Reply All

Reply All is a show about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. It features stories about how people shape the internet, and the internet shapes people.


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All Episodes

April 20, 2018

Last month, the government shut down backpage.com, a site where people advertised sex with children. We talk to a group of people who say that was a huge mistake.

December 21, 2017

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.

 

December 21, 2017

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.

 

December 15, 2017

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.

December 15, 2017

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.

November 30, 2017

Today we bring you an episode from one of our favorite shows, Heavyweight.

November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017
November 2, 2017

This year we’ve gotten one question more than any other from listeners: is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? This week, Alex investigates.


Further Reading

Our guide to keep Facebook from following you around the internet can be found at http://replyall.limo/donttrackme .
Facebook’s official statement that it is not listening to users.
Facebook’s Rob Goldman (no relation) denying the same thing.

November 2, 2017

This year we’ve gotten one question more than any other from listeners: is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? This week, Alex investigates.


Further Reading

Our guide to keep Facebook from following you around the internet can be found at http://replyall.limo/donttrackme .
Facebook’s official statement that it is not listening to users.
Facebook’s Rob Goldman (no relation) denying the same thing.

September 21, 2017

Phia helps a listener track down a mythical, vanished video game.

 

September 21, 2017

Phia helps a listener track down a mythical, vanished video game.

 

September 7, 2017

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.

September 7, 2017

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.

August 31, 2017

The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 31, 2017

The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 24, 2017

A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 24, 2017

A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 17, 2017

Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment. And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game. 

(This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 17, 2017

Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment. And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game. 

(This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 10, 2017

On this week’s episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 10, 2017

On this week’s episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside. (This month we’re rebroadcasting the best Reply All episodes, as chosen by you, the listeners. We’ll be back with new episodes in September.)

August 3, 2017

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.

August 3, 2017

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.

July 27, 2017

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.

July 27, 2017

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.

July 5, 2017

Today we bring you episode one of Gimlet’s new show, “Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty.” It’s the story of the birth of hip-hop and a hip-hop legend, but it’s also about the darker side of the industry. It’s the story of how a kid from the Bronx, managed to rise so high. And how, when he got there, everything went so wrong.

Hear the entire Mogul series here.

July 5, 2017

Today we bring you episode one of Gimlet’s new show, “Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty.” It’s the story of the birth of hip-hop and a hip-hop legend, but it’s also about the darker side of the industry. It’s the story of how a kid from the Bronx, managed to rise so high. And how, when he got there, everything went so wrong.

Hear the entire Mogul series here.

June 15, 2017

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.

June 15, 2017

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.

June 15, 2017

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.

June 8, 2017

The last person on earth who has not heard about covfefe walks into a studio, and a strange journey begins.

June 8, 2017

The last person on earth who has not heard about covfefe walks into a studio, and a strange journey begins.

May 25, 2017

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject – a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What’s more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why – and why now, after 40 years. This is a rebroadcast of a story that originally came out in March of 2015.

Jonathan Goldstein is the host of the Gimlet Podcast Heavyweight

Heavyweight wants to hear about the moments you can’t let go of; the important thing you left unsaid; the decision that left you troubled for a long time to come. Call and tell Jonathan your story in a short voicemail: (347) 651-0822

Our theme song and scoring is from Breakmaster Cylinder. Ad music is by Build Buildings.

Mason Reese’s Web Series, Life Interrupted.

A 1996 New York Times profile of Mason Reese.

The Kickstarter for Mason Reese’s new comedy series, Life Interrupted.

May 24, 2017

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject – a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What’s more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why – and why now, after 40 years. This is a rebroadcast of a story that originally came out in March of 2015.

Jonathan Goldstein is the host of the Gimlet Podcast Heavyweight

Heavyweight wants to hear about the moments you can’t let go of; the important thing you left unsaid; the decision that left you troubled for a long time to come. Call and tell Jonathan your story in a short voicemail: (347) 651-0822

Our theme song and scoring is from Breakmaster Cylinder. Ad music is by Build Buildings.

Mason Reese’s Web Series, Life Interrupted.

A 1996 New York Times profile of Mason Reese.

The Kickstarter for Mason Reese’s new comedy series, Life Interrupted.

May 4, 2017

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.

