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Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 12 – Series Finale, Pt. 1 (whoami)
This is the end, beautiful friend This is the end, my only friend The end of our elaborate plans The end of ev'rything that stands The end
29:28
January 29, 2020
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 11 – eXit
The enduring theme of heroes and villains comes home to roost in this latest episode of Mr. Robot, called "eXit." As Elliot comes closer to discovering the truth, things start to unravel pretty quickly.
48:34
December 20, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 10 – Gone
Here's our long-awaited podcast review and recap of Mr. Robot Season 4 Episode 10. Enjoy!
45:48
December 16, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 9 – Conflict
Hello, Friends! fsociety made another appearance in this thrilling episode of Mr. Robot. Whiterose has lost her usual edge and is now on the defensive after unlikely characters went in together on the plan to overthrow the top 1% of the 1%. Lots of twists and turns! Hope you enjoy. Feel free to write us at hellofriendpod@protonmail.com if you have any feedback on the show or on our podcast.
38:40
December 11, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 8 – Request Timeout
Hello, Friend! We're discussing all things Mr. Robot Season 4 Episode 8 -- "Request Timeout" -- and this one was extremely fun to watch as we were taken back to 1995 and then to the present day to see how Dominique, Darlene, Elliot, and Krista are dealing with the fateful blows they've been dealt by the Dark Army. Elliot continues to grapple with the things he discovered about his past with Krista, fortunately, by his side. Janice -- the most banal of evildoers -- tries her taxidermy skills on a few of our favorite characters. Who knows how things will turn out in a final season that almost entirely takes place during Christmas. As always, if you have feedback or questions, please get in touch at hellofriendpod [at] proton mail.com. We'll chat soon!
40:18
November 28, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 7 – Proxy Authentication Required
This is our review of Season 4, Episode 7 of Mr. Robot. A lot of interior shots, monologuing and dramatic moments among Mr. Robot, Elliot, Vera and Krista. Dominque and Darlene must be hanging out at the Shake Shack waiting for their turn in the story, hopefully next week. No hacking this week. Maybe next week? Will we ever find out what Whiterose is shipping?
31:47
November 22, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 6 – 406 Not Acceptable
Hello, friend! I want to tell you a story. Nah -- just kidding. We'll leave the storytelling to Vera. If you're here that means you probably want to listen to our podcast recap of "406 Not Acceptable" -- the sixth episode of the final season of Mr. Robot. What can we say about this momentous episode? Not all monsters are into the hacker way and wear hoodies but Elliot sure counts among them. Please listen, rate and review. Most of all, we hope you enjoy this latest installment of our humble podcast.
43:13
November 14, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 5 – 405 Method Not Allowed
At long last, we're ready to share with you our recap and review of "405 Method Not Allowed" -- the fifth episode of the final season of Mr. Robot. If silence is golden, this episode was solid gold -- there were only two lines spoken in the entire show tonight. While Phillip Price is sent on a cat and mouse game by Whiterose, Darlene and Elliot pull off the biggest series of hacks that we've seen strung together in succession. What is Vera up to we want to know. More importantly, where did Vera find that fabulous coat? Send your feedback and comments to hellofriendpod@protonmail.com. Be seeing you!
47:14
November 11, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 4 – 404 Not Found
Hello, Friend! If episode 4 of the final season of Mr. Robot taught us anything -- it's that if you think your holiday is going really bad there's always someone else who is having a worse time of it. This episode contained many fairytale like qualities and our heroes in the show seemed more lost and disadvantaged than ever in terms of vanquishing the Dark Army and finding their way.  Not even Tobias the drunk Santa can lift our spirits -- death and uncertainty are in the air. It's all of question of who can hang in there long enough to confound the efforts of the Deus Group and save the world as we know it -- spotty internet connections be darned. If you have feedback on the show or our podcast, please get in touch at hellofriendpod@protonmail.com. Thanks for listening and we'll all talk soon.
