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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 169 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 2 hours 35 minutes

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Snacktime: Weird Spotify Playlists


In this Snacktime, Amory introduces Ben to the fast-growing "Weird Spotify Playlists" Twitter account and subreddit, where song titles are way more important than the songs themselves.


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   22m
 
 

Encore: The Great Glitter Mystery


Endless Thread revisits this episode from 2019 that solved one of the internet’s most compelling mysteries. Inspired by a 2018 New York Times feature about glitter, people obsessed over identifying the mysterious industry buying huge amounts of glitter. No one had been able to find any answers … until the ET team dropped a glitter bomb on the whole mystery.


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   40m
 
 

Snacktime: To Joust Is No Jest


On this week’s Snacktime, Ben tells Amory about the still-very-much-alive sport of jousting and how it relates to a pretty wild story about a Redditor’s ex, a snowy white steed getting repossessed, and equine semen fraud.


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 2021-06-24  20m
 
 

Endless Thread Presents: Twenty Thousand Hertz


Is your voice your own? Not anymore. This week on Endless Thread, we present "Deepfake Dallas," courtesy of our friends over at Twenty Thousand Hertz, a podcast revealing the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds. Find out how someone, using artificial intelligence, can make an algorithm that sounds just like you.


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 2021-06-17  24m
 
 

Snacktime: Long Orders, Secret Menus


One of the things that makes Starbucks so liked by people everywhere is the amount of customization you can do with your drink. But is there such a thing as too much customization? On this week's Snacktime, Amory tells Ben about the viral "Edward" order as well as the recent TikTok trend of ordering a drink from Starbucks' "secret menu."


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 2021-06-03  17m
 
 

Snacktime: A Refreshing Trend for Troubled Times


From knitting to making bread, many of us found new ways to relax during the pandemic. For some, this happy place came in the form of a shower orange. In this episode of Snacktime, Ben tells Amory about what this new trend is all about, plus the story of how one Reddit user saved the day by overthinking.


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 2021-05-21  20m
 
 

Snacktime: Pizza Is My Life


In 2008, college student Kevin Toomey was cruising around Columbus, Ohio, listening to AM radio, when a jingle for Rotolo's Pizza came on. It was love at first listen, and it set him on a 13-year quest to find out who wrote and performed the jingle. In this Snacktime episode, Amory tells Ben about the mystery and its delicious conclusion.


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 2021-05-06  29m
 
 

Endless Thread Presents: Cautionary Tales


Today's episode brings together three of our favorite things: mysteries, cultural deep-dives, and Dungeons & Dragons. It's an episode of Cautionary Tales, a podcast from Pushkin that tells stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos of the past -- pointing out valuable lessons for us from all the dithering, death and destruction.


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 2021-04-22  39m
 
 

Snacktime: Passports and Space Trains


In this Snacktime episode, Ben and Amory talk about vaccine passports in Texas and the out-of-this-world contents of a mysterious box.


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 2021-04-09  20m
 
 

Snacktime: The Cebu Swiper


In this Snacktime episode, we explore a post made on r/HobbyDrama about how some local plant-trading Facebook groups have had their wholesome hobby corrupted by an alleged scammer.


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 2021-03-30  23m