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Every day, hundreds of thousands of votes are cast across thousands of communities on reddit. reddit propels people and ideas to an audience of millions. We created this podcast so we can delve deeper and go beyond those upvotes -- to learn more abou...Show More

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Introducing Endless Thread

30:38 | Jan 12th, 2018

Endless Thread is a new podcast from WBUR and Reddit. In the first episode "No No No No Yes", we bring you two stories of two incredible near-misses.

Storyboard: When I Came Out

13:01 | Jun 14th, 2016

Six perspectives on coming out, told firsthand from Reddit users—and employees—in a new segment called Storyboard. A special Pride Month edition of Upvoted.  If you’re in the Orlando area and would like to donate blood, you can make an appointment wi...Show More

038: Hold On

41:51 | Oct 1st, 2015

/u/m3rlino is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss her upbringing, the death of her step dad, moving in with her father, addiction, how she was sent to an all women’s pentecostal discipleship program, the rules of the pro...Show More

037: Reddit in Watercolour

36:17 | Sep 24th, 2015

/u/shitty_watercolour is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss his upbringing, how he started doing paintings on reddit, welcoming celebrities on AMAs, how he started getting paid commissions, depression, growing as an art...Show More

036: Willie Barcena

31:28 | Sep 17th, 2015

Willie Barcena is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss his upbringing, career, development deals, the art of comedy, experience on cruise ships, couples counseling, and what he hopes for in his legacy.   This episode i...Show More

035: Real Life First Person Shooter

1:14:03 | Sep 10th, 2015

David Reynolds (/u/DavidMReynolds) and Shaz Abdullah (/u/dartmoorninja) are the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss game of thumbs, zombies, their church residence, meeting Steven Spielberg, Dartmoor, their trailer for the R...Show More

034: The Story of Matthew VanDyke

45:54 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Matthew VanDyke (/u/MatthewVanDyke) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss his upbringing; his motorcycle trip through North Africa as well as the Middle East, why he fought in the Libyan Revolution, his experience in Li...Show More

033: A Tale of Two Fighters

31:55 | Aug 27th, 2015

/u/Minifig81 and Ben Nguyen (/u/Ben10MMA) are the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. With /u/Minifig81 we discuss how he got into fighting spam on reddit, moderates 138 subreddits, and why he spends so much time on reddit. With Ben Ng...Show More

032: The Great North American TIFU

47:41 | Aug 20th, 2015

Elyot Grant (/u/elyot) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss how Elyot created Prismata, how he dropped out of graduate school at MIT, his epic TIFU, how reddit came to the rescue, the Prismata Kickstarter, and what Lun...Show More

031: The Heroine of Heroin

1:02:22 | Aug 13th, 2015

Tracey Helton (/u/traceyh415) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss her depression growing up, how she became addicted to heroin, life as a homeless heroin addict, being the subject of the HBO documentary ‘Black Tar Her...Show More

030: The Wave

49:37 | Aug 6th, 2015

Heather (/u/sailingshort) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss Heather’s upbringing, how she discovered sailing after high school, how she started working on tall ships in New Zealand, how her ship almost sank on a tri...Show More

029: Reddit Builds Bionics

50:45 | Jul 30th, 2015

Cameron Norris (/u/cameronwevolver) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss Cameron’s upbringing, how his interest in bionics developed, working with Wevolver, his offer to help /u/doctorspacemann, how redditors banded to...Show More

028: Teeth & Ink

46:58 | Jul 23rd, 2015

/u/tomato_juice99 and the Shartmander are the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. In the story of /u/tomato_juice99 we discuss how he developed teeth problems, reached out to reddit, connected with Dan Noorthoek, the reddit community’s...Show More

027: Unidan

48:56 | Jul 16th, 2015

Unidan (/u/unidanx) is the focus of this week’s Upvoted by reddit. We discuss how he fell in love with science; his comedic development; discovering reddit; reddit fame; his ban; the aftermath; harassment; what he is currently been up to; and what he...Show More

