Our Week In The Web: October 9, 2015

Suffice it to say, not much to discuss this week beyond our headline choices. We noticed quite a few of you took issue for our Wednesday hour on the U.S. bombing of the Afghanistan M.S.F. hospital, and questioned whether 'ruined' was a proper word choice. There's a lengthy discussion that could be had on the word choice, but we think it's important to point out that as we build and distribute each of our shows, we're dealing with primarily the latest information of our guests and reporters. We often change headlines as stories develop, but we also always strive for accurate reflections of the events that occur. Thanks as always for your input and thoughts, here and on all of our comment platforms!

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (October 2, 2015 — October 9, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Shooting In Oregon, Russia In Syria, United Nations Diplomacy (October 2, 2015)

2. American Opioid Addiction Keeps Growing (October 6, 2015)

3. Gun Policy Intrudes On 2016 Campaign Trail (October 6, 2015)

4. Ad Blockers And The Internet Of Tomorrow (October 5, 2015)

5. The Scandinavian Secret Behind All Your Favorite Songs (October 2, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"I’m a plotter, not a planner. I’m going to sell this message one way or another." — Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)

"I've learned that you can actually play too many shows, and then your audience becomes your roommate and your aunt." — Sara Bareilles

"When we focus on testing in schools, we only produce good test-takers." — Vicki Abeles

"I don't really have a persona — I'm just myself." — Patti Smith 

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

"Does Patti know her music is great to listen to while running?" (Valeria Davis)

"Literature? No. Politics and meeting quotas? Yes! Quality doesn't matter. 'Equal representation' does." (Lindsay Coley)

"Best week of shows so far this year. Need more like them." (Donny Thao)

"More power to women singer-songwriters! Singing is one thing. Writing is another. Enunciating it is everything." (@MoreDebate)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

Sorry but this MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hat of your own generator is too marvelous to not use, repeatedly. (Washington Post / The Fix)


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