May 4, 2017

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.

April 27, 2017

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

April 27, 2017

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

April 12, 2017

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.

April 12, 2017

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.

April 12, 2017

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.

March 23, 2017

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly want it? (NOTE: We first broadcast this story in 2015, but we have since gone back and added a new chapter.)

This story was originally reported by Silvia Vinas of the radio show Radio Ambulante. Listen to a Spanish language version of the story on their website.

Subscribe to the Reply All newsletter over at replyall.soy/newsletter!

March 23, 2017

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly want it? (NOTE: We first broadcast this story in 2015, but we have since gone back and added a new chapter.)

This story was originally reported by Silvia Vinas of the radio show Radio Ambulante. Listen to a Spanish language version of the story on their website.

Subscribe to the Reply All newsletter over at replyall.soy/newsletter!

March 23, 2017

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly want it? (NOTE: We first broadcast this story in 2015, but we have since gone back and added a new chapter.)

This story was originally reported by Silvia Vinas of the radio show Radio Ambulante. Listen to a Spanish language version of the story on their website.

Subscribe to the Reply All newsletter over at replyall.soy/newsletter!

March 2, 2017

This week, one man has been warning the world about an impending disaster for years, but no one will listen. Also, Alex makes a dumb decision.

February 23, 2017

The unlikely rise of Lee O’Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case.

Further Listening

Q’s interview on Shots Fired
Q’s interview on The Champs

February 23, 2017

The unlikely rise of Lee O’Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case.

Further Listening

Q’s interview on Shots Fired
Q’s interview on The Champs

February 23, 2017

The unlikely rise of Lee O’Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case.

Further Listening

Q’s interview on Shots Fired
Q’s interview on The Champs

January 18, 2017

For years, Dr. Richard Bedlack has hunted for a cure for ALS, a fatal degenerative disease.  And then one day he builds a website called ALS Untangled. That’s when strange things start to happen. Reported by Peter Andrey Smith and Reply All producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni.

Further Reading

The ALS Untangled website
Dr. Richard Bedlack’s ALS Reversals website
The PatientsLikeMe website
The ALS TDI website
Nelda Buss wrote a book, You Can Walk, about her experience, and she originally appeared on Fox in 1992
Eric Valor’s website
Angelina Fanous’s reporting on VICE and The New York Times
Peter Andrey Smith’s website

January 18, 2017

For years, Dr. Richard Bedlack has hunted for a cure for ALS, a fatal degenerative disease.  And then one day he builds a website called ALS Untangled. That’s when strange things start to happen. Reported by Peter Andrey Smith and Reply All producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni.

Further Reading

The ALS Untangled website
Dr. Richard Bedlack’s ALS Reversals website
The PatientsLikeMe website
The ALS TDI website
Nelda Buss wrote a book, You Can Walk, about her experience, and she originally appeared on Fox in 1992
Eric Valor’s website
Angelina Fanous’s reporting on VICE and The New York Times
Peter Andrey Smith’s website

January 12, 2017

ALS is a rare disease that has a 100% mortality rate, no cure, and very few treatments. Reply All producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni and reporter Peter Andrey Smith found one doctor who is trying to find a cure for the disease in a way that is very unusual.

Further Reading

The ALS Untangled website
Dr. Richard Bedlack’s ALS Reversals website
The PatientsLikeMe website
The ALS TDI website
Nelda Buss wrote a book, You Can Walk, about her experience, and she originally appeared on Fox in 1992
Eric Valor’s website
Angelina Fanous’s reporting on VICE and The New York Times
Peter Andrey Smith’s website

December 22, 2016

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.

December 22, 2016

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.

December 22, 2016

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.

December 14, 2016

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.

December 14, 2016

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.

November 23, 2016

On today’s of Reply All we are bringing you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show Crimetown. Crimetown is by the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. This season is about organized crime and corruption in Providence, Rhode Island.

November 23, 2016

On today’s episode of Reply All we are bringing you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show Crimetown. Crimetown is by the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. This season is about organized crime and corruption in Providence, Rhode Island.

November 3, 2016

One man tries to unite America. One Frog threatens to tear it apart.

November 3, 2016

One man tries to unite America. One Frog threatens to tear it apart.

