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In this episode we meet ZCash’s Paige Peterson. ZCash is a privacy-enhanced fork of Bitcoin that can provide fully anonymous transactions using zero-knowledge cryptography.

We discuss ZCash’s relationship to Bitcoin and why Bitcoin could use a community manager; how the first P2P revolution in filesharing is segueing into the P2P money revolution – even bringing along some of the same developers; the role ZCash could play in hyperinflated economies like Venezuela’s, and even closer to home; how (and if) government can continue after a general shift to using crypto as money; and finally we delve into New Hampshire’s libertarian Free State Project, whose participants are doing a kind of ‘live philosophy’ on how future communities run on Bitcoin or ZCash might work. Could we have socialism without centralisation or ‘big government’?

Paige has been immersed within the peer-to-peer technology world for 5 years and counting. Through roles with mesh networking startup Open Garden, P2P storage and communications company, MaidSafe, and as Co-organizer for the San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup, she has gained appreciation for the diverse applications of decentralized networks. She is interested in a wide variety of digital media and tech entrepreneurship and is an advocate for open standards, user privacy and decentralized technologies. After receiving a BFA practicing experimental tech art with a strong focus on complexity in nature, her interest was drawn towards political and technological activism centering around concepts and tools for individual empowerment.

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, Nelson Larios, George Alvarez.

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In this episode, we’re talking to Steve Phillips of The Pursuance Project. Pursuance is a new tool for organising activists and journalists online which springs directly from the work of journalist Barrett Brown and Barrett’s experience handling the Stratfor HBGary leaks around 2012-2013, which resulted in him going to prison. We discuss the tech behind the Panama Papers and Snowden leaks, the details behind the HB Gary leaks, how Steve was inspired by the story of Anonymous’ first big online hit and how organisational tools are the new frontier online – whether for corporate teams or activist groups.

This is the first 45 minute of a fascinating 2 hour interview — we’ll be releasing the second part on Patreon first, and then on the main feed in due course.

In this episode, we meet two Dangerous Internet Hackers from 2600 and the radio show Off The Hook, to discuss how hacking became so important to politics — from Russians messing with elections to Volkswagen lying about emissions. We also check in on Chelsea Manning and the Cablegate leaks, and look at the role hacking has as part of a future political resistance. Plus: when entities like The Pirate Bay are able to launch a meaningful assault on the centuries-old edifice of copyright, has the establishment woken up to the power of hackers to shape our culture?

Rob Vincent (@rob_t_firefly) enjoys Nerding out, hacking the planet, telling the jokes, and making the art. @HackerRadioShow & @HOPEconf crew.

Robert Barat (@volt4ire) is “leftist. gay. infosec. FOSS.” He is a weekly panelist on @HackerRadioShow and @Columbia 2018 econ & poli sci major

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, Nelson Larios, George Alvarez.

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In this episode, we meet Ryan Shea, co-founder of Blockstack — the bold, ambitious project to create a new, decentralised internet in which users own their data and keep control of how their apps run, not Big Content. We discuss why the internet needs re-decentralising, if and how to pull users away from reliance on monopoly platforms like Facebook and Google, and look at some of the interesting disruptions being caused by blockchain based currencies. Plus, Ryan and Jamie float a scheme for a blockchain-powered ‘rare meme’ economy – drop us a line if you want to get involved!

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, Nelson Larios, George Alvarez.

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This episode is made with, to & by STEAL THIS SHOW’s glorious patrons! If you’d like to support the show you’ll get access to a Slack channel & the show’s creators, uncut interviews, and more. Don’t get it twisted, YOUR support is really important.

In this special episode, we bring together STEAL THIS SHOW Patreon supporters Eric Barch and Joe Matheny to discuss a wide range of topics from filter bubbles and Jamie’s ‘bubble swapping’ concept, Joe’s attempts to create a standard for handling personal data online way back in the 90s, and the results of our mysterious, short-lived Tor spying experiment, Project Dirtbag. Project Dirtbag might have died a quick death, but the Patreon specials will live on!

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, Nelson Larios, George Alvarez.

