The Magpie Talkshow Podcast

It's me, a portable recording rig, a noisy venue at a conference somewhere and a 20 minute chat with an interesting person about something tech related. What's not to like?

Some people have asked what I use to record the podcast. I wrote about that recently.

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 22 - Adrian Cockcroft

Flying Spaghetti Monstor Simulation Edition

Adrian Cockcroft has been a great supporter of my work around microservices, and I was really grateful he was able to find the time to catch up with me at Yow 2015 late last year.

Few people have done as much to help share the power of the cloud in...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 19 - Aino Corry

Noisy Handryer Edition

Welcome back to the Magpie Talkshow Podcast! It's been too long (almost exactly 3 months) since I got the last episode out, and despite having a healthy backlog of interviews recorded I've been unable to find the time to get them out. Since then, a...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 18 - Kathleen Fisher

Quadcopter Vulnerability Edition

In this week's episode I chat to Kathleen Fisher, a professor at Tufts University. I caught up with Kathleen during the first stop of the three city YOW 2015 conference late last year, where she was delivering the opening keynote on the topic of formal...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 17 - Corey Latislaw

Solar-powered Minesweeper Edition

After far too long a hiatus, the Magpie Talkshow is back with it's 17th episode. This week we wrap up the last of the interviews I recorded at Øredev last year, and hear my chat with Android developer Corey Latislaw. Mobile development in general is...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 16 - Neha Narula

Proof Of Work Edition

Distributed systems can be pretty hard things to understand, so I'm always on the lookout for someone who manages to explain these things well. Neha Narula is one such person, and I was lucky enough to see one of her sessions at Øredev late last year...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 15 - Ben Stopford

Fortran Cosmology Edition

Back in November, again at the Øredev conference, I sat down with an old colleague of mine, Ben Stopford. After starting out in physics (specialising in cosmology no less!) Ben shifted over to computing, where he has been ever since. After leaving...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 14 - Sam Aaron

Tetris Calculator Edition

** When I first put this episode out, there was a glitch at the end with overlaid speech. This is now fixed! **

I've enjoyed all the interviews I've done for The Magpie Talkshow so far, but some do stick out more than others. Often the key distinction...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 13 - Håkan Jonsson

Privacy Tradeoff Edition

After an unplanned two week hiatus, the Magpie Talkshow is back. The break was due to a bunch of craziness going on which I'll hopefully let you know about soon, but I'm hoping from here on out we can get back to an episode a week.

Aside from Øredev...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 12 - Kristof Adriaenssens

Distributed Drilling Edition

This episode is a week later than planned, due to me being on holiday. Good for me, not so good for all of you I'm afraid! It'll be weekly from here on out I hope, and I'll get better at letting you know if they'll be any interruptions in service....

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 11 - Amy Phillips

Sandwich Year Edition

I got to record a number of great interviews at Øredev in Sweden late last year. My interview with Songkick's Amy Phillips was the third, but due to slightly confusing reasons on my side, is actually the first to get released.

Amy is a software engineer...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 10 - Martin Fowler

Small Room Edition

Many of you have probably heard of my colleague Martin Fowler before. I'm lucky enough to get to work with him on occasion as part of my role on ThoughtWorks' Technology Advisory Board (or TAB), which is an internal body inside ThoughtWorks itself...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 9 - Troy Hunt

Pineapple Darknet Edition

In a change to the normal schedule, rather than releasing episodes in the strict order in which they were recorded I've instead brought forward one of my most recent interviews. In Episode 9 of the Magpie Talkshow, I talk to security consultant, blogger...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 8 - Beth Skurrie

Ruby Inadequacy Edition

In the second of two episodes released this week, I chat to Beth Skurrie.

Microservices have been a focus of mine for the last few years, and one of the trickiest problems in this area is how to ensure that when you change one service that you don...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 7 - Brian Sletten

Liberal Arts Edition

I was tied up with work an unable to get an episode up last week, so to make up for it you'll be getting not one, but two episodes!

In the first of this week's episodes, I chat to Brian Sletten. Brian has long been passionate about the semantic web...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 6 - Simon Brown

Channel Islands Edition

Simon Brown is a freelance author, consultant and trainer based on Jersey in the channel islands. I've known Simon for a while, and we caught up at Devoxx Poland earlier this year.

Simon's focus for the last few years has been on helping people articulate...

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Magpie Talkshow Episode 4 - Irina Guberman

Robotic Pianist Edition

Some people love their job, and Irina is clearly one of them. Coming into computing via a somewhat unconventional route, Irina spent a long time with Java before discovering Erlang, which as you can tell from our discussion is something of a passion...

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