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Think Distributed: A Distributed Systems Podcast (thinkdistributed.io)
135 points by cmeiklejohn on July 12, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 34 comments

Nice, I'm always looking for new things to listen to during my too-long commute. Just one problem, unless I'm missing something, there's no RSS feed - a critical feature for a podcast series.

I'm working on resolving this right now.

Excellent, looking forward to this.

This should be fixed.

Liking this so far. Can anyone recommend other good Computer Science podcasts as well?

* Realtalk [0].

* FLOSS Weekly [1]. Some great guests, but it's very broad so you might not get what you're looking for every week.

I haven't checked it out yet, but I recently took note of Foodfight [2], looks to be DevOps focused.

0: http://realtalk.io/

1: http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly

2: http://foodfightshow.org/

CompuCast[0] is by some folks at the University of Edinburgh. They cover mostly academic research, but do a good job of making it accessible for people with a basic background in CS.

0: http://computersciencepodcast.com/

You might like this one, its not pure Computer Science but there is a lot of it. Its by the ThinkRelevance guys, of known for clojure, datomic and pedastal. The also talk about company organisation and things like that.

They had Rich Hickey on multiple times, most recently to talk about core.async the new CSP library.


I recommend http://realtalk.io/

Hasn't been updated in a month. I hope the guys are OK and are coming back.

My two favorites:

http://nodeup.com/ - My personal favorite, great if you are into Node or interested in learning. Lots of interesting podcast topics (promises, performance, scaling websockets, leveldb are some recent ones).

http://thechangelog.com/ - Member support podcast that covers a broad range of popular open source projects and their main contributors.

On a side note, realtalk.io looks interesting as well, I'll have to check that one out too (in addition to thinkdistributed) for my long commutes :)

There are some absolutely awesome episodes on Software Engineering Radio:


There are also some awful ones, but the good ones more than make up for it. For an example of an awesome one, try this:


Another (js-specific) one is [0]JavaScript Jabber. Full disclosure: I am one of the co-hosts of the show, but we usually have much smarter people come on and talk.

0: http://javascriptjabber.com

doin' a good job - I enjoy the show

Going to shamelessly plug the show I host, Techendo (http://techendo.co) -- I'm building the Audio RSS feed tonight.

Oh dear, can't listen to that on headphones. Built-in microphones and VoIP quality make my ears hurt. Listening to sophisticated podcasters definitely spoils you.

I'm sorry; as interest has picked up we'll try to improve quality as we go along. First episode was an experiment.

FWIW, I think I read that the gold standard is for each participant to record their audio, and then mix the different tracks together.

Good podcast. If anyone wants to know more about Rafl this is a good video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbZ3zDzDnrw

This is also a link in the show notes.

Nice to see a podcast about this. I'd love more technical/scientific podcasts... nowadays most of podcasts are either very "work" related (HanselMinutes and such) or web/mobile relates (Which I'm not interested about).

I just learned about Realtalk, which looks really nice.

Great idea. This could be part of a larger trend. MOOCS are covering topics in undergraduate education, but there isn't an equivalent for graduate education. Podcasts/Webcasts discussing relevant papers could be a way to solve this.

This is exactly the goal. We will be covering CRDTs and things like linearizability in coming episodes.

> Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of new episodes.

No RSS feed?

There is one at /rss.xml, and a meta tag pointing there. That said, we've also got the podcast submitted to iTunes.

Any chance of publishing this on iTunes? I find that a very convenient way to listen to podcasts.

It is in progress -- waiting for submission.

Awesome. Thanks!

Really interesting.. Bookmarked and I'll certainly be back..

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