Search Engine

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Named a best podcast of 2023 by Vulture, Time, The Economist, & Vogue.No question too big, no question too small. On Search Engine, PJ Vogt answers the kinds of questions you might ask the internet when you can't sleep. If you find the world bewildering, but also sometimes enjoy being bewildered by it, we're here for you. Publishes Fridays.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Claire Woodward • The Times UK Dec 10, 2023

"...charming PJ Vogt answers a listener’s query in depth with experts. Great questions; better answers."

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Score: 5

Eliana Dockterman • Time Nov 22, 2023

"Questions beget more questions, and the best episodes eventually evolve into engaging conversations with smart people...Reply All was fun because it always offered listeners a sense of mystery and discovery. Search Engine carries on that tradition."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Aug 29, 2023

"...a premise so simple and familiar that it’s almost generic....but the result can still feel very much different — and fresh — all the same...the energetic profundity fans may have loved from Reply All very much carries over into this series. It’s a show in the classic sense, in that you can feel it working to earn your attention, even down to the way it thinks about the constant availability of fresh episodes. In theory, this is a show that can last for decades."

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Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Jul 24, 2023

"Search Engine rarely gets complicated. Its smallness provokes simplicity and, as a result, we get an earnest push into answering questions that seem as though they’ve been asked by a curious child with a strangely solid grasp of the modern world; or at least how technology and society intersect in it. …"

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