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!



This week focuses on the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. This episode is different from our usual and is mostly made up of interviews. We have personal testimonies, eye-witness accounts, an interview with the Anti Defamation League, an interview with an AntiFa member, we are joined by activist and podcaster DeRay McKesson, and political analyst Jamelle Bouie.

Google Memo, North Korea, RAISE Act, Trump TV, Eric Bolling, Podcast Patent, Sarahah, Propaganda Folder, Paul Manafort Raid, Coca Cola Zero Sugar  

INTRO 0:23

-Travis Is Trying to Buy A House


-Bevs Like These

-CocaCola Zero Sugar



-Google Memo

-Eric Bolling

-Podcast Patent



-Propaganda Folder

-Trump TV

-Paul Manafort Raid


-North Korea


Wi-Five of the Week 1:36:52


Outro 1:38:54

Girl Scouts, CTE Study, SNES, Glitter Bag, Bieber, Employee Implants, Pickle Letter, Boy Scouts, Healthcare Bill, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump Trans Ban  

INTRO 00:25

Time Zone at the Poles

SDCC Check In

Bevs Like These



New Girl Scout Badges

Football/CTE Study

Walmart SNES

Glitter Bag

Bieber Hits Photographer

WI Company Implants Employees



Dylan/“Pickle’s” Letter

Trump Speaks at Boy Scout Jamboree

The GOP Healthcare Bill Returns

Anthony Scaramucci

Trump Tweets Trans Army Ban




OUTRO 1:53:54

R Kelly Sex Cult?, Dr. Who’s New Doctor, Ann Coulter Plane Drama, Science Corner w/Maddie Stone, Politics Roundup w/Rachel Stine Civil Forfeiture, Anti-trans House Bill, Zombie Healthcare Bill Just Don’t Die  

Hey guys, it’s me, Brent! I don’t usually write these things, but
Travis is at San Diego Comic Con this week, so it’s up to me to tell
you what’s going on in this episode. And WHAT AN EPISODE IT IS! We
have Beyond the Headlines with Brent and Travis, but then we’re joined
by Gizmodo Science Editor Maddie Stone to catch up on trending science
stories from the past few weeks. And we also have Rachel Stine
returning to fill us in on some trending political stories in a rare
Travis-less Politics Roundup!

INTRO 0:28

Bevs Like These

McElroy bros on @midnight

Headline of the Week

“Dæ-lek” vs. “Dah-lek”


Ann Coulter’s Bad Flight

Way Too many Contact Lenses Found In One Eye

Is R Kelly Running A Sex Cult?

Doctor Who’s New Doctor


Snortable Chocolate

Larsen C Iceberg Breaks Off

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reaches Jupiter

NY Magazine’s Scary Climate Change Article

Tips & Tricks For Reading Science Journalism


WI-FIVE 1:53:53

OUTRO 1:55:44        

Facebook Hack Hoax, Trapped In ATM, Teen Bit By Bear, Net Neutrality, Teen Electrocuted, David Brooks, The Rock/Kid Rock, Photon Teleportation, Donald Trump Jr.  

INTRO 0:26

Bevs Like These

Facebook Hack Hoax

Headline of the Week


BTH 8:48

Teen Bit By Bear

Net Neutrality Day

Teen Electrocuted In Tub

David Brooks’ Exotic Meat

The Rock/Kid Rock

Photon Teleportation




WI-FIVE 1:14:22

OUTRO 1:17:14

Pompei Masturbator, GLOW, Hobby Lobby, James Cromwell, Germany Marriage Equality, POTC Ride, North Korea, Traffic Straddling Bus, Amelia Earhart, NPR Declaration, Chris Christie, GOP Healthcare Bill, Trump GIF, CNNBlackmail  

