112 episodes

The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.

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The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.

    Snacktime: A Fairy Tale Proposal

    Snacktime: A Fairy Tale Proposal

    In honor of Valentine's Day, Amory tells Ben a snack-size story about a feast-size grand gesture that has left millions of people all over the world wishing they could re-do their marriage proposals.

    • 19 min
    Double Life

    Double Life

    92-year-old Robert Middelmann uncovered a secret about himself when he was very young. Keeping it was a matter of life and death. But, after many years, Robert decided to share that secret, along with the rest of his extraordinary life story, online. It all started in Nazi Germany…

    • 37 min
    Snacktime: Snektime

    Snacktime: Snektime

    Ben and Amory dissscusss sssome facsssinating ssstories about sssnakes.

    • 9 min
    'I Was Abducted'

    'I Was Abducted'

    Monique has always known she was abducted as a child, but specific details about what happened, and why, have been elusive. It wasn’t until she posted to Reddit that she found real leads and painful memories started flooding back.

    • 31 min
    Snacktime: Bushfires and Books

    Snacktime: Bushfires and Books

    Ben and Amory discuss a Reddit deep-dive about the Australian wildfires and one man's very, very long reading list.

    • 12 min
    Where Are They Now (Updates!)

    Where Are They Now (Updates!)

    Ben and Amory get updates from a few previous guests. Then, they invite the hosts of the podcast "Food, We Need To Talk" into the studio for a final debrief on their 2019 New Year's resolutions.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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Re Snacktime: Into the Woods

Post a sign (cardboard, permanent marker, nail to a tree) that says: You Win.

They’re bored. If I wanted attention as a teen it was from an older teenager not a parent’s approval no matter how environmentally sound the message. They will either feel the thrill of victory or a little bit guilty for being a petty vandal. Probably nothing changes but you just don’t want them to do something way worse than breaking bottles i.e. anything involving gasoline and flame.

If they’re real vandals vs the suburban variant you’re not going to change their behavior. Not even through your Nuclear Option - telling their parents. That will simply give them a challenge. Whenever I painted over graffiti it came back 48 hours later and sometimes it included a broken window. Wait 6 months and clean up the glass yourself.

It’s my opinion that we’re all lucky to clean up that broken glass every year vs dealing with something really bad. Let’s focus on all the things they will be doing if they get thrown out of their little beer drinking oasis. Such as taking that beer on the road with them. Or worse. For the most part they are safe in that spot and so is the general public.

Ultimately I guess it depends on what kind of neighborhood you live in.

Good shows!
Thank you.

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Agree with other reviews

I agree with some of these other opinions. I really like the content but the hosts can get a bit annoying at times.

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The perfect pod

Podcasts meet reddit? Excellently narrated stories from Reddit - the juiciest, most fun, weird, great stories from the internet. All the good stuff made better, without the digging and without the need to stare at a screen. Aaaaccce!

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