October 27, 2016

This week: a bitter Yes Yes No rivalry, and the return of 10 Minutes on Craigslist. Someone has gone missing.


Further Reading

The original tweet.

Loss.

October 27, 2016

This week: a bitter Yes Yes No rivalry, and the return of 10 Minutes on Craigslist. Someone has gone missing.


Further Reading

The original tweet.

Loss.

October 19, 2016

Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible – a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.

The Facts

Karen Duffin is a producer at This American Life. You can find more stories by Karen Duffin at her website.

Our theme song is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.

Our ad music is by Build Buildings.

Further Reading

You can check out the Stackswell and Co. Facebook page here.

Read a story about Stackswell and Co. from Fast Company here.

October 19, 2016

Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible – a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.

The Facts

Karen Duffin is a producer at This American Life. You can find more stories by Karen Duffin at her website.

Our theme song is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.

Our ad music is by Build Buildings.

Further Reading

You can check out the Stackswell and Co. Facebook page here.

Read a story about Stackswell and Co. from Fast Company here.

September 29, 2016

Alex and PJ chase down the strangest scams from our Weird Ads tip line. At the bottom of the rabbit hole they find a Google employee who coached porn websites on how to be dirtier, a weed farm in the middle of Los Angeles, and a whole lot of sketchy locksmiths.

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.

September 29, 2016

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.

September 21, 2016

Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.


Further Reading

Hillary on Pepe

Matt Furie (Pepe’s creator) on Pepe

Smugmug’s statement on Picturelife

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September 21, 2016

Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.


Further Reading

Hillary on Pepe

Matt Furie (Pepe’s creator) on Pepe

Smugmug’s statement on Picturelife

Our Sponsors

99designs – Visit 99designs.com/reply to get a free $99 upgrade on your first design project.

HPETo 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.

September 8, 2016

Liz lost her camera in a cab, so she went to the New York City Taxi website to submit it to their lost and found database. At least, that’s what she thought she did. Alex investigates and finds a big business behind the success of a suspicious little website.

Further Reading

If you lose something in a cab in New York City, Call 311, or go to this website.

The Department of Consumer Affairs encourages anyone who feels they have been misled by yellowcabnyc.com to file a complaint with DCA‎ online at nyc.gov/consumers or by calling 311. 

September 8, 2016

Liz lost her camera in a cab, so she went to the New York City Taxi website to submit it to their lost and found database. At least, that’s what she thought she did. Alex investigates and finds a big business behind the success of a suspicious little website.

Further Reading

If you lose something in a cab in New York City, Call 311, or go to this website.

The Department of Consumer Affairs encourages anyone who feels they have been misled by yellowcabnyc.com to file a complaint with DCA‎ online at nyc.gov/consumers or by calling 311. 

August 24, 2016

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.

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August 24, 2016

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 Sponsors
Mailchimp – 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.

August 11, 2016

One twin decides to plug her internal organs directly into the internet so the other twin can monitor her. Plus, PJ and Alex talk to a listener whose heart was broken by last week’s episode.

August 11, 2016

One twin decides to plug her internal organs directly into the internet so the other twin can monitor her. Plus, PJ and Alex talk to a listener whose heart was broken by last week’s episode.

July 14, 2016

PJ dives into the world of military impostors and the vigilantes who hunt them. Plus, a dispatch from Dallas.

July 14, 2016

PJ dives into the world of military impostors and the vigilantes who hunt them. Plus, a dispatch from Dallas.

July 7, 2016

This week a man decides to sabotage the entire internet. Plus, PJ discovers the secret code he’s accidentally been speaking, and learns about the people who created it.

July 7, 2016

This week a man decides to sabotage the entire internet. Plus, PJ discovers the secret code he’s accidentally been speaking, and learns about the people who created it.

June 15, 2016

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.

June 15, 2016

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.

June 9, 2016

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.

June 9, 2016

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.

May 26, 2016

Blogger Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims that he didn’t commit. This week, producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni looks at his trial, and speaks to the one person who admits to witnessing the murder take place.

May 19, 2016

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.

May 19, 2016

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 12, 2016

Paul Modrowski has been keeping a blog from inside a maximum security prison for years, in spite of the fact that he has never actually seen the internet.

