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Podcast: Reply All: #104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

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.
posted by noneuclidean on Sep 7, 2017 - 8 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Friendster: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 2)

In 2003, Jonathan Abrams was sitting atop one of the hottest new companies in Silicon Valley. He and his website were at the forefront of an industry that would eventually be worth more than $400 billion. So, what went wrong? Let's discuss episode 2, the second part of this episode, as well.
posted by bq on Jul 1, 2017 - 2 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?

This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.
posted by dnash on May 19, 2017 - 6 comments

Podcast: Reply All: # 94 Obfuscation

This week, we debut a new segment designed to help you calibrate your anger in a changing world. Plus, how to cloak yourself from all the people who are now allowed to see your internet browsing history.
posted by jazon on Apr 14, 2017 - 6 comments

Podcast: Undone: The Columbia

In 2003 the space shuttle Columbia was returning from two weeks in orbit. It was a routine mission. So routine that most of America barely paid attention. Until something went terribly wrong. Many of us watched shuttle break apart over Texas on television. All seven of the crew members were lost. Jon Clark's wife, Laurel, was one of them, and her death that day inspired his life's work: helping get more people to space. [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Jan 29, 2017 - 6 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Part 7: MAGIC (Season 4, Episode 10)

Season Finale. Following his ousting from American Apparel, Dov Charney has been eager to restart and launch his new venture. He has assembled the fabric, the equipment, and the people to help make his new clothing line. Now he needs to find his customer base. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Dec 28, 2016 - 18 comments

Podcast: Homecoming: 1. MANDATORY

New clients arrive. A customer asks for the bill. The airport signage needs a lot of work. A bird wakes up in the Everglades.Homecoming was created and written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg; directed by Eli Horowitz; sound design, editing, and music by Mark Henry Phillips; produced by Alicia Van Couvering and Mark Henry Phillips; casting by Henry Russell Bergstein. Homecoming is a production of Gimlet Media.
posted by CMcG on Nov 24, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #7 Julia

In grade 8, Julia was bullied so badly by a group of girls that she changed schools without telling anyone. Soon after, the girls from her old school showed up at her house and rang her doorbell. She didn't answer it. For the past 20 years, Julia's been wondering what those girls wanted.
posted by jeather on Nov 9, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: You Can't Wear a Suit Here (Season 4, Episode 2)

Growth. It can be exciting, it can be motivating, and it can be really stressful. In this week's episode, we take a look at the tensions that Gimlet's growth spurt is creating. We speak with the team producing one of our upcoming shows to see what it's really like to build a podcast from the ground up. Each of them is being asked to step up to the plate in a way that they never have before, and some are realizing that the support they expected, it just isn't there. People are pushed to their limits, emotions run high, and things that have remained hitherto unsaid are finally aired. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Oct 15, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #3 Tara

Jonathan watched a short experimental video in college in which a little girl sat in silence while her parent sobbed. Now, Jonathan wants to know if that girl is okay.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 6, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #1 Buzz

Buzz and Sheldon are brothers in their eighties who have been estranged for decades. Buzz visits Sheldon to see if there's still a relationship left to salvage.
posted by primethyme on Sep 25, 2016 - 3 comments

Secret Chat Room

I got an email from PJ and Alex of Reply All yesterday: "Hello! We have some exciting news, but we need to be a little secretive... Your favorite podcast co-hosts — PJ & Alex of Reply All (duh!) — have a new show. It's called Secret Chatroom. It's live, it's interactive, and it's monthly. It's an hour long, and it's for Gimlet Members only. That's really all we can say. Trust us, though, you won't want to miss it." [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 20, 2016 - 0 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #58 Earth Pony

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.
posted by lunch on Mar 17, 2016 - 8 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #56 Zardulu

The rats are not what they seem. [more inside]
posted by lunch on Feb 25, 2016 - 23 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #55 The Line

This week, 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. [more inside]
posted by lunch on Feb 20, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #51 Perfect Crime

Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and defies the logic of Yelp. [more inside]
posted by lunch on Jan 14, 2016 - 11 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #50 The Cathedral

