Endless Thread

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Description

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.

Episode Date
Endless Thread: The Musical
Feb 23, 2024
Dinner and a (Slide) Show
Feb 16, 2024
Recess Therapy's Julian Shapiro-Barnum is skeptical of kids becoming social media stars
Feb 09, 2024
Half a million eyes are on TikTok's "tunnel girl"
Feb 02, 2024
The schism at the end of the tunnel
Jan 26, 2024
Encore: The Faker
Jan 24, 2024
Where's the Beef?
Jan 19, 2024
The Minnesota Timberwolves score NBA fandom in Brazil, but there's a kink
Jan 12, 2024
This episode is a sign from the universe
Jan 05, 2024
Encore: Today You, Tomorrow Me
Dec 29, 2023
Introducing Click Here: "Israel, Gaza and all the light you cannot see"
Dec 27, 2023
Encore: Niall Needs a Friend
Dec 22, 2023
This song wants you to stick out your what!?
Dec 15, 2023
What Is That?!
Dec 08, 2023
"Extremely Online" with Taylor Lorenz
Dec 05, 2023
NPC Streams! So Good! Mmm, So Good!
Dec 01, 2023
The Vault (from the vault)
Nov 24, 2023
Women are from Venus, men are from... the Roman Empire?
Nov 17, 2023
The Grand Can-Spiracy
Nov 10, 2023
Introducing ICYMI: "How a Substack Revived the Dracula Fandom"
Nov 03, 2023
Endless Dread: Campfire Chills
Oct 27, 2023
Episodes We Love: Listener beware… it’s ‘Goosebumps The Musical’
Oct 25, 2023
Freaky Furby Friday
Oct 20, 2023
The Spider Web
Oct 13, 2023
Introducing 'The Gun Machine' Ep. 1: The U.S. gun industry's surprising origin story
Oct 09, 2023
Find A Grave: Social Media Icon
Oct 06, 2023
Dune Boy
Sep 29, 2023
The online legacy of 'To Catch a Predator'
Sep 22, 2023
Lofi Girl
Sep 15, 2023
Meet the Gen Zs archiving the Muzak of the Twin Towers
Sep 08, 2023
Artist: Known
Sep 01, 2023
PARKS! Pt. 4: Death Sea
Aug 25, 2023
PARKS! Pt. 3: Close Encounters with Mato Tipila
Aug 18, 2023
PARKS! Pt. 2: Slime Mind
Aug 11, 2023
PARKS! Pt. 1: Social media gone 'wild'
Aug 04, 2023
Best of Summer: MEMES: Scumbag Steve
Jul 28, 2023
Best of Summer: Goblins, Toenails, and Beach Rap
Jul 26, 2023
Best of Summer: The Loudest Sound
Jul 24, 2023
Best of Summer: The 100-million-year origin story of laughter and humor
Jul 17, 2023
Best of Summer: What makes the world’s first bar joke funny? No one knows.
Jul 14, 2023
Best of Summer: Swimming Hole - The man, the myth, the leap
Jul 07, 2023
Pup Play
Jun 30, 2023
'Going Dark': Reddit's API Changes
Jun 28, 2023
Deepfake Law 101
Jun 23, 2023
Treasure in the Woods
Jun 16, 2023
Encore: Randonauts
Jun 09, 2023
OK, Lamp!
Jun 01, 2023
Encore: Angel's Glow
May 26, 2023
Come to the Orchestra
May 19, 2023
#BlackFaeDay
May 12, 2023
Oranges and Bucket Lists
May 05, 2023
The Birds and the Bugs
Apr 28, 2023
Endless Thread presents Outside/In: How to build a solar-powered website
Apr 21, 2023
Help Us Remember Sunil Tripathi
Apr 14, 2023
The Lullaby
Apr 07, 2023
'Stuff Your 15-Minute Cities!'
Mar 31, 2023
Asking Science About Giraffe
Mar 24, 2023
'Violation,' Part 1: Two sons, lost
Mar 23, 2023
Pawn Man
Mar 17, 2023
Endless Thread introduces Violation, a new podcast about who pulls the levers of power in the justice system
Mar 15, 2023
Owl pursuits
Mar 10, 2023
Return of the Aunties
Mar 03, 2023
Aftershocks Online
Feb 24, 2023
The Journeys of Two Russian Anti-War YouTubers
Feb 17, 2023
My Canadian Girlfriend
Feb 10, 2023
Him: An AI Love Story
Feb 03, 2023
Worm Wars
Jan 27, 2023
'Sinbad Smith' and the troll pole
Jan 20, 2023
'You are powerful': Remembering Aaron Swartz
Jan 13, 2023
Encore: Llama at a Wedding
Jan 06, 2023
Encore: Unsent Letters
Dec 30, 2022
Bonus: The ‘Stinetingler’ himself
Dec 24, 2022
Listener beware...
