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.

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episode 35: Rome, Sweet Rome


Could a unit of Marines destroy the entire Roman Empire if they traveled back in time? That is the question that inspired the now-legendary Reddit thread that turned James Erwin from an anonymous commenter into a Hollywood screenwriter. His [...]


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 2018-09-14  27m
 
 

episode 34: Tim From Texas


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.


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 2018-09-07  29m
 
 

episode 33: The Cursed Manuscript


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.


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 2018-08-31  32m
 
 

episode 32: Buck It


A Reddit comment about a chance encounter on a train inspires Ben to get hypnotized and Amory to face her fears in front of an audience at an open mic.


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 2018-08-23  28m
 
 

episode 31: Test Of Time


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 [...]


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 2018-08-16  29m
 
 

episode 30: The Original Most Interesting Man In The World


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.


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 2018-08-10  28m
 
 

Season 2: First Listen


The Endless Thread team has been hard at work on a new season of episodes. Don't believe us? We have proof! Take a listen to our trailer for Season 2. 


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 2018-08-06  1m
 
 

episode 29: Snacktime: Cake, Camels, and Catfish


It's snacktime! Some more of our favorite quick-hits from Reddit.


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 2018-08-02  21m
 
 

episode 28: Snacktime: A Trade Of Their Own


In this "Snacktime" episode, we chow down on two stories that were sent to us by listeners. The first, a look at how baseball fans on Reddit mark Major League Baseball's annual July trade deadline -- with a trade of their own. Then, a story [...]


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 2018-07-27  22m
 
 

episode 27: Snacktime: Steak And Potatoes


Two of Amory and Ben's favorite Reddit posts, both of which have to do with food.


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 2018-07-19  24m