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Chinchilla Squeaks

Chinchilla Squeaks

By Chris Chinchilla
A weekly podcast from Chris Chinchilla covering technology, board and role play games, history, current affairs, and frankly whatever I feel like covering.

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Chinchilla Squeaks

A legendary merge
In this episode I round up the latest geeky news that has caught my attention including the Ethereum merge, looking forward to macOS Ventura, AI images already getting banned in image stores, a history of ARM, and much more!
September 28, 2022
Dotan Horovits of, watch your heroes and the life of Clippy
In this episode I speak with Dotan Horowits from about Observability and OpenTelemetry. Also features how much GPT-3 truly knows about you, the life of clippy and why you should always have an air of scepticism in what you read. Magic mind discount codes The next 10 days, you can get 40% off your subscription at: A 20% discount code of any single purchase: CHINCHILLA20
September 15, 2022
Tiny CSS and Moore's magic Mac
In this episode I speak with the authors of Tiny CSS projects, Michael Gearon and Martine Dowden. I also look at Apple's new repair program, the saviour of Moore's law, and more! Magic mind discount codes The next 10 days, you can get 40% off your subscription at: A 20% discount code of any single purchase: CHINCHILLA20
September 05, 2022
Matt Butcher of Fermyon, GTA, Tauri, and is Veganism really that popular?
On this episode I have Matt Butcher of Fermyon to talk about their cloud-hosted webassembly platform. I also cover Tauri, tech settings you should change, Umbrella Academy, ask if Veganism is really hype, and much more!
August 18, 2022
Apache Pulsar with Patrick McFadin
I have Patrick McFadin back on the show to discuss using Apache Pulsar for distributed cloud-native streaming and how it fits into Data Stax's plans and business goals.
August 03, 2022
All-in-one friendly observability with groundcover
On this episode I speak with Shahar Azulay of ground cover who claim an all-in one observability solution with minimal change to your existing application code.  Too good to be true? I find out. But they do have a very cheerful interface at least ;)
July 27, 2022
SBOMs and software security with Scribe
In this episode I speak with Barak Brudo of Scribe Security about software bills of material and their impact on software supply chains.
July 21, 2022
Live play - Battle of the Bards by Dustin Winter
Cross-post from my Solo Adventurer channel and podcast. Will my musical past help me win a battle of the bands… Against myself? I compose a song, and maybe even sing it… Live! This game by Dustin Winter was featured in the latest Level 1 anthology part of Free RPG day.
July 19, 2022
A bumper bonus buffet
Back again after a lot of events, bouncing around the globe. So in this episode I report back on Open Infra Summit, OSCAL, HashiConf, and Monitorama. I also look at links from the past few weeks that caught my eye.
July 07, 2022
Kong, Koyeb, and Kuma
Hey all, more KubeCon kontent for you, this time Vic and Yann from Kon and Koyeb, talking service meshes. Plus a few more details from WWDC and frameworks increase developer adoption.
June 15, 2022
Amanda Brock of OpenUK
This episode I take a look at open source censorship in China, wether forms spelled the end of the WWW and I speak with Amanda Brock of Open UK about their projects and their current state of open survey. The survey -
June 08, 2022
KubeCon EU with Napptive, simplified Kubernetes environments
In this first interview recorded at KubeCon EU in Valencia I speak with Napptive, who aim to simplify Kubernetes environments to be usable by anyone.
June 01, 2022
Kubernetes powered time travel
This issue I am back from (in-person!) KubeCon. I also look at time travel, erasing yourself from the internet, and how you'd better up your game if you want to read or write poetry, because the robots are coming…
May 26, 2022
Back to the Baltics with TechChill
This episode I cover my recent trip to Riga and Tech Chill, a wonderful startup and tech event in the Latvian capital of Riga.
May 13, 2022
To open or not to open
Hey Gregarious Mammals 👋 Back after holidays, work travel, sickness, and general "bleh". Life is getting back to pre-2020 normality and it's taking a little getting used to! 😅 Anyway, as it's been a while, there's a lot to cover, so let's get down to it. xx Chinch
May 06, 2022
In this issue I cover the far-reaching nuances of privacy, switching from Google, Twitter breaks itself, and D&D goes beyond! 🎲 xx Chinch
April 15, 2022
Hardening JavaScript with Kris Kowal
In this episode I speak with Kris Kowal, a software engineer at Agoric. We discuss the origins of securing code, the future of Javascript, and, Chinchillas.
April 06, 2022
Some serious subjects for this issue, from forced human migrations, to what engineers can do about sustainability. Sometimes that's what's needed.
