Our Week In The Web: September 18, 2015

If you're one of podcast subscribers (hello out there, friends!) you may have noticed a delay in upload for some of our episodes this past week. There's a lot of things that happen in the process that starts when our show airs live on terrestrial radio, is edited down to form and processed by our audio engineer, our parents over at NPR HQ in Washington and blasted out to your iPhones / Androids / podcast subscription services. This week, one of those steps hit a weird hiccup, and delayed showing up in your player, and for that, we apologize. The good news is that we've instituted a few new back-end checks to prevent that from happening again. Additionally, we encourage you to let us know, on Twitter, Facebook or email us at onpointnpr AT gmail DOT com if your podcast ever doesn't upload in a timely fashion. Thanks as always for your patience, and for your alerts when things are broken!

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (September 11, 2015 — September 18, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Iran Deal Votes, Refugee Surge, Russia In Syria (September 11, 2015)

2. A More Physical Form of Mindfulness (September 14, 2015)

3. Colbert Comes (Back) To Late Night (September 11, 2015)

4. Obama And The World He Shaped (September 14, 2015)

5. Wage Growth, Job Growth And The Ongoing Unemployment Puzzle (September 15, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"If that 'Bastard Executioner' clip sounded good to you, you should probably not listen to what I'm about to say here.' — Willa Paskin

"We exist as a human family with Earth as our common home. There's no more eloquent way to describe our commonality." -- Cardinal Peter Kodwo Apppiah Turkson

"Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren really sound like the populism of the 1890s." — Charles Postel 

"All these current outsider candidates are qualified, but the last time the Republican Party nominated an outsider, he was qualified because he won World War II." — Ramesh Ponuru 

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

"What standout performance? Did you see a different debate from the one I saw?" (Adam Birnbaum)

"I feel for the staff of On Point trying to scan through these comments and find anything that's usable - or repeatable - on air." (Maureen Ryan)

"Isn't the candidate who wins popular? If so, would that candidate be a populist? Maybe, needing a label, such a candidate could be called a pluralist. Or a majoratist. Of course sometimes an unpopular candidate wins an election, though it seems unlikely. Would that candidate be an unpopulist?" (John Hamilton)

"Your guest's vocal fry is so offputting i can't listen to this segment. Please! No vocal fry!!" (@burgessvt1954)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This all-too relevant bit of Internet audio talk back from 99% Invisible producer Katie Mingle. (Medium)


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