Here at KPCC, we're public radio fans too. So we could feel included in the March Madness too, we
built a public radio bracket pitting our favorite shows against one another.
Little did we know it would lead to all-out Twitter
Here is but a sampling of the public radio trash talk our friendly competition has inspired.
View the story "March Madness: Brackets make public radio shows get cutthroat" on Storify] March Madness: Brackets make public radio shows get cutthroat
Here at KPCC, we're public radio fans too. So we could feel included in the March Madness too, we built a little public radio bracket pitting our favorite shows against one another.Little did we know it would lead to all-out Twitter war.
89.3 KPCC· Mon, Mar 18 2013 18:02:41
ATTENTION: @NPRFRESHAIR: WE WILL CRUSH YOU. NEVER CROSS @BULLSEYE! Vote now, legions! Destroy them! http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/18/36391/poll-march-madness-32-public-radio-shows-which-is/ @MikeRoeJesse Thorn
@Rezznul @JesseThorn @Bullseye @MikeRoe It. Is. On.NPR's Fresh Air
Whose side are you on? DAVID or GOLIATH? If you said "Goliath" then definitely vote for @NPRFreshAir! http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/18/36391/poll-march-madness-32-public-radio-shows-which-is/Jesse Thorn
Without your help, we will never defeat the evil empire of @NPRFreshAir in this meaningless contest! VOTE NOW! http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/18/36391/poll-march-madness-32-public-radio-shows-which-is/Bullseye
I think our new strategy is to lull @NPRFreshAir to sleep, then stab them where they lay. We may not be able to win a fair fight.Jesse Thorn
Hey, @nprfreshair fans, did u hear what @SplendidTable said about you? It's enough to make you go vote for Off-Ramp! http://www.scpr.org/blogs/offramp/2013/03/18/12968/help-off-ramp-during-march-madness-or-trash-talkin/Off-Ramp
More March Madness trashtalk. @SplendidTable uses CANNED veal stock. Hard to believe. http://bit.ly/11a9tYyOff-Ramp
And Lynne preferred the Julie half of "Julie & Julia." So sad. http://bit.ly/11a9tYy@SplendidTable, so sad.Off-Ramp
So @KPCC, there'll be some sort of trophy if #CAreport wins this, right? Or do we just get 'Downton Abbey' on DVD? http://ow.ly/jbC5nKQED News
> @KPCC, I figured out what we want if #CAreport wins this: Carl Kasell's voice on our answering machine. http://ow.ly/jbEev @waitwaitKQED News
Do you want @SnapJudgmentOrg to stop shipping American jobs overseas? Send them a message and VOTE DPD: http://bit.ly/11a9tYyDinnerPartyDownload
Snap versus @dinnerpartydnld !! http://bit.ly/11a9tYy Snap fans unite, vote now -- give the Dinner Party the SPANKING they crave!Snap Judgment Radio
Mostly I <3 @SnapJudgmentOrg, but @KPCC has pitted @dinnerpartydnld against them in a bracket so VOTE & DESTROY THEM http://bit.ly/11a9tYyRico Gagliano
@ricogagliano Snap shall feast on the bones of our vanquished!Snap Judgment Radio
OH H 2 THE NO: @MikeRoe matches #CAReport against @AirTalk on his Public Radio March Madness bracket. THROW DOWN! http://buff.ly/15jySvGRachael Myrow
.@KPCC has March Madness bracket of pub rad shows. It's us vs. @npratc, and we're getting shellacked. Vote for OTM! http://bit.ly/11ar2b8On The Media
Help us out in @KPCC March Madness! We're up against @ThisAmerLife and trying to put up a good game...http://bit.ly/11ar2b8Latino USA on NPR
Southern Cal. Public Radio has a March Madness tournament of public radio shows. We believe art is art but VOTE #WITS http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/18/36391/poll-march-madness-32-public-radio-shows-which-is/John Moe
Vote for your favorite public radio programs in our March Madness bracket! http://kp.cc/11a9tYxTake Two
It's March Madness -- public radio style! You know who to vote for.... http://mktplc.org/16EPTnE via @KPCC #pubradioMarketplace
Our friends at the Dinner Party Download
put together their own Storify with even more smack talk between their show and Snap Judgment. KPCC's John Rabe even wrote this rallying cry for his fans to support Off-Ramp.
As an FYI for how our bracket was set up: We went with KPCC's entire slate of programming, plus bonus contestants drawn from Twitter suggestions, other locally produced shows and one that includes numerous Southern California performers (what's up, Wits?).
We originally wrote a 64-show version that spanned an even greater public radio expanse, but didn't know how many of you would get so passionate about these choices — perhaps something to try next year?
There's still time to vote in the first round; click here to vote in Round One's polls.
Comment below with your own public radio trash talk, along with any other comments on KPCC's public radio brackets.