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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015

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There was a bit of a real-world kerfuffle in our digital landscape this Monday. Host Tom Ashbrook was laid victim to the whims of the global plane transportation game, making our two planned hours for Monday morning unexpectedly host-free. We used some classic rebroadcast efforts as place holders before airing the Monday conversations on Tuesday, but many of you sent emails, posted on our Facebook page, left comments and tweeted at us in anger and confusion. It was a very practical application of a previous blog post here where we wondered what the best way for us to notify listeners of changes in programming. We still don't know the best way to do it, but we're going to use Monday's experience as a guide for the future. We don't have any new ideas to share here yet, but we're eager to streamline this process for everyone. Stay tuned!

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (May 8, 2015 — May 15, 2015)

1. Upset Now? Chris Hedges Thinks Tomorrow Could Be Even Worse (May 12, 2015)

2. Week In The News: 2016 Announcement Season, Shooting In Texas, Deflategate Blows Up (May 8, 2015)

3. NSA Bulk Surveillance Debate Gets New Heat (May 12, 2015)

4. Topsy-Turvy Global Trade Politics (May 13, 2015)

5. What Michelle Obama Can Tell Us About Race In America (May 14, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"Maybe this speech wasn't for you, John. It was meant for the audience that it reached." — Sandy Banks

"What was stolen from a CVS is nothing compared to what Goldman Sachs stole from the public." — Chris Hedges

"Senators can read the Trans Pacific Partnership text when they negotiate it. This is a complete baloney argument." — Gary Hufbauer

"We all live in the real world. Be proud of your partner, show them off!" — Stephanie Coontz

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

"Tip from former banquet hall waiter. Pass on the groom who's two weeks out from Danbury Federal Prison." (@Jimk997)

"Corporate take over of the world seems to be a fairly important topic ;-(" (Chris Tucker)

"Michelle was singing the blues. The blues is resilience. Not everybody can hear the blues, especially her critics." (Curins Anthony Bozif)

"And here I thought it was related to Jade Helm 666 and the takeover of public radio." (Mean__Girl)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

We'd like to pretend that this isn't something our web producer made this week, but it is something our web producer made this week. So. (@nicktheandersen)

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