History Club Podcast: Can one billionaire fix the Internet?

Mar 24 History Club Jason steinhauer

A conversation with Project Liberty founder, and former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Frank McCourt

Long-time subscribers will recall that in September 2021, I recorded a podcast episode live from New York City at an event called “Unfinished Live.”

At the time I knew little about Unfinished, the nonprofit entity hosting the event. But at the conference, which occurred on the far west side of Manhattan in a venue called “The Shed,” I got a glimpse into what they were building.

Unfinished was, then, a nascent community of practitioners and scholars interested in fixing what they termed a “broken” Internet. The very architecture of our digital world needed mending, the argument went, and Unfinished would take the lead in mending it. At the heart of the effort was an initiative called Project Liberty.

Read Jason’s full piece and listen to the podcast episode here. You can learn more about OUR BIGGEST FIGHT: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital Age on ourbiggestfight.com.

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