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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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    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

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

    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

    Subprime gadgets

    Subprime gadgets

    Today for my podcast, I read Subprime gadgets, originally published in my Pluralistic blog: 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 on April 11 in Boston with Randall Munroe, on April 12th in Providence, Rhode Island, then onto... more

    The Majority of Censorship is Self-Censorship

    The Majority of Censorship is Self-Censorship

    Today for my podcast, I read The majority of censorship is self-censorship, originally published in my Pluralistic blog. It’s a breakdown of Ada Palmer’s excellent Reactor essay about the modern and historical context of censorship. I recorded this on a day when I was home between book-tour stops (I’m out with my new techno crime-thriller,... more

    How I Got Scammed

    How I Got Scammed

    Today for my podcast, I read How I Got Scammed, originally published in my Pluralistic blog. It’s a story of how the attacker has to get lucky once, while the defender has to never make a single mistake. This is my last podcast before I take off for my next book-tour, for my new novel,... more

    My Marshall McLuhan Lecture on enshittification from Berlin’s transmediale conference

    My Marshall McLuhan Lecture on enshittification from Berlin’s transmediale conference

    Last week, I traveled to Berlin to give the annual Marshall McLuhan lecture to open the Transmediale festival. I gave the talk to a full house at the Canadian embassy, and the embassy was kind enough to upload their video of the speech. This podcast is a rip of the audio from that Youtube video.... more

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 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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