March 31, 2022
Internet 3 point uh oh
In this episode I cover risks to the internet from various sources, technology for cyber defence, and more.
March 24, 2022
Charmed Kubeflow with Rob Gibbon of Canonical
In this Chinchilla Squeaks interview I speak with Rob Gibbon, Product Manager at Canonical about their flavour of Kubeflow and how it can be used for machine learning workloads with Kubernetes.
March 03, 2022
Forging the Meta
This episode I take a look back at old tech concepts made new, Using AI to understand language, the future of Firefox and much more!
February 24, 2022
Kubernetes automation with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic
In this interview and demo I speak with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic about their Kubernetes management and automation platform.
February 10, 2022
Old man shouts at cloud computing
In this episode I discuss ageing entrepreneur, staff exoduses, unsung heroes, futuristic interfaces, and more!
February 04, 2022
A virtual problem
I am back after a small break… And a spell of COVID 😷. This issue I look far and wide at the "wonders" of Crypto, ponder why I should care if I take too long to reply to an email, and dig deep into a thorny issue I recently discovered with virtual cameras on M1 Macs 🤓. xx Chinch
January 20, 2022
Twenty twenty uh huh
I take a look back on the year that was. What did I accomplish, what did I want to accomplish and what do I have planned for 2022?
December 30, 2021
Abstract time machine
In this episode I look at the abstraction of code, writing rules (and why?), Mac migrations, and historical religions (ooh yeah).
December 17, 2021
A world of wires
In this episode I look at the (un)intended consequences of tech utopias, why wired is back baby, why (oh why) are 15 minute delivery companies spreading so fast, reflections on Nanowrimo, and much much more.
December 08, 2021
Maximising content with Christopher Willis of Acrolinx
Acrolinx is an AI-powered platform/framework/tool/🤷‍♂️ for content optimisation. I have always wanted to know more about the product, and for this episode I speak with their CMO, Christopher Willis to finally find out more.
November 24, 2021
Reach out and Touch Bar
This episode… The browser wars, developer tools you should now about, how could the Touch Bar have succeeded and much more!
November 18, 2021
Dial M1 for Monterey
In this episode I discuss the latest releases from Apple, the tribulations of Clubhouse, 20 years of the iPod, what to do with files you find on old computers, and much more!
November 09, 2021
KubeCon NA 2021
Another KubeCon roundup from the recent hybrid event in Los Angeles. Featured are: Nick Durkin of Harness Buddy Brewer and Mark Robinson of New Relic Anurag Gupta of Calyptia Martin Mao of Chronosphere Chang Li of Hashicorp Laurent of Cast AI Enjoy!
October 27, 2021
A landline life coach
How will the landline "die", adding emotion to games, leaked, life coaches exposed, and much more!
October 13, 2021
Only fools and tech courses
In this episode I cover AI coding, GitLab, filling all those tech vacancies, trusting VPNs, undersea cables, and obscure actors with popularity in equally obscure places… xx Chinch
October 01, 2021
Screw you reality!
In this episode I look at attempts at a floating "paradise", AI in education, the race to delivery groceries, Umberto Eco's advice for writers and more! Like what you hear? Read, watch, listen to, and play with my creations: Sign up for my office hours: Join my Discord server: Support me:
September 16, 2021
You're not as smart as you might think you are
In this episode I cover… The history of smartphones, Docker, and Hyperlinks. Also is AI fast catching up to (bad) developers, and what will become of Afghanistans Internet?
September 09, 2021
Careful where you put that data
In this episode I look at the many facets of unintended data, Google's messaging journey, happy birthday Linux, and much more.
September 02, 2021
Relaunch announcement
I've been quiet for a while, here's why. I'm relaunching the show soon and here's what I have planned.
July 21, 2021
Real-Time Analytics with Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset
Rockset promises The real-time indexing database for modern data applications. How does it compare to the competition? I speak with Venkat Venkataramani to find out.
July 07, 2021
Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp
Many of us in software development know of, and have used HashiCorp projects. How do they stay innovative in a rapidly changing ecosystem? I speak with Ray (Consul) and Chang (Nomad) to find out more.
June 30, 2021
Modern Application Connectivity with Idit Levine of
I have Idit Levine back on the show to discuss how use Istio and Envoy Proxy to provide API Infrastructure from the Edge to Service Mesh.
June 23, 2021
Monitor everything with Robin Schumacher of Netdata
Netdata helps you troubleshoot slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of per-second metrics, meaningful visualizations, and insightful health alarms with zero configuration. Observability is a busy space, how do they compare? I speak with Robin Schumacher to find out.
