Hacker Culture

48 EpisodesProduced by J. R. Swab

If you love open source, decentralization, and Linux. This podcast is for you. The term "hacker" came out of the earliest of computer enthusiasts such as the ARPAnet experiments for programmers and networking wizards. It's people like these that gave us the Internet, Unix, and every other life chang… read more

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48 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

You Need To Stop DNS Leaks

January 14th, 2019


My mind has been on the Domain Name System (DNS) server for about a week now. I've been mulling over whether VPNs are necessary and what level of …

You VPN Is Not Enough

January 7th, 2019


A VPN is an encrypted tunnel between your computer and the internet  at large. They exist to allow employees access to internal intranets of a  company to do work remotely.

That's it.

They are merely a tunnel and not a …

Drop Patreon Use Liberapay

December 17th, 2018

Patreon is able to shut down the income of a creator that is flagged by a random user. This is, at times, warranted by the content of the creator but is a very slippery slope. Instead of leaving this source of funding …

Don't Miss Out on Grav: the Open Source CMS!

November 26th, 2018

Grav is a web-based CMS in much the same way that WordPress is web-based. You set up an account on your server and then log in to create posts, pages, upload media, or add plugins. But, it's much more tailored to the …

I'm Rethinking RSS

November 19th, 2018

After some thinking about the current state of social media and mass email lists, RSS came to mind, and it's actually a much better alternative for …

All about BitShares - The Original Decentralized Exchange

November 12th, 2018

In this episode we talk about the original decentralized cryptocurrency exchange called BitShares. Why risk the hacking and government shutdown of …

From Google Free To OnePlus 6T

November 5th, 2018

For the past year, I was using the OnePlus 3T without any Google apps or services. Now I picked up the OnePlus 6T and am figuring out a balance between extreme privacy and convince. Become a supporter of this …

Programmer Dvorak

October 9th, 2018


Secure Scuttlebutt

July 5th, 2018

Secure Scuttlebutt is "a database of unforgeable append-only feeds, optimized for efficient replication for peer to peer protocols." This may be my …

The Official XMPP Server Is Live!

June 12th, 2018

Join us over at hc-general@hackerculture.us! Need an XMPP account? No problem, just us Pidgin or Finch to sign up and start chatting with us today! …

Learning To Master RegEx

June 8th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about Regular Expressions and a great tool to learn how to use this powerful tool wisely. Let me know if you can make this …

IPFS To The Resue!

May 31st, 2018

IPFS, Better Than HTTP When we download a file from the internet, we access a traditional server and request to have the data we need. Then the server sends this file over the internet to us little by little until the …

Linux System Administration 001

May 25th, 2018

In this episode we talk about a book that I am using to study up on Linux System Administration. My goal is to same day work as a sysadmin and filling in the gaps of me knowledge will be important to land that first …

Let's Learn Bash! Tutorial 003

April 17th, 2018

The previous episode in this series covered a few basic commands that we use most often in both the terminal and in Bash scripts. Today we will stay …

Let's Learn Bash! Tutorial 002

April 12th, 2018

Welcome back to the bash tutorial series. If you have not listened to the first episode in the series and you have never used bash please check that out before continuing. There are basic commands and terms we cover …

Let's Learn Bash! Tutorial 001

March 9th, 2018

This is a start to a series all about bash and scripting for the terminal. There are lots of commands to cover but today is all about the basics. …

How To Get Healthy As A Technology Enthusiast

March 6th, 2018

Us geeks, nerds, and technology lovers spend most of our day in front of a computer. We wake up and head the work where we spend eight hours on a …

Powerful Effects Of Ergonomic Technology

March 1st, 2018

While this podcast is all about a technology of some sort this episode needs the attention of the nerd community. We spend all day on our computers …

YaCy: How To Search The Internet In Freedom and Privacy

February 27th, 2018

We mentioned YaCy in the past episode titled "Peer-To-Peer: Our Only Hope." Today we are getting more in-depth with YaCy and why it is essential. We, …

VPNs Are Awesome And You Should Be Using One

February 23rd, 2018

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is virtual since the computer acts like it is on another network when on your normal connection. The private part is where this matters to you. The VPN has end-to-end …

Peer-To-Peer: Our Only Hope.

