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swyx's personal picks pod. Weekdays: the best audio clips from podcasts I listen to, in 10 minutes or less! Fridays: Music picks! Weekends: long form talks and conversations! This is a passion project; never any ads, 100% just recs from me to people who like the stuff I like. Share and give feedback: tag @swyx on Twitter or email audio questions to swyx @ swyx.io
 
Rock and Rich Uncomfortable is a show where everything is on the table! They discuss the parts of life we tend to avoid. Rocky Haire is an outspoken high driven entertainment agent and entrepreneur who, at times, lets his general life curiosities take him down some very interesting rabbit trails. His co-host Richard Harmer is a certified crisis communication consultant who's worked with sports franchises, celebrities and organizations of all sizes. He brings a different perspective and doesn ...
 
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Listen to the Nathan Barry show: https://nathanbarry.com/030-sam-parr-growing-2m-subscribers-selling-newsletter/ 50mins in Sam Parr's $800k email: https://twitter.com/theSamParr/status/1332018614367645697?s=20 https://twitter.com/theSamParr/status/1331759376433115140?s=20 300k views: https://twitter.com/theSamParr/status/1332024062919503875?s=20 3k…
 
Listen to the full Deep Questions podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/deep-questions-with-cal-newport-cal-newport-t94EC0dyxsL/ (clip is from 40ish mins in) Notes YouTube CPM $2.50, Audio CPM $25, yet Audio gets paid for non-listened downloads Low end YouTube podcast audience 37k, high end 400k views per episode Audio makes way more for so…
 
Ever wonder why there's an infatuation with Billy the Kid? Us too! This podcast, with special guest host Brandy Diamond or Texas Wine and True Crime, will give you some interesting facts about Billy the Kid. We discuss our perspective on what made him an outlaw to begin with, and why we are still talking about him today. It's not as clear cut as yo…
 
A wideranging convo with Sunil covering the future of React, the Third Age of JavaScript, and the Meta of online discourse. Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3h1WICelqs Follow Sunil: https://twitter.com/threepointone Chapters: [00:01:40] React and Temporal, Declarative vs Imperative My Temporal Explainer: https://twitter.com/swyx/s…
 
UPDATE: Human remains discovered in Teton County, Wyoming, on Sunday are "consistent with the description of" missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, FBI officials said in a news conference. "Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery," said Charles Jones, FB…
 
By experiencing the worst possible outcome, you're able to optimize the outcome. In other words, going through the experience with flashcards will help you in real life! Here's how to do that! Another great life hack with the great Vince Poscente... in five or six minutes (ish)!By Rocky Haire and Richard Harmer
 
Timmy Britt is an artist, author, and speaker best known for his roles as a former Disney animation artist and former scenic art Imagineer. He is also the author of Extra-Ordinary Everyday Magic. Ever since Timmy Britt saw Roy Disney dedicate the newly-opened Walt Disney World on his fifth birthday, his heart dreamed of a day when he might become a…
 
Video version on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErO9Ujccwds My conversation with Jaden Baptista introducing him to Temporal. Transcript [00:00:00] swyx: Hey everyone is Swyx. I've been gone for the past couple of days and you may or may not be wondering what's happened. I basically got a cold and at this conference, it's actually nice to …
 
Listen to the Sourcegraph podcast: https://about.sourcegraph.com/podcast/christopher-chedeau/ (~28mins in) Lessons learned: Hackathon is important for intrapreneurship Near Death moment requires leap of faith Solve People Problems with Technology, not just technology problems Transcript [00:00:00] swyx: I'm continuing my exploration of how technolo…
 
Listen to the Future of Coding Podcast: https://futureofcoding.org/episodes/011 (30ish mins in) 3 Lessons Learned: Features over Benefits - original was a tutorial - second time: here's why react is different. Focus on the implementation rather than how to use it - Sophie Alpert, Dan Abramov, Cheng Lou Support everybody: IRC, Stackoverflow, Reddit …
 
Full interview on the HOSS talks FOSS podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e3IC-lAgXs Vitess: https://vitess.io/ Planetscale: https://planetscale.com/ Vitess was created in 2010 to solve the MySQL scalability challenges that the team at YouTube faced. This section briefly summarizes the sequence of events that led to Vitess' creation: YouTube’…
 
Listen to the full interview on SEDaily: https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2021/06/28/timescale-time-series-databases-with-mike-freedman/ We originally created Timescale, really from our own need. Around that time, 2014-2015, my co-founder and I, Ajay Kulkarni, who we go back many years, we resynced up and we started thinking about it was a good…
 
