Reply All (podcast)

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Reply All
Reply All (Podcast) Logo.jpg
Hosted byPJ Vogt and Alex Goldman
Genretechnology, human interest
No. of episodes(list of episodes)
Original release2014 – present
ProviderGimlet Media

Reply All is an American podcast from Gimlet Media,[2][1] 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 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]


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]—take on odd or especially complex tech support issues that the listeners or friends of the hosts have encountered.


Reception and awards[edit]


The podcast has received mostly positive reviews, receiving an average of 5 stars on Apple Podcasts, with over 10,000 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]


  1. ^ a b "How Gimlet hopes to win the podcasting arms race". Digiday. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  2. ^ Olukotun, Deji (14 February 2015). "ReplyAll and the Battle for Storytelling About the Net". Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  3. ^ "About Reply All". Retrieved 16 February 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. 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  7. ^ Episode #1 - An App Sends a Stranger to Say "I Love You" - Gimlet Media (November 24, 2014)
  8. ^ Talks at Google (2017-03-16), Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt: "Gimlet's Reply All" | Talks at Google, retrieved 2017-11-20
  9. ^ a b "Reply All | The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  10. ^ "Yes Yes No". Yes Yes No. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  11. ^ "#106 Is That You, KD? by Reply All". Gimlet Media. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  12. ^ "#76 Lost in a Cab by Reply All". Gimlet Media. September 8, 2016. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  13. ^ "Reply All by Gimlet Media on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  14. ^ "Reply All - The Shorty Awards". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  15. ^ "Mixcloud Online Radio Awards | Nominee - Reply All". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  16. ^ Wolfson, Elijah. "The Casties: Quartz's awards for the best podcasts of 2017". Quartz. Retrieved 2018-06-09.

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