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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.

"'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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Gimlet Media

Description:

"'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.

Twitter:

@gimletmedia

Language:

English


Episodes

#86 Man of the People

12/3/2020
This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands. This episode originally aired in January, 2016. Pope Brock's book, Charlatan Penny Lane's documentary, Nuts!

Duration:00:48:40

#169 The Confetti Cannon

11/12/2020
In the midst of a historic election, Alex, PJ and Emmanuel talk to our listeners.

Duration:00:55:39

We're Taking Your Calls Today

11/6/2020
We will be opening up our phone lines a few times over the next couple days. We are hoping to talk to specific groups of people who have helped shape this incredible election. The first group we want to hear from is Black people in the South. We want to know how you’re feeling. Give us a call today (11/6) at 4pm ET at 917-793-2272. If you don’t get through, leave us a voicemail. We might use the voicemails or calls in a future episode. Please keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook. In the...

Duration:00:01:12

#168 Happiness Calculator vs. Alex Goldman

10/29/2020
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 for a risky and strange experiment.

Duration:00:34:31

Introducing: Resistance

10/22/2020
Faced with an impossible choice, one man goes live on instagram. Saidu Tejan Thomas Jr. shares a story from his new podcast, Resistance. Find more episodes of Resistance here: https://open.spotify.com/show/02JzQLXpqTtViFUGQjRkj3?si=PvQrGlB7QEuf0AcgsGklHg&utm_source=copy-link To get more information about the show, follow the show's Instagram page: @resistanceshow. You can also follow Saidu on Twitter @SaiduTTJ. If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or just needing to talk to...

Duration:00:44:52

#167 America's Hottest Talkline

10/1/2020
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 mysterious recording that has been popping up on government hotlines for years. Emmanuel tries to figure out where this recording is coming from and who's putting it there.

Duration:01:01:30

#166 Country of Liars

9/18/2020
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 Rothschild (@rothschildmd) Apply to the Reply All internship here

Duration:00:58:28

#115 The Bitcoin Hunter

9/3/2020
Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago? This episode originally aired in January 2018. Further reading: Planet Money's bitcoin story Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

Duration:00:30:38

#51 Perfect Crime

8/27/2020
Every night, Catherine Russell puts on a wig, picks up a gun, and defies the logic of Yelp. And then, an epic Yes Yes No spanning an entire galaxy of internet fights. Plus, Alex Goldman reveals a dark, personal secret. Perfect Crime and We Didn't Start The Fire originally ran in January 2016 and May 2019, respectively. Tweet from the episode: Showering is classist now. People mad at aperol. Uber strike. Wiccan life. Gamer blocked his elf wife. We didn’t start the— LxDx (@wokestbloke) May 10,...

Duration:00:56:08

#132 Negative Mount Pleasant

8/20/2020
A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment. This episode originally aired in December 2018. Further Reading: A Better Mount Pleasant vs Let's Make A Better Mount Pleasant Journalist Larry Tabak's series on Foxconn in Wisconsin Economist David Merriman's paper on the type of financing used by Mount Pleasant Journalist Brian Merchant's book which includes a visit to Foxconn campus in China

Duration:01:00:42

#53 In The Desert

8/13/2020
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. This story originally aired in February 2016. Further Reading Kashmir Hill's story about Mike and Christina.

Duration:00:29:04

#165 The Mold and The Beautiful

7/30/2020
This week, a conspiracy theory involving Jeffrey Epstein and a benign, wholesale furniture company, plus, the jam scandal that rocked Los Angeles. Yes Yes no is back, with special guest Jason Mantzoukas. Further Reading: The first tweet in this weeks YYN The second tweet The picture that goes along with the second tweet (warning... it's gross).

Duration:00:47:42

#164 Long Distance: The Real Alex Martin

7/16/2020
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 his first trip. Long Distance Part I Long Distance Part II Akash's YouTube Akash's podcast episode

Duration:00:33:36

#163 Candidate One

7/2/2020
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 day.

Duration:00:47:19

#162 The Least You Could Do

6/18/2020
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: https://www.change.org/p/patricia-parker-racism-within-the-screenwriting-minor?recruiter=17176211&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=tap_basic_share Milly Tamarez' podcast, "All Dick is Trash":...

Duration:00:49:28

Programming Note

6/4/2020

Duration:00:00:54

#161 Brian vs. Brian

5/14/2020
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. Listen to Brian Dean's version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Duration:00:45:08

The Scaredy Cats Horror Show

4/30/2020
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 for avowed scaredy cat PJ Vogt. Together, they want to find out if it’s possible to become a person who enjoys fear. This week, The Exorcist. Links How Did This Get Made? Podcast

Duration:00:53:35

#59 Good Job, Alex

4/9/2020
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 Every Little Thing's latest episode: Essential Workers Call In Alisa Libby's "Maniacal Smile" Website

Duration:00:47:27

#160 The Attic and Closet Show 2

3/30/2020
This week, we call people across the world.

Duration:00:43:29