My Favorite Podcast
The only podcast I was able to listen for more than 3 series was BBC: mostly “history” and “life stories”. Over the last ~10 years I tried many others, but nothing clicked for a longer engagement.
A few months ago I stumbled across Adam Gordon Bell’s corecursive. My first episode was with Richard Hipp, the creator of SQLite. It was great. The second one was with about zig. The average episode is so good that I just downloaded them all to slowly go through them.
If you want to take out something from this post, listen to the three episodes below, even if you are not a developer yourself1:
- The Untold Story of SQLite With Richard Hipp.
- Full-Time Open Source With Andrew Kelley.
- Memento Mori With Kate Gregory.
The last in this list triggered to write out this recommendation. I spent a few weeks trying to put my finger why I like Adam’s podcast so much. And today I understood: Adam is empathetic, he can listen, and really, really make people talk.
I recommend listening to the three above, even if you are not a developer yourself. You may find yourself in my position — downloading the archive and becoming inspired.
in that case I recommend starting with Kate Gregory. ↩︎