Trends Like These is a weekly round-up of what's trending on Facebook, Twitter and all over the Internet. We'll prepare you to chat around the water cooler about celeb Twitter beefs, mysteriously colored dresses, flat Earth, Starbucks cups and so much more! We'll dig past the easily shareable headlines to try to get to the real story! Brought to you every Thursday by Travis McElroy and Brent Black. We're real life friends talking 'bout Internet trends!
Hello and welcome to Trends Like These: Early Edition! You see, both Travis and Brent are traveling on Wednesday so the intention was for this to be a short one. Somehow, it still ended up an hour long. This week in Beyond the Headlines: Travel Ban Update, Gorsuch Criticisms, HeWillNotDivide.US, Pewdiepie, Wall Cost, Impeachment Bets, Grammy's, and Rowling v. Morgan. We have a Trumpdate for you regarding the visit of Shinzo Abe and the resigning of Michael Flynn. Plus, the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!
Hey there Cool Kid! So glad you could find time to stop on by and check out this week's episode! Would you like anything before we start? A fizzy beverage perhaps? In this week's Beyond The Headlines: Elizabeth Warren, New Orleans Tornado, Cocaine in a Plane, Cracking Ice Shelf, Mike Huckabee Tweets and MORE! Another Super Bowl has come and gone, but not with out its share of controversy! During an interview, Kellyanne Conway referenced a massacre (and a ban) that NEVER WAS! Similarly this week, the White House released a list of 78 under reported terrorist attacks, many of which were EXTENSIVELY REPORTED. We have even more to talk about in regards to the Travel/Immigration/Muslim Ban this week! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!
Hello there Cool Kids! We've got a extra large episode that is just jam-packed with information for you! First, we take you BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Boy Scouts, Spicer Retweets Onion, Yiannopoulos Appearance Cancelled, Senate Confirmations, Australia Phone Call/"Dumb Deal", Republicans Change Rules. This week, some very qualified people were removed from the National Security Council and a surprising replacement was appointed. Trump is tweeting yet again about the "failing" NYT and voter fraud evidence, so we take a closer look! We have a quick run down for you about the nominee for the SCOTUS. The biggest story this week, and Executive Order created what some are calling a "Muslim Ban" and we think we should take a closer look! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!
Hello there Cool Kids! Welcome to a brand new week! We have a big episode for you! First, a quick look at the recently announce Oscar nominations! Then, we take a look at the massive marches that happened this weekend all around the globe. Richard Spencer got punched in the face and the internet is still wrapping their heads around it. It's week one of the Trump presidency and starting at his inauguration, their was controversy. That controversy then led to the release of "alternative facts". Also this week, Trump has signed a boat load of Executive Orders! All that, plus a much needed Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!
Hey there cool kid! We sure are glad you've decided to join us today and we hope you enjoy the episode! First, there's a brand new Gmail phishing scam and it's devilishly clever! There was also a lot of hubbub on Twitter this week! Rob Schneider and Donald Trump called out Rep. John Lewis! IHOP's Twitter got "hacked", or so they claim. Joss Whedon tweeted a weird and inflammatory tweet about Speaker Paul Ryan. Also, this week, a MASSIVE Politics Round Up! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!