Episode

7/1 Brian Knappenberger: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Life and Legacy of Aaron Swartz

July 1, 2014

Director Brian Knappenberger, the director of The Internet’s Own Boy explains what drove Aaron Swartz, why Aaron asked radical questions and pushed for radical solutions, his shift from Silicon Valley to reform politics, how Aaron inspired Lawrence Lessig to work toward getting money out of politics, the draconian legal prosecution that Swartz faced, why there was not a large campaign to drop charges against Swartz, why Swartz was downloading documents from JSTOR and how the legal system drove Aaron to take his own life.

On The Fun Half:  the Governor of Maine Paul Lepage meets with Sovereign Citizens, Chris Christie is a bullshit artist, Men Rights advocates hold a “Mens Rights” conference, Fox News wonders if there is a “war on men” and your calls and IMs.

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