One day Connor Tumbleson got an email saying his identity has been stolen. And this was one of the strangest days he’s ever had.
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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.
Assembled by Tristan Ledger.
Sound design by Garrett Tiedemann.
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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.
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JACK: I remember this one time I really botched a job interview. I was young, in my early twenties, and I applied to do surveillance at a casino. You know, the eye in the sky; watch twenty monitor screens at once and try to find someone cheating or stealing things in the casino and then call the security guards on them? Well, I got an interview with the head of casino security, and things were going well. We hit it off and he liked my resume, but then he asked me one last question. [MUSIC] If you saw me stealing in the casino, would you turn me in? Now, I was dumbfounded by this question. What is this, some kind of ethics test? I mean, he’s the head of security. If I saw him stealing, who would I even report it to? I was baffled on how to answer this. But I wanted this job bad, and so, I did a whole bunch of mental gymnastics to try to read his face and see what answer he wanted. I mean, the first thing that popped into my mind was that quote from the Godfather. Here, listen.