37:09
October 30, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 3 – 403 Forbidden
As Whiterose might say -- you're just in time for our recap and review of this latest episode of Mr. Robot. We're just a few weeks away from this series finale. In this episode, we were treated to a ton of exposition and the perils and pleasures of online dating on Christmas Eve. We learned part of what drives Whiterose and that we ought to never trust Fernando Vera around chickens or around anyone for that matter. Please have a listen and feel free to get in touch at hellofriendpod@protonmaill.com to send feedback about Mr. Robot or the podcast. We'll be seeing you!
33:08
October 23, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 2 – 402 Payment Required
RE-UPLOADED - FULL-LENGTH -------------------------------------- Well, hello there, friend! We're back for our review of Mr. Robot S4E2, called "402 Payment Required." What did you think of this latest installment of the final season of the series? Did you find there were more questions than answers -- or are you starting to see where things are heading? We learned some new information regarding the nature of the so-called "invisible hand" controlling the world stage. We also learned that, as always, the true nature of who and what Elliot is seems difficult to determine. Darlene, Dominique, Phillip Price all appear to be playing their own roles in reference either helping or hindering the Dark Army -- or a smattering of both. Even Frosty the Snowman made an appearance. Janice is the creepiest taxidermist around, and that's saying something. Please listen, rate and review this podcast. Please feel free to write us at hellofriendpod@protonmail.com if you have any feedback on the series or the podcast.
40:33
October 22, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4 Ep 1 - 401 Unauthorized
Greetings and salutations! It's been a while. We sure have missed you. Join us, your fearless co-hosts, as we recap the happenings and goings on in "401 Unauthorized" -- the season 4 premiere of Mr. Robot. This is the final season and the general consensus is that episode 1 of season 4 had a distinctly different feel in comparison to previous seasons. One thing is for certain: this first episode set the chess pieces for the rest of the series. We encounter many familiar faces, Elliot, Angela, Darlene, Mr. Robot, White Rose, and that every-so annoying Phillip Price. There were also a few surprising appearances, too, whether you're talking about Emmy Rossum as one of the carolers, Jake Busey as the slimy Freddie Lomax, and show creator Sam Esmail himself as a thug intent on scaring the heck out of Elliot (and us). All good stuff. Please listen to our podcast and let us know what you think about the show: hellofriendpod [at] protonmail [dot] com.
49:54
October 14, 2019
Bonus Episode: Mr. Robot Zeitgeist Review
Helllllllllo, Friends! As 2018 quickly becomes a distant, dystopian memory and we hurtle into 2019, we thought it would be fun to drop this bonus episode of the Hello Friend Mr. Robot podcast. The theme of this podcast is “Zeitgeist review” — Henry and I took a deep dive around some of the themes found in Season 3 of Mr. Robot and how they relate to current events and society in general. We will drop at least one more episode as we head into Season 4, which is probably going to be its final season, premiering some time in 2019. If you have any feedback on the show or on the podcast, please contact us at thehellofriendpodcast@gmail.com. This may be no Bohemian Rhapsody but we still hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening!
46:13
January 1, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 10 – Eps3.9_shutdown-r
If anything is true of the season finale for this third momentous season of Mr. Robot, it’s that much has been revealed, including the inner workings of what Elliot calls “the invisible hand.” Revelations abounded in this episode, whether in the form of steganography, ciphers written on BBQ menus or in terms of true confessions of raw, sometimes brutal intent. Angela continues her climb back to some form of her former self, Phillip Price remains loquacious, but the real action happened with Elliot and Darlene — all while White Rose watched while taking a luxurious bath. What a world White Rose lives in — and how much does it reflect reality in terms of the one percent of the one percent? Do we even really want to know? Mr. Robot was renewed for a Season 4 and it seems that the “revolution” — or whatever it is — shall continue. We are always interested in hearing from you, our listeners, so feel free to get in touch at thehellofriendpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Rest assured, we had no axes to grind in the making of this podcast episode.  
