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43 minutes | 13 days ago
#171 Account Suspended
The President is no longer allowed to Tweet. PJ and Alex sit down with their boss to explain what that means, how it happened, and what might happen next. Plus -- an upset listener berates our climate reporter.Click here to listen to How to Save a Planet
38 minutes | a month ago
#170 A Song of Impotent Rage
Alex Goldman tackles his newest job: prophet of doom.Taylor Moore's podcasts, Rude Tales of Magic and Fun CityEmily Atkin's newsletter, HeatedJohn Colpitts' latest album, The Ochre WorldWant to learn to play drums? Learn from John ColpittsListen to Song Exploder, a huge inspiration for this episode.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
#86 Man of the People
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!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
#169 The Confetti Cannon
In the midst of a historic election, Alex, PJ and Emmanuel talk to our listeners.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
#168 Happiness Calculator vs. Alex Goldman
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.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
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 someone, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Find more resources here: https://afsp.org/suicide-prevention-resources
61 minutes | 4 months ago
#167 America's Hottest Talkline
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.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
#166 Country of Liars
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
30 minutes | 5 months ago
#115 The Bitcoin Hunter
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 storySubscribe to our weekly newsletter
56 minutes | 5 months ago
#51 Perfect Crime
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, 2019
61 minutes | 5 months ago
#132 Negative Mount Pleasant
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 PleasantJournalist Larry Tabak's series on Foxconn in WisconsinEconomist David Merriman's paper on the type of financing used by Mount PleasantJournalist Brian Merchant's book which includes a visit to Foxconn campus in China
32 minutes | 5 months ago
#53 In The Desert
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 ReadingKashmir Hill's story about Mike and Christina.
48 minutes | 6 months ago
#165 The Mold and The Beautiful
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 YYNThe second tweetThe picture that goes along with the second tweet (warning... it's gross).
34 minutes | 6 months ago
#164 Long Distance: The Real Alex Martin
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 ILong Distance Part IIAkash's YouTubeAkash's podcast episode
48 minutes | 7 months ago
#163 Candidate One
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.
49 minutes | 7 months ago
#162 The Least You Could Do
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": https://open.spotify.com/show/4eREYSWtBckafqqobfP42u?si=6TrZ8EfESpqiTwEF0_l_gg Annika Neklason's article on Civil War Conspiracies in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/conspiracy-theories-civil-war/612283/
1 minutes | 8 months ago
45 minutes | 8 months ago
#161 Brian vs. Brian
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
53 minutes | 9 months ago
The Scaredy Cats Horror Show
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.LinksHow Did This Get Made? Podcast
45 minutes | 10 months ago
#59 Good Job, Alex
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 READINGEvery Little Thing's latest episode: Essential Workers Call InAlisa Libby's "Maniacal Smile" Website
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