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

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Search Engine with PJ Vogt

September 21st, 2023


PJ Vogt introduces his new show, Search Engine, where he digs into all kinds of questions, big and small. On this episode: why are drug dealers putting fentanyl in everything

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#189 Goodbye All

June 23rd, 2022


One last thing before we go.

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#188 Into the Depths

June 9th, 2022


Inspired by @depthsofwikipedia, this week we dive deeper into three of our favorite weird Wikipedia pages.

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Introducing: Stolen - Surviving St. Michael's

May 26th, 2022


We'll be back in a few weeks, in the meantime we're introducing a new show from Gimlet called Stolen: Surviving St. Michael's

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A Message About the Future of the Show

May 19th, 2022


Some news: Emmanuel and Alex will be stepping away from making the show. And this iteration of Reply All will be ending in late June.

This isn’t a decision that was made by any one person. Reply All has always been a …

#187 Flying the Coop

May 12th, 2022


A community of chicken lovers faces an unlikely foe.

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Introducing: Stuck with Damon Young

May 5th, 2022


We'll be back with a new episode next week, but in the meantime, we're featuring an episode of a new show from Gimlet and Crooked Media: Stuck with Damon Young.

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#186 The Contact List

April 21st, 2022


Emmanuel tries a personal experiment.


This episode was inspired by the work of Soraya Perry. Check out her work as a filmmaker, musician, and visual artist here:

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Introducing: Conviction - The Disappearance of Nuseiba Hasan

April 14th, 2022


Alex chats with Habiba Nosheen about her new show, Conviction: The Disappearance of Nuseiba Hasan. 

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#185 The Rainbow Chain

April 7th, 2022


This week, a Super Tech Support: Gabby is devastated after her art is stolen. Anna takes on the case, and plunges into a part of the internet she’d …

#167 America's Hottest Talkline

March 24th, 2022


This week we're rebroadcasting a recent favorite. Emmanuel investigates a mysterious recording that has been popping up on toll free numbers for …

#184 Alex Goldman, Demon Hunter

March 17th, 2022


This week, a listener contacts us about a supernatural occurrence in her Toyota Prius. Alex Goldman investigates.

Kim Kelly's new book Fight Like Hell

#183 The Venova King

March 10th, 2022


This week, a Super Tech Support: a listener’s Spotify Wrapped is dominated by a mysterious artist she's never heard of and swears she's never listened to. And the songs she supposedly played are even weirder. Emmanuel …

Presenting: Science Vs. Joe Rogan: The Malone Interview

February 11th, 2022


Today we are sharing an episode made by our colleagues at Science Vs. In the piece, they dive deep on the effects of COVID misinformation spread by …

Programming Note

January 20th, 2022


A quick note about our schedule this year.

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Featuring: Heavyweight

December 23rd, 2021


Alex chats with Jonathan Goldstein about his show, Heavyweight. And then, we hear an episode from the show.

In 1968, Jonathan’s mother-in-law Becky …

#182 State of Panic

December 16th, 2021


A mystery roils Florida political Twitter: could it be that the governor’s new press secretary is running bots against her political opponents? …

Introducing: Crime Show

November 18th, 2021


Emmanuel chats with Emma Courtland about her show, Crime Show. And then, we hear an episode from the show.

When teenager Hillary Transue made a …

#181 Absolutely Devious Lick

October 28th, 2021


This week, producer Anna Foley investigates a viral prank plaguing schools across the country.

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#180 Who's Going?

October 14th, 2021


🚨Adrian's Kickback🚨

Location: Huntington Beach🌴 at firepits

Date: May 22nd

Time: 7:30 PM


Slide tru this Saturday we finna turn up❗❗ ❗❗

Chris Venegas' Youtube Channel (link to his kickback videos)

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Introducing: 544 Days

September 30th, 2021


Emmanuel Dzotsi chats with journalist Jason Rezaian about his new show, 544 Days, which explores Jason's imprisonment by the Iranian government and the struggle to free him.

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#179 Pandemic Be Damned

September 16th, 2021


The Reply All team talk to people trying to break out of their mid-pandemic funk.