June 16, 2021
Creating Production-ready containers with John Amaral of
How can help you create production-ready containers quickly? I speak with CEO, John Amaral to find out how.
June 09, 2021
Ransomware in Kubernetes with Veeam
Infrastructure as code offers many possibilities, but introduces a large amount of potential security vulnerabilities. How can Veeam help? I speak with Michael Cade to find out.
June 02, 2021
Percona and the future of data with Matt Yonkovit
I speak with Percona’s Chief Experience Officer to discuss their recent Percona live event, the future of data and how we store and collaborate with it, and what open source means to the company.
May 20, 2021
Building and sharing data with Streamlit
Streamlit turns data scripts into shareable web apps in minutes. All in Python. All for free. No front‑end experience required. I speak with Adrien Treuille and Amanda Kelly to find out more about the company and how it fits into data pipelines.
May 13, 2021
Open Source Service Mesh with William Morgan of Linkerd
This episode starts a run of talks from KubeCon EU 2021, and I speak with William Morgan of Linkerd, the first service mesh for Kubernetes.
May 06, 2021
Hybrid cloud object storage with AB Periasamy of MinIO
This episode I speak Hybrid cloud object storage with AB Periasamy of MinIO.
April 15, 2021
Security in the Age of Microservices with Tzury Bar Yochay, CTO and co-founder of Reblaze
Service mesh is one of the keys to securing bleeding-edge microservices , and how can companies continue to capitalize on the containerization trends, without sacrificing security? I speak with Reblaze founder, Tzury Bar Yochay to found out how…
April 08, 2021
The Weekly Squeak - Kubernetes native GitOps with Cornelia Davis of Flux
I speak with Cornelia Davis, CTO of Weaveworks about GitOps, Flux and simplifying the creation of Kubernetes clusters.
March 25, 2021
Open Observability with Anthony Woods of Grafana Labs
Chris speaks with Anthony Woods of Grafana Labs about Grafana, Prometheus, Cortex, and about the current state of observability.
March 15, 2021
The past, present, and future of Snagit with Daniel Foster
I speak with Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy manager about the long running screenshot creation and management software. I also cover the recent debacle in Australia, the business of zero-day exploits, why everyone should use Ethernet and more…
February 25, 2021
The Jamstack Book with Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi
I speak with Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi about the book they are working on for Manning publications covering everything Jamstack.  I also cover Vivaldi, dependency hell, crazy laptops, and more. Want a 40% discount on all books in the Manning catalogue, use podchinc19 or Want a free book? Leave a review wherever you listen to the show!
February 17, 2021
eBPF Cloud Native computing with Neela Jacques of Isovalent
I speak with Neela Jacque about eBPF and what does Cilium and Isovalent offer to cloud-native networking and security. I also cover the rise of VSCode, the re-rise of co-working, Telegram v Signal, and more!
February 10, 2021
Cloud Native automation with Jon Edvald of Garden
This episode I speak with Jon Edvald of Garden about their cloud native automation platform. I also cover Linux on the M1, Google Chrome, Web extensions on Safari, and more!
January 28, 2021
Apollo GraphQL with Geoff Schmidt
This issue I speak with Geoff Schmidt of Apollo about their GraphQL offerings. I also cover general AI, decades old technology bets, is it wise to remove WhatsApp, and much more.  xx Chinch
January 21, 2021
Updates from the Ukrainian Startup scene with Stepan Veselovskyi
I speak with Stepan Veselovskyi, the CEO at Lviv IT Cluster about what's been happening in the Ukraine tech and startup scene since my last visit. I also cover JetBrains, Google, WhatsApp, and… The Amiga
January 13, 2021
Nvidia Jetson with Amit Goel
This week, I speak with Amit Goel, Director of Product Management for Embedded AI Platforms at NVIDIA about the Jetson platform. I also cover the M1 (again), Discord, the Romans, and the Archers…  xx Chinch
January 06, 2021
Algolia search with Julien Lemoine
In this episode I cover the new Algolia integration with Netlify and look at the rapid growth of interest in their search solution.  Also features news on Fuscia OS, taking Google offline, GPT-3, and much more!
December 16, 2020
Ubuntu on Lenovo with Mark Pearson and Martin Wimpress
In this Weekly Squeak I speak with Mark and Martin and cover how the two teams worked together to make Ubuntu shine on Lenovo machines.  Also features content on Slack acquisition, M1 on AWS, Garbage language, and much more…
December 09, 2020
Software error tracking with Brian Rue of Rollbar
This week I speak with Brian Rue of Rollbar, The Continuous Code Improvement Platform. No links… Because apparently, I didn't read anything…
December 02, 2020
The Weekly Squeak - Headless CMS with Aurélien Georget of Strapi
I speak with with Aurélien Georget of Strapi, the leading open-source headless CMS, 100% Javascript, fully customizable and developer-first.  I also cover substack, did 2020 get the startups it needed, and just how good is the new M1 chip for machine learning practitioners?
