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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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heckin good

By Chellis_Himself - Nov 30 2019
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Really just T dang good. Keeps me stinkin, and GD I enjoy it.

The best one

By upstaternic - Nov 28 2019
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Reply All is significantly less disappointing than every other podcast out there.

iTunes Ratings

19885 Ratings
Average Ratings
18254
802
339
208
282

heckin good

By Chellis_Himself - Nov 30 2019
Read more
Really just T dang good. Keeps me stinkin, and GD I enjoy it.

The best one

By upstaternic - Nov 28 2019
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Reply All is significantly less disappointing than every other podcast out there.

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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.

#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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#86 Man of the People

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This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands.

Pope Brock's book, Charlatan

Penny Lane's documentary, Nuts!

Jan 19 2017

45mins

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#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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#84 Past, Present, Future 2

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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

#56 Zardulu

#64-67 On the Inside Parts I-IV

#53 In the Desert

#68 Vampire Rules

#57 Milk Wanted

#47 Quit Already!

Lightning Round

#76 Lost in a Cab

#83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

#60 A Simple Plan

#61 Baby King

#69 Disappeared

#78 Very Quickly to the Drill

Further Reading

Illustrator Matt Lubchansky’s website is OVER HERE

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.

Dec 22 2016

1hr 2mins

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#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

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#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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#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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#91 The Russian Passenger

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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 reading

haveibeenpwned.com

A good article on how and why you should use password managers, and the best password managers out there.

Further listening

Simplicity by Macroform

Mar 16 2017

39mins

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#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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#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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#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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#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

Mailchimp

Seeso

Audible

Jan 14 2016

31mins

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#120 INVCEL

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

May 10 2018

27mins

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#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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#95 The Silence in the Sky

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

Apr 27 2017

40mins

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#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: 

Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com)

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

Harrys Razors (http://harrys.com - coupon code 'reply')

May 05 2015

32mins

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#101 Minka

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A man takes on an impossible job: fixing the place you go before you die.

Further Info

Bill Thomas's website

Bill Thomas on Twitter

Tammy Marshall at The New Jewish Home

Jul 13 2017

44mins

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#30 The Man In The FBI Hat

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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 Cast Party, go to www.castparty.org

Check out Death, Sex & Money at www.deathsexmoney.org

Sponsors:

The Outlook app for iOS and Android

Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com/replyall)

Harry's Razors (www.harrys.com/reply)

Jun 29 2015

32mins

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#55 The Line

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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.

Feb 18 2016

36mins

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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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#96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman

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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.

Further InfoJoseph Cox's FlexiSpy reporting

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Subscribe to our newsletter

Aug 22 2019

31mins

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#128 The Crime Machine, Part II

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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 grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting.

This is the second part of a two-part series. For part one, listen to Episode #127 The Crime Machine, Part I

Aug 15 2019

40mins

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#127 The Crime Machine, Part I

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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 grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting.

This is the first part of a two-part series. Be sure to follow this episode with Episode #128 The Crime Machine, Part II

Aug 15 2019

47mins

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#120 INVCEL

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

Aug 08 2019

29mins

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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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#143 Permanent Record

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This week, the most humiliating, unfortunate and regrettable things on the internet that simply will not come down. Also: the father who scours the internet for lost memories.

Jun 13 2019

57mins

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#142 We Didn't Start The Fire

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This week, an epic Yes Yes No spanning an entire galaxy of internet fights. Plus, Alex Goldman reveals a dark personal secret. And an update on Sal’s quest to get into college in Canada.

See the tweet here

May 23 2019

51mins

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#41 What It Looks Like

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Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that’s usually invisible. Plus, PJ discovers the secret code he’s accidentally been speaking, and learns about the people who created it.


If you’re feeling depressed or want to talk to someone, here are some resources:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1800-273-8255 (1800-273-TALK) The Crisis Text Line 7 Cups of Tea (an anonymous, 24-hour chat with trained professionals) Depression Tribe (a site with blogs, forums, and news)  


Further Reading

Jamie Keiles on Instagram. Jamie Keiles on her depressiongrams.  

Website of Jennie Livingston, Director of Paris is Burning

#41 What It Looks Like originally aired on October 4, 2015 and #69 Disappeared aired on July 7, 2016.

May 09 2019

37mins

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#141 Adam Pisces and the $2 Coke

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This week, a flood of mysterious orders plague Domino’s Pizza stores across America. Who is Adam Pisces, and why is he ordering so many cokes?


Domino's Responsible Disclosure to report any vulnerabilities on their app

Apr 25 2019

45mins

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#140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus

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Ben loves podcasts, but he has a problem. When he tries to listen to one podcast in particular, his car stereo completely breaks. This week, Super Tech Support takes on one of its strangest cases — Roman Mars versus a 2016 Mazda sedan.

LISTEN TO 99 % Invisible!

Roman Mars' 99% Invisible podcast

Podcasts featured in this episode

iTunes:

^space^ - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/space/id1458545673

<~> - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/less-than-approximately-greater-than/id1458541805

100% Related? - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/100-related/id1458542752

88% Parentheticals - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/88-parentheticals/id1458545680

BONUS PODCAST!:

{Blank} + {Blank} = FUN - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blank-blank-fun/id1458544361

RSS:

^space^ - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/carrotspacecarrot

<~> - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/greaterless

100% Related? - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/100pr

88% Parentheticals - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/88pr

BONUS PODCAST!:

{Blank} + {Blank} = FUN - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/blankblankfun

Apr 11 2019

40mins

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#139 The Reply All Hotline

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This week, PJ and Alex open up the phone lines and try to solve your problems, big and small. Don’t type like my brother.

Further Reading:

Jusoor

Institute of International Education PEER

Michael Bazzel's workbook to remove your personal information online

Mar 28 2019

55mins

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#138 The Great Momo Panic

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We investigate the mystery of why parents across the world became convinced that a half-bird/half-woman monster was going to harm their kids over the internet.

And we answer the question of how robocallers are able to fake your telephone number when they call you.

Mar 14 2019

33mins

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