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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 PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.

#163 Candidate One
Jul 2 • 48 min
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
Jun 18 • 49 min
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:…
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#161 Brian vs. Brian
May 14 • 46 min
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
Apr 30 • 54 min
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…
#59 Good Job, Alex
Apr 9 • 48 min
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…
#160 The Attic and Closet Show 2
Mar 30 • 43 min
This week, we call people across the world.
#159 The Attic and Closet Show
Mar 20 • 47 min
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
#158 The Case of the Missing Hit
Mar 5 • 54 min
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:…
#157 Pierre Delecto and the Spooky Adventure
Feb 20 • 33 min
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:…
#156 The Cure for Everything
Jan 30 • 63 min
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.
#155 Friendship Village
Jan 16 • 57 min
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
Dec 12, 2019 • 34 min
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
Dec 12, 2019 • 36 min
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…
#152 The Real Enemy, Part 1
Dec 12, 2019 • 30 min
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…
#151 Thank You for Noticing
Nov 14, 2019 • 50 min
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
Nov 1, 2019 • 45 min
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
Oct 10, 2019 • 36 min
A legit question from a rural American. Asher Elbein’s piece on feral hogs
#148 Bedbugs and Aliens
Sep 26, 2019 • 45 min
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: Further Reading:…
#147 The Woman in the Air Conditioner
Sep 12, 2019 • 41 min
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
Jul 25, 2019 • 54 min
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
Jul 11, 2019 • 34 min
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…
#144 Dark Pattern
Jun 27, 2019 • 35 min
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…
#143 Permanent Record
Jun 13, 2019 • 57 min
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 • 51 min
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
Apr 25, 2019 • 45 min
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
Apr 11, 2019 • 40 min
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 %…
#139 The Reply All Hotline
Mar 28, 2019 • 55 min
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
Mar 14, 2019 • 33 min
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…
#137 Fool’s Trade
Feb 28, 2019 • 36 min
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
Feb 14, 2019 • 52 min
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
Jan 31, 2019 • 45 min
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
Jan 17, 2019 • 43 min
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
Dec 20, 2018 • 80 min
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
#132 Negative Mount Pleasant
Dec 6, 2018 • 62 min
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
#131 Surefire Investigations
Nov 15, 2018 • 44 min
This week, the return of YYN: from a deranged mascot to the top of the FBI
#130 The Snapchat Thief
Nov 8, 2018 • 70 min
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…
#129 Autumn
Oct 25, 2018 • 43 min
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…
#128 The Crime Machine, Part II
Oct 12, 2018 • 40 min
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…
#127 The Crime Machine, Part I
Oct 12, 2018 • 45 min
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…
#126 Alex Jones Dramageddon
Sep 13, 2018 • 52 min
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 unpack the scandal that’s engulfed Beauty YouTube. Alex Jones tweet Beautube tweet
#125 All My Pets
Jul 26, 2018 • 47 min
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 videos on YouTube. Taylor’s Youtube Channel Vote for your favorite reply all episodes - we’ll run the…
#124 The Magic Store
Jul 12, 2018 • 38 min
Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates. Further Reading: Elizabeth Dwoskin on Amazon Buzzfeed’s Nicole Nguyen on Amazon Fake Reviewers
#123 An Ad for the Worst Day of Your Life
Jun 21, 2018 • 37 min
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 Liz Logelin Foundation
#122 The QAnon Code ⚡️⚡️
Jun 7, 2018 • 65 min
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 most encompassing conspiracy theory to date, and then Gene Demby joins us to help unpack a very different…
#79 Boy in Photo [Rebroadcast]
May 31, 2018 • 49 min
Who was Wayne?
#121 Pain Funnel
May 17, 2018 • 38 min
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. Further reading: Cat Ferguson’s reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part I Cat Ferguson’s reporting…
May 10, 2018 • 27 min
How a shy, queer Canadian woman accidentally invented one of the internet’s most toxic male communities.
#119 No More Safe Harbor
Apr 20, 2018 • 30 min
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 huge mistake. Trigger warning: sexual assault.
