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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 Friday.
||CleanTwitter returns to its roots||If you could introduce laws to regulate how Facebook and Twitter treat customers - what would you change? This week on DTS, the United Kingdom explores regulation to reign in social networks. What are the Brits targeting? Plus, Twitter returns to its||21 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRussian trolls targeting #auspol||We know that Russia attempted influence 2016 US presidential election through troll factories spewing out misinformation, and it turns out they’ve also targeted Australia. Find out what issue caused the troll tweets to spike in an attempt to influence||14 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina would like you to log off||China is looking to cut back the amount of screen time young people spend online to reduce myopia. Facebook is pulling a swathe of Myanmar cultural leaders off the platform and Google Chrome turns ten. Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter AB||7 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan you code like a girl?||Inside the initiative to give women and girls the tools, confidence and support to code. Plus Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s first ministry brings with it changes for the technology sector in Australia - the 'Innovation' portfolio has disappeared. Is||31 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrones vs Dogs (and everything else)||This week on Download This Show: we explore the different ways drones are starting to proliferate our lives. And are you just a little too addicted to your phone? We have tips to cut back and control your consumption - apparently taking the colour off y||24 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Birthday from Harry Potter!||How much would you pay to have a Harry Potter cast member wish you happy birthday? This week on DTS: Cameo's an app where you can pay for a shout out from your favourite personality. Check out the reactions. Plus we examine proposed federal reforms to||17 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs it all over for Snapchat?||On DTS this week: A big drop in the number of Snapchat users. How do you feel about retailers, banks, stadiums using knowing your face? Facial recognition is the next frontier for logging onto more things than your iPhone. What sectors are adopting fac||10 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy on-line: fast, cheap, and secure digital elections||Award-winning Melbourne start-up Horizon State is about to trial blockchain on-line voting in Indonesia. How does it work, can it be trusted and when scaled-up to a national level, how could it affect participation? Plus, might your musical taste provi||3 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Current Affair: Nine/Fairfax merger||Nine swallows Fairfax in one of the biggest takeover deals in Australian media history. What does it mean for journalism, advertising and the media you consume? Also on DTS, 3D printed guns are now legal, sorta, in the United States. And why you definit||27 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Health Record explained (hopefully)||Officially you have until October 15 to opt out of having a My Health Record, although some people trying to opt out have discovered they’ve already got one. So who can access your My Health Record? What’s in it? And just how easy is opting out? P||20 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happens when you smash your phone?||You know the sinking feeling...you left your phone on the car, drove off and its been run over and you didn't back it up recently because you are an idiot! This week on Download This Show: data recovery. Piecing together the bits of your machine just lo||13 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Chinese Government has drones disguised as birds ...because of course they do!||It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no it’s the Chinese Government spying on you with a tiny robot plane that looks like a bird. This week on Download This Show, the People’s Republic surveillance state takes to the skies. Is Gmail really handing the k||6 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealthEngine data scandal and which country banned the internet this week?||ACCEPT. It’s most clicked and least considered button in the digital world. The terms and conditions come up, and we press accept. Except, (with an e this time) sometimes we don’t think about information we’re handing over. This week, the ABC reve||29 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaceMe: Get your new bank loan approved by artificial intelligence?||FaceMe: Get your new bank loan approved by artificial intelligence? Forget facebook chatbots and call centres - how AI is changing being a customer. Plus, why Apple is paying out $9 million, Instagram launches IG TV and has computer gaming really been||22 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIKKI: The robot giving young cancer patients support||It’s not quite toy, a robot or a medical tool - it's somehow all three. This week on Download This Show we feature the beautiful IKKI and explore how to design a special companion for kids with cancer and long term illness. Also, can you now sue Googl||15 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'We didn't have visibility' Hillary Clinton's Chief Technology Officer on Cambridge Analytica||Hacked by Russians and out-targeted by Cambridge Analyticia - what was it like to be inside Hillary Clinton’s digital operation on election night? This week on DTS, Stephanie Hannon was the CTO of the Clinton campaign and the loss is still pretty raw||8 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy is PNG trying to ban Facebook?