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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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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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ABC at its best

By geekboy1985 - Jul 25 2017
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Great podcasts on tech and media from one of the best public broadcasers. keep it up

Great show!

By pleaz - May 20 2017
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Always entertaining and interesting, with an engaging host!

iTunes Ratings

19 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
2
1
0
1

ABC at its best

By geekboy1985 - Jul 25 2017
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Great podcasts on tech and media from one of the best public broadcasers. keep it up

Great show!

By pleaz - May 20 2017
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Always entertaining and interesting, with an engaging host!

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Download This Show - ABC RN

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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.

Rank #1: How much do you value your privacy?

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How much do you value your privacy? Does it bother you what social media companies, governments know about you - your money, your body?

Jul 05 2019

28mins

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Rank #2: Cars and the future of transport

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The future of driving: AI in the driver's seat, electric and hydrogen car update, and will we own cars anyway? What's hype and what's not?

Jul 12 2019

28mins

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Rank #3: Buzzfeed crumbles and Spotify mysteries

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Do you ever feel just a little bit ashamed of your music taste? Well you can blame hackers. 

This week on DTS: the incredible world of mystery core - fictitious bands creeping onto Spotify playlists. Why would someone make a fake band to make fake music and sneak it onto your playlists? Plus, how Buzzfeed went from the golden child of new media to laying off hundreds of employees and does Facebook want to do something stupid with your privacy? Guests: Jonathan Seidler and Claire Reilly, Senior editor, CNET

Feb 01 2019

28mins

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Rank #4: Disney+ and the future of streaming

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Will Disney's proposed streaming service 'Disney +' knock off other players like Netflix?

Disney's back catalogue of content from Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Pixar certainly makes it an intimidating competitor.

So will Disney+ knock off some of the less content rich players?

Also this week, inside 15 months of fresh hell at Facebook.

Apr 19 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: Social media laws and VR for good

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New laws criminalising internet companies which do not quickly remove "abhorrent" video and images were rushed into law this week, despite strong criticism from the legal community and technology industry. Plus - VR for good. Jessie Hughes is on a Churchill fellowship exploring how VR story-telling can be a powerful tool for not-for-profits.

Apr 05 2019

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Rank #6: Instagram doesn't like you anymore

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The legacy of the computer password, the app that will plausibly age your face to the point that it's kinda creepy and influencers of Instagram in mild revolt as the social platform kills of the visible 'like' counter. Guests: Rae Johnston, Editor, Junkee @raejohnston and Ariel Bogle, Technology Reporter, ABC Science @arielbogle

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #7: Apple TV+ takes on Netflix

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When you’ve built yourself up as one of the most - if not the most - iconic computing company in the world what do you do next? 

You do Oprah,  Steven Spielberg and everyone else in Hollywood, apparently. Apple made its trillions with hardware like MacBooks, iPods and iPhones. Now they’re pivoting into services by announcing a new Netflix challenger video streaming service, and a credit card, and a digital magazine subscription. So will the gamble pay off?  Is any of it worth getting? And what does it mean for the future for how we consume?

Mar 29 2019

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Rank #8: Catfishing

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How a catfish posing as an Australian actor built a web of lies to stalk and torment her victims.

Also on DTS, it's only week one of the election who knew that electric vehicles would feature so much in the campaign debate? So where are we at with electric cars? How long do they take to charge how much are they and when can we get one?

Apr 12 2019

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Rank #9: Behind Sri Lanka's social media bans and why we still love Microsoft Paint

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Sri Lanka's ban on Facebook and other social media sites in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks was a move to stop the spread of misinformation and further potential violence - what were the implications?

Also on DTS, are journalists being unfairly targeted on Twitter? Plus, a beloved piece of software is saved from the jaws of destruction.

Guest: Ariel Bogle, Technology reporter, ABC Science @arielbogle

Apr 26 2019

28mins

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Rank #10: Clicks and mortar: The future of shopping

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From drone delivery to smart screens to skin tight body suits that will measure your every inch before sending you a perfectly fitting outfit. On Download This Show this week - the future of shopping and the physical, digital and psychological tricks being used. Plus UBER wants flying cars... and frankly so do I, but should we want them?

