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- 07 / 02 / 14 -
Emmanuel is unsure what time of day it is, Bernie is no longer using the Comrex unit for reasons known only to the station, a funny story involving a WBAI teleconference, issues with the WBAI transmitter bill, Bernie suggests a method to force someone to accept a payment, there is a monsoon with lightning outside, an update on the Source Interlink/The Enthusiast Network scandal, "planned corporate amnesia," how this story has rapidly spread, the danger this has posed for the HOPE X printed program, Emmanuel hasn't had any time to prepare material for the show, Mike reports on a lawsuit against GCHQ, some of the history behind GCHQ and NSA, the unprecedented amount of expertise that will be under a single roof at HOPE X, the conference is in two weeks, there has been a deluge of intermission music submissions since the appeal a couple of weeks ago, what the room names will be and what they represent, a conflict between a provider and Microsoft results in a large number of legitimate domains being deactivated, emotions are being toyed with on Facebook, reviews of "Halt and Catch Fire," Emmanuel explains why he thinks "Silicon Valley" is a better show, Rob advises people on whether there will be 2600 meetings this Friday, some meeting history, Kyle gives an update on the network, some of the impossible things that are achieved at HOPE conferences, figuring out when the last train to Buffalo is, preregistration will be closing soon for HOPE X, the ratio of men to women in hacking.
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- 07 / 09 / 14 -
Edward Snowden attorney Ben Wizner is the guest tonight, how Ben became Snowden's lawyer, Ben began working at the ACLU one month before 9/11, why Snowden was the perfect person to release the NSA information, what is involved in becoming a global icon overnight, Snowden is announced as a speaker at HOPE X, the appearance will be in conjunction with keynote speaker Daniel Ellsberg, this won't be the first conversation between the two, the advantages of mixing lawyers with hackers, how to respond to negative reactions, how Snowden is viewed overseas, the official charges he's facing, why it wouldn't make sense for him to "man up" and come to the States to face charges, how Ellsberg is generally viewed as a hero, whistleblower Thomas Drake will also be appearing at the conference, some facts about the Ellsberg trial and the corruption of the Nixon administration, Snowden's future in Russia, the paradoxical nature of his stay there, why going through channels to report the NSA abuses wouldn't have worked in Snowden's case, what people who find themselves in similar situations should do, why it would be a bad idea to release all of the leaked material at the same time, the ongoing threats to journalists.
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- 07 / 16 / 14 -
A tribute to the number ten, a full studio tonight in preparation for the HOPE X conference, Mitch Altman describes some of the workshops that will be at the conference, Aestetix discusses his fight with Google's Real Name policy, Bernie joins the conversation and outlines some of the things being planned at the conference, some of the films that will be screened, Cheshire Catalyst outlines the talk he'll be giving, some listener mail, the 5-2-1 rule, how HOPE changed Mitch's life forever, Mitch will giving a pair of trip glasses to every HOPE X attendee, why everyone should learn how to solder, Matt Blaze gives a preview of his talk, there will also be lightning talks at the conference, a rundown of the various speaker rooms, some words on Radio Statler, an upstate radio station (WGXC) will be simulcasting some of Radio Statler's content, the conference will be running around the clock, the conference will have more bandwidth than all of the previous ones put together, the ham radio frequencies that will be in operation at HOPE X, some final words on how to attend the conference.
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- 07 / 23 / 14 -
What the intermission music sounded like, reflecting on the success of HOPE X, reviewing some of the media coverage after the conference, this is a fundraising edition, Emmanuel completely forgot about the show last week, all of the things that people say are impossible and how that ties into WBAI's existence, why it's important to support the station, the miracle Kyle was able to organize on the HOPE network front, trying to remember all of the people to thank, the crowd control issues that became necessary, how the ability to stream the talks really helped out, some talks are already up on Channel2600 on YouTube, DVDs are being prepared, remembering the social engineering panel and Emmanuel's revenge on The Enthusiast Network, Kyle's adventure on the phone with the NSA, what is found in the sublevels of the Hotel Pennsylvania, recollecting some more of the highlights of the weekend. This show includes fundraising.
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