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187 episodes - English - Latest episode: 20 days ago - ★★★★★ - 23.8K ratings

"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.

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#169 The Confetti Cannon

November 12, 2020 11:00 - 55 minutes

In the midst of a historic election, Alex, PJ and Emmanuel talk to our listeners.

We're Taking Your Calls Today

November 06, 2020 19:50 - 1 minute

We will be opening up our phone lines a few times over the next couple days. We are hoping to talk to specific groups of people who have helped shape this incredible election. The first group we want to hear from is Black people in the South. We want to know how you’re feeling. Give us a call today (11/6) at 4pm ET at 917-793-2272. If you don’t get through, leave us a voicemail. We might use the voicemails or calls in a future episode. Please keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook. In the coming...

#168 Happiness Calculator vs. Alex Goldman

October 29, 2020 10:00 - 34 minutes

Alex meets a scientist who has built a tool meant to do the impossible -- measure the world's overall happiness and sadness. Plus, Alex volunteers for a risky and strange experiment.

Introducing: Resistance

October 22, 2020 10:00 - 45 minutes

Faced with an impossible choice, one man goes live on instagram. Saidu Tejan Thomas Jr. shares a story from his new podcast, Resistance. Find more episodes of Resistance here: https://open.spotify.com/show/02JzQLXpqTtViFUGQjRkj3?si=PvQrGlB7QEuf0AcgsGklHg&utm_source=copy-link To get more information about the show, follow the show's Instagram page: @resistanceshow. You can also follow Saidu on Twitter @SaiduTTJ.  If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or just needing to talk to some...

#167 America's Hottest Talkline

October 01, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

We're excited to announce that Emmanuel Dzotsi is taking on a new role on the show ... as host! And this week, he brings us a story about a mysterious recording that has been popping up on government hotlines for years. Emmanuel tries to figure out where this recording is coming from and who's putting it there.

#166 Country of Liars

September 18, 2020 21:01 - 58 minutes

Who is Q-Anon? PJ tells the surprising origin story of the Q scam, and the man who now seems to be in control of it. Dale Beran (@DaleBeran) and Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) Apply to the Reply All internship here

#115 The Bitcoin Hunter

September 03, 2020 10:00 - 30 minutes - 37.8 MB

Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago? This episode originally aired in January 2018. Further reading: Planet Money's bitcoin story Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

#132 Negative Mount Pleasant

August 20, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 79.7 MB

A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment.  This episode originally aired in December 2018. Further Reading: A Better Mount Pleasant vs Let's Make A Better Mount Pleasant Journalist Larry Tabak's series on Foxconn in Wisconsin Economist David Merriman's paper on the type of financing used by Mount Pleasant Journalist Brian Merchant's book which includes a visit to Foxconn campus in China

#165 The Mold and The Beautiful

July 30, 2020 10:00 - 48 minutes - 61.7 MB

This week, a conspiracy theory involving Jeffrey Epstein and a benign, wholesale furniture company, plus, the jam scandal that rocked Los Angeles. Yes Yes no is back, with special guest Jason Mantzoukas. Further Reading: The first tweet in this weeks YYN The second tweet The picture that goes along with the second tweet (warning... it's gross).

#164 Long Distance: The Real Alex Martin

July 16, 2020 10:00 - 34 minutes - 40.8 MB

Three years after Alex Goldman traveled to India to investigate a scammy call center, he gets a tip that makes him question everything he learned in his first trip. Long Distance Part I Long Distance Part II Akash's YouTube Akash's podcast episode

#163 Candidate One

July 02, 2020 10:00 - 48 minutes - 60.3 MB

The story of an election in America where everything went wrong -- bribery, hacking, ballot-stuffing. And the 17 year old kid who tried to save the day.

