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#102 Long Distance

45:59 | Jul 27th, 2017

This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further ReadingIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint ...Show More

#109 Is Facebook Spying on You?

35:00 | Nov 2nd, 2017

This year we’ve gotten one question more than any other from listeners: is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? This week, Alex investigates.Further ReadingOur guide to keep Facebook from follo...Show More

#104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

31:41 | Sep 7th, 2017

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.

#103 Long Distance, Part II

42:56 | Aug 3rd, 2017

This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance. Further ReadingSnigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan TimesIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you se...Show More

#112 The Prophet

39:34 | Dec 15th, 2017

After Andrea is attacked by a stranger in Mexico City, she just wants to figure out who the guy was. Investigating this question drops her right into the middle of one of Mexico’s biggest conspiracies.

#132 Negative Mount Pleasant

1:01:58 | Dec 6th, 2018

A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment.  A Better Mount PleasantLet's Make A Better Mount PleasantJournalist Larry Tabak's Series on Foxconn in Wisconsin

#128 The Crime Machine, Part II

40:02 | Oct 12th, 2018

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the gro...Show More

#130 The Snapchat Thief

1:10:34 | Nov 8th, 2018

This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates.Michael Bazzell's PodcastThe complete Security and Privacy PodcastSteps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect HimselfHow to...Show More

#120 INVCEL

27:18 | May 10th, 2018

How a shy, queer Canadian woman accidentally invented one of the internet’s most toxic male communities.

#116 Trust the Process

37:43 | Feb 15th, 2018

This week, we meet a dominatrix who dominates computers, instead of just people. Plus, the story of a man who hatches a plot to destroy a beloved NBA team, using the best advantage he has — the fact that he’s their general manager.Further Reading:Mis...Show More

#97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?

35:00 | Aug 9th, 2018

This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.This episode ...Show More

#97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?

27:48 | May 18th, 2017

This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.Follow Daniel...Show More

#127 The Crime Machine, Part I

45:25 | Oct 12th, 2018

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the gro...Show More

#107 The Skip Tracer, Part I

31:54 | Oct 19th, 2017

Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case. 

#56 Zardulu

48:12 | Aug 31st, 2017

The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

#28 Shipped to Timbuktu

35:43 | Jun 22nd, 2017

An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. Plus, a new Yes, Yes, No. This is a rebroadcast of a story.Our theme song and scoring is from Breakmaster Cylinder. Ad music is by Build Buildings.Adam We...Show More

#44 Shine On You Crazy Goldman

37:08 | Nov 3rd, 2015

A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate.You can find Tripsit here: http://tripsit.me.The floating orb lives here: http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

#134 The Year of the Wallop

43:37 | Jan 17th

New Year! Alex Goldman’s audacious plan to get punched in the face, plus special guest Jason  Mantzoukas returns for a very Azkaban Yes Yes No.Tweet from the episode

#133 Reply All's 2018 Year End Extravaganza

1:20:54 | Dec 20th, 2018

In our final episode of the year, we revisit some stories, talk to old friends, and hear from the most remote places on the planet.For a list of all the episodes we referenced, check out our website reply.soy.

#131 Surefire Investigations

44:55 | Nov 15th, 2018

This week, the return of YYN: from a deranged mascot to the top of the FBI

#102 Long Distance Parts 1 & 2

1:31:59 | Aug 30th, 2018

A telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.   This episode originally aired in July of 2017. 

#121 Pain Funnel

38:15 | May 18th, 2018

An ambitious plan to help people goes off the rails, and a man from Florida tries to fix things the only way he knows how: with prank phone calls.Further reading:Cat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part ICat Ferguson's reportin...Show More

#119 No More Safe Harbor

30:42 | Apr 20th, 2018

Last month, the government shut down backpage.com, a site where people advertised sex with children. We talk to a group of people who say that was a huge mistake.Trigger warning: sexual assault.

#115 The Bitcoin Hunter

32:13 | Jan 25th, 2018

Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago?Further ReadingPlanet Money's bitcoin storyStories by Jia Tolentino

#111 Return of the Russian Passenger

59:35 | Dec 7th, 2017

After a secret breaks in the news, Reply All re-examines how Alex Blumberg's Uber account was hacked.This episode is a follow up to #91 The Russian Passenger and #93 Beware All.Further reading:The Best Password Managers

#108 The Skip Tracer, Part II

32:20 | Oct 19th, 2017

Continued: Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.

