Our Week In The Web: October 16, 2015

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The Most Listened-To Shows Online (October 9, 2015 — October 16, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Kunduz Bombing, TPP Politics, South Carolina Floods (October 9, 2015)

2. Grading The First Democratic Presidential Debate (October 14, 2015)

3. Climate Change And The Next Genocide (October 13, 2015)

4. Russia's Middle East Power Play (October 13, 2015)

5. A Dangerous Sense Of Safety (October 14, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"Americans probably a lot more about Denmark [Tuesday] night than they have in years." — Janell Ross 

"I’m not normally this passionate about things." — Sonia Nazario

"Syria is a snake pit. President Obama is wise to not get overly involved there." — John Herbst

"Young people flock to cities, but at the same time, their presence there diminishes the soul that first drew them." — Adam Gopnik

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

"Tom's show is turning into the new NPR show 'don't wait, just tweet me'" (@pwhateverett)

"'Won't change the world' - the biggest excuse for never doing anything" (creaker)

"Simple answer: yes." (Zeke Jakub)

"Cities change, but they are not natural, living things. Most change is predicated by policy and/or prejudice. Change doesn’t happen in a vacuum." (AlexBHill)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This divine, telling profile of the Internet's favorite book lover, the ERMAHGERD girl. [Vanity Fair]


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