May 12, 2016

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.

April 27, 2016

Email Debt Forgiveness Day is April 30th. It’s the day when people around the world will send the emails they’ve been putting off, without guilt and without consequence (hopefully). To observe the holiday, we talk to three people with plans to send delinquent messages.

Link to our Email Debt Forgiveness Day page.

April 27, 2016

Email Debt Forgiveness Day is April 30th. It’s the day when people around the world will send the emails they’ve been putting off, without guilt and without consequence (hopefully). To observe the holiday, we talk to three people with plans to send delinquent messages.

Link to our Email Debt Forgiveness Day page.

April 21, 2016

Reporter Rukmini Callimachi is always looking for new ways to eavesdrop on ISIS operatives online. Recently, she got a new look into how ISIS members might be using the internet to coordinate their attacks. Plus, a new Yes, Yes, No. 

April 21, 2016

Reporter Rukmini Callimachi is always looking for new ways to eavesdrop on ISIS operatives online. Recently, she got a new look into how ISIS members might be using the internet to coordinate their attacks. Plus, a new Yes, Yes, No. 

April 14, 2016

This week, Alex stumbles upon the weirdest gifs ever made, and goes hunting for their creators. Also, a new Yes Yes No.

Check out our website, http://replyall.diamonds for links to some of the gifs discussed in this episode, or to hear the alternate ‘jif’ version.

And you can vote for us in the Webbys here! 
https://pv.webbyawards.com/2016/mobile-sites-apps/features-categories/best-podcast

April 14, 2016

This week, Alex stumbles upon the weirdest gifs ever made, and goes hunting for their creators. Also, a new Yes Yes No.

Check out our website, http://replyall.diamonds for links to some of the gifs discussed in this episode, or to hear the alternate ‘jif’ version.

And you can vote for us in the Webbys here!
https://pv.webbyawards.com/2016/mobile-sites-apps/features-categories/best-podcast

March 31, 2016

This week, PJ helps a listener named Matt ask a very large company a very simple question. Are you telling me the truth? 

Also! PJ & Alex are on Sampler this week. You can listen here

March 31, 2016

This week, PJ helps a listener named Matt ask a very large company a very simple question. Are you telling me the truth?

Also! PJ & Alex are on Sampler this week. You can listen here

March 23, 2016

This week, Alex tries to solve a problem and PJ insults him. Also the return of Email Debt Forgiveness Day.

If you’re thinking about sending an email, or if you receive an email for Email Debt Forgiveness day, tell us about it by emailing replyall@gimletmedia.com. We might end up contacting you to appear on the show! Together, we can all make our inboxes less stressful for another year.

March 23, 2016

This week, Alex tries to solve a problem and PJ insults him. Also the return of Email Debt Forgiveness Day.

If you’re thinking about sending an email, or if you receive an email for Email Debt Forgiveness day, tell us about it by emailing replyall@gimletmedia.com. We might end up contacting you to appear on the show! Together, we can all make our inboxes less stressful for another year.

March 9, 2016

There are parents in the US desperate for breast milk and others who have too much milk and end up pouring it down the sink. Reply All Producer Phia Bennin wades into the world of breast milk markets, and discovers a breast milk paradise, shady breastmilk scammers, and the surprising history of breast milk in the United States.

The Facts

Our theme music is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.

Our ad music is by Build Buildings.

Further Reading

Anna’s Website, Liquid Gold Concept

Ambrosia Milk

Kara Swanson’s book Banking on the Body

March 9, 2016

There are parents in the US desperate for breast milk and others who have too much milk and end up pouring it down the sink. Reply All Producer Phia Bennin wades into the world of breast milk markets, and discovers a breast milk paradise, shady breastmilk scammers, and the surprising history of breast milk in the United States.

The Facts

Our theme music is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.

Our ad music is by Build Buildings.

Further Reading

Anna’s Website, Liquid Gold Concept

Ambrosia Milk

Kara Swanson’s book Banking on the Body

February 18, 2016

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.

February 18, 2016

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.

February 4, 2016

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.

