Endless Thread

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.

http://www.wbur.org/endlessthread

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 110 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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