Reality 2.0

Navigating technology, privacy, security and open source.

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 Linux and Open Source, as well as digital privacy, cybersecurity, digital identity, and other current issues.

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  • Episode 37: User Sovereignty and Decentralization, The Sequel

    July 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 mins
    open source, privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman continue their conversation with Dave Huseby about user sovereignty and decentralization, open source culture, cryptography, respectful technology, and more.

  • Episode 36: User Sovereignty and Decentralization

    June 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    security, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman and Petros Koutoupis talk to Dave Huseby about User Sovereignty and Decentralization, Hyperledger, blockchain and security.

  • Episode 35: Bruce Schneier on Truth, Reality, and Contact Tracing

    May 27th, 2020  |  51 mins 2 secs
    covid-19, identity, privacy, security, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Bruce Schneier about Contact Tracing, Digital Identity, hacking, privacy, and regulation.

  • Episode 34: Privacy and Self-Hosting

    April 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Robert Douglass about self-hosting collaboration tools, and other current privacy topics.

  • Episode 33: Pandemic Edition

    March 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    coronavirus, covid-19, open source, privacy, technology, telecommuting

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin, Petros Koutoupis, and Shawn Powers about the new realities we're facing as a result of COVID-19.

  • Episode 32: All the Music

    February 27th, 2020  |  55 mins 45 secs
    law, music, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman speak with Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin from the All the Music project,, a project that has machine-generated all possible melodies and released them to the public domain. We discuss music copyright in the digital landscape and musical math and humanity.

  • Episode 31: Personal Devices are Personal

    February 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    hardware, mobile, open source, privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin of Purism about mobile phones, their security and privacy vulnerabilities, and Purism's new Librem 5 device.

  • Episode 30: A Chat with Don Norman

    December 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    design, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Don Norman, one of the world's most influential designers.

  • Episode 29: On to Beer Number 3!

    November 15th, 2019  |  54 mins 36 secs
  • Episode 28: Destroy This Podcast

    October 3rd, 2019  |  54 mins 40 secs
  • Episode 27: On Ring Doorbells and Consumer Privacy

    September 12th, 2019  |  42 mins 18 secs
  • Episode 26: Retro Computing with the Altair-Duino

    August 29th, 2019  |  43 mins 33 secs
    hardware, technology