The podcasts that got me into bitcoin
Before there was Let’s Talk Bitcoin, there was Agorist Radio….
A long time ago, I was browsing around the anarchist parts of the internet and stumbled upon a website calledAgoristRadio.com. The site was home to several podcasts with titles such as “Cypherpunkd”, “The Agorist Social Club”, “Coinbase”, and “Reality Exploit Roundtable”. Each podcast was hosted by Hiro White, the admin of the Agorist Radio website, with a slew of different guests and co-hostsincluding Indee, Plato, Smuggler, Voodoo, and Wiseguy. The topics they covered included 3D printing, cryptography, darknets, drones, surveillance technology, Temporary Autonomous Zones, and digital cash systemssuch as Loom, OpenTransctions, andbitcoin – among many other interesting topics.
Prior to listening to these podcasts, I had only heard of bitcoin in passing and never looked into it at all.After a month or two of binging on these podcasts, I was completely sold on bitcoin. The podcasts gave me more thanenough information to pique my interest, and further exploration on thebitcoin wikiled me deep down a rabbit hole that I have yet to emerge from.
By blind luck and sheer coincidence, since first discovering Agorist Radio I havehad the pleasure of meeting all of the hosts of Agorist Radio podcasts in person except Plato (who I believe is still around in the online bitcoin communities) andSmuggler(who I hear is going to be speaking at theHackers Congress in Praguethis October, so there might still be a chance!). They are all super smart, super nice guys to whom I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude for producing these great podcasts and turning me on to bitcoin.
Without further adieu, please enjoy my collection of the complete*Agorist Radio catalogue:
Listen closely -you might just recognize a familiar voice on a few of them 😉
* I believe Ihaveevery episode of every Agorist Radio podcast ever published online, but if I’m missing any and you have a copy, please let me knowso I can make a copy and add it to the archive.org collection!
Source: Coin Desk