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Our Week In The Web: Feb, 7, 2014

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It's the end of the first full week in February, which means this is our first foray into what we hope will be a regular weekly feature.

While we're aware that a great deal of our primary audience is terrestrial — folks driving in their cars, turning on their living room radios and listening along discretely at their desks (we see you out there, working people of America!) — we know that we have a lively and active digital audience as well. Our week in the web posts will hope to highlight the best of both worlds, selecting  the comments, tweets and Facebook posts that caught our eye this week, as well as letting you know which programs have been making the proverbial rounds.

It's a work in progress, which means we want your feedback. Feel free to let us know what you'd like to see in a weekly web-based wrap-up from On Point Radio — more traffic data, more comments, more Tweets, more gifs, etc. — and keep listening in and letting us know what you think!

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (1/31 - 2/7)

1) Four Hundred Years Of American Football (Jan. 31, 2014)

2) Week In The News: Southern Freeze, State Of The Union, So Long Bernanke  (Jan. 31, 2014)

3) How We’re Talking, Like, Today (Jan. 23, 2014)

4) New Music: 2014 (Jan. 3, 2014)

5) Life, Wisdom And 'Middlemarch' (Jan. 30, 2014)

(*Quick aside: our 'most listened-to' shows are not just from the week of broadcast. They could come from any week and any time, meaning the year in new music could still stay strong for a while.)

Our Favorite Quotes From This Week

"'No place you fly to from Kennedy Airport is as decrepit as Kennedy Airport." — Larry Summers 

"'Whenever you talk about groups and cultures, people respond without even having read the book." — Amy Chua

"'I've never seen a man-mauled landscape quite like the oil sands of Alberta.'" — Tony Horwitz

Our Favorite Comments From This Week

"That's because you can't fly from Kennedy to LaGuardia." (@EBernsteinWSJ)

"I'd rather be a tired girly man than deal with the side-effects listed on these 'medications'" (@Jakeyboyofjoy)

"I wrote this week's NYT OpEd. If men knew that Rx T shut off their supply and shrank their testes, they'd start to eat better." (@johnlapuma)

"You could do a whole hour on baby boomers and their refusal to age gracefully." (@Satur9)

"With all the good that community colleges do, why is there a stigma? In FL, they're changing the names to "State Colleges"" (@goudsward)

"My father and brother both died in separate car accidents. This cant come soon enough. Holding this up is criminal." (@Shwaman)

" I see community colleges as the way of the future." (Andy Nonimus)

"Everyone seems to disagree with Summers - so you all think the economy is doing well? Maybe in limited urban markets, but not in most of the places near me. We are slowly dying." (Sunraya)

"See this is the problem, we can't even have a frank discussion without accusations of racism! Have we reached a point where political correctness is more important than facts, data and achievement? We should use this data to help every person and every group." (Jeff)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

These Cat Gifs. (Tumblr)

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