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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 Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi from Gimlet.

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#168 Happiness Calculator vs. Alex Goldman

Alex meets a scientist who has built a tool meant to do the impossible -- measure the world's overall happiness and sadness. Plus, Alex volunteers for a risky and strange experiment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

29 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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#146 Summer Hotline

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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#129 Autumn

A 13-year-old girl builds a tiny world that she has complete, perfect control over. And then one day, that world forces her to make an impossible decision.Episodes of The Nod you should check out:Cowboy of the West VillagePeak RealityThe Paradise GarageKnuck if you Buck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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#128 The Crime Machine, Part II

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

12 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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#48 I Love You, I Loathe You

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40mins

7 Dec 2015

Rank #5

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#47 Quit Already!

Everybody has that one Facebook friend who just won't stop posting their political opinions. This week, we talk to one of those Facebook friends, someone whose opinions got her into an enormous mess.(ALSO, be sure to check out the Radio Ambulante story this-a-way: http://radioambulante.org/audio/renunciaya) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36mins

30 Nov 2015

Rank #6

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#77 The Grand Tapestry Of Pepe

Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.Further ReadingHillary on PepeMatt Furie (Pepe's creator) on PepeSmugmug's statement on PicturelifeOur Sponsors99designs – Visit 99designs.com/reply to get a free $99 upgrade on your first design project.HPE - To learn more about how HPE can provide innovative and effective it solutions for your business go to HPE.com/gimlet.Wealthsimple – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

22 Sep 2016

Rank #7

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#99 Black Hole, New Jersey

A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items - watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40mins

15 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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#74 Making Friends

This week, a story about people who start hearing voices in their heads. But, instead of trying to get rid of the voices, they try to make more. Reporter Laura Klivans has the story.Our SponsorsMailchimp – Send better emails. Also visit Mailchimp’s new non-profit online store Freddieand.co.Fracture – Get 10% off, and don’t forget to mention Reply All in their one question survey.Squarespace – The easiest way to create a beautiful website, portfolio or online store. Use the offer code “REPLY” to get 10% off your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

25 Aug 2016

Rank #9

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#65 On the Inside, Part II

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

39mins

19 May 2016

Rank #10

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#166 Country of Liars

Who is Q-Anon? PJ tells the surprising origin story of the Q scam, and the man who now seems to be in control of it.Dale Beran (@DaleBeran) and Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd)Apply to the Reply All internship here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

18 Sep 2020

Rank #11

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#97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?

This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.Follow Daniel Boteanu on twitter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

18 May 2017

Rank #12

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#94 Obfuscation

This week, we debut a new segment designed to help you calibrate your anger in a changing world. Plus, how to cloak yourself from all the people who are now allowed to see your internet browsing history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38mins

12 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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#133 Reply All's 2018 Year End Extravaganza

In our final episode of the year, we revisit some stories, talk to old friends, and hear from the most remote places on the planet.For a list of all the episodes we referenced, check out our website reply.soy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 20mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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#96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

4 May 2017

Rank #15

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#158 The Case of the Missing Hit

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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#46 Yik Yak Returns

Yik Yak is an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. In the first part of this week's show, we revisit a story we did in January, about how the app brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism at Colgate University. And in the second half of the show - The past month has seen a flood of similar stories at colleges like University of Missouri, Yale, and Georgetown. So we go beyond Colgate and talk to Jamil Smith of the Intersection podcast to try to understand Colgate in the context of these recent events.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

15 Nov 2015

Rank #17

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#67 On the Inside, Part IV

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

9 Jun 2016

Rank #18

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#102 Long Distance

This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further ReadingIf 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 pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

50mins

27 Jul 2017

Rank #19