The 404 1,289: Where Alex Winter gets us Downloaded (podcast)
We're talking with documentary filmmaker Alex Winter about his new movie about the rise and fall of Napster called "Downloaded." We'll talk about the road to making it and all the characters that make up the continuing story of Napster.
Our guest on today's episode is Alex Winter. You might recognize him as Ted from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," but you might not know that he's also a documentary filmmaker. His latest project is a story about the rise and fall of Napster called "Downloaded."
It traces the history of the file-sharing service but it also looks at the industry waves it caused in its aftermath, leading up to Spotify and iTunes as it exists today.
We'll talk with Alex about the road to making the movie, his introduction to Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, our collected personal history with group sharing, and all the characters that make up the continuing story of Napster.