Brandy Diamond is a wife, mother, podcast host for Texas Wine and True Crime. Her podcast has grown to one of the top True Crime podcasts in the world! Her obsession has grown into a way to make money. Your passion and side hustle might just become your full time gig, and you'll love every second! Brandy is proof! Listen as Brandy gives us some tru…
 
Listen to more on the StackOverflow Podcast: https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/08/06/podcast-364-mark-porter-mongodb-database/ Transcript markporter [00:00:00] swyx: This is Mark Porter, the CTO of Mongo DB on his personal journey from relational databases to Mongo DB. [00:00:06] Mark Porter: I am a relentless tech geek. I've loved tech my whole life…
 
Most arguments are because most people communicate one way. Understand you may not always be right and the other person may not be right either. How you can navigate life and not always be right. A great lesson with former olympian, author, speaker Vince Poscente Breakthrough Moments in 5 or 6 minutes ish with Vince Poscente!…
 
Do you LOVE what you do? Are you passionate about what you do for work? Do you like BBQ? Kenneth Cunningham of North Texas BBQ Addicts give us some insights about passion and a few tips about BBQ...and how he grew his Facebook page to over 132,000 people (and growing) and became a BBQ influencer. Check out their Facebook! It's a crazy growing page …
 
Listen to the Pyschology Podcast: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/podcast/robert-cialdini-the-new-psychology-of-persuasion/ Steph Smith's book: Announcement Tweet: https://twitter.com/stephsmithio/status/1418320255429062661 Launch Tweet: https://twitter.com/stephsmithio/status/1411047949094637569 Doing Content Right: https://stephsmithio.gumroad.com/…
 
How exactly does a violinist from Paris, France end up in New York city broke and homeless get on the David Letterman Show? The crazy real life story of world renowned violinist, Scott Tixier. Tixier has worked in theater, film scoring, Broadway shows, for Sony Pictures, ARTE Creative, Heineken, Dos Equis, Fisher-Price, America's Got Talent on NBC,…
 
Sources: - Back to the Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8TZbze72Bc - Predator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z4ll94hN_E - Death Becomes Her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsKDxRrscg4 - Forrest Gump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcOt6mfjxeA - Captain America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrXwAeJ87Bk - Avengers: https://www.youtube…
 
Watch Charles' full talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja9D0kpksxw Apologies for the bad sound, I moved house and lost my microphone for a while. I'll get it back. Response from a listener (DaveJ on our Discord): @swyx enjoyed the last mixtape about Cardano. You closed with the same thoughts that I had initially about academic peer review and ho…
 
Listen to Software Engineering Daily: https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2021/04/07/chainlink-connecting-smart-contracts-to-external-data-with-sergey-nazarov/ Transcript JM: Tell me a little bit more about the data sources for Chainlink. Like how do those data sources get vetted and how does the data make its way onto the chain? SN: Right, absolu…
 
Here's another stress / life hack! A quick way to get more oxygen in your brain so you can cope with a stressful situation. We tried it! IT WORKS!! Here's another Breakthrough Moment in about 5 or 6 minutes ish with Vince Poscente. Want to know more about Vince? Go to his website. https://www.vinceposcente.com…
 
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW0QZmtbjvs Transcript [00:00:00] swyx: Part two of my cryptocurrency exploration is on scaling blockchains. And I think if metallic is probably the best and most articulate person to talk about this. [00:00:09] Vitalik Buterin: There's two major paradigms for scaling blockchains. Right? As you said, we are o…
 
Source: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/epicenter-learn/danny-ryan-ethereum-dNF42A7tuiR/ Notes Eth 2 Beacon chain went live in Dec 2020 4.5m eth locked Each validator 32 eth Validator job: randomness generation, finality, validator level transactions (attestations, deposits, onboarding) The Merge Eth1 has an application layer and a thin consen…
 
Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. He is graduate of Penn State University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Brian has been in long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine and bulimia since April of 2007. Brian’s most r…
 
Source: https://writingexcuses.com/2021/05/02/16-18-poetry-and-the-fantastic/ “The first words that are read by seekers of enlightenment in the secret, gong-banging, yeti-haunted valleys near the hub of the world, are when they look into The Life of Wen the Eternally Surprised. The first question they ask is: 'Why was he eternally surprised?' And t…
 
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