#118 A Pirate In Search of a Judge
Mar 15, 2018 • 33 min
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. Further Reading Vulture’s recap of “Old…
#117 The World’s Most Expensive Free Watch
Mar 1, 2018 • 31 min
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 Jenny ODell’s “There’s No Such Thing As A Free Watch” Alexis…
#116 Trust the Process
Feb 15, 2018 • 37 min
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 general manager. Further Reading:…
#115 The Bitcoin Hunter
Jan 25, 2018 • 32 min
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 bitcoin story Stories by Jia Tolentino
#114 Apocalypse Soon
Jan 18, 2018 • 44 min
This week: Yes Yes No returns and takes us to the brink of apocalypse. Further Reading The yes yes nos tumblr The tweet in question Tide Pod Pizza Tweet Uganda Knuckles in VR Chat Who Killed Captain Alex trailer Logan Paul “Why 2017 was the…
#113 Reply All’s Year End Extravaganza
Dec 21, 2017 • 56 min
Our finale for the year! We solve some unsolved mysteries, call up some of our favorite people, and answer questions about stories listeners are still wondering about. Plus many weird surprises.
#112 The Prophet
Dec 15, 2017 • 39 min
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.
#111 Return of the Russian Passenger
Dec 7, 2017 • 59 min
After a secret breaks in the news, Reply All re-examines how Alex Blumberg’s Uber account was hacked. This episode is a follow up to #91 The Russian Passenger and #93 Beware All. Further reading: The Best Password Managers
#110 The Antifa Supersoldier Spectacular
Nov 16, 2017 • 38 min
The return of YYN: The horrifying specter of November 4th and a very disturbing ice cream recipe. Further Reading Rich Kyanka’s Tweet Refuse Fascism announces the November 4 protests An article by Krang T. Nelson about getting banned from twitter for his…
#109 Is Facebook Spying on You?
Nov 2, 2017 • 35 min
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. Further Reading Our guide to keep Facebook from…
#108 The Skip Tracer, Part II
Oct 19, 2017 • 37 min
Continued: Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world’s best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.
#107 The Skip Tracer, Part I
Oct 19, 2017 • 36 min
Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world’s best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.
#106 Is That You, KD?
Sep 28, 2017 • 34 min
This week, we help Alex Blumberg understand why a Google engineer ended up complimenting the KKK, and then Yes Yes No turns bizarro. Further Reading James Damore’s unedited memo Links to all of the tweets or stories mentioned in Yes Yes No can be found at…
#105 At World’s End
Sep 21, 2017 • 36 min
Phia helps a listener track down a mythical, vanished video game.
#104 The Case of the Phantom Caller
Sep 7, 2017 • 36 min
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 Super Tech Support.
#103 Long Distance, Part II
Aug 3, 2017 • 47 min
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 If you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a…
#102 Long Distance
Jul 27, 2017 • 50 min
This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further Reading If you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to…
#101 Minka
Jul 13, 2017 • 44 min
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
#100 Friends and Blasphemers
Jun 29, 2017 • 26 min
An online diary used by American teenagers confronts a strange and terrifying enemy.
#99 Black Hole, New Jersey
Jun 15, 2017 • 39 min
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.
#98 Fog of Covfefe
Jun 8, 2017 • 35 min
The last person on earth who has not heard about covfefe walks into a studio, and a strange journey begins.
#97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?
May 18, 2017 • 32 min
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 phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers. Follow Daniel…
#96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman
May 4, 2017 • 30 min
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.
#95 The Silence in the Sky
Apr 27, 2017 • 40 min
A group of elite scientists prepare for the last conversation humans might ever have. Plus, we meet a corporate attorney who mediates family Thanksgivings.
#94 Obfuscation
Apr 12, 2017 • 38 min
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.
