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!

Gmail Phishing, Tweet Round Up, Politics Round Up

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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!

Low Carbon Economy, The Bachelor (w/ Rachel McElroy), Trump/Russia Document/Press Conference

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Guests: 
Rachel McElroy

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!

Mariah Carey, Quick Fire Stories, Trump Tweets, Daily Mail Vs. Snopes

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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!

Electoral College Vote, Facebook Fact Check, Sofia Vergara, 2016 Year In Review

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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!

Recount Update, T.J. Miller, Dino Tail, Media Recommendations, Snopes Corner, Trumpdate

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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!

Gatlinburg, #DumpKelloggs, 3 Things That Bug Us, Mark Wahlberg, CNN Interviews Trump Supporters

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The 2016 Election is in the books. Join us for a brief post mortem!