Trends Like These

Trends Like These

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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!

Episodes

Low Carbon Economy, The Bachelor (w/ Rachel McElroy), Trump/Russia Document/Press Conference  

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!

Mariah Carey, Quick Fire Stories, Trump Tweets, Daily Mail Vs. Snopes  

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!

Electoral College Vote, Facebook Fact Check, Sofia Vergara, 2016 Year In Review  

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!

Recount Update, T.J. Miller, Dino Tail, Media Recommendations, Snopes Corner, Trumpdate  

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!

Gatlinburg, #DumpKelloggs, 3 Things That Bug Us, Mark Wahlberg, CNN Interviews Trump Supporters  

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!

Trump/Times, Holiday Hole, Vote Audit, Pizzagate, Richard Spencer  

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!

Fake News, Hamilton v. Pence, North Pole, Kanye West, Trump News, Editorial: Moving Forward  

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!

Post Election: Week One, Safety Pins, Mannequin Challenge, Electoral College  

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!

BONUS: Post Election Special  

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

Male Birth Control, Election 2016, Teddy Bear Boy  

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!

Vine, Electoral Solutions, Oregon Militia  

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!

Nintendo Switch, Cyber Attacks, Brexit and Trump (with Dave Bulmer)  

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!

Third Presidential Debate  

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

Ken Bone, Alex Trebek/NerdCore, Great Barrier Reef, Limbaugh on Consent  

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!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hurricane Matthew, Clowns, Jesse Watters in Chinatown, Second Presidential Debate  

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!

Vitalii Sediuk, Pit Bull Ban, Tim Burton, Trump's Worst Week  

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!

Skittles, Snap/Spectacles, First Presidential Debate  

Hey there Cool Kids! Welcome to a very special episode! First off, we should clarify (regarding a trending story): Skittles aren't people. Snapchat has rebranded and is launching a brand new product! Finally, our BIG story this week: THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Mike Pence Satire, Harambe Memes, Heroin Prescription, DAPL  

Hello, and welcome to Mondays Cool Kids! We hope the weekend treated you well, we made this epodes to start your work week off right! First, a satirical story about Mike Pence came out this week but it's really hard to tell that it's satirical! Have Harambe memes finally gone to far? Canada is prescribing Heroin to Heroin users... it's way more complicated than it sounds. Finally, a pipeline project has been fast tracked, protested and halted, all with very little media coverage. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Truck Chase, Galaxy Note 7, Politics Round Up, Cam Newton  

Hello Cool Kids! Let's get right to it! First, a quick story about a stolen truck that led to a much watched chase. Also, the Galaxy Note 7 seems to, well... burst into flames. We have a brand new Politics Round Up that is down-right deplorable! In the first official NFL game of the season, Cam Newton got really beat up and it's led to a lot of scrutinization. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Burning Man, Apple Announcement, SpaceX Explosion, Youtube Monetization  

Hello Cool Kids! We're running a bit behind, so let's jump right in to it! We have a quick blurb on the Fox Settlement and we briefly eulogize a comedy legend. Listen and learn a little bit about Burning Man, including a bit of negative news from this year's event. Apple made some big announcements about the iPhone 7. SpaceX, the commercial space flight company, experienced a significant set back this week. The Youtube community is all abuzz with some (recent?) changes to the monetization policy. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

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