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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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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 28, 2015

Hello friends! This week, lots of little stories! We talk Super Blood Moon Eclipse, John Boehner, Water on Mars, The Pope and Pizza Rat! So much all in one episode! Aren't you the lucky ones?!

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 21, 2015

After far too long, the Monday Mini-sode is back! This week, there's been a rumor about David Cameron making it's way around. He may or may not have done something in college in order to join a dining club. If you've ever seen Black Mirror, what he allegedly did may seem oddly familiar...

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 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!

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