The Big Data podcast has released two episodes so far, but as a Kickstarter backer I’ve been able to listen ahead. I can tell you it’s a tremendously fun audio drama that informs and entertains throughout its 9 episode run. It features voice acting from a large cast that includes Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry), Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale), and Felix Trench (Zombies, Run!’s Phil Cheeseman) and the writing, directing and editing of multimedia hero Ryan Estrada.
As soon as I heard the true story of the seven keys to the internet, I knew that it would make an amazing series of heists. Did you know that IN REAL LIFE, in order to make sure no one country has too much control over the internet, there are seven people from seven parts of the world with keys to control it? They have to meet with those keys every three months in a steel cage covered in retinal scanners and earthquake sensors to do an elaborate ceremony that keeps the internet working. That is a real thing. And that’s just the BEGINNING of how it all works. This show is about what would happen if someone were to steal those keys. it’s a series of heists, taking place all over the world… ranging from hijacking top secret military satellites, to stealing a dude’s pants. It’s a story about how hacking affects our world… but without a single actual hacker anywhere to be found.
This is the good stuff, so don’t miss out on the most fun you can have learning about the weird way the internet is safeguarded.