February 4, 2016

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

January 27, 2016

Hi. We’re off this week, but we have a little secret: We actually used to have another podcast about the internet for 38 episodes, called TLDR. So If you’ve already listened to all of Reply All, why not give TLDR a try? You can subscribe on iTunes or any other podcatcher, and here are links to some of our favorite episodes:

#10 100 Songs in a Day
#11 RIP Vile Rat

#14 The Knowledge
#4 The Unicorn
#29 Olivia Taters, Robot Teenager
#36 The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Thanks for listening, and see you next week!

January 27, 2016

Hi. We’re off this week, but we have a little secret: We actually used to have another podcast about the internet for 38 episodes, called TLDR. So If you’ve already listened to all of Reply All, why not give TLDR a try? You can subscribe on iTunes or any other podcatcher, and here are links to some of our favorite episodes:

#10 100 Songs in a Day
#11 RIP Vile Rat

#14 The Knowledge
#4 The Unicorn
#29 Olivia Taters, Robot Teenager
#36 The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Thanks for listening, and see you next week!

January 27, 2016

Hi. We’re off this week, but we have a little secret: We actually used to have another podcast about the internet for 38 episodes, called TLDR. So If you’ve already listened to all of Reply All, why not give TLDR a try? You can subscribe on iTunes or any other podcatcher, and here are links to some of our favorite episodes:

#10 100 Songs in a Day
#11 RIP Vile Rat

#14 The Knowledge
#4 The Unicorn
#29 Olivia Taters, Robot Teenager
#36 The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Thanks for listening, and see you next week!

January 21, 2016

Leslie Miley went from being a college dropout to Twitter’s only black engineer in a leadership position. So why did he quit? Also a brand new Yes Yes No.

January 21, 2016

Leslie Miley went from being a college dropout to Twitter’s only black engineer in a leadership position. So why did he quit? Also a brand new Yes Yes No.

January 7, 2016

Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment. And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game.

January 7, 2016

Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment.
And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game.

December 15, 2015

This week, updates on some of the stories we’ve done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, and the most beautiful song ever written about ping pong balls and a clarinet.

December 15, 2015

This week, updates on some of the stories we’ve done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, and the most beautiful song ever written about ping pong balls and a clarinet.

December 6, 2015

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.

November 29, 2015

Everybody has that one Facebook friend who just w…

November 29, 2015

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)

November 14, 2015

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. 

November 9, 2015

This week, Jade Davis loses her dog on the internet, and we go looking for it.

After you listen to the episode, here is a place to visit: http://rainbowpugs.limo 

November 2, 2015

A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate.

You can find Tripsit here: http://tripsit.me.
The floating orb lives here: http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/. 

October 25, 2015

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is a law. It’s been on the books for almost 30 years. And it makes totally mundane online behavior illegal.

October 11, 2015

Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins t…

October 11, 2015

Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes.

October 4, 2015

Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that’s practically invisible. Her story plus a new Yes Yes No.

Read Jamie Keiles’ article about Instagram here: https://medium.com/message/depressiongrams-7f22011d6113

Follow Jamie on Instagram here: 
https://instagram.com/jamielaurenkeiles/

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) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The Crisis Text Line http://www.crisistextline.org/
7 Cups of Tea www.7cupsoftea.com/
Depression Tribe http://www.depressiontribe.com/

September 21, 2015

Ripoff Report is one of the original complaint websites. It’s basically the work of one person, a man whom the internet describes as a kind of mythical villain, a Keyser Söze who wields power from behind his janky website. Reply All producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni visits his bunker.

September 16, 2015

This week, one of our favorite podcasts, Song Exploder, takes over Reply All. Host Hrishikesh Hirway interviews the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder about coming up with our theme song. Then, we air one of our very favorite episodes of Song Exploder, an interview with Phil Elverum of the Microphones about his song “I Want Wind to Blow”

You can find our theme song here:
https://soundcloud.com/breakmaster-cylinder/reply-all-theme-song
You can find Song Exploder here:
http://songexploder.net/

September 6, 2015

On this week’s episode of Reply All, we do a Yes Yes No with Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR’s Invisibilia, and we discuss the one message you’ve sent across the internet you wish you could take back.

