A Rebel’s Guide to the Gig Economy – Ep 1: What is the Gig Economy?

A Rebel’s Guide to the Gig Economy is a series of podcasts by journalist Ben Wray and researcher Marini Thorne which gets behind the tech jargon and the CEO propaganda to examine the reality of work in the gig economy and look at how gig workers can challenge the power of their algorithmic bosses.

In this first episode, Ben and Marini explain the thinking behind the series and answer the question: what actually is the gig economy?

Upcoming episodes:

Part 1: The labour process

Ep 2: Why are gig workers paid per task?

Ep 3: What is the algorithm?

Part 2: Myth busting the gig economy

Ep 4: Are gig workers really their own boss?

Ep 5: is gig work really flexible?

Ep 6: is the gig economy really “a godsend” for women?

Ep 7: is platform work good for ethnic minorities?

Part 3: Power and the gig economy

Ep 8: What makes platforms powerful

Ep 9: Why do platforms struggle to turn a profit?

Ep 10: Why should gig workers join a union?

Ep 11: How do gig workers get power over their data?

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