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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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Apr 14, 2016

Welcome once more Cool Kids! A quick update on the Primaries and it's on with the episode! Learn about an intrepid reporter who covered a murder and was met with backlash! Mostly because she's 9. Artists and business have been stepping up to boycott North Carolina ever since HB2! Travis found three fun stories on Huffington Post and we're doing all 3! An empowering Muppet, a poor choice of words and Satanic Masturbation, what fun! Brent provides a little perspective on the Zika Virus panic. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

Mar 24, 2016

Hey there Cool Kids! It's week 2 of the MaxFunDrive and we are bringing the HEAT for this episode! Pulling out all the stops! Let's start with a brand new, exclusive Brentalfloss song all about Trends Like These! Then, hear about the wacky goings-on from Madonna's Australian tour! A city councilor in Arkansas made quite a scene in a restaurant and then did a poor job explaining himself! We've got a bunch of quick fire stories for you in our Fast Facts segment! A poll was held for naming a research vessel and the officials aren't crazy about the result. There have been a lot of advancement in AI lately and we've got a whole lot to tell you! All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy, and don't forget to support TLT in the MaxFunDrive! www.maximumfun.org/donate

Mar 3, 2016

Welcome to another super-charged episode! This week, Sam Smith failed to fact check his Oscar speech! Erin Andrews's legal battle continues with a suit against Marriott. Donald Trump received a questionable endorsement that he was unwilling to disavow. Also, we have the results from Super Tuesday! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

Jan 14, 2016

Hey there Cool Kids! Seems Bernie Sanders is polling pretty well in some early primaries! Tuesday night was President Obama's final State of the Union address and the Republican party's last response to one of President Obama's SOTU address! The Powerball prize has hit $1.5 Billion and it has proven how bad at Math we all are. A German carpenter has patented a switch to turn your sperm on and off. Beloved musicians David Bowie and Motorhead's Lemmy have passed away and everyone is talking about "the rule of threes". The village of Whitesboro, NY's seal has come under fire from those who believe it to be controversial. This week also feature's our most bad ass Wi-Five of the Week yet!

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 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 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 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 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!

Aug 6, 2015

It's Thursday once more and you know what that means! It's time for another episode of Trends Like These! We touch on some celeb divorces in the news this Summer (including one fake one?) There was an incredibly awkward press junket for Fantastic Four. Netflix has announced their incredibly generous Maternity/Paternity leave policy. Kelly Osbourne said a thing that she meant to be a thing, but ended up sounding like another thing. LENNY KRAVITZ PANTS RIPPED OPEN AND EXPOSED HIS ENTIRE DOWNSTAIRS TO AN AUDIENCE. Also, a Wi-Five. Did we mention Lenny Kravitz's penis?

Jul 30, 2015

Happy "Don't Be A Dick Day" (week?) friends! Is there a new Grumpy Cat and is it a puppy? Have scientists finally discovered what women look for in a penis? Marijuana is still classified in the same category as Heroin. Cecil the Lion was hunted and killed by a dentist and folks are none to happy about it. All that and the Wi-Five of the Week! Listen, enjoy, tell a friend!

Jul 27, 2015

Brent went to VidCon and then back to Travis' bedroom! This month, the Emmy nominations were announced and there were a lot of surprises... Join us as we explore them!

Jul 23, 2015

Hello and good morning! Are you downloading this in time for a McDonald's breakfast? Well, that might be changing! Can a selfie stick save your life? Let's talk about the Ashley Madison hack! Is a VR arcade on the horizon? All that and a WI-FIVE! Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 20, 2015

This is a trippy one folks! Is Trump and Democrat plant? Has our past been rewritten?! The only way to find out* is to listen to this week's Monday Mini-sode!

(*We find nothing out in this episode. Really we just bring up some theories and discuss them!)

Jul 16, 2015

Hello my friend we meet again! It's been a while, where should we begin?

This week, a ridiculously scary thing happened on a ride at the Wisconsin Dells. We finally talk about Cosby and we talk about it as little as possible. Kylie Jenner wore her hair in corn rows and it was very controversial! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ate some sandwiches... A raccoon died, was ignored, was very loved and then became an internet hero. Apparently, a bunch of old Disney stuff is worth "bank" on Ebay!

All this and a Wi-Five! We welcome you with arms wide open!

Jul 13, 2015

It was an eventful weekend in San Diego and we have all kinds of Comic Con news! There's so much to talk about, let's jump right in!

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