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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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!

Aug 10, 2015

Is there life on other planets? No idea! But there has been some weird stuff in the news and we ain't talking about the Republican Debate! Oh wait, actually we did mention that. Anyway, enjoy the episode!

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?

Aug 3, 2015

Happy Monday everyone! Well, maybe not everyone. If you are a robot traveling across America, this is not a very happy Monday at all! We discuss the tragedy that befell Hitchbot as he attempted to hitchhike his way across America. Hop on in friends, let's go for a ride!

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!

Jul 9, 2015

Hola internet heroes! We've waded through the web to bring you the trendingest stories we could find!

This week: We have an update on Harry Shearer! Tinder offers verification for celebs! Is the way open for legal polygamous marriage? America and Japan both have giant robots and it's time for them to fight! Just before a performance of Hand to God on Broadway, a man crawled on stage to plug in his phone and he's the worst. Apparently, Buzzfeed seems to think that women are judged by double standards on the internet! In the down-lowed, a man has embarrased all West Virginians! And our Wi-Five this week is all about a man risking his health to care for some animals! It's a jam packed show that you're sure to enjoy!

Don't forget to tell all you friends! See you Monday!

Jul 6, 2015

Brent's travels are nearly complete and he's sending you a postcard from the road in the form of today's Monday Mini!

Today, we discuss some interesting 4th of July facts and look in to "American Parties" around the world. Our main topic is General Mills "health-ification" of their children's cereal. It may be a good thing, but is it a GOOD thing? Help us decide!

Don't forget to rate/review on iTunes and tell a friend about the show!

Jul 2, 2015

Hello internet wanderer!

This week, Brent joins us from beautiful Yellow Springs, OH! He is out on tour, hence the absence of a Monday Mini and his less than sparkling audio quality! That doesn't stop us from putting out another episode for you lovely folks! We talk Marriage Equality! We talk those rainbow filtered profile pictures everyone has! We talk the controversial tweets made by a cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings! We talk about deep fried Big Macs! We talk about Disney's ban on Selfie Sticks! In the Wi-Five, we even talk about find organs on Craigslist! We talk about it all! But none of that means anything with out you here to listen!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 25, 2015

Friends, we are so glad you've joined us yet again!

This week, we briefly touch on some Independence Day 2 news. Also, happy Pride month! Then, Travis runs through the new food you can expect to find at the Minnesota State Fair! Lexus is (supposedly) developing a hoverboard!!! There's been a lot of debate this week about the Confederate flag. So much so that it is now impacting long canceled TV shows! Another former child star is in the news this week! Google unveils a life saving (depending on how look at it) new email option. In the down-lowed this week, a woman with terrible make up makes up a stupid lie. But a bus driving hero quickly proves how awesome he is in this week's wi-five!

Don't forget to grab a gift bag on your way out! (There's an iPod touch in there!)

Jun 22, 2015

What is this, science class?! Well, this week, yeah!

What's new with the 2020 Olympics and what do you think SHOULD be new? Is Earth facing it's 6th (that we know of) mass extinction of species? Many scientists seem to think so. Of course, Travis is only concerned with the thoughts of one scientist: Beakman.

Thank so much all you beautiful snowflakes!

Jun 18, 2015

Well, well, well, look what the cat dragged in! I guess you'd like another episode? This week, we talk basketball for half a second and then give even less time to a certain individual. Travis is deeply hurt and simultaneously over joyed at the latest fashion trends! We talk A LOT about arm pits! Are Facebook post the new urban legend? Recently, the writers of Harley Quinn comics reveal an interesting fact about her romantic relationship. Dave Grohl continues to be awesome at a concert in Sweden! All that, plus a Wi-Five?! Is it my birthday?!!? 

Jun 15, 2015

Get in here you rascals and enjoy our latest mini-sode!

At the top, we briefly discuss the trending hashtag #NoMoreBushes and what's going on over at E3. Our main topic this week is Rachel Dolezal, the woman that has become infamous for claiming to be 50% African American when she is actually 100% Caucasian.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to tell a friend!

Jun 11, 2015

Gather round and hear the legend of... OUR LATEST EPISODE! This week, we talk briefly of best friendship! Is your password secure?! it "password1"? Pizza Hut's new hotdog pizza: monstrosity or good time party treat? Listen as Travis and Brent wow you with their Broadway knowledge! Zoe Saldana's husband took her last name and everything is still ok. What do you think are the best four words ever? In the wi-five this week, a hero man with super blood! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to grab a toy out of the prize bucket on your way out!

Jun 8, 2015

Yawn and stretch and try to come to life, it's time for another Monday Mini-sode! With both hosts in the same room for the first time!

First, thanks to everyone for sending in suggestions for Wi-Fives! It's nice to be reminded of the positivity that can exist in the world!

In a weird story this week, a dude legally changed his name to avoid paying a ridiculous airline fee to change the name on his ticket. We're not sure how we feel about this, but it eventually leads to teleporting to Boise.

Thanks for joining us!

Jun 4, 2015

Oh hello! Didn't see you come in! This week, Enrique seems to have cut himself up real good! Scientists have discovered marsupials who f*ck themselves to death! Shia: crazy or not? Caitlyn Jenner seems to be a big story. Godzilla is the newest ambassador for Japan! A drunk sets up a fake dui check point! Plus, this week's wi-five! Our greatest episode so far? Time will tell!

Jun 1, 2015

Shake off those weekend cobwebs, it's time for another Monday Mini-sode!

Last week, Harry Shearer responded to a video on Youtube of an impressionist "auditioning" to fill the rolls on Simpsons that Harry Shearer is leaving behind. His response was... not great.

Also, a list of 24 new words (mostly portmanteaus) has come to our attention! Travis tests Brent on what he thinks the definitions are. Then the guys share their own new words with you, the listener!

Thanks for stopping by!

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