Harper Reed helped Barack Obama get re-elected, is a staunch defender of Internet freedom and believes that the whole discussion about data protection is completely overblown. He talked to Max Tholl about why we sell our privacy, the good intentions of the NSA and how Europe is hurting itself by overprotecting data.
With her online-newspaper “The Huffington Post”, journalist Arianna Huffington established herself as one of the world’s leading opinion makers. She explained Max Tholl and Florian Guckelsberger why we need to redefine success and why reading newspapers is part of our collective DNA.
Francis Fukuyama proclaimed “The End of History” and is one of the most prominent political theorists of our time. He sat down with Florian Guckelsberger to discuss why state power is the root of all evil, how the Occupy-movement failed to meet its goals and why the Internet is largely overrated.
Who needs a record company when you’ve got fans? With her crowdfunded album, Punk-Cabaret singer Amanda Palmer proved that the current music business is on its deathbed. She sat down with Max Tholl to talk about a new music ecosystem, writing a record on Twitter, and Miley Cyrus’s role model function.
Neelie Kroes is in charge of Europe’s Digital Agenda. The Vice-President of the European Commission explained Lars Mensel why she wasn’t shocked by the NSA revelations, how Europe can profit from its currency crisis and why we shouldn’t worry too much about Euroskeptics.
With “Skagboys” Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh returns to the anti-heroes of his debut book “Trainspotting”. He sat down with Max Tholl to talk about Margaret Thatcher’s legacy, fans slipping him drugs, gentlemen raves, and the “fucking big television”.