2 Girls 1 Podcast: Meet the Mysterious Creator of 'Grandma Party Hotline'

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Meet the mysterious creator of ‘Grandma Party Hotline’

We love you, Grandma!

 

Matt Silverman

Internet Culture

Published Apr 9, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 7:13 pm CDT

Telephone party hotlines are a relic of pre-internet teenage shenanigans. But if you post a phone number on the web and ask a lovable grandma to record the outgoing voicemail… lots of people will call it. And they’ll leave strange messages, like this one:

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This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) interview the mysterious creator of Grandma Party Hotline, where prank calls meet coping with mortality.

The site is also nominated for a Webby Award in the “weird” category. Go figure.

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2 Girls 1 Podcast is hosted by Allison Goldberg and Jennifer Jamula, and is produced and edited by Matt Silverman in New York City. Production assistance is provided by The Podglomerate.

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*First Published: Apr 9, 2018, 5:30 am CDT