The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 633 with Alex Winter

Episode Number: 633
Episode Guest: Alex Winter
Original Airdate: April 13, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Onnit, Life Below Zero, NatureBox, Stamps.com

Guest Bio: Alex Winter is a filmmaker and actor known best as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, from the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure franchise. His latest film Deep Web tells “the untold story of Bitcoin and The Silk Road” and is available on May 31, 2015 on Epix.

Topics Discussed:¬†How he got involved in the documentary; Napster; internet communities; online drug services; drugs should be legal; is piracy stealing; music and movie industries needing a new business model; need for more protection; privacy; the NSA; the war on drugs; addiction to money; the movie industry; Game of Thrones season five episodes leak early; need for businesses to evolve; creation of the Deep Web; Tor and Deep Web explanations; buying music in the past; The Rolling Stones; music sales; movie business and piracy; HBO doesn’t mind sharing or piracy; viral successes; Gangnam Style video; payola; radio DJs; Silk Road; drugs on Silk Road; police on Silk Road; having a false sense of security online; crooked DEA agents; Silk Road murder for hire; Dread Pirate Roberts (Ross William Ulbricht) case; fake murder for hire on Silk Road; how much on Silk Road was illegal; decentralized markets on Deep Web; editing the movie; communicating with Ross in prison; internet grassroot movements; how he feels when he finishes a film; sympathy from the police; how to use a Deep Web marketplace; decentralized marketplaces; 3D printing; Lars Ulrich and Napster; the future; virtual reality; the placebo effect; drug addiction; childhood trauma.

My Thoughts: Lots of Bitcoin and internet/Deep Web talk. They don’t talk about his acting at all. Interesting stuff, especially if you aren’t familiar with Tor, The Silk Road, and the Deep Web.

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