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Articles, speeches, stories and novels by an award-winning science fiction writer, read aloud in small regular chunks

Podcast – Cory Doctorow's craphound.com Cory Doctorow

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Articles, speeches, stories and novels by an award-winning science fiction writer, read aloud in small regular chunks

    My 2004 Microsoft DRM Talk

    My 2004 Microsoft DRM Talk

    This week on my podcast, I read my Microsoft DRM talk, first delivered 20 years and one day ago in Redmond, Washington. It was a viral hit in the nascent blogosphere and became a defining document in the fight against DRM. Greetings fellow pirates! Arrrrr! I’m here today to talk to you about copyright, technology... more

    Against Lore

    Against Lore

    This week on my podcast, I read Against Lore, a recent piece from my Pluralistic blog/newsletter, about writing and the benefits of nebulously defined backstories. Warning: the last few minutes of this essay contain spoilers for Furiosa. In the recording, I give lots of warning so you can switch off when they come up. One... more

    Wanna Make Big Tech Monopolies Even Worse? Kill Section 230

    Wanna Make Big Tech Monopolies Even Worse? Kill Section 230

    Today for my podcast, I read Wanna Make Big Tech Monopolies Even Worse? Kill Section 230, my EFF Deeplinks Blog post on the competition aspects of sunsetting Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: In an age of resurgent anti-monopoly activism, small online communities, either standing on their own, or joined in loose “federations,” are... more

    No One Is the Enshittifier of Their Own Story

    No One Is the Enshittifier of Their Own Story

    No One Is the Enshittifier of Their Own Story Today for my podcast, I read No One Is the Enshittifier of Their Own Story , my latest Locus Magazine column, about the microfoundations of enshittification: Therein lies the tale. The same people, running the same companies, are all suddenly behaving very differently. They haven’t all... more

    Precaratize Bosses

    Precaratize Bosses

    Today for my podcast, I read Precaratize Bosses, a recent essay from my Pluralistic.net newsletter. I recorded this on a day when I was home between book-tour stops (I’m out with my new techno crime-thriller, The Bezzle). Catch me this Thursday (May 2) in Winnipeg with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, then in Calgary... more

    Capitalists Hate Capitalism

    Capitalists Hate Capitalism

    Today for my podcast, I read Capitalists Hate Capitalism, my latest column from Locus Magazine. It’s a meditation on the difference between feudalism and capitalism, and how to know which one you’re living under. I recorded this on a day when I was home between book-tour stops (I’m out with my new techno crime-thriller, The... more

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Biggles96 ,

Finally someone explains HOW Big Tech got so bad….

For all the moaning and complaining from both the Left and the Right about how bad Big Tech is and how has too much control over our lifes, there is precious little understanding (let alone clear explanations that a lay audience can understand) about just how big tech got that way and the laws and regulations the perpetuate that system. Enter Cory Doctorow. I have not encountered another journalist / commentator in mainstream media or otherwise who lays out such a clear and cogent case of for how Big Tech companies achieved hegemony by using the same practices that their corporate lawyers and lobbyists will sue or legislate out of existence. Far from going off on some diffuse anti-capitalist screed (you know the kind that manage to throw out the terms racism, colonialism, and capitalism in the same sentence with a kind of “case closed” attitude), Cory utilizes specific concrete examples of the practices, laws, and regulations that he is criticizing along with equally specific policy recommendations. This guy is a gem, and his work deserves much wider distribution, given how the subject matter he discusses impacts us all.

Screemin ,

Unintentionally Binged

Cory's perspective and his factual data that back his uncommon/thought provoking stories are unprecedented. He's awesome and when I accidentally stumbled across his podcast, i was just about to do some chores that id been putting off for way too long; the chores ended up getting put off again!

Hillhippie ,

Love

I’m not sure how I found this podcast but I am so glad I did. I just love Corey’s personality and his perspectives. This podcast led me to read walkaway, which is the first fiction book I have read in 10 years. (I real a lot of non fiction). I’m hooked for life and forever a true fan. I just ordered 3 more of his books. Keep up the amazing work my friend

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