Reply All (podcast)

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Reply All
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Presentation
Hosted by
  • PJ Vogt
  • Alex Goldman
Genre
  • Technology
  • human interest
UpdatesWeekly
Production
No. of episodes160 (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,[1][2] hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman.[3] The show features stories about how people shape the internet, and how the internet shapes people.[4] Vogt and Goldman previously hosted the technology and culture podcast TLDR for WNYC. Producers of the show include Phia Bennin, Tim Howard, Damiano Marchetti, and Sruthi Pinnamaneni.[5] The music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.[6]

Reply All premiered November 24, 2014,[7][8] the second podcast to be developed by Gimlet Media. It was a 2016 Webby Nominee for Best Podcast.[9]

Format[edit]

Co-host PJ Vogt

Each episode varies in format, with some recurring segments, including "Yes, Yes, No", in which Vogt and Goldman explain internet trivia to Alex Blumberg, co-founder of Gimlet Media, with occasional help from outside guests.[10] 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?".[11] In another recurring segment, called "Super Tech Support", the Reply All team—particularly Goldman, who previously worked as a network administrator[12]—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.[13]

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.[14] In 2016, the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards (MORA) nominated it as "Best Online Talk Show" in education.[15] The show was also nominated for a Webby Award for Best Podcast.[9]

In 2017, Quartz nominated episode 102, "Long Distance", as "Best Tech Episode".[16] In 2019, the podcast was named the best podcast of the year by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant[17] and the sixth best podcast of the year by The New Yorker.[18]

In March 2020, the podcast released episode 158, "The Case of the Missing Hit" to wide acclaim.[19] 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.[20] Hannah J. Davies of The Guardian called it "perhaps the best-ever episode of any podcast" and "an incredibly emotive piece of storytelling."[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How Gimlet hopes to win the podcasting arms race". Digiday. August 19, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Olukotun, Deji (February 14, 2015). "ReplyAll and the Battle for Storytelling About the Net". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "About Reply All". Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Cyrus Farivar (January 10, 2015). "Why I love Reply All and you should too". Ars Technica. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  5. ^ Landers, Kim (May 16, 2016). "Co-host of popular podcast Reply All in Melbourne this week for forum". Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder Opens Up: An Interview". Exolymph. July 31, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Episode #1 - An App Sends a Stranger to Say "I Love You" - Gimlet Media (November 24, 2014)
  8. ^ Talks at Google (March 16, 2017), Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt: "Gimlet's Reply All" | Talks at Google, retrieved November 20, 2017
  9. ^ a b "Reply All | The Webby Awards". Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Yes Yes No". Yes Yes No. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "#106 Is That You, KD? by Reply All". Gimlet Media. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "#76 Lost in a Cab by Reply All". Gimlet Media. September 8, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "Reply All by Gimlet Media on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Reply All - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  15. ^ "Mixcloud Online Radio Awards | Nominee - Reply All". www.mora.fm. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  16. ^ Wolfson, Elijah. "The Casties: Quartz's awards for the best podcasts of 2017". Quartz. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Deze podcasts kregen dit jaar vijf sterren". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). December 12, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  18. ^ Larson, Sarah (December 21, 2019). "The Best Podcasts of 2019". The New Yorker. Conde Nast. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  19. ^ Kranc, Lauren (March 20, 2020). "The One Podcast Episode That Makes Everything Better For At Least An Hour". Esquire. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ 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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