November 26, 2020
Code Review in your IDE with Codestream
In this episode I speak with Peter Pezaris of Codestream about their IDE plugin that allows you to integrate code review, pull and merge requests, and issue trackers directly where you work. I also cover paying for podcasts, taxing working from home, tech acquisitions of 2020, and Big Sur.
November 19, 2020
Kubernetes observability with Pixie
This week I speak with the cofounders of Pixie labs, that helps you instantly troubleshoot your applications on Kubernetes.  I also cover immutable operating systems, the ISS, real world quantum computing, the Lord of the Rings that never was, and more…
November 11, 2020
Graph and AI with Gaurav Deshpande
I have Gaurav Deshpande of TigerGraph back to talk about their recent conference covering the intersection of Graph and AI. I also cover Berlin airports, sci-fi recommendations, and bizarre operating systems.
November 05, 2020
Automating everything with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT
In this episode I speak with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT about the past, present, and future of their automation platform. I also look at the history of markdown, and legal frameworks for AI.
October 28, 2020
The present and future of Jamstack with Matt Biilmann
This weekly squeak I talk with Matt Biilmann of Netlify about their recent announcements and the future of Jamstack presented at their recent Jamstackconf.   I also cover the ownership of Berlin startups, crypto hype, the history of search, new zoom integrations, and much more.
October 21, 2020
IoT trends and the future of conferences with Cate Lawrence
In this Weekly Squeak I have my old cohost back to discuss recent trends in IoT and her visit to IFA in Berlin, will the hybrid format be the future of conferences in the medium term? I also cover Goodreads, Flutter, Swift, Kubernetes, and famous historical deaths.
October 01, 2020
Scaling MySQL with Planet Scale
In this episode I speak with Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane of Planet Scale, a solution for scaling MySQL on Kubernetes.  I also cover Mozilla, returning to the office, Canonical, and can open source be bought?
September 23, 2020
Christian Nunciato - Pulumi in Action
In this episode I speak with Christian Nunciato, author of Pulumi in Action from Manning. Use podchinc19 for a 40% discount code, or andy of the codes below for a free eBook: piaccpr-6BF3 piaccpr-490B piaccpr-7008 piaccpr-1B50 piaccpr-E406 I also cover news from ARM, editing a robot, and more.
September 16, 2020
Contentful with Paolo Negri
In this episode I speak with Paolo Negri about their API-first content platform. Also features the story of Bullfrog, history books for roleplayers, judging an open source project, and more. Watch my DXpose livestream where I judge the developer experience of Contentful on Twitch.
September 09, 2020
D&D and Teams with Karthik Nagarajan
This episode I speak with Karthik Nagarajan about the advantages of running roleplaying games for teams, look at computer user groups, fraud, and a JavaScript version of Civilisation 6.
September 03, 2020
KubeCon EU 2020
In this episode I speak with Vijoy Pandey (Cisco), Amith Nair (HashiCorp), and Michael Friedrich (GitLab) about their announcements and highlights from KubeCon as well as my own personal highlights.
August 27, 2020
Robert Reeves of Liquibase
Robert Reeves joins me after a 2 year gap to discuss bringing DevOps practices to the database world. I also cover Zoom's amazing quarter, the end of PhoneGap, the end of the Beatles, and the end of WW2 (in Japan).
August 21, 2020
Tanmai Gopal of Hasura - Instant GraphQL APIs for your data
I speak with Tanmai Gopal about Hasura, an open source and hosted platform that brings instant GraphQL APIs to your data. Also features my weekly round up of geeky news including the best game consoles ever, GPT-3, and more.
August 12, 2020
Confluent Cloud with Dan Rosanova
In this episode I speak with Dan Rosanova from Confluent about Kafka, their cloud offering, and project Metamorphosis. I also cover news from the past week including Developer Experience 101, Google Docs as an act of resistance, news from the Linux Kernel, what happened next to the founder of Atari, and much more.
June 10, 2020
Detecting infections from X-Rays - Alexander Wong of COVID-Net
This is a focussed episode, where I interview Alexander Wong of COVID-Net and DarwinAI about an open-source project last week to improve COVID-19 screening using artificial intelligence (AI). In news I recommend another podcast you should listen to in this turbulent week.
