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Endless Thread
Endless Thread
WBUR

Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories,... more

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Episodes

Jokes, Part II: Stand Up

The first documented bar joke was copied onto a clay tablet 4,000 years ago in the ancient language of Sumerian.... more

12 Aug 2022 · 37 minutes
Jokes, Part I: Sumer Funny, Sumer Not

What makes the world’s first documented bar joke funny? No one knows. In a tweet that garnered thousands of responses... more

05 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Alyssa

When a Reddit post about constant “locker room talk” in a male-dominated office gained traction in the r/TwoXChromosomes subreddit, Ben... more

29 Jul 2022 · 37 minutes
Eggs Tyrone and The United States Chemical Safety Board's YouTube Channel

Ben is joined by producer Quincy Walters in this Snacktime episode about little-known government agency with a cult YouTube following... more

22 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
Swedengate

When a Redditor said that he was expected to stay in his Swedish friend's bedroom while the friend ate dinner... more

15 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
Encore: Tight Squeeze

You might not think about caves in the same breath as you do the deep ocean or outer space, but... more

08 Jul 2022 · 35 minutes
Aunties

Reddit's Auntie Network, an online community "dedicated to providing information and resources to those in need of abortion services," has been... more

01 Jul 2022 · 29 minutes
The Loudest Sound

Imagine if an explosion in California was so loud that it could be heard in New York City. This is... more

24 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes
Encore: Giddyup! Riding Groups Tap Into Long History Of Black Cowboys

In the summer of 2020, images of Black men and women riding horses at protests went viral. But the history... more

17 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
Lost in Translation

From a seriously violent tale on Duolingo to a Reddit post about a life-changing mistake, we bring you two stories... more

10 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
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What makes the world’s first documented bar joke funny? No one knows. In a tweet that garnered thousands of responses in March,... more