A show about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From @gimletmedia.
One man tries to unite America. One Frog threatens to tear it apart. [more inside]
This week: a bitter Yes Yes No rivalry, and the return of 10 Minutes on Craigslist. Someone has gone missing. [more inside]
To reach a port, we must set sail.
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. [more inside]
If you lose something in a cab in New York City: Call 311 or go to the Taxi and Limousine Commission website. It's easy if you know already... but if you don't, welcome to Scamville and the nefarious users of Google AdSense.
Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.
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. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
It's all Yes Yes No this week. First, a tweet about a banana sculpted (nibbled?) into a gorilla, then another tweet that requires "outside counsel" to explain. [more inside]
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!
PJ dives into the world of military impostors and the vigilantes who hunt them. Plus, a dispatch from Dallas. [more inside]
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.
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. Super Tech Support to the rescue. Plus, the return of Yes Yes No. [more inside]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Email Debt Forgiveness Day is April 30th. To observe the holiday, Alex, PJ, and Phia talk to three people with plans to send delinquent messages.
This week, Alex stumbles upon the weirdest gifs ever made, and goes hunting for their creators. Also, a new Yes Yes No.
This week, PJ helps a listener named Matt ask a very large company a simple question. Are you telling me the truth?
This week, Alex tries to solve a problem and PJ insults him. Also the return of Email Debt Forgiveness Day.
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.
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 rats are not what they seem. [more inside]
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]
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. (Previously, on the blue)
Leslie Miley went from being a college dropout to Twitter's only black engineer in a leadership position. So why did he quit? And what does it have to do with ketchup? Plus a new Yes Yes No involving the manosphere and Star Wars.
Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and defies the logic of Yelp. [more inside]
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]
This week, updates on some of the stories they've done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, and the most beautiful song ever written about ping pong balls and a clarinet. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
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.
This week, Jade Davis loses her dog on the internet, and Alex and PJ go looking for it.
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.
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.
Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes.
Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that's practically invisible. Her story plus a new Yes Yes No. [more inside]
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]
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"
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.
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.
On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.
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]
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]
Rukmini Callimachi covers Islamic terrorism for the New York 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, a new segment called "Super Tech Support." In this installment, Alex tries to figure out why it's so f@#*ing hard to cancel a Handy subscription.
What happens when the hackers are hacked? [more inside]
A Yes Yes No about the recent (and massive) dustup on Reddit.
When successful internet entrepreneur Robert Hoquim died, the people who knew him found out they actually didn't know him at all.
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-existant office.
An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. [more inside]
This week, producer Stephanie Foo talks about her own and other asian women's experience with online dating. [more inside]
Exploring strange Craigslist posts. Plus, what it's like to have online harassment blend with real-life threats when you're an abortion provider. [more inside]
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/correa-vs-crudo SPONSORS: Framebridge: http://framebridge.com (offer code "reply") Stamps.com: http://stamps.com (offer code "reply") Animoto: http://animoto.com (offer code "replyall")
This week, we conclude Shulem Deen's story. We learn 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.
In 1996 Shulem Deen was a 22-year old Hasidic Jew living in a small, isolated community in New York. He bought a computer and innocently installed America Online from the included floppy disk, and had his first 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.
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.
Yes Yes No returns, and the story of two people who created a company designed to ghostwrite people's emotionally difficult emails.
Marnie the Dog is one of the most famous dogs on Instagram. Two years ago, she was near death at an animal shelter in Conneticut, 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. [more inside]