174 episodes

Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories, unsolved mysteries, and other jaw-dropping stories online and IRL.

Endless Thread WBUR

    • Technology
    • 4.2 • 187 Ratings

Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories, unsolved mysteries, and other jaw-dropping stories online and IRL.

    Coming October 1st... MEMES!

    Coming October 1st... MEMES!

    On October 1st, Endless Thread is back. We're kicking things off with a deep exploration into something that has changed lives, politics, and the way we interact online and IRL... memes!

    • 2 min
    Snacktime: Why You Should Care About Other People

    Snacktime: Why You Should Care About Other People

    Ben tells Amory about a controversial idea for a reality TV show. Amory tells Ben about the thing Dr. Anthony Fauci did NOT say... but everyone thinks he did. 

    • 18 min
    Snacktime: Mystery Celebs & Fed-Up Mods

    Snacktime: Mystery Celebs & Fed-Up Mods

    Ben tells Amory about a subreddit trying to determine the identity of a mystery celebrity, and Amory tells Ben about an open letter penned by Reddit moderators that's calling on the platform to take stronger action against COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation on the platform.

    • 21 min
    Suitcases of Cash and Bob Saget's Ghost

    Suitcases of Cash and Bob Saget's Ghost

    Gather round for this week’s Snacktime episode, where Ben tells iLab producer Nora Saks two stories about found money, a gambling ruse in a Belizean casino, and why Bob Saget would block himself on Twitter if he could.

    • 14 min
    Geedis

    Geedis

    What is Geedis? Endless Thread revisits an episode from 2019 in which the team joined the internet's two-year-long quest to answer this question. The strange, furry character and his buddies in The Land of Ta had been a mystery of 80’s fantastical proportions. Follow us down the rabbit hole for an exciting discovery...

    • 44 min
    Snacktime: Weird Spotify Playlists

    Snacktime: Weird Spotify Playlists

    Fun fact: Ben wooed his wife with a mix CD, and Amory's husband wooed her with a mix CD. The lesson? Never underestimate the power of a good playlist. But if it's a "Weird Spotify Playlist," the object of your affection better have a sense of humor. In this episode, Amory introduces Ben to the fast-growing "Weird Spotify Playlists" Twitter account and subreddit, where song titles are way more important than the songs themselves.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

Timmytomtimbo ,

Good show, need to learn how GIF is pronounced

Seriously, not a bad show. But for a show ABOUT Reddit, allegedly involved in it as well, how do they not know the proper pronunciation for GIF. Makes me feel like the hosts and writers don't even Reddit and just rip off stories. May or may not be true

santaclausisgod ,

STOP SAYING “LIKE” every other word Ben!

Can’t listen because of the constant “like” inserted everywhere and the sophomoric humour.

Electrinity ,

Entertaining

I find this podcast quite entertaining and enjoy the format. LOL @ the antivaxxer who gave them 1 star. Don’t mind that person and give this podcast a shot :)

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