Here is a list of organizations that offer support for anyone feeling distressed, experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, or …

#178 I Am Not a Bot

September 2nd, 2021


This week, Alex Goldman’s favorite place on the internet is in danger, thanks to a bunch of robot snipers.

Jilgamesh's Twitch Stream

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Introducing: Not Past It

August 19th, 2021


Alex Goldman chats with Simone Polanen about her show, Not Past It. And then, the episode: The Paris Hilton Sex Tape.

Paris Hilton’s sex tape ushered …

#177 Gleeks and Gurgles

July 22nd, 2021


Producer Anna Foley tries to answer a question that’s been bothering her for a long time: What makes the TikTok algorithm so good at knowing what she …

#176 Twicarus

July 8th, 2021


Today, the return of Super Tech Support: Alex discovers a Twitter account that breaks his brain.

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#175 This Website Will Self Destruct

June 24th, 2021


FemmeAndroid tries to do a good deed…but instead finds herself in a battle to save a place she loves. 

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#174 Search Party

June 10th, 2021


This week, with the help of tech reporters Ashley Feinberg and Katie Notopoulos, we venture to one of the darkest places on the internet -- our own …

The Test Kitchen Revisited

April 29th, 2021


The Reply All team takes a look at the Test Kitchen, and what those mistakes mean for the future of the show.

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A Message from the Staff of Reply All

February 25th, 2021


An update on the future of The Test Kitchen series and PJ Vogt and Sruthi Pinnamaneni's departure.

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#173 The Test Kitchen, Chapter 2

February 12th, 2021


Chapter 2, “Glass Office”: Years later, in 2018, a new wave of people of color arrives at Bon Appétit. And when their white bosses don’t understand …

#172 The Test Kitchen, Chapter 1

February 4th, 2021


Chapter 1, “Original Sin”: In the summer of 2020, Bon Appétit faced an online reckoning. It imploded, seemingly overnight, former employees calling it a racist and toxic workplace. But the story of what actually …

#171 Account Suspended

January 14th, 2021


The President is no longer allowed to Tweet. PJ and Alex sit down with their boss to explain what that means, how it happened, and what might happen next. Plus -- an upset listener berates our climate reporter.

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#170 A Song of Impotent Rage

December 17th, 2020


Alex Goldman tackles his newest job: prophet of doom.

Taylor Moore's podcasts, Rude Tales of Magic and Fun City

Emily Atkin's newsletter, Heated

John …

#169 The Confetti Cannon

November 12th, 2020


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

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#168 Happiness Calculator vs. Alex Goldman

October 29th, 2020


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 …

Introducing: Resistance

October 22nd, 2020


Faced with an impossible choice, one man goes live on instagram. Saidu Tejan Thomas Jr. shares a story from his new podcast, Resistance.

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#167 America's Hottest Talkline

October 1st, 2020


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 …

#166 Country of Liars

September 18th, 2020


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 …

#165 The Mold and The Beautiful

July 30th, 2020


This week, a conspiracy theory involving Jeffrey Epstein and a benign, wholesale furniture company, plus, the jam scandal that rocked Los Angeles. …

#164 Long Distance: The Real Alex Martin

July 16th, 2020


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 …

#163 Candidate One

July 2nd, 2020


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 …

#162 The Least You Could Do

June 18th, 2020


Black people all across the US are receiving the world's weirdest form of reparations: Venmo payments from white people. Producer Emmanuel Dzotsi …

#161 Brian vs. Brian

May 14th, 2020


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. 

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The Scaredy Cats Horror Show

April 30th, 2020


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 …

#160 The Attic and Closet Show 2

March 31st, 2020


This week, we call people across the world.

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#159 The Attic and Closet Show

March 21st, 2020


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

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#158 The Case of the Missing Hit

March 5th, 2020


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 …

#157 Pierre Delecto and the Spooky Adventure

February 20th, 2020


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.

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#156 The Cure for Everything

January 30th, 2020


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 …

#155 Friendship Village

January 16th, 2020


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

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#154 The Real Enemy, Part 3

December 13th, 2019


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 13th, 2019


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 …

#152 The Real Enemy, Part 1

December 13th, 2019


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 …

#151 Thank You for Noticing

November 14th, 2019


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 (

#150 The Reply All Halloween Scream-A-Thon

November 1st, 2019


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.