||Why is the PNG government is trying to take Facebook out of the picture and what does it mean for free speech? What sort of rules should Australia have for driverless cars? And have you wondered why every website is currently making you agree to new ter||1 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan YouTube Music tackle Spotify and Apple Music?||Can YouTube Music tackle Spotify and Apple Music? You've got Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, so what the hell is YouTube going to offer that's any different? This week on DTS: which streaming service can offer the best music plan? Plus Google's inte||25 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould Spotify remove abusers from playlists?||Should Spotify pull abusers out of playlists? Spotify took a big stand this week pulling artists accused and convicted of assault out of some of their most popular playlists. Some say it's censorship, others argue that it's long overdue for streaming pl||18 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Birthday iMac, Pocket Casts bought and self-driving car death||We celebrate the 20th birthday of the iconic iMac. Plus, why did NPR, This American Life, WNYC and WBEZ choose to buy the Adelaide start-up behind Pocket Casts?||11 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere's your note?||This week on Download This Show - does the humble school permission note need a high-tech makeover? Facebook launches a dating service - no, not a joke, and when you sign up to one of those unlimited mobile data plans - guess what? There are some limita||4 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Google wants to get into the podcasting business||Google has unveiled their new attempt to snag a bigger piece of the podcasting pile and we also explore the good, the bad and the unusual of app updates.||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs that really you Barack Obama?||With the emergence of convincing, computer-generated fake human faces and voices - how can you trust anything or anyone? On Download This Show: how to defend against fake news in video and audio form, plus why Russia is trying to ban the messaging app T||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZuckocalypse Now!||This week on DTS: Mr Zuckerberg goes to Washington. In the wake of the Cambridge Analyticia scandal, what should change at Facebook? And how rampant is the use of the stimulant Adderall in e-sports? Does the professional gaming industry need its own an||13 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan citizen safety apps protect us?||Would you use a security app that could deliver alerts if there was an emergency near you? Or upload images if you witnessed something suspicious? This week: the rise of citizen safety apps; Grindr giving away information about the HIV status of individ||6 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould Netflix be at the Oscars or the Emmys?||You watch it on a tv screen at home, so why do Netflix movies get nominated for Oscars and not Emmys?||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCambridge Analytica explained||It’s been called one of the most effective political weapons of the information age - Download This Show unpacks how Cambridge Analytica accessed and allegedly kept data profiles of over 50 million users and why the Trump campaign paid them nearly 6 m||22 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Vice, Time Out, Ancestry and NITV actually make money?||Recorded live at REMIX SYDNEY, we’ve brought these diverse organisations together to work out how money making in the modern media ecosystem is changing.||15 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside The Betoota Advocate||We sit down with Clancy Overell, editor of the nation's favourite satirical newspaper, The Betoota Advocate. They're starting a podcast! Plus should e-sports be in the Olympics? And millennials are apparently killing TV.||8 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVero: The world's most hated app in less than a week||The social media app VERO sure as hell pulled it off this week, going from Instagram killer to public enemy #1. Also on DTS, the world of deep fakes technology that can make a virtual Obama say things he never would and put Wonder Woman in a sex tape sh||1 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's alive! The future of artificial intelligence||It's alive! The future of artificial intelligence.||22 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre supersonic planes making a comeback?||We chat with Swinburne University's Chrystal Zhang about the new rise of supersonic plane development. We also pit 5G technology against the NBN: Which is better for you? Snapchat redesign boosts growth and we take you inside the not-at-all-dirty world||15 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs UberEATS a raw deal for restaurants?||This week we delve into arguably Silicon Valley's most scandal-prone company. The ridesharing and food delivery service is loved by many consumers but is currently embroiled in a US lawsuit involving self-driving cars and is facing new competitors in A||8 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple Homepod vs. Amazon Alexa vs. Google Home||We pit the new home assistance against each other. We also examine whether your data will be better protected under new breach protection laws rolling out next month. And why Grindr is the social network that needs more respect.