Reddit's coronavirus community

How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became A Global Lifeline

Redditors share how they're coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We also take an in-depth look at r/coronavirus, which has fast become one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable sources of information for this constantly developing global story.

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24:30Mar 27, 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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Encore: The 'Call Of The Void'

When you’re in a high place, peering over a ledge, do you ever get that super weird feeling that you should just... jump? This is a real scientific phenomenon that a lot of people experience, and it has a name: the call of the void. This week, we're listening back...

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26:49Feb 28, 2020
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
"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