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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.

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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.

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22589 Ratings
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915
381
241
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amazing

By OiterFlow - May 24 2020
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some are boring but most are super interesting!

Love all the stories!

By taravt_ - May 20 2020
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A great approach to technologies stories. The yes, yes, no’s never fail to make me laugh!

iTunes Ratings

22589 Ratings
Average Ratings
20691
915
381
241
361

amazing

By OiterFlow - May 24 2020
Read more
some are boring but most are super interesting!

Love all the stories!

By taravt_ - May 20 2020
Read more
A great approach to technologies stories. The yes, yes, no’s never fail to make me laugh!
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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.

Rank #1: #102 Long Distance

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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 unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.

Microsoft fraud report page

Apple fraud report page

Microsoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.

Oh, and don't be like Alex. Never let some stranger remotely connect to your computer.

Jul 27 2017

50mins

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Rank #2: #151 Thank You for Noticing

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A listener finds a UFO floating in the sky over a leather store, and Alex sets out to find the man who put it there.


John R.E.'s Google reviews

The UFO above Sav-Mor Leather

Behind the Scenes of On the Inside (http://replyall.limo/ontheinside)

Nov 14 2019

50mins

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Rank #3: #65 On the Inside, Part II

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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

May 19 2016

39mins

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Rank #4: #3 We Know What You Did

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

Dec 03 2014

20mins

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Rank #5: #67 On the Inside, Part IV

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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 happened the night of Dean Fawcett’s murder.

Jun 09 2016

45mins

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Rank #6: #64 On the Inside

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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 course of her next year.

May 12 2016

31mins

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Rank #7: #103 Long Distance, Part II

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This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance.

Further Reading

Snigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan Times

If 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 to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.

Microsoft fraud report page

Apple fraud report page

Microsoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.

Aug 03 2017

47mins

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Rank #8: #150 The Reply All Halloween Scream-A-Thon

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We celebrate Halloween by opening up the phone lines for your scary stories: Ghosts, Googling how to Seance, and the Mysterious Sax Man of Berkeley.

Nov 01 2019

45mins

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Rank #9: #122 The QAnon Code ⚡️⚡️

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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 different kind of conspiracy.

Paris Martineau's Qanon explainer in New York Magazine

Paris Martineau's Reporting on Roseanne and QAnon for The Outline

Ben Detrick on Bryan Colangelo

The Yes Yes No Blog

Jun 07 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: #82 Hello?

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Alex and PJ take calls from anyone, about anything, for 48 hours straight.

Thank Yous

Adam 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)

Matt Farley

Jorge Just

Austin Thompson

Build Buildings

Everyone who called

Nov 17 2016

1hr 48mins

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Rank #11: #53 In The Desert

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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

Feb 04 2016

33mins

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Rank #12: #4 Follow The Money

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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 claim. 

Dec 08 2014

23mins

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Rank #13: #136 The Founder

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The story of a person who wanted to change the world using the internet — by committing crimes on an unprecedented global scale.

Check out Evan's book on Paul Le Roux, The Mastermind, here

Feb 14 2019

52mins

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Rank #14: #51 Perfect Crime

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Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and ignores her critics.

Further Reading

Perfect Crime

Sampler

Singer/songwriter Matt Farley can be found on his website or on Spotify.

Our theme song is by the Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.

Our ad music is by Build Buildings.

Sponsors

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Seeso

Audible

Jan 14 2016

31mins

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Rank #15: #83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

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A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul.

Further Reading

Bryan Menegus' great article, "Reddit is Tearing Itself Apart."

An interview with Edgar Welch, the Pizzagate gunman.

The Donald Subreddit

If you have a question about a story we've reported this year, please email a voice memo of 30 seconds or less to replyall@gimletmedia.com with the subject line "updates."

Dec 08 2016

51mins

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Rank #16: #23 Exit & Return, Part I

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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 the story of how the internet ruined his life and how it might save it.

Thanks for listening! Subscribe to our podcast at http://www.itunes.com/replyall!

Sponsors: 

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Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com - coupon code 'reply')

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May 05 2015

32mins

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Rank #17: #124 The Magic Store

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Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates.

Further Reading:

Elizabeth Dwoskin on Amazon

Buzzfeed's Nicole Nguyen on Amazon Fake Reviewers

Jul 13 2018

38mins

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Rank #18: #68 Vampire Rules

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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.

Jun 16 2016

33mins

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Rank #19: #158 The Case of the Missing Hit

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A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super Tech Support case.











Further Listening:

Christian Lee Hutson’s music : https://open.spotify.com/track/3g8nKpXsQtXv0lcN4UGVGs

Mar 05 2020

54mins

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Rank #20: #78 Very Quickly to the Drill

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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 Reading

David Segal's story on locksmiths

The Ringfinders website

Form to give feedback on specific ads

Google's statement on our episode: 

Our goal is to provide a great experience for the users, advertisers, and publishers that interact with our advertising products everyday. An important part of this work is listening to reactions—good, bad, and in-between—from our users about their experiences online. We appreciate this very much; it helps us make AdWords better. Bad ads are an industry-wide issue and we fight them with considerable fire-power: we’ve invested in best-in-class technology and built a global team of more than 1,000 googlers specifically dedicated to this effort. While this work has produced positive results—we disabled 780 million ads for violating our policies in 2015 alone—we understand this is an ongoing challenge for everyone and we’ll continue to battle it.

Sep 29 2016

46mins

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#161 Brian vs. Brian

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Just for fun, a guy and his friends record a Christmas song in his Living room. More than three years later, he walks into a grocery store and hears that song playing. Alex investigates. 


