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Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes Monday through Friday.

In-Depth Series

10 buck review : 2

There are hundreds of movies out there. Many of them cost 20 dollars new. But there are gems to be found under the 10 dollar price point. Join us as we search through the 10 dollar and under movies in search of the ones worth owning. We are not paid critics just people who love movies.

5150 Shades of Beer : 6

FiftyOneFifty leads this open series on all aspects of the Beer.

A Little Bit of Python : 13

Full podcast title is "A Little Bit of Python". The protagonists on the show are: * Michael Foord (me, author of IronPython in Action and maintainer of unittest) * Andrew Kuchling (creator of PyCrypto and one of the webmasters) * Steve Holden (PSF chairman) * Dr. Brett Cannon (author of importlib amongst other things) * Jesse Noller (maintainer of multiprocessing) Intro at:

Accessibility : 10

Shows about tearing down the barriers for our fellow hackers.

All songs Considered : 9

A Collection of Songs by various artists

Bash Scripting : 10

This is an open series in which Hacker Public Radio Listeners can share their Bash scripting knowledge and experience with the community. General programming topics and Bash commands are explored along with some tutorials for the complete novice.

Codecs : 4

Klaatu talks about codecs

Copy Fight : 5

threethirty discuss' copyright DRM and other things

Databases : 3

This series will attempt to discuss various different aspects of Database design and operation.

Demo or Bust 2010 : 6

dedicated to narrating the construction of a demo. If you'd like to see video of this episode you may at youtube username assemblyassembly

Exchanging Data : 2

This podcast is the first in a series about accessing the data you have on your web site in any number of other locations. These can be other web sites or apps running on your mobile phone. Over the next few episodes, I will describe the different formats used for sharing your data, what goes into building the web application that serves up your data, how to access your data from other locations such as other web sites or mobile apps, and, finally, I will talk briefly on how to make something like this scale to support higher load demands.

Filesystems : 11

In this series JWP explores various different filesystems.

Freedom is not Free : 5

Freedom is not Free


FSCONS is the Nordic countries' largest gathering for free culture, free software and a free society. The conference is organised yearly with 250-300 participants primarily from northern Europe. The main organiser is the Society for Free Culture and Software.

Full Circle Podcast : 17

Full Circle is a free, independent, magazine dedicated to the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems. Each month, it contains helpful how-to articles and reader submitted stories.

Full Circle also features a companion podcast, the Full Circle Podcast which covers the magazine, along with other news of interest.

Game Reviews : 1

HPR Correspondents review their favourite games

general : 1027

Hack Radio Live : 8

Drake Anubis and Enigma talk about hacking/security and other interesting things. For show notes please visit

Home Brewing : 2

jelkimantis talks about Brewing your own beer

How I Found Linux : 15

Started by monsterb, this series invites people to share with us how they found Linux. It has become traditional for first time hosts to share with us their journey to Linux. Indeed it has morphed to be way to share your journey in tech right up to your first contribution to HPR.

How I Upgraded My PC : 2

ClaudioM talks about upgrading his PC

How to Build your own Kernal : 3

Klaatu talks about building your own Kernal.

HPR Community News : 56

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

HPR_AudioBookClub : 9


Interviews : 38

HPR Correspondents bring you Interviews from interesting people and projects

LibreOffice : 55

In this in-depth series on LibreOffice

Licenses : 2

Dan talks about different types of Licences

Lightweight Apps : 9

reviews of light weight appilcations

Linguistic Public Radio : 1

Plexie and a cast of others talk about hacking Language.
Linguist Chat Home page
offical irc channel: #Linguistchat
LinguistChat Forum

Linux in the Shell : 33

Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is

LinuxJAZZ : 4

Shows about Bariman's experience as a jazz musician using Linux

LPI Certifications : 6

A series focusing on Linux Professional Institute Certifications (LPIC)

Mental Health : 5

In this series we discuss issues surrounding mental health.

Misunderstanding Privacy : 2

Drake talks about Privacy

Nameless Infosec Podcast : 1

Nameless Infosec Podcast

Netbook OS review : 1

reviewing different OS's on the netbook

Networking : 11

This series will try and explain the basics of networking to the listener as well as introduce more detailed topics.

NewsCast : 31

What's happening in the News world

OggCamp : 29

OggCamp A Free Culture Unconference

OLF 2009 : 9

Interviews from Ohio Linux Fest 2009

Packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD : 5

Klaatu begins a three-part series on packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD.

Piratprat : 2

Piratprat - Subjects related to the Swedish Pirate Party

Podcast recommendations : 11

This is an open series where Hacker Public Radio listeners can share and recommend podcasts that they listen to.

Podcasting HowTo : 1

This series is designed to help the new host begin podcasting and to give the experienced host some tips and tricks.
The series is open to all.

Practical Math : 3

Goal for the series: Embracing units, and carrying them along as you go, can help you work with confidence in using maths in your life.

