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

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.

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.

Kinderling Kids Radio is a window into the future of radio and media  

Evan Kaldor was a high-flying banker in the US. Somehow he then ended up running the Sydney community radio station FBi 94.5. His next move was even more unexpected. He spearheaded Australia’s only national, digital, free-to-air kids radio station.  The station now boasts the talents of The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and HG Nelson.  But it’s more than a radio station. Kinderling is also an app, it’s a parenting network, its a resource of on-demand content for parents. Kinderling is one of the finest examples of a broadcaster making the best of both linear and on-demand content. They know they’re audience and they’re a model for the future that all broadcasters should be looking to.

Comedy Bang Bang's Scott Aukerman on why comedians should podcast and writing jokes for Obama  

The 'Comedy Bang Bang' star, creator of Funny or Die's hit series 'Between Two Ferns' and co-founder of the Earwolf Podcast Network opens up about the power of podcasting for comedians and where internet comedy is going. He also talks about writing jokes for Obama and Justin Bieber. Spoiler alert: both really strange experiences.

Does Tropfest have a future in the age of YouTube? John Polson in Conversation  

It was the largest short film festival in the world. A truly unique Australian media property. And then it all came to a crashing halt. In this special conversation Polson opens up about how Tropfest has changed in the last year. He addresses accusations about whether Tropfest is a boys club and how they’re changing to face the future.

Exploding Phones & Pikachu: 2016 Year in Tech  

From exploding Samsung phones to Pokemon Go: What were the truly defining moments in tech, media and culture for 2016. Rae Johnston and Campbell Simpson join us for to wrap up the truly strange year that was 2016.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos on Stranger Things and the science of binge watching  

Meet the man who is responsible for greenlighting House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The Crown and more

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.

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