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The Julian Assange Show: Cypherpunks

Dur­ing 2012, Julian Assange hosted an 11-episode talk show, The Julian Assange Show, on the Eng­lish lan­guage news net­work Rus­sia Today. (Rus­sia Today was started in 2005 by Vladimir Putin with the explicit pur­pose of pro­mot­ing the Kremlin’s line to the English-speaking world.)

Episode eight of the series was Cypher­punks, a live, in-person con­ver­sa­tion with three “vir­tu­oso geek activists” from “the move­ment that spawned Wik­iLeaks,” in Assange’s words. His three guests were Andy Muller-Maguhn (Ger­many), Jere­mie Zim­mer­mann (France), and Jacob Appel­baum (United States).

The full ver­sion of the episode is avail­able in two parts, here and here.