Balancing privacy with mental health, plus second realms w/ j43

Wondering how to find the right balance of privacy and convenience, or struggling with the mental strain of a journey towards personal privacy? This episode, we’re sitting down with j43 to chat about the mental strain that can be caused by a journey towards privacy, and a deeper look at parallel economies or second realms.

Global surveillance, VPNs, and Tor w/ Smuggler

Wondering how global surveillance could realistically work, or how VPNs can play a role in your privacy? This episode, we’re sitting down with Smuggler to chat about global surveillance, a realistic look at VPNs (and Tor!), and his journey as a cypherpunk.

Transitioning to Linux and CalyxOS w/ Chris Blec

Wondering what it’s like to take the dive and switch to Linux and CalyxOS at once? How does the recent push for vaccine mandates impact our journey towards privacy? This episode, we’re sitting down with Chris Blec to chat about his journey to Linux and CalyxOS, security and privacy in cryptocurrency, our thoughts on the privacy implications of vaccine mandates, and much more.

Coreboot, FOSS firmware, Pop_OS!, and System76 w/ Jeremy Soller

Have you been thinking about switching to Linux for your daily driver, or wondering what Coreboot or open-source firmware are? This episode, we’re sitting down with Jeremy Soller to chat about System76, the company that makes my laptop (among others) and are behind Pop_OS!, a user-friendly Linux distribution.

Cryptoanarchy and freedom w/ Pavol Lupták

What is crypto-anarchy? How can I opt out if my country has become too authoritarian or dangerous to remain in? This episode, we’re sitting down with Pavol Lupták to chat about what crypto-anarchy is and why permanent residencies can be a way to physically (and financially) opt out of broken systems.

Sponsor Special w/ Alex from LocalMonero and AgoraDesk

What’s the best way to buy and sell Monero while maintaining personal privacy? This episode, we’re sitting down with Alex, co-founder of LocalMonero, the newest sponsor of Opt Out.

Sponsor Special w/ Vik Sharma from Cake Wallet

Wondering what mobile Monero wallet I use and recommend and why I chose to take Cake Wallet on as a sponsor? This episode, we’re sitting down with Vik Sharma, owner of Cake Wallet, the newest sponsor of Opt Out.

Decentralized and censorship-resistant messaging platforms w/ Sean O'Brien

Wondering what alternatives are available for Twitter or similar centralized and censored services? This episode, we’re sitting down with Sean O’Brien to chat about the need for decentralized and censorship-resistant micro-blogging and short messaging platforms.

Parallel econonomies and ethical Veksláks w/ Juraj Bednar

Where does privacy fit in to opting out of a broken (or breaking) economy or society? How can we build parallel economies using privacy tools? This episode, we’re sitting down Juraj Bednar to chat about his own personal privacy journey, how parallel economies can (and will!) work, and what role Bitcoin plays in building up a parallel economy around us.

PGP, Bitcoin, and Yunohost w/ Diverter

Ever wondered how you can easily self-host tools, or thought about hosting tools for friends or family to use? This episode, we’re sitting down Diverter to chat about his favorite hosting solution, Yunohost, the importance of hosting tools for friends, family, and online communities as Uncle Jim, and where Bitcoin fits into his toolkit.