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Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes Monday through Friday.

Welcome to HPR the Community Podcast Network

We started producing shows as Today with a Techie 10 years, 11 months, 23 days ago. Our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to Hackers". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. If you record your show now it could be released in 25 days.

Latest Shows

hpr2124 :: Repairing a Cloth Shopping Bag with a Sewing Machine

I talk while sewing the strap back onto a cloth shopping bag

Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2016-09-22 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In this episode I repair one of the straps/handles of a cloth shopping bag. I talk about using a sewing machine, about those dreadful bobbins, and about sewing a Halloween costume one time. I actually cut out about four or five minutes of near silence from when I was trying to get the thread to go through the needle. That's getting much harder to do as I get older. See the Pictures too.

Shopping Bag Repair

hpr2121 :: Dark Cults Tabletop Game

Klaatu discusses the EOL tabletop game DARK CULTS

Hosted by klaatu on 2016-09-19 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Klaatu talks about the long-gone (but not forgotten, clearly) DARK CULTS tabletop game. His print-and-play revival is available here:

hpr2120 :: WEBDUMP wmap EyeWitness phantomjs selenium

Automate the process of finding unique websites, removing dupes and getting screenshots

Hosted by operat0r on 2016-09-16 and released under a CC-0 license.
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hpr2119 :: Making Chocolate Chip Cookies

Listen live as I make a batch of really tasty chocolate chip cookies

Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2016-09-15 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Baking Cookies

The $250 Cookie Recipe


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2½ cups blended oatmeal
½ tsp. salt
12 oz. chocolate chips
1½ cups chopped nuts (your choice)


Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Combine with the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Add chocolate chips. Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10–12 minutes at 375°F.


hpr2118 :: What is App Inventor?

An overview of the online free Android app creator

Hosted by Nacho Jordi on 2016-09-14 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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App Inventor for Android is an open-source web application originally provided by Google, and now maintained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

It allows newcomers to computer programming to create software applications for the Android operating system (OS). It uses a graphical interface, very similar to Scratch and the StarLogo TNG user interface, which allows users to drag-and-drop visual objects to create an application that can run on Android devices. In creating App Inventor, Google drew upon significant prior research in educational computing, as well as work done within Google on online development environments.

hpr2117 :: What's in my bag for Podcrawl?

Dave shows us what is in the bag he's taking to the London Podcrawl.

Hosted by thelovebug on 2016-09-13 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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What’s in my bag for Podcrawl?


[Video on Periscope] [Video on Mediagoblin]


Mountain Warehouse backpack
I couldn’t find exact model (I believe it was in a sale), but likely to be a 10 litre backpack

Google Pixel C - Android tablet

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard

AmazonBasics 7-inch Black Sleeve

AmazonBasics 10-inch Black Sleeve

Samson Q2U Microphone (USB/XLR)

Olympus DM-3 Portable Recorder

Marshall Major Headphones

Microsoft 3600 Bluetooth Mobile Mouse

Smartphone Audio Splitters
[ black one][ white one]

Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone

Samsung OTG MicroUSB Connector

Exibel USB Powerbank
(actually, these aren’t that good)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

All other products mentioned are fairly generic and/or commonplace. Links are provided for information only, and do not represent a recommendation of purchase from any particular vendor, although I may have purchased the items from that vendor myself.

hpr2116 :: Duffer Gardening

Prior to a Duffercast recording chalkahlom, inscius and I had a conversation about gardening

Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2016-09-12 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duffer Gardening

In August I was invited on the Duffercast podcast as a guest.

While waiting for all of the participants to arrive, inscius (Mikael) in Sweden, chalkahlom (Gavin) in Hungary and myself in Edinburgh, Scotland, decided to record a show for HPR, since we were using Mumble. Because two of the participants are gardeners we chatted about gardening.

This show is the result.

More about The Duffercast may be found at

Thanks also to The Bugcast for the use of their Mumble server!

Note: The Calendula that Mikael mentioned is more commonly known as a Marigold