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My 2023 podcast log

I’ve had the incredibly good fortune to appear on several open source-related podcasts this year. What follows are my notes on the lot of them.

Tangents with Friends

I concluded the year as I most like to: sitting down for unnecessarily detailed conversations about the nerdier side of pop culture with my fellow co-hosts of Tangents with Friends on JMNJR Radio. This year, we shared our thoughts on the trailer for forthcoming “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” and the recently concluded Star Wars series “Ahsoka.”


Here’s a conversation about some of my favorite topics with two of my favorite people. Dear friends and fellow upstream collaborators Leslie Hawthorn and Abby Cabunoc Mayes asked if I’d join them on an episode of Sustain, the open source sustainability podcast, to chat about GitLab’s open source programs, open source community governance, and aligning open source strategy with business strategy. It was a blast.

Communicate, Connect, Grow

Fellow open-minded writer Felicity Brand invited me to chat with her on an episode of Communicate, Connect, Grow, a spectacular podcast from Open Strategy Partners, the communication strategy firm for which she wordsmiths. We talked about our open source origin stories, writing in and for open source projects, working asynchronously with distributed teams, and lots more.

The Kubernetes Podcast

At SCaLE20x in April, I sat down with the indefatigable Kaslin Fields, host of Google’s Kubernetes Podcast who was fresh off her own well-received presentation, to discuss the joys of attending one of my favorite community-focused open source conferences. We discussed show highlights, conference wishlists, and all the ways the open source community continues to surprise us.

Destination Linux

Also at SCaLE20x, Michael Tunnell of Destination Linux swung by the GitLab booth to chat about my favorite DevSecOps platform. But the best part of our conversation was his rapid-fire lightning round, which tested my sleep-deprived brain’s ability to justify my favorite Linux distribution, articulate my love of vaporwave, and render judgment about muffins’ superiority over cupcakes (sadly, that last bit only found its way to the cutting room floor).

# December 1, 2023