June 04, 2020
Interchain, Tech privilege and inclusion with Tess Rinearson
This week I speak with Tess Rinearson about the Interchain foundation and her past thoughts on running inclusive hackathons, privilege, and much more. Also features news from Microsoft Build, Surveillance Capitalism, and the lost Sim games of Maxis.
May 27, 2020
In-memory computing with Dale Kim of Hazelcast
This week I speak about in-memory computing with Dale Kim of Hazelcast. I also look at the changing world of in-person trade shows, offices, and restaurants.
May 20, 2020
Kubernetes as a Service with Spectro Cloud
This week I speak with Spectro Cloud about their new Kubernetes as a service offering, and also take a look at operating system market share changes, Skype just isn't cool, Apple's T2 chip woes, gaming, and Stephen Wolfram's theory of everything.
May 13, 2020
Scalable Graph databases with TigerGraph
I speak with Gaurav Deshpande of TigerGraph about their highly scalable graph database. Also features GDPR 2 years later, Flutter, JavaScript, grounded airplanes, cats, and more.
April 29, 2020
Decentralized entertainment with
In this episode I speak with Troy Murray of, a decentralized ecosystem that empowers creators and delivers fans classic and original content. Also features news items on technology in a time of crisis, self-editing, the bans before musicians were famous, and much more!
April 23, 2020
Augmented AI with Chris Longstaff of Mindtech
This week I speak with Chris Longstaff of Mindtech about their curious plan to help machine learning by augmenting datasets with synthetic data. I also cover alternative calendars, the woes of WeWork, robot writers and more. Mindtech presentation
April 16, 2020
Universal code search with Sourcegraph - Civilization, Lockdowns, and AmigaOS
In this episode I speak with Quinn Slack of Sourcegraph about the universal code search tool. Also features news on AmigaOS, awesome repos for developers, the truths of lockdown, meetup spins out of WeWork, and early internet streamers.
April 09, 2020
Cybersecurity during a Pandemic - An interview with Critical Start
No links this week as I focus on an interview with Quentin Rhoads-Herrera of Critical Start where we talk about cyber security during a time of crisis.
April 01, 2020
Peter Suma of Applied Brain Research, a new Hello World, and how games influence policy
In this episode I speak with Peter Suma of Applied Brain Research about Nengo, a complete brain maker that allows you to develop and run models with deep learning, online learning, static weights, simple linear neurons, complex spiking neurons, and everything in-between. Also features content covering tools for working from home, two player games, a "Hello World" for the modern era, and much more!
March 25, 2020
Mobile engagement with mGage, why you should use Brave, ditch Discord and what actually is a URL
In this episode I speak with Nick Millward of mGage about the past present and future of mobile engagement, especially RCS. I also cover the history of the URL, teaching an AI to play D&D, how to work from home, why Discord is bad, Brave is good, and so much more. mGage
March 18, 2020
Computing history with Sinclair Target of two-bit history
I'm taking a short break, so something from the archives this week of my ill-fated podcast from last year, "The Enthusiastic Amateur". This interview is reproduced in entirety to get the listeners it deserved. A great interview with Sinclair Target of two-bit history about the hidden stories from computing history.
March 04, 2020
Patrick McFadin talks Datastax and Cassandra, MIDI 2.0 and how do planes fly?
In this episode I speak with Patrick McFadin about Datastax and their plans with Apache Cassandra, ponder on the release of MIDI 2.0 after 37 years, plane security, what happened in Iowa, and more
February 13, 2020
Paul Kuijf of, Wine, filter bubbles, and what is meat?
In this episode I speak with Paul Kuijf of, look at the new Lovecraft film, burst some bubbles, learn new languages, and much more.
February 06, 2020
The Tactigon, academic scandal, and gaming colonialism
In this episode I speak with the makers of the Tactigon wearable gesture controller, look at scandal in Oxford, DLC in D&D, decolonialising gaming, and much more.
January 22, 2020
Responsible AI with Shlomi Hod, the weird web and fax on the beach
This episode I speak with Shlomi Hod about responsible AI, look at the worst D&D monster of all, hello world in assembly, and more.
January 15, 2020
Kin Lane the API evangelist, Linux revisited, and the lost story of Wolfenstein
In this episode I speak with the infamous Kin Lane, the API evangelist, now working with Postman. I also cover my new experiences with the Linux desktop, how "the rise of skywalker" has visions of our dystopian future, and more!