Dec 23, 2022
Good Bot, Bad Bot | Part VI: Something Like Us
Dec 16, 2022
Good Bot, Bad Bot | Part V: Dating Bots
Dec 09, 2022
Good Bot, Bad Bot | Part IV: Tay
Dec 02, 2022
Encore: Shrinkflation
Nov 25, 2022
Good Bot, Bad Bot | Part III: Life, death and AI
Nov 18, 2022
Good Bot, Bad Bot | Part II: Political Bots
Nov 11, 2022
Good Bot, Bad Bot | Part I: Bot Therapy
Nov 04, 2022
Encore: Haunted House, Holy Water
Oct 31, 2022
Encore: Olga of Kiev
Oct 28, 2022
Encore: Imaginary Friend
Oct 27, 2022
Anti-fans, online hate, and Caroline Calloway
Oct 21, 2022
Lazy Geoff
Oct 14, 2022
Tales from the Crypto | Listener Response: Crypto in the Gaming World
Oct 07, 2022
Tales from the Crypto | Part III: Crypto for Kids
Sep 30, 2022
Tales from the Crypto | Part II: Bitcoin Beach
Sep 23, 2022
Tales from the Crypto | Part I: The Hype
Sep 16, 2022
Enigma in Sweatpants
Sep 09, 2022
Swimming Hole: The man, the myth, the leap
Sep 02, 2022
Encore: Ghost Town
Aug 26, 2022
Don't Do That
Aug 19, 2022
Jokes, Part II: Stand Up
Aug 12, 2022
Jokes, Part I: Sumer Funny, Sumer Not
Aug 05, 2022
Alyssa
Jul 29, 2022
Eggs Tyrone and The United States Chemical Safety Board's YouTube Channel
Jul 22, 2022
Swedengate
Jul 15, 2022
Encore: Tight Squeeze
Jul 08, 2022
Aunties
Jul 01, 2022
The Loudest Sound
Jun 24, 2022
Encore: Giddyup! Riding Groups Tap Into Long History Of Black Cowboys
Jun 17, 2022
Lost in Translation
Jun 10, 2022
TikTok Tics
Jun 03, 2022
'He Died in the Goddamn Waiting Room'
May 27, 2022
When Online Extremism Becomes Offline Violence
May 20, 2022
Cyberwitches
May 13, 2022
Us vs. Them vs. Andy
May 06, 2022
Egg-cellent If True
Apr 29, 2022
The Faker
Apr 22, 2022
There's a r/place for us
Apr 15, 2022
The Herman Cain Award
Apr 08, 2022
Excrement of the Stars
Apr 01, 2022
Political feuds don't take vacations
Mar 25, 2022
Goblins, Toenails, and Beach Rap
Mar 18, 2022
Ballerina in the Sky
Mar 11, 2022
Eugene from Ukraine
Mar 04, 2022
Dogs in Elk
Feb 25, 2022
Space Heist! (Or, How to Steal a Planet)
Feb 18, 2022
Li Ziqi: China's Quarantine Queen
Feb 11, 2022
Murph
Feb 03, 2022
The complicated, chaotic rise of 'antiwork'
Jan 28, 2022
Tales of the Tailed
Jan 20, 2022
The internet's fight over dinosaur emoji
Jan 14, 2022
Encore: To the Max (Headroom)
Jan 06, 2022
Encore: Today You, Tomorrow Me
Dec 21, 2021
Encore: Three Autistic Redditors on Autism
Dec 21, 2021
MEMES, Bonus: The Chorus
Dec 16, 2021
MEMES, Part 11: I've Heard This Before
Dec 09, 2021
MEMES, Bonus: Overly Attached Girlfriend
Dec 07, 2021
MEMES, Part 10: Makmende
Dec 02, 2021
MEMES, Bonus: The yearbook photo
Nov 24, 2021
MEMES, Part 9: I'm Not Done Yet
Nov 18, 2021
MEMES, Part 8: The Scream
Nov 10, 2021
MEMES, Part 7: Dead Giveaway
Nov 04, 2021
Hallomeme Bonus: Slender Man
Oct 29, 2021
MEMES, Pt. 6: Call me... The Punisher
Oct 28, 2021
MEMES, Pt. 5: The President of Kekistan
Oct 21, 2021
MEMES, Bonus: Zoë Didn't Start the Fire
Oct 18, 2021
MEMES, Pt. 4: Woman Yelling at a Cat
Oct 14, 2021
MEMES, Bonus: A Billion Ricks
Oct 12, 2021
MEMES, Pt. 3: Gotta Make You Understand
Oct 08, 2021
MEMES, Pt. 2: Scumbag Steve
Sep 30, 2021
Is 'Kilroy Was Here' the original meme?
