Off The Hook

Reviews For Off The Hook

By pleaz
Love the hosts' interactions and the stories they put together on the week's big and small news in technology, privacy, and politics. Great stuff!
Since this show has been broadcasting back in the 80's yes the 1980's it has rarely failed me as a great source of weekly info on security and just plain good public knowledge. Give a listen and you too will be hooked. From the minds that have brought you 2600 magazine for almost 30 years now. Enjoy the information and feel the freedom !!
The show covers a lot of current events. And the hosts are always quick to interject their personal opinions. I would like to see more legitamate legal advisers on the show as a lot of information presented requires listeners to take the hosts word for it. The program is thought provoking. So long as the listener is capable of independed thought. Good work. Keep it up.
Rabid fans of the magazine 2600 will find Off The Hook to be a great weekly fill while waiting for the next quarter's issue. Each show is an hourlong panel discussion involving the latest in the technical world. Heck, even the WBAI fundraising shows are fun to listen to, especially when Emmanuel plays clips from HOPE conferences and Bernie S. urges listeners to donate. (He always seems to be successful!)
If you are looking for a tech show that really makes you think and covers obscure topics ranging from ham radio to hacking/ phreaking this is it!
This show is excellent. Topics typically include technology, society, privacy, and how politics ties in. Both technically savvy and those less savvy can benefit from listening to this show. I find out a lot of great things from this show that you won't hear on mainstream media--it's an ear opening experience. Highly recommended.
Hmmm. What to say? The show is very entertaining. It not only centers on technology...but the group discusses social privacy laws and first amendment rights. The main driving force of the show is Emmanuel. Without him, the show descends into a boring soup of facts and carefully crafted responses. Not to slight the other members, but Emmanuel brings a lot of passion to the show - which is why I LOVE his other show - Off The Wall.