Our Week In The News: July 24, 2015

We spend a considerable amount of time in this space discussing our Internet behavior and strategy, but we thought we might take a few moments this Friday and talk about some of your behavior. Consistently, across platforms and sources, you continue to listen to our weekly news roundtable hours more than any other show online. We understand some of that might have to do with the distribution of the show (it has a separate, parallel podcast feed and is broadcast terrestrially on some different stations than those who normally air our programs). But we also wonder about the digital listening patterns, aka online or streaming listening to a fast-paced, roundup program. Do the wide-open weekends have something to do with it? Do you find time to listen to that show more than others, and share it more broadly than you would shows about, say, Pluto or the Greek debt crisis? We're always interested to see how you, our audience, interact with the programs we produce in the wider digital landscape, and the routine success of our news roundtable programs is a great way for us to start.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (July 17, 2015 — July 24, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Iran Deal, Scott Walker, ‘El Chapo’ Escapes (July 17, 2015)

2. Off-Script Obama (July 22, 2015)

3. Germany, Greece And A Tough European Future (July 20, 2015)

4. Hey Look: It's Pluto! (July 17, 2015)

5. Ashley Madison, Gawker, Reddit And The Internet Shame Spiral (July 22, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"We're not running out of water in California — we're running out of cheap water." — Jeffrey Mount 

"I think it is fair to say that Germany has tried to remake the EU in its own image." — Hans Kundani

"If this is what he's doing in broad daylight, what were they doing to her in that cell?" — Gloria Browne-Marshall

"Thinking like a reporter what we sometimes tell people — taking a long message and synthesizing it." — Dr. Sandra Chapman

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

"how to keep my brain sharp? By listening to @OnPointRadio, of course!" (@QuixoteFugly)

"I plan on writing lots of complaint comments on your Facebook pages to keep my wits sharp." (Thomas Attila Lewis)

"without anonymous speech, the revolutionary war would have most likely never happened. Removing anonymity will chill speech." (@RickMan2K1)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This utterly perfect vine of Alex Trebek singing Rihanna. Kind of. (Vine / @Sideshow)


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