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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.

Episodes

  • Introducing Conviction

    Feb 11 2019

    Today we bring you episode one of Gimlet’s new show, “Conviction.” This season, reporter Saki Knafo follows a New York-based private investigator as he takes on the biggest case of his career. But in the course of reporting, Saki discovers the story is much, much bigger.A new episode of Reply All will be out later this week.

  • #135 Robocall: Bang Bang

    Jan 31 2019

    This week, Alex investigates the rise of one of the most hated businesses: Robocalls. And Damiano tries to figure out if a robocaller is tracking his every move.

  • #134 The Year of the Wallop

    Jan 17 2019

    New Year! Alex Goldman’s audacious plan to get punched in the face, plus special guest Jason  Mantzoukas returns for a very Azkaban Yes Yes No.Tweet from the episode

  • #133 Reply All's 2018 Year End Extravaganza

    Dec 20 2018

    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.

  • #132 Negative Mount Pleasant

    Dec 06 2018

    A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment.  A Better Mount PleasantLet's Make A Better Mount PleasantJournalist Larry Tabak's Series on Foxconn in Wisconsin

  • Introducing Without Fail

    Nov 29 2018

    Today we talk to Alex Blumberg about his new podcast "Without Fail" and then, he shares with us his interview with movie producer Nina Jacobson. In it, Nina talks through her biggest failures and most surprising successes.

  • #131 Surefire Investigations

    Nov 15 2018

    This week, the return of YYN: from a deranged mascot to the top of the FBI

  • #130 The Snapchat Thief

    Nov 08 2018

    This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates.Michael Bazzell's PodcastThe complete Security and Privacy PodcastSteps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect HimselfHow to port your phone numberPassword ManagerGoogle AuthenticatorYubikeyMichael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websitesSudoStories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/MotherboardBy Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai...more

  • #129 Autumn

    Oct 25 2018

    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

  • #128 The Crime Machine, Part II

    Oct 12 2018

    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.

  • #127 The Crime Machine, Part I

    Oct 12 2018

    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.

  • #126 Alex Jones Dramageddon

    Sep 13 2018

    We're back this week with a Yes Yes No. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through Alex Jones's visit to the Senate. And producer Anna Foley helps us unpack the scandal that's engulfed Beauty YouTube.Alex Jones tweetBeautube tweet

  • #102 Long Distance Parts 1 & 2

    Aug 30 2018

    A telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.   This episode originally aired in July of 2017. 

  • #104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

    Aug 23 2018

    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. This episode originally aired in September of 2017. 

  • #83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

    Aug 16 2018

    A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul. This episode originally aired in December of 2016. 

  • #97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?

    Aug 09 2018

    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.This episode first aired in May of 2017. 

  • #125 All My Pets

    Jul 26 2018

    Taylor Nicole Dean was a self-described shut-in, a teenager who lived in her parent's home, surrounded by exotic pets. And then she started making videos on YouTube.Taylor's Youtube ChannelVote for your favorite reply all episodes - we'll run the winners in August!

  • #124 The Magic Store

    Jul 13 2018

    Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates.Further Reading:Elizabeth Dwoskin on AmazonBuzzfeed's Nicole Nguyen on Amazon Fake Reviewers

  • #123 An Ad for the Worst Day of Your Life

    Jun 21 2018

    Matt’s wife died a decade ago. Now, everywhere he goes on the internet, he can’t escape advertisements for clickbait sites with her picture on it. This week, Super Tech Support tries to help out.Matt's non-profit, the Liz Logelin Foundation

  • #122 The QAnon Code ⚡️⚡️

    Jun 07 2018

    This week, to celebrate Alex Goldman’s return from paternity leave, a Yes Yes No extravaganza. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through the internet’s most encompassing conspiracy theory to date, and then Gene Demby joins us to help unpack a very different kind of conspiracy.Paris Martineau's Qanon explainer in New York MagazineParis Martineau's Reporting on Roseanne and QAnon for The OutlineBen Detrick on Bryan ColangeloThe Yes Yes No Blog

  • #79 Boy in Photo [Rebroadcast]

    May 31 2018

    Who was Wayne?

