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In this episode we meet Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate Bay. We discuss how he survives under the huge (and growing) fines placed on him after The Pirate Bay trials in Sweden, and find out that all may not be what it seems in the world of pirate fines. We also learn why Peter got into an argument with Creative Commons founder Larry Lessig - and whether Trump could actually be a good thing for world politics; how 4Chan, Anonymous and Wikileaks became players on the political stage and how they function as new gatekeepers; how to survive in a world hitting 'peak information'; and finally we return to the thorny issue of how to get creators paid in the emerging media landscape. Will we need a Universal Basic Income? Or does this just equate to a return to class society?

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editor Riley Byrne Original Music David Triana | Web Production Erich Barch


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This episode is part two of our interview with Joe Matheny. Part one, The Digital Underground, covered Joe's experiences running The Grey Lodge, an early, underground private torrent tracker used by millions of people per month. Part two covers Joe's groundbreaking ARG & literary work, Ong's Hat, and its place in early internet culture, before we veer off into a discussion about how the 'fakelore' methods Joe used in the development of that work connect to the meme wars of today and the increasing political importance of memes (e.g. Kek, the 'alt-right' appropriation of Pepe The Frog.) We also discuss the very improbable connection (it really is) between Joe and Jamie, and how Joe became a patron of the show himself; PLUS, the potential for Kodi addons as a distribution point for indie creators. A lockfile with all the links mentioned in this episode is coming up for Patrons. Enjoy!

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editor Riley Byrne Original Music David Triana | Web Production Eric Barch


Presented by TorrentFreak

Sponsored by Private Internet Access & Premiumize

Executive Producers: Mark Zapalac, Eric Barch.

For sponsorship enquiries, please email [email protected]