The Stack Overflow Podcast

The Stack Overflow podcast is a frank and funny conversation about what it means to work in software and how code is reshaping our world. As it celebrates its 12th anniversary, it’s a must listen for any programmer, as necessary as Stack Overflow itself.

podcast November 20, 2012

SE Podcast #37 – Back At It, Again

Welcome back!  We’re actually back to a fairly normal podcast this week and want to bring you back up to speed on Stack Exchange after our adventures the last few weeks.  What’s on the agenda? What’s new this week? Starting with the review queue and its new segment: the reopen queue! It’s exactly what it…
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podcast November 9, 2012

SE Podcast #36 – We Got Hit by a Hurricane

So as you may have heard in the news, the east coast got hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy – in particular, our datacenter in Lower Manhattan was almost knocked entirely offline.  If not for the incredible efforts of Fog Creek Software, Squarespace, and Peer1 (the datacenter) there would have certainly been days of outages…
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podcast October 29, 2012

SE Podcast #35 – A Biscuit Away from Jerry Stiller

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #35 with special guest Scott Hanselman. We also have your loyal cohosts, Jay Hanlon and David Fullerton. And Joel Spolsky? What exactly would Scott say that he does here? Scott Hanselman runs a podcast that doesn’t waste your time… unlike we have for the first nine minutes. Let’s talk about…
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podcast October 23, 2012

SE Podcast #34 – Kyle Brandt and Nick Craver

On the show this week are Kyle Brandt and Nick Craver, two SE employees who are heading up our systems upgrades and relocations – they’ll dish all kinds of details on our infrastructure, plus plenty of chat about other mildly relevant things. First up on the agenda: Quantcast! Five minutes before we started recording, we…
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podcast October 15, 2012

SE Podcast #33 – It”s Back!

It’s Back! Welcome to episode #33 of the Stack Exchange podcast.  We’ve got a brand new co-host (Jay Hanlon, our new VP of Community Growth) plus our guest this week is David Fullerton, VP of Engineering at Stack Exchange. So what’s new in the seven months since our last podcast? Check out the new and…
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podcast March 6, 2012

SE Podcast #32 – Jarrod Dixon and Josh Heyer

With the recent “REP-OCALYPSE” that happened over the weekend, we thought it was a great time to do another podcast – so come join Joel, Jarrod, and Josh as they talk about some of the recent changes to the site and the motivations behind them. JOEL: This is not necessarily a podcast, but it might…
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podcast March 1, 2012

SE Podcast #31 – Goodbye Jeff

Well, it’s time for the final Stack Exchange Podcast featuring Jeff Atwood before he rides off into the sunset.  Tune in to hear Jeff and Joel reminisce about the origins of Stack Exchange, the journey along the way, and listen to some special recordings from those who have been around since the beginning. Joel was…
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company December 8, 2011

SE Podcast #30 – Robert Cartaino & Rebecca Chernoff

Guests this week are Robert Cartaino and Rebecca Chernoff. Yeehaw! They’re members of our Community Team. The original Joel on Software forums were sort of a progenitor for Stack Overflow. They had strict rules: nothing off-topic was allowed – and discussing the forums themselves was off-topic. So a Joel on Software Off-Topic discussion group was…
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company November 30, 2011

SE Podcast #29 – Chris Poole

Jeff and Joel are joined today by Chris “Moot” Poole, founder of 4chan and Canv.as.  It’s a wide ranging discussion from internet memes and tropes to the danger of the SOPA bill that is currently making its way through the house. We need a number display like they have in delis. If anyone out there…
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company November 23, 2011

SE Podcast #28 – Brent Ozar

Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Brent Ozar, database wizard who has helped tons of companies (including Stack) with their massive scaling needs. The Spanish site is live! It’s sort of strange having a site about learning one language be conducted in another. With French we decided to let them try to conduct the whole site…
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company November 16, 2011

SE Podcast #27 – Dave Winer

Jeff & Joel are joined today by Dave Winer, who’s upset that we don’t have a jingle to start the show! He “invented” (well, pioneered, really) the XML-RPC protocol. Dave tells us the story of how and why the protocol came to be. Right now, Dave’s working on a “magnificent symphony of software” – it’s the…
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