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#149 30-50 Feral Hogs

October 10th, 2019


A legit question from a rural American.

Asher Elbein's piece on feral hogs 

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#148 Bedbugs and Aliens

September 26th, 2019


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.

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#147 The Woman in the Air Conditioner

September 12th, 2019


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.

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#146 Summer Hotline

July 25th, 2019


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

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#145 Louder

July 11th, 2019


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 …

#144 Dark Pattern

June 27th, 2019


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 …

#143 Permanent Record

June 13th, 2019


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.

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#142 We Didn't Start The Fire

May 23rd, 2019


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 …

#141 Adam Pisces and the $2 Coke

April 25th, 2019


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?

#140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus

April 11th, 2019


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 …

#139 The Reply All Hotline

March 28th, 2019


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.

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#138 The Great Momo Panic

March 14th, 2019


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 …

#137 Fool's Trade

February 28th, 2019


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.

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#136 The Founder

February 14th, 2019


The story of a person who wanted to change the world using the internet — by committing crimes on an unprecedented global scale.

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#135 Robocall: Bang Bang

January 31st, 2019


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.

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#134 The Year of the Wallop

January 17th, 2019


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.

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#133 Reply All's 2018 Year End Extravaganza

December 20th, 2018


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.

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#132 Negative Mount Pleasant

December 6th, 2018


A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment. 

A Better Mount Pleasant

Let's Make A Better Mount Pleasant

Journalist Larry Tabak's Series on Foxconn in Wisconsin

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#131 Surefire Investigations

November 15th, 2018


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

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#130 The Snapchat Thief

November 8th, 2018


This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates.

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#129 Autumn

October 25th, 2018


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 …

#128 The Crime Machine, Part II

October 12th, 2018


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 …

#127 The Crime Machine, Part I

October 12th, 2018


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 …

#126 Alex Jones Dramageddon

September 13th, 2018


We're back this week with a Yes Yes No. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through Alex Jones's visit to the Senate. And producer Anna Foley helps us …

#125 All My Pets

July 26th, 2018


Taylor Nicole Dean was a self-described shut-in, a teenager who lived in her parent's home, surrounded by exotic pets. And then she started making …

#124 The Magic Store

July 13th, 2018


Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates.

Further Reading:

Elizabeth Dwoskin on …

#123 An Ad for the Worst Day of Your Life

June 21st, 2018


Matt’s wife died a decade ago. Now, everywhere he goes on the internet, he can’t escape advertisements for clickbait sites with her picture on it. This week, Super Tech Support tries to help out.

Matt's non-profit, the …

#122 The QAnon Code ⚡️⚡️

June 7th, 2018


This week, to celebrate Alex Goldman’s return from paternity leave, a Yes Yes No extravaganza. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through the internet’s …

#79 Boy in Photo [Rebroadcast]

May 31st, 2018


Who was Wayne?

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#121 Pain Funnel

May 18th, 2018


An ambitious plan to help people goes off the rails, and a man from Florida tries to fix things the only way he knows how: with prank phone calls.

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Cat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) …


May 10th, 2018


How a shy, queer Canadian woman accidentally invented one of the internet’s most toxic male communities.

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#119 No More Safe Harbor

April 20th, 2018


Last month, the government shut down, a site where people advertised sex with children. We talk to a group of people who say that was a …

#118 A Pirate In Search of a Judge

March 15th, 2018


One day, Cayden received an email from their internet provider that said "stop pirating TV shows or we'll cut off your internet!" Cayden had no idea what they were talking about. So Alex decided to investigate.

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#117 The World's Most Expensive Free Watch

March 1st, 2018


This week, the story of a man who made the extremely dubious decision to order a watch that he found in an Instagram ad. We explore the strange world that watch came from.

Further Reading

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#116 Trust the Process

February 15th, 2018


This week, we meet a dominatrix who dominates computers, instead of just people. Plus, the story of a man who hatches a plot to destroy a beloved NBA team, using the best advantage he has — the fact that he’s their …

#115 The Bitcoin Hunter

January 25th, 2018


Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago?

