Download This Show - Program podcast

Download This Show - Program podcast

Australia

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 Sunday.

Episodes

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 newsaper)

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'

Life as a competitive e-sports gamer  

Chris Orfanellis (coach, Renegades) and player Justin "jks" Savage explain what life, training and winning is really like in a team of competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players. They travel the world and compete for big money - but at what cost?

Mia Freedman: Building MamaMia  

It is the largest, best-known (possibly only) independent women's media company in Australia. It commands millions in video views and podcasts. Creator Mia Freedman has told the story of Mama Mia in her new book "Work Strife Balance". She takes Marc through the journey from her lounge to an international media brand. What she's learnt from old and new media. What she wouldn't do again and the fine line between a great headline and bad click bait.

Emoji King Jeremy Burge & Picking the right VPN  

Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia takes us inside the fascinating consortium that decide your Emoji choices.

Unlock your phone with your face? & Tablo want to make better writers  

Ash Davies (founder) and Jemma Birrell (Creative Director) of the publishing start-up Tablo.io join us to talk about wanting to create a better social and publishing network for writers.

YouTube has a serious problem with advertising.  

Why are big brands deserting YouTube? We look at the video giant's mounting problem with unsavoury content and programmatic advertising. Plus Equity Crowdfunding laws have been passed across the land. We talk to Jonny Wilkinson Co-founder and Director of Equitise.

West Wing and Glee director thinks Australian directors are being screwed (Paris Barclay, Directors Guild of America)  

Paris Barclay has directed everything from ER, NYPD BLUE, The Good Wife, Glee and the West Wing. He also happens to be the president of the Directors Guild of America and he thinks Australian TV directors are getting a raw deal.

Biometric researchers know whether you're paying attention to the TV  

Thomas Romanoff, (iMotions Denmark) and Martin Brown (AFTRS, producer of Moulin Rouge) explain how eye-tracking, facial recognition, heart monitors and brain scans to truly tell how engaged TV and film audiences are.

Helen McCabe & Kerrie Elstub on Nine's new podcasts, Jacketgate and 9Honey  

Helen McCabe (Nine Entertainment Co. Head of the Lifestyle) and Kerrie Elstub (9Honey) talk about Nine's investment in podcasting, the fight for female eyeballs in a tough online market and how they tackled Amber Sherlock's Jacketgate

GLAAD wield a carrot and stick on the media & CIA Hacking.  

Ross Murray and Ray Bradford from GLAAD explain how the 31 year old lobby group have worked to change perception of the LGBTQI community around the world. Plus we examine the Wikileaks revelations about the CIA’s alleged hacking tools. And we have a quick explainer of the world of Quantum Computing. 

MiVote: A Senator in your Smartphone?  

Adam Jacoby from the fascinating new political organisation MiVote joins to the show to explain his long gestating plan to put 3 senators in Australian Parliament that you can control with an app. But it's the details of how he intends to make it work that are so very fascinating. Plus we examine the PR wreck that is Uber and is Nokia back from the dead with their deeply odd announcement of the new 3310 phone?

Let's take apart your laptop  

Kyle Weins from iFixit.com explains why he thinks we should be able to unscrew and repair our own devices. We also breakdown the new rules around Mandatory Data Breaches and why are YouTube dumping certain kinds of ads.

All your NBN questions answered (by the NBN)  

Why were certain areas rolled out before others? what packages should you get? What do you do if the speeds don't live up to what you were sold? Kelly Stevens from NBNCo joins us in studio to answer all of your questions.

Foxtel vs. Facebook live streaming and selfie art  

Darren Sharpe and Brett Hevers are facing fines of up to $60,000 or five years‘ jail for using Facebook Live to stream the Danny Green-Anthony Mundine fight this week. They live streamed the $59.95 pay-per-view fight over Facebook, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers. And as Facebook invest heavily in live streaming technology this is only going to happen more. So what are the options for users, Facebook and broadcasters? Plus we meet the team documenting Australia's most Instagrammers.

Foxtel vs. Facebook Live Streaming & Selfie Art  

Darren Sharpe and Brett Hevers are facing fines of up to $60,000 or five years‘ jail for using Facebook Live to stream the Danny Green-Anthony Mundine fight this week. They live streamed the $59.95 pay-per-view fight over Facebook, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers. And as Facebook invest heavily in live streaming technology this is only going to happen more. So what are the options for users, Facebook and broadcasters? Plus we meet the team documenting Australia's most Instagrammers.

Goodbye Good Game: Show creator speaks out on shock cancellation  

There was no show like it. Good Game was one of the only shows on TV that took the craft of games seriously while still being deliriously dorky. In a shock announcement, the ABC pulled the plug just weeks before the new season was due to air when two key hosts were poached to 7mate.

Should/could the Govt force Netflix to make original content?  

The Screen Producers Association would like to force Netflix to commission local content. But how would that even work? Plus we explore the role of Wikileaks in the age of Trump

Kara Swisher on fixing Silicon Valley (Encore)  

Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode is easily the best connected, most feared journalist in Silicon Valley. Recorded live at the Walkley's Storyology conference, she tells Marc Fennell why Twitter is likely to be sold in the next six months, explores the companies that she believes are true innovators and also explains why she gave birth holding a Blackberry.

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