For sponsorship enquiries, please email [email protected]

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Imagination… We wanna juice it. We want to to take it to another level with our technology. Whether it be with VR, or a pages of a book.

In this episode we meet Rand Miller, creator of the seminal Myst and Riven adventure games. We talk about the plans Facebook has to colonise VR; the roots of adventure games in D&D, MUDs and early hypertext technologies like hypercard; problems with middlemen and changing distribution models for content creators, such as Patreon and Kevin Kelly’s ‘1,000 Fans’ idea – and how the truly important thing about creation for Rand seeding something for the next generation of creators. Rand Miller’s latest game, Obduction, is out now on Steam.

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, Nelson Larios

For sponsorship enquiries, please email [email protected]

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STEAL THIS SHOW brings you stories from the frontier of the information revolution. From pirates and renegade technologists to media radicals and DIY creators, we connect with people using technology to put power back where it belongs — in the hands of the people!

Our Patreon campaign helps keep the show free and independent. If you enjoy this episode, get involved! Our patrons get access to an exclusive Slack channel, uncut interviews, and more.

In this first episode of the new season, we meet the irrepressible Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director of The Toxic Avenger. Find out why Lloyd loves pirates – except state-sponsored ones; why vertical integration, media consolidation and the end of Net Neutrality would kill Troma; and why Lloyd is skeptical that crowdfunding systems like Patreon have a role in crowdfunding independent movies.

Check out Lloyd’s movies on his YouTube channel!

Lloyd Kaufman is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of the Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet. Lloyd is also the creator of the Make Your Own Damn Movie! series. Having completed Make Your Own Damn Movie!, Direct Your Own Damn Movie! and Produce Your Own Damn Movie!, he is now working on Sell Your Own Damn Movie!.

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, Nelson Larios

For sponsorship enquiries, please email [email protected]

Download this episode on the Steal This Show website:
https://stealthisshow.com/s03e01/

Become a supporter of Steal This Show on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/stealthisshow

If you enjoy STEAL THIS SHOW, become a supporter!. Our Patreon campaign keeps us free and independent – and fresh shows coming your way!

In this episode, we hang out with Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, to discuss the origins of BitTorrent in the Mojo Nation project, why BitTorrent is still relevant given our increasingly low-cost bandwidth environment, how Big Content could have competed with Free, but chose not to – and the bumpy last years at Bram’s company BitTorrent Inc., including a near-death foray into content licensing and production. And for those of you following cryptocurrencies: stop the press – Bram is starting his own bitcoin competitor.

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, Nelson Larios

For sponsorship enquiries, please email [email protected]

Download this episode on the Steal This Show website:
https://stealthisshow.com/s02e14/

Become a supporter of Steal This Show on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/stealthisshow

f you enjoy STEAL THIS SHOW, become a supporter!. Our Patreon campaign keeps us free and independent – and fresh shows coming your way!

In this episode we meet Samer Hassan, researcher in decentralized collaboration, activist and Berkman Center fellow. We discuss why the swarm is safer than the cloud, the new decentralized tools powering resistance movements, and how and why the centralization of online services is a threat to our freedom.

With a background in Social Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Samer is passionate about how to build free/open source privacy-aware decentralized systems (e.g. blockchain) to facilitate collaborative communities and social movements. He led the technical team that built the backend-as-a-service for collaborative apps SwellRT [http://swellrt.org/] ; the app for collaborative communities Teem [https://teem.works/], used by a diversity of social collectives; and the real-time collaborative editor JetPad [https://jetpad.net/], which aims to provide a fully-fledged free/open source alternative to Google Docs, and which is privacy-aware and decentralized/federated.

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, Nelson Larios

For sponsorship enquiries, please email [email protected]

Download this episode on the Steal This Show website:
https://stealthisshow.com/s02e13/

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https://www.patreon.com/stealthisshow

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A biweekly podcast that is hosted by Jamie King and presented by TorrentFreak. It is a channel that features interviews with exclusive guests to engage in discussion about the most cutting edge technology in the file-sharing and copyright related fields..