Among several wonderful topics this podcast covered in the realm of "unpopular opinions" was the idea that Monoliths are often a better approach compared with microservices. A move from one monolithic application to a scenario with smaller deployables will bring a lot of power and luxuries in choice... but at the cost of a lot of extra complexity in orchestration.
The big underlying idea is that the problem lies elsewhere. If you have a monolith and it is giving yo problems, it's probably not the architecture, but instead a process or approach that needs adjustment along the way. If you trade in your monolith for microservices you've just traded one set of problems for another, but you're still grappling with the inherent difficulties of complex problem solving and trade-offs.
It was a great episode overall...
For a fuller picture of what we discussed in the episode and all the player links, check out this post: