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This American Life and Radiolab are battling it out in the Public Radio Bracket Madness finals; who shall be public radio's new king?
This American Life and Radiolab
are facing off in the Public Radio Bracket Madness finals, and they're taking to social media to get out the vote. [
View the story "This American Life vs. Radiolab: 'It's on'" on Storify] This American Life vs. Radiolab: 'It's on' This American Life and Radiolab are facing off in the Public Radio Bracket Madness finals, and they're taking to social media to get out the vote.
89.3 KPCC· Fri, Apr 05 2013 17:35:05
<div>We hoped it wouldn't come to this . . . but it's on, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Radiolab?group_id=0" class="">Radiolab</a>.</div>
So read a Facebook salvo from This American Life. Meanwhile, Radiolab positioned themselves as the underdogs in this fight, with Facebook posts like this one:
We made it to the finals. We're a newer show, on fewer stations, with fewer listeners. But who doesn't love a underdog? Friends, let's do this!
Radiolab has been dragging out This American Life's dirty laundry, like this tweet about host Ira Glass:
If @thisamerlife wins, Ira has promised to grow his hair out again. Save him and vote RL - http://buff.ly/12qNzNCJad Abumrad
Which linked to this photo:
This American Life conceded the point:
You win this time, @JadAbumrad, but we'll be back. How is it possible there are exactly 0 unstylish photos of you on the internet?This American Life
Radiolab also pointed out that Glass himself wrote about how amazing Radiolab is:
Not sure how to vote in the @Radiolab v @ThisAmerLife showdown? http://wny.cc/16BYJBx Just ask Ira Glass: http://wny.cc/12ow9EYRadiolab
Twitter user Ryan Knighton summed up the turmoil in the hearts of many voters:
I feel like my parents are fighting in the kitchen #divorce @ThisAmerLife @RadiolabRyan Knighton
So which side are you on?
S ee who won!