53:51
December 16, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 9 – Eps3.8_stage3.torrent
Hello, friend! Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, it’s time for another podcast review of Mr. Robot, Season 3 episode 9. We’re so close to the end of this season and we’ve seen Elliot make some bold moves against the Dark Army in an attempt to right what went wrong. White Rose gets some honesty from her assistant and apparent paramour Grant. Now that Tyrell is the new E-Corp CTO, does that mean he’s poised to take over the whole corporation eventually? What does the book Lolita have to do with this story and will Angela ever recover?
38:12
December 11, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 8 – eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko
Hello friend, it’s time for popcorn-filled podcast recap of Mr. Robot. This time your fearless co-hosts are here to discuss the 8th installment of season three of this incredibly prescient series. This whole episode is about deletion — deletion of files but also of oneself and things that are unpleasant to us.  Imagine if that was possible in real life! If you have a comment or question, please feel free to email us at thehellofriendpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. No cosplayers were harmed in the recording of this episode!
39:33
December 4, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 7 – eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk
Hello, Friend! Just when you think you can escape the dystopian reality that is 2017, you realize another new episode of Mr. Robot has dropped and you are once again watching an excellent show — but at the same time, you wonder if this episode might be harkening to a near-future reality. We see some familiar faces as this compelling and yet bleak episode came to a crashing end. Is Irving right? Are all revolutions manufactured to take our attention away from larger world events we have little insight into and ability to control? One thing is for sure, Fredrick and Tanya will never find out either way. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate or review – and feel free to contact us at thehellofriendpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. (Who is fsociety?)
38:26
December 3, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 6 – eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc
Hello, friend. It’s Back to the Future over and over and over again as the sixth episode of this third season of Mr. Robot starts with a dramatic flashback and ends with a bang, well 71 of them. Sometimes the best laid plans all go awry. It doesn’t matter how much Elliot tries, success as well as happiness seem fleeting for him. If you like what you hear, consider subscribing, rating and reviewing. Time for an “Enchantment Under the Sea Dance” as we slip into podcastland.  
36:42
November 19, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 5 – eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00
Hello, Friend! Do you find it hard to believe that we are already at episode 5 for the third season of Mr. Robot? This episode, called “eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00”, played as a continuous one-shot. However, as in real life, variable — so many confounding variables — got in the way to challenge Elliot’s plan to roll back the damage he’s done by shutting down the Dark Army plan to implement Phase 2. This all sounds confusing but not when you have big brains like Mr. Robot, Elliot, Tyrell, White Rose, Philip Price, Angela and Darlene all working in one way  or another to advance various competing and sometimes overlapping interests. If you like what you hear, please think about rating and reviewing this episode. Thank you!
45:37
November 14, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 4 – eps3.3_m3tadatapar2
Hello, friend! Welcome to our long-awaited podcast review of Mr. Robot, Season 3 Ep 4 – called eps3.3_m3tadatapar2. If metadata is the story behind the data — then this podcast is the story behind this latest episode of our favorite dystopian drama. In spite of this shady logic, the podcast is great so give us a listen. Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast if you like it — and write us at thehellofriendpodcast@gmail.com. Remember, if you want good ribs — head on over to the Red Wheelbarrow BBQ. Ribs for breakfast, ribs for lunch! Ribs all the time — just in time for part 2 of the 5/9. No voice scramblers were harmed in the recording of this podcast.
49:28
November 5, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 3 – Eps3.2legacy.so
Grab a cozy seat — your favorite comfy chair or place of peace — and pour yourself a nice hot cup of tea and join us, your fearless co-hosts, for our review of Season 3 Episode 3 of Mr. Robot, ever so cryptically entitled “Eps3.2legacy.so” We saw a lot of Irving — the master engineer but not the ultimate puller of strings: He’s simply effective, efficient and understands his contribution to the nefarious value chain of the White Rose-led Dark Army. On the tech front, we talk about data sets, analytics, AI and how data about us and our lives can be used to manipulate us, our technology and even society as a whole! Send your feedback and comments to thehellofriendpodcast@gmail.com. Please rate and review us if you have time and subscribe if you want automatic episode updates. Thanks again and, as always, “Hello, Friend!”
