Jamie King

Jamie King

Creating the STEAL THIS SHOW podcast.

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About Jamie King

'They stole our revolution. Now we're stealing it back.'

Thanks for checking in on our Patreon! Whether you become a supporter or not, you help the show by listening and of course, sharing!

Our first wave of supporters has helped us upgrade our equipment, give a well-deserved raise to our editor, and start transcriptions of the whole of Season Two (a big job!) This amazing group of people has helped us take the show to its third season -- an opportunity I really wasn't expecting. I plan to make the most of it!

With your help we can think bigger, and go further.  STEAL THIS SHOW could have an important place in today's media landscape. Let me try to explain my vision, and why I think this show is worth your support. 

Tech companies today's new superpowers. They dominate how we interact with each other and see the world. Facebook controls social media, Google owns search and email, Amazon runs cloud hosting, Apple and Google control our phones. And the internet we all rely on functions by monetizing the surveillance of billions of people - monetizing the stuff our lives are made of. The tools that promised to increase our potential to create, share and distribute, that offered us unimaginable freedom online, are now also powerful mechanisms for authoritarianism and control. And the agendas of these huge tech companies - Big Social, Big Content, Big Data - have actually started to drive us apart, quantifying and filtering us into bubbles that are hard to get out of. We're in a precarious situation, to put it mildly. 

But this isn't the whole story. We have our own agendas.The original spirit of the net is still here, and even the hugest, most Behemothic platforms are having unexpected effects that can open up new opportunities and places to act.

From P2P technologies like BitTorrent and Bitcoin, to people who see and use technology in a different way, who work towards different outcomes, STEAL THIS SHOW brings you stories of an information revolution that still has the potential create the world we want - from pirates, technologists, renegade thinkers, idealists and media radicals.

Sounds ambitious? We're doing it anyway. Join us and help us make it real.
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When we hit this goal we'll produce a transcript for every show and share it with all patrons.
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