#102 Long Distance
50:44 | Jul 27th, 2017
This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further Reading If you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an uns...Show More
dhomann recommended:Aug 1st, 2017
Great episode. One of the hosts goes down the rabbit hole of finding out everything he can about the people behind a phone scam and it's awesome and funny.
lookitsowen recommended:Aug 1st, 2017
Like messing with scammers? Me too. This podcast takes it to a whole new personal level.
spohntaneous recommended:Aug 1st, 2017
This episode should win some kind of award. It's a fascinating piece of true storytelling. A journalist starts pulling the threads of a scam call center and unravels a really interesting story!
valerioveo1973 recommended:Aug 2nd, 2017
Classic Reply All - starts simple and funny and skews off into crazyland - brilliant!
meatyurologist recommended:Aug 5th, 2017
Damn. Never listened to this show till this episode popped up on my NPR One app. If this story doesn't suck you in, nothing will. So interesting.
nathancashion recommended:Aug 5th, 2017
I've always wanted to do something like this to scam callers. Turns out there's more to their side of the story.
thelovebug recommended:Aug 23rd, 2017
Incredibly entertaining. Alex goes out of his way to find the truth behind a technical support phone scammer.
chrishuskins recommended:Sep 8th, 2017
This is absolutely amazing investigative journalism, reminding us why podcasting is so awesome!!
mm recommended:Jun 12th, 2019
Hilarious look into scam calls and the people and companies behind them. Cracked up so hard at the desktop screen part but I won’t spoil it. This episode was a terrific use of audio for investigative journalism. 👌✨
podplace recommended:Dec 2nd, 2019
The kind of journalist I aspire to be - ask all the questions. There’s a story everywhere
harwood recommended:Jun 15th
A completely gripping rabbit hole - stopped everything to listen. Just listen now!
phocks recommended:Jun 17th
This is another one of those "stop what you're doing and listen to this episode" episodes. One of the hosts calls back a tech support scam call and follows the rabbit hole down. An amazing unexpected journey.
sarahleeyoga recommended:Aug 1st, 2017
if you haven't listened to Reply all before, this is the one to start with! laugh out loud funny (even when you're in the grocery store)
jag recommended:Aug 2nd, 2017
The best podcast episode I have listened to PERIOD. It's an episode about scams, hacking and offshore call centres. Some of the most hated things in the modern day. Alex G turns the narrative on it's head and puts a human face on a despised industry.
danny recommended:Jul 27th, 2017
If you are going to listen to one episode this week, make it this one. In it a journalist takes on a scam call center.
sjlinquist recommended:Jan 15th
Can’t believe I haven’t recommended this episode yet. A classic. One of the all-time greatest episodes of a podcast that is, in my opinion, the best-made one out there. We love and support a sneaky, trickster Alex who scams the scammers.
Oh boy, the part screensaver part was incredible. I still remember exactly where I was when I heard that part and laughed so loud. I wish there were more of these crazy expedition deep investigative episodes! But I'm sure they're extremely expensive to make...