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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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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!

Feb 15, 2017

Hello and welcome to Trends Like These: Early Edition! You see, both Travis and Brent are traveling on Wednesday so the intention was for this to be a short one. Somehow, it still ended up an hour long. This week in Beyond the Headlines: Travel Ban Update, Gorsuch Criticisms, HeWillNotDivide.US, Pewdiepie, Wall Cost, Impeachment Bets, Grammy's, and Rowling v. Morgan. We have a Trumpdate for you regarding the visit of Shinzo Abe and the resigning of Michael Flynn. Plus, the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Feb 9, 2017

Hey there Cool Kid! So glad you could find time to stop on by and check out this week's episode! Would you like anything before we start? A fizzy beverage perhaps? In this week's Beyond The Headlines: Elizabeth Warren, New Orleans Tornado, Cocaine in a Plane, Cracking Ice Shelf, Mike Huckabee Tweets and MORE! Another Super Bowl has come and gone, but not with out its share of controversy! During an interview, Kellyanne Conway referenced a massacre (and a ban) that NEVER WAS! Similarly this week, the White House released a list of 78 under reported terrorist attacks, many of which were EXTENSIVELY REPORTED. We have even more to talk about in regards to the Travel/Immigration/Muslim Ban this week! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Feb 3, 2017

Hello there Cool Kids! We've got a extra large episode that is just jam-packed with information for you! First, we take you BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Boy Scouts, Spicer Retweets Onion, Yiannopoulos Appearance Cancelled, Senate Confirmations, Australia Phone Call/"Dumb Deal", Republicans Change Rules. This week, some very qualified people were removed from the National Security Council and a surprising replacement was appointed. Trump is tweeting yet again about the "failing" NYT and voter fraud evidence, so we take a closer look! We have a quick run down for you about the nominee for the SCOTUS. The biggest story this week, and Executive Order created what some are calling a "Muslim Ban" and we think we should take a closer look! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!

Jan 26, 2017

Hello there Cool Kids! Welcome to a brand new week! We have a big episode for you! First, a quick look at the recently announce Oscar nominations! Then, we take a look at the massive marches that happened this weekend all around the globe. Richard Spencer got punched in the face and the internet is still wrapping their heads around it. It's week one of the Trump presidency and starting at his inauguration, their was controversy. That controversy then led to the release of "alternative facts". Also this week, Trump has signed a boat load of Executive Orders! All that, plus a much needed Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Jan 19, 2017

Hey there cool kid! We sure are glad you've decided to join us today and we hope you enjoy the episode! First, there's a brand new Gmail phishing scam and it's devilishly clever! There was also a lot of hubbub on Twitter this week! Rob Schneider and Donald Trump called out Rep. John Lewis! IHOP's Twitter got "hacked", or so they claim. Joss Whedon tweeted a weird and inflammatory tweet about Speaker Paul Ryan. Also, this week, a MASSIVE Politics Round Up! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Jan 12, 2017

Hey there Cool Kids! My goodness, have we go a great episode for you today! First, a whole gaggle of businesses got together to urge PEOTUS to reconsider his stance on Climate Change and a Low Carbon Economy. Travis sits downs with guest Rachel McElroy (co-host of Rose Buddies) to discuss the new season of the Bachelor! The big story this week, Buzzed leaked a 35 page document detailing links between Trump and Russia including alleged compromising material collected for future blackmail. AND THE INTERNET WENT BONKERS. Also, Trump held his first press conference in months. THIS PRESS CONFERENCE WAS ALSO BONKERS. Enjoy the episode and consider sharing with a friend!

Jan 5, 2017

Hello Cool Kids and welcome to Season 3 of Trends Like These! We have a lot for you this season, you are gonna love it! First, Mariah Carey had a bit of a performance nightmare on New Year's Eve! Then, we bring you 5 quick stories from Wendy's to Dabbing to Hollywood and MORE! Trump has done a lot of interesting social media-ing lately! Finally, The Daily Mail publish a LONG story exposing a scandal involving the founders of Snopes... or did they? All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!

Dec 21, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! Sorry for the delay, but we wanted to make sure this episode was super good! Also, we were traveling. Mostly the super good part though! Well, the Electoral College did their thing and... it went pretty much as normal. Facebook has announced new plans to help weed out fake news. Sofia Vergara is going through some intense and (in many ways) confusing legal battles over her fertilized eggs. Finally, we take a look back at 2016! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Please enjoy and remember to share!

Dec 12, 2016

Hey there Cool Kid! You know, it's that time of year and we say LET T SNOW! We also say a lot of other things which explains why this episode is so long! First, a quick update on the Recount spearheaded by Jill Stein. Then, a surprisingly confusing story about T.J. Miller. A scientist discovered a dinosaur tail in amber and the internet is abuzz with Jurassic Park jokes! Brent and Travis have some media you should check out! Travis invites everyone to join him in Snopes Corner as he makes sense of three stories! Brent gives everyone a run down on what the President-elect has been up to! All that, plus th Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!

