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Talk of Today Sam Barton

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Explore developments in the world and what they could mean for our future with Sam Barton.

    Julian Assange & Freedom of Expression with Human Rights Advocate Chamira Gamage

    Julian Assange & Freedom of Expression with Human Rights Advocate Chamira Gamage

    Chamira Gamage is a Human Rights Advocate at Amnesty International who has been instrumental in campaigning and lobbying for the Assange campaign globally. He has taken a complex and at times unpopular case and ensured it was being given the attention it deserves, based on the core principles press freedom, freedom of expression, and the impact it has on us all, both now and in the future. Chamira is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Thinkrs, a critical thinking Chrome Extension and soon to come News App, which helps users consider context as they read in to help them be better informed.
    We cover: 
    Chamira's backgroundThe backstory of Julian Assange and WikileaksHow has Assange been treatedWhy does this matter to all of usWhat can we do
    EPISODE LINKS
    Chamira on TwitterAmnesty International's petitionWrite to the WhitehouseLetter to Australian Prime Minister Scott MorrisonThinkrs.io
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Quantum Internet with Dr. Peter Rohde

    The Quantum Internet with Dr. Peter Rohde

    Dr. Peter Rohde is an ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Quantum Software & Information at the University of Technology Sydney. Peter is also a mountaineer, musician, cryptoanarchist, and author of the recently released book "The Quantum Internet".
    EPISODE LINKS:
    The Quantum Internet‍Peter's websitePeter's Twitter
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Patterns of Creation with Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta

    Patterns of Creation with Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta

    Tyson Yunkaporta is an Australian academic, arts critic, researcher, and member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He recently started the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, which is focused on applying Indigenous thinking to issues that complexity scientists and technologists are currently working on across domains including economics, governance, evolutionary dynamics, cognition, and the environment. Tyson is also the author of the world-view reconfiguring book 'Sand Talk' which served as the basis of our conversation. In the book, Tyson explores our global systems from an Aboriginal perspective and how this viewpoint could help us resolve some of the complex sustainability issues facing our world.
    In our conversation we cover:
    The indigenous notion of story and the problem with the narrative at the heart of Western civilisationThe value in true diversity, identity, and placeViolence and the need for its integration in societyWhy instead of pursuing growth we should seek 'increase'The need for humanity to retake our place as custodians of the land we're connected to.
    EPISODE LINKS
    Tyson's Deakin University pageBook: Sand Talk‍Tyson's Podcast: The Other OthersVideo: Why the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab matters
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The LBRY of the World with Jeremy Kauffman

    The LBRY of the World with Jeremy Kauffman

    Jeremy is CEO of LBRY, a blockchain based protocol which is aiming to do what bitcoin has done for money for publishing. In that, rather than relying upon third parties to aggregate and distribute content, library has built a technology that allows this to be done peer to peer without fear of censorship or demonetisation. He's also CEO of Odyssee, a youtube-like video streaming platform built on LBRY technology. 
    EPISODE LINKS:
    Jeremy on TwitterLBRY.comOdysee.com
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    • 53 min
    The New Liberals of Australia with Victor Kline

    The New Liberals of Australia with Victor Kline

    Victor Kline is the Party Leader of the New Liberals in Australia. He's a Sydney based barrister specialising in the area of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Law. He's founder and director of the The Refugee Law Project as well as editor of the Federal Court Reports and Federal Law Reports.
    We cover:
    The need for an Independent Commission Against Corruption with teethThe moral crisis of our immigration policies and some potential solutionsAustralia's vast potential as an energy superpowerBrain drain, the crippling of Australian universities, and getting back on track to becoming the 'smart country'The plans the New Liberals have and the challenges they face.Why Climate inaction is actually unAustralian
    EPISODES LINKS:
    The New Liberals' WebsiteVictor on TwitterNew Liberals on Twitter
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Universal Basic Income & Property Rights with Prof. Karl Widerquist

    Universal Basic Income & Property Rights with Prof. Karl Widerquist

    In this episode I am once again joined by philosopher and economist Prof. Karl Widerquist, professor of philosophy at Georgetown University in Qatar.
    He was co-founder of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, the first Basic Income network in the United States, and was also co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network from 2008-2017.
    He's recently coauthored a several of books, two of which served as the basis of our discussion. These are The Prehistory of Private Property which debunks three false claims commonly accepted by contemporary political philosophers regarding property systems, and the book Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy which explores how philosophers use and perpetuate myths about prehistory. While there's barely any mention of universal basic income in these texts, the conclusions that lead from them can be seen to be strongly support a social program like UBI.
    LinksKarl on TwitterKarl's WebsitePrehistory of Private PropertyPrehistoric Myths in Modern Political PhilosophyIndependence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No (Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee)
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    • 2 hr 16 min

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