The internet is having a no good, very bad time. Election tampering, trolling, bots and a constant barrage of fake news have made many of us feel like throwing up our hands and officially declaring the online world an epic fail.
But the internet is also a vast, curious place full of people connecting in ways they never imagined they could. Reddit is an online forum that facilitates those connections and reflects all the possibility and potential of the internet.
Hosted by Ben Brock Johnson, Endless Thread, a new podcast from WBUR and Reddit, delves into Reddit’s boundless communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the internet has to offer, including revelations about our shared experience and powerful, personal stories. Also, cat videos. This is a show for Reddit connoisseurs, skeptics, and the rest of us.
We officially launch in January, and episodes will be released every Friday. Want to learn more before then? Give our audio trailer a listen, or watch Ben and producer Amory Sivertson explain it all here.
Did you just Liz out over that feel when something cool is coming soon but you're bad with dates and know you'll forget when it's happening? No worries! Here's how you can ensure you're among the first to hear the pilot.
Ben Brock Johnson is the former host of Marketplace Tech and the podcast, Codebreaker. Over the years working for media companies like American Public Media, Slate and WNYC among others, Ben has interviewed everyone from Jay Z and Pavarotti to Biz Stone and Hillary Clinton. He enjoys and engages in ’80s movie references, and his interest in swimming knows no bounds, especially if there is a high dive involved. Follow him on Twitter @TheBrockJohnson.
Amory Sivertson is the producer of Endless Thread. As a producer for WBUR's ilab, Amory is also one of the producers of Modern Love: The Podcast. Previously, she produced Dear Sugar Radio (now called Dear Sugars) and was a studio director and producer for Radio Boston. Amory is also a musician, releasing her fourth album next spring. Follow her on Twitter @amorymusic.
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