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Introducing our first original podcast: DevDiscuss

Jess Lee (she/her)
with Ben HalpernUpdated 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 :)

play pause DevDiscuss

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!

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Lasse Schultebraucks

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!

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Ben Halpern Author

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 ❤️

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Peter Kim Frank

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!

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

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

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Levi Sharpe

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!

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Swastik Baranwal

Amazing! Looking forward for more!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Woo!!! Stoked to listen to this :D

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Ryan Smith

Awesome, excited to listen to it!

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Pato de Turing 🦆

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

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Vaibhav Khulbe

I love podcasts! Subscribed to Dev Discuss.

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

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David Carr
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Vaibhav Khulbe

Thanks!!

Yes

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

That's a @levisharpe questions 😀

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Ikaika

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

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Vaibhav Khulbe

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

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Peyton McGinnis

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?

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Steve Belovarich

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

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Levi Sharpe

Thank you! I really appreciate your comment 🤗

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Ben Halpern Author

We'll have it anywhere it can go

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Ridhwana Khan

Super great first episode! 🔥

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Daniel Persson

No RSS feed?

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Ben Halpern Author

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...

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

Added to the post as well!

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Thomas Bnt • Edited

Very great with DevPlayer :3 🙌

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

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venkata vikas

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 :-) ).

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Itachi Uchiha

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

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Sourav Kumar

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.
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!

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Rose

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

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Peyton McGinnis

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!

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Emil Titus

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 :-) ).

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Cash Carlson

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.

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Harsh Mangal

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.

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Madza

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

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Levi Sharpe

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!

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

It would be an honor!

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Roberto Hernandez

Amazing!

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Krypton • Edited

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. ❣️

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Archit Gupta

Great! Really like the first episode.

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akki reddy

Congratulations on the new start!

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Potnuru Shivaji

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

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Mustafa Anas

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

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Mohamad Kalaaji

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

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Vaibhav Dwivedi

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

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Bhavuk Sagar

Awesome, excited to listen to it!😍

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Bhavuk Sagar

Awesome, excited to listen to it!❤️😍

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Shashi Ranjan

Full of insights and knowledge if you're a techy enthusiast!

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William Chow

Insightful, great easy fun listening!

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Weslley Rocha

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

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Ayush K Saxena

Congratulations on the new podcast!

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Martin Flischman

Great listening material to listen to whilst travelling to/from work.

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Lee

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

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Gagan Gupta

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 ?

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Ekta Gupta

Great episode.

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Athul Muralidhar

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

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Luc_C

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