#44 Shine On You Crazy Goldman

37:49 | Aug 24th, 2017

A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with ne...Show More

#99 Black Hole, New Jersey

34:21 | Jun 15th, 2017

A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items - watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout.

#16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

28:26 | May 25th, 2017

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject – a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on Yo...Show More

#1 A Stranger Says I Love You

20:34 | Nov 24th, 2014

What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him. 

#104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

38:45 | Aug 23rd, 2018

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support. This episo...Show More

#125 All My Pets

47:02 | Jul 26th, 2018

Taylor Nicole Dean was a self-described shut-in, a teenager who lived in her parent's home, surrounded by exotic pets. And then she started making videos on YouTube.Taylor's Youtube ChannelVote for your favorite reply all episodes - we'll run the win...Show More

#124 The Magic Store

38:04 | Jul 13th, 2018

Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates.Further Reading:Elizabeth Dwoskin on AmazonBuzzfeed's Nicole Nguyen on Amazon Fake Reviewers

#123 An Ad for the Worst Day of Your Life

37:46 | Jun 21st, 2018

Matt’s wife died a decade ago. Now, everywhere he goes on the internet, he can’t escape advertisements for clickbait sites with her picture on it. This week, Super Tech Support tries to help out.Matt's non-profit, the Liz Logelin Foundation

#122 The QAnon Code ⚡️⚡️

1:05:58 | Jun 7th, 2018

This week, to celebrate Alex Goldman’s return from paternity leave, a Yes Yes No extravaganza. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through the internet’s most encompassing conspiracy theory to date, and then Gene Demby joins us to help unpack a very diff...Show More

#117 The World's Most Expensive Free Watch

31:59 | Mar 1st, 2018

This week, the story of a man who made the extremely dubious decision to order a watch that he found in an Instagram ad. We explore the strange world that watch came from.Further ReadingJenny ODell's "There's No Such Thing As A Free Watch"Alexis Madr...Show More

#114 Apocalypse Soon

44:01 | Jan 18th, 2018

This week: Yes Yes No returns and takes us to the brink of apocalypse.Further Readingreplyall.fyiThe yes yes nos tumblr The tweet in questionTide Pod Pizza Tweet Uganda Knuckles in VR Chat Who Killed Captain Alex trailer Logan Paul "Why 2017 was the ...Show More

#110 The Antifa Supersoldier Spectacular

38:59 | Nov 16th, 2017

The return of YYN: The horrifying specter of November 4th and a very disturbing ice cream recipe.Further ReadingRich Kyanka's TweetRefuse Fascism announces the November 4 protestsAn article by Krang T. Nelson about getting banned from twitter for his...Show More

#36 Today’s the Day

45:00 | Aug 10th, 2017

On this week’s episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

#101 Minka

39:36 | Jul 13th, 2017

A man takes on an impossible job: fixing the place you go before you die.Further InfoBill Thomas's websiteBill Thomas on TwitterTammy Marshall at The New Jewish Home

#93 Beware All

35:11 | Apr 6th, 2017

This week, we discover who was actually behind the hack of Alex Blumberg's Uber account. This episode picks up where Episode 91, The Russian Passenger, left off.Further InfoCome see Alex and PJ at The Bell House with Linda Holmes!Wirecutter on passwo...Show More

#91 The Russian Passenger

34:43 | Mar 16th, 2017

Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger's phone buzzes.Email us at replyall@gimletmedia.com and use the subject "theory" if you think you can provide us additional information.Further readinghaveibeenpwned.c...Show More

#88 Second Language

27:55 | Feb 9th, 2017

A new Yes Yes No, plus Sruthi meets her first fully-functional cyborg.Further ReadingNorm Kelly's TwitterEric Valor's WebsiteEric's non-profit Sciopen Research Group

#86 Man of the People

40:34 | Jan 19th, 2017

This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands.Pope Brock's book, CharlatanPenny Lane's documentary, Nuts!

#83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

47:02 | Dec 8th, 2016

A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul.Further ReadingBryan Menegus' great article, "Reddit is Tearing Itself Apart."An interview with Edgar Welch, the Pizzagate gunman.The Donald SubredditIf you have a que...Show More

#79 Boy in Photo

44:20 | Oct 13th, 2016

To reach a port, we must set sail.

