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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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Dec 17, 2015

This week, what has everyone in America been Googling in 2015? A man is cleared of rape charges claiming he "fell" on the woman. Taylor Swift used art that she thought was by one artist, but turned out to be stolen and everyone is telling a different story! Caitlyn Jenner made some inflammatory statements during an interview with Time. A new Star Wars movie comes out this week and it's all over everything every where! All this, plus a mysterious Christmas benefactor in the Wi-Five of the Week!

Dec 10, 2015

It's time once again for a new episode! Are you ready for some podcast?! This week, the Wu Tang Clan sold a single copy of their new album to everyone's (least) favorite douche! Justin Bieber unleashed his fan base on a mystery woman. There have been some misleading headlines surrounding Donald Trump. GlassDoor has released their list of top 50 places to work for 2016. Advances in medical tech has made the possibility of penile transplants for wounded soldiers a real possibility! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! 

Dec 3, 2015

Hello and welcome back cool kids! It's been a while, where should we begin? Did you say "bear rape rumors"? Because there's a lot of that going around in regards to the movie The Revenant! Hey, can you believe Donald Trump is still in the running? And LEADING THE PACK?! In 2015 there have been a lot of myths surrounding bearded men, are they true? The trending baby names of 2015 have been released and there are some real shockers in there! There have been some absolute bonkers reactions from pundits and news people after the tragedy of the Planned Parenthood shooting, lets talk about a few! All this, plus a Wi-Five! Come on in and sit a spell!

Nov 19, 2015

Hi friends! Let's start this episode off with some fun facts about Lego, Cucumbers and Bobby Jindal! A story hit the webs this week about a woman and her quest to wear a colander on her head in her DMV photo. She claimed it was for religious reasons, celebrating her faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Speaking of religion, a lot of stuff went down in the Mormon Church this week! A new Barbie commercial is making waves and breaking new ground. Charlie Sheen made a powerful announcement on the Today show this week. And finally, a true hero in this week's Wi-Five!

Nov 12, 2015

On this week's episode there's a whole lot of stuff! What kind of stuff? Well, we talk a little about the new Fallout 4! There's a Kickstarter aimed at bringing us new episodes of MST3K, but we're a little wary. It looks like there may be a fast and easy form of male birth control by 2017! Is tipping on it's way out? Joe's Crab Shack seems to think so! There's a whole lot of controversy over Starbuck's new Winter cups! ...or is there? All this plus our Wi-Five of the Week! See, I said there was a lot of stuff!

Nov 5, 2015

Hello there cool kids! What better way to start off the episode than with some fast Fun Facts?! When a major holiday rolls around, we see a strange spike in Porn search terms. Anonymous released 1000 KKK member names... or did they? A teacher faced with the idea of her child having to go through the American Education System decided she would rather resign from teaching. An Uber driver was attacked by a drunk passenger and it has raised a lot of questions about driver safety. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Thanks for joining us, why not tell a friend!

Oct 29, 2015

October is winding down my friends and it's time for another episode! Travis and Brent went to see Hamilton this past weekend and they can't stop talking about it! The World Health Organization has declared that bacon can increase the risk of getting Cancer and every one flipped out! Online dating can be tough and it can be even tougher with stuff like #IWillOnlyDateYouIf making the rounds on Twitter. The school police officer in South Carolina used excessive force against a 16 year old student and everyone is justifiably disgusted. In our Wi-Five, a Pharmaceuticals company has made a wonderful announcement! Listen, enjoy, share and let's charge in to November!

Oct 22, 2015

Well, well, well, what have we got here? This wouldn't be another Thursday TLT would it?! It is? Oh, great! On this episode, the future (according to BTTF) has come and gone! A new Star Wars trailer has been released and there are some who have a real issue! YouTube has announced a new subscription service. During a locker room interview, the Bengals revealed a little more of their "strategies" than they meant to. And by strategies, we mean penises. All those stories and the Wi-Five of the Week! It's a great day to be you!

Oct 19, 2015

Hello Halloweenies! On this very spooky Monday Mini-sode, a man on a flight to Ireland went crazy, had to be restrained, bit a man and ultimately died before the plane could land. Most folks are crying "Zombie", but what really happened?

Oct 15, 2015

It's Thursday once more my friends, time for another Trends Like These! First, an update on the "Drunk Kid Wants Mac and Cheese" story and another drunk idiot surfaces! Then, Playboy will no longer be publishing nude photos in their magazine! Let's talk about the truth behind #NoBraDay and try not to get angry! Tuesday night was the first Democrat Debate and we have a lot of thoughts about it! Finally, rapper T.I. said some really stupid stuff about the possibility of a female president! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Group hug!

Oct 12, 2015

You know the old saying: Fight Guns With Dildos? You don't?! Well, in Texas students are planning a protest of son-to-be enacted open carry laws the only way they know how: with dildos. Enjoy!

Oct 8, 2015

Hey Cool Kids! Travis went to Disneyland and Brent's going to NY Comic Con, but first it's time for a new Trends Like These! First, it turns out that BK's new black bun will leave you with a colorful bathroom surprise! A new app, if it actually gets released, may let you review your friends! A story about a broken glass bridge might have you saying "NO! NO! NO THANKS!" Brent brings to light a huge multinational deal that may effect you in huge ways, but you've probably never heard of it. Finally, a drunk 19 year old caused quite a scene before being arrested and it was all caught on video! All that, plus a Wi-Five! Good times!

