About the show

Join Privacy and Open Source advocates, Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman, as they navigate the new digital world, covering topics related to digital privacy, cybersecurity, digital identity, as well as Linux and open source and other current issues.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 156: AI: The New Tool for Individual Empowerment?

    Episode  |  February 9th, 2024  |  39 mins 33 secs
    ai, technology

    In this episode of 'Reality 2.0', hosts Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Ezequiel Lanza, an AI expert. The discussion centered on the potential of AI and its relationship to personal empowerment. Exploring the current state of AI, the hosts express concerns about data security and appropriately leveraging AI's capabilities for individual benefit.

  • Episode 155: Project Bluefin and the Future of Linux

    Episode  |  December 14th, 2023  |  57 mins 49 secs
    technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls learn all about Project Bluefin, a new cloud native friendly Linux distribution, from its creator, Jorge Castro, and Kyle Rankin, its newest enthusiast.

  • Episode 154: Kyle on Kubernetes

    Episode  |  December 1st, 2023  |  43 mins 15 secs
    cloud native, kubernetes, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin about his journey into Kubernetes and the cloud native landscape.

  • Episode 153: Personal AI

    Episode  |  October 28th, 2023  |  58 mins 55 secs
    ai, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls, and Kyle Rankin discuss the personal AI tools they'd like to have, what's available, and how they might come together.

  • Episode 152: Supply Chains Make the World Go Round

    Episode  |  October 4th, 2023  |  56 mins 12 secs
    supply chains, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Michael Stolarczyk about the complex ways in which physical goods go around the world, and behind-the-scenes strategies at play.

  • Episode 151: WordPress at 25 and the Indie Web

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2023  |  56 mins 16 secs
    technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman chat with Joe Brockmeier about WordPress turning 25 and our increasing desires to carve out our own homes on the web.

  • Episode 150: How to Write a Tech Book

    Episode  |  August 8th, 2023  |  55 mins 7 secs
    publishing, technology, writing

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin about his new book for aspiring authors, discuss the publishing process, self-discipline, marketing, and share their expertise from their decades as authors.

  • Episode 149: Everything Is Personal

    Episode  |  July 21st, 2023  |  49 mins 36 secs
    technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Petros Koutoupis about rescuing personal archives, personal AI, and preserving our identities.

  • Episode 148: On Ukraine

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 19 mins
    technology, war

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to David Kirichenko about Ukraine, journalism, troll farms and disinformation in times of war. Visit the following link for full episode - https://www.reality2cast.com/148

  • Episode 147: Making AI Personal

    Episode  |  June 26th, 2023  |  55 mins 26 secs
    technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk with Josh Hester about his new project exploring personal AI.

  • Episode 146: AI and The Future of Identity

    Episode  |  May 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    ai, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Golda Velez about the state of AI, how it relates to identity, ethics, and where this all goes from here.

  • Episode 145: Authenticating Content With Cryptography

    Episode  |  May 5th, 2023  |  56 mins 20 secs
    ai, authenticity, security, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin about a proposal for authenticating content with cryptographic signing, and saving the internet.

  • Episode 144: Self-Publishing a Tech Book

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2023  |  47 mins 46 secs
    publishing, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to prolific tech author, Kyle Rankin, about how he recently self-published his latest book, and how that differs from his many experiences with traditional publishers.

  • Episode 143: A Pause on AI?

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2023  |  44 mins 52 secs
    technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman discuss an open letter to pause AI development.

  • Episode 142: 3D Printing, Ya'll

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 50 secs
    technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin and Shawn Powers about Shawn's head's appearance at the recent SCaLE conference and 3D printing, all while having a little too much fun. Hit play if you always wondered about our Myers-Briggs types.

  • Episode 141: User Sovereignty and Authenticity in Commerce

    Episode  |  March 1st, 2023  |  54 mins 57 secs
    identity, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls hear Dave Huseby's new ideas about identity verification and data authenticity in commerce.

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