Our Week In The Web: September 26, 2014

We aired a rebroadcast show one hour this week, and we're surprised to see that that show was the most popular show for web listeners and commenters. Or maybe we aren't so surprised.  It was a popular show the first time we aired it a month prior (on the failure of our elite institutions of higher education to create well-rounded graduates), and is the kind of broadcast that draws comments in legions. It also comes after many of the nation's colleges are now in session, which was not the case when we first aired the broadcast. We could be sad that so many of you dug down deep into a show we aired weeks ago, rather than the other nine episodes of the show we produced this week in the current time. But we're not! We're glad people are listening and participating in the online conversation, whenever that conversation happens. (Still: it's a weird fluke, to be sure).

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (September 19, 2014 — September 26, 2014)

1.  The Educated Sheep Of The Ivy League (September 24, 2014)

2. Naomi Klein On ‘Capitalism Vs. The Climate’ (September 22, 2014)

3. Does Chess Still Matter? (September 23, 2014)

4. End-Of-Life Care Needs An Overhaul (September 23, 2014)

5. Week In The News: Arming Syrian Rebels, Ebola, Scotland Stays In (September 19, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"Everybody understands that grape wine doesn't shout grape. Cider doesn't have to shout apple." — Louisa Spencer

"'I don't think we'll ever get to a point where we totally eliminate paper money." — Jason Buckweitz 

"We still like to watch humans stretch to the outer limits of their mental capacity." — Seth Stevenson 

"Tennessee Williams loved New Orleans, he loved the lush sensuality of it." — John Lahr

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week

"This @OnPointRadio show about Cider is fascinating. I'm delaying starting my nap until the show is over." (@Austin_Koch)

"Listening to this program, you've confused the bejeezus out of this 74-year old." (Caller from Nebraska)

"i like a twig of parsley as my garnish" (Paul Coggins)

"I was just going to complain about how the shows for the last few weeks were a bit of the "weak tea" side... So... yeah... Ah... Yup..." (Anonymous Commenter)

" it's bizarre suddenly hearing your father-in-law speaking on a national call in show when not expected (however not surprised)" (@PerformCoachG)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This beautiful and deeply fascinating color-by-color breakdown of classic films. (Bob Mondello / Twitter)


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