#162 The Least You Could Do

June 18, 2020 10:00 - 49 minutes - 62.5 MB

Black people all across the US are receiving the world's weirdest form of reparations: Venmo payments from white people. Producer Emmanuel Dzotsi investigates. Additional Reading: Noni's petition to reform the film department at UNC: https://www.change.org/p/patricia-parker-racism-within-the-screenwriting-minor?recruiter=17176211&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=tap_basic_share Milly Tamarez' podcast, "All Dick is Trash": https://open.spotify.com/show/4eREYSWtBcka...

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June 04, 2020 10:00 - 55 seconds - 1.34 MB

#161 Brian vs. Brian

May 14, 2020 10:00 - 46 minutes - 58.4 MB

Just for fun, a guy and his friends record a Christmas song in his Living room. More than three years later, he walks into a grocery store and hears that song playing. Alex investigates.  Listen to Brian Dean's version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The Scaredy Cats Horror Show

April 30, 2020 10:00 - 54 minutes - 69.9 MB

A new podcast about scary movies for people who are too scared to ever watch them. Each week Alex Goldman, avowed horror fan, screens a scary movie for avowed scaredy cat PJ Vogt. Together, they want to find out if it’s possible to become a person who enjoys fear. This week, The Exorcist. Links How Did This Get Made? Podcast

#59 Good Job, Alex

April 09, 2020 10:00 - 48 minutes - 39.6 MB

This week, we rebroadcast two of our favorite Super Tech Supports. Alex tries to help a woman track down her purloined website. And PJ helps someone who saw a Tinder profile with a photo of a stranger that was taken in their own apartment. FURTHER READING Every Little Thing's latest episode: Essential Workers Call In Alisa Libby's "Maniacal Smile" Website

#160 The Attic and Closet Show 2

March 31, 2020 01:14 - 43 minutes - 57.3 MB

This week, we call people across the world.

#159 The Attic and Closet Show

March 21, 2020 02:13 - 47 minutes - 62.3 MB

This week, we open up the phone lines and check in on everybody. If you want to know what we're up to in the coming weeks, check out replyall.online.

#158 The Case of the Missing Hit

March 05, 2020 06:33 - 54 minutes - 68.8 MB

A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super Tech Support case. Further Listening: Christian Lee Hutson’s music : https://open.spotify.com/track/3g8nKpXsQtXv0lcN4UGVGs

#157 Pierre Delecto and the Spooky Adventure

February 20, 2020 11:00 - 33 minutes - 40 MB

This week, we talk to the world’s most obsessive tracker of politicians' secret online lives. And ask for help on a very spooky mission. Further Reading: Ashley's article on James Comey's secret twitter and instagram accounts: https://gizmodo.com/this-is-almost-certainly-james-comey-s-twitter-account-1793843641 Ashley's article on Mitt Romney's secret twitter account: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/mitt-romney-has-a-secret-twitter-account-and-it-sure-looks-like-its-this-one.html...

#156 The Cure for Everything

January 30, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour - 135 MB

PJ and Alex open up the hotline again to tackle listener problems and mysteries, no job too weird. This time – a Waze vortex, a tribunal for HawtNugz, and a powerful mystery cure that could topple the world into dystopia. www.helpwiththecure.com

#155 Friendship Village

January 16, 2020 19:18 - 57 minutes - 72.1 MB

A scandal at Teen Vogue, a mysteriously disappeared TikTok star, and the competing viral dances of Mayor Pete and Mayor Bloomberg. Yes Yes No is back. Tweet #1 Tweet #2

#154 The Real Enemy, Part 3

December 13, 2019 04:07 - 34 minutes - 44.8 MB

The conclusion of our story — Emmanuel and Sruthi go down to Alabama as tensions in the party reach a boiling point. Additional reading: Eyes on the Prize - definitive documentary series on the civil rights movement.

