Our Week In The Web: January 9, 2015

What a busy first full week of 2015 back in the proverbial saddle, friends! This week, we've been trying out different ways to get your input before, during and after our show — you might have noticed our call for beard pictures (and my goodness, did you deliver) — and similarly, our call for new music suggestions. These callouts aren't dramatically different from earlier efforts to get your thoughts in the digital space, but they are a bit different in the way we display them after the fact. We're toying around with different ways to make the conversation online — which we say is 'always on' — really and truly is that. Is it working? Or cluttering up your feed? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (January 2, 2015 — January 9, 2015)

1. How We Grieve (January 2, 2015)

2. A Year In The News: ISIS, Midterm Politics And The Year To Come (January 2, 2015)

3. The Economy In 2015: Predictions, Perils And Promise (January 6, 2015)

4. Francis' Radical Take On The Papacy (January 5, 2015)

5. The GOP Plan For Obamacare (January 7, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"You can't appreciate eating at the French Laundry if you don't understand how delicious an In-and-Out Burger is." — Patton Oswalt

"I've been covering health care for so long, I remember when it WAS bipartisan." — Julie Rovner 

"As a historian, seeing twentysomethings looking like Rutherford B. Hayes is beyond belief." — Stephen Mihm

"There are a great many more Muslim women in France wearing bikinis than burkas." — Christopher Dickey 

"It sounds like a few GOP House members were grounded in that family meeting." — Nancy Cordes

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


"The bearded lady wore hirsute well!" (George Edward Burns)

"I swoon for beards. My Dad had one, my husband has one and both my sons (Brooklyn and Portland, Oregon) have beards. Warms a Mom's heart." (Gail Brill)

"Okay. Now I'm convinced that I'm old; I've never heard of any of these people!" (@tinaferg1)

"The Big Lebowski, because the Dude abides." (Sheryl Trainor)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This totally inexplicably mesmerizing piece of slow-scrolling Internet fun. [Alexis Madgrial / 5IT]


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