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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.
||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|
||CleanTurnbull wants to see your driver's licence||We examine the implications of a national facial recognition system. Plus we explore the latest Google hardware announcements and why did it take Yahoo! so many years to realise that 3 billion users details were compromised.||5 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRiP 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.||21 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow 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||14 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExperiment 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||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBS 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||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs 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||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBojack 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.||17 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisney 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.||10 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWould 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||3 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoogle Home reviewed & Pandora retreat from Australia||So how does Google's new smarthome technology compare to the likes of Apple & Amazon?||27 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave 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?||21 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElon 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)||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShopping 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 th||6 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetflix 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.||30 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLego 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||22 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan 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.||15 6 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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