  • #121 Pain Funnel

    May 18 2018

    An ambitious plan to help people goes off the rails, and a man from Florida tries to fix things the only way he knows how: with prank phone calls.Further reading:Cat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part ICat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part IIDavid Segal's series on the business around addiction (New York Times)Ryan Hampton's American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction CrisisPalm Beach Post's Reporting on the Sober Home Crisis 

  • #120 INVCEL

    May 10 2018

    How a shy, queer Canadian woman accidentally invented one of the internet’s most toxic male communities.

  • Introducing The Habitat

    Apr 26 2018

    Today we bring you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show “The Habitat.”  The true story of six volunteers picked to live on a fake planet.

  • #119 No More Safe Harbor

    Apr 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.Trigger warning: sexual assault.

  • #118 A Pirate In Search of a Judge

    Mar 15 2018

    One day, Cayden received an email from their internet provider that said "stop pirating TV shows or we'll cut off your internet!" Cayden had no idea what they were talking about. So Alex decided to investigate.Further Reading Vulture's recap of "Old Loves" (Girls Season 5, Episode 4)

  • #117 The World's Most Expensive Free Watch

    Mar 01 2018

    This week, the story of a man who made the extremely dubious decision to order a watch that he found in an Instagram ad. We explore the strange world that watch came from.Further ReadingJenny ODell's "There's No Such Thing As A Free Watch"Alexis Madrigal's dropshipping articleApply here for the Reply All summer internship!

  • #116 Trust the Process

    Feb 15 2018

    This week, we meet a dominatrix who dominates computers, instead of just people. Plus, the story of a man who hatches a plot to destroy a beloved NBA team, using the best advantage he has — the fact that he’s their general manager.Further Reading:Mistress Harley's Website (very NSFW)The Yes Yes Nos tumblrThe tweet in questionThe Code Switch blogThe Code Switch podcast

  • #115 The Bitcoin Hunter

    Jan 25 2018

    Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago?Further ReadingPlanet Money's bitcoin storyStories by Jia Tolentino

  • #114 Apocalypse Soon

    Jan 18 2018

    This week: Yes Yes No returns and takes us to the brink of apocalypse.Further Readingreplyall.fyiThe yes yes nos tumblr The tweet in questionTide Pod Pizza Tweet Uganda Knuckles in VR Chat Who Killed Captain Alex trailer Logan Paul "Why 2017 was the best year of my life" video "Somebody touch my spaghett!" tweet Smashmouth spaghett Kirby spaghett Full Metal Jacket Spaghett PewDiePie's "Youtube Touched My Spaget[sic]" video  

  • #113 Reply All's Year End Extravaganza

    Dec 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. 

  • #112 The Prophet

    Dec 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.

  • #111 Return of the Russian Passenger

    Dec 07 2017

    After a secret breaks in the news, Reply All re-examines how Alex Blumberg's Uber account was hacked.This episode is a follow up to #91 The Russian Passenger and #93 Beware All.Further reading:The Best Password Managers

  • Presenting: Heavyweight

    Nov 30 2017

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

  • #110 The Antifa Supersoldier Spectacular

    Nov 16 2017

    The return of YYN: The horrifying specter of November 4th and a very disturbing ice cream recipe.Further ReadingRich Kyanka's TweetRefuse Fascism announces the November 4 protestsAn article by Krang T. Nelson about getting banned from twitter for his tweet.Jordan Peltz' videoAlex Jones warns of the Antifa uprisingBrian Feldman's Tweet Ryan Broderick's "vore" theoryFeldman's follow up article Constable Frozen Our Yes Yes No blog

  • #109 Is Facebook Spying on You?

    Nov 02 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 ReadingOur 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.

  • #108 The Skip Tracer, Part II

    Oct 19 2017

    Continued: Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.

  • #107 The Skip Tracer, Part I

    Oct 19 2017

    Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case. 

  • #106 Is That You, KD?

    Sep 28 2017

    This week, we help Alex Blumberg understand why a Google engineer ended up complimenting the KKK, and then Yes Yes No turns bizarro.Further ReadingJames Damore's unedited memo Links to all of the tweets or stories mentioned in Yes Yes No can be found at http://yesyesnos.tumblr.com Article about Kevin Durant (includes screenshots of his tweets)

  • #105 At World's End

    Sep 21 2017

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

  • #104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

    Sep 07 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.

