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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

Looking for a Man, Finding a Record Deal

In April, a TikTok creator mused, "Did I just write the song of the summer?" Girl on Couch's "Looking for... more

14 Jun 2024 · 27 minutes
Scamming the Scammers

Border Patrol is calling: A drug cartel has your bank information, so you need to transfer all your money to... more

07 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
SwordTube, En Garde!

Sword influencers abound on YouTube. Those who specialize in the historic European martial arts, or HEMA, have gained legions of... more

31 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Gen Z wants you to take political action, one TikTok at a time

Gen Z is over it. The youngest generation of adults is inheriting a climate crisis, the ongoing fallout from a... more

24 May 2024 · 31 minutes
Catfish for dinner

After Taylor Paré was stood up on a date, she turned to TikTok. In a now-viral video, she claimed to... more

17 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Hype Cycle

The Vision Pro is Apple's new $3,500 virtual reality headset. Since its debut in February, users have found new ways to use this... more

10 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Episodes We Love: Doom Jelly

Imagine sitting in a hospital room for 24 consecutive hours in the most agonizing pain you can possibly imagine. You... more

03 May 2024 · 36 minutes
The Jackie Show

Our interactions with nature are increasingly mediated by technology. We scroll through wildlife feeds on TikTok. We use Instagram to... more

26 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Green Memes

In 2017, Rhett Barker and his friends needed a way to stay in touch after graduating college. They were ecology... more

19 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
RIP Lil Miquela

In 2016, followers flocked to an Instagram user purporting to be Miquela Sousa, a 19-year-old Brazilian-American model, singer, and sometimes... more

12 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Nerd Fight

The halls of science, known for prim propriety and careful debate, are feuding. A new theory of gravity challenges Einstein's... more

05 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
Shaq Time: Is Shaq OK?

Shaquille O'Neal has some advice: "If you are going to retire, accept it. Enjoy your family," he recently said on... more

29 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
The Music Man, Part 2

In the second part of Endless Thread's investigation into a ubiquitous online piano academy, we dig into why some people... more

22 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
The Music Man, Part 1

You may have seen this ad: A frenetic, wild-haired concert pianist says he can make any newbie a virtuoso in... more

15 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Endless Thread introduces "Beyond All Repair", Amory Sivertson's new podcast

Last week, you heard Endless Thread co-hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson re-introduce you to how Amory's new podcast, Beyond... more

08 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Encore: Getting home

Endless Thread co-host Amory Sivertson spent three years unraveling a cold-case murder. Her reporting eventually became the forthcoming podcast series... more

01 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Endless Thread: The Musical

As Shakespeare once said...all the internet is a stage, and all keyboard warriors merely players. In this episode of Endless... more

23 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
Dinner and a (Slide) Show

Instead of a typical first date — dinner and light conversation, maybe — he presented 29 slides about one of... more

16 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Recess Therapy's Julian Shapiro-Barnum is skeptical of kids becoming social media stars

The point of Julian Shapiro-Barnum's Recess Therapy, a video series where he interviews kids about life's bigger questions, was never... more

09 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
Half a million eyes are on TikTok's "tunnel girl"

In 2022, a TikTok creator who identifies herself as "Kala" began digging. What followed was an increasingly viral series of... more

02 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
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Endless Thread co-host Amory Sivertson spent three years unraveling a cold-case murder. Her reporting eventually became the forthcoming podcast series Beyond All... more