#93 Beware All
Apr 6, 2017 • 39 min
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 Come see Alex and PJ at The Bell House with Linda Holmes! Wirecutter on password…
#92 Favor Atender: The Return
Mar 23, 2017 • 37 min
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…
#91 The Russian Passenger
Mar 16, 2017 • 39 min
Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger’s phone buzzes. Email us at and use the subject “theory” if you think you can provide us additional information. Further reading…
#90 Matt Lieber Goes to Dinner
Mar 2, 2017 • 30 min
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 “On EME in HTML5” Mozilla’s blog…
#89 Worldstar
Feb 23, 2017 • 28 min
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 Q’s interview on The Champs
#88 Second Language
Feb 9, 2017 • 32 min
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 Sciopen Research Group
#87 Storming the Castle
Feb 2, 2017 • 37 min
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
#86 Man of the People
Jan 18, 2017 • 45 min
This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands. Pope Brock’s book, Charlatan Penny Lane’s documentary, Nuts!
#85 The Reversal
Jan 18, 2017 • 33 min
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 Smith and Reply All producer Sruthi…
#84 Past, Present, Future 2
Dec 22, 2016 • 62 min
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. Check out the amazing 2016 Reply All poster by Matt Lubchansky! The Episodes…
#47 Quit Already (REBROADCAST)
Dec 14, 2016 • 35 min
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.
#83 Voyage Into Pizzagate
Dec 8, 2016 • 51 min
A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul. Further Reading Bryan Menegus’ great article, “Reddit is Tearing Itself Apart.” An interview with Edgar Welch, the Pizzagate gunman. The Donald Subreddit If you have a…
#82 Hello?
Nov 17, 2016 • 108 min
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 above and beyond this week)…
#81 In the Tall Grass
Nov 3, 2016 • 32 min
One man tries to unite America. One Frog threatens to tear it apart.
#80 Flash!
Oct 27, 2016 • 41 min
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. Loss.
#29 The Takeover (REBROADCAST)
Oct 19, 2016 • 25 min
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 This American Life. You can find more…
#79 Boy in Photo
Oct 13, 2016 • 49 min
To reach a port, we must set sail.
#78 Very Quickly to the Drill
Sep 29, 2016 • 46 min
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. Futher Reading David Segal’s story on locksmiths The Ringfinders website Form to give feedback on…
#77 The Grand Tapestry Of Pepe
Sep 21, 2016 • 36 min
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 (Pepe’s creator) on Pepe Smugmug’s statement on Picturelife Our Sponsors 99designs – Visit…
#76 Lost in a Cab
Sep 8, 2016 • 39 min
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 success of a suspicious little…
#75 Boy Wonder
Sep 1, 2016 • 37 min
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 Sanders’ book, Every Patient Tells…
#74 Making Friends
Aug 24, 2016 • 43 min
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. Our Sponsors Mailchimp – Send better emails. Also visit Mailchimp’s new…
#73 Sandbox
Aug 11, 2016 • 32 min
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.
#72 Dead is Paul
Aug 4, 2016 • 34 min
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 Joyce’s YouTube Article on Marina Joyce Police tweeting about Marina Joyce
#71 The Picture Taker
Jul 27, 2016 • 50 min
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…
#70 Stolen Valor
Jul 14, 2016 • 30 min
PJ dives into the world of military impostors and the vigilantes who hunt them. Plus, a dispatch from Dallas.
#69 Disappeared
Jul 7, 2016 • 36 min
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.
#68 Vampire Rules
Jun 15, 2016 • 33 min
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.
#67 On the Inside, Part IV
Jun 9, 2016 • 45 min
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. Sruthi meets Paul in prison and explains what she thinks really happened…
#66 On the Inside, Part III
May 26, 2016 • 50 min
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 the one person who witnessed the murder. On the Inside, Part I On the Inside, Part II
#65 On the Inside, Part II
May 19, 2016 • 39 min
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. On the Inside, Part I
#64 On the Inside
May 12, 2016 • 30 min
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 seen the internet. Sruthi Pinnamaneni reaches out to him with one small question that alters the course of…
#63 1000 Brimes
Apr 27, 2016 • 20 min
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 without consequence (hopefully). To observe the holiday, we talk to three people with plans to send…
#62 Decoders
Apr 21, 2016 • 36 min
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 Yes, Yes, No.
