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!

Lemonade, Anti Military Girl, Politics Round Up, Justin Trudeau

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Hello there Cool Kid and welcome to our brand new bacon podcast! Might we interest you in Lemonade? No, not the drink! We're talking about Beyonce's new enigmatic album/short film! A young woman's anti-military rant went viral this week and we have some thoughts. In this week's Politics Round Up: primary results, Cruz and Kasich team up, Cruz announces a running mate, and Trump makes a bold claim about Clinton. Speaking of politics, let's have an in-depth discussion about Justin Trudeau, Canada's new and trend-worthy Prime Minister! All that, plus a Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

420, Harriet Tubman Bill, Depp/Heard Video, Political Round Up, Billy Corgan, Hollywood Whitewashing (with guest Freddie Wong)

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Guests: 
Freddie Wong

Hello Cool Kids and welcome! In this week's intro, it's 420 and we're not sure that that matters... also, Harriet Tubman is going to be on the $20 and that DEFINITELY matters! Amber Heard and Johnny Depp issued an apology video to Australia and it was WEIRD. We've got a political round up with primary results, Trumps 7/11 faux pas, Hillary's hot sauce and NY voter issues! Billy Corgan went on Alex Jones' show and set some controversial stuff! We are so excited to be joined by our first ever guest this week, film maker and Youtube pioneer Freddie Wong! Freddie joins us to discuss the racial Whitewashing Hollywood has done recently (and a super long time before that!) All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Orange Street News, North Carolina Boycott, HuffPo Hustle, Zika Virus

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Welcome once more Cool Kids! A quick update on the Primaries and it's on with the episode! Learn about an intrepid reporter who covered a murder and was met with backlash! Mostly because she's 9. Artists and business have been stepping up to boycott North Carolina ever since HB2! Travis found three fun stories on Huffington Post and we're doing all 3! An empowering Muppet, a poor choice of words and Satanic Masturbation, what fun! Brent provides a little perspective on the Zika Virus panic. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

Panama Papers, April Fools, Primary Update, The Party Party, Marijuana

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Welcome to another good one, Cool Kid! Do you all understand this whole Miitomo thing? No? It's ok, neither does Travis! We also touch briefly on the Panama Papers with way more to come when we have all the info! Hear a round up of some of the 2016 April Fools jokes and hoaxes. We talk about the Primaries as well as debunk a rumor or two! Rocker and positive force Andrew W.K. has started his own political party. Thanks to a recently high profile protest, we talk a lot about weed and it's current Schedule status! All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Cellphone Gun, Tay(bot), Siberian Unicorn, Political Round Up, North Carolina HB2

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Have we got a show for you, Cool Kid! First, in the intro, let's talk about a gun that looks like a phone! Learn about the birth and corruption of a Twitter bot named Tay. Hear some revelations about UNICORNS! A lot to cover in the Political Round UP! Birdie Sanders, Trump vs. Anderson Cooper, and MORE! Last week, a VERY controversial bill was passed in North Carolina. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Madonna, Arkansas City Councilor, Fast Facts, Boaty McBoatface, Robots

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Hey there Cool Kids! It's week 2 of the MaxFunDrive and we are bringing the HEAT for this episode! Pulling out all the stops! Let's start with a brand new, exclusive Brentalfloss song all about Trends Like These! Then, hear about the wacky goings-on from Madonna's Australian tour! A city councilor in Arkansas made quite a scene in a restaurant and then did a poor job explaining himself! We've got a bunch of quick fire stories for you in our Fast Facts segment! A poll was held for naming a research vessel and the officials aren't crazy about the result. There have been a lot of advancement in AI lately and we've got a whole lot to tell you! All that plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy, and don't forget to support TLT in the MaxFunDrive! www.maximumfun.org/donate

Instagram, Furries, Politics Round Up, Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Hey there Cool Kid! Welcome to our first MaxFunDrive episode! We are so excited and we hope you are too! We have a lot to cover on this episode, so buckle up! First, Instagram is planning a new way to display their timeline. Some Syrian refugees ended up mingling with a Furry Convention! Also, let's learn a little about Furries! We've got a bunch of stories in Politics Round Up! Weird KKK endorsements, weird Ben Carson endorsements, weird Boehner endorsements and so much MORE! Neil deGrasse Tyson is a very popular smart guy, but he really put his foot in his mouth! You know, what he said really reminds us of a song... All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Don't forget to go to maximumfun.org/donate and support Trends Like These!

Kim Kardashian, Freddy Mercury Biopic, Caitlyn Jenner, Political Update, Trump Song

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Hey there Cool Kid! Why don't you come in an sit a spell? We have lots of great stories for you this week! First, a quick update on the Kesha case. Kim Kardashian made news with a controversial nude pic. Sacha Baron Cohen revealed why he walked from a Freddie Mercury biopic. Caitlyn Jenner expressed her political views on the season premiere of her show. We've got a political up date including a very special surprise! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

Sam Smith, Erin Andrews, Donald Trump Update, Super Tuesday

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Welcome to another super-charged episode! This week, Sam Smith failed to fact check his Oscar speech! Erin Andrews's legal battle continues with a suit against Marriott. Donald Trump received a questionable endorsement that he was unwilling to disavow. Also, we have the results from Super Tuesday! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

Apple vs FBI, Political Round Up, FreeKesha, Hitler's Genitals

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Hello Cool Kids! Thanks for stopping by! Ol' Uncle Brent is having a few neck issues and is on a few muscle relaxers this week. Travis is normal, but insists that Brent has two butts. Apple is fighting back against orders to create a program to hack phones. Brent shares some Primary updates with us! Kesha took a hit in her ongoing legal battle this week. Historians and doctors have made some discoveries about Hitler's genitalia. All that, plus a Wi-Five! Sit back and relax!