Further Reading

Planet Money's …

#113 Reply All's Year End Extravaganza

December 21st, 2017


Our finale for the year! We solve some unsolved mysteries, call up some of our favorite people, and answer questions about stories listeners are …

#112 The Prophet

December 15th, 2017


After Andrea is attacked by a stranger in Mexico City, she just wants to figure out who the guy was. Investigating this question drops her right into the middle of one of Mexico’s biggest conspiracies.

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#111 Return of the Russian Passenger

December 7th, 2017


After a secret breaks in the news, Reply All re-examines how Alex Blumberg's Uber account was hacked.

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#110 The Antifa Supersoldier Spectacular

November 16th, 2017


The return of YYN: The horrifying specter of November 4th and a very disturbing ice cream recipe.

Further Reading

Rich Kyanka's Tweet

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#109 Is Facebook Spying on You?

November 2nd, 2017


This year we’ve gotten one question more than any other from listeners: is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? This week, Alex investigates.

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Our …

#108 The Skip Tracer, Part II

October 19th, 2017


Continued: Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.

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#107 The Skip Tracer, Part I

October 19th, 2017


Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.


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#106 Is That You, KD?

September 28th, 2017


This week, we help Alex Blumberg understand why a Google engineer ended up complimenting the KKK, and then Yes Yes No turns bizarro.

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#105 At World's End

September 21st, 2017


Phia helps a listener track down a mythical, vanished video game.


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#104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

September 7th, 2017


A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in …

#103 Long Distance, Part II

August 3rd, 2017


This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance.

Further Reading

Snigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan Times

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#102 Long Distance

July 27th, 2017


This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.


Further Reading

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#101 Minka

July 13th, 2017


A man takes on an impossible job: fixing the place you go before you die.

Further Info

Bill Thomas's website

Bill Thomas on Twitter

Tammy Marshall at The New Jewish Home

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#100 Friends and Blasphemers

June 29th, 2017


An online diary used by American teenagers confronts a strange and terrifying enemy.

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#99 Black Hole, New Jersey

June 15th, 2017


A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items - watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout.

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#98 Fog of Covfefe

June 8th, 2017


The last person on earth who has not heard about covfefe walks into a studio, and a strange journey begins.

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#97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?

May 18th, 2017


This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get …

#96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman

May 4th, 2017


Alex agreed to let PJ hack his phone, giving him 24/7 uninterrupted surveillance over his life. This week, everything you can learn about someone who completely surrenders their privacy.

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#95 The Silence in the Sky

April 27th, 2017


A group of elite scientists prepare for the last conversation humans might ever have. Plus, we meet a corporate attorney who mediates family Thanksgivings.

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#94 Obfuscation

April 12th, 2017


This week, we debut a new segment designed to help you calibrate your anger in a changing world. Plus, how to cloak yourself from all the people who are now allowed to see your internet browsing history.

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#93 Beware All

April 6th, 2017


This week, we discover who was actually behind the hack of Alex Blumberg's Uber account. This episode picks up where Episode 91, The Russian Passenger, left off.

Further Info

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#92 Favor Atender: The Return

March 23rd, 2017


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 …

#91 The Russian Passenger

March 16th, 2017


Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger's phone buzzes.

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#90 Matt Lieber Goes to Dinner

March 2nd, 2017


This week, one man has been warning the world about an impending disaster for years, but no one will listen. Also, Alex makes a dumb decision.

Further Reading

W3C's proposed standard

W3C Director, Tim Berners-Lee, posts "

#89 Worldstar

February 23rd, 2017


The unlikely rise of Lee O'Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case.

Further Listening

Q's interview on Shots Fired

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#88 Second Language

February 9th, 2017


A new Yes Yes No, plus Sruthi meets her first fully-functional cyborg.

Further Reading

Norm Kelly's Twitter

Eric Valor's Website

Eric's non-profit …

#87 Storming the Castle

February 2nd, 2017


This week: Alex meets his hero, the thorn in the side of Dick Dale, GG Allin, and Alex Trebek.

Further Reading

Longmont Potion Castle's website

The Twice Removed podcast

Nazanin Rafsanjani's Twitter

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#86 Man of the People

January 19th, 2017


This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands.

Pope Brock's book, Charlatan

Penny Lane's documentary, Nuts!