#64 On the Inside

25:57 | May 12th, 2016

For years, Paul Modrowski has been writing a blog from inside a maximum security prison. Only thing is, he was arrested when he was 18 and has never seen the internet. Sruthi Pinnamaneni reaches out to him with one small question that alters the cour...Show More

#53 In The Desert

31:44 | Feb 4th, 2016

Strangers keep coming to Mike and Christina’s house looking for their stolen cell phones. Nobody knows why. We travel to Atlanta to find out what’s going on, in our thorniest Super Tech Support yet.Be sure to check out Kashmir Hill's story on Fusion....Show More

#23 Exit & Return, Part I

27:59 | May 5th, 2015

Shulem Deen was a 22-year old and ultra-religious, a Hasidic Jewish person, when he bought a computer and signed up for America Online in 1996. Until then he'd never had a real conversation with someone outside his community. Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells...Show More

#19 Underdog

22:45 | Apr 4th, 2015

Marnie the Dog is one of the most famous dogs on Instagram. Two years ago, she was near death at an animal shelter in Connecticut, now she has 1.2 million followers and hangs out with human celebrities.This week, we investigate the formula for intern...Show More

#16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

28:47 | Mar 15th, 2015

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject - a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on Yo...Show More

#10 The French Connection

19:05 | Jan 18th, 2015

In the early 80's, way before the world wide web existed, the French government shipped a $200 terminal to every home with a phone line, and created a service that for decades ran alongside the internet. It was called The Minitel. Producer Carla Gree...Show More

Introducing Without Fail

54:34 | Nov 29th, 2018

Today we talk to Alex Blumberg about his new podcast "Without Fail" and then, he shares with us his interview with movie producer Nina Jacobson. In it, Nina talks through her biggest failures and most surprising successes.

#129 Autumn

43:58 | Oct 25th, 2018

A 13-year-old girl builds a tiny world that she has complete, perfect control over. And then one day, that world forces her to make an impossible decision.Episodes of The Nod you should check out:Cowboy of the West VillagePeak RealityThe Paradise Gar...Show More

#126 Alex Jones Dramageddon

52:44 | Sep 13th, 2018

We're back this week with a Yes Yes No. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through Alex Jones's visit to the Senate. And producer Anna Foley helps us unpack the scandal that's engulfed Beauty YouTube.Alex Jones tweetBeautube tweet

#83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

53:59 | Aug 16th, 2018

A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul. This episode originally aired in December of 2016. 

Announcement: Reply All Call-In!

1:21 | Jun 25th, 2018

A couple months ago, Buzzfeed writer Katie Notopoulos tweeted the following question: What was “the incident” in your high school? The story so notorious that everyone still talks about it to this day?The tweet produced a thread that was so hilarious...Show More

Introducing The Habitat

30:08 | Apr 26th, 2018

Today we bring you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show “The Habitat.”  The true story of six volunteers picked to live on a fake planet.

#118 A Pirate In Search of a Judge

33:53 | Mar 15th, 2018

One day, Cayden received an email from their internet provider that said "stop pirating TV shows or we'll cut off your internet!" Cayden had no idea what they were talking about. So Alex decided to investigate.Further Reading Vulture's recap of "Old ...Show More

#42 Blindspot [Rebroadcast]

39:32 | Feb 8th, 2018

Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes. This is a rebroadcast of a story, which was first released in October 2015. Further ReadingLisa Sanders' book, Every Patient Tells a Story.Lisa Sanders' column, D...Show More

#113 Reply All's Year End Extravaganza

56:33 | Dec 21st, 2017

Our finale for the year! We solve some unsolved mysteries, call up some of our favorite people, and answer questions about stories listeners are still wondering about. Plus many weird surprises. 

Presenting: Heavyweight

40:43 | Nov 30th, 2017

Today we bring you an episode from one of our favorite shows, Heavyweight.

#106 Is That You, KD?

30:03 | Sep 28th, 2017

This week, we help Alex Blumberg understand why a Google engineer ended up complimenting the KKK, and then Yes Yes No turns bizarro.Further ReadingJames Damore's unedited memo Links to all of the tweets or stories mentioned in Yes Yes No can be found...Show More

#105 At World's End

31:22 | Sep 21st, 2017

Phia helps a listener track down a mythical, vanished video game. 

#50 The Cathedral

35:19 | Aug 17th, 2017

Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment. And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game. (This month we’re rebroad...Show More

Introducing Mogul

35:06 | Jul 5th, 2017

Today we bring you episode one of Gimlet’s new show, “Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty.” It’s the story of the birth of hip-hop and a hip-hop legend, but it’s also about the darker side of the industry. It’s the story of how a kid from the B...Show More

#100 Friends and Blasphemers

21:45 | Jun 29th, 2017

An online diary used by American teenagers confronts a strange and terrifying enemy.

