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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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WBUR

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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

Rice Bunny

5/17/2018
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How Chinese #MeToo activists are keeping the movement alive, despite government censorship.

Duration:00:26:54

Bonus: Yanny Vs. Laurel... Vs. Yaley?

5/16/2018
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We bring you a bonus episode that takes on the "Yanny vs. Laurel" debate that's dividing the Internet.

Duration:00:18:18

Schooled

5/10/2018
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It's May, which means most of the kids in school right now are thinking about the summer. And to celebrate, we've got two stories about some rather unfortunate school mishaps.

Duration:00:23:43

Hail Corporate

5/3/2018
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A man makes a terrible sculpture of his girlfriend...out of Soylent. (Guess what..."they are now separate.") He then makes a flyer to try to give that sculpture away. The flyer goes viral. Why-oh-why did he do it? We find out.

Duration:00:26:35

That Old Chestnut

4/26/2018
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One of the nuttiest stories of near extinction and resurrection ever seen in the United States. It involves genetic engineering, warring factions of tree enthusiasts, and a mysterious, destructive power that started at the Bronx Zoo.

Duration:00:34:11

Busted

4/19/2018
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Weed, dope, kush, reefer -- whatever you call it, marijuana is quickly becoming legal across the country. It's also bringing people together, on Reddit.

Duration:00:27:45

Mission Improbable

4/12/2018
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What do you do when you're about to fly home from Japan and you realize you've left your passport in your hotel 300 miles away? Or when you're looking for pals to run with you from England to Italy? Post to Reddit, of course.

Duration:00:29:57

Fun Guy

4/5/2018
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A lab at the University of Oklahoma wants your dirt -- really. A viral post on Reddit brought awareness to this fascinating program, which studies fungi from soil samples from around the country with the hopes of discovering new disease-curing medicines.

Duration:00:25:23

Pitch Perfect

3/29/2018
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With spring finally here and the MLB's opening day upon us, we're talkin' baseball -- the funny, the memorable, the peanuts, the hot dogs.

Duration:00:22:17

Drinking The Hader-ade

3/22/2018
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Funnyman Bill Hader has a new show, "Barry," about a depressed hitman who heads to Los Angeles for a job, and ends up taking acting classes. He talks about his career as a comedian and how his stage fright helped inspire the world behind "Barry."

Duration:00:22:50

The Dirty 6th

3/15/2018
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Excerpts from Amory and Ben's live AMA at SXSW, where they talked about what they've learned from making Endless Thread, and what it's like meeting Redditors IRL.

Duration:00:23:53

Something Wicked

3/8/2018
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"Our landlord isn't letting me talk to you, but it's important we do." This text was written on one of several creepy post-it notes that mysteriously appeared in Redditor RBradbury1920's apartment. Who wrote them? Why? And how were they getting there? We get to the bottom of this famous Reddit mystery.

Duration:00:29:43

There Was An Attempt

3/2/2018
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A small village in upstate New York faced a lot of criticism about its official seal. They decided to change it, but did it really make a difference? You might say... there was an attempt.

Duration:00:27:46

The GOAT

2/22/2018
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The Italian cyclist Gino Bartali could rightfully be called "the GOAT" -- the Greatest of All Time -- for his athletic achievements alone. But in this episode, we tip our hats to him as a humanitarian.

Duration:00:29:47

Kickin' It

2/15/2018
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More than 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Alex from Brockport, New York, is determined not to be one of them. He's currently 5 months clean, after using heroin for 5 years, and Reddit is one of several resources that helped him get there. Ben and Amory go to Brockport to talk to Alex, and to the family and friends that supported him along the way.

Duration:00:37:42

Three Stories Of Love, On Reddit

2/8/2018
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Endless Thread brings you three love stories brought to you straight from Reddit. You’re not crying, your eyes are just sweating.

Duration:00:28:26

And... It's Good!: A Look Into Football On Reddit

2/1/2018
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Hey football fans, ever heard of the Chicago Bears Principle? How about Winter Magic? Or the UFL? In this Super Bowl-themed episode, Redditors educate us on the stats, the halftime history books, and tackle football on wheels.

Duration:00:38:49

Introducing Edge of Fame (and Norm Macdonald AMA)

1/26/2018
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Norm Macdonald, of SNL Weekend Update fame, is doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Monday, Jan. 29.

Duration:00:05:01

The Vault

1/25/2018
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This week, Endless Thread goes underground and back in time -- into what just might be the most important vault in the world. What's inside that vault? A treasure that originates with a Russian scientist during World War II.

Duration:00:25:42

Getting Home

1/18/2018
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When there was chaos in his life, Shane Correia had one constant -- his folder.

Duration:00:37:27

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