#61 Baby King
Apr 14, 2016 • 37 min
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 episode, or to hear the alternate ‘jif’…
#60 A Simple Question
Mar 31, 2016 • 39 min
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.
#59 Good Job, Alex
Mar 23, 2016 • 33 min
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, or if you receive an email for Email Debt Forgiveness day, tell us about it by emailing…
#58 Earth Pony
Mar 17, 2016 • 44 min
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. Further Listening Jason Mantzoukas’ How Did This Get Made Podcast Further…
#57 Milk Wanted
Mar 9, 2016 • 39 min
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 breast milk paradise, shady breastmilk…
#56 Zardulu
Feb 25, 2016 • 52 min
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 Press tweet discussed on this week’s Yes Yes No.
#55 The Line
Feb 18, 2016 • 36 min
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 thing in common — they’re Mormons. Reporter Karen Duffin tells their story.
#54 Apologies to Dr. Rosalind Franklin
Feb 10, 2016 • 11 min
This week, we fix an embarrassing oversight.
#53 In The Desert
Feb 4, 2016 • 33 min
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.
PSA: Hidden Trove
Jan 27, 2016 • 4 min
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? You can subscribe on iTunes or any…
#52 Raising The Bar
Jan 21, 2016 • 37 min
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 Yes No.
#51 Perfect Crime
Jan 14, 2016 • 31 min
Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and ignores her critics. Further Reading Perfect Crime Sampler Singer/songwriter Matt Farley can be found on his website or on Spotify. Our theme song is by the Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.…
#50 The Cathedral
Jan 7, 2016 • 43 min
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.
#49 Past, Present, Future
Dec 15, 2015 • 48 min
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 ping pong balls and a clarinet.
#48 I Love You, I Loathe You
Dec 6, 2015 • 39 min
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.
#47 Quit Already!
Nov 29, 2015 • 35 min
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. (ALSO, be sure to check out the Radio Ambulante story…
#46 Yik Yak Returns
Nov 14, 2015 • 36 min
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 particularly vicious strain of racism at…
#45 The Rainbow Pug
Nov 9, 2015 • 39 min
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:
#44 Shine On You Crazy Goldman
Nov 2, 2015 • 41 min
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 Tripsit here: The floating orb lives here:
#43 The Law That Sticks
Oct 25, 2015 • 28 min
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.
#42 Blind Spot
Oct 11, 2015 • 37 min
Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes.
#41 What It Looks Like
Oct 4, 2015 • 31 min
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: Follow Jamie on Instagram…
#40 The Flower Child
Sep 21, 2015 • 34 min
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…
#39 Reply All Exploder
Sep 16, 2015 • 35 min
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 favorite episodes of Song Exploder, an…
#38 Undo, Undo, Undo
Sep 6, 2015 • 28 min
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 sent across the internet you wish you could take back. Email us a voice memo about the things you wish…
#37 Taking Power
Aug 31, 2015 • 32 min
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. Duck Army…
#36 Today’s The Day
Aug 24, 2015 • 31 min
On this week’s episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.
