Surprisingly Free | Insights and Advice From The Best

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A weekly podcast featuring in-depth discussions with an eclectic mix of authors, academics, and entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, policy, and economics.



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Adam Thierer, senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses his latest book Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom.
Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, discusses how Overstock.com became one of the first online retail stores to accept Bitcoin. Byrne provides insight into how Bitcoin lowers transaction costs, making it beneficial to both retailers and consumers,
Jeff Garzik, senior software engineer at Bitpay and one of Bitcoin's core developers, discusses the future of Bitcoin. Garzik talks with us about what it's like to be a developer for Bitcoin; how to make the cryptocurrency more secure; what Bitcoin dev...
Shane Greenstein, Kellogg Chair in Information Technology at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, discusses his recent paper, Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia ,
Ladar Levison, founder of encrypted email service Lavabit, discusses recent government action that led him to shut down his firm. When it was suspected that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden used Lavabit's email service,
Gina Keating, author of Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs, discusses the startup of Netflix and their competition with Blockbuster.
Timothy Ravich, a board certified aviation lawyer in private practice and an adjunct professor of law at the Florida International University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law, discusses the future of unmanned aerial system (UAS),
Timothy Ravich, a board certified aviation lawyer in private practice and an adjunct professor of law at the Florida International University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law, discusses the future of unmanned aerial system (UAS),
W. Patrick McCray, author of The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future, tells the story of these modern utopians who predicted that their technologies could transform society as hum...
Alex Tabarrok, author of the ebook Launching The Innovation Renaissance: A New Path to Bring Smart Ideas to Market Fast discusses America's declining growth rate in total factor productivity, what this means for the future of innovation,
Paul J. Heald, professor of law at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, discusses his new book "Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain? Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension." -
Marc Hochstein on bitcoin April 16, 2013
Marc Hochstein, Executive Editor of American Banker, a leading media outlet covering the banking and financial services community, discusses bitcoin.
Andy Greenberg, technology writer for Forbes and author of the new book This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information, discusses the rise of the cypherpunk movement, how it led to Wikileaks,
Joshua Gans, professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and author of the new book Information Wants to be Shared, discusses modern media economics, including how books, movies, music,
Sean Flaim, an attorney focusing on antitrust, intellectual property, cyberlaw, and privacy, discusses his new paper "Copyright Conspiracy: How the New Copyright Alert System May Violate the Sherman Act," recently published in the New York University Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law.
Susan W. Brenner, associate dean and professor of law at the University of Dayton School of Law, discusses her new paper published in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology entitled "Cyber-threats and the Limits of Bureaucratic Control."
Marvin Ammori, a fellow at the New American Foundation and author of the new book "On Internet Freedom," explains his view of how the First Amendment applies the Internet through the lens of constitutional law and real world case studies.
Joe Karaganis, vice president at the American Assembly at Columbia University, discusses the relationship between digital convergence and cultural production in the realm of online piracy.
Is geek culture sexist? Joseph Reagle, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Northeastern University and author of a new paper entitled, "Free as in Sexist? Free culture and the gender gap," returns to Surprisingly Free to address geek feminism and the technology gender gap.