43:43
October 28, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 2 – eps3.1_undo.gz – s3e2
What if we had the ability to undo things we’ve done in our lives? The power to go back and fix things that went horribly wrong might be something we all wish we had from time-to-time. In Elliot’s case, at least as far as he sees it, he’s burdened with having to try to undo a hack so effective that it brought down the world economy. He even goes so far as to take a job at E-Corp. Almost in tandem with the hack that Elliot made happen — the 5/9 hack — we have a scenario where China and the United States are lockstep in a battle of sorts over what will now become the dominant currency. They’re not talking about dollars or yen — the currencies at loggerheads with worldwide stakes are cryptocurrencies, namely E-Corp E-Coin and the very real-world BitCoin. China is backing BitCoin in this dystopian society and E-Corp is having none of that. So hang on to your CHS (confidential human source) if you have one and join us for an exciting discussion and lively recap of Season 3, Episode 2 of Mr. Robot, called eps3.1_undo.gz – s3e2.
36:30
October 21, 2017
Bonus Minisode 1: eps3.1_undo.gz – s3e2
A bonus episode in anticipation of our full review of eps3.1_undo.gz – s3e2 — Season 3, Episode 2 of Mr. Robot.
06:24
October 19, 2017
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 1 – Eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h
Faster than a red wheelbarrow on fire, careening down a steep hill — the new season of Mr. Robot started off at a frenetic, red-hot pace and did not slow down the entire time. The series got off to a fast start with the introduction of of a retro-style “Fixer” named Irving (part Columbo, part Harry Tuttle) who seems to be in the employ of the Dark Army and pretty handy with hacking as well as social hacking. Elliot was definitely shot by Tyrell (who is very upset about that fact) and so we see these characters from an all-new perspective. Same goes for Angela, Darlene and Mr. Robot — we get to see all of them in a different light. For podcast co-host Henry, the episode had a lot do do with the sensation of “apophenia” — a word that describes humans’ tendency to try to make order out of unrelated thoughts or concepts. As Irving says, “When we lose our principles, we invite chaos.” Here’s hoping we lost nothing in delivering this review to you of what we both agreed was a fantastic season premiere.  
57:00
October 14, 2017
Season 3 Preview + Review of Red Wheelbarrow: (eps1.91_redwheelbarr0w.txt) | Mr. Robot Podcast
This is our review of the Mr. Robot “Red Wheelbarrow” book. We start going down a a lot of proverbial rabbit holes as we discuss the Red Wheelbarrow book issued by the creators of Mr. Robot. The book is important for understanding Season 2 as well as Season 3 of the series. If you want to get in touch with us about the show or the podcast, please send an email at thehellofriendpodcast@gmail.com.
46:15
October 12, 2017
Mr. Robot S2 E012 | eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Take a deep breath. Are you ready for our recap of the amazing season 2 finale of Mr. Robot, called eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z?  Phase 2 of the plan was mostly revealed though there are still — unsurprisingly enough — a number of unanswered questions. Will Elliot ever be rid of Mr. Robot? What’s with all of those energy glitches? Will Dom and Darlene find common ground? How about Joanna and her master plan — will she succeed? Please rate, subscribe and review our podcast so that people can better discover it. #mrrobot #fsociety
39:30
September 22, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E011 | eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Have you ever noticed that Mr. Robot show creator apparently has an affection for fish of all types — including Qwerty the beloved fish. We’re finally ready to share our recap of episode 11 of season 2 of Mr. Robot. As Tyrell says “The Dark Army told me that Stage 2 is ready. When you see it, you’ll be pleased. It worked, Elliot. It’s up to us now. Let me show you.” Listen here for our recap of this pretty mesmerizing episode. Please rate, subscribe and review our podcast so that people can better discover it. #mrrobot #fsociety
36:57
September 22, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E010 | eps2.8_h1dden-pr0cess.axx | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend. Welcome to our review of episode 10 of season 2 of Mr. Robot. Phillip Price played his part as the evil villain: “I always asked the question, ‘Am I the most powerful person in the room?’  The answer needed to be yes. To this day I still ask that question. And the answer is still yes. In every room in the entire world, the answer is yes. With the exception of one…or two. And that drives me. I intend to leave a legacy, the standard of which was set by God when he created the Earth and man after his own image. Anything less is not worth mentioning.” Don’t wait around letting other people beat you to it: Listen to our Mr. Robot podcast and please subscribe, rate and review.
