Our Week In The Web: February

If you subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or any other of the many, many podcast providers out there, you might have noticed a terrible delay in the upload time this week. We've investigated the error, and have come back from deep inside the internal NPR skunkworks to let you know that your feed should be resolved and timely again, for now. We can't promise that everything is clean and bright and new — unlike the clean and bright and beautiful new NPR Podcast Directory, which you should really check out — but we CAN tell you that your On Point podcast needs should be regularly met again. The migration over to the new directory system got all wonky for more than a few network shows, and the fine people at our national parent are working hard to tweak the glitches. Until then, be assured that the feed should remain current and timely, and be sure to flag us if it isn't. As always, you're welcome to download individual episodes on their individual pages on our site if the feed isn't quite right, but we of course encourage everybody to stick with the old reliable podcast feed if they can.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (February 13, 2015 — February 20, 2015)

1. Brian Williams, Jon Stewart And Modern Media Trust (February 13, 2015)

2. Week In The News: Another AUMF Request, Another Ukrainian Ceasefire, Alabama Same-Sex Marriage (February 13, 2015)

3. The New Science Of Exhaustion (February 16, 2015)

4. Democratic Soul-Searching In 2016 (February 17, 2015)

5. ISIS Takes Aim At Europebide (February 18, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"'Cats getting wet was very popular at first." — Tad Friend 

"I'm honored that people feel so close to our band that they put it permanently on their bodies." — Carrie Brownstein

"Martin O'Malley has spoken at just about every Democratic Chicken Dinner in the country." — Howard Fineman

"The first time I went to Lebanon they didn't have a President, but they were all partying. I went back, and they still didn't have a President, but they were still partying." — Maz Jobrani

"There's always a risk that the Oscars will be too stuffy, since everyone there is sober. It's not the Golden Globes, you know." — Grae Drake

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

"No double rainbow? No Honey Badger? We have different ideas of 'classic'" (CAYdenberg)

"Thanks Tom! For taking my call & the fun interview about my SHOW!! Best Moment? Getting @HowardStern a shoutout on NPR!" (@That DustinShow)

"Last night, I dreamt of the moment when Julianne Moore wins her Oscar - an extraordinary actor who, despite several previous nominations, has been grievously overlooked. She should have won for 'A Single Man,' yet she wasn't even nominated that year." (Judy Raddue)

"And rather than being celibately closeted Alan Turing was having sex all over Europe. What gives." (@sirosenbaum)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This collection of 'the most' superlative awards for big 2014-15 awards season movies. [The Wall Street Journal]


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