From Python Import Podcast
By Mike Pirnat, David Noyes, Benjamin W. Smith, David Stanek, Mike Crute, Chris Miller
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||ExplicitEpisode 017: The One About Python 3||At long last, we finally get down to some Real Talk about Python 3. In this episode, Mike and Dave are joined by guests Nick Coghlan and Alex Gaynor; our discussion gets into the history of Python 3's development, why it's compelling, whether it's a failure, and more. We also chat for a bit about Alex's new Cryptography library and the downfall of "abstinence-only" crypto education. All this plus some news and the return of the return of Python trivia! Read on for some additional thoughts as well as a plethora of links for this episode. First of all, we'd like to apologize for the delay. We had almost managed to settle into an every-other-month cadence when we were stricken with scheduling conflicts and the unexpected death of our editing platform. (And oh, how the sadhorns did play!) Work and pre-PyCon complications followed. Secondly, a heads up--though we're trying to improve the audio quality (Dave has a microphone now!), Google Hangout seems to have betrayed us, introducing ...||3/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 016: Katie Cunningham and the Podcast of Doom||In this episode, we're pleased to catch up with the one, the only, the real Katie Cunningham to catch up on some great stuff that she's been up to. We chat about the Young Coders tutorial (which you can totally contribute to or help scale), her Python article for Hour of Code, being good to students who run Windows, her brand-new book Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours, and the Python 2–Python 3 divide. We also check in on the state of accessibility (which we last talked about way back in episode 10) and discover that there's a book for that too. All this plus cookies, news, the return of Python trivia, and lots of things to link to! We hear you like links, so please accept these as a token of our appreciation: Django 1.6.1 is out, with new hotness The Django blog is starting up Django Update posts again Python 3.4 has a beta with lots of cool new toys PyCon 2014 is coming in April! It's in Canada, so previously-privileged American travelers need to get passports! FPIP hosts Mik...||12/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 015: An Evening with Jesse Noller||By popular demand, From Python Import Podcast returns from the dead with a brand-new, supersized episode of epicness featuring an in-depth conversation with Jesee Noller, PSF board member, core developer, chair of PyCon 2012 and 2013, and all-around hoopy frood. Over the course of nearly two hours, we get an inside look at the Python Software Foundation, being a core developer, bringing a code of conduct to the Python community, community outreach and diversity, the joys and anguish of running a major conference, how to get involved in Python or PyCon, the work he's doing with Rackspace to inspire developers to build cool things, some Python trivia, and various strategies for discovering and curating collections of animated GIFs. We'd not only like to thank Jesse for his time and candor, but we'd also like to thank each and every one of you for listening, for subscribing, for tweeting, for saying hello at conferences, for encouraging us to create new episodes again. Every little bit, ...||10/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 014: PyOhio 2012 Part 2||In the latest exciting episode of From Python Import Podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with James Tauber (Pinax, Eldarion), Kenneth Reitz (Requests, The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python, Tablib), and Chad Whitacre (Gittip, Aspen) for an end-of-conference chat at PyOhio 2012. We could try to summarize the conversation here, but it frankly wouldn't do it justice. This is a great conversation between some bright guys, and it was a ton of fun to bring them all together. The links above will get you started, but you are best served to listen and simply enjoy. Some linkable things we discussed include: GHeat Habitualist Gondor If This Then That Aspen Flask Brainfuck Whitespace Apple II Emulator (ApplePy) Mytechne||9/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 013: PyOhio 2012||None||8/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 012: Jonathan LaCour||None||7/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 011: PyLadies||None||5/31/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 010: Katie Cunningham||None||5/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 009: Is this thing still on?||None||3/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 008: PyCon/CodeMash Double Feature (Doctor X will Code a Feature)||None||3/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 007: Gary, With Beer||None||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 006: PyOhio 2010||None||8/24/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 005: Snakes on a Beach||None||7/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 004: Dave Hates Decorators / Where Code Goes to Die||None||6/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 003: The Zen of Python, part 2||None||5/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 002: The Zen of Python, part 1||None||4/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 001: What We Learned on Our PyCon Vacation||None||3/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Good info, not so good production standards
The constant background noise in episode 015 with Jesse Noller makes what would be a really good podcast very hard to listen to. I couldn’t finish it despite the interesting background information the guess contributed.
Some constructive suggestions:
1. Don’t tolerate noises. Find them and fix them.
2. Get better microphones. They really aren’t all that expensive and will work wonders.
Don’t let these trivial things ruin a very nice podcast.
I hope this continues
The very last episode about Python 3 was probably one of the best episodes this Podcast has ever had, but we haven’t seen another one in a long time… I hope this podcast isn’t dead