Email us a voice memo about the things you wish you could most undo at undo@gimletmedia.com

Subscribe to Invisibilia: www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/
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Follow Max Silvestri: www.twitter.com/maxsilvestri

August 31, 2015

Chris complained about his cable company on Twitt…

August 31, 2015

Chris complained about his cable company on Twitter. He was surprised to get a phone call demanding he delete the tweets or else be banned from the service. PJ looks into the story, and things get much stranger. Plus, a new Yes Yes No.

Duck Army (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHc288IPFzk)

August 9, 2015

This week, 10 Minutes On Craigslist is back! Pres…

August 9, 2015

This week, 10 Minutes On Craigslist is back! Preston has posted the same ad to Craigslist over 300 times. He speaks to Sylvie Douglis about why he keeps posting.

And in the second half of the show: Barry Crimmins is an influential comedian, and a survivor of sexual abuse. In the mid-90’s he embarked on a one-man crusade to stop child pornographers who were operating with impunity on America Online.

You can find tickets and showtimes for the Barry Crimmins documentary by going to http://www.callmeluckymovie.com

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August 3, 2015

Even though technology evolves at a rapid clip, U…

August 3, 2015

Even though technology evolves at a rapid clip, US government agencies seem trapped about a decade in the past. PJ talks to technologist Clay Johnson about why the government is so unable to adapt, and what it would look like if it could keep pace with the rest of the world.

If you want to become a gimlet member, you can go here: http://gimletmedia.com/join. A year membership will get you a t-shirt, early access to pilots, and much more. Also, this Monday, August 10th, we’ll be doing a live chat for members only. If you’re already a Gimlet member, you’ll find information about it on the gimlet page in the next couple of days.

July 29, 2015

Keith Calder is known in some circles for his work as an independent film producer. In other, much bigger circles, Keith’s known for having the same last name as Eleanor Calder. She’s a model who dates One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. Hundreds of thousands of 1D fans maintain that Eleanor is a fake girlfriend, and that Louis is actually secretly dating his bandmate Harry. In today’s episode, we talk to Keith about what life’s like when you’re on the wrong end of a widely-held conspiracy theory, and we talk to some of the fans who believe it.

Also – we give an update about the amazing hold music in last week’s show (episode #33 @ISIS)

July 19, 2015

Rukmini Callimachi covers Islamic terrorism for t…

July 19, 2015

Rukmini Callimachi covers Islamic terrorism for the NY Times, and she seems to have access that other reporters just don’t have. Part of the way she gets that access is by communicating with Islamic extremists online. She talks to PJ about how she communicates with her sources.

Also – we debut a new segment that we’re calling “Super Tech Support.”

You can find Rukmini Callimachi on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/rcallimachi
You can also listen to an interview with her on the Longform podcast here:
http://longform.org/posts/longform-podcast-129-rukmini-callimachi-part-1

Don’t forget! Next week you can see us live on stage performing a new story! Go to http://castparty.org for tickets and theater locations.

Also, if you want to become a member of Gimlet and get a Reply All T-shirt, you can do so by going here: https://gimletmedia.com/join-gimlet/

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July 12, 2015

On July 5th, a hacker leaked hundreds of gigabytes of information stolen from a company that sells surveillance software to some of the most oppressive regimes in the world. We look into what journalists have found so far.

Also, a new Yes Yes No!

Don’t forget to go to your local movie theater and check out Cast Party! You can see Reply All, Invisibilia, Radiolab, and more, LIVE ON STAGE! www.castparty.org

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July 9, 2015

We meant to take a week off, but we just couldn’t help ourselves. Our entire episode this week is a Yes Yes No about the recent (and massive) dustup on Reddit.

Note: This episode has been updated to include a correction

June 28, 2015

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/
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June 22, 2015

Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried …

June 22, 2015

Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible – a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.

This week’s episode was reported by Karen Duffin (www.karenbduffin.com). 

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June 14, 2015

An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. 

Leopold’s website: 
http://www.weihsien-paintings.org

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June 1, 2015

This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story a…

June 1, 2015

This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story about dating online that is unlike any we’ve ever heard before.

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June 1, 2015

**This is not an episode of Reply All** This is a preview of Gimlet Media’s latest podcast – Mystery Show, hosted by Starlee Kine. Reply All will have a new episode out on Wednesday!

If you like this show, you can subscribe on iTunes at http://itunes.com/mysteryshow or on any other podcatcher at http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/mysteryshow.

