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Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes Monday through Friday.

In-Depth Series

5150 Shades of Beer : 6

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

A Little Bit of Python : 16

Initially based on the podcast "A Little Bit of Python", by Michael Foord, Andrew Kuchling, Steve Holden, Dr. Brett Cannon and Jesse Noller.

Now the series is open to all.

Accessibility : 14

Shows about tearing down the barriers for our fellow hackers.

All Songs Considered : 20

A Collection of Songs by various artists

April Fools Shows : 3

Arduino and related devices : 4

In this series various contributors talk about how to use and program Arduino single-board microcontrollers and related devices.
See the Wikipedia article for details of the range of devices.

Bash Scripting : 22

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.

Coffee : 5

All aspects of making the perfect cup of Coffee

Compilers - how they work : 4

In this series we examine how compilers work

Databases : 3

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

Filesystems : 11

In this series JWP explores various different filesystems.

Freedom is not Free : 5

Examining the difference between freedom and free of cost. In the world of free software the main emphasis is on the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software, not on its lack of cost.

general : 1169

Home Brewing : 4

Brewing your own beer

How I Found Linux : 52

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 equipment : 3

Hosts share their experiences when upgrading their equipment.

HPR Community News : 78

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 : 12

HPR AudioBook Club

Interviews : 126

HPR Correspondents bring you Interviews from interesting people and projects

Learning sed : 5

Episodes about using sed, the Stream Editor. It's a non-interactive editor which you can use to make simple changes to data, which is how many people use it. However, sed also has a lot of hidden power, especially in the GNU version.

LibreOffice : 70

In this in-depth series on LibreOffice we examine Writer, Calc and Impress

Lightweight Apps : 10

Reviews of light weight applications

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.

Networking : 10

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

NewsCast : 18

What's happening in the News world

OggCamp : 29

A Free Culture Unconference

Packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD : 5

Klaatu submits a series on packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD.

Podcast recommendations : 12

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

Podcasting HowTo : 4

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 : 34

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

Programming 101 : 16

A series focusing on concepts and the basics of programming

QSK, HAM radio : 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 Talks 2009 : 4

South East Linux Fest talks 2009

Setting up a WordPress blog : 4

This is a series about the steps required to set up a Wordpress blog

Software Freedom Day Dundee 2009 : 12

Software Freedom Day Dundee 2009

SourceCast : 6

spics on tech : 2

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

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.

Talk Geek to me : 9

deepgeek talks geek to his fans

Talk Geek to me News : 40

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 : 24

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.

Uber Leet Hacker Force Radio : 6

In this series sigFLUP speaks about her latest coding projects, plays music and conducts interviews

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 : 7

Various contributors lead us on a journey of discovery of the Vim (and vi) editors.

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

What's in My Toolkit : 31

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.