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#85 The Reversal

January 18th, 2017


For years, Dr. Richard Bedlack has hunted for a cure for ALS, a fatal degenerative disease. And then one day he builds a website called ALS Untangled. That's when strange things start to happen. Reported by Peter Andrey …

#84 Past, Present, Future 2

December 22nd, 2016


This week, updates on some of the stories we’ve done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, some breakbeats, a motorcycle ride, and we take a glimpse into the future.

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#47 Quit Already (REBROADCAST)

December 15th, 2016


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, …

#83 Voyage Into Pizzagate

December 8th, 2016


A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul.

Further Reading

Bryan Menegus' great article, "Reddit is Tearing …

#82 Hello?

November 17th, 2016


Alex and PJ take calls from anyone, about anything, for 48 hours straight.

Thank Yous

Adam Quinn (for setting up our phone system)

Peter Nelson (for his excellent horn playing)

The Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder (for going …

#81 In the Tall Grass

November 4th, 2016


One man tries to unite America. One Frog threatens to tear it apart.

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#80 Flash!

October 27th, 2016


This week: a bitter Yes Yes No rivalry, and the return of 10 Minutes on Craigslist. Someone has gone missing.

Further Reading

The original tweet.


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#29 The Takeover (REBROADCAST)

October 20th, 2016


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-existent office.

The Facts

Karen Duffin is a producer at

#79 Boy in Photo

October 13th, 2016


To reach a port, we must set sail.

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#78 Very Quickly to the Drill

September 29th, 2016


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.

#77 The Grand Tapestry Of Pepe

September 22nd, 2016


Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.

Further Reading

Hillary on Pepe

Matt Furie …

#76 Lost in a Cab

September 8th, 2016


Liz lost her camera in a cab, so she went to the New York City Taxi website to submit it to their lost and found database. At least, that's what she thought she did. Alex investigates and finds a big business behind the …

#75 Boy Wonder

September 1st, 2016


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.

Lisa …

#74 Making Friends

August 25th, 2016


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.

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#73 Sandbox

August 11th, 2016


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.

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#72 Dead is Paul

August 4th, 2016


This week, a Yes Yes No about gorillas, conspiracy theories, and glitter.

Further Reading

See the original tweets on our Yes Yes No tumblr.

Marina …

#71 The Picture Taker

July 28th, 2016


Rachel was a faithful user of a photo storage website called Picturelife, until one day all of her photos disappeared. As she investigated, she …

#70 Stolen Valor

July 14th, 2016


PJ dives into the world of military impostors and the vigilantes who hunt them. Plus, a dispatch from Dallas.

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#69 Disappeared

July 7th, 2016


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.

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#68 Vampire Rules

June 16th, 2016


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, …

#67 On the Inside, Part IV

June 9th, 2016


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 …

#66 On the Inside, Part III

May 27th, 2016


Blogger Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit. This week, producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni looks at his trial, and speaks to …

#65 On the Inside, Part II

May 19th, 2016


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 …

#64 On the Inside

May 12th, 2016


For years, Paul Modrowski has been writing a blog from inside a maximum security prison. Only thing is, he was arrested when he was 18 and has never …

#63 1000 Brimes

April 27th, 2016


Email Debt Forgiveness Day is April 30th. It’s the day when people around the world will send the emails they’ve been putting off, without guilt and …

#62 Decoders

April 21st, 2016


Reporter Rukmini Callimachi is always looking for new ways to eavesdrop on ISIS operatives online. Recently, she got a new look into how ISIS members might be using the internet to coordinate their attacks. Plus, a new …

#61 Baby King

April 14th, 2016


This week, Alex stumbles upon the weirdest gifs ever made, and goes hunting for their creators. Also, a new Yes Yes No.

Check out our website, for links to some of the gifs discussed in this …

#60 A Simple Question

March 31st, 2016


This week, PJ helps a listener named Matt ask a very large company a very simple question. Are you telling me the truth?

Also! PJ & Alex are on Sampler this week. You can listen here

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#59 Good Job, Alex

March 24th, 2016


This week, Alex tries to solve a problem and PJ insults him. Also the return of Email Debt Forgiveness Day.

