Our Week In The Web: January 22, 2016

Did you get a chance to meet our new crop of interns this semester? Maeve and Caroline are both pretty great, we can already tell, and we thought it might be useful to use their formal introduction as a way to introduce all of our online listeners and visitors to the way our interns function as a part of our core team — especially as that work relates to our comment section users and social media audiences. During our broadcast, our interns scroll through all your tweets, Facebook comments and comment section posts, compiling them all into a document they print out and share with our host, Tom Ashbrook, during the segment breaks. Our associate producers read through the comments throughout the day as well, before, during and after the broadcast, but we thought you might be interested to know that the first person to read your comments is often one of our interns.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (January 15, 2016 — January 22, 2016)

1. Week In The News: State Of The Union, ISIS Strikes, US Sailors In Iran ( January 15, 2016)

2. Clinton And Sanders Supporters Speak Out (January 18, 2016)

3. 'Making A Murderer' And The True Crime Allure (January 19, 2016)

4. Five Dictators Of Rome (January 20, 2016)

5. The China Hit On Global Markets (January 19, 2016)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"Some have called this the gentrification of addiction." — Emma Roller

"Caligula is probably as familiar to historians as he is to pornographers. How do we figure that?" — Tom Holland 

"It’s entirely possible that Avery both committed the murder and there was evidence planted in the case." — Tom Kertscher

"There have not been a lot of women geniuses." — Eric Weiner 

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

"'I don't use drugs. I am drugs.' - Salvador Dali" (Sully Sullivan)

" Lets no forget cement!" (Joe Roberts)

"Maybe you can fool yourselves but not well-informed citizens. Nice try though!" (@NAksels)

"Immigrants. We get the job done." (@somchayxe)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This strangely mesmerizing, timely gif image of an earlier, stranger blizzard warning. Stay warm, friends! (Twitter)


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