37:02
September 10, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E09 | eps2.7_init_5.fve | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend — Ready for a recap of episode 9 of season 2 (“eps2.7_init_5.fve”) of Mr. Robot?This is no time to be eating gyros — it’s time for the H3ll0 Fr1end podcast. We give all the low-down involving Elliot, Dom, Angela, Whiterose — even Cisco, who is lucky to be alive after his encounter with Darlene last we saw him. There were so many cool and creepy elements, plus a great soundtrack as usual. Still can’t see the big picture — what’s motivating Price — and maybe that’s a good thing. Keeps it all so very suspenseful. So what are you waiting for? Listen to our Mr. Robot podcast and please subscribe, rate and review.
40:32
September 2, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E08 | eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12 | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Beware when Darlene is on your case. That will only work out well for her. Cisco, Susan Jacobs, Angela, Mobley, Trenton and even Elliot have learned that. Is she a force for good or something more nebulous than that? Hello, Friend — in episode 8 of season 2 (“eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12”) of Mr. Robot, we don’t get to see Elliot. Instead, we get to see what happens to #fsociety when you have a bloodhound like Dom DiPierro on your scent. Major lesson learned? Never use your DJ name for your hacker name. Sheesh. This is no malicious browser benchmark trick — it’s the H3ll0 Fr1end podcast! Listen to our Mr. Robot podcast and please subscribe, rate and review.
33:28
August 27, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E07 | eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend! In episode 7 of season 2 (“eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes”), we see Ray and Elliot play a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Joanna may need to rethink her penchant for wearing white. Angela keeps rocking those fake eyelashes. Darlene remains determined. Mr. Robot and Elliot find an uneasy alliance. If you’re ever in a bind, here’s hoping we all have a friend like Leon to stay by our side: “You’re gonna get a letter on Tuesday. Do what it says. Yo man, when you see Whiterose, make sure you say I did you good. I’ll be rooting for you, cuz. Always.”  Listen to our Mr. Robot podcast and please subscribe, rate and review. Mr. Robot S2 E07 | eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
42:02
August 20, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E06 | eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
In an explosive episode all about masters and slaves — you know, typical slang for computer equipment — we got to see how Angela and Darlene attempt to carry out their plan to hack the FBI — with a little help from Mobley and Trenton. In episode 6 of season 2 (“eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes”), we see Elliot finally embrace the idea that Mr. Robot is somehow there to protect him. We saw some amazing guest appearances, such as Alf and get a strong sense of how Elliot sees his mother — not the greatest. One thing is for sure: Maxine the dog won’t need to stick around to deal with Ray and his nefarious dealings. Lots of Simpsons references in this episode. Alas, poor Gideon, even in death he can’t get respect. Please listen, rate, review and subscribe to our podcast if you like what you here.
