65 episodes

"What the Hack with Adam Levin" is true cybercrime with dad jokes. It’s a no-shame zone for anyone who’s ever been scammed, hacked, phished or cyber-bushwhacked. Every week, we feature fascinating people talking about the terrifying, annoying, embarrassing, or infuriating things they’ve experienced online. Join consumer affairs veteran Adam Levin with co-hosts Beau “Hack Me” Friedlander and Travis “Here's What Actually Happened” Taylor for a good story and tips on how to make yourself a little harder to hack. 

What the Hack with Adam Levin Loud Tree Media

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 131 Ratings

"What the Hack with Adam Levin" is true cybercrime with dad jokes. It’s a no-shame zone for anyone who’s ever been scammed, hacked, phished or cyber-bushwhacked. Every week, we feature fascinating people talking about the terrifying, annoying, embarrassing, or infuriating things they’ve experienced online. Join consumer affairs veteran Adam Levin with co-hosts Beau “Hack Me” Friedlander and Travis “Here's What Actually Happened” Taylor for a good story and tips on how to make yourself a little harder to hack. 

    Freewheeling with Cyber Red Queen Tarah Wheeler

    Freewheeling with Cyber Red Queen Tarah Wheeler

    Red Queen Dynamics founder Tarah Wheeler knows a thing or two about smashing norms in the cybersecurity industry. But as a human being, she also has some experience being compromised. You’ll definitely want to tune in as she tells us about her own goal as a cybersecurity executive, and how she practices cybersecurity in her own life. 
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    • 47 min
    Joelle’s Identity Thief Almost Stumps the Chumps

    Joelle’s Identity Thief Almost Stumps the Chumps

    Joelle was on the launch team for the What the Hack podcast, so she knows a thing or two about scams. But when her credit card was hit for thousands of dollars, even we didn’t know what happened–that is, until Travis figured it out (sort of).
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    • 41 min
    Andrew Gold Investigates A Dark Corner of the Internet

    Andrew Gold Investigates A Dark Corner of the Internet

     Investigative journalist and podcaster Andrew Gold talked to us before about the way magicians work. His second appearance on the show explores a more serious topic. This is not an easy listen, but Germany’s controversial approach to potential sex offenders raises some privacy and ethics issues that are central to the topics we discuss on WTH.
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    • 42 min
    Caitlin Brodnick Sees Pro Wrestlers on Her Reality TV

    Caitlin Brodnick Sees Pro Wrestlers on Her Reality TV

    Caitlin Brodnick hosts the ScamWow podcast where she talks about what we talk about, and she has a must-listen podcast. When she’s not in front of a microphone, she spends a lot of time trying to figure out if Reality TV is actually real. Here’s what we found out.
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    • 47 min
    Dara Starr Tucker Sees Right Through a Scam

    Dara Starr Tucker Sees Right Through a Scam

     All Dara Starr Tucker wanted was an affordable place to live not quite in the center of things–a place to breathe easy. When she found what looked to be a dream rental for a third of her budget, she was excited, but when she got there her Spidey-sense told her to run.
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    • 44 min
    Ann Cavoukian Fights For Your Right to Privacy

    Ann Cavoukian Fights For Your Right to Privacy

    When it comes to privacy, Ann Cavoukian is a legend. She created Privacy by Design during her tenure as Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, which landed her in the upper echelon of cybersecurity peeps. And she’s Raffi’s sister! Check it out.  
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

BDS67 ,

The information you need to stay safe online

I love this show. It helps explain some of the complex jargon and issues dealing with hacks in an easier to understand way with wit and humor. Each episode has something to learn from and you hear it straight from the victims themselves. If you want to learn how to keep yourself safe online, whether it be protecting your social media accounts, buying things online, renting property, or dating sites, this show has something for everyone.

Bigbootyyaknow ,

5 stars

Had the pleasure of meeting Adam once. Great guy with LOTS of knowledge on these subjects! Great podcast. I definitely recommend the listens. You don’t know what you don’t know!

Lola lola ,

Ann Cavoukian interview is a MUST listen for privacy pros

Yes I was fuzzy on zero sum too so thank you for clarifying. Ann’s story about her grandfather saving the family was wonderful. The Sandburg insights were stunning but good to know. I guess SS’s Lean In really whitewashed her sell everyone’s data approach. Great interview! Very insightful as well as inspiring. Thank you.

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