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

Sulu, Politics Round-Up, Pokemon Go, Debunking

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Captain America, Heard/Depp Divorce, Saudi Arabia, Harambe the Gorilla

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Hey there Cool Kids! It's another Trends Like These from your friends here at TLT HQ! This week, the Internet is all abuzz and atwitter about about a recent Captain America twist. Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp and a few days later, filed for a restraining order. New bans and restrictions have been announced in Saudi Arabia and it's added to an interesting list. A gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was put down to save a child that found his way into the gorilla habitat. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

Twitter Changes, Cosby Case, LGBT+ Discrimination, Trump Update, Spoilers with Justin McElroy

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Hello Cool Kids! Oh, we missed you so much! We're sorry we didn't put out an episode last week, but we hope this extra large episode make up for it! Twitter recently announced some pretty major updates! A judge decided to take Cosby to a criminal trial this week. The GOP pulled some pretty sneaky stuff to strike down a protection against LGBT+ discrimination. We've got two hard to believe Donald Trump stories this week. We're joined by journalist and podcaster Justin McElroy for an editorial discussion on spoilers. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Welcome back!

Budweiser/America, Emma Thompson, Apple Music, Mathematician Terrorist, Phil Robertson, DOJ vs. NC, Fort McMurray

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Hey Cool Kid! We've got a super jam packed episode for you! Budweiser has announced a patriotic re-branding! Emma Thompson made a few statements about young actors from social media. Apple Music has come under fire from a blogger and may or may not have some huge faults. An Ivy league professor was escorted off a plane after a woman feared he was a terrorist. Phil Robertson, that guy from Duck Dynasty, made some really stupid statements about the NC Bathroom bill. Also, the Department of Justice and the NC government are at serious odds! In Fort McMurray there is a terrifying wildfire going on and you can help! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!If you would like to donate to support the town of Fort McMurray, you can go to donate.redcross.ca or text FIRES to 45678. If you would like to help support the brave folks who fight this kind of devastation, head to www.wffoundation.org.

Bathroom Bill Update, Old Navy Ad, Politics Round Up, GLAAD/Star Wars

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Hey there Cool Kid! Welcome to the Cool Kid Club! This week, the CKC is discussing a lot of stuff and we get REAL feisty! First, since the passing of the NC Bathroom Bill, there's been a whole lot of craziness! Old Navy posted a seemingly innocuous ad that was met with massive amounts of racism! The Indiana primary had a big effect on the political landscape, hear all about it in Politics Roundup! GLAAD released its Studio Responsibility Index and most outlets boiled it down to "Need More Gay Characters in Star Wars". All that, plus the Wi-Five of the week! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!