#98 Fog of Covfefe

30:55 | Jun 8th, 2017

The last person on earth who has not heard about covfefe walks into a studio, and a strange journey begins.

#96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman

25:46 | May 4th, 2017

Alex agreed to let PJ hack his phone, giving him 24/7 uninterrupted surveillance over his life. This week, everything you can learn about someone who completely surrenders their privacy.

#95 The Silence in the Sky

35:56 | Apr 27th, 2017

A group of elite scientists prepare for the last conversation humans might ever have. Plus, we meet a corporate attorney who mediates family Thanksgivings.

# 94 Obfuscation

33:28 | Apr 12th, 2017

This week, we debut a new segment designed to help you calibrate your anger in a changing world. Plus, how to cloak yourself from all the people who are now allowed to see your internet browsing history.

#92 Favor Atender: The Return

33:05 | Mar 23rd, 2017

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it l...Show More

#90 Matt Lieber Goes to Dinner

26:14 | Mar 2nd, 2017

This week, one man has been warning the world about an impending disaster for years, but no one will listen. Also, Alex makes a dumb decision.Further ReadingW3C's proposed standard W3C Director, Tim Berners-Lee, posts "On EME in HTML5"Mozilla's blog ...Show More

#89 Worldstar

23:44 | Feb 23rd, 2017

The unlikely rise of Lee O'Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case.Further ListeningQ's interview on Shots FiredQ's interview on The Champs

#87 Storming the Castle

32:25 | Feb 2nd, 2017

This week: Alex meets his hero, the thorn in the side of Dick Dale, GG Allin, and Alex Trebek.Further ReadingLongmont Potion Castle's websiteThe Twice Removed podcastNazanin Rafsanjani's Twitter

#85 The Reversal

28:47 | Jan 12th, 2017

For years, Dr. Richard Bedlack has hunted for a cure for ALS, a fatal degenerative disease.  And then one day he builds a website called ALS Untangled. That's when strange things start to happen. Reported by Peter Andrey Smith and Reply All producer ...Show More

#84 Past, Present, Future 2

57:45 | Dec 22nd, 2016

This week, updates on some of the stories we’ve done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, some breakbeats, a motorcycle ride, and we take a glimpse into the future.Check out the amazing 2016 Reply All poster by Matt Lubchansky!The Episodes...Show More

#47 Quit Already (REBROADCAST)

31:13 | Dec 15th, 2016

Everybody has that one Facebook friend who just won’t stop posting their political opinions. This week, we talk to one of those Facebook friends, someone whose opinions got her into an enormous mess.

Introducing Crimetown

35:17 | Nov 24th, 2016

On today's episode of Reply All we are bringing you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show Crimetown. Crimetown is by the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. This season is about organized crime and corruption in Providence, Rhode Island.

#82 Hello?

1:43:37 | Nov 17th, 2016

Alex and PJ take calls from anyone, about anything, for 48 hours straight.Thank YousAdam Quinn (for setting up our phone system)Peter Nelson (for his excellent horn playing)The Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder (for going above and beyond this week)Mat...Show More

#81 In the Tall Grass

27:50 | Nov 4th, 2016

One man tries to unite America. One Frog threatens to tear it apart.

#80 Flash!

36:55 | Oct 27th, 2016

This week: a bitter Yes Yes No rivalry, and the return of 10 Minutes on Craigslist. Someone has gone missing.Further ReadingThe original tweet.Loss.

#29 The Takeover (REBROADCAST)

21:12 | Oct 20th, 2016

Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible - a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.The FactsKaren Duffin is a producer at This American Life. You can find m...Show More

#78 Very Quickly to the Drill

41:10 | Sep 29th, 2016

Alex and PJ chase down the strangest tips from our Weird Ads hotline, and at the bottom of the rabbit hole they find the Mother of All AdWords Scams.Futher ReadingDavid Segal's story on locksmiths The Ringfinders websiteForm to give feedback on speci...Show More

#77 The Grand Tapestry Of Pepe

31:32 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.Further ReadingHillary on PepeMatt Furie (Pepe's creator) on PepeSmugmug's statement on PicturelifeOur Sponsors99designs – Visit 99designs.com...Show More

#76 Lost in a Cab

35:07 | Sep 8th, 2016

Liz lost her camera in a cab, so she went to the New York City Taxi website to submit it to their lost and found database. At least, that's what she thought she did. Alex investigates and finds a big business behind the success of a suspicious little...Show More

