The Apology Line

By Wondery

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: True Crime

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 2471
Reviews: 13

aimee
 Mar 30, 2021
very interesting podcast

Not bad, but not good
 Mar 25, 2021
While the production quality is good, the general narrative and individual stories just didn't grab me. Simply didn't appeal to me the way the trailer suggested it would.

Narrator ruins it for me
 Mar 18, 2021


 Mar 9, 2021

John
 Feb 22, 2021
Enjoyed it. Felt I got to know Mr. A and how this project consumed those around him.

Description

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.


Episode Date
Introducing Confronting: Columbine
00:09:13

Listen now: wondery.fm/CC_ApologyLine

The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. 

The second season of Confronting takes on one of the most prolific tragedies in American history: the Columbine High School massacre. It was a devastating example of how easily a place of learning, familiarity and peace can descend into a war zone of chaos in a moment, the teenagers present that day are now adults who bear the mental and physical scars of the carnage they lived through. Amy Over, a Columbine survivor who is still living with its aftermath and raising her own children in its shadow, confronts many of the realities, questions and myths that surround the massacre to this day. Amy, through her own experience and by speaking with survivors, investigators, classmates, reporters on the scene and other important voices, brings a first-person account of the physical, emotional and spiritual journey that comes along with confronting the worst day of her life.

May 04, 2021
Wondery Presents: In God We Lust
00:06:18

A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. 

Listen at wondery.fm/IGWL_ApologyLine.

Apr 27, 2021
And The Calls Live On | 7
00:35:34

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.

Feb 23, 2021
Strawberry Fields Forever | 6
00:34:17

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.

Feb 16, 2021
Mrs. Apology | 5
00:41:30

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.

Feb 09, 2021
To Catch A Serial Killer | 4
00:36:17

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.

Feb 02, 2021
Your Dungeon or Mine? | 3
00:40:39

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.

Jan 26, 2021
Going Public | 2
00:34:19

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.

Jan 19, 2021
Who’s Sorry Now? | 1
00:38:09

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.

Jan 19, 2021
Introducing: The Apology Line
00:02:33

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

Jan 05, 2021