Cover image of Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

128 Podcast Episodes

Latest 4 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

Cory Doctorow

Team Human

Journalist and author of Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back , Cory Doctorow shares his latest thoughts on the ways the economy and creativity are being hacked by the perpetrators of chokepoint capitalism.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how Elon Musk may have undermined both authoritarianism and his hopes for a techno-monarchy.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, How Elon Upstaged Trump, on Medium.📖 Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back is now available.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 12mins

16 Nov 2022

Episode artwork

Surviving Apocalyptic Economics w/ Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin - Live from Ottawa International Writers Festival

Team Human

Douglas Rushkoff joins Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin, authors of Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back, for a special panel recorded live from Ottawa International Writers Festival on October 24, 2022.📖 Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back is now available.📕 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires is now available wherever books are sold.🎧 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires is produced by Record Books and narrated by Douglas Rushkoff.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on the Team Human Team Feed. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 3mins

9 Nov 2022

Similar People

Episode artwork

Chokepoint Capitalism (with Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin)

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

Corporate concentration has strained the labor market for virtually all workers, but the resulting lack of competition has caused unique harm to the creative economy. Increasingly exploitative monopolies have rendered artists, authors, musicians, and other creative workers all but powerless. Novelist Cory Doctorow and intellectual property expert Rebecca Giblin discuss their new book, Chokepoint Capitalism, which documents the increasing tensions between extractive corporations and creative laborers, and offers solutions to help fight back against the devaluation of creativity.Cory Doctorow is a science fiction writer and activist, as well as a special advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a visiting professor of computer science at the Open University and of library science at the University of North Carolina, and an MIT Media Lab research affiliate.Rebecca Giblin is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor at Melbourne Law School. She is Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and heads up the Author’s Interest and eLending projects.Twitter: @doctorow, @rgibliChokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back http://www.beacon.org/Chokepoint-Capitalism-P1856.aspx Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.comTwitter: @PitchforkEconInstagram: @pitchforkeconomicsNick’s twitter: @NickHanauer


1 Nov 2022

Episode artwork

Amazon Billing Amazon for Amazon feat. Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin


Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin come on to discuss their new book “Chokepoint Capitalism,” which details how large companies have identified critical bottlenecks in the creative Labour process to suck the value and life out of them like vampires, and what can and has been done about it. Also, a startup! U.K. economic implosion to be discussed in this week’s bonus. Buy Rebecca and Cory’s book here! https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/710957/chokepoint-capitalism-by-cory-doctorow-and-rebecca-giblin/ If you’re looking for a UK strike fund to donate to, here’s one we’ve supported: https://www.rmt.org.uk/about/national-dispute-fund/ If you want access to our Patreon bonus episodes, early releases of free episodes, and powerful Discord server, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture *MILO ALERT* Here are links to see Milo’s upcoming standup shows: https://www.miloedwards.co.uk/live-shows *AUSTRALIA ALERT* We are going to tour Australia in November, and there are tickets available for shows in Sydney: https://musicboozeco.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/3213de46-cef7-49c4-abcb-c9bdf4bcb61f and Brisbane https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trashfuture-live-in-brisbane-additional-show-tickets-396915263237 and Canberra: https://au.patronbase.com/_StreetTheatre/Productions/TFLP/Performances *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here:  https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

1hr 20mins

3 Oct 2022

Most Popular

Episode artwork

194 – Cultural Capture by Chokepoint Capitalism (ft. Rebecca Giblin, Cory Doctorow)

This Machine Kills

We are joined by Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin – authors of the excellent new book Chokepoint Capitalism – to discuss how creative labor markets are tightly squeezed on all sides by massive monopolies / monopsonies that create chokepoints to trap suppliers, trap consumers, and trap all the profits in markets for books, music, movies, and every other artistic endeavour. Cory and Rebecca then detail a long list of tactics and solutions for breaking the capitalist stranglehold over cultural production. ••• Follow Cory: https://twitter.com/doctorow••• Follow Rebecca: https://twitter.com/rgibli••• Buy the book: http://www.beacon.org/Chokepoint-Capitalism-P1856.aspx••• Support the kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doctorow/chokepoint-capitalism-an-audiobook-amazon-wont-sellSubscribe to hear more analysis and commentary in our premium episodes every week! patreon.com/thismachinekills Grab TMK gear: bonfire.com/store/this-machine-kills-podcast/ Hosted by Jathan Sadowski (www.twitter.com/jathansadowski) and Edward Ongweso Jr. (www.twitter.com/bigblackjacobin). Production / Music by Jereme Brown (www.twitter.com/braunestahl)

1hr 14mins

22 Sep 2022

Episode artwork

Billionaires As Policy Failure Factories with Cory Doctorow

Macro N Cheese

Cory Doctorow writes when he’s anxious. He has eight books coming out soon. Yep, it’s been a tough couple of years.The number of upcoming books gives us a sense of the wide range of subjects Doctorow concerns himself with. His upcoming Chokepoint Capitalism, co-authored with Rebecca Giblin, is about monopoly, monopsony, and fairness in the creative arts labor market.Cory and Steve return to several themes throughout this episode, including the crushing effects of concentrated power. The past 40 years have seen an expansion of copyright laws, but the share of income creators receive from their labor has been in free fall and shows no sign of slowing. We know how Amazon treats its employees, so we shouldn’t be surprised that it abuses writers. Amazon’s audio book platform, Audible, controls about 90% of the market, making it able to steal from artists in multiple ways. (After listening to this podcast, go check out #audiblegate on social media.)Excessive corporate power and monopoly concentration have captured and neutered regulatory bodies and strong-armed the unions. Cory’s book focuses on the labor of artists and creators, but workers in every industry are fighting to stay afloat. Monopolies also have a choke hold on us as consumers – and as citizens facing social and environmental catastrophe.Neoliberalism relies upon our isolation – our belief that each of us is facing the world alone and powerless. By effectively starving the machinery of the state, it too is rendered impotent. At the end of the road, there is only capital. Margaret Thatcher said, “there is no alternative.” As a science fiction author, Cory Doctorow has a problem with that. His job is to imagine alternatives.Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults; HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about monopoly and conspiracy; IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; and the picture book POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER. His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER; his next nonfiction book is CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, with Rebecca Giblin, about monopoly, monopsony and fairness in the creative arts labor market, (Beacon Press, 2022). In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.@craphound on Twitter