33:11
August 11, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E05 | eps2.3_logic_b0mb.hc | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend. Did you know: “Love is deception. Delusion. A series of meaningless, electric impulses masquerading as attraction. We use the people we know best.”? Well, cheer up, good people: Here’s our review of Season 2 Episode 5 of Mr. Robot, called “Eps2.3_logic_b0mb.hc” — and much is revealed about some of the recurring characters in this amazing series.  We find out what motivates Dominique and her choice to be an FBI agent, we see that Whiterose is incredibly high level and also a deep thinker, if not a bit evil. Through it all, Elliot is digging into his master plan to hack the FBI. Listen here for our recap of this pretty cool episode. Please rate, subscribe and review our podcast so that people can better discover it those cluttered podcast directories who shall remain nameless. #mrrobot #fsociety
31:18
August 4, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E04 | eps2.2_init1.asec | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend. Here’s our review of Season 2 Episode 4 of Mr. Robot, called “eps2.2_init1.asec” — in a lot of ways the origin story for fsociety and the beginnings of Mr. Robot the hacker.   Elliot’s struggles are real — and we see the game of chess take front in center as a tool for improving his vision for the future and maybe exorcising Mr. Robot from his life forever. On a similar journey, Angela is also gaining insight from her personal development courses that she seems obsessed with. Do we finally have insights into what Evil Corp Philip Price’s plans are for dealing with the massive hack that took the world economies down? What about White Rose? Should she fire that snarky protege? One thing is for sure, we definitely wish that the “Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie” was a real movie — it looks hellah campy. Listen here for our recap of the show. Please rate, subscribe and review our podcast so that people can better discover it those cluttered podcast directories who shall remain nameless. #mrrobot #fsociety
29:20
July 28, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E03 | eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend. Well, it looks like Elliot was able to shake Mr. Robot for part of this episode — but never for long. Time to tune into this latest podcast recap for the third episode of season 2 of Mr. Robot, called “eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd.” While Elliot is having a full break from reality, people all around Elliot seem to be dying or their lives are at minimum in shambles. Featured song at the end of this podcast is by Philip Glass, opening of his composition called Glassworks. If you like what you hear, please rate, subscribe and review. Yadda yadda yadda. #mrrobot #sdcc
28:39
July 23, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E02 | eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend. Is wearing an #fsociety mask any different from the masks we regularly adorn in our everyday lives? Tune into this latest installment of our podcast for our review of the second episode of season 2 of Mr. Robot, called “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc.” We go deeper into Elliot’s mind, which is none too comforting — and we see both Elliot and Angela go to great lengths to re-program themselves and maybe try to act against their true natures. Gideon, the most spectacular patsy in recent pop culture history, he’s just never going to win. Neither is the Evil Corp CTO Scott Knowles, who maybe should have gladly let Tyrell assume that position for all of the good fortune he’s had since taking on that job. Featured song at the end of this podcast is “Bull in the Heather” by Sonic Youth — a mild tribute to Angela…and one of our favorite bands of yore. #mrrobot #sdcc
27:14
July 22, 2016
Mr. Robot S2 E01 | eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend. Please join us for our recap and discussion of the premiere episode of season 2 of Mr. Robot, called “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc” — where we pick up just a few short weeks after that fateful hack that took place on May 9, 2015 according to our best calculations. We get to check in and see that Elliot’s life is very different from where we left him previously. He still seems quite shaken up by the events that unfolded — and he continues to be unnerved by his associations with the sociopathic Tyrell. Darlene is left holding a lot of the responsibility as Elliot chooses to room with his distant and disinterested mother. Elliot still somehow manages to make friends and that’s where Leon comes in. Gideon makes a last-ditch effort to appeal to Elliot’s senses but to not much avail. If you like what you are hearing, please rate and review us — must feed the  overlords who create podcast discovery algorithms and make them happy!
43:49
July 21, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E10 | eps1.9_zer0-day.avi | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend. To quote Mr. Robot: “Is any of it real? I mean, look at this, look at it! A world built on fantasy! Synthetic emotions in the form of pills! Psychological warfare in the form of advertising! Mind altering chemicals in the form of food! Brainwashing seminars in the form of media! Controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks. Real? You want to talk about reality? We haven’t lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century!” Join us for our recap of the Season 1 finale of Mr. Robot (eps1.9_zer0-day.avi) as we delve into what would the everyday impact be if the currencies of the world and any associated debts were obliterated. We can dream, can’t we? If you like the “H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast”, please think about rating and reviewing this episode.  
