The 9pm Hacker History and Looming Election Doomscape with Greg Muller

Greg Muller with a background of shrubbery. (Photo: Supplied)

The autumn series of The 9pm Edict continues with special guest Greg Muller, a journalist who’s produced, among many things, the podcast documentary series Motherlode, It’s about the early computer hacking scene and the origin story of Julian Assange.

We talk about Motherlode and hacking and Mr Assange and WikiLeaks. Obviously. But we also cover the nature of journalism, arsonists, the separation of church and state, sound design, Donald Trump, the Pentagon Papers, and of course Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese and the forthcoming federal election.

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CONVERSATION TOPIC: Christopher Neal.

THREE TRIGGER WORDS: Elana Mitchell, John Lindsay, Jonathan Ferguson, Peter Lieverdink, Phillip Merrick, Sheepie, and one person who chooses to remain anonymous.

ONE TRIGGER WORD: Andrew Kennedy, Bruce Hardie, Daniel Dwyer, Dave Gaukroger, Frank Filippone, Joanna Forbes, Joop de Wit, Mark Newton, Michael Cowley, Nicole Coombe, Paul Williams, Peter Blakeley, Peter Blakeley, Peter Sandilands, Ric Hayman, Tim Johns, and two people who choose to remain anonymous.

FOOT SOLDIERS FOR MEDIA FREEDOM who gave a SLIGHTLY LESS BASIC TIP: Ben Moretti, Bob Ogden, Bob Ogden, Brent Spargo, David Heath, Errol Cavit, Garth Kidd, Jamie Morrison, Katrina Szetey, Kimberley Heitman, Matt Arkell, Michael Keating, Michael Strasser, Oliver Townshend, Paul McGarry, Peter McCrudden, Sam Spackman, Samara Smith, Susan Rankin, Tim Bell, and two people who choose to remain anonymous.

MEDIA FREEDOM CITIZENS who contributed a BASIC TIP: Brenton Realph, Ron Lowry, and one person who chooses to remain anonymous.

And another four people chose to have no reward, even though some of them were the most generous of all. Thank you all so much.

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