  • #103 Long Distance, Part II

    Aug 03 2017

    This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance. Further ReadingSnigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan TimesIf 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...more

  • #102 Long Distance

    Jul 27 2017

    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, a...more

  • #101 Minka

    Jul 13 2017

    A man takes on an impossible job: fixing the place you go before you die.Further InfoBill Thomas's websiteBill Thomas on TwitterTammy Marshall at The New Jewish Home

  • #100 Friends and Blasphemers

    Jun 29 2017

    An online diary used by American teenagers confronts a strange and terrifying enemy.

  • #99 Black Hole, New Jersey

    Jun 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.

  • #98 Fog of Covfefe

    Jun 08 2017

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

  • #97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?

    May 18 2017

    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 

  • #96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman

    May 04 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.

  • #95 The Silence in the Sky

    Apr 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.

  • #94 Obfuscation

    Apr 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.

  • #93 Beware All

    Apr 06 2017

    This week, we discover who was actually behind the hack of Alex Blumberg's Uber account. This episode picks up where Episode 91, The Russian Passenger, left off.Further InfoCome see Alex and PJ at The Bell House with Linda Holmes!Wirecutter on password managers

  • #92 Favor Atender: The Return

    Mar 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 Radi...more

  • #91 The Russian Passenger

    Mar 16 2017

    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 readinghaveibeenpwned.comA good article on how and why you should use password managers, and the best password managers out there.Further listeningSimplicity by Macroform

  • #90 Matt Lieber Goes to Dinner

    Mar 02 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.Further ReadingW3C's proposed standard W3C Director, Tim Berners-Lee, posts "On EME in HTML5"Mozilla's blog post "DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users"Cory Doctorow's post "The World Wide Web Consortium at a Crossroads: Arms-Dealers or Standards-Setters?"

  • #89 Worldstar

    Feb 23 2017

    The unlikely rise of Lee O'Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case.Further ListeningQ's interview on Shots FiredQ's interview on The Champs

  • #88 Second Language

    Feb 09 2017

    A new Yes Yes No, plus Sruthi meets her first fully-functional cyborg.Further ReadingNorm Kelly's TwitterEric Valor's WebsiteEric's non-profit Sciopen Research Group

  • #87 Storming the Castle

    Feb 02 2017

    This week: Alex meets his hero, the thorn in the side of Dick Dale, GG Allin, and Alex Trebek.Further ReadingLongmont Potion Castle's websiteThe Twice Removed podcastNazanin Rafsanjani's Twitter

  • #86 Man of the People

    Jan 19 2017

    This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands.Pope Brock's book, CharlatanPenny Lane's documentary, Nuts!

  • #85 The Reversal

    Jan 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 ReadingThe 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 Fo...more

  • #84 Past, Present, Future 2

    Dec 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 DrillFurther Rea...more

  • #47 Quit Already (REBROADCAST)

    Dec 15 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.

  • #83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

    Dec 08 2016

    A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul.Further ReadingBryan Menegus' great article, "Reddit is Tearing Itself Apart."An interview with Edgar Welch, the Pizzagate gunman.The Donald SubredditIf you have a question about a story we've reported this year, please email a voice memo of 30 seconds or less to replyall@gimletmedia.com with the subject line "updates."

  • Introducing Crimetown

    Nov 24 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.

  • #82 Hello?

    Nov 17 2016

    Alex and PJ take calls from anyone, about anything, for 48 hours straight.Thank YousAdam 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 FarleyJorge JustAustin ThompsonBuild BuildingsEveryone who called

  • #81 In the Tall Grass

    Nov 04 2016

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

  • #80 Flash!

    Oct 27 2016

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

  • #29 The Takeover (REBROADCAST)

    Oct 20 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 FactsKaren 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 ReadingYou can check out the Stackswell and Co. Facebook page here.Read a story about Stackswell and Co. fr...more

  • #79 Boy in Photo

    Oct 13 2016

    To reach a port, we must set sail.

  • #78 Very Quickly to the Drill

    Sep 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 ReadingDavid Segal's story on locksmiths The Ringfinders websiteForm to give feedback on specific adsGoogle'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, b...more

  • #77 The Grand Tapestry Of Pepe

    Sep 22 2016

    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 manage...more

  • #76 Lost in a Cab

    Sep 08 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 ReadingIf 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 ...more

  • #75 Boy Wonder

    Sep 01 2016

    Barry develops a small but very inconvenient health problem, which becomes so persistent and pernicious that it feels as if someone put a curse on him. Sruthi Pinnamaneni goes deep on a decades-long medical mystery.Lisa Sanders’ book, Every Patient Tells a Story.Lisa Sanders’ column, Diagnosis.Become a Gimlet Member to join our Q&A this Friday at 12PM EST!Listen to Reply All Executive Producer Tim Howard's latest release as Soltero!

