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A dark room with a light shining on a computer.

Sam Bent, a.k.a. DoingFedTime, brings us a story of what it was like being a darknet market vendor.


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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Assembled by Tristan Ledger.

Episode artwork by odibagas.

Mixing by Proximity Sound.

Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.


Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, Zoom Podtrak P4, Sony MDR7506, in the Hindenburg editor.



JACK: Hey! Hi, I’m Jack, and I’m back. I took a three-month break; I really needed it, but it’s springtime now, so yeah, it’s time to come out of hibernation and get back to work, so let’s do this. Oh, and from now on, you can expect new episodes of the show to come out on the first Tuesday of every month. [INTRO MUSIC] In this episode, we get into a story about darknet marketplaces. That means listener discretion is advised. We’re certainly gonna get into drugs this episode and who knows what else, so let’s just say this one is rated R, and this is your warning.

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