Our Week In The Web: January 30, 2015

There's a strong, strong chance that even our most dedicated listeners might not know about our show's generic central email address. Well, we do have one! (It's onpointnpr AT gmail DOT com, by the way). It's one of many, many ways to get in touch with us before, during and after our broadcast, but we're bringing it up here today because it feels like emailing us  your comments during a show's broadcast is perhaps not the best way to share that comment with Tom and our staff. We print out all the comments, Facebook responses and tweets you share with us during the broadcast, but your emails have to go through several back channels and inner-office printers before they reach that collection of notes. As a result, we often miss out on including them in the broadcast, which we admit is a disservice to those listeners who fully deserve to be a part of our live conversations as they happen. We're willing to work on adjusting our comment collection process in order to include emailed comments, but we'd need to know if that's important to you. Shoot us an email and let us know!

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (January 23, 2015 — January 30, 2015)

1. Week In The News: State Of The Union, Yemen Crisis, 'DeflateGate' (January 23, 2015)

2. Anti-Austerity Gains Steam In Europe (January 27, 2015)

3. How To Live Like A Victorian, Right Now (January 26, 2015)

4. Building A Smarter Team (January 27, 2015)

5. Transition And Unease In The Arabian Peninsula (January 26, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"People saw a man's physical energy spent up with his sperm. So if you saw a man in the street who was rather camp, it was because he had had too much sex, Victorians said." — Ruth Goodman

"The headlines I saw in the Indian newspapers all said 'Bromance.'" — Chris Jansing 

"Maybe he's trying to make the broadcast more interesting by adding conflict..." — Thomas Malone

"Oh let's just round it up — the Koch Brothers pledged $1 billion for 2016." — Karen Tumulty

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

"You know it's a good show when @OnPointRadio plays Kelis' Milkshake." (@AnnieKClem)

"Just like the girl who hates rye bread & Thousand Island dressing unless they're in a Reuben, my brother detested peanut butter until it came to Reese's cups." (Jon A. Gibson)

"The #Eurozone drama is like the worst marriage; no divorce, no death, it just lasts and lasts." (@socawarrior06)

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Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This isn't necessarily new, we know. But somehow, we missed this beautifully bizarre and elaborately produced musical tribute to Hollywood superstar / 'actual cannibal' Shia LaBeouf when it hit YouTube last October. [YouTube / Rob Cantor]


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