  • #74 Making Friends

    Aug 25 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 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 “REPL...more

  • #73 Sandbox

    Aug 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.

  • #72 Dead is Paul

    Aug 04 2016

    This week, a Yes Yes No about gorillas, conspiracy theories, and glitter.Further ReadingSee the original tweets on our Yes Yes No tumblr.Marina Joyce's YouTubeArticle on Marina JoycePolice tweeting about Marina Joyce

  • #71 The Picture Taker

    Jul 28 2016

    Rachel was a faithful user of a photo storage website called Picturelife, until one day all of her photos disappeared. As she investigated, she realized that every Picturelife user was having the same problem. Alex tries to find out if there's any hope of getting her photos back. Also, a preview of the new Gimlet show, Science Vs!Subscribe to Science Vs. by clicking this link.Become a Gimlet Member by clicking this link.

  • #70 Stolen Valor

    Jul 14 2016

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

  • #69 Disappeared

    Jul 07 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.

  • #68 Vampire Rules

    Jun 16 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.

  • #67 On the Inside, Part IV

    Jun 09 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.

  • #66 On the Inside, Part III

    May 27 2016

    Blogger Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit. This week, producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni looks at his trial, and speaks to the one person who witnessed the murder.On the Inside, Part IOn the Inside, Part II

  • #65 On the Inside, Part II

    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

  • #64 On the Inside

    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.

  • #63 1000 Brimes

    Apr 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.

  • #62 Decoders

    Apr 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. 

  • #61 Baby King

    Apr 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

  • #60 A Simple Question

    Mar 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. 

  • #59 Good Job, Alex

    Mar 24 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.

  • #58 Earth Pony

    Mar 17 2016

    This week we learn the truth behind Carl Diggler, the internet's most successful election forecaster. And a special Yes Yes No featuring comedian/actor/podcaster Jason Mantzoukas.Further ListeningJason Mantzoukas' How Did This Get Made PodcastFurther ReadingVirgil on TwitterFelix on TwitterColumns by Carl DigglerSuperforecastingThe Good Judgment Project@SatelliteHigh's YesYesNo Tweet@RoyCalbeck's YesYesNo TweetSponsorsMailchimpMinistry of SupplySquarespace

  • #57 Milk Wanted

    Mar 10 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 FactsOur theme music is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.Our ad music is by Build Buildings.Further ReadingAnna's Website, Liquid Gold ConceptAmbrosia MilkKara S...more

  • #56 Zardulu

    Feb 25 2016

    The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No.Zardulu's Twitter and Facebook accounts.Eric Yearwood's website.Matt Little's website.The Half Press tweet discussed on this week's Yes Yes No.

  • #55 The Line

    Feb 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.

  • #54 Apologies to Dr. Rosalind Franklin

    Feb 11 2016

    This week, we fix an embarrassing oversight.

  • #53 In The Desert

    Feb 04 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. 

  • PSA: Hidden Trove

    Jan 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 GambinoThanks for listening, and se...more

  • #52 Raising The Bar

    Jan 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.

  • #51 Perfect Crime

    Jan 14 2016

    Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and ignores her critics.Further ReadingPerfect CrimeSamplerSinger/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.SponsorsMailchimpSeesoAudible

  • #50 The Cathedral

    Jan 07 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.

  • #49 Past, Present, Future

    Dec 16 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.

  • #48 I Love You, I Loathe You

    Dec 07 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.

  • #47 Quit Already!

    Nov 30 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)

  • #46 Yik Yak Returns

    Nov 15 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 podca...more

  • #45 The Rainbow Pug

    Nov 10 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 

  • #44 Shine On You Crazy Goldman

    Nov 03 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/. 

  • #43 The Law That Sticks

    Oct 26 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.

  • #42 Blind Spot

    Oct 12 2015

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

  • #41 What It Looks Like

    Oct 05 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-7f22011d6113Follow 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/Th...more

  • #40 The Flower Child

    Sep 22 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.

