Trends Like These

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 Friday by Travis McElroy and Brent Black. We're real life friends talking 'bout Internet trends!

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

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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

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Guests: 
Rachel Stine

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)

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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

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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

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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! maximumfun.org/donate

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

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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 maximumfun.org/donate!

Headlines and Politics Round-Up

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Hello there Cool Kids! So, due to both Travis and Brent traveling, this episode is a little light. By "light" we mean a whole bunch of brief stories rather than in-depth coverage of one or two stories. But don't be fooled, the episode is still almost an hour and a half long! In Headlines this week, we're talking BBC Dad, Vibrator Lawsuit and Fearless Girl statue. In Politics Round up, we cover Healthcare Bill Update, Steve King Tweets, Jeff Sessions Fires Judges and a Wiretapping Update! And of course, the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy, and be sure to share!

Headlines, Emma Watson's Breasts, Travel Ban 2.0/GOP Healthcare Plan, Wiretap Claims

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Guests: 
Sara Benincasa

Hello Cool Kids! Well, well, well! WHAT A WEEK! Before we get to that though, Travis and Brent accidentally saw the same film on the same night in two different states! In Beyond the Headlines this week: Marines Share Nude Photos, Trans Teens Case Bounced Back, Rep. Richmond’s Controversial Joke, Ben Carson Said A Thing, Tom Hanks Buys An Espresso Machine, Jeff Sessions Bad Week, and North Korea’s Missiles Test. Emma Watson’s photos in Vanity Fair drew controversy this week and we are so excited to be joined by author, actor and bathtub talk show host Sara Benincasa to discuss it! Between Travel Ban 2.0 and the GOP’s Obamacare replacement, there was a lot of information coming out of Washington D.C. to discuss! Speaking of information coming out, President Trump made some pretty bold claims on Twitter this week! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week. Enjoy and be sure to share!

Headlines, State of the Union, White House vs. Press, Oscars

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Hello Internet! Welcome to another episode! We're so glad you could join us! This week, we have some very interesting headlines including Disney's first "exclusively gay moment", Tucker Carlson vs. Bill Nye, New Planets, DAPL Update and more! We share our reactions and thoughts about President Trump's first State of the Union Address. The fight between the White House and the media rages on this week, we'll update you on the latest. The 89th Oscars were held this past Sunday and there was LOTS to discuss after! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the week! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Pewdiepie Revisited, Trumpdate, Milo Yiannopoulos

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Hello Cool Kids! Boy oh boy, have we got a big one for you! OVER TWO HOURS OF TRENDING NEWS COVERAGE! Last week, we barely skimmed the surface of Pewdiepie. This week, we researched over 25 sources to bring you the most in-depth analysis of the situation we could muster! We cover a series of stories in this week's Trumpdate ranging from questions about anti-semitism to non-existent Swedish events. To round out this week's episode, we give you all the info that's fit to print(?) about the recent events surrounding Milo Yiannopoulos! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!