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!


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!

Last Week Wrap Up, McChicken, Anthony Weiner, Nykea Aldridge/Donald Trump  

Hello Cool Kids! We're back after a week off, did we miss anything big? What's that you say? We did?! Well, let's catch up in Last Week Wrap Up! We have a weird story involving a gross thing you can do with fast food besides eat it! Anthony Weiner has found himself in the middle of yet another sexting scandal. Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed in Chicago and Donald Trump rushed to make it all about him. All that, plus the Wi Five of the Week! Enjoy, and don't forget to share!

Rudy Giuliani, Glenn Beck, Weed Update, DailyBeast Grindr Story with guest correspondent Cameron Esposito  

Have we got one heck of an episode for you this week! It is jam packed with all kinds of big discussions and we barely even mention Donald Trump! Rudy Giuliani (while introducing Trump) appeared to have forgotten about 9/11, but did he? Glenn Beck seems to have had a change of heart and he's catching some heat for it. We have an update on the scheduling of marijuana in America. The hilarious and charming Cameron Esposito joins us to discuss a controversial story out of the Olympic village. A DailyBeast reported created fake profiles on several dating sites, including Grindr, and then published specifics regarding the people who responded. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to tell your friends!

Maria Smoking, Cargo Shorts, Trumpdate, Media Review, Olympics  

Let the games begin Cool Kids! Before we begin, a bit of breaking news about the First Daughter and her activities at Lollapalooza. A debate has been raging across the internet revolving around Cargo Shorts! Trump has really been going out of his way to say some terrible things over the last 2 weeks! Travis and Brent have been enjoying a lot of media lately and they have some suggestions for you! It's been four years so it's time for another Summer Olympics and this one is not with out its issues! Enjoy and tell a friend!

Floss, Pop Culture Round Up, Weird But True Corner  

You know what? We've had just about enough of all these politics! At least for one week. So this week we're doing a bit of a palette cleanser! No politics this week, we promise! First, some revelations about the benefits of floss. In Pop Culture Round Up: Suicide Squad news, Tyler Posey isn't gay and the Bachelorette finale! A new segment this week: Weird But True Corner! In the WBT Corner: burning manure, After School Satan, traffic straddling bus and age difference and how it effects couples! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

SDCC 2016, Nintendo, Mike Ward, DNC  

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!

Leslie Jones, Ice Bucket Update, RNC  

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!

Sulu, Politics Round-Up, Pokemon Go, Debunking  

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!

Loch Ness Monster/Men's Fitness/Miss Teen USA, Hillary Emails/Republican Convention/Trump Rape Accusation, Jesse Williams, Alton Sterling  

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!

Pride Parade, SCOTUS Abortion Ruling, Brexit Update, Gun Control pt 3  

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!

Cheerio Stacking Challenge, Brexit, Trump Assassination Attempt, Trump Finances, Gun Control Pt. 2, Online Harassment  

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!

Tony's, Sex Study, E3, Orlando Reactions  

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.

Pop Culture Round Up, Politics Round Up, Brock Turner  

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!

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