We investigate the mystery of why parents across the world became convinced that a half-bird/half-woman monster was going to harm their kids over the internet. And we answer the question of how robocallers are able to fake your telephone number when they call you.
Yes Yes No returns and Alex Blumberg takes us on a journey from secret celebrity love letters to the biggest, strangest rock band you’ve never heard of. Also, basketball.
The story of a person who wanted to change the world using the internet — by committing crimes on an unprecedented global scale.
This week, Alex investigates the rise of one of the most hated businesses: Robocalls. And Damiano tries to figure out if a robocaller is tracking his every move.
New Year! Alex Goldman’s audacious plan to get punched in the face, plus special guest Jason Mantzoukas returns for a very Azkaban Yes Yes No.
In our final episode of the year, we revisit some stories, talk to old friends and hear from the most remote places on the planet.
A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment.
This week, the return of YYN: from a deranged mascot to the top of the FBI
This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates.
A 13-year-old girl builds a tiny world that she has complete, perfect control over. And then one day, that world forces her to make an impossible decision.
New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting. This is the second part of a two-part series. For part one, listen to Episode #127 The Crime Machine, Part I.
New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it’s under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they’re fighting. This is the first part of a two-part series. Be sure to follow this episode with Episode #128 The Crime Machine, Part II.
We're back this week with a Yes Yes No. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through Alex Jones's visit to the Senate. And producer Anna Foley helps us unpack the scandal that's engulfed Beauty YouTube.
Taylor Nicole Dean was a self-described shut-in, a teenager who lived in her parent's home, surrounded by exotic pets. And then she started making videos on YouTube.
Sruthi asks a question: “Why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates.
Matt’s wife died a decade ago. Now, everywhere he goes on the internet, he can’t escape advertisements for clickbait sites with her picture on it. This week, Super Tech Support tries to help out.
This week, to celebrate Alex Goldman’s return from paternity leave, a Yes Yes No extravaganza. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through the internet’s most encompassing conspiracy theory to date, and then Gene Demby joins us to help unpack a very different kind of conspiracy.
An ambitious plan to help people goes off the rails, and a man from Florida tries to fix things the only way he knows how: with prank phone calls.
How a shy, queer Canadian woman accidentally invented one of the internet’s most toxic male communities.
Last month, the government shut down backpage.com, a site where people advertised sex with children. We talk to a group of people who say that was a huge mistake. Trigger warning: sexual assault.