It was the largest short film festival in the world. A truly unique Australian media property. And then it all came to a crashing halt. In this special conversation on Download This Show, Polson opens up about how Tropfest has changed in the last year. He addresses accusations about whether Tropfest is a boys club and how they’re changing to face the future.
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Dan Harmon is the creator of acclaimed comedy shows like 'Community' and 'Rick and Morty'. He talks about why the move from traditional networks to streaming platforms has been great for tv creators. Harmon also explains why he treats his hugely popular podcast as form of therapy, why internet geek culture needs to grow up and - yes - it turns out he did have a hand in the new Marvel movie 'Dr Strange'.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, PayPal, E-Commerce, Wikileaks, Anonymous even LolCats would not exist without this man. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee created the web and irrevocably changed the course of humanity. He's been speaking in Australia and gave his one and only broadcast interview to Download This Show.
And if you'd like to know more on the topic of Net Neutrality, here's a piece I made for Hungry Beast in 2011