  • #39 Reply All Exploder

    Sep 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-songYou can find Song Exploder here:http://songexploder.net/

  • #38 Undo, Undo, Undo

    Sep 07 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.comSubscribe to Invisibilia: www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/Watch us in Cast Party: www.castparty.orgFollow Max Silvestri: www.twitter.com/maxsilvestri

  • #37 Taking Power

    Sep 01 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)

  • #36 Today's The Day

    Aug 25 2015

    On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.

  • #35 One Strike

    Aug 10 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.callmel...more

  • #34 DMV Nation

    Aug 04 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 ...more

  • #6 This Proves Everything + The Best Hold Music in the World

    Jul 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, ...more

  • #33 @ISIS

    Jul 20 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/rcallimachiYou can also listen to an interview with her on the Longform podcast here...more

  • #32 The Evilest Technology On Earth :-)

    Jul 13 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.orgSponsors:Hover www.hover.com (offer code "discrection")Stamps.com www.stamps.com (offer code "...more

  • #31 BONUS: The Reddit Implosion Explainer

    Jul 09 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

  • #30 The Man In The FBI Hat

    Jun 29 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/For tickets to Cast Party, go to www.castparty.orgCheck out Death, Sex & Money at www.deathsexmoney.orgSponsors:The Outlook app for iOS and AndroidMailchimp (www.mailchimp.com/replyall)Harry's Razors (www.harrys.com/reply)

  • #29 The Takeover

    Jun 23 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). Sponsors:Xero (www.xero.com/podcasts)Stamps.com (www.stamps.com, offer code 'reply')Squarespace (www.squarespace.com, offer code 'reply')

  • #28 Shipped to Timbuktu

    Jun 15 2015

    An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. Leopold's website: http://www.weihsien-paintings.orgCast Party Tickets: http://castparty.orgSponsors: Mailchimp http://www.mailchimp.comStamps.com http://www.stamps.com

  • #27 The Fever

    Jun 02 2015

    This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story about dating online that is unlike any we've ever heard before.Sponsors:Xero (http://www.xero.com/podcasts)Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com)Stamps.com (http://www.stamps.com, offer code "reply")

  • #26 Craigslist, Horsley's List

    May 24 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...more

  • #25 Favor Atender

    May 18 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...more

  • #24 Exit & Return, Part II

    May 12 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.  Thanks for listening! Subscribe to our podcast at www.itunes.com/replyall!Sponsors:www.framebridge.com (offe...more

  • #23 Exit & Return, Part I

    May 05 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.Thanks for listening! Subscribe to our podcast at http://www.itunes.com/replyall!Sponsors: Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com)Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com - coupon code...more

  • #22 BONUS: The Man Who Refused To Email

    May 04 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 Forgiv...more

  • #5.5 Jennicam Revisited

    Apr 27 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...more

  • #21 Hack The Police

    Apr 20 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 ...more

  • #20 I Want To Break Free

    Apr 13 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.

  • #19 Underdog

    Apr 04 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 ab...more

  • #18 Silence And Respect

    Mar 29 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.

  • #17 The Time Traveler And The Hitman

    Mar 22 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.

  • #16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

    Mar 15 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.

  • #15 I've Killed People And I Have Hostages

    Feb 28 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.

  • #14 The Art of Making and Fixing Mistakes

    Feb 21 2015

    A social media mistake for the record books, and a quiet saint of Wikipedia. 

  • #13 Love is Lies

    Feb 15 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.

  • #1 - An App Sends A Stranger To Say I Love You (Updated)

    Feb 08 2015

    What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him. (Updated with a new interview!)

  • #12 Back End Trouble

    Feb 01 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.) 

  • #11 Did Errol Morris' Brother Invent Email?

    Jan 24 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.

  • #10 The French Connection

    Jan 18 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.

  • #9 The Writing On The Wall

    Jan 10 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.

  • #8 Anxiety Box

    Jan 08 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.

  • #7 This Website Is For Sale

    Dec 29 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.

  • #6 This Proves Everything

    Dec 21 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.

  • #5 Jennicam

    Dec 15 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.

  • #4 Follow The Money

    Dec 08 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. 

  • #3 We Know What You Did

    Dec 03 2014

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

  • #2 The Secret, Gruesome Internet For Doctors

    Nov 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. 

  • #1 A Stranger Says I Love You

    Nov 24 2014

    What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him. 

  • Reply All Mic Test

    Nov 06 2014

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