Today on Press Play, the US lost to Germany in the latest World Cup match, but will still move on to the group of 16. Then, California continues to lose TV and movie production to other states with better incentives. But a new piece of proposed legislation would try and stanch the bleeding. Next, a look at how a six-volume, fictionalized memoir from Norway has captured the imaginations of readers across the world. Who is Karl Ove Knaussgard? Then, an interview with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger about his new film, “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.” Swartz was an internet pioneer, but took his own life at the age of 26 amidst a government investigation. Finally, a new report on weaponized drone use warns that the wars of the future could last forever.
World Cup Prospects, Runaway Production and a Drone Forever War
From this Episode:
World Cup Winners and Losers
The US squared off against Germany today and the team’s World Cup life was on the line. And while the US lost the game, they also… won? The complicated rules of the...
7 min, 25 sec
For the first time ever, more TV pilots were filmed in New York than Los Angeles. Meanwhile, California is mulling over new incentives in an attempt to keep productions...
9 min, 24 sec
Who is Karl Ove Knaussgard?
The literary darling of the summer is a dark and brooding author from Norway. Karl Ove Knaussgard has written an opus about his life that readers have found excruciatingly...
8 min, 20 sec
The Internet’s Own Boy
The name Aaron Swartz may not ring a bell for most. But for the developer community, Swartz was a hero. He created the prototype for Wikipedia and helped create RSS feeds....
13 min, 57 sec