Upvoted by Reddit

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 about the stories that hit our frontpages and left a lasting impression. Hopefully, we’ll gain further insight into ourselves as well as the communities we love that make reddit so special.




033: A Tale of Two Fighters

/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 Nguyen we discuss growing up in South Dakota, how he got into fighting, dropped out of college to pursue a career in MMA, trained in Thailand, met his wife, his infamous fight with Julz Jackal, and what lies ahead.
Alexis also reads “Salt and Blackberries” by /u/asphodelus. This piece was second place in last month's Upvoted Writing Contest in /r/writingprompts.   This episode is sponsored by Ziprecruiter and Igloo.   Relevant Links:

  • Color with Reddit
  • /r/Aspegers
  • The Viral Video of Ben’s weigh in and fight against Julz Jackal
  • Ben’s AMA
  • Prismata Subreddit
  • Salt and Blackberries by /u/asphodelus
  • Bonus Upvoted Episode with Allan Jones of Ziprecruiter


 27 August 2015  31m