#75 Boy Wonder

32:40 | Sep 1st, 2016

Barry develops a small but very inconvenient health problem, which becomes so persistent and pernicious that it feels as if someone put a curse on him. Sruthi Pinnamaneni goes deep on a decades-long medical mystery.Lisa Sanders’ book, Every Patient T...Show More

#74 Making Friends

38:35 | Aug 25th, 2016

This week, a story about people who start hearing voices in their heads. But, instead of trying to get rid of the voices, they try to make more. Reporter Laura Klivans has the story.Our SponsorsMailchimp – Send better emails. Also visit Mailchimp’s n...Show More

#73 Sandbox

27:15 | Aug 11th, 2016

One twin decides to plug her internal organs directly into the internet so the other twin can monitor her. Plus, PJ and Alex talk to a listener whose heart was broken by last week's episode.

#72 Dead is Paul

29:16 | Aug 4th, 2016

This week, a Yes Yes No about gorillas, conspiracy theories, and glitter.Further ReadingSee the original tweets on our Yes Yes No tumblr.Marina Joyce's YouTubeArticle on Marina JoycePolice tweeting about Marina Joyce

#71 The Picture Taker

45:38 | Jul 28th, 2016

Rachel was a faithful user of a photo storage website called Picturelife, until one day all of her photos disappeared. As she investigated, she realized that every Picturelife user was having the same problem. Alex tries to find out if there's any ho...Show More

#70 Stolen Valor

25:53 | Jul 14th, 2016

PJ dives into the world of military impostors and the vigilantes who hunt them. Plus, a dispatch from Dallas.

#69 Disappeared

31:38 | Jul 7th, 2016

This week a man decides to sabotage the entire internet. Plus, PJ discovers the secret code he’s accidentally been speaking, and learns about the people who created it.

#68 Vampire Rules

29:03 | Jun 16th, 2016

It’s an old story. Two people date, they break up, they both go on Tinder. And on Tinder, one of them stumbles across an incredibly creepy photo, taken inside the apartment they used to share.

#67 On the Inside, Part IV

40:48 | Jun 9th, 2016

Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit, and he says he’s been misunderstood because of his autism.  This week, we bring you the conclusion of our story. Sruthi meets Paul in prison and explains what she thinks really happ...Show More

#66 On the Inside, Part III

45:21 | May 27th, 2016

Blogger Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit. This week, producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni looks at his trial, and speaks to the one person who witnessed the murder.On the Inside, Part IOn the Inside, Part II

#65 On the Inside, Part II

34:57 | May 19th, 2016

Blogger Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims that he didn't commit. This week, producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni looks at Paul's life before his conviction, and the crime that landed him behind bars.On the Inside, Part I

#63 1000 Brimes

19:13 | Apr 27th, 2016

Email Debt Forgiveness Day is April 30th. It’s the day when people around the world will send the emails they’ve been putting off, without guilt and without consequence (hopefully). To observe the holiday, we talk to three people with plans to send d...Show More

#62 Decoders

31:20 | Apr 21st, 2016

Reporter Rukmini Callimachi is always looking for new ways to eavesdrop on ISIS operatives online. Recently, she got a new look into how ISIS members might be using the internet to coordinate their attacks. Plus, a new Yes, Yes, No. 

#61 Baby King

33:12 | Apr 14th, 2016

This week, Alex stumbles upon the weirdest gifs ever made, and goes hunting for their creators. Also, a new Yes Yes No.Check out our website, http://replyall.diamonds for links to some of the gifs discussed in this episode, or to hear the alternate '...Show More

#60 A Simple Question

37:31 | Mar 31st, 2016

This week, PJ helps a listener named Matt ask a very large company a very simple question. Are you telling me the truth? Also! PJ & Alex are on Sampler this week. You can listen here. 

#59 Good Job, Alex

28:37 | Mar 24th, 2016

This week, Alex tries to solve a problem and PJ insults him. Also the return of Email Debt Forgiveness Day.If you’re thinking about sending an email, or if you receive an email for Email Debt Forgiveness day, tell us about it by emailing replyall@gim...Show More

#58 Earth Pony

39:24 | Mar 17th, 2016

This week we learn the truth behind Carl Diggler, the internet's most successful election forecaster. And a special Yes Yes No featuring comedian/actor/podcaster Jason Mantzoukas.Further ListeningJason Mantzoukas' How Did This Get Made PodcastFurther...Show More

#57 Milk Wanted

35:00 | Mar 10th, 2016

There are parents in the US desperate for breast milk and others who have too much milk and end up pouring it down the sink. Reply All Producer Phia Bennin wades into the world of breast milk markets, and discovers a breast milk paradise, shady breas...Show More

#56 Zardulu

47:52 | Feb 25th, 2016

The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No.Zardulu's Twitter and Facebook accounts.Eric Yearwood's website.Matt Little's website.The Half Press tweet discussed on this week's Yes Yes No.

