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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 Sunday.






Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 02-8333 2821


Bojack 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.

Duration: 00:36:44

Disney 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.

Duration: 00:28:31

Would 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 Australian Gamers.

Duration: 00:28:31

Google Home reviewed & Pandora retreat from Australia

So how does Google's new smarthome technology compare to the likes of Apple & Amazon?

Duration: 00:28:31

Have 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?

Duration: 00:28:31

Elon 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)

Duration: 00:28:31

Shopping 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 the future of radio and podcasting.

Duration: 00:30:31

Netflix 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.

Duration: 00:37:38

Lego 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 we bring you a very special show recorded live at Vivid: Animal Logic, one of the pioneering Australian visual effects houses come clean on what it's like to work on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Lego Movie, The Great Gatsby and much, much more.

Duration: 00:30:20

Can 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.

Duration: 00:28:31

Foxtel CEO talks Game of Thrones, Netflix, Googlebox and Foxtel Now

Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh exclusively unveils their brand new streaming offering Foxtel Now along with a dramatic redesign for Australia's only subscription TV provider. He sits down to talk about Foxtel's controversial approach to dealing with piracy, their relationship with HBO, the failed experiment with Presto, whether their stake in Network Ten has been more trouble than it's worth, new media ownership reforms facing Canberra and whether the ABC has overstepped its charter.

Duration: 00:28:29

Change, Change, Change

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 (Starting From Now, YouTube/SBS) Mike Jones (The Kettering Incident/ABC), Andrew Peterson (YouTube Australia)

Duration: 00:28:31

S-Town's Brian Reed & My Dad Wrote a Porno's Jamie Morton

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 series that's now been downloaded over 40 million times. And we meet Jamie Morton, the creator of the of the wildly entertaining podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno.

Duration: 00:28:31

So you want to run a newspaper? WannaCry, Slate Culture Gabfest Join Us

We meet the team from Slate's wildly popular podcast Slate Culture Gabfest before they bring their live show to the Sydney Writers Festival. We pull apart the WannaCry malware attack. And we meet Mark Mordue the editor of Neighbourhood: A new newspaper (yes, an actual newsaper)

Duration: 00:28:31

Thred: one app to rule them all? #FairGoFairfax and Media Reforms

Former Facebook consultant Chris Adams joins us to talk about his new app that aims to bind together Instagram, Google and much more into one platform. Plus will the Fairfax strike actually work? And we pick over the 2017 Media Reforms and the new controversy around the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why'

Duration: 00:28:31

Life as a competitive e-sports gamer

Chris Orfanellis (coach, Renegades) and player Justin "jks" Savage explain what life, training and winning is really like in a team of competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players. They travel the world and compete for big money - but at what cost?

Duration: 00:28:31

Mia Freedman: Building MamaMia

It is the largest, best-known (possibly only) independent women's media company in Australia. It commands millions in video views and podcasts. Creator Mia Freedman has told the story of Mama Mia in her new book "Work Strife Balance". She takes Marc through the journey from her lounge to an international media brand. What she's learnt from old and new media. What she wouldn't do again and the fine line between a great headline and bad click bait.

Duration: 00:39:05

Emoji King Jeremy Burge & Picking the right VPN

Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia takes us inside the fascinating consortium that decide your Emoji choices.

Duration: 00:37:29

Unlock your phone with your face? & Tablo want to make better writers

Ash Davies (founder) and Jemma Birrell (Creative Director) of the publishing start-up Tablo.io join us to talk about wanting to create a better social and publishing network for writers.

Duration: 00:28:31

YouTube has a serious problem with advertising.

Why are big brands deserting YouTube? We look at the video giant's mounting problem with unsavoury content and programmatic advertising. Plus Equity Crowdfunding laws have been passed across the land. We talk to Jonny Wilkinson Co-founder and Director of Equitise.

Duration: 00:28:31

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