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10 Things We Learned About Tom Ashbrook On Reddit

On Point host Tom Ashbrook, verifying his existence for the Reddit AMA community. (Tom Ashbrook/WBUR)
On Point host Tom Ashbrook, verifying his existence for the Reddit AMA community. (Tom Ashbrook/WBUR)
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If you missed our host Tom Ashbrook on Reddit this week, you missed out on a real opportunity to ask important questions on our callers, Tom's Midwestern heritage and, of course, horse-sized ducks / duck-sized horses.

The hour-long Q&A was a lively, lovely adventure into the inner workings of Tom's life and history, and we thought it only fitting to share some of the highlights of the conversation here.

Ten Things We Learned About Tom From His Reddit AMA

-- Jack Beatty is Tom's "Soul Man." He also has "all the dirt" on Tom. (Link)

-- Tom did not get along with "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell — and that surprised him. (Link)

-- Tom credits his Midwestern upbringing for much of his on-air interview style. (Link)

-- Tom believes he could challenge — and beat — "This American Life" host Ira Glass in a fight. (Link)

-- Russell Brand is Tom's "crack." (Link)

-- Tom values guests who "cut through the crap." (Link)

-- Tom once had a colleague fire a "huge pistol" next to his ear. (Link)

-- Tom thinks we all depend on each other, no matter what. (Link)

-- Tom's favorite place in the United States is a secret "little curve" on Kickapoo Creek in central Illinois. (Link)

-- Tom is not afraid of big ducks. (Link)


Check out Tom's entire AMA thread here.

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