||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDark Patterns: web design tricks to make you buy online||Are six people REALLY looking at this item right now? Probably not. We look into the patterns that websites use to make you spend online. Plus, can Netflix fight off gargantuan potential rival streaming services from Disney and Apple. And your Facebook||25 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg on Netflix (Encore)||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.||19 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the Pornographers: Ethics, Virtual Reality and Cams (Encore)||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||12 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything in Video is Changing (Encore)||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 (||5 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS-Town's Brian Reed & My Dad Wrote a Porno's Jamie Morton (Encore)||Encore 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 seri||29 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLego Batman & Guardians of the Galaxy 2 effects team spill secrets (Encore)||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||22 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState of the Creative Nation – What’s Next for Australia?||Recorded at REMIX Sydney. What are the critical factors for building a vibrant, relevant and sustainable creative nation? This session explores a range of trends, challenges and opportunities that will help us shape the future of the cultural and creati||15 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUber, Twitter, Bitcoin... what else happened in 2017?||Marc Fennell, Claire Reilly and Peter Marks wrap up the year in media, technology and culture.||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFancy your own free TV studio? Cos YouTube Tokyo has one for you||Peter Marks joins us from Japan where he has the latest on Google's machine learning technology and an inside look at YouTube's state-of-the-art Studios which are free to use for any contentmaker with over 10k followers. Olivia Rosenman and Matt Hopkins||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Room: How to make the worst movie in the world||The Room is widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. We sit down with the co-star Greg Sestero on the eve of the release of the new biopic The Disaster Artist which recounts the epic production. Panellists Claire Reilly and Rae Johnston also||23 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Punkee's Bachelor recaps tell you about Gen Z||Ariel Bogle and Nic Healy join us this week to talk about digital pills and to make Marc feel better about the amount of screen time he gives his kids. And we sit down with Editor-in-chief of the Gen-Z pop culture site Punkee to talk about some of the d||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Facebook help fight Revenge Porn?||Plus we examine the fallout from the recent Washington enquiry into the role Russian influence had on the 2016 election. And even Snapchat's own CEO thinks that Snapchat is too confusing.||9 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the official Assassin's Creed historian||Maxime Durant is the man tasked with the job of making sure the ancient Egypt you see in Assassin's Creed: Origins is as accurate as possible. And he takes it pretty seriously. Also this week: Is Facebook listening in on your phone conversations and we||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWas Stranger Things that big a hit? (Or do we just think it was)||Netflix have long kept their viewing figures a secret but now the metrics company Neilsen reckon they've found a way to game the numbers. Plus we sit down with the CEO of the Webby Awards David-Michel Davies and we also explore whether Facebook is going||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNBN complaints up 160%||This week on the show: Shared cycle start-up oBike have seen a number of their bikes and up in a river. Is this the start-ups fault or our own? NBN complaints spike, Why Facebook bought TBH and is you Wifi Password as secure as you think it is? (spoiler||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe man who ran Disney Animation in the 90's explains how Toy Story happened||Thomas Schumacher is the head of Disney Theatrical productions and used to run Walt Disney Animation when it pumped out Aladdin, The Lion King, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, Hercules and Lilo & S||13 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Just what you'd expect...
From Marc. What a fantastic figure we Gen Y's have in the youth media. Very proud of his excellent work, as a movie critic and this show as well as the now sadly defunct Hungry Beast. If you're into the Beast, you will LOVE this show. Worth every star.
Irony and Insight
What would you expect? With equal dollops of humour and cogency, Marc and his guests discuss the impacts of changes in information technology upon media, politics, and our lives. Thanks Aunty, this one is a winner.
Download this Review
Can Marc do anything wrong? Download this show has the same highly entertaining feel as Hungry Beast with a high level of integrity and well researched information. Easy to listen to and enjoy with a good mix of technical content for the geeks and broader easy to understand information for the rest of humanity.
Really top shelf brilliant stuff!!
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