Reply All: #139 The Reply All Hotline
March 28, 2019 8:34 AM - Subscribe

This week, PJ and Alex open up the phone lines and try to solve your problems, big and small. Don't type like my brother.Further Reading: JusoorInstitute of International Education PEER Michael Bazzel's workbook to remove your personal information online
posted by Tevin (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Whew shit gets *real* around minute 40
posted by Tevin at 8:35 AM on March 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

Yeah, damn. I really, really love Reply All.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:52 PM on March 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

"I am a PJ and an Alex!" Damn, who was cutting onions during this?
posted by Gin and Broadband at 6:09 AM on March 29, 2019 [2 favorites]

I want to keep the bit with the last caller for the next time someone tries to argue for the travel ban. Some people respond a lot better to individual stories than dry facts.
posted by Karmakaze at 10:03 AM on March 29, 2019 [5 favorites]

I have never been able to listen to the Q&A section of any live podcast ever. I dunno what it is about me. I know I have the reverse of schadenfreude so that’s probably a component.

I skipped some seconds of this one but on the whole this was listenable to me, and at some points (esp yeah after 40mins) downright poignant.

Sigh. I do love this show.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:15 PM on March 29, 2019 [2 favorites]

That last caller was so hard to listen to but so worth it. I am super impressed with his English skills! It's funny to me that kids now learn foreign languages via YouTube, but it's a great way to learn conversational speech.

That caller was a really good example of what Reply All *is.* It's "a show about the internet" but it's so much more. Technically the caller was having trouble applying to a Canadian university because his name is in all caps. But that was just a small window into a much bigger story.
posted by radioamy at 5:55 PM on March 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

They had a good chat with the congressional intern but they said byebye before he got to ask a question!
posted by moonmilk at 7:19 PM on March 30, 2019 [2 favorites]

(I sort of assume they cut the question for whatever reason)

That last caller sure was a huge rush of unexpected feelings. I'll listen to PR and Dominican folks on youtube because it can be hard to find general Spanish language media with those accents and they're super hard to understand unless you have regular exposure to them (they're like the Scots of the Spanish speaking world, accent-wise).
posted by dinty_moore at 1:05 PM on April 1, 2019

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