Guests: Claire Reilly, Senior Editor, CNET and Peter Marks, Access Informatics

Oct 12 2018

33mins

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Rank #11: Footloose Fornite edition+ revolting Googlers

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Fortnite’s dance revolution: from the floss to the Charleston - Fortnite kids get physical.

Plus strikes at Google and "My phone is spying on me, so I decided to spy on it" - Simon Elvery's #DataLife project. Guests: Ariel Bogle, Ariel Bogle, ABC RN online technology reporter, Seamus Byrne, Managing Editor, Innovation Aus.com

Nov 30 2018

28mins

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Rank #12: The future of music

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There's more music than ever before available to stream and to be served up to you by an algorithm. It's a world where talent will get you far, but going viral may just get you further.

We can stream huge festivals like Coachella, and soon there’ll be arena extravaganzas with holograms of long dead musicians…What more lies ahead?

Aug 30 2019

28mins

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Rank #13: Facebook camera tracking you in your kitchen?

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You know how everyone trusts Facebook implicitly with all of their data and they’ve never done anything at all to make you question the company's commitment to privacy? How do you feel about installing Facebook's new gadget, Portal? It's a multi-purpose screen with an internet connected camera to track your movements around a room while you make a video call. Also on DTS: the death of Google Plus, Uber wants give equity to their drivers… and regrettable retweets.

Guests: Rae Johnston, Editor of Junkee, That Start-up Show and Peter Marks, Access Informatics

Oct 19 2018

28mins

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Rank #14: Luminary's bumpy landing and TikTok explained

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Would you pay for a podcast? This week on Download This Show the launch of more paid subscription podcast services. The endless memes and happiness on the video sharing app TikTok - no snark or Nazis. Plus, Apple - protecting your security or edging out competitors?

May 03 2019

28mins

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Rank #15: White Supremacists make a cameo

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Cameo screws up, Tumblr crumbles on sex and while you drink will Tesla drive? Guests: Seamus Byrne, Managing Editor, Innovation Aus.com and Rae Johnston, Editor of Junkee

Dec 14 2018

28mins

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Rank #16: Troll hunting with Ginger Gorman and Harry Potter cryptocurrency

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What is it like to be the victim of a concerted, organised troll attack?

This week on DTS - the journalist who found herself at the centre of a troll storm and decided to go troll hunting. Plus, where might your DNA go if you use a direct-to-consumer DNA testing company? Well, it might end up in the hands of the FBI. And a new Harry Potter–themed cryptocurrency.

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #17: Digital gravestones and what’s up with WhatsApp?

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When you die, how do you want to be remembered? With a headstone, photo on the mantlepiece - how about with a Bluetooth device that pings people with your life story as they walk past your grave?

This week on Download This Show: death digital style. Plus, India goes to war with WhatsApp, and Facebook’s interesting new ploy to pull you back to Facebook pages.

Mar 01 2019

28mins

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Rank #18: Fortnite millionaires and Adelaide's games industry

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Payday for young gamers at the Fortnite World Cup - how did a battle royale game become such big business? Legislating against social media addictions and why Adelaide is a thriving centre for games development.

Aug 02 2019

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Rank #19: Are smart rings a better form of wearable tech?

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Why have a smart watch when you can wear a smart ring? This week on DTS; digital fitness moves to your actual digits. We examine the new Foxtel sports streaming service Kayo, and why has Australia's proposed new encryption legislation got people so fired up ?

Guests: Olivia Rosenman — audio producer & journalist & Ariel Bogle — ABC RN online technology reporter

Dec 07 2018

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Rank #20: Pulling apart Facebook and Google

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Google, Facebook and Amazon are the global internet behemoths that shape how we see the internet and how the internet sees us.

On DTS - calls to break-up the powerful tech companies. Plus hitting delete on your youth - would you ever want to delete your younger years on social media? And a genetic testing company is rolling out a controversial new type of disease prediction. Guests: Ben Grubb, Freelance tech/culture writer and Ariel Bogle, ABC RN Technology reporter

Mar 15 2019

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