June 1, 2015

**This is not an episode of Reply All** This is a preview of Gimlet Media’s latest podcast – Mystery Show, hosted by Starlee Kine. Reply All will have a new episode out on Wednesday!

If you like this show, you can subscribe on iTunes at http://itunes.com/mysteryshow or on any other podcatcher at http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/mysteryshow.

June 1, 2015

**This is not an episode of Reply All** This is a preview of Gimlet Media’s latest podcast – Mystery Show, hosted by Starlee Kine. Reply All will have a new episode out on Wednesday!

If you like this show, you can subscribe on iTunes at http://itunes.com/mysteryshow or on any other podcatcher at http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/mysteryshow.

May 23, 2015

Craigslist is the internet’s classifieds section, but it’s also one of its more shadowy corners, where the ads are anonymous and ephemeral. So we found ourselves wondering – what would we find if we replied to a couple? This week, we track down the people behind two intriguing ads.

And in the second half of the show – Neal Horsley was an anti-abortion activist who created a website called “The Nuremberg Files,” a website that listed the names and addresses of abortion providers around the country. He died last month, but the legacy of his website lives on. We talked to Jennifer Boulanger, a woman who works at a number of abortion clinics, and whose name ended up on Horsley’s website in the 90’s.

Reporter Bianca Giaever is a filmmaker and radio producer in New York.
http://www.biancagiaever.com/

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May 17, 2015

In the United States, the idea of having a conver…

May 17, 2015

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly want it?

This story was adapted from a Spanish Language version that originally appeared on the radio show Radio Ambulante. Listen to that here: http://radioambulante.org/en/audio-en/correa-vs-crudo

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May 11, 2015

This week, we conclude Shulem Deen’s story.  In part I, we heard how the internet led him on a path where he was exiled from his community and separated from his family. In part II, Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the story of how the Hasidic community has tried to block off a corner of the internet for itself, and how this new, informal Hasidic internet might offer Shulem a way back.  

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May 4, 2015

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 4, 2015

A special bonus Email Debt Forgiveness Day themed episide! First, PJ talks to Buzzfeed San Francisco Bureau chief Mat Honan about his decision to abandon personal email entirely, and his agonizing fear that it makes him seem like a douche.

Then we listen to some of the voicemails people left us on our Email Debt Forgiveness Day hotline.

Thanks for participating in the inaugural email debt forgiveness day! We can’t wait until next year.

Check out this great New Yorker article about Email Debt Forgiveness Day by Reeves Weideman: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/every-day-should-be-e-mail-debt-forgiveness-day
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April 26, 2015

In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley started the Jennicam, a 24-hour online chronicle of her life. Seven years later, she disappeared entirely from the internet. But why?

Also, PJ and Alex discuss how even in the past five months, the landscape of “lifecasting” has changed. And PJ puts Alex on Meerkat and he gets very uncomfortable.

Don’t forget! Tomorrow is Email Debt Forgiveness Day! Leave us a voicemail at (917) 475-6668 about your most anxiety inducing unanswered email. We will post a special mini-episode that is Email Debt Forgiveness Day-themed this weekend.

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April 19, 2015

When Higinio Ochoa got out of prison for hacking in September of 2014, one of the terms of his parole was that he is not allowed to use any internet connected device. We went to his home in Austin to find out how he got caught and what it’s like – in 2015 – to go from living online to not having any internet access.

Next week we celebrate Email Debt Forgiveness Day! Leave us a voicemail at (917) 475-6668 about your most anxiety inducing unanswered email. All will be forgiven, we promise. 

To see a written version of this story, go to http://digg.com/tag/reply-all

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April 12, 2015

Yes Yes No returns, and the story of two people who created a company designed to ghostwrite people’s emotionally difficult emails.

Don’t forget to participate in Email Debt Forgiveness Day! Leave us a voicemail at (917) 475-6668 about your most anxiety inducing unanswered email. All will be forgiven, we promise.

April 3, 2015

Marnie the Dog is one of the most famous dogs on …

April 3, 2015

Marnie the Dog is one of the most famous dogs on Instagram. Two years ago, she was near death at an animal shelter in Connecticut, now she has 1.2 million followers and hangs out with human celebrities.This week, we investigate the formula for internet dog fame, and look at how having a famous dog will completely upend your life.

