2 Girls 1 Podcast: DARKNET DIARIES


‘Darknet Diaries’ podcast tells the true tales of hackers, heists, and digital espionage

'True stories from the dark side of the Internet.'


Matt Silverman

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 20, 2020   Updated on Jul 20, 2020, 6:31 am CDT

This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen talk with Jack Rhysider, the creator and host of the hit podcast Darknet Diaries which tells “true stories from the dark side of the Internet.”

Or as we like to call it: This American Life for hackers.

Rhysider worked in information security (infosec) and was searching for a podcast that tells the stories of hackers and digital heists. It didn’t exist, so he made his own.

These days, thousands of listeners love his meticulously crafted stories about penetration testers, video game hacks gone very wrong, and how digital activists take down the corporations and politicians they despise.

Rhysider tells us about the fascinating worlds of botnet rentals, discount internet pizza, ’90s Web art, and drone warfare over Chinese pig farms.

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*First Published: Jul 20, 2020, 6:30 am CDT