026: About Last Week

25:29 | Jul 9th, 2015

The events of last week are the focus of this week’s Upvoted by reddit. We talk about what we did wrong; our failure in communicating properly with moderators; what we plan to do in the near future; and what we have learned. I am joined by Chad Birch...Show More

025: A Mile In Someone Else's Shoes

1:10:05 | Jul 2nd, 2015

/u/mach-2 and /u/rhoner are the focus if this week’s Upvoted by reddit. They discuss racism in the united states; the murder of Freddie Gray; racism in reddit; Youtuber, Kain Carter’s video addressing the Baltimore Riots; Mach-2’s post; the recent an...Show More

024: reddit Turns Ten

1:48:13 | Jun 25th, 2015

Steve Huffman (/u/spez) and Alexis Ohanian (/u/kn0thing) discuss the founding of reddit. They discuss Tags vs Subreddits; star rating systems; faking users; the debate on comments; the RTM button; how reddit was originally built on LISP; the front pa...Show More

023: Inside The Warlizard Gaming Forum

47:50 | Jun 18th, 2015

Warlizard is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss legend of The Warlizard Gaming Forum; The Warlizard Chronicles; the origin of The Warlizard Gaming forum; Warlizard’s greatest pranks; his writing; scorpions; how he used ...Show More

022: The Button

39:15 | Jun 11th, 2015

The Button is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss The Button’s inception; flairs; the reddit office pool on when The Button would end; the data garnered from The Button; the Pressiah; and what happened when The Button en...Show More

021: A Neutral Net Part 2

33:13 | Jun 4th, 2015

The social impact of the Indian Net Neutrality debate is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. This is the last of our two part series on this subject. We discuss the original TRAI paper, r/india’s involvement in the debate, how redd...Show More

020: A Neutral Net Part 1

42:29 | May 28th, 2015

The Indian Net Neutrality debate is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss what net neutrality is, how the debate grew in the United States, how fighters of internet freedom mobilized public opinion, how the battle in the s...Show More

019: A Suspicious Onlooker

57:02 | May 21st, 2015

Alexander Rhodes (/u/Alexanderr) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss his passion for film; getting into the entertainment industry; working as a background actor on Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher; his rise to internet fame...Show More

018: The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home

41:58 | May 14th, 2015

/u/Yoinkie2013, /u/motivatinggiraffe, and Arnold Schwarzenegger (/u/GovSchwarzenegger) are the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted. We discuss Yoinkie’s Ulysses’ Bucket List challenge; the birth of Motivating Giraffe; battling with depression; th...Show More

017: Four Walls and a Roof [Part 2]

34:55 | May 7th, 2015

Huck and Rin are back for a part two on Upvoted! We discuss how low income travelers use technology; finding love on the road; relationships with family; and an update on Rin’s travels.     This week’s outro is Jump That Train by Poor Man’s Poison....Show More

016: Until the Road Runs Out

36:15 | Apr 30th, 2015

Sebastiaan de With (/u/caliform) and Stewart Philkill (/u/aye_candy) are the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted. We discuss Sebastiaan’s upbringing in Holland; how he fell in love with design; moving to the US; getting divorced; meeting Stewart;...Show More

015: A Century After Genocide

1:00:02 | Apr 23rd, 2015

John Ohanian, Chris Ohanian and Lara Setrakian join me to discuss the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We discuss Turkey’s denial of the event; the US government’s unwillingness to officially recognize the genocide; the story of my grea...Show More

014: To The Moon

43:05 | Apr 16th, 2015

Josh Wise and Dogecar are the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted. We discuss Josh Wise’s career in racing; Dogecoin; how Denis Pavel came up with the idea of Dogecoin sponsoring Josh Wise; how Dogecoin crowdfunded the sponsorship; how Josh Wise ...Show More

013: One Farmer’s Fight

37:13 | Apr 9th, 2015

Craig Watts and Leah Garces are the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss how Craig got into farming; farmers’ relationships with poultry companies; the conditions of chickens in factory farms; how Leah met Craig; Compassion i...Show More

