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Introducing our first original podcast: DevDiscuss

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) with Ben Halpern Updated on ・2 min read

Today, @ben & I officially get to call ourselves podcast hosts. We are very excited to introduce you all to DevDiscuss, the show where me, Ben, and our lovely guests get to discuss the burning topics that pop up around DEV and beyond. The format of our show begins with an interview with one or two guests, and ends with commentary straight from the community. I’ve been hinting at this new podcast since I posted my first dial-in request back in March:

If you’ve responded to any of these threads, either by commenting or dialing our Google Voice number, you might hear your comment (and voice) on the show!

We kicked off our inaugural episode with a topic that software engineers often don’t consider: changing your name. We were inspired by Penelope Phippen’s (@penelope_zone ) article, “Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science,” so we brought her into our fully distributed studio for an interview.

You can tune into the episode directly here on DEV (and continue browsing the site!), or any other platform that supports podcasts:

Pro Tip - If you follow the podcast on DEV, new episodes will show up directly in your feed :)

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Quick Listening Links

A huge thanks to @levisharpe for producing & mixing the show, and @peter and @saronyitbarek for their editorial oversight.

Finally, thank you to our Season 1 sponsors who help make this show possible. If you're in the market for any of their services, please check out DigitalOcean, Heroku, CommerceJS, and Fastly.

We hope you enjoy DevDiscuss!

Happy Coding!

The DEV Team

The team behind this very platform. 😄

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Really liked the first episode! Changing your name in the real world has really a big effect on various systems. @penelope_zone was a great first guest in the show. I am looking forward to the next episodes!

 

It's really exciting to be a part of this, the first episode with @penelope_zone was our first recording of the season and it was great to start on a note that reflects the ethos of the show: To tackle real software topics with nuance and go deeper than surface-level, while always delivering some technical meat to ensure folks are coming out of this with new perspectives that are going to help them as developers.

The feedback between the community and the show topics has already shown itself to be really cool.

The show has not yet gone live on Apple Podcasts, as mentioned, but if you use spotify or elsewhere subscribe and leave a great review...

Also if you intend listen on DEV, check out our mobile apps at dev.to/downloads as we will just continue to improve this part of the overall experience.

Happy coding, happy listening ❤️

 

🎙️🎙️🎙️Congratulations on the new podcast! 🎙️🎙️🎙️

 

It's really exciting to have watched this show evolve from concept to production to release. There's more work related to planning, recording, mixing, hosting, releasing, etc. than I could have ever imagined. Major congrats are in order for @ben and @jess , Senior Podcast Producer @levisharpe , and to @saronyitbarek for her editorial input.

This is our first "DEV Original" podcast, but we're amazingly lucky to have learned so much about the process from Levi and Saron, who are pros at this given their experience with the CodeNewbie Podcast and BaseCS Podcast.

We hope you enjoy the show!

 

Thank you everyone for the kind words! It was a blast to work on this show with everyone involved, and I can't wait for you all to hear what we have in store for you!

 

Woo!!! Stoked to listen to this :D

 

Amazing! Looking forward for more!

 

Awesome, excited to listen to it!

 

It is wonderful !! We will share it in the Facebook Developer circles of Latam 🧑🏽‍💻 !! 🙌

 

I love podcasts! Subscribed to Dev Discuss.

Can you tell us when it will be available on PocketCasts?

 
 

That's a @levisharpe questions 😀

 

I would like this as well, it can be submitted via pocketcasts.com/submit/

 

I'll be waiting for it to come there but till then, I'll listen to it here :)

 

Yeahss!! Podcast for commuting ...!

Are you guys thinking to have this on google podcast?

 

We'll have it anywhere it can go

 

amazing, I will link back from my site...too if that's ok?

in here:

It would be an honor!

The honor is mine.🥳

 

The college DJ in me is beaming with excitement. This is so well produced.

 

Thank you! I really appreciate your comment 🤗

 

Super great first episode! 🔥

 

Also, whenever the podcast is playing you don't have access to the post toolbar, at least on mobile. Maybe consider giving the podcast toolbar a visibility toggle?

 
 

Oh I don't think we thought to include that because most people don't interact with the feed directly... feeds.devpods.dev/devdiscuss_podca...

 

Added to the post as well!

 

Very great with DevPlayer :3 🙌

Edit:
He could be usefull to show on episode this informations:
devpods.herokuapp.com/podcasts/dev...

 

Wow how exciting! Congrats on the big launch 😊😊😊

 

Awesome work, guys!
It is refreshing to hear from a fresh set of voices. I hadn't thought about these things, like the effects of the changing your name, and the 'unpopular opinions', until you did episodes on them. It really helps you get a new perspective on things.
This endeavor will definitely be a great platform to discuss the latest issues/milestones of the tech industry. Looking forward to hearing your takes on the hottest topics (or maybe on the underrated ones too :-) ).

 

Thanks. I’m currently listening :) This is good for me after work. Your English can easily understand. 🙏🏻🙏🏻😍

 

Awesome work, guys!
It is refreshing to hear from a fresh set of voices. I hadn't thought about these things, like the effects of the changing your name, and the 'unpopular opinions', until you did episodes on them. It really helps you get a new perspective on things.
This endeavor will definitely be a great platform to discuss the latest issues/milestones of the tech industry. Looking forward to hearing your takes on the hottest topics (or maybe on the underrated ones too :-) ).

 

I listened to the latest episodes of DevDiscuss S2 E8 and honestly, it's a great listen. I'll be looking forward to listening to more and more topics in the software engineering world/related topics in the future.

 

Yeahhhhh!!!! 🙌🙌

I'm a big podcast listener and listen a whole lot to syntax.fm, and this will be a great addition to my podcast rotation. Hyped!

 

Congrats on the new Podcast!
Wish you a lot of creative topics and interesting guests for the future episodes!

 

Thank you! Definitely subscribe and keep an eye out for new episodes, which come out on Wednesdays. We have a lot of really great stuff lined up!

 
 

It's really exciting to have watched this show evolve from concept to production to release. There's more work related to planning, recording, mixing, hosting, releasing, etc.

 

Great episode.

 

Awesome, excited to listen to it!❤️😍

 

I tried searching for DevDiscuss on Google Podcasts and couldn't find it 😔

 

Awesome, excited to listen to it!😍

 

Congratulations on the new start!

 

Great! Really like the first episode.

 

I really liked the S2:E2 episode, about what we can do with CSS, i got really inspired by that

 

I was searching for the podcasts for programmers already n here i saw this post, now this podcast is part of my daily routine on Google assistant. ❣️

 

Insightful, great easy fun listening!

 

Finally!!
I would love to be able to subscribe to this on Google Podcasts since it's the main app I use for podcasts.

 

Great podcast !!! waiting for new episodes 😍😍😍

 

The podcasts and the quality of discussions is something which really amazes me. As a developer, I believe everyone should give it a listen.

 

Great listen! Well done Dev team 😎. What did you use to get such a clear well structured transcript?

 

I really admire this community and want to become a part of it can anyone help me telling that How can I become a part of Dev.to <3 ?

 

Yaaaasss!! super happy about this! looking forward to upcoming eps

 

This is wonderful. Congratulations on your podcast! 🎊🎉🥳👏