Crypto Island

Crypto Island

A new series from a founding host of Reply All. Crypto Island explores the frontiers of a strange new world. (This series is best experienced by beginning at episode one).


January 12, 2023 1 min
No question too big, no question too small. A new show that’ll be out soon. You can hear it here, on this feed. The one you're on now. Question you'd like answered? Email
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A trip to Greenland, a chance encounter with Coolio, and the end of the world.

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September 23, 2022 4 min

Is it going to be OK? 

(Here's a link to that Bad Bets trailer I mentioned.)

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June 28, 2022 37 min

An art heist in the crypto world plunges us headfirst into another mystery — why did so many celebrities suddenly start selling us on NFTs last year? (To help support the show or subscribe to the free newsletter, check out

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May 26, 2022 31 min
This week we follow a dollar underground. For notes, further reading, or to support this project visit
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May 13, 2022 30 min

This week, a story of about how crypto just imploded due to one risky, financial product. And the fight-loving, Twitter-addicted founder who invented that product for his adoring army of lunatics.

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May 6, 2022 64 min

This week: Bitcoin. We trace it from its humble origins in a .PDF to the movement it has spawned, all over three days at an enormous Bitcoin conference in Miami. 

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April 5, 2022 40 min

The strange journeys of Cas Piancey, a baker turned crypto skeptic. (For notes & further reading on this episode, check out my newsletter at

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March 25, 2022 15 min

A conversation with Miguel Piedrafita. Why would a 19-year-old from Spain want to buy the US Constitution? 

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March 23, 2022 47 min

A story about a strange auction for perhaps the most valuable piece of paper in America. (Listen to introduction episode before this one, if you haven't! Also for notes & further reading on this episode, check out my newsletter at

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March 14, 2022 15 min

An introduction to this limited series. A video of a mysterious tropical island populated entirely by Bitcoin dynasts and Dogecoin princelings sends a reporter on a new journey. 

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