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Rank #2 in Technology category

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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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Great Podcast

By Bay2Coast - Oct 08 2019
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Always entertaining and interesting!

I love this podcast

By sparkl lite - Oct 05 2019
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I was starting to listen to podcasts and o found this one. I will listen to this everyday.

iTunes Ratings

19044 Ratings
Average Ratings
17487
776
322
196
263

Great Podcast

By Bay2Coast - Oct 08 2019
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Always entertaining and interesting!

I love this podcast

By sparkl lite - Oct 05 2019
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I was starting to listen to podcasts and o found this one. I will listen to this everyday.
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Rank #2 in Technology category

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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
51 mins
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Rank #2: #1 A Stranger Says I Love You

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What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him.
Nov 24 2014
22 mins
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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
39 mins
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Rank #4: #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
45 mins
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Rank #5: #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
1 hour 2 mins
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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
45 mins
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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
30 mins
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Rank #8: #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
1 hour 48 mins
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Rank #9: #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
20 mins
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Rank #10: #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
39 mins
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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
33 mins
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Rank #13: #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
27 mins
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Rank #14: #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
47 mins
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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

Mailchimp

Seeso

Audible
Jan 14 2016
31 mins
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Rank #16: #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
46 mins
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Rank #17: #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
40 mins
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Rank #18: #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
44 mins
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Rank #19: #15 I've Killed People And I Have Hostages

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Blair Myhand is a police officer in the sleepy, 42,000 person town of Apex, NC. One night, he received an unusually disturbing phone call where a person claimed to be holding a woman hostage after murdering several people. Myhand assembled his team, and went to the house, but what they ended up finding was much more bizarre.
Feb 28 2015
21 mins
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Rank #20: #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
33 mins
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