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Download This Show - ABC Radio National
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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.
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Latest episodes
Feb. 16, 2018
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 of "Cryptojacking".
Feb. 9, 2018
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 its facing a new competitors in Australia. Download also heads out to meet the cafe owner who quit UberEATS claiming that their 35 per cent take is a rort. And Susan Anderson, General Manager UberEATS operations talks us through their new changes that have made several food outlets so annoyed.
Feb. 2, 2018
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.
Jan. 26, 2018
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 feed is about to change… a lot.
Jan. 19, 2018
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.
Jan. 12, 2018
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 more.
Jan. 5, 2018
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)
Dec. 29, 2017
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 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.
Dec. 22, 2017
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.
Dec. 15, 2017
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 creative industries throughout Australia. How do we nurture a mainstream adoption for creative participation? How do we support and grow the creative industries? What is the future of creative education and training? What structures, policies and actions are needed? How do we facilitate new types of partnership to overcome some of the biggest challenges facing us and take advantage of new opportunities in a growing market for culture and creativity? How will technology continue to transform cultural experiences? GUESTS: Neil Peplow, Australian Film, Television and Radio School Councillor Jess Scully, Knowledge Exchange Strategist Louise Herron, CEO, Sydney Opera House Alison Page, Designer & Filmaker, ZAKPAGE