Reply All: #64 On the Inside
May 12, 2016 5:43 PM - Subscribe

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.
posted by SansPoint (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Such a cliffhanger. I can't wait for next week!

Anyone else a little worried for Sruthi? I got the impression that her weekly calls got sorta intense. Or that she got a little obsessed with the story. Maybe I am just reading into it.

Either way I really like Sruthi's storytelling.
posted by radioamy at 5:56 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]

Also I am curious how he got the blog started. How do you even explain the Internet to someone who has presumably never used it?
posted by radioamy at 5:59 PM on May 12, 2016

What is this SERIAL all of a sudden?
posted by chrchr at 8:47 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]

Are all the Gimlet shows going to be Serial themed next week? Sampler will be. I miss StartUp being a window into Gimlet. What I really want is a podcast explaining why we aren't getting more episodes of Mystery Show.
posted by rikschell at 4:57 AM on May 13, 2016 [5 favorites]

I was thinking that, too, radioamy. Fascinating episode but she did seem much more intensely involved than one would expect for just a story.
posted by purenitrous at 3:33 PM on May 14, 2016

I liked this episode, and appreciate that one interesting story ("how do you publish a blog from jail?") is morphing into another interesting story. But it seemed very odd not to have some explicit nod to Serial. Even just a Mailkimp joke, or some riff on the prison collect call recording, some reference to this other show pretty much 90% of their listeners was obsessed with last year.
posted by Nelson at 6:39 PM on May 14, 2016

I thought the piano theme at the end of the episode was an indirect nod to Serial, but there wasn't any explicit call out to it.
posted by gladly at 8:18 PM on May 14, 2016 [1 favorite]

Anyone else a little worried for Sruthi?

Totally. She's not a seasoned enough crime reporter for this - same problem that Serial had.

I really don't want Reply All to become Serial, so I'm not a fan of this multipart series. I just love Reply All.
posted by Miko at 9:47 PM on May 20, 2016

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