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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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Jul 28, 2016

Hello my friends, we meet again! It's been awhile, where should we begin? Well, Travis just got back from San Diego Comic Con and he want to tell you all about it! Brent's got some rumors and news about Nintendo! Future consoles? Stock Prices? You betcha! A comedian in Canada has been fined $42,000 for making mean jokes (there's a lot more to it than that) and it has sparked a big discussion about sensitivity and humor! The Democratic National Convention took place this week and the people have some strong thoughts! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Jul 21, 2016

Hello there Cool Kid! Come in, come in! Don't just stand there in the door way! Have a seat and let's talk about what's going on in the world! Did you hear about the trouble that Leslie Jones has had on Twitter and the punishment the lead troll received? We have some info on the long lasting effect of the Ice Bucket Challenge of two years ago. Folks, there has been a whole lot of news coming out of the RNC! From usage of a Queen song, the collection of speakers and Melania Trump's perceived plagiarism, there's been a whole lot of buzz on the social medias! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Jul 14, 2016

Hello there Cool Kids of the Internet! Welcome to the show, we hope you enjoy it!First, some news about the new British Prime Minister! Then, a surprising revelation about the Sulu character in the new Star Trek movie. In Politics Round-Up: Bernie endorses Hillary, the GOP Platform, and Roger Ailes accusations. Hey, have you all heard about this Pokemon Go thing? It's super fun! Finally, we debunk 4 stories floating around the Internet! All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Thanks for listening and sharing!

Jul 7, 2016

Hello friends! Travis is done traveling and we're bringing you another great episode just jam-packed with trending news! A mysterious carcass showed up on the shores of Loch Ness... well, not really THAT mysterious. Men's Health had a questionable and in many ways offensive article about turning a NO into a YES. The organizers of the Miss Teen USA pageant have made a pretty big change, but is it big enough? In Politics Round Up, we've got some pretty big developments in the Clinton Email Investigation. It seems like the GOP is having hard time finding folks to speak at their convention. And Donald Trump was accused of rape, but it doesn't seem like the news is really covering it. Actor Jesse Williams delivered a speech at the BET Awards that many consider controversial. Unfortunately, Williams' speech became even more topical when Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police this week. All this, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

Jun 30, 2016

Hey there Cool Kids! Travis and Brent are both traveling this week, but they still made sure to record you a great episode! Travis visited the NYC Pride Parade and shares a few observations. The Supreme Court just handed down a surprising and important ruling in regards to Texas abortion restrictions. We've got a Post-Brexit Vote update. We also have an update on the ongoing American Gun Control discussion. All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Jun 23, 2016

Hello there Cool Kids! Brent is in Canada and Travis is under the weather, so it's time for another episode! Hear about the fun challenge one bored dad created using Cheerios. Learn a little about the proposed British Exit from the EU. There was a drastically under-reported assassination attempt on the life of Donald Trump. Speaking of Trump, his campaign released their fundraising numbers for May and they were not great. Congress continues the battle to try to pass new gun laws for America. An Australian man is facing charges for online harassment. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Jun 16, 2016

Hey there Cool Kids! Thanks for joining us, we know this week has been tough. Of course, it wasn't all bad! We had the Tony's this passed Sunday. A fun Sex Study came out of FSU! E3 took place displaying new games and innovations in gaming technology. But we would be remiss if we didn't discuss the events in Orlando and how the nation has reacted in the after math. We talk about blood donations and the archaic restrictions donators still face. We also discuss Christina Grimmie, the performer gunned down in Orlando just a day earlier. Anderson Cooper called out the FL Attorney General on her apparent hypocrisy. There were some "Christian" ministers with not-so-Christian thoughts on the tragedy. Finally and surprising no one, Trump's reaction to the event was as horrible as you'd expect. There is good news in the form of the Wi-Five this Week! Thank you for joining us, we love you.

