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Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes Monday through Friday.

About HPR.


Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is an Internet Radio show (podcast) that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. HPR has a long lineage going back to Radio FreeK America, Binary Revolution Radio & Infonomicon, and it is a direct continuation of Twatech radio. Please listen to StankDawg's "Introduction to HPR" for more information.


What differentiates HPR from other podcasts is that the shows are produced by the community - fellow listeners like you. There is no restriction on how long the show can be, nor on the topic you can cover as long as they "are of interest to Hackers". If you want to see what topics have been covered so far just have a look at our Archive. We also allow for a series of shows so that host(s) can go into more detail on a topic.

You can download/listen to the shows here or you can subscribe to the show in your favorite podcatching client (like BashPodder) to automatically get our new shows as soon as they are available. You can copy and redistribute the shows for free provided you adhere to the Creative Commons AttributionShareAlike 3.0 License.

Free Culture

Hacker Public Radio is dedicated to sharing knowledge. We do not accept donations, but if you listen to HPR, then we would love you to contribute one show a year. Our shows are by default released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. All the software we use is Free software. All the code we develop is published in our gitlab repository. While all the media is available via the feeds, we are going through an audit process to release the website code as well.


HPR is entirely community driven. Policy decisions are proposed and discussed on the Maillist, which is open to anyone to join. Mail list discussions are brought to the attention of the listening community on the first Monday of the month in the HPR Community News show. This show is also open to anyone to participate in.

Our hosting is kindly provided to us by Josh Knapp from, and he has last word in issues related to site security. A changing team of volunteers called the "admins", deal with the day to day operation of HPR. Acting as the first point of contact, processing the shows, coordinating policy discussions, updating the website, etc. They are contactable via the email account admin @ HPR. They have no more say over policy than anyone else. Anyone who has shown a long term dedication to the project and is trusted by the community, can become an admin.

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In the Press.