Radio Free Culture

Series produced by WFMU

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Image by: Adam Bowie via flickr 

Radio Free Culture is a weekly program that explores digital culture and the arts.

Hosted by various WFMU personalities, Radio Free Culture is a weekly program that explores digital culture, net neutrality, piracy, the broadcast spectrum, digital rights, and archives and libraries in the internet age. We'll be interviewing some of the nation's key figures at the intersection of music, multimedia, and digital technology.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. All music on the show can be found in the Free Music Archive. A new episode comes out every Thursday morning here on PRX, in WFMU's podcast archive and on iTunes.


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Caption: Brewster Kahle at Free Bitflows Conference, Credit: http://future-nonstop.org
WFMU's Station Manager Ken Freedman interviews Brewster Kahle, Founder of Archive.org

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: MP3 - The Meaning of a Format
WFMU's Benjamen Walker interviews author and academic Jonathan Sterne on the meaning of the MP3.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 58:53
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Caption: Casey Rae-Hunter, Credit: Image from sockmonkeysound.com
The Future of Music Coalition's Casey Rae joins the Free Music Archive's Jason Sigal and a panel of music bloggers to discuss the future of MP3 blogs.

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 56:52
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Can Open Source Technology Save Music? A conversation with Jesse von Doom & Maggie Vail of CASH Music

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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 54:28
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How are today's musicians earning money? Thanks to the Future of Music Coalition's pioneering Artist Revenue Streams project, we finally have some ...

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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 01:01:45
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The title of this panel comes from the always provocative Neil Young but this is not another debate about the morality of piracy. Anna Troberg (Swe...

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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:32
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Join Andrea and her Grandma Phyllis for Radio Passover. While the two munch matza and bitter herbs, they'll present a selection of stories about th...

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  • Added: May 14, 2013
  • Length: 58:27
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Using live-steaming technology, Tim Pool involves his viewers in his reporting process live from the sites of protests around the world, and uses a...

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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 01:03:09
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WFMU's Radiovision Festival reminds us again of the many ways old fashioned radio is still powerful, connected, and intertwined with the dreams and...

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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 58:13
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Multi award-winning producer and sound artist Francesca Panetta joins Radio Free Culture to discuss Hackney Hear, the winner of this year's Prix Eu...

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  • Added: May 14, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
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WFMU's Liz Berg interviews Elliot Harmon about the current state of affairs at Creative Commons. This is the first part of a two-part interview.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 25:32
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WFMU's Liz Berg interviews Elliot Harmon about the new suite of Creative Commons licenses and a recent run-in with the German courts. This is the s...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 26:30
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Caption: Waylon Thornton, Credit: http://waylonthornton.tumblr.com/
How Kardashian Sisters Helped Musician Waylon Thronton Buy a Hearse

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 15:39
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Caption: Piano roll of a George Gershwin performance, at Michael Simon's office
The player piano's legacy on our culture, music and copyright. Featuring interviews with David Suisman, Lisa Gitelman, and Michael Simon. Host/prod...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 43:31
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Caption: MIDI
The player piano's influence on digital music, including MIDI, Super MIDI, Black MIDI, MIDI-powered automata and mechanical pop. Featuring intervie...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 43:08
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Caption: The inside of the Audio Relay Unit., Credit: Brennan McGaffey
For this episode we spoke with FMA Artist Jeff Kolar about Radius. Radius is an experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago, IL. We'll d...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 22:20
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Caption: "Orphanage No. 3" Moscow, Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Modified w/text., Credit: Uknown.
Liz Berg interviews John Bergmayer about orphaned works.

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
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Caption: "Transmitters-5" 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr., Credit: Adam Bowie
For this episode, WFMU's Liz Berg spoke with Cheyenne Hohman, current Director of the Free Music Archive, about what's coming up for the FMA in the...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 19:18
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Caption: Kevin MacLeod, CC-BY composer. Photo courtesy of Ryan Camarda.
In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, current Director of the Free Music Archive, spoke with Kevin MacLeod about composing music, why he chooses to sha...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 21:39
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