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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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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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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #102 Long Distance

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This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.


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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: #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: #112 The Prophet

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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.

Dec 15 2017

39mins

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Rank #5: #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 #6: #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 #7: #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 #8: #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 #9: #113 Reply All's Year End Extravaganza

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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.

Dec 21 2017

56mins

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Rank #11: #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 #12: #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 #13: #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 #14: #107 The Skip Tracer, Part I

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

Oct 19 2017

36mins

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Rank #15: #51 Perfect Crime

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

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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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Jan 14 2016

31mins

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Rank #16: #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 #17: #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.

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May 05 2015

32mins

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Rank #18: #108 The Skip Tracer, Part II

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

Oct 19 2017

37mins

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Rank #19: #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 #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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