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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"Giant Forest," by u/Rytelier

Angel's Glow: From Civil War Folklore To Winning Science Fair Project

There's a Civil War legend that dates back to April of 1862, in the aftermath of the Battle of Shiloh. Supposedly, when night fell on thousands of wounded soldiers stranded on the battlefield, something strange happened. Some of their wounds started to glow. Stranger still, those with glowing wounds seemed...

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28:03Aug 21, 2020
Mendl Weinstock (middle) and the llama he brought to his sister's (left) wedding (courtesy Mendl Weinstock)

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...

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17:32Jul 17, 2020
 Members of the Compton Cowboys join a demonstration Sunday June, 7, 2020 in Compton, Calif., during a protest over the death of George Floyd who died May 25 after he was restrained by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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...

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27:58Jul 10, 2020
The infamous pile of plates (Ben Johnson/WBUR)

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!

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69:30Jul 3, 2020