#153 The Real Enemy, Part 2

December 13, 2019 03:52 - 36 minutes - 44.6 MB

The second part of our story — the war rages on. A third faction emerges. Emmanuel Dzotsi reports. Additional reading:  Doug Jones’ memoir about his work prosecuting the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombings: Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights

#152 The Real Enemy, Part 1

December 13, 2019 03:49 - 30 minutes - 41.3 MB

The Alabama Democrats fight an unlikely foe in a struggle for Alabama’s future: themselves. Emmanuel Dzotsi reports. Additional reading:  Video of Sheila Gilbert being rejected from the SDEC Tabitha Isner's concession speech Dixiecrats walk out of the 1948 Democratic Convention

#151 Thank You for Noticing

November 14, 2019 11:00 - 50 minutes - 62.1 MB

A listener finds a UFO floating in the sky over a leather store, and Alex sets out to find the man who put it there. John R.E.'s Google reviews The UFO above Sav-Mor Leather Behind the Scenes of On the Inside (http://replyall.limo/ontheinside)

#150 The Reply All Halloween Scream-A-Thon

November 01, 2019 20:17 - 45 minutes - 57 MB

We celebrate Halloween by opening up the phone lines for your scary stories: Ghosts, Googling how to Seance, and the Mysterious Sax Man of Berkeley.

#149 30-50 Feral Hogs

October 10, 2019 06:38 - 36 minutes - 44.2 MB

A legit question from a rural American. Asher Elbein's piece on feral hogs 

#148 Bedbugs and Aliens

September 26, 2019 10:00 - 45 minutes - 56.9 MB

This week, Yes Yes No returns with a raid on Area 51, and the very worst name you can call a New York Times writer. Listen to the 1st episode of Mogul Season 2: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/mogul/z3hwzx/s2-part-1-the-walls-were-sweating Further Reading: The tweet from this week's Yes Yes No. Bret Stephens' interview on MSNBC Bret Stephens' column: 'World War II and the Ingredients of Slaughter' Professor Dave Karpf's interview on NPR Lil Nas X's Area 51-themed music video

#147 The Woman in the Air Conditioner

September 12, 2019 10:00 - 41 minutes - 50.9 MB

One night, alone in his new apartment, Halen hears something unexpected  — a set of footsteps in the dark, and an unfamiliar voice telling him “Moshi, moshi.” Super Tech Support returns, Alex investigates.

#146 Summer Hotline

July 25, 2019 10:00 - 54 minutes - 69.2 MB

This week, PJ and Alex open up the phone lines and try to solve your problems, big and small. Read Joshua Rothman's story on printers here. 

#145 Louder

July 11, 2019 10:00 - 34 minutes - 41 MB

Carlos Maza started posting videos on YouTube, and ran afoul of a guy who reminded him of his high school bullies. He asked YouTube to intervene, and then things got extremely complicated. Further Reading: Carlos Maza's video series Strikethrough Mark Bergen on how toxic videos became more common on YouTube Megan Farokhmanesh's article about Google's LGBTQ employees and their reaction to the company's policy decisions Kevin Roose's "The Making of a YouTube Radical"

#144 Dark Pattern

June 27, 2019 10:00 - 35 minutes - 43.3 MB

This week, we discover an invisible maze, designed to trick millions of people out of their money. Justin Elliot’s Twitter Pro Publica’s questionnaire for people who’ve worked at Intuit Intuit CEO’s video response Find a Free File tax product on the IRS site Pro Publica’s reporting on Turbo Tax Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes TurboTax Deliberately Hid Its Free File Page From Search Engines TurboTax and H&R Block Saw Free Tax Filing as a Threat — and Gutted...

#143 Permanent Record

June 13, 2019 10:00 - 57 minutes - 72.5 MB

This week, the most humiliating, unfortunate and regrettable things on the internet that simply will not come down. Also: the father who scours the internet for lost memories.

#142 We Didn't Start The Fire

May 23, 2019 10:00 - 51 minutes - 64.7 MB

This week, an epic Yes Yes No spanning an entire galaxy of internet fights. Plus, Alex Goldman reveals a dark personal secret. And an update on Sal’s quest to get into college in Canada. See the tweet here. 

