Download This Show - ABC Radio National

Download This Show - ABC Radio National


Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.


RiP iPhone Home Button & Should Netflix make more Australian Content?  

Should streaming services be made to deliver a certain quota of Australian content? And we review the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

How Facebook is tackling Fake News: Áine Kerr Interview  

Áine Kerr leads global journalism partnerships at Facebook, overseeing a team focused on building products, tools and services for journalists and also working to improve news literacy for news consumers. Recorded live at the 2017 Storyology Conference Aine outlays Facebook's plans to tackle fake news, tools for journalists and publishers before taking questions from Marc Fennell. (Image Courtesy of Walkley Foundation)

Experiment more: Optimizely founder Dan Siroker  

Dan Siroker was a product manager at Google and the Director of Analytics on the 2008 Obama campaign. He's gone on to found found Optimizely, a service that allows organisations to experiment and personalise websites and apps for each viewer. He argues that we need to experiment more in the media. Plus we examine the immediate future of Articificial Intelligence and speculate wildly about the new iPhone because, well, it's September and that's what we do.

CBS Buy Network 10, Viagogo in court, YouTube changes  

Why did the huge american television network buy the Ten Network? What will the arrival of CBS All Access mean to the Australian Market? We also explore the world of ticket resellers & dream up major changes to YouTube

Is it right to push the alt-right off the open web?  

As US webservices companies increasingly refuse to host neo-nazi and alt-right websites, where is the line between censorship and taking a moral stand? Plus can the new Samsung Note 8 make people forget about their exploding phone scandal? And just how afraid should Coles and Woolies be about the impending arrival of Amazon in Australia.

Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg on Netflix  

Recorded live at the Video Junkee 2017 Festival in Sydney, the creator of the dark animation talks about working with Netflix, crafting a show about depression in the movie business and much much more.

Disney deserts Netflix, Netflix buys into comics, Google has...problems  

Plus, we meet Jim Louderback from VidCon: A festival for the new generation of Video content makers across YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and beyond.

Would you pay for this podcast?  

We sit down with the team from Acast who are looking to find new ways of monetising podcasts. We also talk about how VPN's are slowly being shut down all around the world (ok, fine, China and Russia, mostly) We also examine the changing demographics of Australian Gamers.

Google Home reviewed & Pandora retreat from Australia  

So how does Google's new smarthome technology compare to the likes of Apple & Amazon?

Have Foxtel Failed Game of Thrones? Government Encryption Plans  

How did Foxtel handle the massive influx of attention that the new season of Game of Thrones would get? And what do the Government intend to do with your supposedly secure communication?

Elon Musk's Batteries, Spotify Controversy & General Internet Meanness  

Will Elon Musk's South Australian Battery gamble play that big a role in our energy future? We also pour over new Pew research into online abuse and does Spotify have a problem with #FakeMusic (as Trump would say)

Shopping for Medicare numbers on the Darknet  

So what can you actually buy on the dark net? Also what actually *is* the dark net? And why are people's Medicare numbers turning up on there? Plus we meet Whooshkaa Founder and CEO Rob Loewenthal to talk about how AI and targeted advertising may be the future of radio and podcasting.

Netflix Tax Explained, Ether the new Bitcoin? and Facebook Live Captions  

Why are you about to start paying a little more for your Netflix? Is Ether the new Bitcoin and we meet Tony Abrahams who AI Media who may provide the missing link that will make Facebook Live videos more usable: live captions.

Lego Batman &  Guardians of the Galaxy 2 effects team spill secrets  

Do you ever wonder what really goes on behind the scenes of movie special effects? How difficult is George Lucas to work with? Who is really in charge on a Marvel Studios production? Why do effects designers brace for a Baz Luhrmann shoot? This week we bring you a very special show recorded live at Vivid: Animal Logic, one of the pioneering Australian visual effects houses come clean on what it's like to work on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Lego Movie, The Great Gatsby and much, much more. 

Can Audible's Original Programming Chief Make the Sopranos of Podcasting?  

Eric Nuzum, Audible's Original Programming Chief talks about their plans to make audio storytelling that breaks the mould. We also mull over what went wrong with Network Ten.

Foxtel CEO talks Game of Thrones, Netflix, Googlebox and Foxtel Now  

Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh exclusively unveils their brand new streaming offering Foxtel Now along with a dramatic redesign for Australia's only subscription TV provider. He sits down to talk about Foxtel's controversial approach to dealing with piracy, their relationship with HBO, the failed experiment with Presto, whether their stake in Network Ten has been more trouble than it's worth, new media ownership reforms facing Canberra and whether the ABC has overstepped its charter.

Change, Change, Change  

Recorded at the ACMA Australian Content Conversation, Marc Fennell sits down with a team of content makers and industry experts to work out how the future of Australian Video is likely to shift. Jennifer Wilson (The Project Factory) Rosie Lourde (Starting From Now, YouTube/SBS) Mike Jones (The Kettering Incident/ABC), Andrew Peterson (YouTube Australia)

S-Town's Brian Reed & My Dad Wrote a Porno's Jamie Morton  

Podcast Special! In his only Australian interview, we speak to the creator of the controversial and acclaimed S-TOWN series Brian Reed. Ahead of his Australian visit he speaks to us exclusively about the ethics & artistry of the blockbuster series that's now been downloaded over 40 million times. And we meet Jamie Morton, the creator of the of the wildly entertaining podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno.

So you want to run a newspaper? WannaCry, Slate Culture Gabfest Join Us  

We meet the team from Slate's wildly popular podcast Slate Culture Gabfest before they bring their live show to the Sydney Writers Festival. We pull apart the WannaCry malware attack. And we meet Mark Mordue the editor of Neighbourhood: A new newspaper (yes, an actual newspaper).

Thred: one app to rule them all? #FairGoFairfax and Media Reforms  

Former Facebook consultant Chris Adams joins us to talk about his new app that aims to bind together Instagram, Google and much more into one platform. Plus will the Fairfax strike actually work? And we pick over the 2017 Media Reforms and the new controversy around the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why'

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