Endless Thread

Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories, unsolved mysteries, and other jaw-dropping stories online and IRL.

https://www.wbur.org/podcasts/endlessthread

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 28m. Bisher sind 232 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 12 hours 19 minutes

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Tales from the Crypto | Part III: Crypto for Kids


In the final installment of our Tales from the Crypto series, Endless Thread producer Nora Saks and co-host Ben Brock Johnson talk to kids — and parents — who are going cuckoo for cryptocurrency.


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Tales from the Crypto | Part II: Bitcoin Beach


One year ago, El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender — the first nation in the world to do so. But how did Bitcoin make its way into this Latin American country? This story is a deep dive into the key players (and controversies) of El Salvador's wild Bitcoin journey.


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Tales from the Crypto | Part I: The Hype


In this first installment of our cryptocurrency mini-series, co-hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dive into a viral tweet about NFTs aiding Ukrainians with the war effort against Russia, as well as plans for a crypto island paradise that was never meant to be.


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   41m
 
 

Swimming Hole: The man, the myth, the leap


Ben and Amory take to a secluded upstate New York swimming hole to uncover the story of one of its most legendary regular visitors.


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 2022-09-02  42m
 
 

Encore: Ghost Town


In the summer of 2018, Brent Underwood got a text in the middle of the night from a friend saying, "Look at this ghost town for sale!" Within a month, Brent had purchased Cerro Gordo, California, an abandoned silver mining town, with the help of friends and investors. He wants to revive the town for visitors while preserving its history.


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 2022-08-26  30m
 
 

Don't Do That


You shouldn't do it. But then you do, and it turns out great. Two stories of rule-breaking's good side: A college senior prank emails to his entire school, and wild monkeys take residence in a Florida parking lot.


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 2022-08-19  30m
 
 

Jokes, Part II: Stand Up


A circuitous search for meaning in an ancient Sumerian bar joke tips into the evolution of laughter and how comedy has shaped human development.


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 2022-08-12  37m
 
 

Jokes, Part I: Sumer Funny, Sumer Not


A 4,000-year-old Sumerian proverb about a dog that walks into a tavern has left scholars and thousands of online commenters scratching their heads. The joke’s meaning has been lost, but finding it could reveal something unique about early human civilization and the origins of humor.


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 2022-08-05  33m
 
 

Alyssa


When a Reddit post about constant “locker room talk” in a male-dominated office gained traction in the r/TwoXChromosomes subreddit, Ben and Amory invite the OP to talk about the story behind her post.


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 2022-07-29  37m