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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.

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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 Ashley's article on Pete Buttigieg's Wikipedia page: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-wikipedia-page-editor.html Find out more about our summer and fall internships here: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/posts/internships
#156 The Cure for Everything

#156 The Cure for Everything

2020-01-3000:59:3232

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

#155 Friendship Village

2020-01-1600:52:3730

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

#154 The Real Enemy, Part 3

2019-12-1300:32:3415

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

#153 The Real Enemy, Part 2

2019-12-1300:33:3916

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

#152 The Real Enemy, Part 1

2019-12-1300:30:4329

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

#151 Thank You for Noticing

2019-11-1400:47:5138

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)
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

#149 30-50 Feral Hogs

2019-10-1000:33:5127

A legit question from a rural American. Asher Elbein's piece on feral hogs
#148 Bedbugs and Aliens

#148 Bedbugs and Aliens

2019-09-2600:44:0727

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
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.
#130 The Snapchat Thief

#130 The Snapchat Thief

2019-08-2901:09:0736

This week, a Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates. Michael Bazzell's PodcastThe complete Security and Privacy Podcast Steps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect HimselfHow to port your phone numberPassword ManagerGoogle AuthenticatorYubikeyWorkbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websitesSudo Stories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/Motherboard By Lorenzo Francheschi-BicchieraiThe SIM HijackersHow to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone NumbersHow Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM CardsAlleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury CarsCops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in Cryptocurrency By Joseph Cox'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing Ransom The Organization that Lizzie Donated ToByte Back
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.   Further InfoJoseph Cox's FlexiSpy reporting The National Domestic Violence Hotline Subscribe to our newsletter
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. This is the second part of a two-part series. For part one, listen to Episode #127 The Crime Machine, Part I.
#127 The Crime Machine, Part I

#127 The Crime Machine, Part I

2019-08-1500:44:3610

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. This is the first part of a two-part series. Be sure to follow this episode with Episode #128 The Crime Machine, Part II.
#120 INVCEL

#120 INVCEL

2019-08-0800:25:228

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

#146 Summer Hotline

2019-07-2500:50:524

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

#145 Louder

2019-07-1100:33:146

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

#144 Dark Pattern

2019-06-2700:33:4810

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 It Elizabeth Warren and Other Senators Call for Refunds and Investigations of TurboTax and H&R Block
#143 Permanent Record

#143 Permanent Record

2019-06-1300:54:177

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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