January 07, 2020
5GTechritory, Y2K, BitTorrent, Monopoly, and future gazing
In this episode I speak with Laszlo Toth, Nikolai Astrup, and Dr. Suncheol Gweon from the recent 5GTechritory about the current state, and future promise of 5G. Also in this episode, the Y2K panic, incentivising BitTorrent, Monopoly, tech sexism, and so much more.
December 18, 2019
Chronosphere and fixing the internet, air conditioning and calculators
In this episode I speak with Martin Mao of Chronosphere about the massive scale monitoring platform. I also cover fixing the internet, fixing air conditioning, the problem with calculators, switching from macOS to Linux, the death of Lil Bub and more!
December 05, 2019
Raj Dutt of Grafana, Brave, WeWork, and Football manager
In this episode I speak with Raj Dutt of Grafana. I also cover the rise of the Brave browser, keep an eye on Softbank, question Apple's design, look at the new tabletop game, Tapestry, investigate the issues with coworking, and much more!
November 27, 2019
A fantasy Greek perfect for your eyes
Fresh back from Tekom's TCWorld event, Chris covers the difference between different types of tech writers, fantasy maps, running D&D campaigns with inconsistent players, is dark mode a myth, and why do so many cultures think Greek is so complicated? Questions: Would you watch live documenting / tech writing? Have you ever run a West marches campaign? Do you like dark mode? Why? Contact me:
November 15, 2019
In this episode I cover the WeWork/Meetup/Softbank world domination saga, the sad state of affairs of online journalism, and has Apple had enough of Electron? Meetup interview One day the World ended game Questions for you: Who should buy Meetup? Should we all produce less content? Will Apple only allow users to install from the App store in the future? Let me know at:
November 08, 2019
The Apache Software Foundation, UNIX at 50 and the story of a floating hotel
In this episode I speak with David Nalley of the Apache Software Foundation about their roles in the projects they work with. Also features how an Australian floating hotel ended up in North Korea, D&D with sign language, long distance flights, and Happy birthday UNIX.
October 31, 2019
Leemon Baird of Hedera Hashgraph, Wendys Horror, and GNU Start
In this episode I speak with Dr. Leemon Baird of Hedera Hashgraph about their DLT (not a Blockchain), plus the Saga of Richard Stallman continues, the history of Call of Cthulhu, and Wendys releases a RPG…
October 15, 2019
The Vermont Remote Workers Grant, Docker, Boeing, ICE and Thomas Jefferson
In this episode I speak with Commissioner Goldstein of the Vermont State Government about the policy of paying remote workers to relocate to the state. I also cover Docker, the tech backlash against ICE, the Boeing 737 Max, and Thomas Jefferson's Bible… Transcript (New, very beta)
October 03, 2019
The nerd legacy
In this episode I cover the resignation of Richard Stallman, historic installation windows, Apple and "sherlocking", COBOL, and the future of development.
September 25, 2019
Xinshu Dong of RockX, Unix, the history of commuting and words
In this episode I speak with Xinshu Dong of RockX about his new blockchain-based digital assets platform. Also features stories on the impact of our cities on commuting, products for the elderly, the power of words, the history of Unix and more.
September 12, 2019
Sky Guo of Cypherium, loss in the age of the cloud and fantasy islands
In this episode I speak with Sky Guo of Cypherium, cover data loss in the era of digital memories, fantasy islands, the history of JQuery, and when crowdfunding goes wrong.
August 29, 2019
Product Hunt award winner, Ctrl+Alt+Del and HarmonyOS
In this episode I speak with Davit Baghdasaryan of about their small Windows, macOS and (soon) iOS application that removes background noise from online conversations. Also features news on Huawei's new OS, the history of Ctrl+Alt+del, moderating hacker news and more.
August 15, 2019
Putting Blockchain in hotel rooms with Réda Berrehili of the Ki Foundation
In this episode I speak with Réda Berrehili of the Ki Foundation about their plans to put blockchain-powered assistants into hotel rooms. I also cover the Linux desktop wars are over, the Nintendo power glove, and those pesky under water cables giving us all the internet we need (most of the time).
August 09, 2019
Quantum Jerks - Brilliant Puppies, Pompeii, and what's so good about Medium?
In this Weekly Squeak I cover Quantum computing, removing brilliant jerks, the problems with Medium, the problems with office perks, arguments over Pompeii and more!
August 01, 2019
Apache Spark with Jean Georges Perrin, Twine, Alexa and the NHS
In this episode I speak with Jean Georges Perrin about his forthcoming book "Spark in Action", where we cover Apache Spark, writing books, and why many are wrong about IBM. I also cover Twine, Open Source and Alexa and the UK's health service. Discount code for any Manning books for you all: podchinc19 And 5 free eBook codes for Jean's book if it caught your interest! spchc-3424 spchc-552D spchc-445B spchc-3087 spchc-F63D  They are already activated and will last for two months. 