17 Sep 2022

Episode artwork

Cory Doctorow on The Wondrous World of the Early Internet & How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism

Current Affairs

Pioneering blogger and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow has been an activist for online freedom since the early days of the history of the internet. He has long been one of the major voices opposing restrictive copyright and corporate domination, and a visionary defending a pluralistic online world where eccentricity and individuality are allowed to flourish. In books like Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future (which, like all of his books, is available in full for free), Doctorow has shown what an internet created by the people, unconstrained by intellectual property law, Digital Rights Management, and monopolistic corporate gatekeeping, could be like. In this conversation, Doctorow joins to discuss the importance of a democratic internet, and his recent book How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, which argues that many people misidentify the main problem with what is called "surveillance capitalism," assuming that the problem is that corporations are amassing to manipulate us the power through intrusive collection of Big Data. In fact, Doctorow argues, the problem is less about a particular thing these corporations can do to us and more about the fact that monopolistic tech companies are in control in the first place. This has important implications, because it means that we cannot just regulate what companies do with our data, we have to fundamentally redistribute power over the internet. In this conversation, we talk about how Wikipedia provides an alternative vision for a participatory internet where the rules are set by users and there is oversight over governance. We do not need better and more benevolent Zuckerbergs. We need what Doctorow calls the pluralistic internet.Cory Doctorow publishes a daily link blog at Pluralistic. His books can be found at his website, Craphound.com, and his archive of posts at Boing Boing is here. His upcoming book Chokepoint Capitalism (co-authored with Rebecca Giblin) can be pre-ordered here. A Current Affairs article about "surveillance capitalism" is here and Nathan's article about the magic of Wikipedia is here.


31 Jul 2022

Episode artwork

Theory of Change #044: Cory Doctorow on anti-trust and the original promise of the internet

Theory of Change podcast

It’s been almost 30 years since Mosaic, the first popular web browser was released in 1993. So much has changed since that time, both technologically and socially. But what has the web wrought?In its earliest days, the internet was seen as a new tool that would democratize information and greatly expand our ability to share knowledge and expressions. That certainly has happened to some degree, but humanity’s power structures seem to have adapted as well—for good and ill.Three decades in, has the web been more of a technological revolution than a societal one? Have corporate monopolies and political extremists ruined the internet? And if so, what can the rest of us do about it?Joining us to discuss is Cory Doctorow, he’s an author, activist, and journalist who blogs at Pluralistic.net. He also works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization that works to protect digital rights. He’s written many books, both fiction and non-fiction.His most recent novel is “Attack Surface,” a story of a cybersecurity expert caught between her job and justice. His most recent non-fiction book, “Chokepoint Capitalism,” is an examination of how media monopolies are using their power to exploit creators.FULL TRANSCRIPT:https://flux.community/matthew-sheffield/2022/07/big-finance-and-corporate-monopolies-have-blocked-the-original-promise-of-the-internet/GUEST INFOCory Doctorow on Twitter:https://twitter.com/doctorowPluralistichttps://pluralistic.net/Attack Surface novelhttps://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250757517/attacksurfaceABOUT THE SHOWTheory of Change is hosted by Matthew Sheffield and is part of the Flux network, a new content community of podcasters and writers. Please visit us at https://flux.community to learn more and to tell us about what you're doing. We're constantly growing and learning from the great people we meet.Theory of Change website:https://theoryofchange.showTheory of Change on Twitter:https://twitter.com/TheoryChangeMatthew Sheffield on Twitter:https://twitter.com/mattsheffieldSUPPORT THE SHOWPayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/theorychangePatreon: https://www.patreon.com/discoverfluxIf you're not able to support financially, please help us by subscribing and/or leaving a nice review on your favorite podcast app. Doing this helps other people find Theory of Change and our great guests. Thanks for your help!

1hr 8mins

10 Jul 2022

Episode artwork

Epiosde 183 - Supp-Lie Demand (w/ Cory Doctorow)

Bad Faith

Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast This week, journalist, activist, & blogger Cory Doctorow destroys right-wing (and lib) lies about inflation, explains what can and should be done about gas and food prices, and offers one of the most digestible explanation of how the US budget actually works. This is one episode you're going to want to send to that one uncle. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Armand Aviram. Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

1hr 3mins

9 Jun 2022

Episode artwork

The Long, Slow Death of the Internet with Cory Doctorow

Factually! with Adam Conover

The early Internet was open, exciting, and deeply optimistic. So how did we end up, just a few decades later, with one that’s closed, exploitative, and makes most of us incredibly depressed? Longtime Internet gadfly and author of How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, Cory Doctorow, joins Adam to break down how the Internet has changed for the worse, and what we can do about it. Check out his book at https://factuallypod.com/books Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

6 Apr 2022