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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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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. 

Jan 29, 2016

Hi cool kids! Sorry for the delay, we had some technical issues. You may noticed some issues in the episode, sorry! Recording conditions weren't ideal, but we wanted to get an episode out! Enjoy! This week, we talk about the Doomsday Clock! New Delorean production has begun! Brent's got a political round up! We discuss rapper B.o.B. and some of his bold claims. Finally, the Wi-Five of the week!

Jan 21, 2016

On this week's episode: A woman in Padua sought assistance after losing the key to her chastity belt. A homeopathic company is selling balls one inserts in to their vaginas and Brent and Travis are justifiably furious! The Onion has been purchased by Spanish language network Univision. Brent challenges Travis to determine which memes are true and which are false. Pornhub has released their 2015 year in review with some interesting statistics! Finally, we discuss a celebrity hero in this week's 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!

Jan 7, 2016

Hey there Cool Kid, thanks for stopping in! Some casting on the Rocky Horror remake has been announced, but Brent and Travis have their own dream casting in mind! A whole lot of text has been recovered from Gene Roddenbery's floppy disks. Twitter is toying with the idea of allowing for 10,000 character tweets! It's been met with mixed opinions, including our two hosts. The big story this week, a group of ranchers/protesters have taken control of a set of federal buildings in Oregon. And finally, in the Wi-Five of the Week, an inspiring tale of not letting disability stop you from doing what you love! Enjoy!

Jan 2, 2016

Hello Cool Kids and Happy New Year! Join us for the official Trends Like These 2015 Year In Review!

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!

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