INTRO: 0:25

Bevs Like These

Pompei Masturbator Debunk




Hobby Lobby Fined

James Cromwell Jailed

Germany Votes In Favor of Marriage Equality

POTC Ride Update

North Korea, Again







NPR Tweets Declaration

Chris Christie Beach Trip

GOP Healthcare Bill Update

Trump Tweets GIF/#CNNBlackmail




OUTRO: 1:35:29

InspiroBot, Potter House Quiz, Travel Ban, Cosby Tour, Anonymous vs. Nasa, Google Fine, 1984, Ten Commandments, UK Election Grenfell Fire, CNN, Time Cover, Huckabee Sanders Vs. Playboy, Trump Vs. Morning Joe, GOP Healthcare Bill  

INTRO: 0:25

Harry Potter House Quiz

Bevs Like These




Travel Ban Reinstated

Cosby Tour


Google Fined

1984 Production

10 Commandments Monument


UK Corner: 38:45


Election Follow-Up

Grenfell Tower Fire


CNN 1:05:19


Retraction and Resignation

Project Veritas Video




Trumps Time Cover

Sara Huckabee Sanders Vs. Playboy

Donald Trump Vs. Morning Joe

Republican Healthcare Bill Update


WI-FIVE 1:46:01


OUTRO 1:48:15

Ken Doll, Cosby Mistrial, Voter Info, Gal Gadot Wage Gap, Philando Castile, Sessions Hearing, Sean Spicer, Republican Healthcare Bill  

Intro: 00:24
Happy to Hear Your Voice

Bevs Like These


BTH: 03:00

Ken Doll

Cosby Mistrial

Voter Info Left Vulnerable


Wonder Woman Pay Gap: 24:19


Philando Castile Killer Goes Unpunished: 37:46


Politics Round Up: 48:06

Sessions Hearing

Spicer Position Change

Republican Healthcare Bill


Wi-Five: 1:20:30


Outro: 1:22:27

Melania/Barron Move In, E3, The Tonys, Caesar, Comey Testimony, The Babadook, Abercrombie & Fitch  

Intro: 1:58

Bevs Like These


Melania/Barron Move In: 4:58

E3 (With Rachel Stine): 10:58

The Tonys: 30:31

Julius Caesar: 44:31

Comey Testimony (With Rachel Stine): 1:01:00


Pride Month:

The Babadook Becomes a Gay Icon: 1:16:20

Abercrombie & Fitch Tweet: 1:24:20


Wi-Five: 1:34:10

Outro: 1:36:07

Comey Testimony, Apple Keynote, Google AI, Cosby Trial, UK Election, Reza Aslan, Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin,  Trump/Khan Feud, Travel Ban Twitter Rant, Eric Trump (Hannity Interview/Charity Money), NSA Leak/Russian Election Hacking  

Intro: 0:25-8:25

Comey Testimony

Bevs Like These


BTH: 8:30-25:50

Apple Keynote

Google AI

Cosby Trial (Warning: References to Sexual Assault)


UK Election: 25:57-49:42


Reza Aslan, Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin: 50:52- 1:10:08


Trumpdate: 1:10:11-2:00:57

-Trump/Khan Feud

-Travel Ban REDUX

-Eric Trump

--Sean Hannity Appearance

--Funneled Money Meant for Children’s Cancer Charity Back To Trump Organization

-NSA Leak/Russian Hacking


Wi-Five of the Week 2:01:03-2:02:17


Outro 2:02:21

Sports Writer, Sexuality Study, Frank Lloyd Wright, Philippines President, Macron/Trump, Wonder Woman, Fidget Spinners, Avocado Toast Revisited, Politics Round Up  

Intro: 00:23-07:26

Bevs Like These, Twin Peaks pt 2, The Keepers

Beyond the Headlines: 07:32-27:27

Sportswriter Fired, Sexuality Study, Frank Lloyd Wright House, Philippines President, Macron/Trump Handshake

Wonder Woman Screening (w/ Sara Benincasa) 27:31-42:01

Fidget Spinners: 43:00-56:35

Avocado Toast Revisited: 56:39-1:07:49

Politics Round Up: 1:07:52-1:31:51

Covfefe, Kushner/Russia Back Channel, Cory Booker, Trump's Healthcare Tweet, Paris Accord

