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 133: Hardware Supply Chains, Trust Agility, and Avoiding Vendor Lock-in

    Episode  |  December 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    fediverse, identity, mastodon, security, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin about hardware supply chains, building the only USA-made mobile phone, trust, open standards, and much more.

  • Episode 132: Mastodon Lifeboats for Twitter Users

    Episode  |  November 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    mastodon, social media, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Shawn Powers, and Kyle Rankin discuss the ups, downs, and how-tos of using Mastodon amid Twitter's recent instability.

  • Episode 131: Digital Wallets

    Episode  |  November 5th, 2022  |  53 mins 47 secs
    identity, technology

    Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls, and Petros Koutoupis talk digital wallets and current events.

  • Episode 130: What Happens to Twitter Now?

    Episode  |  October 22nd, 2022  |  48 mins 4 secs
    social media, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls speculate about Twitter's future and discuss the evolution of audience engagement.

  • Episode 129: Communication Breakdown

    Episode  |  October 15th, 2022  |  42 mins 42 secs
    democracy, social media, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Shawn Powers talk communication breakdown in social media, its impact on our culture, and what technical solutions may exist.

  • Episode 128: Folder Full of HTML

    Episode  |  October 8th, 2022  |  43 mins 21 secs
    technology

    When Doc is away, Katherine and Shawn Powers play! (With Static HTML generators) Katherine and Shawn talk about Hugo, a static site generator, WordPress, and the content creator life.

  • Episode 127: Religion, Politics, and Other Taboo Subjects

    Episode  |  October 1st, 2022  |  52 mins 29 secs
    politics, religion, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Shawn Powers about religion, politics, tribalism, sexism, and viral blog posts.

  • Episode 126: Publishers vs The Internet Archive

    Episode  |  September 24th, 2022  |  36 mins 5 secs
    archives, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk about Hachette v. Internet Archive, a lawsuit targeting the Internet Archive that aims to prevent them from lending ebooks.

  • Episode 125: Apple Update

    Episode  |  September 9th, 2022  |  31 mins 36 secs
    apple, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman discuss Apple's latest updates, the end of an era, neighborhoods, and more.

  • Episode 124: DWeb Camp

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2022  |  36 mins 22 secs
    events, technology

    Katherine Druckman talks to Doc Searls about his Decentralized Web Camp experience.

  • Episode 123: Open Source Home Automation with Home Assistant

    Episode  |  August 26th, 2022  |  52 mins 15 secs
    home automation, open source, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman talks to Shawn Powers about home automation using a combination of open source software and proprietary devices using Home Assistant.

  • Episode 122: Health Data and Human Rights

    Episode  |  August 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins
    health, human rights, open source, privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Adrian Gropper, CTO of Patient Privacy Rights, about health data and human rights, delegating patient agency, and health data standards.

  • Episode 121: Who Really Owns Your Car?

    Episode  |  August 5th, 2022  |  53 mins 9 secs
    cars, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin of Purism about the data cars collect, where it goes, and how we’re really just driving around in a smart phone that we don’t even own.

  • Episode 120: I'm Here (aka Happy Birthday, Doc)

    Episode  |  July 30th, 2022  |  44 mins 54 secs
    privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls celebrate Doc's birthday and chat about Amazon acquisitions and privacy legislation.

  • Episode 119: RapidDisk and Open Source Maintainership

    Episode  |  July 22nd, 2022  |  34 mins 29 secs
    open source, technology

    Katherine Druckman talks to Petros Koutoupis about maintaining RapidDisk, his open source RAM disk software.

  • Episode 118: Design and Fabrication with Inventables

    Episode  |  July 15th, 2022  |  59 mins 47 secs
    design, hardware, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, about design and fabrication with 3D carving, maker culture, and the history of Inventables.

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