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Articles, speeches, stories and novels by an award-winning science fiction writer, read aloud in small regular chunks
||CleanTalking Walkaway on the Author Stories podcast||My novel Walkaway came out today and I sat down yesterday with the Author Stories Podcast to talk about writing, publishing, and, of course, the novel.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReply All covers DRM and the W3C||In the latest episode of Reply All, a fantastic tech podcast, the hosts and producers discuss the situation with DRM, the future of the web, and the W3C — a piece I’ve been working on them with for a year now. The issue is a complicated and ey||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFree audiobook of Car Wars, my self-driving car/crypto back-door apocalypse story||Last month, Melbourne’s Deakin University published Car Wars, a short story I wrote to inspire thinking and discussion about the engineering ethics questions in self-driving car design, moving beyond the trite and largely irrelevant trolley problem.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything is a Remix, including Star Wars, and that’s how I became a writer||Kirby Ferguson, who created the remarkable Everything is a Remix series, has a new podcast hosted by the Recreate Coalition called Copy This and he hosted me on the debut episode (MP3) where we talked about copying, creativity, artists, and the future of||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with IEEE-USA Insight Podcast||I was interviewed for the IEEE-USA Insight Podcast last summer in New Orleans, during their Future Leaders Summit, where I was privileged to give the keynote (MP3)||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking about Allan Sherman on the Comedy on Vinyl podcast||Jason Klamm stopped my office to interview me for his Comedy on Vinyl podcast, where I talked about the first comedy album I ever loved: Allan Sherman’s My Son, the Nut. I inherited my mom’s copy of the album when I was six years old, and list||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow free software stayed free||I did an interview with the Changelog podcast (MP3) about my upcoming talk at the O’Reilly Open Source conference in London, explaining how it is that the free and open web became so closed and unfree, but free and open software stayed so very free,||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking about the pro-security, anti-DRM business model on the O’Reilly Radar Podcast||On this just-released episode of the O’Reilly Radar podcast (MP3), I talk about EFF’s lawsuit against the US government to invalidate Section 1201 of the DMCA, which will make it legal to break DRM in order to fix security vulnerabilities in t||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Live from HOPE on Radio Statler||While I was in NYC to keynote the 11th Hackers on Planet Earth convention, I sat down with the Radio Statler folks and explained what I was going to talk about, as well as bantering with the hosts about the relative merits of DEFCON and HOPE and the secre||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy interview on Utah Public Radio’s “Access Utah”||Science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist Cory Doctorow joins us for Tuesday’s AU. In a recent column, Doctorow says that “all the data collected in giant databases today will breach someday, and when it does, it will ruin peoples’ l||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideo: Guarding the Decentralized Web from its founders’ human frailty||Earlier this month, I gave the afternoon keynote at the Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit, speaking about how the people who are building a new kind of decentralized web can guard against their own future moments of weakness and prevent th||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanO’Reilly Hardware Podcast on the risks to the open Web and the future of the Internet of Things||I appeared on the O’Reilly Hardware Podcast this week (MP3, talking about the way that DRM has crept into all our smart devices, which compromises privacy, security and competition. In this episode of the Hardware podcast, we talk with writer and di||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Happy Xmas! (guest starring Poesy)||It’s been a year since I sat down at the mic, but it’s Christmas and we have a tradition to uphold. Now we’re settling in here in Burbank and I’ve got a new computer, I’m hoping to get everything running again and get back to||12/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview on Paul Holdengraber’s “Call from Paul” podcast||I appeared on the current episode of “A Call From Paul” (MP3), a podcast created by Paul Holdengraber, who curates the NY Public Library’s amazing interview series. Paul and I talked about London, UK politics, class war, education, and b||12/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with O’Reilly Radar podcast||I did an interview (MP3) with the O’Reilly Radar podcast at the Solid conference last month; we talked about the Apollo 1201 project I’m doing with EFF. In the absence of any other confounding factors, obnoxious stuff that vendors do tends to||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQ&A from Clarion West benefit/reading in Seattle||Here’s the Q&A portion of the Cory Doctorow in Conversation event I did to benefit the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop in Seattle on July 28, 2015. The audio was provided Frank Catalano, who also conducted the interview. MP3||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCybersecurity podcast||I’m a guest on this week’s New America Foundation cybersecurity podcast, hosted by Amanda Gaines and Peter Warren Singer (whose new book, Ghost Fleet, a novel about cybersecurity, is about to hit the stands) and edited by the great John Taylor||6/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy talk on the Internet of Things, wealth disparity, surveillance, evidence-based policy and the future of the world||Here’s the audio from last night’s talk on the Internet of Things at Central European University in Budapest! It was recorded by the Mindenki Joga Radio Show.||1/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Happy Xmas! (guest starring Poesy)||It’s that time again! School is out, but I’m still working, so the kid came to the office with me, just in time to record a new podcast. This year, Poesy performs a stirring rendition of Jingle Bells, with dirty words! MP3||12/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
This guy is too busy to write
I am so glad I'm done with this story (Human Readable), so I don't have to listen to Cory's swallowing sounds, or his whimpering attempts at conveying passion and emotion, or his laundry list of how busy and important and popular he is ("news") ever again. Three times I've been sucked into one of these stories and suffered through the painful presentation, only to be left with... nothing at all. No feelings, no ideas. Maybe you get what you pay for. A serious author, someone like Neal Stephenson, doesn't have time to post blog entries every day and give hundreds of speeches and record podcasts and meet with associates all over the world and then brag about it on the internet. He focuses on his writing, and the difference really shows. Now if one wanted to, a good writer could also work on becoming a good reader of his own work, but I don't think Cory has the time to give it any thought or effort. (I tried to post this comment at his website, but, hilariously, ironically, for someone so keen on internet freedom, my post was refused due to "questionable content"!!!)
Infinitely readable, just wish someone else would read them
Cory's stories are quite readable and very enjoyable. The podcasts, however, are quite disappointing. This is a prime example of why an author should not read their own work. The misreads, pauses, gulping, drinking and general clatter in the background are distracting and take away from the enjoyment of the story.
A great podcast!
Cory Doctorow is my favorite author and I was really excited by this podcast. I have all of his books, but there were still a lot of his short stories I haven't read. This podcast gives me a chance to listen to them all during times when I wouldn't be able to read-like in the car or while walking. I really admire the fact that Cory makes his books so easily accessible with Creative Commons. Even though I could go and get the text online for free, I enjoy listening to him reading the stories and his little talks at the beginning of each podcast.