- What Could Have Been: Midway through 2016, PBS Idea Channel started a book club through r/pbsideachannel. The intent was to read books and have Comment Response-style discussions on what the book made the club members think. Sadly, the book club only ever read two books and released one video before the channel ended.
- Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: "Does Twitch Plays Pokemon Give You Hope for Humanity?", given the reference material, is the first deliberate example this show has done.Mike: As you've probably noticed, we usually like to wait a little bit before saying anything, but the depth and volume of the conversations surrounding Twitch Plays Pokémon has been monumental. People are talking about how it's meaningful and interesting and important, and so that is what we going to talk about: the way that people are talking about TPP.
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