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 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.

  • Episode 117: Thrivacy

    Episode  |  July 8th, 2022  |  49 mins 12 secs
    decentralization, identity, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Gordon Jones and Erica Barnette about Thrivacy, their new digital wallet for private, verifiable credentials.

  • Episode 116: The state of the CMS vs Silos

    Episode  |  June 24th, 2022  |  53 mins 23 secs
    cms, drupal, open source, technology

    Tune in to our new episode! Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Adam Bergstein about the evolution of CMSes, the current landscape, and how they fit in with today’s siloed web.

  • Episode 115: Geeks in Space

    Episode  |  June 17th, 2022  |  58 mins 42 secs
    space, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Paul Bailey of Cognitive Space about open source code, aerospace engineering, managing satellites, and the space shuttle! Listen to the end for your next weekend project.

  • Episode 114: Ethical Advertising

    Episode  |  June 10th, 2022  |  58 mins 53 secs
    advertising, privacy, technology

    Tune in to our new episode! Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin of Purism about how to advertise without being creepy.

  • Episode 113: Authentic Users and Data

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 18 mins
    cryptography, identity, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Dave Huseby of Cryptid.tech about pseudonymous authentication and verifiable data.

  • Episode 112: Pseudonymous Authentication for Twitter

    Episode  |  May 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 29 mins
    identity, open source, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Kyle Rankin talk to Dave Huseby about his new approach to pseudonymous user authentication.

  • Episode 111: Peer-to-Peer Messaging with Quiet

    Episode  |  May 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 mins
    messaging, privacy, security, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin and Holmes Wilson about Quiet, a Tor-based peer-to-peer messaging project.

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