The Apology Line

The Apology Line

Wondery
10 episodes

About

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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18 May 2021

Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix

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04 May 2021

Introducing Confronting: Columbine

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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.

23 February 2021

And The Calls Live On | 7

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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.

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16 February 2021

Strawberry Fields Forever | 6

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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.

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09 February 2021

Mrs. Apology | 5

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02 February 2021

To Catch A Serial Killer | 4

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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.

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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.

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Talkspace - Get $100 off your first month of Talkspace with code APOLOGY at Talkspace.com.

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26 January 2021

Your Dungeon or Mine? | 3

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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?

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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.

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19 January 2021

Going Public | 2

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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.

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19 January 2021

Who’s Sorry Now? | 1

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