Download This Show - Program podcast

Download This Show - Program podcast

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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

Making "Serial" with co-creator Julie Snyder  

It's been called the first true breakout hit for podcasting. Co-creator, executive producer and editor Julie Snyder takes us inside the creation of the blockbuster crime thriller podcast. She drops hints about a spin off series and talks about Bingeworthy journalism ahead of her appearance at the Sydney Opera House' Bingefest pop culture festival on December 17-18. We also meet the team using Virtual Reality to help dementia patients and much much more.

Ang Lee wants to change movie technology & The Battle for Female Eyeballs  

Oscar winning director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Life of Pi) wants to push the boundaries of how we make films. He has shot a 3D, ultra high resolution drama called Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk with ultra high frame rates. It looks unlike any movie ever seen. He tells us why he wants to change the technology that fuels moviemaking. Plus as Nine launch their new female focused website 9Honey. News Ltd have announced their new female focused site WHMN. So why all the sudden focus on women's content? Our all female panel has many thoughts on that.

EXTENDED SHOW: Stan CEO Mike Sneesby on Amazon launch, live sport and Twin  Peaks  

If you love tv you will love this chat. STAN CEO Mike Sneesby opens up about how the business of streaming TV works in Australia. Will Stan move into live sport and news? Was their reported $30m deal with Showtime in the USA worth it? And he offers up some surprising predictions about the launch of Amazon's own streaming service.

What Trump means for Apple, Assange and Cyberwarfare  

Stewart Baker, Former NSA General Counsel, Homeland Security staffer and noted Republican, talks about the future for the tech industry under President Trump. We also review the new app Found which sells itself as the "Tinder of Jobs". Go on, swipe right. You know you want to.

What Trump means for Apple, Assange and Cyberwarfare  

Stewart Baker, Former NSA General Counsel, Homeland Security staffer and noted Republican, talks about the future for the tech industry under President Trump. We also review the new app Found which sells itself as the "Tinder of Jobs". Go on, swipe right. You know you want to.

Community creator Dan Harmon uses his podcast as public therapy  

Dan Harmon is the creator of acclaimed comedy shows like 'Community' and 'Rick and Morty'. He talks about why the move from traditional networks to streaming platforms has been great for tv creators. Harmon also explains why he treats his hugely popular podcast as form of therapy, why internet geek culture needs to grow up and - yes - it turns out he did have a hand in the new Marvel movie 'Dr Strange'. We also review the ABC's own News Bot on Facebook Messenger and pick over the future of Twitter.

Tracking Social Media to Help Stop Suicide: Dr. Bridianne O’Dea  

Dr. Bridianne O’Dea is a mental health researcher at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW. She is investigating how your digital footprint can be used to detect your mental health and could be used in possible future suicide prevention. But does it work? And how far can we go with this understanding?

When Virtual Reality goes too far?  

Recorded live at the Antenna Documentary Festival, We bring together some of Australia's best VR filmmakers currently leading the charge in this rapidly evolving landscape. How do you tell a story in 360 degrees? What control does a filmmaker have when a viewer can step in and take charge? Get your teeth into these questions and more. Guests include Katy Morrison (Owner at VRTOV) John-Paul Marin (SBS Digital Creative Labs) Martin Brown (AFTRS Director of Specialist Programs) Martin Taylor (Head of Content at Start VR)

Meet the Pornographers: Ethics, Virtual Reality and Cams.  

Online Porn producer & director Michelle Flynn and Adult Performer Lucie Bee talk about the push to make ethical adult entertainment and how technology has been changed by erotic content and how porn is changing with new digital innovations like VR and more.

Would You Hand Over Social Media Accounts for the Perfect Job?  

Meet The Social Index, a company that accesses your social media accounts with your consent to help prove to future employers that you’re not a ticking time bomb. Would you give them access? Plus we look at the new Google Pixel phones and Google Home device and examine the impact of Facebook Marketplace. Is it a Gumtree Killer?

Andy Samberg & The Lonely Island on YouTube Fame, Kanye and Zuckerberg  

The SNL comedy stars Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer talk about how an accidental YouTube upload changed their careers. We also work out which company should buy Twitter and Snapchat release their own version of Google Glass. Sort of.

Inkl's Gautam Mishra: The Internet is Making Us Dumber  

The Melbourne start-up is aiming to be the Spotify of news & journalism. Will it work? Plus music streaming services have handed the music industry a major win for 2016.

Kangaroos, Coffee & Australian Migration: Simple Settler  

Simple Settler is a service that aims to help new migrants to Australia navigate their new home. The two founders of the website expose the biggest misconceptions about Australia. Plus we examine the fall out from the Samsung Note 7 recall and explore the brand new Apple interface.

Australian E-Sports President talks Gambling, Doping and Players Rights  

Darren Kwan is president of the the Australian E-Sports Association and he's on a mission to get e-sports recognised as an official sport in Australia. He talks about the future of the $700 million dollar global sport, gambling, doping and much more. Plus we examine the new iPhone 7, Apple Watch and explore the latest proposed Revenge Porn laws rolling out across Australia.

Apple's Tax Problem & Twitter's Video Moment  

The E.U want Apple to pay billions in back taxes but what could the knock on effects be throughout the world? We also explore a move that could make Twitter a dominant force in the burgeoning world of digital video.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak & Tim Berners-Lee  

In honour of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web being public Marc Fennell sits down with the creator of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners Lee. Marc also meets the man who built the original Apple computer Steve Wozniak. He opens up about the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs, his love of segways, his life time of pranks and much much more.

No Man's Sky will change how you think about games  

It is the game where you can explore 18 quintillion planets No one will win and it will take an estimated 4 billion years to explore it all. And it will change the way you think about gaming. Plus the burgeoning world of Virtual Reality filmmaking. We speak with Oscar Raby, a man who is pushing the boundaries of interactive storytelling. And Google have released Duo, a competitor to Facetime. But can it really stack up?

No Man's Sky will change how you think about games  

It is the game where you can explore 18 quintillion planets No one will win and it will take an estimated 4 billion years to explore it all. And it will change the way you think about gaming. Plus the burgeoning world of Virtual Reality filmmaking. We speak with Oscar Raby, a man who is pushing the boundaries of interactive storytelling. And Google have released Duo, a competitor to Facetime. But can it really stack up?

Twitter will be sold in 6 months: Kara Swisher  

Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode is easily the best connected, most feared journalists 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 6 months, explores the companies that she believes are true innovators and also explains why she gave birth holding a Blackberry.

Inside Hearthstone, Hash App and Skins Gambling  

Hearthstone developer Ben Brode takes us inside the wildly popular digital card game. We also talk about Nick Xenopohon's notion of reclassifying certain first person shooters as gambling and we explore the future for Soundcloud and news apps like Hash.

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