31:12
July 13, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E9 | eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend: Hacking sure makes strange bedfellows. Who ever thought that Tyrell and Elliot would join forces — even if it was against Elliot’s will. With nothing left to lose, both Tyrell and Elliot comprise perfect mirrors of each other — which brings us to the to this next-to-last episode of season 1 called eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt. Elliot is lucky to have Mr. Robot, Darlene and Angela looking after him — or is he? Join us on this mesmerizing journey to tech dystopia as we discuss everything about Season 1 of Mr. Robot from the standpoint of technology and the wildly converging relationship between technology and humanity. If you like the “H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast”, please think about rating and reviewing this episode.
26:16
July 12, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E8 | eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend: According to the mysterious hacker only known as White Rose, “Every hacker has her fixation. You hack people. I hack time.” Well, fearless listener, you’re timing is perfect because now you can listen to our recap of eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v. There were more twists than turns this episode — and then there’s White Rose herself, quite a thorny issue to contend with. Join us on this tantailizing journey through order and chaos as we discuss everything about Season 1 of Mr. Robot from the standpoint of technology and our increasingly complex relationship to technology and each other. If you like the “H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast”, please think about rating and reviewing this episode.
30:44
July 12, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E7 | eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
View source. What if we had that for people? Would people really wanna see? You’re just in time to view the sources of this podcast — our recap of Mr. Robot — season 1 episode 7 — “eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv”? Join us on this metaphorical journey through order and chaos as we recap and talk about Season 1 of Mr. Robot from the standpoint of technology and our increasingly complex relationship to technology and each other. If you like the “H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing this episode.
28:57
July 11, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E6 | eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend: Sometimes the universe aligns perfectly. Are you ready for this podcast recap of Mr. Robot — season 1 episode 6 — “eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf”? Join us on this metaphorical road trip as we recap and talk about Season 1 of Mr. Robot from the standpoint of technology and our increasingly complex relationship to technology and each other.  This episode was part caper, part psychological exploration of what makes us tick as people. Brave Traveler was all about the journey being more important than the ultimate destination. It was a story about boldness in the midst of diminishing choices and feeling like you are in an impossible situation. Did you know the origin of “brave” evolved from “savage”?  If you like the “H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast”, please consider rating and reviewing this episode.
33:05
July 9, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E5 | eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
Hello, Friend: You’re just in time for our podcast recap of Mr. Robot — season 1 episode 5 — “eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv.” A major pat of the story this time was around the fsociety plan to penetrate and eventually destroy Steel Mountain — and Evil Corp along with it.   One thing we did learn for sure: never attend a business dinner party with Tyrell and his wife Joanna.  The Evil Corp CTO (Scott Knowles) suspects this, too, as he glibly asks Tyrell: “If you were me, would you trust you as your right hand?” Not one to be flustered in front of the competition, Tyrell Wellick easily remarks: “If I were you, I wouldn’t have even let me in the house.” Ahh, and we thought being a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) was all about the love of tech. If you like the “H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast”, please think about rating and reviewing this episode. Thank you!
32:40
June 20, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E4 | eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4 | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
In this most David Lynch-like of episodes — “eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4” explores the monsters in the things we build in the things we create — and the very monsters that may reside inside of us, especially the hidden ones. After all, isn’t technology modeled after us — imperfect humans? This episode of Mr. Robot is part caper, part psychological horror as we go deep inside of Elliot’s subconsciousness. A major pat of the ongoing narrative revolves around how much of a box we live in — questioning the very meaning of freedom. As Qwerty the beta fish so aptly states: “When you live in a fishbowl, ain’t no such thing as change. My entire life’s been spent in this thing, my whole world’s on your side table. I look around. Same shit, different day. The lighting, the furniture, even the sounds. Always the same. I’m on a loop. And it won’t stop unless my life does. I’m exhausted with this world.” If you like what you hear, please think about rating and reviewing this episode. Thank you!
