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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
    • 3.6 • 7 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.

    What to Listen to Next: Against the Odds

    What to Listen to Next: Against the Odds

    What if you were trapped in a water-filled cave for 17 days with no food or drinkable water and depleting oxygen? In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves in that exact situation. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world.

    The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. Experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

    • 7 min
    And The Calls Live On

    And The Calls Live On

    Marissa talks to long time callers and listeners about the making of Apology Line then and now and what the making of this series has meant to her.

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    • 35 min
    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Allan’s death is like an atomic bomb going off in Marissa’s life. She’s left to make sense of his life, and his life’s work. And twenty-five years later, Marissa learns the truth about what happened to Richie.

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    • 34 min
    Mrs. Apology

    Mrs. Apology

    With Richie gone from his life, Allan must reinvent himself and the Line. The community around the Line grows, while being married to Mr Apology becomes ever more challenging.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, here are some additional resources. 

    For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255. 

    For the National Alliance on Mental Illness dial 1-800-950-6264.

    And for the Crisis Text Line Text HOME, H-O-M-E to 741741.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing intimate partner violence  here are some additional resources.

    For the National Domestic Violence Hotline call 1-800-799-7233.

    Or visit thehotline.org to chat with someone live at any time.

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    • 41 min
    To Catch A Serial Killer

    To Catch A Serial Killer

    Richie is back and Allan is in over his head this time. Help comes in the form of Detective Ray Pierce. Together they devise a plan to find out who Richie really is.

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    • 36 min
    Your Dungeon or Mine?

    Your Dungeon or Mine?

    Richie details his murders and answers Allan’s many questions on the Line. Allan wants to keep Richie talking. He wants to use the Apology Line as a space to reform and study violent criminals. But will Allan’s efforts be enough?

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

mizzvawe ,

Interesting

But I can’t hear well what people are saying on the tapes. Frustrating.

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