December 8th, 2017

We have mentioned peer-to-peer a lot over the past few podcasts but we have not taken the time to dive into the concept. I should have brought this …

Git And Utopian.io

November 28th, 2017

Utopian.io is taking the open-source community that exists around Github and adding rewards. The rewards get distributed in Steem for quality contributions to an open-source project. This is interesting since until now …

Demonsaw: Share Files And Chat

November 20th, 2017

Demonsaw "is an encrypted communications platform that allows you to chat, message, and transfer files without fear of data collection or …

Nextcloud Privacy In The Cloud

November 16th, 2017

Nextcloud is the solution to the major players in the cloud storage space. It is an open-source project that aims to give you back the control of …

Mesh Networks: End Of Your ISP

November 14th, 2017

In this episode we talk about what mesh networks are and why they are important. We also get into a nonprofit that is working to make mesh networking …

Decentralized Websites & Apps!

November 11th, 2017

In this episode we talk about the DAT protocol and the beaker browser! Both are working together to provide a better peer-to-peer internet for the …

The Powerful Future Of Social

November 9th, 2017

In this episode we discuss some alternatives to site like Facebook and Twitter. Some are decentralized and others should be. Become a supporter of …

T-UI: Hacker Android launcher

November 7th, 2017

In this episode we talk about the Android launcher called T-UI by Francesco Andreizzi. This is a terminal to replace your native GUI based launcher …

Video Hosting For Free Speech!

November 5th, 2017

In this episode we talk about alternatives to YouTube. Including VidMe, dTube, LBRY, and BitChute! One of them is my favorite right now and all but …

Decentralize Save The Internet

November 2nd, 2017

Decentralization is how we save the internet and move into one based on free speech. We talk about why it is important and where it is being used …

i3wm & Tiling Window Managers

October 31st, 2017


Mythical Keyboard Of Dvorak

October 26th, 2017


Tmux: Desktop In The Terminal!

October 24th, 2017


Open Source: Don't Be Suckers!

October 23rd, 2017


Terminal: The Only Application

October 18th, 2017


Top Security Tips For Android!

October 16th, 2017


PGP & Keybase: Secure The Data

October 12th, 2017

PGP, OpenPGP, and GPG: Waht Is The Difference? • Breaking down Keybase.io • Using Keybase.io Web App • Keybase Apps and the Command Line Become a …

Bitcoin Gold, Should You Worry

October 9th, 2017

Bitcoin Gold: What is it? • Bitcoin Gold: Should you sell right away? • Bitcoin Gold: Should holders worry? • Bitcoin Gold: My thoughts... Become a …

Internet Security & Privacy

October 3rd, 2017


I De-Googled My phone!

September 26th, 2017

I 'de-googled' My Phone ~ The Experiment • De-Googled: LineageOS • De-Googled: App Stores • De-Googled: Apps Work & Apps Don't • De-Googled: One …

All About Cryptocurrency!

September 21st, 2017

Cryptocurrency: What is it? • Cryptocurrency: The Blockchain • Cryptocurrency: Mining • Cryptocurrency: Wallets Become a supporter of this …

Civic: Identity For The Future

September 19th, 2017


Hash Algorithms & Cryptography

September 18th, 2017

Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: The basics • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: Intro to Crypto • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: Degree of …

Passphrases: What To Know

September 14th, 2017

All about why passphrases are better than passwords, why its important, how to make them great, and when to use them. Become a supporter of this …

Encryption & Quantum Computers

September 13th, 2017

What is encryption, why does it matter, will quantum computers kill all our encrypted data, and should we worry? Become a supporter of this …

What Is Linux? (A Brief Intro)

September 12th, 2017


Hackers, Nerds, & Style Points

September 12th, 2017

We talk about the hacker/nerd connection, what it takes to gain extra hacker style points, and things not to do! Become a supporter of this …

Intro To Hackers

September 10th, 2017

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