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Endless Thread

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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.

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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.

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Pretty Good

By PW from GR - Jun 16 2019
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Loved the series on vaccination. Well done. Must say Ann Marie is a good narrator with serious material but on the fluffier pieces her insipid laughter about every little thing is annoying. (Sorry, you asked)

People are dumb

By emaywwew - Jun 03 2019
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Ginger’s anecdotal evidence and conspiracy theories made me want to punch a baby.

iTunes Ratings

1364 Ratings
Average Ratings
788
199
118
108
151

Pretty Good

By PW from GR - Jun 16 2019
Read more

Loved the series on vaccination. Well done. Must say Ann Marie is a good narrator with serious material but on the fluffier pieces her insipid laughter about every little thing is annoying. (Sorry, you asked)

People are dumb

By emaywwew - Jun 03 2019
Read more

Ginger’s anecdotal evidence and conspiracy theories made me want to punch a baby.

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Endless Thread

Updated 23 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Getting Home

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

Jan 18 2018
35 mins
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Rank #2: Remix: Four Love Stories From The Wild World Of Reddit

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In honor of Valentine's Day, we took our favorite love stories from previous episodes and created one epic love-centric monster mix. xoxo

Feb 13 2019
58 mins
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Rank #3: Cupcake

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Chris and Kim have been married for 13 years and things have been going really, really well. So well, in fact, that they wondered... what's next? Their answer: consensual non-monogamy. They think of their additional sexual partners as "cupcakes," [...]

Jan 17 2019
31 mins
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Rank #4: Screamtime: Haunted House, Holy Water

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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.

Oct 05 2018
24 mins
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Rank #5: The Vault

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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.

Jan 26 2018
23 mins
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Rank #6: Tim From Texas

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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.

Sep 06 2018
29 mins
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Rank #7: The Great Mattress Conspiracy

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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 [...]

Sep 20 2018
36 mins
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Rank #8: Brain Melt

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Redditor Stephanie Graham started feeling a bit off in the third trimester of her pregnancy. Then, things got weird. Really weird.

Nov 09 2018
25 mins
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Rank #9: The Rest... Is History

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Every relationship has a story. Samantha and Laura's is extraordinary. In recognition of Pride month, we bring you a story of love in transition.

Jun 07 2018
31 mins
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Rank #10: The Deadly Double

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A Redditor finds a mysterious dice game in his grandparents’ basement. It reads “The Deadly Double: A Game to Play at Your Own Risk.” The Endless Thread team helps him investigate the game and finds surprising connections to Pearl Harbor, the [...]

Dec 07 2018
35 mins
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Rank #11: Screamtime: Doom Jelly

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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 [...]

Oct 11 2018
35 mins
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Rank #12: The Original Most Interesting Man In The World

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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.

Aug 09 2018
28 mins
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Rank #13: Something Wicked

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We dive into a famous Reddit mystery involving creepy post-it notes, an iffy landlord, and a stranger who saves the day.

Mar 08 2018
27 mins
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Rank #14: All You Can Eat

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Chicken patrol. Tiny plates. Purses lined with plastic bags. We peek behind the curtain of the strange world of all-you-can-eat buffets, from the strategies buffet owners use to protect their profits, to the hungry customers who try to game the [...]

Dec 13 2018
27 mins
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Rank #15: Still Breaking

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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.

Jun 15 2018
35 mins
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Rank #16: Busted

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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.

Apr 19 2018
25 mins
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Rank #17: Bonus: Endless Thrones

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In advance of the season 8 premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones," we talk to one of the head moderators of r/gameofthrones and to a couple of in-house GOT nerds to hear some of their fan theories and predictions for the show's final season.

Apr 12 2019
21 mins
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Rank #18: The Cursed Manuscript

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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.

Aug 30 2018
32 mins
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Rank #19: Get Motivated

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Jared Wells was ready to accept death just one year ago. But a year in the gym with a bodybuilding legend has totally changed his perspective on life... and his body, of course. Plus, Ben and Amory share their 2019 resolutions and recruit Redditors [...]

Jan 10 2019
31 mins
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Rank #20: Test Of Time

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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 [...]

Aug 16 2018
29 mins
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