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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.
||CleanFolding phones and inside Tinder's Algorithm||Why have a phone when you can have a flexible tablet and a phone in one? DTS checks out a new bit of digital origami. Plus, Apple is set to launch the Netflix of news magazines, and we take you inside Tinder's algorithm. Guests: Claire Reilly, Senior||21 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex Robots (now with added tentacles)||Consider yourself warned, this week's ep of Download This Show contains adult themes, sexual references and robots as we explore the different ways the future of sex and artificial intelligence are linked...sometimes literally. Plus, should we be maki||14 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroll hunting with Ginger Gorman and Harry Potter cryptocurrency||What is it like to be the victim of a concerted, organised troll attack? This week on DTS - the journalist who found herself at the centre of a troll storm and decided to go troll hunting. Plus, where might your DNA go if you use a direct-to-consumer||7 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuzzfeed crumbles and Spotify mysteries||Do you ever feel just a little bit ashamed of your music taste? Well you can blame hackers. This week on DTS: the incredible world of mystery core - fictitious bands creeping onto Spotify playlists. Why would someone make a fake band to make fake mus||31 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn driverless cars who needs windows?||In driverless cars who needs windows to watch the world when you can have a built-in 270-degree screen? Apple has announced it wants to compete in the video streaming service and in 2019 every meme you love might be about to die! Guests: Rae Johnston,||24 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhite Supremacists make a cameo||Cameo screws up, Tumblr crumbles on sex and while you drink will Tesla drive? Guests: Seamus Byrne, Managing Editor, Innovation Aus.com and Rae Johnston, Editor of Junkee||13 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre smart rings a better form of wearable tech?||Why have a smart watch when you can wear a smart ring? This week on DTS; digital fitness moves to your actual digits. We examine the new Foxtel sports streaming service Kayo, and why has Australia's proposed new encryption legislation got people so fire||6 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFootloose Fornite edition+ revolting Googlers||Fortnite’s dance revolution: from the floss to the Charleston - Fortnite kids get physical. Plus strikes at Google and "My phone is spying on me, so I decided to spy on it" - Simon Elvery's #DataLife project. Guests: Ariel Bogle, Ariel Bogle, ABC RN||29 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInauthentic Instagram and Tumblr tumbles||If there’s one word to describe Instagram - it probably wouldn’t be authentic. This week on DTS - the platform made famous for fitness, beauty, lunch and fashion influencers is getting a clean up. Meanwhile Facebook sounds like it needs a clean up||22 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverybody lies: Internet truth||Alone with a screen people tell Google things they don’t reveal to social media; they even reveal things they don’t tell anybody else. On DTS meet Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a data scientist who’s spent years looking at how our online searches ma||15 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSee through walls with Wi-Fi||What if the key to a more diverse tech industry… is moving away from the concept of diversity? This week on DTS: the unusual approaches being taken by Australian software company Atlassian to get a workplace that's balanced and reflects the world. Pl||8 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGab: favourite social media of the alt-right||Will Twitter kill the humble LIKE button and what exactly is the social media platform Gab? Guests: Ariel Bogle, ABC RN online technology reporter and Rae Johnston, Editor, Junkee.||1 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGone in 15 minutes: phone number hacking||It can take less than 15 minutes for someone to steal your mobile phone and with it goes your email account, bank and a host of other services. On Download This Show: the market for mobile numbers. Also does Netflix market to you differently based on||25 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacebook camera tracking you in your kitchen?||You know how everyone trusts Facebook implicitly with all of their data and they’ve never done anything at all to make you question the company's commitment to privacy? How do you feel about installing Facebook's new gadget, Portal? It's a multi-purpo||18 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClicks and mortar: The future of shopping||From drone delivery to smart screens to skin tight body suits that will measure your every inch before sending you a perfectly fitting outfit. On Download This Show this week - the future of shopping and the physical, digital and psychological tricks b||11 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoop! confused robots (according to humans)||Poop! This week on Download This Show, why is this one word is apparently enough to confuse artificial intelligence. Plus why hasn’t virtual reality caught on yet? And can/should you leverage your kid's screen time to get them to wash the dishes? Gu||5 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho controls what you see on Facebook?||When you see something offensive on the internet and hit report, that content goes to a person - a cleaner and they're usually in the Philippines. Meet the cleaners on DTS this week. Also 10 years of Android - it's now the most used mobile operating sys||28 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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.
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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!!
This podcast is so well structured, so informative, and so interesting. Also the host is awesome (even if I forgot his name already) and makes everything flow so nice. Love the weekly guests too.
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