The Techdirt Podcast: Greatest Hits!

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We’re taking Thanksgiving week off from the podcast, which means our 100th episode is coming next Tuesday — and it includes a special guest and an important announcement, so you won’t want to miss it! But in the mean time, we thought it might be fun to revisit some of our post popular episodes from the past year.

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First up in our greatest hits tour, we head all the way back to last December for one of our most popular episodes, in which we posed and discussed a simple-but-not-so-simple question: how much surveillance is acceptable? Though many people have a knee-jerk response of “none”, even staunch surveillance critics like us recognize that the issue is a little bit more nuanced than that.

After a few weeks off for the holidays, we came back with another extra-popular episode looking at the tech world’s biggest industry show: The CES Post-Mortem. If you want to relive those innocent halcyon days of last January and its fresh crop of new gadgets, give it a listen.

Jump ahead to March, and we’ve got a hit episode with guest Marvin Ammori, a lawyer and civil liberties advocate, and good friend of the Techdirt community. The discussion was focused on net neutrality and, more specifically, the games like “zero rating” that providers play to get around it.

Next, in April, lots of listeners tuned in for an important and excellent two-part discussion with Justin Peters, author of a book all about the life of Aaron Swartz and his fight for internet freedom. The first part of the discussion focused on the free culture movement and the values that Aaron dedicated his life to:

Then, in part two, the discussion turned to focus on Aaron himself and what he meant to the people that knew him (and plenty that didn’t):

Finally, in August, we featured a long discussion full of the sort of insights and details that we are proud to offer but that you won’t find too often when other media outlets discuss the story: an interview with Ira Rothkin, the lawyer defending Kim Dotcom and Artem Vaulin. Whatever you may think of Dotcom, the discussion sheds critical light on the many injustices that have been perpetrated in the government’s obsessive quest to bring him down at the behest of the entertainment industry.

And that about wraps it up. There are lots of other great episodes to revisit if you need more — otherwise, we hope this tides you over until our special 100th episode announcement next week!

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