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The Apology Line

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.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.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    Stories from after 9/11

    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen to 9/12: wondery.fm/9_12_ApologyLine All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.08.2021
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    Wondery Presents: SUSPECT

    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse. Listen to SUSPECT: wondery.fm/Suspect_ApologyLine See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    And The Calls Live On | 7

    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. 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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Strawberry Fields Forever | 6

    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. 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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Mrs. Apology | 5

    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. 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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    To Catch A Serial Killer | 4

    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. 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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Your Dungeon or Mine? | 3

    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? 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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    34:19
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    Going Public | 2

    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. 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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Who’s Sorry Now? | 1

    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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    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 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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