Hi Folks some of you might be interested in this radio program,
The link was sent to me this morning.
The Reverend Rat


A lesson in social engineering on BBC Radio 3 from the original Phone Phreaks, featuring voices, sounds and archive recordings from the period
Written and presented by Ken Hollings
Music and Sound Production by Simon James

Go where only your ears can take you.

On Between the Ears, Radio 3, 91.3FM, Saturday September 4 at 10pm

'You know hacking is a misnomer too. Some people go out there with their smarts and figure out ways to do things, maybe that's a pure form of hacking, but most people sit around and wait for other people to tell them: "Oh, try this. Do it this way. This is how you do it." I mean that's just - huh - playing with it.'
Steve Wozniak, cofounder Apple Computers

The first and original hackers, the 'phone phreaks' exploited a design fault in the American telephone system during the 1960s and 1970s to gain illegal access to the entire network, allowing them to make free calls, set up 24-hour party lines and spread information amongst themselves. Some of those involved went to jail - others went on to pioneer the phenomenal rise of the home computer. This is their story.

Featuring the voices of Captain Crunch, Joy Bubbles, Mark Bernay and Steve Wozniak, plus archive recordings of actual phone phreak party lines, telephone system sounds, prank calls, ads and intercepts.

Go where only you ears can take you .


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