Endless Thread's 2020 Listener Survey
The Endless Thread 2020 Listener Survey is here! Why should you be excited about this? By taking the survey, you're joining us on a mission to keep Endless Thread strong and to make it even better. You have a voice, and we want to hear it. Take the survey, and...
A Reddit Smorgasbord: Harry Potter, Billie Eilish and 'Soup Tubes'
The Endless Thread team shares some of the most memorable Reddit posts of late, from a "magical" parenting decision to a very bizarre business idea.
Randonauts: How Randomly Generated Coordinates Are Helping People Seek Meaning And Adventure
A fast-growing community of people called "randonauts" are using random, quantum-generated coordinates to go on real-life adventures. But what happens when those random coordinates lead you straight to a grisly crime scene?
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.
Behind A Famous Reddit Post Asking For 'Dimensions Of An Adult Llama'
“What are the dimensions of an adult llama?” asked a Redditor called Mrs. Sam Handwich in the "No Stupid Questions" community. "I've been hired to make a tuxedo for a llama and I don't have it's measurements," she added. The Endless Thread team gets to the bottom of this now-famous...
Giddyup: Riding Groups Tap Into Long History Of Black Cowboys
Images of Black men and women riding horses at protests around the country have been going viral. But the history of Black cowboys goes all the way back to the creation of the American West. The Endless Thread team digs into this history, and looks at how Black riding groups...
Encore: We Want Plates + Pile Of Crockery
Endless Thread is re-releasing a crown jewel from the archives. It's the team's epic adventure to locate a mountain of dishware in the middle of the woods and, truly, it's even more ridiculous than it sounds. Sit back, relax, and dig in!
Shrinkflation: Why Everything From Tuna Cans To Toilet Paper Is Shrinking, But Prices Are Not
From the supermarket to the housing market, products are getting smaller but prices are not. Why is this happening? And can it be stopped before the toilet paper roll disappears right before our very… reaching hands?
Black Lives Matter IRL And Online
Over the last few weeks, Endless Thread has been asking for stories that have caught your attention as millions of people around the country and around the world have come together to protest systemic racism and police brutality. Today, Juneteenth 2020, we present some of those stories.
Bonus: Making 'Madness'
"Madness," Endless Thread's 5-part series about the history of CIA-funded mind-control experiments, involved a lot of research and a lot of interviews -- most of which you heard excerpts from in the series, but some of which… you didn’t. Or, at least, not everything the team wanted to share. In...
POSTPONED: Endless Thread Happy Hour, A Zoom Discussion Of "Madness" With The Team
UPDATE: This event has been postponed. Endless Thread's Zoom discussion of the 5-part, in-depth series "Madness" will be rescheduled at a later date.
Madness, Part 5: The Unreachable Summit
Dr. Ewen Cameron died of a heart attack while climbing a mountain in the Adirondacks in 1967. So, we don’t have access to his thoughts on his own legacy. But we do have his son, Duncan Cameron. In the final installment of “Madness," we sit down with Duncan, and we...
Madness, Part 4: Pursuit Of Justice
In the early 1980s, victims of Dr. Ewen Cameron’s mind-altering experiments at the Allan Memorial Institute began a slow process of finding each other and building a case against the CIA for funding Cameron's work. The legacy of that case has played a key role in two separate lawsuits in...
Madness, Part 3: Subproject 68
MK-ULTRA was made up of 149 "subprojects" involving more than 80 academic institutions, prisons, and organizations. In this episode, we learn the dark history of MK-ULTRA and examine the origins of Subproject 68: Dr. Ewen Cameron's experimentation on patients at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal.