Our Week In The Web: March 20, 2015

A few weeks ago (back when Boston was still a snow-covered wasteland), we tried to prompt a discussion about emailing comments during our broadcasts. In case you didn't read, the essential conclusion we came to was that, while some of you occasionally email us here and there during a show, the difficulty in forwarding and printing those emails during a show to the producers responsible for passing comments to our host and the lack of perceived audience demand for such a service means we're not going to keep trying to do that. However, we received several emails and even a phone call asking us just how to email comments in during the show, which means there are some of you out there who 1) Don't read these posts and 2) Want to email us comments during the show. The easy answer to this problem is to give more producers access to the show email — onpointnpr AT gmail DOT com — but that isn't as easy as it sounds. We're still on the fence here; we want you to share your thoughts during a broadcast in the format that works best for you, but we also want to prioritize valuable producer time during the busy broadcast period. So, we're working on it — stay tuned for more soon!

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

1. Week In The News: Clinton ‘Convenience,’ GOP And Iran, Ferguson On Edge (March 13, 2015)

2. The Realities Of The American Sex Trade (March 16, 2015)

3. The Global Strength Of The Super Dollar (March 17, 2015)

4. Getting Your Due In Social Security Benefits (March 18, 2015)

5. The Death – And Life – Of The American Mall (March 12, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"I'm extremely doubtful that executives at Comcast or Disney aresitting around wondering how they can save their consumers money." — James Poniewozik

"Social Security was designed by old white men, and doesn't necessarily reflect our modern times." — Laurence Kotlikoff 

"The Cinderella story is wired for weirdness, and you can see it in this movie." — Maria Tatar

"When you decide you can take on a deceased legend of the music industry, that was probably a real PR mistake." Joanna Demers

"'Fraternities historically were a space for both lofty ideals and bad behavior." — Caitlin Flanagan

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

"I've always wondered why I had to pay for channels I never watched. It's about time we change course." (Karen Breunig)

"Why isn't this movie more multicultural. I love the one with Brandi where all can see themselves in the story." (Meg Singer)

"Go Heels--" (Carol Cancro)

"parody of yourself" (@witchbeam)

"show on Cinderella today. The show is always an embarrassment to NPR. please put on something intelligent and timely." (@nsRubashov)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This totally unnecessary and unnecessarily good CNN Politics remake of Adult Swim's "Too Many Cooks," with US politicans. (CNN)


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