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Endless Thread, a new podcast from WBUR and Reddit, delves into Reddit’s vast communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the internet has to offer.

Endless Thread, a new podcast from WBUR and Reddit, delves into Reddit’s vast communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the internet has to offer.
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Endless Thread, a new podcast from WBUR and Reddit, delves into Reddit’s vast communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the internet has to offer.

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English


Episodes

Screamtime: Doom Jelly

10/11/2018
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Imagine sitting in a hospital room for 24 consecutive hours in the most agonizing pain you can possibly imagine. You feel a sense of impending doom. You have a feeling this won’t end well. Then, the pain subsides and you walk away. Jamie Seymour has had that experience eleven different times. He’s a leading expert on one of the world’s most frightening creatures and he’s paid the price.

Duration:00:37:32

Screamtime: Haunted House, Holy Water

10/4/2018
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When Alex was in high school, he and his best friend used to break into abandoned houses. Alex was a tough guy, giving people hell. Until one night, in one of those abandoned houses... hell gave him something back.

Duration:00:26:21

Turning Hate Into Humor

9/27/2018
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An elite unit of trolls is engaged in an existential battle against hate speech on the internet. This is their story.

Duration:00:36:23

Snacktime: 'Last Seen' Edition

9/24/2018
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We’re popping into your feed to share a project we think you’ll love. It’s a new podcast called “Last Seen,” about the largest unsolved art heist in history -- the theft of 13 irreplaceable pieces of art from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Duration:00:15:14

The Great Mattress Conspiracy

9/20/2018
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Why are there so many Mattress Firm stores? How did they end up catty-corner across intersections and in the same shopping centers? Are the mattresses full of money? Reddit users start to dig deeper into these Mattress Firm conspiracy theories, and we team up with Business Insider's "Household Name" to conduct an investigation of our own.

Duration:00:38:00

Rome, Sweet Rome

9/13/2018
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Could a unit of Marines destroy the entire Roman Empire if they traveled back in time? That is the question that inspired the now-legendary Reddit thread that turned James Erwin from an anonymous commenter into a Hollywood screenwriter. His once-in-a-lifetime opportunity did not go exactly as planned.

Duration:00:30:17

Tim From Texas

9/6/2018
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Tim Rose was driving home in February 2015 when he got into a car accident. He was mostly fine, though he went to the hospital just to be safe. That's where things took a turn. He turned to Reddit for help and his life hasn't been the same since.

Duration:00:29:39

The Cursed Manuscript

8/30/2018
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A 17th century monk using a nom de plume pens what could have been the blockbuster of its time: a teenage boy embarking on an epic voyage to the Americas. But, due to a series of bizarre circumstances, it was never published... until now.

Duration:00:33:59

Buck It

8/23/2018
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A Reddit comment about a chance encounter on a train inspires Ben to get hypnotized and Amory to face her fears in front of an audience at an open mic.

Duration:00:30:12

Test Of Time

8/16/2018
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Did you ever receive a love note in elementary school? What happened to the person who wrote it to you? Or what about that person you went to a music festival with in your early 20s? In this episode, we feature two extraordinary stories about relationships that have withstood the test of time.

Duration:00:30:50

The Original Most Interesting Man In The World

8/9/2018
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King David Kalākaua was the last king of Hawaii. But he was much more than that -- he was a traveler, a dreamer, a tech nerd. Or maybe he was fond of drinking, reveling and gambling. It depends on who you ask. But one thing he was not: Boring.

Duration:00:28:02

Season 2: First Listen

8/6/2018
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The Endless Thread team has been hard at work on a new season of episodes. Don't believe us? We have proof! Take a listen to our trailer for Season 2.

Duration:00:01:47

Snacktime: Cake, Camels, and Catfish

8/2/2018
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It's snacktime! Some more of our favorite quick-hits from Reddit.

Duration:00:22:13

Snacktime: A Trade Of Their Own

7/26/2018
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In this "Snacktime" episode, we chow down on two stories that were sent to us by listeners. The first, a look at how baseball fans on Reddit mark Major League Baseball's annual July trade deadline -- with a trade of their own. Then, a story involving a husband and wife, dinner at the boss' house, and a steak getting thrown out the window... almost.

Duration:00:23:23

Snacktime: Steak And Potatoes

7/19/2018
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Two of Amory and Ben's favorite Reddit posts, both of which have to do with food.

Duration:00:25:17

Snacktime

7/12/2018
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This week's episode is pretty short and sweet -- Amory and producer Josh Swartz talk about their favorite Reddit posts.

Duration:00:19:22

Getting Home: Update

7/5/2018
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We listen back to the story of Shane Correia and get an update from him. Shane's life has been mostly chaos -- from domestic violence, to a murder conviction in his family, to homelessness. But he's had two constants: a folder and a turtle.

Duration:00:46:35

Call of the Void

6/28/2018
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When you’re in a high place, peering over a ledge or a drop off, do you ever get that super weird feeling that you should just...jump? This is a real scientific phenomenon. It has a name: The call of the void.

Duration:00:28:06

Axeman's Jazz

6/21/2018
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A serial killer dubbed "The Axeman" terrorized New Orleans in 1918-1919. One day, the local paper published a letter he'd written saying that he would strike again on a particular night. The only thing that would spare you... was listening to jazz. We dive into this popular TIL story from Reddit.

Duration:00:31:02

Still Breaking

6/14/2018
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Redditors discover a massive online conspiracy. A man risks life, limb and the ire of morning motorists to protect the ideal of a free and open internet.

Duration:00:36:53