012: The Surprisingly Complex Life of a Vacuum Repairman

45:20 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Jack (/u/touchmyfuckingcoffee) is the focus of this episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss his upbringing; the loss of his father; meeting his wife; his battle with drug addiction; his spectacular firing; discovering reddit; how he got started repa...Show More

011: Four Walls and a Roof

48:19 | Mar 26th, 2015

Huck (/u/huckstah) is the focus if this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss Huck’s upbringing; his impetus for hitting the road; hitchhiking on his first trip to San Francisco; finding work; Hobo Whiskey; how his friends were murdered in ...Show More

010: From Swole of Body to Swole at Heart: An Exploration of Gender

39:02 | Mar 19th, 2015

Michael (/u/tgtly) is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss Michael’s upbringing; her battle with depression; her relationship with Francesca (/u/Franjane); their fateful psychedelic mushroom trip; Michael coming out as tr...Show More

009: Religion, Abortion, a Texan Family & a Pun Show Up at a Rally

28:43 | Mar 12th, 2015

Tuesday and Billy Cain (/u/billyjoecain) are the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss the history of Texas’ SB5, Senator Wendy Davis’ historic filibuster, Tuesday’s controversial sign, the social media backlash, and how the C...Show More

008: The Serendipity of Giving

30:41 | Mar 5th, 2015

James Harrison and Zachary Meyer (/u/bobandgeorge) are both the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss the history of rhesus disease; James’ surgery at the age of 14 in which he needed a major blood transfusion; his involvement...Show More

007: Double Dick Dude

28:33 | Feb 26th, 2015

Double Dick Dude (/u/DoubleDickDude) is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss how he decided to come out to the internet; his infamous AMA; his struggles in high school; coping with internet fame; lessons he learned from h...Show More

006: From Sarajevo to Seattle - Rocking out with Kultur Shock

42:26 | Feb 19th, 2015

Val Kiossovski and Gino Jevđević (/u/ginoyevdjevich) from Kultur Shock are the focus of this week's Upvoted by reddit. We discuss Gino’s rise to pop stardom in Yugoslavia as Gino Banana; the Bosnian War; Gino’s production of the musical ‘Hair’ during...Show More

005: Three Female Computer Scientists Walk into an AMA

1:06:54 | Feb 18th, 2015

Elana Glassman, Jean Yang, and Neha Narula from MIT join Upvoted for a roundtable discussion on women in STEM. We discuss their upbringings, the public vs private sector, challenges women are currently facing in the field, misconceptions on programmi...Show More

004: A Free Trip Around the World With a Total Stranger

34:22 | Feb 5th, 2015

Jordan Axani (/u/jaxani) is the focus of this week's Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Jordan about his experiences growing up in Canada; his love of travel; buying tickets around the world on glitch trip for himself and his girlfriend (Elizabeth Gallagh...Show More

003: From Homeless to Hip Hop Social Media Star

36:06 | Jan 29th, 2015

DeStorm Power is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to DeStorm about his experiences growing up in the projects; his first encounters with art; moving to New York City to follow his dreams, his period of homelessness; brea...Show More

002: A Career Making A capella Videogame Music

30:52 | Jan 22nd, 2015

Max Gleason aka Smooth McGroove (/u/SmoothMcGroove) is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Max about growing up in Oklahoma; falling in love with videogames; developing as a musician; teaching drums, delving into video g...Show More

001: Could a Unit of Marines Defeat the Entire Roman Empire?

27:54 | Jan 15th, 2015

The story of Rome, Sweet Rome and James Erwin (/u/prufrock451) are the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to James about growing up in Iowa; winning Jeopardy twice; writing Rome, Sweet Rome; meeting his manager, Adam Kolbrenne...Show More

000: Getting sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison, Ask Me Anything

34:52 | Jan 8th, 2015

Dante Orpilla (/u/youngluck) is the focus of the debut episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Dante about the Bottom Dwellerz; losing custody of his son; his drug addiction, his trial; discovering reddit; having Kleinbl00 from the R/favors subreddi...Show More