook's helpful "False news" hints and tips! In Beyond the Headlines this week: the "Will Now Have Stories meme, Trump's vacation cost, Gov. Bentley steps down, and David Fahrenthold recognized with award! This week on United flight 3411, a passenger was forcibly removed when he refused to give up his seat and was injured in the process. In this week's Politics RoundUp, Brent goes deep to go through the ins and out of North Korea and Syria and we talk about Sean Spicer's MASSIVE BLUNDER. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and share!

Apr 6, 2017

Hello there Cool Kid! We have a jam packed ep for you this week! In Beyond The Headlines: America Chavez, Bill O'Reilly in trouble, Romo Retires, Manilow comes out, and giant pink diamond! This week, Pepsi both released their new ad and canceled that ad after MUCH backlash! A leading Russian opposition paper broke a story this week that gay men in Chechnya are being detained and, in some cases, murdered by local authorities. In Politics Round Up: Trump U Settlement, North Korea missiles (again), Flynn Seeks Immunity, Bannon Ousted From NSC and more. All this plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Mar 30, 2017

Hey Cool Cheesecake! Welcome to another special MaxFunDrive episode! We're so happy you could join us! WE ARE VERY EXCITED! First, in Headlines this week, the countdown to Brexit, Internet privacy, and Uranus is stinky! A couple of companies have had some PR issues this week: United and leggings, Cracker Barrel and Brad's Wife, and Thinx and their She-EO. A post about 14 children going missing in DC in the same 24 hour period went viral this week, but what's the real story? The Republican healthcare bill meant to real and replace the ACA... didn't. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the week! Enjoy and please consider supporting the MaxFunDrive! maximumfun.org/donate

Mar 23, 2017

Hello Cool Cheesecakes and Happy MaxFunDrive Week One! We are so very excited to bring this episode! First we searched the internet trends to find you a bunch of stories  NOT about USA Politics! Italian Talk Shows, British Plastic Panel Jeans, Canadian Border Issues, and way more in TRENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD! Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet friend in April! Youtube's Restricted Mode seems to be a little too restrictive especially when it comes to anything related to LGBTQ+ content. What would an episode of TLT be with out some politics stuff? We discuss the confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the supreme court and James Comey's surprising announcement regarding the Russia Investigation. All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to support the show by visiting maximumfun.org/donate!

Mar 15, 2017

Hello there Cool Kids! So, due to both Travis and Brent traveling, this episode is a little light. By "light" we mean a whole bunch of brief stories rather than in-depth coverage of one or two stories. But don't be fooled, the episode is still almost an hour and a half long! In Headlines this week, we're talking BBC Dad, Vibrator Lawsuit and Fearless Girl statue. In Politics Round up, we cover Healthcare Bill Update, Steve King Tweets, Jeff Sessions Fires Judges and a Wiretapping Update! And of course, the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy, and be sure to share!

Mar 9, 2017

Hello Cool Kids! Well, well, well! WHAT A WEEK! Before we get to that though, Travis and Brent accidentally saw the same film on the same night in two different states! In Beyond the Headlines this week: Marines Share Nude Photos, Trans Teens Case Bounced Back, Rep. Richmond’s Controversial Joke, Ben Carson Said A Thing, Tom Hanks Buys An Espresso Machine, Jeff Sessions Bad Week, and North Korea’s Missiles Test. Emma Watson’s photos in Vanity Fair drew controversy this week and we are so excited to be joined by author, actor and bathtub talk show host Sara Benincasa to discuss it! Between Travel Ban 2.0 and the GOP’s Obamacare replacement, there was a lot of information coming out of Washington D.C. to discuss! Speaking of information coming out, President Trump made some pretty bold claims on Twitter this week! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week. Enjoy and be sure to share!

Mar 2, 2017

Hello Internet! Welcome to another episode! We're so glad you could join us! This week, we have some very interesting headlines including Disney's first "exclusively gay moment", Tucker Carlson vs. Bill Nye, New Planets, DAPL Update and more! We share our reactions and thoughts about President Trump's first State of the Union Address. The fight between the White House and the media rages on this week, we'll update you on the latest. The 89th Oscars were held this past Sunday and there was LOTS to discuss after! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the week! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Feb 23, 2017

Hello Cool Kids! Boy oh boy, have we got a big one for you! OVER TWO HOURS OF TRENDING NEWS COVERAGE! Last week, we barely skimmed the surface of Pewdiepie. This week, we researched over 25 sources to bring you the most in-depth analysis of the situation we could muster! We cover a series of stories in this week's Trumpdate ranging from questions about anti-semitism to non-existent Swedish events. To round out this week's episode, we give you all the info that's fit to print(?) about the recent events surrounding Milo Yiannopoulos! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

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