#55 The Line

31:50 | Feb 18th, 2016

This week we have a story about a big group of people with the same questions. Difficult, complicated, heartbreaking ones. These people all have one thing in common — they’re Mormons. Reporter Karen Duffin tells their story.

#54 Apologies to Dr. Rosalind Franklin

9:41 | Feb 11th, 2016

This week, we fix an embarrassing oversight.

PSA: Hidden Trove

4:20 | Jan 27th, 2016

Hi. We're off this week, but we have a little secret: We actually used to have another podcast about the internet for 38 episodes, called TLDR. So If you've already listened to all of Reply All, why not give TLDR a try? You can subscribe on iTunes or...Show More

#52 Raising The Bar

32:52 | Jan 21st, 2016

Leslie Miley went from being a college dropout to Twitter's only black engineer in a leadership position. So why did he quit? Also a brand new Yes Yes No.

#51 Perfect Crime

27:04 | Jan 14th, 2016

Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and ignores her critics.Further ReadingPerfect CrimeSamplerSinger/songwriter Matt Farley can be found on his website or on Spotify.Our theme song is by the Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder....Show More

#50 The Cathedral

38:39 | Jan 7th, 2016

Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment.And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game.

#49 Past, Present, Future

43:55 | Dec 16th, 2015

This week, updates on some of the stories we've done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, and the most beautiful song ever written about ping pong balls and a clarinet.

#48 I Love You, I Loathe You

34:49 | Dec 7th, 2015

On this week's episode, a new Yes Yes No, and we revisit our "Undo, Undo, Undo" segment to find out listeners most cringeworthy accidental messages.

#47 Quit Already!

31:02 | Nov 30th, 2015

Everybody has that one Facebook friend who just won't stop posting their political opinions. This week, we talk to one of those Facebook friends, someone whose opinions got her into an enormous mess.(ALSO, be sure to check out the Radio Ambulante sto...Show More

#46 Yik Yak Returns

31:53 | Nov 15th, 2015

Yik Yak is an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. In the first part of this week's show, we revisit a story we did in January,  about how the app brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism at...Show More

#45 The Rainbow Pug

34:36 | Nov 10th, 2015

This week, Jade Davis loses her dog on the internet, and we go looking for it.After you listen to the episode, here is a place to visit: http://rainbowpugs.limo 

#43 The Law That Sticks

23:29 | Oct 26th, 2015

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is a law. It's been on the books for almost 30 years. And it makes totally mundane online behavior illegal.

#3 We Know What You Did (REBROADCAST)

17:53 | Oct 21st, 2015

Twenty years ago, Ethan Zuckerman did something terrible on the internet. And he’s still living with the consequences.

#42 Blind Spot

32:39 | Oct 12th, 2015

Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes.

#41 What It Looks Like

26:50 | Oct 5th, 2015

Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that’s practically invisible. Her story plus a new Yes Yes No.Read Jamie Keiles' article about Instagram here: https://medium.com/message/depressiongrams-7f22011d6113Follow Jamie on Instagr...Show More

#40 The Flower Child

29:31 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Ripoff Report is one of the original complaint websites. It’s basically the work of one person, a man whom the internet describes as a kind of mythical villain, a Keyser Söze who wields power from behind his janky website. Reply All producer Sruthi P...Show More

#39 Reply All Exploder

30:44 | Sep 16th, 2015

This week, one of our favorite podcasts, Song Exploder, takes over Reply All. Host Hrishikesh Hirway interviews the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder about coming up with our theme song. Then, we air one of our very favorite episodes of Song Exploder, ...Show More

#38 Undo, Undo, Undo

23:23 | Sep 7th, 2015

On this week's episode of Reply All, we do a Yes Yes No with Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR's Invisibilia, and we discuss the one message you've sent across the internet you wish you could take back.Email us a voice memo about the things you wis...Show More

#37 Taking Power

27:59 | Sep 1st, 2015

Chris complained about his cable company on Twitter. He was surprised to get a phone call demanding he delete the tweets or else be banned from the service. PJ looks into the story, and things get much stranger. Plus, a new Yes Yes No.Duck Army (http...Show More

#36 Today's The Day

29:57 | Aug 25th, 2015

On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.

