Robert Middelmann in the Hitler Youth, 1941 (Courtesy Robert Middelmann)

Double Life: A Jewish Boy In The Hitler Youth

92-year-old Robert Middelmann uncovered a secret about himself when he was very young. Keeping it was a matter of life and death. But, after many years, Robert decided to share that secret, along with the rest of his extraordinary life story, online. It all started in Nazi Germany…

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37:38Jan 31, 2020

Hosted by Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson, Endless Thread, a podcast from WBUR and Reddit, delves into Reddit’s vast 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 even the uninitiated.
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"Overflow” by u/Oxidative

'I Was Abducted:' One Woman's Mission To Remember Her Past

Monique has always known she was abducted as a child, but specific details about what happened, and why, have been elusive. It wasn’t until she posted to Reddit that she found real leads and painful memories started flooding back.

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31:53Jan 17, 2020
"Life Up Until Graduation" from u/milksperfect

Where Are They Now: Endless Thread Edition

Ben and Amory get updates from a few previous guests. Then, they invite the hosts of the podcast "Food, We Need To Talk" into the studio for a final debrief on their 2019 New Year's resolutions.

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17:13Jan 3, 2020
Ben and Amory in front of the pile of plates (Amory Sivertson/WBUR)

Love Endless Thread? Support It!

2019 has been a heck of a year for Endless Thread -- from vaccines, to untold histories, to unsolved mysteries (well, PREVIOUSLY unsolved mysteries). Show WBUR, our home station, that you want Endless Thread to stick around by making a donation in ANY amount. Here's how...

Dec 13, 2019
"Raft" (Courtesy Nathan Gibbs)

Snacktime: Feeling Adrift

Ben shares a story about a real-life grand theft auto adventure and Amory tells the story of a dad whose new hobby may only be scratching the surface of something deeper.

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18:04Dec 13, 2019
"Willow & Roxas" by u/cabbagesandkings14

No Kidding: The Childfree Movement Hits Close To Home

r/childfree is one of the fastest growing communities on Reddit and it's for people who do NOT want children. They don't want to be told why they should have them, how much they'll regret it if they don't, and how "selfish" they are for not "contributing to society." This choice...

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41:59Dec 6, 2019
A frequently circulated viral photo, which shows a smiling kid in front of one of the burning World Trade Center towers (courtesy Underunderstood)

The 9/11 Hoax That Wasn't

The podcast "Underunderstood" looks into a photo that frequently goes viral on Reddit to figure out, once and for all, whether or not it’s a hoax.

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35:42Nov 29, 2019