#35 One Strike
Aug 9, 2015 • 32 min
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 influential comedian, and a survivor…
#34 DMV Nation
Aug 3, 2015 • 24 min
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…
#6 This Proves Everything + The Best Hold Music in the World
Jul 29, 2015 • 27 min
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 Louis Tomlinson. Hundreds of…
#33 @ISIS
Jul 19, 2015 • 33 min
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. She talks to PJ about how she…
#32 The Evilest Technology On Earth :-)
Jul 12, 2015 • 26 min
On July 5th, a hacker leaked hundreds of gigabytes of information stolen from a company that sells surveillance software to some of the most oppressive regimes in the world. We look into what journalists have found so far. Also, a new Yes Yes No! Don’t…
#31 BONUS: The Reddit Implosion Explainer
Jul 9, 2015 • 16 min
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 on Reddit. Note: This episode has been updated to include a correction
#30 The Man In The FBI Hat
Jun 28, 2015 • 32 min
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 Aleshe, go here: For tickets to…
#29 The Takeover
Jun 22, 2015 • 25 min
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 Duffin (…
#28 Shipped to Timbuktu
Jun 14, 2015 • 35 min
An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. Leopold’s website: Cast Party Tickets: Sponsors: Mailchimp…
#27 The Fever
Jun 1, 2015 • 27 min
This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story about dating online that is unlike any we’ve ever heard before. Sponsors: Xero ( Mailchimp ( (, offer code “reply”)
#26 Craigslist, Horsley’s List
May 23, 2015 • 31 min
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 found ourselves wondering - what would we find if we replied to a couple? This week, we track down the people…
#25 Favor Atender
May 17, 2015 • 27 min
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…
#24 Exit & Return, Part II
May 11, 2015 • 26 min
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 separated from his family. In part II, Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the story of how the Hasidic community has tried…
#23 Exit & Return, Part I
May 4, 2015 • 32 min
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 then he’d never had a real conversation with someone outside his community. Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the…
#22 BONUS: The Man Who Refused To Email
May 4, 2015 • 19 min
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 seem like a douche. Then we listen…
#5.5 Jennicam Revisited
Apr 26, 2015 • 25 min
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 the internet. But why? Also, PJ and Alex discuss how even in the past five months, the landscape of…
#21 Hack The Police
Apr 19, 2015 • 29 min
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…
#20 I Want To Break Free
Apr 12, 2015 • 30 min
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 participate in Email Debt Forgiveness Day! Leave us a voicemail at (917) 475-6668 about your most anxiety…
#19 Underdog
Apr 3, 2015 • 27 min
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 million followers and hangs out with human celebrities.This week, we investigate the formula for internet…
#18 Silence And Respect
Mar 28, 2015 • 30 min
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 targeted her for a public shaming.…
#17 The Time Traveler And The Hitman
Mar 21, 2015 • 27 min
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…
#16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?
Mar 14, 2015 • 33 min
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…
#15 I’ve Killed People And I Have Hostages
Feb 27, 2015 • 21 min
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 person claimed to be holding a woman hostage after murdering several people. Myhand assembled his team, and…
#14 The Art of Making and Fixing Mistakes
Feb 20, 2015 • 28 min
A social media mistake for the record books, and a quiet saint of Wikipedia.
#13 Love is Lies
Feb 14, 2015 • 25 min
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.
#1 - An App Sends A Stranger To Say I Love You (Updated)
Feb 7, 2015 • 22 min
What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him. (Updated with a new interview!)
#12 Back End Trouble
Jan 31, 2015 • 26 min
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. (Plus, a new Yes/Yes/No.)
#11 Did Errol Morris’ Brother Invent Email?
Jan 23, 2015 • 19 min
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.
#10 The French Connection
Jan 17, 2015 • 23 min
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…
#9 The Writing On The Wall
Jan 9, 2015 • 24 min
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.
#8 Anxiety Box
Jan 8, 2015 • 18 min
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 those moments of extreme anxiety, Paul’s phone talks to him. It tells him everything that’s wrong with him.
#7 This Website Is For Sale
Dec 28, 2014 • 21 min
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 blundered into this world when they…
#6 This Proves Everything
Dec 20, 2014 • 22 min
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.
#5 Jennicam
Dec 14, 2014 • 19 min
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 perils of living publicly before the…
#4 Follow The Money
Dec 7, 2014 • 23 min
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. This week we investigate that claim.
#3 We Know What You Did
Dec 3, 2014 • 20 min
Twenty years ago, Ethan Zuckerman did something terrible on the internet. And he’s still living with the consequences.
#1 A Stranger Says I Love You
Nov 24, 2014 • 22 min
What happens when a woman sends a stocky blond stranger to tell her ex she loves him.
#2 The Secret, Gruesome Internet For Doctors
Nov 24, 2014 • 22 min
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 medical internet, plus we speak to one of its residents.
Welcome to Reply All
Oct 29, 2014 • 1 min