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A show about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From @gimletmedia.

Episodes

Podcast: Reply All: #17 The Time Traveler And The Hitman

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. [more inside]
posted by Gin and Broadband on Mar 26, 2015 at 3:31 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

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.
posted by radioamy on Mar 19, 2015 at 9:58 AM - 14 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #15 I've Killed People And I Have Hostages

Blair Myhand is a police officer in the sleepy, 40,000 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.
posted by radioamy on Mar 4, 2015 at 9:47 PM - 12 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #14 The Art of Making and Fixing Mistakes

A social media mistake for the record books, and a quiet saint of Wikipedia.
posted by radioamy on Feb 25, 2015 at 9:10 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #13 Love is Lies

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.
posted by radioamy on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:17 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #12 Back End Trouble

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. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:21 PM - 15 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #11 Did Errol Morris' Brother Invent Email?

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.
posted by radioamy on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:08 AM - 13 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #10 The French Connection

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. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 21, 2015 at 9:58 PM - 12 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #9 The Writing On The Wall

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.
posted by mathowie on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #8 Anxiety Box

Paul Ford likes to use the internet to solve his problems. He sets Google Calendar reminders for years, even decades, in the future. He buys domain names the way most people buy lattes at Starbucks. So when Paul realized that his anxiety was taking over his life, he did the only thing he knew how to do: he made a website.
posted by radioamy on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:07 PM - 15 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #7 This Website Is For Sale

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.
posted by radioamy on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:21 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #6 This Proves Everything

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. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #5 Jennicam

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.
posted by mathowie on Dec 17, 2014 at 8:17 PM - 14 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #4 Follow The Money

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 actual, accidental truth online. This week we investigate that claim.
posted by mathowie on Dec 10, 2014 at 6:21 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #3 We Know What You Did

Twenty years ago, Ethan Zuckerman did something terrible on the internet. And he's still living with the consequences. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Dec 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM - 10 comments

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