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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.

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

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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 ...
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](https://twitter.com/SykesCharlie/status/1037869317847699457) [Beautube tweet](https://twitter.com/rmadams9/status/1030488617007964160)
A telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. This episode originally aired in July of 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 Super Tech Support. This episode originally aired in September of ...
A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul. This episode originally aired in December of 2016.
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. This episode first aired in May of 2017.
#125 All My Pets July 26, 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 videos on YouTube. [Taylor's Youtube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaOTXKuQ-t- eTikY96B9n-Q) [Vote for your favorite reply all episodes - we'll run the winners in August!](http://replyall.limo/august)
#124 The Magic Store July 13, 2018
Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates. ** Further Reading: ** [Elizabeth Dwoskin on Amazon](https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-merchants- secretly-use-facebook-to-flood-amazon-with-fake- reviews/2018/04/23/5dad1e30-4392-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7c5a9d28103c) [Buzzfeed's Nicole Nguyen on Amazon Fake Reviewers](https://www.buzzfeed.com/nicolenguyen/amazon-fake-review- problem?utm_term=.byBX52mYl#.fjMKL3yND) ** **
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](http://thelizlogelinfoundation.org/)
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 kind of conspiracy. [Paris Martineau's Qanon explainer in ...
Who was Wayne?
#121 Pain Funnel May 18, 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. Further reading: [Cat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part I](https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/7/16257412/rehabs-near-me-google-search- scam-florida-treatment-centers) [Cat Ferguson's reporting on Google and ...
#120 INVCEL May 10, 2018
How a shy, queer Canadian woman accidentally invented one of the internet’s most toxic male communities.
Introducing The Habitat April 26, 2018
Today we bring you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show “The Habitat.” The true story of six volunteers picked to live on a fake planet.
#119 No More Safe Harbor April 20, 2018
Last month, the government shut down backpage.com, 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.
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 Loves" (Girls Season 5, Episode 4)](http://www.vulture.com/2016/03/girls-recap-season-5-episode-4.html)
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](http://www.jennyodell.com/museumofcapitalism_freewatch.pdf)" [Alexis Madrigal's dropshipping article](https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/01/the-strange- ...
#116 Trust the Process Feb. 15, 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 general manager. **Further Reading:** [Mistress Harley's Website](http://www.mistressharley.com/) (very NSFW) ...
Hope is a photographer. One day her body begins to betray her. It starts with her eyes. This is a rebroadcast of a story, which was first released in October 2015. ** Further Reading** Lisa Sanders' book, [Every Patient Tells a Story](http://www.amazon.com/Every-Patient-Tells-Story- Mysteries/dp/0767922476). Lisa Sanders' column, [Diagnosis](http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/columns/diagnosis/index.html).