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Reply All
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Presentation
Hosted by
  • Alex Goldman
  • Emmanuel Dzotsi
Genre
  • Technology
  • human interest
UpdatesWeekly
Production
No. of episodes173 (list of episodes)
Publication
Original release2014 – present
Ratings1,000,000[1]
ProviderGimlet Media
Websitegimletmedia.com/reply-all/ Edit this at Wikidata

Reply All is an American podcast from Gimlet Media founded by P. J. Vogt and Alex Goldman, and currently hosted by Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi. The show, which premiered in 2014, features stories about how people shape the internet, and how the internet shapes people.[2]

History[edit]

Reply All is an American podcast from Gimlet Media,[1][3] hosted by Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi.[4] P. J. Vogt is a former cohost. Before joining Gimlet, Vogt and Goldman hosted a technology and culture podcast called TLDR for WNYC. Reply All premiered November 24, 2014,[5][6] the second podcast to be developed by Gimlet Media.

Producers of Reply All include Phia Bennin, Tim Howard, Damiano Marchetti, and formerly Sruthi Pinnamaneni.[7] The music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.[8]

Amid accusations of toxic culture in the workplace, on February 17, 2021 both Vogt and Pinnamaneni left the show.[9] The show was then placed on a hiatus.[10]

Format[edit]

Former co-host P. J. Vogt

Each episode varies in format, with some recurring segments, including "Yes, Yes, No" which debuted in episode 10, in which Vogt and Goldman explain internet trivia to Alex Blumberg, co-founder of Gimlet Media, with occasional help from outside guests.[11] In a variation on this segment called "Sports, Sports, Sports", Blumberg instead explains sports-related tweets to Vogt and Goldman. The segment debuted in episode 106, "Is that You, KD?".[12] In another recurring segment, called "Super Tech Support" which debuted in episode 33, the Reply All team—particularly Goldman, who previously worked as a network administrator[13]—takes on odd or especially complex tech support issues that the listeners or friends of the hosts have encountered.

Episodes[edit]

Reception[edit]

The podcast has received mostly positive reviews, receiving an average of five stars on Apple Podcasts, with over 19,000 reviews.[14]

The podcast was nominated in 2015 and 2016 for a Shorty Award. The nomination cited its unusual social media presence, including an event where the hosts accepted phone calls from listeners for 48 hours straight.[15] In 2016, the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards (MORA) nominated it as "Best Online Talk Show" in education.[16] The show was also nominated for a Webby Award for Best Podcast.[17]

In 2017, Quartz awarded episode 102, "Long Distance", as "Best Tech Episode" of the year.[18] In 2019, the podcast was named the best podcast of the year by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant[19] and the sixth best podcast of the year by The New Yorker.[20]

In March 2020, the podcast released episode 158, "The Case of the Missing Hit" to wide acclaim.[21] The New York Times reported that the number of overall listeners to the show increased 35 percent across platforms in the days after its release.[22] Hannah J. Davies of The Guardian called it "perhaps the best-ever episode of any podcast" and "an incredibly emotive piece of storytelling."[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How Gimlet hopes to win the podcasting arms race". Digiday. August 19, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Cyrus Farivar (January 10, 2015). "Why I love Reply All and you should too". Ars Technica. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Olukotun, Deji (February 14, 2015). "ReplyAll and the Battle for Storytelling About the Net". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "About Reply All". Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Episode #1 - An App Sends a Stranger to Say "I Love You" - Gimlet Media (November 24, 2014)
  6. ^ Talks at Google (March 16, 2017), Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt: "Gimlet's Reply All" | Talks at Google, retrieved November 20, 2017
  7. ^ Landers, Kim (May 16, 2016). "Co-host of popular podcast Reply All in Melbourne this week for forum". Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder Opens Up: An Interview". Exolymph. July 31, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  9. ^ Quah, Nicholas (February 18, 2021). "Two Reply All Hosts Are Stepping Down Amid 'Test Kitchen' Fallout". Vulture. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  10. ^ Robertson, Katie; Gross, Jenny (February 25, 2021). "'Reply All' Podcast Is Paused After Accusations of Toxic Culture". New York Times. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  11. ^ "Yes Yes No". Yes Yes No. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "#106 Is That You, KD? by Reply All". Gimlet Media. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "#76 Lost in a Cab by Reply All". Gimlet Media. September 8, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "Reply All by Gimlet Media on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  15. ^ "Reply All - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Mixcloud Online Radio Awards | Nominee - Reply All". www.mora.fm. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Reply All | The Webby Awards". Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  18. ^ Wolfson, Elijah. "The Casties: Quartz's awards for the best podcasts of 2017". Quartz. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "Deze podcasts kregen dit jaar vijf sterren". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). December 12, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  20. ^ Larson, Sarah (December 21, 2019). "The Best Podcasts of 2019". The New Yorker. Conde Nast. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  21. ^ Kranc, Lauren (March 20, 2020). "The One Podcast Episode That Makes Everything Better For At Least An Hour". Esquire. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  22. ^ Ugwu, Reggie (March 19, 2020). "A Song No One Remembered. A Podcast That's Hard to Forget". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  23. ^ Davies, Hannah J. (March 10, 2020). "Reply All's The Case of the Missing Hit: could this be the best podcast episode ever?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved March 21, 2020.

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