Jun 9, 2016

Hey there Cool Kid! Why don't you come in and sit a spell! We've got a whole lot of stuff for you this week. First, in Pop Culture Round Up, Maisie Williams fights sexism, Jamie Lee Curtis does cosplay, Axl Rose tries to have some photos taken off the internet and Dan Akroyd endorses the new Ghostbusters. In Politics Round Up, a Bernie Sanders update, learn a little about Trump University, and President Obama answers a tough question about guns and gun control. We also talk about the trending news surrounding convicted rapist Brock Turner and his oddly lenient sentence. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Jun 2, 2016

Hey there Cool Kids! It's another Trends Like These from your friends here at TLT HQ! This week, the Internet is all abuzz and atwitter about about a recent Captain America twist. Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp and a few days later, filed for a restraining order. New bans and restrictions have been announced in Saudi Arabia and it's added to an interesting list. A gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was put down to save a child that found his way into the gorilla habitat. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

May 26, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! Oh, we missed you so much! We're sorry we didn't put out an episode last week, but we hope this extra large episode make up for it! Twitter recently announced some pretty major updates! A judge decided to take Cosby to a criminal trial this week. The GOP pulled some pretty sneaky stuff to strike down a protection against LGBT+ discrimination. We've got two hard to believe Donald Trump stories this week. We're joined by journalist and podcaster Justin McElroy for an editorial discussion on spoilers. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Welcome back!

May 12, 2016

Hey Cool Kid! We've got a super jam packed episode for you! Budweiser has announced a patriotic re-branding! Emma Thompson made a few statements about young actors from social media. Apple Music has come under fire from a blogger and may or may not have some huge faults. An Ivy league professor was escorted off a plane after a woman feared he was a terrorist. Phil Robertson, that guy from Duck Dynasty, made some really stupid statements about the NC Bathroom bill. Also, the Department of Justice and the NC government are at serious odds! In Fort McMurray there is a terrifying wildfire going on and you can help! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

May 5, 2016

Hey there Cool Kid! Welcome to the Cool Kid Club! This week, the CKC is discussing a lot of stuff and we get REAL feisty! First, since the passing of the NC Bathroom Bill, there's been a whole lot of craziness! Old Navy posted a seemingly innocuous ad that was met with massive amounts of racism! The Indiana primary had a big effect on the political landscape, hear all about it in Politics Roundup! GLAAD released its Studio Responsibility Index and most outlets boiled it down to "Need More Gay Characters in Star Wars". All that, plus the Wi-Five of the week! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

Apr 28, 2016

Hello there Cool Kid and welcome to our brand new bacon podcast! Might we interest you in Lemonade? No, not the drink! We're talking about Beyonce's new enigmatic album/short film! A young woman's anti-military rant went viral this week and we have some thoughts. In this week's Politics Round Up: primary results, Cruz and Kasich team up, Cruz announces a running mate, and Trump makes a bold claim about Clinton. Speaking of politics, let's have an in-depth discussion about Justin Trudeau, Canada's new and trend-worthy Prime Minister! All that, plus a Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Apr 21, 2016

Hello Cool Kids and welcome! In this week's intro, it's 420 and we're not sure that that matters... also, Harriet Tubman is going to be on the $20 and that DEFINITELY matters! Amber Heard and Johnny Depp issued an apology video to Australia and it was WEIRD. We've got a political round up with primary results, Trumps 7/11 faux pas, Hillary's hot sauce and NY voter issues! Billy Corgan went on Alex Jones' show and set some controversial stuff! We are so excited to be joined by our first ever guest this week, film maker and Youtube pioneer Freddie Wong! Freddie joins us to discuss the racial Whitewashing Hollywood has done recently (and a super long time before that!) All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

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!

