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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

The Room: How to make the worst movie in the world

11/23/2017
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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 talk us through Amazon's launch in Australia, Uber's new hacking problem and the complexities of Net Neutrality laws. Also, it turns out Islamic State hate Swedish radio. Who knew?

Duration: 00:28:31


What Punkee's Bachelor recaps tell you about Gen Z

11/17/2017
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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 and some of the differences in media consumption for the next generation.

Duration: 00:28:44


Can Facebook help fight Revenge Porn?

11/9/2017
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Plus we examine the fallout from the recent Washington enquiry into the roll Russian influence had on the 2016 election. And even Snapchat's own CEO thinks that Snapchat is too confusing.

Duration: 00:28:31


Meet the official Assassin's Creed historian

11/3/2017
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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 check out the best bits of PAX 2017

Duration: 00:28:31


Was Stranger Things that big a hit? (Or do we just think it was)

10/26/2017
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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 to screw over every news and media organisation by drastically redesigning the news feed.

Duration: 00:28:31


NBN complaints up 160%

10/19/2017
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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 alert: almost definitely not)

Duration: 00:28:31


The man who ran Disney Animation in the 90's explains how Toy Story happened

10/13/2017
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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 & Stitch, and worked closely with Pixar on their first five films. He talks about how the Rescuers Down Under proved to be an unsung hero in the development of Computer Animation and also about the challenges of diversity on a stage. Plus:...

Duration: 00:28:31


Turnbull wants to see your drivers license

10/6/2017
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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

Duration: 00:28:31


Should Trump be kicked off Twitter?

9/29/2017
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He's been accused of using the platform to incite violence and to intimidate people? Is that true? Has the world's most infamous tweeter broken the terms of use?

Duration: 00:28:31


RiP iPhone Home Button & Should Netflix make more Australian Content?

9/22/2017
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Should streaming services be made to deliver a certain quota of Australian content? And we review the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

Duration: 00:28:31


How Facebook is tackling Fake News: Áine Kerr Interview

9/15/2017
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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 Aine outlays Facebook's plans to tackle fake news, tools for journalists and publishers before taking questions from Marc Fennell. (Image Courtesy of Walkley Foundation)

Duration: 00:28:31


Experiment more: Optimizely founder Dan Siroker

9/8/2017
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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 that we need to experiment more in the media. Plus we examine the immediate future of Articificial Intelligence and speculate wildly about the new iPhone because, well, it's September and that's what we do.

Duration: 00:28:31


CBS Buy Network 10, Viagogo in court, YouTube changes

8/31/2017
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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

Duration: 00:28:31


Is it right to push the alt-right off the open web?

8/24/2017
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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 afraid should Coles and Woolies be about the impending arrival of Amazon in Australia.

Duration: 00:28:31


Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg on Netflix

8/17/2017
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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

8/10/2017
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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?

8/4/2017
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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

7/27/2017
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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

7/21/2017
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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

7/14/2017
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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

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