A few episodes later I stormed onto the scene and have added another 50+ interviews to the mix. I’ve learned a ton in the process and I’d like to think that the audio quality has improved, and hopefully my journalistic chops as well.
I’ve interviewed Ruby experts and broke the news that RubyConf 2006 would be limited to only 240 attendees, causing widespread panic on the day tickets went on sale. There was a flood of email after the interview with Zed Shaw.
Photo by Thijs van der Vossen, Fingertips
The show currently has about 5,500 subscribers plus other occasional listeners, but some episodes get more attention. The interview with Adrian Holovaty of Django was popular with both Rubyists and Pythonists, and the recent Women in Development show was downloaded over 40,000 times. There is also an upcoming and uncut page (and feed) in addition to the main feed.
The source code for the Rails app that powers the site is available.
There are many people who are a huge part of my daily interactions, blog-reading, and coding, but have not appeared on the show yet. I hope to be able to continue doing the Rails Podcast for a long time, but now it’s your turn. My friend Dan Benjamin will be interviewing me for the next show. He wants you to send questions to him that you would like to ask me. Don’t post them here in the comments…he wants to keep me on my feet. Put RAILS PODCAST in the subject.
Thanks to Samson Audio for providing awesome microphones, pre-amps, and recording devices that I take everywhere I travel.
The podcast was also a launching pad for PeepCode Screencasts which now constitutes my full time employment and funds the expenses of the podcast. Thanks to everyone who has listened and who has supported PeepCode! (New screencasts are out now on rSpec and Rails from Scratch.)