"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt, Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi from Gimlet.
A Message from the Staff of Reply All
An update on the future of The Test Kitchen series and PJ Vogt and Sruthi Pinnamaneni's departure.
#173 The Test Kitchen, Chapter 2
Chapter 2, “Glass Office”: Years later, in 2018, a new wave of people of color arrives at Bon Appétit. And when their white bosses don’t understand the problems they’re facing, those people will decide to fix the place themselves.
Jesse Sparks’ portfolio
Elyse Inamine’s Instagram
Ryan Walker-Hartshorn’s website and Twitter
A reported story by Priya Krishna
Christina Chaey’s 2016 manifesto following Bon Appétit’s pho video release. And here’s Christina’s Instagram.
#172 The Test Kitchen, Chapter 1
Chapter 1, “Original Sin”: In the summer of 2020, Bon Appétit faced an online reckoning. It imploded, seemingly overnight, former employees calling it a racist and toxic workplace. But the story of what actually happened there started ten years earlier.
Here are some recipes to try from the people featured in this week’s story:
Yewande Komolafe’s yam and plantain curry with crispy shallots and sheet-pan gochujang chicken.
Sue Li’s caramelized onion galette and creamy turmeric pasta. Rick Martinez’s mole sencillo.
Eleanore Park’s ginger-scallion meatballs with lemony farro.
Also, you can read Rachel Premack’s breaking story on Bon Appétit from last summer here.
#171 Account Suspended
The President is no longer allowed to Tweet. PJ and Alex sit down with their boss to explain what that means, how it happened, and what might happen next. Plus -- an upset listener berates our climate reporter.
Click here to listen to How to Save a Planet
#170 A Song of Impotent Rage
Alex Goldman tackles his newest job: prophet of doom.
Taylor Moore's podcasts, Rude Tales of Magic and Fun City
Emily Atkin's newsletter, Heated
John Colpitts' latest album, The Ochre World
Want to learn to play drums? Learn from John Colpitts
Listen to Song Exploder, a huge inspiration for this episode.
#86 Man of the People
This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands.
This episode originally aired in January, 2016.
Pope Brock's book, Charlatan
Penny Lane's documentary, Nuts!
Customer ReviewsSee All
Brilliant! Always worth my time.
PJ’s reddit post
I liked this pod’s old content, but they clearly failed to understand why people were tuning in and went all in on identity politics and critical race theory in a period of time where it was oversaturated. Journalistic standards should always apply— the audience notices when they are being told lies of omission.
I really took exception to PJ’s mind-blowing condescension and contempt for his audience’s good faith criticism in his reddit post.
Remember when this show used to be about quirky stories about the internet? Remember when it was fun, light hearted, intriguing, and insightful? The past year or so I stopped listening, they seemed to have lost what they were all about and it become more about social justice, political views, and agendas. Recent stories this past year weren’t really stories. They were stories built on agendas and calling out people for injustice while joking about taking advantage of people in the same way. The show now champions injustices while laughing at the misfortunes of others. I didn’t come to this show for liberal view points, I didn’t come here for conservative viewpoints, I am neither, but ever increasingly the show has agenda that made me frustrated. Don’t know the details of why people left, just tired of hearing about how someone has it so much harder than I do when they don’t even know my story.