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Endless Thread

WBUR and Reddit

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Endless Thread

Endless Thread

WBUR and Reddit

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The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.

Latest Episodes

How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became A Global Lifeline

Redditors share how they're coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We also take an in-depth look at r/coronavirus, which has fast become one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable sources of information for this constantly developing global story.

24 MIN5 d ago
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How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became A Global Lifeline

Endless Thread Presents: 'Madness'

Endless Thread presents "Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

2 MIN2 w ago
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Endless Thread Presents: 'Madness'

Encore: Call of the Void

When you’re in a high place, peering over a ledge, do you ever get that super weird feeling that you should just... jump? This is a real scientific phenomenon that a lot of people experience, and it has a name: the call of the void. This week, we're listening back to an episode that made a lot of people feel less alone.

26 MINFEB. 29
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Encore: Call of the Void

Snacktime: A Fairy Tale Proposal

In honor of Valentine's Day, Amory tells Ben a snack-size story about a feast-size grand gesture that has left millions of people all over the world wishing they could re-do their marriage proposals.

19 MINFEB. 14
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Snacktime: A Fairy Tale Proposal

Double Life

E92-year-old Robert Middelmann uncovered a secret about himself when he was very young. Keeping it was a matter of life and death. But, after many years, Robert decided to share that secret, along with the rest of his extraordinary life story, online. It all started in Nazi Germany…

37 MINENE. 31
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Double Life

Snacktime: Snektime

Ben and Amory dissscusss sssome facsssinating ssstories about sssnakes.

9 MINENE. 24
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Snacktime: Snektime

'I Was Abducted'

EMonique has always known she was abducted as a child, but specific details about what happened, and why, have been elusive. It wasn’t until she posted to Reddit that she found real leads and painful memories started flooding back.

31 MINENE. 17
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'I Was Abducted'

Snacktime: Bushfires and Books

Ben and Amory discuss a Reddit deep-dive about the Australian wildfires and one man's very, very long reading list.

12 MINENE. 10
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Snacktime: Bushfires and Books

Where Are They Now (Updates!)

Ben and Amory get updates from a few previous guests. Then, they invite the hosts of the podcast "Food, We Need To Talk" into the studio for a final debrief on their 2019 New Year's resolutions.

17 MINENE. 3
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Where Are They Now (Updates!)

Encore: Dear Anon

What do Bill Gates, finding your soul mate, and charting a new life path have in common? Reddit Gifts! The world's largest anonymous gift exchange has led to some unexpected outcomes.

32 MIN2019 DIC. 26
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Encore: Dear Anon

Latest Episodes

How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became A Global Lifeline

Redditors share how they're coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We also take an in-depth look at r/coronavirus, which has fast become one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable sources of information for this constantly developing global story.

24 MIN5 d ago
Comments
How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became A Global Lifeline

Endless Thread Presents: 'Madness'

Endless Thread presents "Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

2 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Endless Thread Presents: 'Madness'

Encore: Call of the Void

When you’re in a high place, peering over a ledge, do you ever get that super weird feeling that you should just... jump? This is a real scientific phenomenon that a lot of people experience, and it has a name: the call of the void. This week, we're listening back to an episode that made a lot of people feel less alone.

26 MINFEB. 29
Comments
Encore: Call of the Void

Snacktime: A Fairy Tale Proposal

In honor of Valentine's Day, Amory tells Ben a snack-size story about a feast-size grand gesture that has left millions of people all over the world wishing they could re-do their marriage proposals.

19 MINFEB. 14
Comments
Snacktime: A Fairy Tale Proposal

Double Life

E92-year-old Robert Middelmann uncovered a secret about himself when he was very young. Keeping it was a matter of life and death. But, after many years, Robert decided to share that secret, along with the rest of his extraordinary life story, online. It all started in Nazi Germany…

37 MINENE. 31
Comments
Double Life

Snacktime: Snektime

Ben and Amory dissscusss sssome facsssinating ssstories about sssnakes.

9 MINENE. 24
Comments
Snacktime: Snektime

'I Was Abducted'

EMonique has always known she was abducted as a child, but specific details about what happened, and why, have been elusive. It wasn’t until she posted to Reddit that she found real leads and painful memories started flooding back.

31 MINENE. 17
Comments
'I Was Abducted'

Snacktime: Bushfires and Books

Ben and Amory discuss a Reddit deep-dive about the Australian wildfires and one man's very, very long reading list.

12 MINENE. 10
Comments
Snacktime: Bushfires and Books

Where Are They Now (Updates!)

Ben and Amory get updates from a few previous guests. Then, they invite the hosts of the podcast "Food, We Need To Talk" into the studio for a final debrief on their 2019 New Year's resolutions.

17 MINENE. 3
Comments
Where Are They Now (Updates!)

Encore: Dear Anon

What do Bill Gates, finding your soul mate, and charting a new life path have in common? Reddit Gifts! The world's largest anonymous gift exchange has led to some unexpected outcomes.

32 MIN2019 DIC. 26
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Encore: Dear Anon

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