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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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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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

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.

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 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.

November 29, 2015

Everybody has that one Facebook friend who just w…

October 11, 2015

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

August 31, 2015

Chris complained about his cable company on Twitt…

August 9, 2015

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

August 3, 2015

Even though technology evolves at a rapid clip, U…

July 19, 2015

Rukmini Callimachi covers Islamic terrorism for t…

June 22, 2015

Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried …

June 1, 2015

This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story a…

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 17, 2015

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

April 3, 2015

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

February 14, 2015

A woman starts dating again at 60 after her marri…

January 8, 2015

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

December 14, 2014

In 1996 Jennifer Ringley started Jennicam.org, wh…

December 3, 2014

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

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.