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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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Delightful & fun

By CBauer. - Feb 11 2020
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This show is a playful, yet insightful look into the many ways that the Internet intersects with our lives. Dynamic mix of content and great banter between the hosts. The segment Yes Yes No is an absolute delight — could listen to those three laugh and talk about tweets everyday!

Great show!

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Team Alex xoxo. Ugh Autocorrect.

iTunes Ratings

20868 Ratings
Average Ratings
19113
850
362
224
319

Delightful & fun

By CBauer. - Feb 11 2020
Read more
This show is a playful, yet insightful look into the many ways that the Internet intersects with our lives. Dynamic mix of content and great banter between the hosts. The segment Yes Yes No is an absolute delight — could listen to those three laugh and talk about tweets everyday!

Great show!

By mmTangerine - Feb 09 2020
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Team Alex xoxo. Ugh Autocorrect.
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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.


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: #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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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

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Rank #8: #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 #9: #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 #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: #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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Rank #12: #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 #13: #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 #14: #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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Rank #15: #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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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!

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May 05 2015

32mins

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Rank #17: #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

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Rank #18: #48 I Love You, I Loathe You

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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.

Dec 07 2015

39mins

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Rank #19: #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

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Jun 29 2015

32mins

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Rank #20: #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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