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June 13, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E3 | eps1.2_d3bug.mkv | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
According to Elliot, our most unreliable narrator:  “Most coders think debugging software is about fixing a mistake, but that’s bullshit. Debugging’s actually all about finding the bug, about understanding why the bug was there to begin with, about knowing that its existence was no accident. It came to you to deliver a message, like an unconscious bubble floating to the surface, popping with a revelation you’ve secretly known all along.” We’re also here to deliver our message to you, loyal listeners, in the form of a bran new podcast for H3ll0, Fr1end:  A Mr. Robot Podcast — and this is our review of “eps1.2_d3bug.mkv” — all about the bugs in our lives and in our software. This USA Network series, Mr. Robot, manages to stay as relevant as ever.  Sam Esmail‘s vision continues to stun and disarm, causing all of us to consider life in the 21st century.  Rami Malek, Christian Slater,  Martin Wallström, Portia Doubleday, Frankie Shaw, Stephanie Corneliussen, Carly Chaikin — and all of the supporting actors in this series continue to deliver amazing performances.  Among other things that happened in this episode, we get a better glimpse into Tyrell’s complicated and confusing life. Elliot has a momentary glimpse into what he defines as “the normal life.” We even discover that fsociety has some celebrity fans. If you like what you hear, please think about rating and reviewing this episode. Thank you!      
26:02
June 2, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E2 | eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
The central premise around the second episode of season 1 of Mr. Robot is whether you are a one or a zero. In computer parlance, one’s and zero’s are what comprise the basis of binary code. In this episode, it become a metaphor for choices in our lives — both choices real and imagined.  Lots of questions, and dangerous ones at that, are explored in this “H3ll0, Fr1end” podcast recap. We discover that Elliot (Rami Malek) has some deep thoughts about what it means to really have control in one’s life — and thinks that most of us really have no real self-determination in our lives.  We also get to explore how social media and various social networks allow people, like Angel’s boyfriend Ollie, to basically lead a double life. Join us for our podcast review of this remarkable continuation of the story of Mr. Robot. Are you a sign of solution or pollution? With that kind of New York City subway doublespeak, you really have to listen to our discussion of this episode. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast.   
27:56
May 24, 2016
Mr. Robot S1 E1 | eps1.0_hellofriend.mov | H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast
You’re just in time for our recap of the premiere episode of Mr. Robot season one — and the namesake for this podcast, “Hello  Friend.” This is the story of Elliot Alderson, cybersecurity expert by day and hacker by night. Elliot — masterfully played by Rami Malek. Elliot lives in an in-between state, never really possessing a strong foothold in any environment — especially at AllSafe, the company at which he works along with his childhood friend, Angela (played by  Portia Doubleday). Through the eyes of Elliot, our unreliable anti-hero narrator, we discover another side of New York City and the way in which the mighty and the low so often share more than just a subway ride. According to  Christian Slater’s Mr. Robot, fsociety is  about to “set in motion the largest revolution the world will ever see.” Join us for our podcast review of the memorable first episode of Mr. Robot. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review us. And remember: It’s an exciting time in the world right — it’s happening.
34:24
May 15, 2016
H3ll0, Fr1end: A Mr. Robot Podcast – Premiere Episode
Welcome to the first episode of H3ll0, Fr1end:  A Mr. Robot Podcast — all about the amazingly poignant and relevant USA Network series, called Mr. Robot. The show has received numerous accolades and awards, including a prestigious Peabody Award — and for good reason.  Set in New York City and featuring stunning views of the city, Mr. Robot is the creation of Sam Esmail and stars the phenomenal Rami Malek, the amazing Christian Slater and many other stand-out actors, including Portia Doubleday and Frankie Shaw. For this premiere episode of this fabulous podcast — your fearless hosts talk about the first season in general and larger themes that make the show so compelling. If you like what you hear, please think about rating and reviewing this episode. Thank you!
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May 1, 2016