Several years ago, we were one of the first shows to begin experimenting with LBRY, the decentralized, blockchain-based media protocol. Over the last year LBRY launched a front-end site, Odysee to compete with centralized video services like YouTube. The move was well-timed as last year YouTube went even more control-freak than before and began cracking down on any channels criticizing or questioning the government gang's position on COVID. As a result, content creators who care about freedom of speech and who want to protect their content from takedowns have been moving to the uncensorable Odysee, which is now a top 2,500 website in the world, according to web ranking site Alexa.
With LBRY's easy-to-use YouTube Partner Program, people with YouTube channels can easily copy all their existing content to LBRY/Odysee and any subsequent uploads will be automatically synced up. We have been doing this for years now so when/if YouTube shuts down our channel - and we've already gotten two strikes this year - our content is protected.
As of a couple of weeks ago, we began to test Odysee's new live video streaming service. It's in beta and while the streaming itself isn't yet decentralized, the archive video that results is. Any time we are streaming live to LBRY/Odysee, you will see the live stream link at the top of our Odysee channel here. If you haven't yet, please sign up for an account and follow the FTL channel! Plus, if you enjoy Free Keene's content, you can also follow the FK channel here.
We are still streaming on several centralized streaming options, which you can see listed here, however any of those can be taken offline anytime. None are true free speech platforms like LBRY/Odysee. Our stream there has a chat function and it looks great - so give it a try! Just look for the live stream option on our Odysee channel between 7 and 10 pm Eastern every night!
In other news, LRN.FM has added two new podcasts, "Break the Cycle with Joshua Smith" and "Digital Cash Network". See our full program guide for details here.
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