If you’re thinking about sending an email, …

#58 Earth Pony

March 17th, 2016


This week we learn the truth behind Carl Diggler, the internet's most successful election forecaster. And a special Yes Yes No featuring …

#57 Milk Wanted

March 10th, 2016


There are parents in the US desperate for breast milk and others who have too much milk and end up pouring it down the sink. Reply All Producer Phia Bennin wades into the world of breast milk markets, and discovers a …

#56 Zardulu

February 25th, 2016


The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No.

Zardulu's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Eric Yearwood's website.

Matt Little's website.

The Half …

#55 The Line

February 18th, 2016


This week we have a story about a big group of people with the same questions. Difficult, complicated, heartbreaking ones. These people all have one …

#54 Apologies to Dr. Rosalind Franklin

February 11th, 2016


This week, we fix an embarrassing oversight.

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#53 In The Desert

February 4th, 2016


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 …

PSA: Hidden Trove

January 27th, 2016


Hi. We're off this week, but we have a little secret: We actually used to have another podcast about the internet for 38 episodes, called TLDR. So If you've already listened to all of Reply All, why not give TLDR a try? …

#52 Raising The Bar

January 21st, 2016


Leslie Miley went from being a college dropout to Twitter's only black engineer in a leadership position. So why did he quit? Also a brand new Yes …

#51 Perfect Crime

January 14th, 2016


Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and ignores her critics.

Further Reading

Perfect Crime


Singer/songwriter Matt Farley can be found on his website or on Spotify.

Our theme song is by the

#50 The Cathedral

January 7th, 2016


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 …

#49 Past, Present, Future

December 16th, 2015


This week, updates on some of the stories we've done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, and the most beautiful song ever written about …

#48 I Love You, I Loathe You

December 7th, 2015


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.

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#47 Quit Already!

November 30th, 2015


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, …

#46 Yik Yak Returns

November 15th, 2015


Yik Yak is an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. In the first part of this week's show, we revisit a story we did in January, about how the app brought out a …

#45 The Rainbow Pug

November 10th, 2015


This week, Jade Davis loses her dog on the internet, and we go looking for it.

After you listen to the episode, here is a place to visit: 

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#44 Shine On You Crazy Goldman

November 3rd, 2015


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.

You can find …

#43 The Law That Sticks

October 26th, 2015


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.

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#42 Blind Spot

October 12th, 2015


Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes.

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#41 What It Looks Like

October 5th, 2015


Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that’s practically invisible. Her story plus a new Yes Yes No.

Read Jamie Keiles' article about Instagram here:

#40 The Flower Child

September 22nd, 2015


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 …

#39 Reply All Exploder

September 16th, 2015


This week, one of our favorite podcasts, Song Exploder, takes over Reply All. Host Hrishikesh Hirway interviews the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder about coming up with our theme song. Then, we air one of our very …

#38 Undo, Undo, Undo

September 7th, 2015


On this week's episode of Reply All, we do a Yes Yes No with Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR's Invisibilia, and we discuss the one message you've …

#37 Taking Power

September 1st, 2015


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 …

#36 Today's The Day

August 25th, 2015


On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.

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#35 One Strike

August 10th, 2015


This week, 10 Minutes On Craigslist is back! Preston has posted the same ad to Craigslist over 300 times. He speaks to Sylvie Douglis about why he keeps posting.

And in the second half of the show: Barry Crimmins is an …

#34 DMV Nation

August 4th, 2015


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 …

#6 This Proves Everything + The Best Hold Music in the World

July 29th, 2015


Keith Calder is known in some circles for his work as an independent film producer. In other, much bigger circles, Keith’s known for having the same last name as Eleanor Calder. She’s a model who dates One Direction’s …

#33 @ISIS

July 20th, 2015


Rukmini Callimachi covers Islamic terrorism for the NY 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. …

#32 The Evilest Technology On Earth :-)

July 13th, 2015


On July 5th, a hacker leaked hundreds of gigabytes of information stolen from a company that sells surveillance software to some of the most …

#31 BONUS: The Reddit Implosion Explainer

July 9th, 2015


We meant to take a week off, but we just couldn't help ourselves. Our entire episode this week is a Yes Yes No about the recent (and massive) dustup …

#30 The Man In The FBI Hat

June 29th, 2015


When successful internet entrepreneur Robert Hoquim died, the people who knew him found out they actually didn't know him at all.

