52 Episodes | First Released: Sep 17 '13 | 🇺🇸
A weekly podcast featuring short, surprising stories about the internet.
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Muno11
May 21 '19
Rating:   10
Good podcast

This is a good podcast but reply all is better because it gets more in depth and you get more of the story. I sort of get that these short burst is for the internet generation with low attention spans. But that’s what makes PJ and Alex so great, whether it’s the short TLDR or longer reply all, they are able to report on these human stories that are really interesting. I like the more in depth of really deep dives but I think there is more closure with TLDR, kind of like a disappearing Snapchat.

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Nullity
Mar 25 '18
Rating:   10
Fantastic too bad it’s gone

I really lived this pod. Such a shame it disappeared. Reply All is good but just not the same. Bye TLDR, you are missed.

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Benerino
Oct 18 '17
Rating:   4
A tale of two podcasts

The first 36 or so episodes were fantastic! PJ and Alex were wonderful hosts. The problem with there episodes was I wanted them to be longer. And that’s what there other podcast, ReplyAll, is. TLDR with PJ and Alex deserves 5 Stars. Meredith ruined TLDR. Her first couple episodes were fine. After that, I just wanted it to end. Episode 43, “Hey Ladies”, was super annoying but I gave it a pass and gave her another chance. Episode 46, “Episode 45 Redux”, was when I knew for sure I didn’t like TLDR with Meredith. Vivek came off annoying in the episode but Meredith was absolutely horrible. All the TLDR episodes with Meredith should be deleted so it doesn’t continue to ruin what was once a fantastic show. TLDR with Meredith deserves 0 stars.

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podcastlistener111
Jul 12 '17
Rating:   10
Great show

I really loved this podcast when it was hosted by Alex and PJ. Also liked it under Meredith. Hope it comes back!

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Slayner117
Jan 30 '17
Rating:   10
Good podcast, with interesting stories

If you're like me you may have discovered this podcast after Reply All, which is Alex and PJ's newer podcast on the Gimlet network. If you HAVEN'T heard Reply All however, I would definitely check that out immediately. TLDR was a fine podcast, but it evolved into something significantly better. All in all this was a fun podcast, the stories were fun, and like the title itself they were kept short and to the point.

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bobby BoShay
May 4 '16
Rating:   8
Great show! Want more!

Great show, the original host have moved on to" reply all “ but still very much worth the time. Show" #46 - Episode 45 Redux “ looked to be a death blow but i really wish it was still on. The show gets a slight different focus when the new host takes over but I think the host does a great job and reports on real Tech issue and not just tech interests.

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pecanswiss
Mar 28 '16
Rating:   10
Great stuff

I really enjoy listening!

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hatchjt
Mar 24 '16
Rating:   8
Where did you go?

I miss TLDR. It’s what kept me in touch with what’s happening with the internet world. Bring it back!

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keith687
Mar 5 '16
Rating:   2
Listen to the first 40 episodes and then stop

The show was great before the original hosts left to do Replay All, and sadly the show has gone downhill fast since then. Now the episodes have taken on a more preachy gender-focused tone instead of a "here's this interesting thing in tech" tone. The first 40 episodes are great, but unless you're a SJW type I'd stop after that.

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rainster212
Mar 2 '16
Rating:   8
Wadwah the mansplainer

Although the show did lose some of its magic after Alex and PJ left, the last two episodes with Meredith were getting back on track! It’s too bad that this segment seems to be cancelled. Even though it’s a year later, I am still disgusted by Wadhwa’s response in Episode 45. Yes, it was wrong for them not to ask him for an interview, but they more than compensated him by allowing him 20 minutes of unedited airtime to present himself in a favorable light. Instead he became a mouthpiece spewing condescending, aggressive remarks about women not understanding journalism and refusing to have any conversation with Meredith about anything other than how much his feelings were hurt. As he complained about being a spokesperson for women, he talked right over the woman in front of him, repeatedly. She was amazingly poised in the situation, and the undertones of anger in her voice were justified. Having already been publicly shamed by her producer, which was a questionable decision by NPR, she had to be verbally pushed around by an intensely patronizing man who refused to have any sort of meaningful conversation that wasn’t about his wounded sense of pride. The only positive thing he said about women in media is that some of them had said positive things about him. Ironically, he proves the negative comments about him true in this interview in which he could have defended himself. To him, it seemed, the fact that he’d given a lot of his money to women’s groups exempted him from having any real conversation about the issue. Wow. I feel bad for his colleagues and students, if he’s like this all the time. Meredith, I’m sorry you had to sit through that!

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wingilote
Feb 28 '16
Rating:   10
Bring back TLDR

Great with PJ and Alex, great with Meredith. Okay, Hey Ladies was too much. But still, TLDR with Meredith was a perfect ten minutes of Internet news and culture. Bring it back WNYC!

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