Wi-Five: 1:31:57-1:33:04

Outro: 1:33:11

Sea Lion, Top Gun, Turkish Ambassador, Amazon Bookstore, Texting Date, Neil Gaiman, Net Neutrality, Romphim, Avocado Toast, Trumpdate  

Intro: 0:24-4:44

Travis is Solo

Bevs Like These

Twin Peaks:The Return Review


Beyond the Headlines (with Hal Lublin): 4:50-32:53

Sea Lion Attack

Top Gun Sequel

Protesters Attacked By Turkish Security Force

Amazon Bookstore

Lawsuit Over Texting Date

Neil Gaiman Will Read the Cheesecake Factory Menu for Charity


Last Week Round-Up (with Hrishikesh Hirway): 32:58-1:02:39

Net Neutrality Update


Avocado Toast Bankrupting Millennials


Trumpdate (with Maureen Johnson): 1:03:58-1:42:51

Trump Leaks to Russians

Trump Travels

Trump’s Budget Proposal


Wi-Five (with Brent Black): 1:42:54-1:45:00


Outro: 1:45:06

American Gods (Review), Pepe The Frog, French Election, Family Kicked Off Flight, Bombay Sapphire, Mike Huckabee,  Florida Man Chokes Girlfriend, First (?) Genderless Acting Award, Clapper and Yates Testimony, Healthcare Bill, Comes Fired  

Intro: 0:23-5:54


Bevs Like These

American Gods Ep. 1 Review


Beyond the Headlines: 6:00-42:36


Pepe the Frog Is Dead

French Election Results

Family Kicked Off Delta Flight

Bombay Sapphire Recall

Mike Huckabee Is A Piece Of Shit (Editorial)

Florida Man Chokes Girlfriend

First (?) Genderless Acting Award


Politics Round Up: 44:07-1:24:52


Clapper and Yates Testimony

Healthcare Bill Passes House

FBI Director James Comey Fired


Wi-Five: 1:24:57- 1:27:57

Outro: 1:28:01

Nintendo Switch, Chef Goldblum, #FireTrump, Fyre Festival, Michael Slager Pleads Guilty, Daddyoffive Revisited, WGA Strike Revisited, Chechnya Situation Worsens, Facebook Announces New Hires, Trumpdate  

Intro: 0:24-7:11


Bevs Like These

Nintendo Switch Review


Beyond The Headlines 7:17-25:39


Chef Goldblum


Fyre Festival

Walter Scott Killer Pleads Guilty


Story Updates 27:08-47:12


Daddyofive: Cody and Emma in Custody of Birth Mother

WGA: Writer Strike Averted at the Last Minute

Chechnya’s Persecution of Gay Men Worsens

Facebook Plans to Hire 3000 New Employees to Manage Live Content


TrumpDate 47:18-1:06:29


Trump Walks Out of Dickerson Interview

Congressional Budget Clears

Trump Campaign Ad

Trump Andrew Jackson Comments


Wi-Five of the Week 1:06:32-1:09:27


Outro 1:09:24

Unicorn Frap, Jeff Goldblum, State Department Advertises Mar-A-Lago, Declaration Discovery, Confederate Memorial Removed, French Election, Muddy Jeans, Writer's Strike, Trumps First 100 Days  

Hey folks! Gonna try something new in the description! Let us know what you think! 