#141 Adam Pisces and the $2 Coke

April 25, 2019 10:00 - 45 minutes - 56.3 MB

This week, a flood of mysterious orders plague Domino’s Pizza stores across America. Who is Adam Pisces, and why is he ordering so many cokes? Domino's Responsible Disclosure to report any vulnerabilities on their app

#140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus

April 11, 2019 10:00 - 40 minutes - 49.1 MB

Ben loves podcasts, but he has a problem. When he tries to listen to one podcast in particular, his car stereo completely breaks. This week, Super Tech Support takes on one of its strangest cases — Roman Mars versus a 2016 Mazda sedan. LISTEN TO 99 % Invisible! Roman Mars' 99% Invisible podcast Podcasts featured in this episode iTunes: ^space^ - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/space/id1458545673 - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/less-than-approximately-greater-than/id1458541805 1...

#139 The Reply All Hotline

March 28, 2019 10:00 - 55 minutes - 95.6 MB

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: Jusoor Institute of International Education PEER Michael Bazzel's workbook to remove your personal information online

#138 The Great Momo Panic

March 14, 2019 20:41 - 33 minutes - 40.7 MB

We investigate the mystery of why parents across the world became convinced that a half-bird/half-woman monster was going to harm their kids over the internet. And we answer the question of how robocallers are able to fake your telephone number when they call you.

#137 Fool's Trade

February 28, 2019 11:00 - 36 minutes - 45.2 MB

Yes Yes No returns and Alex Blumberg takes us on a journey from secret celebrity love letters to the biggest, strangest rock band you’ve never heard of. Also, basketball. See the tweet here.

#136 The Founder

February 14, 2019 11:00 - 52 minutes - 67.6 MB

The story of a person who wanted to change the world using the internet — by committing crimes on an unprecedented global scale. Check out Evan's book on Paul Le Roux, The Mastermind, here. 

#135 Robocall: Bang Bang

January 31, 2019 11:00 - 45 minutes - 57.5 MB

This week, Alex investigates the rise of one of the most hated businesses: Robocalls. And Damiano tries to figure out if a robocaller is tracking his every move.

#134 The Year of the Wallop

January 17, 2019 21:40 - 43 minutes - 55 MB

New Year! Alex Goldman’s audacious plan to get punched in the face, plus special guest Jason  Mantzoukas returns for a very Azkaban Yes Yes No. Tweet from the episode

#133 Reply All's 2018 Year End Extravaganza

December 20, 2018 11:00 - 1 hour - 103 MB

In our final episode of the year, we revisit some stories, talk to old friends, and hear from the most remote places on the planet. For a list of all the episodes we referenced, check out our website reply.soy.

#131 Surefire Investigations

November 15, 2018 11:00 - 44 minutes - 55.4 MB

This week, the return of YYN: from a deranged mascot to the top of the FBI

#130 The Snapchat Thief

November 08, 2018 11:00 - 1 hour - 90.5 MB

This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates. Michael Bazzell's Podcast The complete Security and Privacy Podcast Steps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect Himself How to port your phone number Password Manager Google Authenticator Yubikey Michael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websites Sudo Stories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/Motherboard By Lorenzo Franches...

#130 The Snapchat Thief

November 08, 2018 11:00 - 1 hour - 90.5 MB

This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates. Michael Bazzell's Podcast The complete Security and Privacy Podcast Steps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect Himself How to port your phone number Password Manager Google Authenticator Yubikey Michael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websites Sudo Stories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/Motherboard By Lorenzo Franches...

#129 Autumn

October 25, 2018 10:00 - 43 minutes - 54.1 MB

A 13-year-old girl builds a tiny world that she has complete, perfect control over. And then one day, that world forces her to make an impossible decision. Episodes of The Nod you should check out:Cowboy of the West Village Peak Reality The Paradise Garage Knuck if you Buck

#128 The Crime Machine, Part II

October 12, 2018 06:32 - 40 minutes - 48.7 MB

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting.

#128 The Crime Machine, Part II

October 12, 2018 06:32 - 40 minutes - 48.7 MB

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting.

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