For more about John …

#29 The Takeover

June 23rd, 2015


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-existent office.

This week's episode was reported by Karen …

#28 Shipped to Timbuktu

June 15th, 2015


An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. 

Leopold's website:

#27 The Fever

June 2nd, 2015


This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story about dating online that is unlike any we've ever heard before.


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#26 Craigslist, Horsley's List

May 24th, 2015


Craigslist is the internet’s classifieds section, but it’s also one of its more shadowy corners, where the ads are anonymous and ephemeral. So we …

#25 Favor Atender

May 18th, 2015


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 …

#24 Exit & Return, Part II

May 12th, 2015


This week, we conclude Shulem Deen’s story. In part I, we heard how the internet led him on a path where he was exiled from his community and …

#23 Exit & Return, Part I

May 5th, 2015


Shulem Deen was a 22-year old and ultra-religious, a Hasidic Jewish person, when he bought a computer and signed up for America Online in 1996. Until …

#22 BONUS: The Man Who Refused To Email

May 4th, 2015


A special bonus Email Debt Forgiveness Day themed episide! First, PJ talks to Buzzfeed San Francisco Bureau chief Mat Honan about his decision to abandon personal email entirely, and his agonizing fear that it makes him …

#5.5 Jennicam Revisited

April 27th, 2015


In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley started the Jennicam, a 24-hour online chronicle of her life. Seven years later, she disappeared entirely from …

#21 Hack The Police

April 20th, 2015


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 …

#20 I Want To Break Free

April 13th, 2015


Yes Yes No returns, and the story of two people who created a company designed to ghostwrite people’s emotionally difficult emails.

Don’t forget to …

#19 Underdog

April 4th, 2015


Marnie the Dog is one of the most famous dogs on Instagram. Two years ago, she was near death at an animal shelter in Connecticut, now she has 1.2 …

#18 Silence And Respect

March 29th, 2015


In 2012, a woman named Lindsey Stone posted a picture she took as a joke to her Facebook page. A month later, she was under attack from all corners of the internet, out of a job, hounded by the press. The internet had …

#17 The Time Traveler And The Hitman

March 22nd, 2015


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 …

#16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

March 15th, 2015


For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject - a precocious child actor from …

#15 I've Killed People And I Have Hostages

February 28th, 2015


Blair Myhand is a police officer in the sleepy, 42,000 person town of Apex, NC. One night, he received an unusually disturbing phone call where a …

#14 The Art of Making and Fixing Mistakes

February 21st, 2015


A social media mistake for the record books, and a quiet saint of Wikipedia. 

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#13 Love is Lies

February 15th, 2015


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 …

#1 - An App Sends A Stranger To Say I Love You (Updated)

February 8th, 2015


What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him. (Updated with a new interview!)

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#12 Back End Trouble

February 1st, 2015


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 …

#11 Did Errol Morris' Brother Invent Email?

January 24th, 2015


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 …

#10 The French Connection

January 18th, 2015


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 …

#9 The Writing On The Wall

January 10th, 2015


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 …

#8 Anxiety Box

January 8th, 2015


Sometimes, on his way to work, a feeling of pressure begins thumping in Paul Ford’s chest. His breaths shorten. They speed up. And sometimes, in …

#7 This Website Is For Sale

December 29th, 2014


This week we enter the mysterious, Byzantine underworld of domain sales, where people make money speculating on the website naming market. A few …

#6 This Proves Everything

December 21st, 2014


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 …

#5 Jennicam

December 15th, 2014


In 1996 Jennifer Ringley started, 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 …

#4 Follow The Money

December 8th, 2014


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 find actual, accidental truth online. …

#3 We Know What You Did

December 3rd, 2014


Twenty years ago, Ethan Zuckerman did something terrible on the internet. And he's still living with the consequences.

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#1 A Stranger Says I Love You

November 24th, 2014


What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him. 

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#2 The Secret, Gruesome Internet For Doctors

November 24th, 2014


An app called Figure One wants to be Instagram, but for doctors. Why would doctors need their own Instagram? We spy on the secret & disgusting …

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