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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.

Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 10 – Eps3.9_shutdown-r

 

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?

Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 9 – Eps3.8_stage3.torrent

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?)

Mr. Robot Podcast

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.

Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 6 – eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc

 

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!
Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 5 – eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00

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.

Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 4 – eps3.3_m3tadatapar2

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!”

Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 3 – Eps3.2legacy.so

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.

Mr. Robot | Season 3 Ep 2 – eps3.1_undo.gz – s3e2

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.

 

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.