July 19, 2019
IOST Blockchain, downplaying air travel, computer sound design and JPEG joy
In this episode I speak with some of the team behind the IOST Blockchain project, cover recent Zoom woes, wonder if air travel is all that's it's hyped to be, dig into JPEGs, and so much more!
July 12, 2019
Marco Palladino of Kong, Sugar, Sobriety and Vegetarian Tech
I speak with Marco Palladino of Kong about their API gateway, microservice mesh and smart docs generation. Also features content on North Korea, increased sobriety, Sugar and Vegetarian tech events. And I announce how you can get involved in my new show, "The Enthusiastic Amateur".
July 04, 2019
The state of mobile networks with OpenSignal
In this episode I speak with Ian Fogg of OpenSignal about our current 4G network, and the future 5G one. Also featured is D&D for product teams, educating on the history of the British Empire, Visual Basic, Project Catalyst, Libra, escaping the smart city and more!
June 27, 2019
KubeCon -, Digital Ocean and Atlassian
In part 2 of interviews from KubeCon, I speak with the following people about developments in the world of Kubernetes: Idit Levine of 24:48 - Shiv Ramji of Digital Ocean  50:05 - Matthew Whittington of Atlassian
June 14, 2019
KubeCon - IBM, Canonical and Rancher
In part 1 of interviews from KubeCon, I speak with the following people about developments in the world of Kubernetes: 1:27 - Jason McGee of IBM 25:26 - Carmine Rimi of Canonical 48:16 - Sheng Liang of Rancher Labs
June 10, 2019
Mark Marron of Bosque, Microsoft's new programming language
I speak with Mark Marron of Microsoft about their new language that is simple, obvious, and easy to reason about for both humans and machines. I also cover Edge arriving on macOS, Android Q desktop mode, Vale for the desktop, and why no one builds underground lines anymore?
May 28, 2019
Matt Billman of Netlify, game playing AI, and Sim City hell
In this episode Chris speaks with Matt Billman of Netlify, creating general game playing AI, browser wars past and present, and more!
May 15, 2019
A Linux for Windows? Pengwin, Polymaths, Login and Coffee Pods
In this episode Chris speaks with Hayden Barnes about the Pengwin project, an optimised Linux for the Windows Linux Subsystem. Also features articles on Coffee Pods, Polymaths, digital newspapers and more!
May 07, 2019
Your smart essential dungeon
In this episode Chris covers why the Essential phone isn't as bad you might have thought, how smart speakers are changing music, new programming languages, and is D&D becoming too mainstream? Also features an interview with Pooh from Mojobot, a cool new coding board game that's on kickstarter right now!
April 25, 2019
The Caffeinated Cthulhu Desktop
In this episode I look at advice on writing weird fiction, the future of Linux, the latest version of Opera, wether Google cloud offers an open source friendly alternative to AWS, and more!
April 17, 2019
Robocall hyphen king
In this episode Chris covers the trail of the robocall king, programmer's obsession with efficiency, prisoners training AI, all you wanted to know about hyphenation, and much more.
April 04, 2019
Ranking full stop
In this episode I cover old technologies and how to preserve them, the death of Childhood musicians and a little more.
March 27, 2019
Tendermint, Cosmos and developer-focused Blockchains
Chris speaks with Jae Kwon of Tendermint about their Byzantine-fault tolerant state machine replication. Or blockchain, for short. Also in this episode Chris looks at the history of the Ottoman empire, ageing coders, the psychology of Magic the Gathering and more.
March 20, 2019
Revolutionising health data with Arkhn
In this episode Chris speaks with Alexis of Arkhn about their plans to standardise medical data. Also featured are stories on D&D, the connections between crypto and gambling, the real intentions of Facebook and more.
March 14, 2019
Brian Platz of Fluree, the Feature Packed Blockchain-based Database
In this episode I speak with Brian Platz of Fluree, a database that packs Blockchain, GraphQL, change reversion and much more. I also cover my geeky squeaks for the week including cashless society, the number 3 mobile OS, mapping works of ancient history and more. @chrischinch
March 06, 2019
Ethical Robot Love Hack
In this weekly geeky squeak I look at coworking, robot love, unhackability, CUPS, Docker, the male focussed world, article 13, and more.
February 28, 2019
Decentralised Privacy with Loki Network
In this episode Chris covers links of the week including ancient relics, and toys old and new. Also features an interview with Simon Harman, the project lead at Loki, a decentralised privacy network.