Oct 6, 2015

Hi cool kids! We bring you our first ever SPOOOOOOOKY October Mini-sode! A candidate in Florida killed a goat and drank it's blood! In the race to become the new House Speaker, a candidate might have admitted to more than he meant to! Join us and bring a friend!

Oct 1, 2015

Well hi there! How's it going? Pull up a chair and lets get down to business! Wanna have Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts? Too bad, it's sold out. We'll tell you all about it anyway! It's that time of year again! A time when everyone devotes way too much thought to Facebook privacy! Volkswagen is in some pretty hot water! There was maybe some scandal at the Streamy Awards? But really, there wasn't? It's hard to tell some times. All that, plus a Wi-Five! Oh, what glorious fun we have!

Sep 28, 2015

Hello friends! This week, lots of little stories! We talk Super Blood Moon Eclipse, John Boehner, Water on Mars, The Pope and Pizza Rat! So much all in one episode! Aren't you the lucky ones?!

Sep 24, 2015

Let us begin this episode by wishing you a joy filled and royalty free Happy Birthday! What's that? It's not your birthday? Either way, a judge has declared that the Happy Birthday song is no longer copyrighted! Brent gives us a quick wrap up of what's been going on in politics. We discuss the infuriating story of Shadi Petosky's traveling woes. Have you heard about Martin Shkreli and how he tried to price gouge AIDS medication? We'll talk about how he is the worst! Enjoy and tell a friend!

Sep 21, 2015

After far too long, the Monday Mini-sode is back! This week, there's been a rumor about David Cameron making it's way around. He may or may not have done something in college in order to join a dining club. If you've ever seen Black Mirror, what he allegedly did may seem oddly familiar...

Sep 17, 2015

Well friends, the great journey is over and for the time being both hosts are back in their respective homes! It's time to get down to business! The hosts of The View find themselves amid controversy once more after remarking on a nurse in the Miss America pageant. A student in Texas brought a homemade clock to school and was arrested for carrying a "hoax bomb". Actor Steve Rannazzisi has found himself in hot water after his 9/11 story was proved to be untrue. Facebook has recently announced plans to add an option other than "Like" that some all calling the "Dislike Button". All this plus the Wi-Five of the week! What more could you ask for!

Sep 11, 2015

Hello friends! Sorry for the delay but we're back and better than ever! This week, a brief insight on Tom Brady and Deflate-Gate. Also, a surprising update on Kim Davis! A youtuber (not Brentalfloss) posted a highly controversial video. Brent shares a quick Bernie update and an explanation of the start of the Presidential Primary! Finally, in the Wi-Five, apparently James Franco is a teacher now? The wait was worth it, enjoy!

Sep 3, 2015

Friends, Brent and Travis are back! This week, the Star Wars Facebook page revealed the armor for Phasma and it led to discussion on female armor! A Kentucky County Clerk continues to make news as she refuses to accept gay marriage no matter who tells her to! Kanye West gave a weird and rambling speech at the VMAs and ended it with a surprising announcement. The Obama administration has officially changed the name of Mount McKinley, let us tell you the rest of the story! All that, plus a Wi-Five! Come on down!

Aug 27, 2015

Hello friends! On this episode, the Burger King reaches out to Ronald McDonald and attempts to make peace. Sadly, he is rebuffed. A woman in Beijing, when told she couldn't take an expensive bottle of liquor on the plane, CHUGGED A BOTTLE OF COGNAC! Joey Fatone wrote an open letter to One Direction... or did he? At a university welcome week, some guys associated with a fraternity hung some incredibly offensive banners on an off campus house. Sadly, there was yet another in a long string of gun related tragedies. Finally, in the Wi-Five, a barber has found a creative way to encourage literacy! Enjoy! 

Aug 24, 2015

Friends, this one is a doozy! First, not only did Jon Stewart host WWE's Summerslam 2015, HE GOT UP IN THE ACTION!  It is indeed a crazy time in which we are living! This weekend, police foiled a potential attack on a Pokemon Tournament. It is terrifying and leads us to a very passionate discussion on gun control! Go down the rabbit hole with us!

Aug 20, 2015

Before we get into the main bulk of the episode, YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT VARIETY SAID ABOUT JOSH OSTROVSKY!!!! It's mind-boggling. Ok, back to the episode! Are the Teen Choice Awards rigged like they were last year? Does anyone care besides Travis? Trump continues to gain ground, but there seems to be a new contestant in the running. We try to make sense of all the info pouring out of the jared Fogle story. It seems the hackers have followed through on their threats and released the Ashley Madison data! All this, plus the Wi-Five of the week!

Aug 17, 2015

The Internet is a tricky place to navigate sometimes. Recently it has come to light that some major Instagram personalities have been stealing jokes from people. Join us as we discuss our thoughts!

Aug 13, 2015

Listen folks, we jump right into it in this one! Right off the bat, what's wrong with the American Primary System! Boom, in your face! Travis and Brent make a brand new bet regarding the outcome of the Democratic primary. Is the cover of Time magazine the stupidest representation of a really cool thing? Can Travis guess who said it, Donald Trump or Peter Griffin? What are your thoughts on Periscope? We really want to hear them! A woman ran the London Marathon while on her period to raise awareness of period shaming. A news anchor in Orlando has had just about enough of the Kardashians, have you? All that plus a Wi-Five! This one is a bar burner!

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