Privacy and Security : 21

In this open series, you can contribute shows that are on the topic of Privacy and Security

Programming 101 : 13

a Series focusing on concepts and the basics of programming

QSK : 4

"I can hear you between my signals." --Definition of QSK This netcast is a personal project. From time to time in my life I've encountered things that I want to share with others. Sharing will be the name of the game here. The topics are sure to be varied, from computers and technology to politics and sociology, from pet peeves to in-depth software how-tos. I'm not sure there's any way to put a classification on what you might hear when you listen, but the hope is that no matter what the subject it will always lead to outrage, thoughtful contemplation, sounds of disgust, a nod of agreement, a fist-shake of righteous indignation. If I can spark some neural activity or inspire a conversation, I have done my job properly. I've already described the netcast to several people who have asked as "80% tech and 20% rant." That might be a good way to sum it up; or it may not. I'm jumping in the car and going along for the ride just like you are. Along the way I hope I put out some interesting information, get tons of feedback from listeners, and overall simply engage the human race (at least the part of it that is listening to me) in a broad dialog. So dip your toes in. The water's fine. You can find the OGG Feed link at the top of the page for downloading the audio episodes to your favorite podcatcher. Let's see where the mood takes us. Intro and Outro music is "Sly Bone" by Larry Seyer.

Read 'n Code : 3

The Read 'n Code podcast, the only podcast about literature and computer programming.

RoundTable : 6

Panelists dicuss a topic each month.

SELF 2011 : 3

The Southeast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Free & Open Source software. It is part educational conference, and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux/Free and Open Source Software. LinuxFest is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!

The third annual Southeast LinuxFest is scheduled for June 10-12, 2011 in Spartanburg, SC.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and

SELF Interviews : 16

Interviews from south east linux fest

SELF Talks 2009 : 4

South East Linux Fest talks 2009

Softare Freedom Day Dundee 2009 : 12

Softare Freedom Day Dundee 2009

SourceCast : 6

spics on tech : 2

sikilpaake & badbit team up to give us a Mexican view of the hacker world.

Summer Shorts : 2

The summer shorts are intended to be shortform twitter like audio updates. Your Summer Short can be about anything a useful tool, a tip for using an application a recommendation for a website, or a podcast, or a band or any creative commons work a review of your latest gadget the best piece of advice you wished your parents gave or didn't give you someone who inspires you and why what you what to be when you grow up why you don't like something what you would do if you won the lottery. Anything goes as long as it's of interest to hackers. Don't worry about editing, shownotes or adding the intro or outro music. We will do all that. Don't procrastinate. Record it and email it to admin at hacker public radio dot org or phone the call in lines for the US call 2 0 6 3 1 2 5 7 4 9 and for the UK call 2 0 3 4 3 2 5 8 7 9 Thank you and please consider sending in a show as we tend to run very low over the summer months. Those of you in the southern hemisphere have no excuse.

Syndicated Thursdays : 47

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

Sys Internals : 2

Xoke talks about the sys internals suite of applications

Talk Geek to me : 11

deepgeeks talks geek to his fans

Talk Geek to me News : 20

Tech Music : 9

Music from various sources and artists

Terminally Stupid : 3

Mrs. Xoke scours the net to find us those that hit rock bottom and started digging.

The Language Frontier. : 5

In this miniseries Skirlet discusses various different aspects of language.

The Linux Boot Process : 6

Dann talks about the linux boot process


This is my series on Dramatic Audio Media, such as Old Time Radio ("The Shadow", "Gunsmoke", etc.), BBC Radio, and other classics -- but also, and most especially, the current renaissance of this art form, and how a person (like me, like you) can begin producing your own audio fiction or poetry or whatever for the enjoyment of countless others. This will be a learning process for me, and my mistakes might very well help you avoid any similar such in your own endeavors.

This Old Hack : 5

fawkesfyre tales of hacking

Tit Radio : 22

Welcome to TiT Radio! The only Hacker Public Radio show with super cow powers broadcasting live on every utter Saturday night at 11pm CST. You may be asking yourself "What in tarnation is Tit Radio?" Well, it's a potluck style roundtable of geeks talking about Free Software, GNU + Linux, and anything geeky the TiTs bring to the table. Chat with the TiTs over at #linuxcranks. Thats no bull.

Urban Camping : 8

Tips and tricks for the Urban Camper

Version Control : 3

This is an open series in which Hacker Public Radio Listeners can share their knowledge and experience of version or revision control systems such as Bazaar, Mercurial, Subversion, CVS and Git.

Vim Hints : 3

Dave Morriss holds our hands and leads us on a journey of discovery of the VIM editor.

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.

Virtualization : 5

Deepgeek talks about Virtualization

Vulgar Esperanto : 2

klaatu talks about Esperanto

Whats in My Toolkit : 18

This is an open series where Hacker Public Radio Listeners can share with the community the items that they can't live without, what they find useful in day to day life.