Our Week In The Web: April 3, 2015

Hey gang! Big news on the Internet. We — and our friends @WBUR — are now using Twitter player cards. We're working on the best way to use the service (it lets you play audio files directly in Twitter clients / feeds) but we're very excited to have the opportunity to lower the barrier between links we share and audio you hear. For now, be excited. you can directly play audio when we tweet a link to a broadcast (provided the audio is posted for said broadcast) and you don't have to leave the stream. Feel free to let us know how you feel in the comments here, or @OnPointRadio!

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (March 27, 2015 — April 3, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Germanwings Crash, Ted Cruz 2016, Yemen Unravels (March 27, 2015)

2. Gay Rights And Religious Freedom In Indiana (March 31, 2015)

3. The Enduring Value Of A Liberal Arts Degree (March 30, 2015)

4. How To Get Fit, For Less (March 27, 2015)

5. Sinking Oil Prices And American Energy Production (April 1, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"The snowflake has got to start taking credit for the avalanche." — Jon Ronson

"I never really had a real job, I just became a professional lesbian at a young age." — Alison Bechdel 

"From the climate's perspective, if coal is burned in Beijing or Boston doesn't make a difference." — Jeffrey Ball

"One case against her was the United States vs. Billie Holiday. That's her life story, right there." — John Swed

"Would we put a prohibition on an 18-month old Skyping with a grandparent?" — Dr. Dimitri Christakis

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

"Seems like #Tidal is music streaming for the 1%." (@Lisa_edgewise)

How about I spend $20/month on buying CDs? The original on-demand high-quality audio. (Gordon Tubbs)

"I would like to see Gov. Cuomo publicly shamed repeatedly." (Scott Dillman)

"The FDA is totally corrupt, don't get them involved!" (Heidi Zardus)

"I've so much success with single ingredient milk thistle tea! I try and check the reputation of my herbal distributors. (@RaisingSelf)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This all-too-frightening new Stromae music video interpretation of the power and perils of social media. (Stromae / YouTube)


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