Sep 30, 2021
Coming October 1st... MEMES!
Sep 23, 2021
Snacktime: Why You Should Care About Other People
Sep 16, 2021
Snacktime: Mystery Celebs & Fed-Up Mods
Aug 28, 2021
Suitcases of Cash and Bob Saget's Ghost
Aug 19, 2021
Geedis
Aug 05, 2021
Snacktime: Weird Spotify Playlists
Jul 22, 2021
Encore: The Great Glitter Mystery
Jul 08, 2021
Snacktime: To Joust Is No Jest
Jun 24, 2021
Endless Thread Presents: Twenty Thousand Hertz
Jun 17, 2021
Snacktime: Long Orders, Secret Menus
Jun 03, 2021
Snacktime: A Refreshing Trend for Troubled Times
May 20, 2021
Snacktime: Pizza Is My Life
May 06, 2021
Endless Thread Presents: Cautionary Tales
Apr 22, 2021
Snacktime: Passports and Space Trains
Apr 09, 2021
Snacktime: The Cebu Swiper
Mar 30, 2021
Snacktime: War and Crows
Feb 25, 2021
Stonktime: r/WallStreetBets And GameStop
Jan 29, 2021
Endless Thread Presents: Anything For Selena
Jan 19, 2021
Update: Things Are (Still) Bad
Jan 12, 2021
A Special Announcement
Jan 07, 2021
Endless Thread Presents: Decoder Ring
Dec 17, 2020
Encore: Black Lives Matter IRL And Online
Dec 10, 2020
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Dec 04, 2020
Encore: All You Can Eat... And Then Some (Updates!)
Nov 27, 2020
Niall Needs A Friend
Nov 19, 2020
Today You, Tomorrow Me
Nov 13, 2020
Low Stakes Hot Takes
Nov 06, 2020
Endless Dread: An Uninvited House Guest And A Fake Doctor
Oct 29, 2020
Bonus: 'Brainwashed'
Oct 28, 2020
Things Are Bad
Oct 22, 2020
Endless Dread: Backrooms And Ghostly Photos
Oct 15, 2020
Girls Trip
Oct 09, 2020
QAnon Casualties
Oct 02, 2020
Snacktime: Spiders Are Bros
Sep 24, 2020
Unsent Letters
Sep 17, 2020
Snacktime: Odd Jobs
Sep 10, 2020
Tight Squeeze
Sep 03, 2020
Snacktime: Dad Jokes
Aug 28, 2020
Angel's Glow
Aug 21, 2020
Snacktime: Zelda And Zebra Plants
Aug 13, 2020
Ghost Town
Aug 06, 2020
Snacktime: Harry Potter, Billie Eilish, And 'Soup Tubes'
Jul 30, 2020
Randonauts
Jul 23, 2020
Snacktime: Llama At A Wedding
Jul 17, 2020
Giddyup
Jul 09, 2020
Encore: We Want Plates + Pile Of Crockery
Jul 02, 2020
Shrinkflation
Jun 25, 2020
Black Lives Matter IRL And Online
Jun 18, 2020
Bonus: Making 'Madness'
Jun 11, 2020
Endless Thread Presents: Truth Be Told
Jun 04, 2020
Endless Thread Happy Hour
May 28, 2020
Madness, Pt. 5: The Unreachable Summit
May 21, 2020
Madness, Pt. 4: Pursuit Of Justice
May 14, 2020
Madness, Pt. 3: Subproject 68
May 07, 2020
Madness, Pt. 2: Brave New World
Apr 30, 2020
Madness, Pt. 1: The Sleep Room
Apr 23, 2020
Zoom Party This Friday!
Apr 15, 2020
A Parent, A Nurse, And A Patient
Apr 10, 2020
Zombies And Preppers
Apr 02, 2020
How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became A Global Lifeline
Mar 27, 2020
Endless Thread Presents: 'Madness'
Mar 12, 2020
Encore: Call of the Void
Feb 28, 2020
Snacktime: A Fairy Tale Proposal
Feb 13, 2020
Double Life
Jan 30, 2020
Snacktime: Snektime
Jan 23, 2020
'I Was Abducted'
Jan 16, 2020
Snacktime: Bushfires and Books
Jan 09, 2020
Where Are They Now (Updates!)
Jan 02, 2020
Encore: Dear Anon
Dec 26, 2019
Nick, Jess, and David
Dec 20, 2019
Snacktime: Feeling Adrift
Dec 12, 2019
Free To Be Childfree
Dec 05, 2019
Underunderstood: The 9/11 Hoax That Wasn't
Nov 27, 2019
To the Max (Headroom)
Nov 21, 2019
Bonus: Glitter's Connection To Forensic Science
Nov 14, 2019
The Great Glitter Mystery
Nov 07, 2019
Endless Dread: Imaginary Friend
Oct 29, 2019
Snacktime: Even More Dread
Oct 24, 2019
Endless Dread: Olga of Kiev
Oct 17, 2019
Snacktime: Endless Dread
Oct 10, 2019
Loot Crates
Oct 03, 2019
Snacktime: Restoration
Sep 26, 2019
Speak Memory
Sep 20, 2019
Snacktime: Who Is 'Batbrat?'
