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If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything. From Wondery the makers of Dr. Death and The Shrink Next Door, comes a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.

The Apology Line Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 106 Ratings

If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything. From Wondery the makers of Dr. Death and The Shrink Next Door, comes a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.

    Going Public

    Going Public

    Even as Allan reckons with a frightening threat, he continues to engage with callers in ways he hadn’t previously imagined. A regular cast of characters forms on the Line. From this sea of voices one caller named “Richie” emerges and pulls Allan in even deeper, much to Marissa’s dismay.  

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    • 40 min
    Who’s Sorry Now?

    Who’s Sorry Now?

    Marissa Bridge has only had a premonition twice in her life: one was on the day in 1981 that she met “Mr. Apology.” As posters for the Apology Line appear all over New York City, callers start to leave messages that confess their deepest secrets and darkest fears. Mr Apology quickly realizes he will have to do more than just sit back and listen. 

    Listen to new episodes of THE APOLOGY LINE early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/theapologyline




    Support us by supporting our sponsors!

    Noom - Sign up for your free trial at Noom.com/APOLOGY.

    Green Chef - Go to GreenChef.com/APOLOGY90 and use code apology90 for $90 off, including free shipping.

    Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    Talkspace - Get $100 off your first month of Talkspace with code APOLOGY at Talkspace.com.

    Care/Of - Receive 50% off your first Care/Of order with code apology50 at TakeCareOf.com.

    Honey - Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/APOLOGY.

    • 41 min
    Introducing: The Apology Line

    Introducing: The Apology Line

    The Apology Line Premieres on January 19th, or you can listen right now Ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/theapologyline

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Angrymama ,

Interesting story but...

It would be nice to have the phone audio clips cleaned up, it’s really hard to understand

hlghahshzh ,

Hard to hear

I am very much enjoying this podcast. However it is sometimes almost impossible to hear what the people are saying on the recordings of the apology line. It rather dents the whole experience and does not allow me to follow the story as I would like.

Podside ,

Intriguing

Looking forward to further episodes

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