Intro (0:24-10:50)

Bevs Like These

Unicorn Frap

Goldblum signs on to Jurassic World sequel


Beyond The Headlines (10:54-33:08)

State Department Promotes Mar-A-Lago

Parchment Copy of Declaration of Independence Discovered

New Orleans Removes Confederate Memorials

French Presidential Elections

Nordstrom Mud Jeans


Impending Writer’s Strike (34:40-46:57)

Trumps First 100 Days (47:02-1:03:39)

Wi-Five (1:03:52-1:07:36)

Outro (1:07:41)

Boston Marathon, UK Election, Georgia Election, Alex Jones, Daddyofive, April the Giraffe, Facebook Shooter, United Revisited, Bill O'Reilly Revisited, Fearless Girl Revisited  

Hello there! Didn't see you come in! Have a seat and pull up some trending news for yourself. Also, want to talk about shorts? No? Ok, back to the news. This week in Beyond the Headlines: the Boston Marathon had some notable finishers, Theresa May called for an election in the UK government, Georgia, USA also held a special election this week, radio personality Alex Jones has made a surprising reveal about himself, Youtube channel Daddyofive is in hot water over alleged abuse shown on their channel, and April the Giraffe has given birth! Also this week, the story of a horrendous act of violence broadcast over Facebook and the conversations about monitoring live content that it has sparked. We also revisit some old stories this week: United (as well as American and Delta) have made some policy changes, Bill O'Reilly is on his way out over at Fox, and correspondent Rachel Stine joins us to discuss new developments regarding the Fearless Girl statue. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and would you kindly share?

Note: We have warnings in the show, but we discuss a story about abuse and a story about gun violence this week. So, if you would like to skip those stories, we have warnings in the ep so you know when to skip forward.

Beyond the Headlines, United 3411, North Korea (Redux), Sean Spicer, Syria (Redux)  

Hello Cool Cheesecakes! This week's ep start with a bang as we go over Facebook's helpful "False news" hints and tips! In Beyond the Headlines this week: the "Will Now Have Stories meme, Trump's vacation cost, Gov. Bentley steps down, and David Fahrenthold recognized with award! This week on United flight 3411, a passenger was forcibly removed when he refused to give up his seat and was injured in the process. In this week's Politics RoundUp, Brent goes deep to go through the ins and out of North Korea and Syria and we talk about Sean Spicer's MASSIVE BLUNDER. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and share!

Beyond The Headlines, Pepsi Ad, Chechen Authorities Detain Gay Men, Politics Round Up  

Hello there Cool Kid! We have a jam packed ep for you this week! In Beyond The Headlines: America Chavez, Bill O'Reilly in trouble, Romo Retires, Manilow comes out, and giant pink diamond! This week, Pepsi both released their new ad and canceled that ad after MUCH backlash! A leading Russian opposition paper broke a story this week that gay men in Chechnya are being detained and, in some cases, murdered by local authorities. In Politics Round Up: Trump U Settlement, North Korea missiles (again), Flynn Seeks Immunity, Bannon Ousted From NSC and more. All this plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Headlines, United Leggings, Brad's Wife, Thinx, Missing Children, Healthcare Bill  

Hey Cool Cheesecake! Welcome to another special MaxFunDrive episode! We're so happy you could join us! WE ARE VERY EXCITED! First, in Headlines this week, the countdown to Brexit, Internet privacy, and Uranus is stinky! A couple of companies have had some PR issues this week: United and leggings, Cracker Barrel and Brad's Wife, and Thinx and their She-EO. A post about 14 children going missing in DC in the same 24 hour period went viral this week, but what's the real story? The Republican healthcare bill meant to real and replace the ACA... didn't. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the week! Enjoy and please consider supporting the MaxFunDrive!

Trends From Around The World, Julia the Muppet, Youtube Restricts LGBTQ+ Content, Gorsuch Confirmation/Russia Investigation  

Hello Cool Cheesecakes and Happy MaxFunDrive Week One! We are so very excited to bring this episode! First we searched the internet trends to find you a bunch of stories  NOT about USA Politics! Italian Talk Shows, British Plastic Panel Jeans, Canadian Border Issues, and way more in TRENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD! Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet friend in April! Youtube's Restricted Mode seems to be a little too restrictive especially when it comes to anything related to LGBTQ+ content. What would an episode of TLT be with out some politics stuff? We discuss the confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the supreme court and James Comey's surprising announcement regarding the Russia Investigation. All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to support the show by visiting!

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