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. [more inside]
posted by lunch on Jan 7, 2016 - 14 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #17 Words About Words From Our Sponsors

Gimlet is starting a new line of business, and it's a complicated one: Branded content. As we see in this episode, there are some very real anxieties about how to do this right.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Nov 21, 2015 - 13 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #46 Yik Yak Returns

Yik Yak is an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. Last year, Reply All did a story about how it brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism at Colgate University. In the second half, Reply All goes beyond Colgate and talks to Jamil Smith to try to understand Colgate in the context of recent campus protests.
posted by lunch on Nov 18, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #16 The Secret Formula

Gimlet is making a big, expensive bet. The kind of bet that could make or break the company. And it's a bet that comes down to one factor: What is Gimlet's competitive advantage? As the company launches its fourth new show, "Surprisingly Awesome," we take a deep dive in to how the show was made.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Nov 12, 2015 - 11 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #45 The Rainbow Pug

This week, Jade Davis loses her dog on the internet, and Alex and PJ go looking for it.
posted by lunch on Nov 12, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #42 Blind Spot

Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes.
posted by lunch on Oct 15, 2015 - 7 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #41 What It Looks Like

Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that's practically invisible. Her story plus a new Yes Yes No. [more inside]
posted by lunch on Oct 8, 2015 - 11 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #40 The Flower Child

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. [more inside]
posted by lunch on Sep 24, 2015 - 14 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #39 Reply All Exploder

Reply All hands the airwaves over to Hrishikesh Hirway of the Song Exploder podcast and we are treated to a double feature: First the origin's of the Reply All theme by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder, and then Phil Elverum of the Microphones on his song "I Want Wind to Blow"
posted by selenized on Sep 18, 2015 - 11 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #38 Undo, Undo, Undo

Alex and PJ do a Yes Yes No with Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR's Invisibilia, and discuss the one message you've sent across the internet you wish you could take back.
posted by lunch on Sep 10, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #37 Taking Power

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.
posted by lunch on Sep 3, 2015 - 10 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #36 Today's The Day

On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.
posted by lunch on Aug 27, 2015 - 28 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #35 One Strike

In the first half Preston Mardenborough has posted the same ad to craigslist over 300 times, Sylvie Douglis finds out why. In the second half Barry Crimmins embarked on on a one-man crusade to stop child pornographers on AOL in the mid-90's. [more inside]
posted by selenized on Aug 14, 2015 - 12 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #34 DMV Nation

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. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Aug 6, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #30 The Man In The FBI Hat

When successful internet entrepreneur Robert Hoquim died, the people who knew him found out they actually didn't know him at all.
posted by skewed on Jul 4, 2015 - 5 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Profiled (Season 2, #6)

In online dating, love is not blind. How do deal with customers who make their dating choices based on race, and why the blind date business model didn't work. [more inside]
posted by skewed on Jun 5, 2015 - 10 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #27 The Fever

This week, producer Stephanie Foo talks about her own and other asian women's experience with online dating. [more inside]
posted by skewed on Jun 5, 2015 - 19 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #21 Hack The Police

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.
posted by inturnaround on Apr 24, 2015 - 8 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #13 Fake It Til You Make It

This installment addresses an a question that was brought up in earlier episodes, back before Gimlet was an actual business: are they a technology company or a content company? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Feb 3, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: Longform: Episode 124: Alex Blumberg

Alex Blumberg is a former producer for This American Life and Planet Money. Last year he founded Gimlet Media, a podcast network, and hosts its first show, StartUp. “When someone starts talking about something difficult, when they get unexpectedly emotional, your normal human reaction is to sort of comfort and steer away. To say, ‘Oh I’m sorry, let’s move on.’ What you need to do, if you want good tape, is to say, ‘Talk more about how you’re feeling right now.’ It feels like a horrible question to ask. It feels like you're going against your every instinct as a decent human being to go toward the pain that this person is experiencing.” Thanks to TinyLetter, Lynda and Alarm Grid for sponsoring this week's episode. [more inside]
posted by bq on Jan 30, 2015 - 1 comment

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