Listen to Brian Dean's version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas

May 14 2020

46mins

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The Scaredy Cats Horror Show

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A new podcast about scary movies for people who are too scared to ever watch them. Each week Alex Goldman, avowed horror fan, screens a scary movie for avowed scaredy cat PJ Vogt. Together, they want to find out if it’s possible to become a person who enjoys fear.

This week, The Exorcist.


Links

How Did This Get Made? Podcast

Apr 30 2020

54mins

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#59 Good Job, Alex

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This week, we rebroadcast two of our favorite Super Tech Supports. Alex tries to help a woman track down her purloined website. And PJ helps someone who saw a Tinder profile with a photo of a stranger that was taken in their own apartment.


FURTHER READING

Every Little Thing's latest episode: Essential Workers Call In

Alisa Libby's "Maniacal Smile" Website

Apr 09 2020

48mins

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#160 The Attic and Closet Show 2

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This week, we call people across the world.

Mar 31 2020

43mins

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#159 The Attic and Closet Show

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This week, we open up the phone lines and check in on everybody.

If you want to know what we're up to in the coming weeks, check out replyall.online.

Mar 21 2020

47mins

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#158 The Case of the Missing Hit

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A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super Tech Support case.











Further Listening:

Christian Lee Hutson’s music : https://open.spotify.com/track/3g8nKpXsQtXv0lcN4UGVGs

Mar 05 2020

54mins

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#157 Pierre Delecto and the Spooky Adventure

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This week, we talk to the world’s most obsessive tracker of politicians' secret online lives. And ask for help on a very spooky mission.



Further Reading:

Ashley's article on James Comey's secret twitter and instagram accounts: https://gizmodo.com/this-is-almost-certainly-james-comey-s-twitter-account-1793843641

Ashley's article on Mitt Romney's secret twitter account: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/mitt-romney-has-a-secret-twitter-account-and-it-sure-looks-like-its-this-one.html

Ashley's article on Pete Buttigieg's Wikipedia page: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-wikipedia-page-editor.html


Find out more about our summer and fall internships here:

https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/posts/internships

Feb 20 2020

33mins

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#156 The Cure for Everything

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PJ and Alex open up the hotline again to tackle listener problems and mysteries, no job too weird. This time – a Waze vortex, a tribunal for HawtNugz, and a powerful mystery cure that could topple the world into dystopia.


www.helpwiththecure.com

Jan 30 2020

1hr 3mins

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#155 Friendship Village

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A scandal at Teen Vogue, a mysteriously disappeared TikTok star, and the competing viral dances of Mayor Pete and Mayor Bloomberg. Yes Yes No is back.


Tweet #1

Tweet #2

Jan 16 2020

57mins

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#154 The Real Enemy, Part 3

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The conclusion of our story — Emmanuel and Sruthi go down to Alabama as tensions in the party reach a boiling point.








Additional reading:

Eyes on the Prize - definitive documentary series on the civil rights movement.

Dec 13 2019

34mins

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#153 The Real Enemy, Part 2

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The second part of our story — the war rages on. A third faction emerges. Emmanuel Dzotsi reports.












Additional reading: 

Doug Jones’ memoir about his work prosecuting the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombings: Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights

Dec 13 2019

36mins

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#152 The Real Enemy, Part 1

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The Alabama Democrats fight an unlikely foe in a struggle for Alabama’s future: themselves. Emmanuel Dzotsi reports.












Additional reading: 

Video of Sheila Gilbert being rejected from the SDEC

Tabitha Isner's concession speech

Dixiecrats walk out of the 1948 Democratic Convention

Dec 13 2019

30mins

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#151 Thank You for Noticing

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A listener finds a UFO floating in the sky over a leather store, and Alex sets out to find the man who put it there.


John R.E.'s Google reviews

The UFO above Sav-Mor Leather

Behind the Scenes of On the Inside (http://replyall.limo/ontheinside)

Nov 14 2019

50mins

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#150 The Reply All Halloween Scream-A-Thon

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We celebrate Halloween by opening up the phone lines for your scary stories: Ghosts, Googling how to Seance, and the Mysterious Sax Man of Berkeley.

Nov 01 2019

45mins

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#149 30-50 Feral Hogs

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A legit question from a rural American.

Asher Elbein's piece on feral hogs 

Oct 10 2019

36mins

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#148 Bedbugs and Aliens

Sep 26 2019

45mins

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#147 The Woman in the Air Conditioner

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One night, alone in his new apartment, Halen hears something unexpected  — a set of footsteps in the dark, and an unfamiliar voice telling him “Moshi, moshi.” Super Tech Support returns, Alex investigates.

Sep 12 2019

41mins

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#146 Summer Hotline

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This week, PJ and Alex open up the phone lines and try to solve your problems, big and small.

Read Joshua Rothman's story on printers here

Jul 25 2019

55mins

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#145 Louder

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Carlos Maza started posting videos on YouTube, and ran afoul of a guy who reminded him of his high school bullies. He asked YouTube to intervene, and then things got extremely complicated.

Further Reading:

Carlos Maza's video series Strikethrough

Mark Bergen on how toxic videos became more common on YouTube

Megan Farokhmanesh's article about Google's LGBTQ employees and their reaction to the company's policy decisions

Kevin Roose's "The Making of a YouTube Radical"

Jul 11 2019

34mins

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iTunes Ratings

22589 Ratings
Average Ratings
20691
915
381
241
361

amazing

By OiterFlow - May 24 2020
Read more
some are boring but most are super interesting!

Love all the stories!

By taravt_ - May 20 2020
Read more
A great approach to technologies stories. The yes, yes, no’s never fail to make me laugh!