I'm writing to introduce to you to Endless Thread, a brand-new podcast from WBUR and Reddit, featuring stories that capture the internet's endless permutations of human potential.
Not familiar with Reddit? Dubbed the "front page of the internet," it has a massive presence with 330 million users worldwide. If you know it, you get the allure...but if you don't, well...that's where our podcast comes in.
London, the Middle East, DC, and all points in between. Robert Siegel has reported from across the globe in his 40 years at NPR, and 30 years as host of All Things Considered. This Friday is his final day in the host chair. Share your favorite Robert interview, story, or moment with us in the comments below, and honor his contribution to journalism by tweeting #thanksrobert.
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With innovative programs from some of NPR’s most popular hosts, contributors and segments, plus new times for other beloved programs, WBUR announced today a new weekend schedule for 2018. It starts this weekend.
• Hidden Brain – New show at 10 p.m. Listeners will rethink their world each week as Host Shankar Vedantam, social-science contributor to both Morning Edition and All Things Considered, uses science and storytelling to help curious people understand what it means to be human and why we do what we do.
• The Moth Radio Hour – New time at 12 p.m. Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller and told live. The radio program showcases beloved tales from storytellers across the nation, as well as the stories behind the stories.
• Planet Money and How I Built This – New show at 3 p.m. Making its Boston debut, this power hour combines innovative storytelling and podcast origins to explore the whys and hows behind the economy, and the backstory behind the brands we know and love. First up, Planet Money explains the economy with playful storytelling and Peabody award-winning deep dive reporting, with journalists Robert Smith, Jacob Goldstein, Stacey Vanek Smith, Noel King, Ailsa Chang and Kenny Malone. Then, Guy Raz (TED Radio Hour) hosts How I Built This, where innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists take listeners through the journey they took to build their now-iconic companies. Featured guests include the founders of Lyft, Patagonia, Zappos, Instagram, and more.
• Reveal – New time at 4 p.m. From The Center for Investigative Reporting, award-winning journalists hold the powerful accountable and reveal government fraud and waste of taxpayer funds, human rights violations, environmental degradation and threats to public safety.
• The New Yorker Radio Hour – New time at 7 p.m. The New Yorker’s editor, David Remnick, presents a weekly mix of in-depth interviews, profiles, and short bursts of humor. The radio program (also heard Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m. on WBUR) captures both the depth and journalistic ethos of the iconic New Yorker magazine.
See the full weekend lineup featuring shows like Only A Game, This American Life and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
Do you love art, music, theater or just all kinds of arts and culture? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, we invite you to become a WBUR Arts Insider for a chance to win our special WBUR Prize Pack. It's free, and you'll receive great perks like invitations to special arts events in Boston and beyond, behind-the-scenes stories and features, the chance to win ticket giveaways and more.
And for the next two weeks only, you will be entered for a chance to win 1) tickets to the New Repertory Theatre 2) a Modern Love tote bag and 3) a variety of WBUR swag! (If you're already a member of WBUR Arts Insiders you're automatically entered in the drawing.)
You love the arts. We do, too. Let's get together and kick off the new year with more arts for all.
Yesterday, Boston University and WBUR received some allegations against Tom Ashbrook. Tom will be on leave from his duties at WBUR while an outside organization hired by Boston University examines these allegations. We will decide a course of action after getting the results of this investigation.
WBUR and Reddit, “the front page of the internet,” announced today a partnership to launch Endless Thread, a weekly podcast that will debut in January. Hosted by WBUR’s Ben Brock Johnson (former host of Marketplace Tech and the Codebreaker podcast) and produced by Amory Sivertson (Modern Love: The Podcast and Dear Sugars), Endless Thread will give a highly produced audio treatment to some of the best stories uncovered among Reddit's massive ecosystem of more than 135,000 online communities and 330 million monthly users. Johnson will bring listeners on an unexpected journey, telling redditors’ fascinating stories with a thematic weekly approach.
Throughout the entire month of December, WBUR and NPR are asking listeners to show their love for public radio by using the hashtag #WhyPublicRadio. Everyone is getting in on the fun! Including, the hosts.
Listeners are also able to donate to their favorite stations and shows. If you love the great storytelling and journalism brought to you by public radio, donate here.
Zola, the wedding company reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience, is hitting the road on a “Love Stories Tour” to collect everyday love stories in partnership with Modern Love, the podcast based on the New York Times’ popular series of weekly reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love. The Tour kicks off on Saturday, November 11th, just in time for engagement season. 40% of couples get engaged and start their wedding registry between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.
- New York City:
- Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 to 5
- Flatiron | 22nd Street between 5th and Broadway
- Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 9 to 5
- Tribune Tower | 401 N Michigan Ave
- Washington, D.C.:
- Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 to 5
- Union Market, NOMA | 1309 5th St NE
WBUR was proud to be a media sponsor of the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, on November 8-10.