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 93: Quad9 and DNS

    Episode  |  December 3rd, 2021  |  55 mins 58 secs
    dns, privacy, security, technology

    Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls and Kyle Rankin talk to John Todd from Quad9 about DNS, privacy, security and their open DNS recursive service.

  • Episode 92: The DIY Episode

    Episode  |  November 19th, 2021  |  54 mins 41 secs
    diy, fun, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Shawn Powers, and Kyle Rankin talk right to repair Apple devices, cocktails, and our nerdy hobbies.

  • Episode 91: The Metaverse

    Episode  |  November 5th, 2021  |  52 mins 14 secs
    metaverse, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin about the metaverse of Facebook and beyond, how it may intersect with Web 3 and blockchain, as well as Second Life and the verses that came before.

  • Episode 90: Can Facebook Be the Good Guy?

    Episode  |  October 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Shawn Powers and Petros Koutoupis about Facebook’s metaverse focus and whistleblower problems.

  • Episode 89: Digital Identity

    Episode  |  October 22nd, 2021  |  47 mins 3 secs
    technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Phil Windley about digital identity, picos, oauth, and big tech ecosystems.

  • Episode 88: Can We Fix Facebook?

    Episode  |  October 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    technology

    Tune in to our new episode! Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Jerry Michalski and Petros Koutoupis about Facebook, its weaknesses, relationship to its users, and impact on all of us, and what happens when it disappears for six hours.

  • Episode 87: Understanding NFTs

    Episode  |  October 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Gregory Bledsoe about NFTs and the future of transactions and authentication.

  • Episode 86: Pedal-Assisted Privacy

    Episode  |  September 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    health, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Shawn Powers about their various health-related gadgets, including trackers, ebikes, VR workouts, etc., and the ways we incorporate them into our lives.

  • Episode 85: Bufferbloat

    Episode  |  September 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 secs
    bufferbloat, networks, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Dave Taht about bufferbloat, latency, and the issues plaguing our networks.

  • Episode 84: Respect on the Web

    Episode  |  September 3rd, 2021  |  46 mins 13 secs
    algorithmicbias, internet, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk about respect on the web, including respecting your users, and algorithmic bias.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - September 3, 2021: Does fiduciary duty scale?

    Article  |  September 3rd, 2021
    real estate

    Our rundown on where tech and real estate collide.

  • Episode 83: Intent Broadcasting and the Real Estate Market

    Episode  |  August 27th, 2021  |  55 mins 49 secs
    intentcasting, real estate, technology

    Tune in to our new episode! Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Bill Wendel and Joyce Searls about where tech meets real estate, and how intentcasting could improve the market.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - August 27, 2021: Apple's Child Safety Policy

    Article  |  August 26th, 2021

    Listen to the screeching voices of the minority.

  • Episode 82: Apple’s Child Safety and the Screeching Voices of the Minority

    Episode  |  August 13th, 2021  |  55 mins 1 sec
    apple, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin about Apple’s new plans to monitor personal devices, and what it means for privacy, ownership, and setting precedence.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - August 12, 2021: Geeks at Home

    Article  |  August 12th, 2021
    By Katherine Druckman
    gear, technology, toys, work from home

    Our favorite gadgets, toys, and tools for working and playing from home.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - August 6, 2021: Pegasus, Stingrays, and Grindr, Oh My!

    Article  |  August 6th, 2021
    consent, pegasus, privacy, surveillance

    Thoughts on surveillance and consent