Thanks for listening. Subscribe to the show at www.itunes.com/replyall, or anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Help us with Email Debt Forgiveness Day by telling us about your email anxieties! Leave a voicemail at 1 (917) 475-6668. Also, to see an article about this episode on digg.com with tons more cute dog content, go to http://digg.com/2015/how-a-dog-goes-from-0-to-1-2-million-instagram-followers-in-a-year

March 28, 2015

In 2012, a woman named Lindsey Stone posted a picture she took as a joke to her Facebook page. A month later, she was under attack from all corners of the internet, out of a job, hounded by the press. The internet had targeted her for a public shaming. Jon Ronson, journalist and author of the new book “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed”, walks us through Lindsey’s story and introduces us to the sometimes sketchy world of online reputation management.

March 21, 2015

In 1997, John Silveira wrote a joke classified ad in a tiny publication called Backwoods Home Magazine asking if anyone wanted to travel back in time with him. A lot of people took him seriously. What do you do when everyone wants you to fix the worst mistakes they’ve ever made.

March 14, 2015

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject – a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What’s more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why – and why now, after 40 years.

February 27, 2015

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.

February 14, 2015

A woman starts dating again at 60 after her marri…

February 14, 2015

A woman starts dating again at 60 after her marriage falls apart. We follow her into a world of millionaire import/export moguls and fifteen-year old internet scammers.

January 31, 2015

The entire internet decides to look at one famous butt at the same time. One man has to ensure that the website hosting Kardashian butt pictures doesn’t crash. The sheer terror and joy of solving that problem. (Plus, a new Yes/Yes/No.) 

January 23, 2015

There was a lot that Errol Morris never knew about his brilliant, distant older brother Noel. Decades after Noel’s death, Errol read an internet comment that said his brother had invented email. So he launched an investigation to find out if it was true.

January 17, 2015

In the early 80’s, way before the world wide web existed, the French government shipped a $200 terminal to every home with a phone line, and created a service that for decades ran alongside the internet. It was called The Minitel. Producer Carla Green speaks to reporter Jean-Marc Manach, who, in the early 90’s, made a living posing as a woman in sex chat rooms on Minitel.

January 9, 2015

Yik Yak is a an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. At Colgate University in upstate New York, the anonymity brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism that shook the school.

January 8, 2015

Sometimes, on his way to work, a feeling of press…

January 8, 2015

Sometimes, on his way to work, a feeling of pressure begins thumping in Paul Ford’s chest. His breaths shorten. They speed up. And sometimes, in those moments of extreme anxiety, Paul’s phone talks to him. It tells him everything that’s wrong with him.

December 28, 2014

This week we enter the mysterious, Byzantine underworld of domain sales, where people make money speculating on the website naming market. A few years ago, the owners of the popular journalism website longform.org blundered into this world when they innocently tried to procure longform.com. In this episode, we find out about their misadventures, and we hear from the Derek Jeter of URL purchases.

December 20, 2014

Depending on who you ask, Keith Calder is either a 35-year old film producer, or one of the players in a vast international conspiracy designed to conceal the greatest love story never told.

December 14, 2014

In 1996 Jennifer Ringley started Jennicam.org, wh…

December 14, 2014

In 1996 Jennifer Ringley started Jennicam.org, where she recorded and broadcast her entire life, 24/7. It made her famous. And then, one day, she disappeared from the internet entirely. What’d she figure out about the perils of living publicly before the rest of us did? Alex Goldman tracks her down.

December 7, 2014

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. 

December 3, 2014

Twenty years ago, Ethan Zuckerman did something terrible on the internet. And he’s still living with the consequences.

December 3, 2014

Twenty years ago, Ethan Zuckerman did something terrible on the internet. And he’s still living with the consequences.

November 24, 2014

An app called Figure One wants to be Instagram, but for doctors. Why would doctors need their own Instagram? We spy on the secret & disgusting medical internet, plus we speak to one of its residents. 

November 6, 2014

A podcast about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From Gimlet Media. Coming soon.

November 6, 2014

A podcast about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From Gimlet Media. Coming soon.

November 6, 2014

A podcast about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From Gimlet Media. Coming soon.