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

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!

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!

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