Apr 7, 2016

Welcome to another good one, Cool Kid! Do you all understand this whole Miitomo thing? No? It's ok, neither does Travis! We also touch briefly on the Panama Papers with way more to come when we have all the info! Hear a round up of some of the 2016 April Fools jokes and hoaxes. We talk about the Primaries as well as debunk a rumor or two! Rocker and positive force Andrew W.K. has started his own political party. Thanks to a recently high profile protest, we talk a lot about weed and it's current Schedule status! All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Mar 31, 2016

Have we got a show for you, Cool Kid! First, in the intro, let's talk about a gun that looks like a phone! Learn about the birth and corruption of a Twitter bot named Tay. Hear some revelations about UNICORNS! A lot to cover in the Political Round UP! Birdie Sanders, Trump vs. Anderson Cooper, and MORE! Last week, a VERY controversial bill was passed in North Carolina. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy! 

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 17, 2016

Hey there Cool Kid! Welcome to our first MaxFunDrive episode! We are so excited and we hope you are too! We have a lot to cover on this episode, so buckle up! First, Instagram is planning a new way to display their timeline. Some Syrian refugees ended up mingling with a Furry Convention! Also, let's learn a little about Furries! We've got a bunch of stories in Politics Round Up! Weird KKK endorsements, weird Ben Carson endorsements, weird Boehner endorsements and so much MORE! Neil deGrasse Tyson is a very popular smart guy, but he really put his foot in his mouth! You know, what he said really reminds us of a song... All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Don't forget to go to maximumfun.org/donate and support Trends Like These!

Mar 10, 2016

Hey there Cool Kid! Why don't you come in an sit a spell? We have lots of great stories for you this week! First, a quick update on the Kesha case. Kim Kardashian made news with a controversial nude pic. Sacha Baron Cohen revealed why he walked from a Freddie Mercury biopic. Caitlyn Jenner expressed her political views on the season premiere of her show. We've got a political up date including a very special surprise! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

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!

Feb 25, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! Thanks for stopping by! Ol' Uncle Brent is having a few neck issues and is on a few muscle relaxers this week. Travis is normal, but insists that Brent has two butts. Apple is fighting back against orders to create a program to hack phones. Brent shares some Primary updates with us! Kesha took a hit in her ongoing legal battle this week. Historians and doctors have made some discoveries about Hitler's genitalia. All that, plus a Wi-Five! Sit back and relax!

Feb 18, 2016

Hello Cool Kids! Boy, oh boy!! Are we ever excited! This is our first official MaximumFun.org episode and we are jazzed! That old rascal Kanye West is back in the news again and he's tweeting about his personal debt! Supreme Court vacancies, JebBush.com and news of Bernie and Hillary neck-and-neck make up our political news round up! Another Grammy Awards have come and gone, it was full of crazy performances, surprise awards and lots of weird mistakes! Finally, South Dakota is working on a bill that prevents transgender students from using the bathrooms of their choosing. In this week's Wi-Five, an Indian doctor is changing the cultural perception having a female baby single-handed!

Feb 11, 2016

Hey cool kids! How the heck are you?! It feels like it's been 168 hours since we last talked. What have you been doing? Oh yeah? Well, we've been busy too. Busy doing what you ask? Well, this this episode for example! We talk about the results of the New Hampshire primary! Then, we talk about the theatre project That'swhatshesaid and the cease and desist letters they've been receiving. We've got follow ups on the Return of Kings story, the Fine Brothers and the Michigan sodomy laws! Finally, we've got all the wrap up you need regarding the Super Bowl! ...except, like, anything about the actual game. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! So like I said, busy week for us!

Feb 4, 2016

Hey Cool Kids! Brent's traveling in our neighbor to the North, Canada! But don't worry, he didn't let all that poutine and free health care stop him from recording an episode! First, let's talk about the truth behind Trump's Nobel Prize nomination. Which brings us to the Iowa Caucus results! A British law student bit in to a Kit Kat to find a disturbing surprise! (Don't worry, it's not gross!) The Fine Bros. made a bit of a misstep it seems. Finally, let's all try to wrap our minds around the craziness and misogyny of Return of Kings and their weird clandestine meetings. 

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