#35 One Strike

27:58 | Aug 10th, 2015

This week, 10 Minutes On Craigslist is back! Preston has posted the same ad to Craigslist over 300 times. He speaks to Sylvie Douglis about why he keeps posting.And in the second half of the show: Barry Crimmins is an influential comedian, and a surv...Show More

#34 DMV Nation

20:14 | Aug 4th, 2015

Even though technology evolves at a rapid clip, US government agencies seem trapped about a decade in the past. PJ talks to technologist Clay Johnson about why the government is so unable to adapt, and what it would look like if it could keep pace wi...Show More

#6 This Proves Everything + The Best Hold Music in the World

22:29 | Jul 29th, 2015

Keith Calder is known in some circles for his work as an independent film producer. In other, much bigger circles, Keith’s known for having the same last name as Eleanor Calder. She’s a model who dates One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. Hundreds of tho...Show More

#33 @ISIS

28:19 | Jul 20th, 2015

Rukmini Callimachi covers Islamic terrorism for the NY Times, and she seems to have access that other reporters just don't have. Part of the way she gets that access is by communicating with Islamic extremists online. She talks to PJ about how she co...Show More

#32 The Evilest Technology On Earth :-)

21:31 | Jul 13th, 2015

On July 5th, a hacker leaked hundreds of gigabytes of information stolen from a company that sells surveillance software to some of the most oppressive regimes in the world. We look into what journalists have found so far.Also, a new Yes Yes No!Don't...Show More

#31 BONUS: The Reddit Implosion Explainer

14:22 | Jul 9th, 2015

We meant to take a week off, but we just couldn't help ourselves. Our entire episode this week is a Yes Yes No about the recent (and massive) dustup on Reddit.Note: This episode has been updated to include a correction

#30 The Man In The FBI Hat

28:14 | Jun 29th, 2015

When successful internet entrepreneur Robert Hoquim died, the people who knew him found out they actually didn't know him at all.For more about John Aleshe, go here:http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/library/CONTROVERSY/PERSONALITIES/ALESHE/For tickets to...Show More

#29 The Takeover

21:12 | Jun 23rd, 2015

Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible - a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.This week's episode was reported by Karen Duffin (www.karenbduffin.com). ...Show More

#28 Shipped to Timbuktu

30:23 | Jun 15th, 2015

An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. Leopold's website: http://www.weihsien-paintings.orgCast Party Tickets: http://castparty.orgSponsors: Mailchimp http://www.mailchimp.comStamps.com http://...Show More

#27 The Fever

22:41 | Jun 2nd, 2015

This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story about dating online that is unlike any we've ever heard before.Sponsors:Xero (http://www.xero.com/podcasts)Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com)Stamps.com (http://www.stamps.com, offer code "reply")

MYSTERY SHOW Preview

47:20 | Jun 1st, 2015

**This is not an episode of Reply All** This is a preview of Gimlet Media's latest podcast - Mystery Show, hosted by Starlee Kine. Reply All will have a new episode out on Wednesday! If you like this show, you can subscribe on iTunes at http://itun...Show More

#26 Craigslist, Horsley's List

26:55 | May 24th, 2015

Craigslist is the internet’s classifieds section, but it’s also one of its more shadowy corners, where the ads are anonymous and ephemeral. So we found ourselves wondering - what would we find if we replied to a couple? This week, we track down the p...Show More

#25 Favor Atender

22:53 | May 18th, 2015

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it's a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador's Rafael Correa. But what's it l...Show More

#24 Exit & Return, Part II

21:36 | May 12th, 2015

This week, we conclude Shulem Deen’s story.  In part I, we heard how the internet led him on a path where he was exiled from his community and separated from his family. In part II, Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the story of how the Hasidic community has ...Show More

#22 BONUS: The Man Who Refused To Email

14:24 | May 4th, 2015

A special bonus Email Debt Forgiveness Day themed episide! First, PJ talks to Buzzfeed San Francisco Bureau chief Mat Honan about his decision to abandon personal email entirely, and his agonizing fear that it makes him seem like a douche.Then we lis...Show More

#5.5 Jennicam Revisited

20:42 | Apr 27th, 2015

In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley started the Jennicam, a 24-hour online chronicle of her life. Seven years later, she disappeared entirely from the internet. But why?Also, PJ and Alex discuss how even in the past five months, the landscape of "l...Show More

#21 Hack The Police

24:58 | Apr 20th, 2015

When Higinio Ochoa got out of prison for hacking in September of 2014, one of the terms of his parole was that he is not allowed to use any internet connected device. We went to his home in Austin to find out how he got caught and what it's like - in...Show More

