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Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives.

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Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives.

    What is the Future of the Australian Election?

    What is the Future of the Australian Election?

    Australia is famous for doing elections well, from the wholesome school hall set ups, to the much loved democracy sausage and of course scrutineering from the AEC - - its a pretty well oiled machine. But with technological advancements in e-voting, perhaps it's time we re-think how elections are run to make them more efficient and convenient. 
    This week we discuss electronic voting to online misinformation, counting machines to social media blackouts. Can we have convenience and our sausage too?

    • 28 min
    A Little Known Election with Big Consequences for the Internet

    A Little Known Election with Big Consequences for the Internet

    First up, how and why has TikTok become Google for Gen Z? 
    Plus, how an upcoming election at the UN could determine the future of the internet, the latest on Elon Musk's painful courtship with twitter and don't look up, NASA is about to go head to head with an asteroid.

    • 28 min
    Can Apple still impress us?

    Can Apple still impress us?

    When the big mobile phone manufacturers release a new phone, as Apple did this week, have we reached the limit of what we can expect? 
    Plus, big tech hits back at the federal government's localisation requirements for data storage. Does it matter where our data lives?

    And our panel has a go at redesigning MyGov.

    Guests

    Manal al-Sharif, author and presenter of the Tech4evil podcast 

    Josh Taylor, reporter at Guardian Australia

    • 28 min
    Would you trust a robot with your mental health?

    Would you trust a robot with your mental health?

    Cambridge research has found that a 60cm-tall humanoid called Nao helped children open up about feelings. Is there something in this for adults?

    • 28 min
    When will Australia ban petrol cars?

    When will Australia ban petrol cars?

    An unconventional piece of proposed technology that will change the accent of people in call centres has opened up a can of worms for where our prejudices and expectations lie ... and it's messy.
    And will there ever be a day when petrol fuelled vehicles are banned in Australia? One US state has already set a date.

    • 28 min
    Influencing influencers to stop misinformation

    Influencing influencers to stop misinformation

    TikTok has announced new steps to ensure influencers understand the rules around paid political ads. Could this be a model for countering misinformation?
    Plus, a social media giant has been accused of recording every single letter you type on your keyboard

    And Google wins in the High Court. 

    Guest

    Seamus Byrne, Head of Content at Byteside

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Jo565665 ,

Great presenters

Mark always has interesting guests who are well briefed.

KwistyAnne ,

Informative & relatable

An easy listen that really does focus on technology and culture. I love the focus on how technology impacts us in our world. A consistently great podcast- have been listening for a while now.

carmjvv ,

Great info

Love your show and all your tech stuff you talk about you guys give me so much info I need. Keep up the great work.
Oh here is one for you what or how do I access my photos on my iPhone and windows with out emailing myself the photos ? Thanks

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