Dec 5, 2016

Hello there Cool Kid! Well, well, well! What have we got here? Another episode for you? HOW CONVENIENT! I mean, it is actually pretty convenient if you came here to listen to an episode! First, we tell you a little about the Tennessee wildfires and how you can help. This week, Breitbart launched a boycott campaign against Kellogg's for pulling their ads. We talk about three things that bugs us: Texas's new miscarriage/abortion law, black Santa backlash and income inequality! CNN sat down with some Trump supporters and the whole thing was embarrassing. Embarrassing for whom? Well, depends on who you ask! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Nov 28, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! We're back from Thanksgiving and we're ready to talk turkey! First, a quick rundown on what happened when Donald Trump (finally) sat down with the NY Times. The folks at Cards Against Humanity offered a very strange Black Friday deal this year! It looks like we are going to end up doing a vote recount in at least one state, possibly more! A very strange and completely unfounded conspiracy has been blossoming under the radar on the Internet. We also take a look at the man leading the Alt-Right. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Nov 21, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! This week, we have a lot of stories and we're pretty sure most of them are real! You see, there's been a lot of research done on "Fake News" lately. V.P. -elect Mike Pence attended the theatre this week and got more of a performance than he bargained for. The North Pole is way warmer than it should be and we should be more worried than we are. Kanye West is in the news again after ranting at a concert.  We have a lot of Trump news to catch up on: Trump U Settlement, Conflict of Interest and his preliminary appointments. Brent and Travis also engage each other in a discussion on how the country can move forward and start working together. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Nov 14, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! We've (mostly) caught up on our sleep and we're ready to bring you a brand new episode! Let's talk about all the news in the wake of the election: Protests, Paul Ryan Reactions, Exit Polls and more! Some folks are encouraging others to wear safety pins, but others are condemning the practice. What's the deal? We look into the new viral video "challenge". Brent and Travis have an in-depth editorial discussion on the Electoral College and all the issues surrounding it. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Nov 9, 2016

The 2016 Election is in the books. Join us for a brief post mortem!

Nov 7, 2016

Greetings, O Coolest of Kids! This week, we delve into the truth about a recent male birth control study and the shockingly sexist history of birth control. There’s also a heartwarming wi-five about a kid from the totally-real-and-not-a-cartoon land of Tasmania, and we have a guest that’s so special you’re going to FLIP YOUR LID AND BUST YOUR BUTTONS AND okay it’s Travis. Yeah, he came out of paternity leave to do a special segment on the upcoming presidential election. Enjoy, and remember to share!

Oct 31, 2016

Hey cool kids! This marks the first of two special episodes where Brent records and edits the whole thing! That’s right! If you’re a listener who always reads this stuff, THIS IS BRENT OMG HI I’M WRITING TO YOU! Travis is a dad now so he’s taking some well deserved paternity leave. This episode has awesome guest hosts Rachel Stine (@toothpasta) & Pat Contri (@PatTheNESPunk) who talk about the death of Vine and the 2016 US election, and I also cover the verdict of the Oregon militia who made news earlier this year as well as a medically optimistic wi-five! Enjoy and remember to share!

Oct 24, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! We have a super fun (and a kind of terrifying!) episode of you today! First, Nintendo released a teaser trailer for their new console, the Nintendo Switch!  America was the target of 3 waves of cyber attacks on Friday and so far, there's not really much we can do to prevent another attack. Special guest Dave Bulmer (@DemonTomatoDave) joins Brent to discuss the American election season from a British point of view and how it is similar to Brexit. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!

Oct 20, 2016

Enjoy our supplemental bonus episode covering the 3rd of 3 Presidential Debates!

Oct 17, 2016

Hello Internet! This week, we unfold for you the tale of Ken Bone: Ordinary Guy. A contestant on Jeopardy was a fan of Nerdcore HipHop and it seems that Alex Trebek isn't. Rumors of the Great Barrier Reef's death have been somewhat exaggerated. Rush Limbaugh went on one of his usual rants but ended at a very unusual (and unintentional) revelation. All of this, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!

Oct 10, 2016

Hey there cool kids! A lot to talk about this week, so let's get right to it!In a highly talked about live event, Lin-Manuel Miranda absolutely knocked it out of the park hosting SNL! Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti and the coastal US leaving devastation in its wake. All around the country, there are weird reports of creepy clowns! Jesse Watters, on assignment from the OReilly Factor/Fox, travel to Chinatown and offended just about everyone! Finally, the much anticipated second presidential debate! All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Oct 3, 2016

Oh, hello there Cool Kids! You are in for one heck of an episode because Travis and Brent have actually slept! First this week, a so-called "prankster" is in the news for assaulting Kim Kardashian. Montreal has passed a surprisingly strict (according to some) legislation regarding Pit Bulls. Tim Burton was asked about the lack of diversity in his movies and gave a less than satisfactory answer. Most political analysts agree: Trump had a no good, very bad week! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy, and remember to share!

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