#20 I Want To Break Free

25:39 | Apr 13th, 2015

Yes Yes No returns, and the story of two people who created a company designed to ghostwrite people’s emotionally difficult emails.Don’t forget to participate in Email Debt Forgiveness Day! Leave us a voicemail at (917) 475-6668 about your most anxie...Show More

#18 Silence And Respect

25:28 | Mar 29th, 2015

In 2012, a woman named Lindsey Stone posted a picture she took as a joke to her Facebook page. A month later, she was under attack from all corners of the internet, out of a job, hounded by the press. The internet had targeted her for a public shamin...Show More

#17 The Time Traveler And The Hitman

22:35 | Mar 22nd, 2015

In 1997, John Silveira wrote a joke classified ad in a tiny publication called Backwoods Home Magazine asking if anyone wanted to travel back in time with him. A lot of people took him seriously. What do you do when everyone wants you to fix the wors...Show More

#15 I've Killed People And I Have Hostages

17:14 | Feb 28th, 2015

Blair Myhand is a police officer in the sleepy, 42,000 person town of Apex, NC. One night, he received an unusually disturbing phone call where a person claimed to be holding a woman hostage after murdering several people. Myhand assembled his team, ...Show More

#14 The Art of Making and Fixing Mistakes

23:21 | Feb 21st, 2015

A social media mistake for the record books, and a quiet saint of Wikipedia. 

#13 Love is Lies

21:10 | Feb 15th, 2015

A woman starts dating again at 60 after her marriage falls apart. We follow her into a world of millionaire import/export moguls and fifteen-year old internet scammers.

#1 - An App Sends A Stranger To Say I Love You (Updated)

17:49 | Feb 8th, 2015

What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him. (Updated with a new interview!)

#12 Back End Trouble

22:08 | Feb 1st, 2015

The entire internet decides to look at one famous butt at the same time. One man has to ensure that the website hosting Kardashian butt pictures doesn't crash. The sheer terror and joy of solving that problem. (Plus, a new Yes/Yes/No.) 

#11 Did Errol Morris' Brother Invent Email?

14:17 | Jan 24th, 2015

There was a lot that Errol Morris never knew about his brilliant, distant older brother Noel. Decades after Noel's death, Errol read an internet comment that said his brother had invented email. So he launched an investigation to find out if it was t...Show More

#9 The Writing On The Wall

19:19 | Jan 10th, 2015

Yik Yak is a an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. At Colgate University in upstate New York, the anonymity brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism that shook the school.

#8 Anxiety Box

13:50 | Jan 8th, 2015

Sometimes, on his way to work, a feeling of pressure begins thumping in Paul Ford’s chest. His breaths shorten. They speed up. And sometimes, in those moments of extreme anxiety, Paul’s phone talks to him. It tells him everything that’s wrong with hi...Show More

#7 This Website Is For Sale

17:13 | Dec 29th, 2014

This week we enter the mysterious, Byzantine underworld of domain sales, where people make money speculating on the website naming market. A few years ago, the owners of the popular journalism website longform.org blundered into this world when they ...Show More

#6 This Proves Everything

17:38 | Dec 21st, 2014

Depending on who you ask, Keith Calder is either a 35-year old film producer, or one of the players in a vast international conspiracy designed to conceal the greatest love story never told.

#5 Jennicam

17:45 | Dec 15th, 2014

In 1996 Jennifer Ringley started Jennicam.org, where she recorded and broadcast her entire life, 24/7. It made her famous. And then, one day, she disappeared from the internet entirely. What'd she figure out about the perils of living publicly before...Show More

#4 Follow The Money

18:24 | Dec 8th, 2014

Writer Chiara Atik has a hobby -- spying on the financial transactions of friends and strangers. She thinks that Venmo, more than any other social media site, is the place you can find actual, accidental truth online. This week we investigate that cl...Show More

#3 We Know What You Did

16:09 | Dec 3rd, 2014

Twenty years ago, Ethan Zuckerman did something terrible on the internet. And he's still living with the consequences.

#2 The Secret, Gruesome Internet For Doctors

20:41 | Nov 24th, 2014

An app called Figure One wants to be Instagram, but for doctors. Why would doctors need their own Instagram? We spy on the secret & disgusting medical internet, plus we speak to one of its residents. 

Reply All Mic Test

0:16 | Nov 6th, 2014

A podcast about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From Gimlet Media. Coming soon.