Sep 12, 2019
God Is A Capitalist
Sep 05, 2019
Snacktime: Diablo and Classic Culkin
Aug 29, 2019
Geedis
Aug 22, 2019
Snacktime: Into The Woods
Aug 16, 2019
Gone Wild Audio
Aug 08, 2019
Snacktime: LSD And Hot Sauce
Aug 01, 2019
The Amber Room
Jul 25, 2019
Bonus: Dad Bods And Guppies
Jul 22, 2019
Snacktime: Sharks And Aliens
Jul 18, 2019
Pile Of Crockery
Jul 11, 2019
We Want Plates!
Jun 27, 2019
Endless Thread Presents: Pride Stories From 'Kind World'
Jun 24, 2019
Snacktime: In A Pickle
Jun 20, 2019
Shipwrecked
Jun 13, 2019
Infectious, Pt. 5: Talk To Me
May 30, 2019
Infectious, Pt. 4: Anatomy Of An Outbreak
May 23, 2019
Infectious, Pt. 3: Going Viral
May 16, 2019
Infectious, Pt. 2: The Flintstone Dilemma
May 03, 2019
Infectious, Pt. 1: Scabs, Pus, And Puritans
May 03, 2019
'Endless Thread' Presents: 'Infectious'
Apr 26, 2019
Bonus: Jon Favreau, Live At CitySpace
Apr 26, 2019
Bonus: Endless Thrones
Apr 12, 2019
Encore: Pitch Perfect
Mar 29, 2019
Remix: Four Love Stories From The Wild World Of Reddit
Feb 13, 2019
Encore: And... It's Good!
Feb 01, 2019
Bonus: Harvard Astronomer On Why Aliens Aren't Just Science Fiction
Jan 29, 2019
Stuck Between The Rock and Deep Space
Jan 24, 2019
Coming Soon... Our Sci-Fi Radio Drama
Jan 22, 2019
Cupcake
Jan 17, 2019
Bonus: R. Kelly Vs. The Savages
Jan 16, 2019
Get Motivated
Jan 10, 2019
Encore: Something Wicked
Jan 03, 2019
Encore: That Old Chestnut
Dec 28, 2018
Humans Being Bros
Dec 20, 2018
All You Can Eat
Dec 13, 2018
The Deadly Double
Dec 07, 2018
Grateful Doe
Nov 30, 2018
Encore: The GOAT
Nov 21, 2018
Dear Anon
Nov 16, 2018
Brain Melt
Nov 09, 2018
The Greatest Squirt Gun Ever Built
Nov 01, 2018
Bonus: Magic Mushrooms With Michael Pollan
Oct 29, 2018
Screamtime: Zombie Fungus
Oct 25, 2018
Screamtime: Roof Man
Oct 18, 2018
Bonus: Australian Scientist Offers First-Hand Account Of Steve Irwin's Tragic Death
Oct 16, 2018
Screamtime: Doom Jelly
Oct 11, 2018
Screamtime: Haunted House, Holy Water
Oct 05, 2018
Turning Hate Into Humor
Sep 28, 2018
Snacktime: 'Last Seen' Edition
Sep 24, 2018
The Great Mattress Conspiracy
Sep 20, 2018
Rome, Sweet Rome
Sep 14, 2018
Tim From Texas
Sep 06, 2018
The Cursed Manuscript
Aug 30, 2018
Buck It
Aug 23, 2018
Test Of Time
Aug 16, 2018
The Original Most Interesting Man In The World
Aug 09, 2018
Season 2: First Listen
Aug 06, 2018
Snacktime: Cake, Camels, and Catfish
Aug 02, 2018
Snacktime: A Trade Of Their Own
Jul 27, 2018
Snacktime: Steak And Potatoes
Jul 19, 2018
Snacktime
Jul 12, 2018
Getting Home: Update
Jul 05, 2018
Call of the Void
Jun 28, 2018
Axeman's Jazz
Jun 22, 2018
Still Breaking
Jun 15, 2018
The Rest... Is History
Jun 07, 2018
I, Ken Bone
Jun 01, 2018
In Memoriam
May 24, 2018
Rice Bunny
May 17, 2018
Bonus: Yanny Vs. Laurel... Vs. Yaley?
May 16, 2018
Schooled
May 10, 2018
Hail Corporate
May 03, 2018