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A Technology, Society and Culture podcast featuring Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt
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#102 Long Distance
This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further ReadingIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.Oh, and don't be like Alex. Never let some stranger remotely connect to your computer.
#103 Long Distance, Part II
This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance. Further ReadingSnigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan TimesIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.
#79 Boy in Photo
To reach a port, we must set sail.
#44 Shine On You Crazy Goldman
A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate.You can find Tripsit here: http://tripsit.me.The floating orb lives here: http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/. 
#130 The Snapchat Thief
This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates.Michael Bazzell's PodcastThe complete Security and Privacy PodcastSteps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect HimselfHow to port your phone numberPassword ManagerGoogle AuthenticatorYubikeyMichael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websitesSudoStories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/MotherboardBy Lorenzo Francheschi-BicchieraiThe SIM HijackersHow to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone NumbersHow Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM CardsAlleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury CarsCops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in CryptocurrencyBy Joseph Cox'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing RansomThe Organization that Lizzie Donated ToByte Back
#16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?
For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject - a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What's more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why - and why now, after 40 years.
#140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus
Ben loves podcasts, but he has a problem. When he tries to listen to one podcast in particular, his car stereo completely breaks. This week, Super Tech Support takes on one of its strangest cases — Roman Mars versus a 2016 Mazda sedan.LISTEN TO 99 % Invisible!Roman Mars' 99% Invisible podcastPodcasts featured in this episodeiTunes:^space^ - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/space/id1458545673<~> - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/less-than-approximately-greater-than/id1458541805100% Related? - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/100-related/id145854275288% Parentheticals - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/88-parentheticals/id1458545680BONUS PODCAST!:{Blank} + {Blank} = FUN - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blank-blank-fun/id1458544361RSS:^space^ - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/carrotspacecarrot<~> - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/greaterless100% Related? - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/100pr88% Parentheticals - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/88prBONUS PODCAST!:{Blank} + {Blank} = FUN - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/blankblankfun
#56 Zardulu
The rats are not what they seem. Also a new Yes Yes No.Zardulu's Twitter and Facebook accounts.Eric Yearwood's website.Matt Little's website.The Half Press tweet discussed on this week's Yes Yes No.
#99 Black Hole, New Jersey
A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items - watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout.
#28 Shipped to Timbuktu
An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. Leopold's website: http://www.weihsien-paintings.orgCast Party Tickets: http://castparty.orgSponsors: Mailchimp http://www.mailchimp.comStamps.com http://www.stamps.com
#104 The Case of the Phantom Caller
A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.
#107 The Skip Tracer, Part I
Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case. 
#29 The Takeover
Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible - a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.This week's episode was reported by Karen Duffin (www.karenbduffin.com). Sponsors:Xero (www.xero.com/podcasts)Stamps.com (www.stamps.com, offer code 'reply')Squarespace (www.squarespace.com, offer code 'reply')
#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.Be sure to check out Kashmir Hill's story on Fusion. 
#97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished?
This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.Follow Daniel Boteanu on twitter 
#96 The Secret Life of Alex Goldman
Alex agreed to let PJ hack his phone, giving him 24/7 uninterrupted surveillance over his life. This week, everything you can learn about someone who completely surrenders their privacy.
#68 Vampire Rules
It’s an old story. Two people date, they break up, they both go on Tinder. And on Tinder, one of them stumbles across an incredibly creepy photo, taken inside the apartment they used to share.
#64 On the Inside
For years, Paul Modrowski has been writing a blog from inside a maximum security prison. Only thing is, he was arrested when he was 18 and has never seen the internet. Sruthi Pinnamaneni reaches out to him with one small question that alters the course of her next year.
#20 I Want To Break Free
Yes Yes No returns, and the story of two people who created a company designed to ghostwrite people’s emotionally difficult emails.Don’t forget to participate in Email Debt Forgiveness Day! Leave us a voicemail at (917) 475-6668 about your most anxiety inducing unanswered email. All will be forgiven, we promise.
#100 Friends and Blasphemers
An online diary used by American teenagers confronts a strange and terrifying enemy.
#50 The Cathedral
Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment.And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game.
#102 Long Distance Parts 1 & 2
A telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.   This episode originally aired in July of 2017. 
#18 Silence And Respect
In 2012, a woman named Lindsey Stone posted a picture she took as a joke to her Facebook page. A month later, she was under attack from all corners of the internet, out of a job, hounded by the press. The internet had targeted her for a public shaming. Jon Ronson, journalist and author of the new book "So You've Been Publicly Shamed", walks us through Lindsey's story and introduces us to the sometimes sketchy world of online reputation management.
#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?Further ReadingPlanet Money's bitcoin storyStories by Jia Tolentino
#57 Milk Wanted
There are parents in the US desperate for breast milk and others who have too much milk and end up pouring it down the sink. Reply All Producer Phia Bennin wades into the world of breast milk markets, and discovers a breast milk paradise, shady breastmilk scammers, and the surprising history of breast milk in the United States.The FactsOur theme music is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.Our ad music is by Build Buildings.Further ReadingAnna's Website, Liquid Gold ConceptAmbrosia MilkKara Swanson's book Banking on the Body
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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 6th, 2014
Latest Episode
Jan 16th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
183
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes
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Yes
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