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#150 The Reply All Halloween Scream-A-Thon

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#150 The Reply All Halloween Scream-A-Thon

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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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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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#148 Bedbugs and Aliens
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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...

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#147 The Woman in the Air Conditioner
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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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#130 The Snapchat Thief
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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 t...

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#96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman
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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...

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#128 The Crime Machine, Part II
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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....

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#127 The Crime Machine, Part I
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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....

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

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#146 Summer Hotline
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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
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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"...

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#144 Dark Pattern
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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 W...

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#143 Permanent Record
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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
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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....

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#41 What It Looks Like
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Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that’s usually invisible. Plus, PJ discovers the secret code he’s accidentally been speaking, and learns about the people who created it. If you’re feeling depressed or want to talk to someone, here are some resources: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1800-273-8255 (1800-273-TALK) The Crisis Text Line 7 Cups of Tea (an anonymous, 24-hour chat with trained professionals) Depression Tribe (a site with blogs, forums, and news)   Further R...

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#141 Adam Pisces and the $2 Coke
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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...

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#140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus
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Ben loves podcasts, but he has a problem. When he tries to listen to one podcast in particular, his car stereo completely breaks. This week, Super Tech Support takes on one of its strangest cases — Roman Mars versus a 2016 Mazda sedan. LISTEN TO 99 % Invisible! Roman Mars' 99% Invisible podcast Podcasts featured in this episode iTunes: ^space^ - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/space/id1458545673 - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/less-than-approximately-greater-than/id1458541805 100% Related? - ...

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#139 The Reply All Hotline
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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...

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We're Taking Your Calls
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We'll be taking calls from listeners about all of your tech questions big and small, two times this week! Wednesday, March 20th from 4-6 Thursday, March 21st from 12-2Call us at (862) 205-3275!...

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

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#137 Fool's Trade
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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....

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#136 The Founder
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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....

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Introducing Conviction
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Today we bring you episode one of Gimlet’s new show, “Conviction.” This season, reporter Saki Knafo follows a New York-based private investigator as he takes on the biggest case of his career. But in the course of reporting, Saki discovers the story is much, much bigger.A new episode of Reply All will be out later this week....

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#135 Robocall: Bang Bang
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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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