February 13, 2019
Emulate History
In this short episode I look at computing history, privacy vs usability and more.
January 31, 2019
Monique Morrow, missing aliens, and the death of RSS
In this episode I speak with Monique Morrow about creating technology that people actually need. Also featured the death of RSS, is Bitcoin the new Oil, robots that can read instructions, did we miss alien contact, and much more…
January 23, 2019
15th January - Rachel Black of Lisk
In this first episode for 2019, Chris covers EU funding for open source, EU cyber security, accessibility, open source controversies and the apocalypse. Interview segment with Rachel Black, Technical Evangelist for Lisk, where we discuss the company and tech evangelism in the blockchain space.
January 15, 2019
Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET and Hanson Robotics
Cate and Chris speak to the infamous Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET and Hanson Robotics at Web Summit about Sophia the robot, SingularityNET, AI on the Blockchain, distributed computing, managing data state and so much more.
December 18, 2018
Chaos Engineering with Kolton Andrus of Gremlin
Cate and Chris speak with Kolton Andrus of Gremlin, about Chaos Engineering, ensuring reliability at scale and the plans the company has over the next few months.
December 06, 2018
Monetising Health Data on the Blockchain with Embleema
Chris speaks with Robert Chu of Embleema, a company looking to help (US) patients monetise their health data.
November 27, 2018
The Future of 5G at 5GTechritory
Chris and Cate recently attended 5GTechritory in Riga, Latvia to discover what business and government leaders are doing with 5G and what it will mean to us.
November 19, 2018
The Google Walkout - Is Tech Culture to Blame?
Live from a Lisbon hotel, Cate and Chris discuss the recent sexual harassment stories from Google and dig into the story and what aspects of tech and startup culture might have exacerbated the incidents.
November 06, 2018
Real World Blockchain Use with Anatoliy Lytovchenko
Chris speaks with Anatoliy Lytovchenko of Eleks at the recent IT Arena in Ukraine about real world Blockchain use cases he worked on with his clients.
October 29, 2018
The Aeternity Blockchain with Emil Wagner
Chris speaks with Emil Wagner of æternity, who aim to make blockchains more usable for developers and end users.
October 09, 2018
IFA Interviews - eBlocker, Snips and Conrad Connect
Cate and Chris speak with eBlocker (IoT security), Snips (Voice Assistant software and hardware) and Conrad Connect (Smart Home platform) at this years IFA in Berlin.
September 19, 2018
Chris and Cate talk about the European consumer electronics fair IFA. Expect dancing robots.
September 12, 2018
Rebroadcast: Scott Heiferman - founder of
There's a high chance that if you have attended an event in a city in recent years, it was arranged through The site now has over 32 million members, over a quarter of a million meetup groups and over half a million meetups happening in 182 countries every month. Aside from being a keen and regular user, meetup has always fascinated me, as it's a tech company with a core mission that is about getting people away from their technology and to in-person meetings with like-minded people. It's a service that creates so many positive outcomes, yet so many users focus on the negatives of the platform. And as one attendee of a meetup organizers meetup in Berlin put it, "you're a service where those who do all the work have to pay". After his talk about "the future in 2027" at Berlin's Tech Open Air event, I sat down with the founder, Scott Heiferman to dig into the past, present and future of meeting people.
August 24, 2018
Eyeo, Adblock Plus and Flattr with Rachel Brochado
Chris speaks with Rachel Brochado about Eyeo and their products, Adblock Plus, Flattr, and the Acceptable Ads program. We also discuss the future of funding creative activities.
August 16, 2018
Stefan Thomas, ripple and Malta blockchain summit
Chris speaks with Stefan Thomas, ex CTO of ripple about his past and new projects. Also,​ featured is the Malta blockchain summit, happening in November.
August 08, 2018
Tales from Lithuania - Connected fishing with Deeper
We speak with Donatas Malinauskas of deeper, a smart device for anglers to find the fish they are looking for.
August 02, 2018
Tales from Lithuania - Telesoftas and general impressions
In this episode Cate and Chris discuss more of their recent trip to Lithuania. This time about Telesoftas, an innovation house with an enigmatic leader, and their general impressions of the country and it's startup scene. The trip to Lithuania was sponsored by Telesoftas.
July 26, 2018
The Future of Cities and Frankenstein AI
Chris speaks with URBAN-X’s Managing Director Micah Kotch to speak about the startups they fund, and to Rachel Ginsberg about the Frankenstein AI project that challenges how we interact with AI, and how they interact with us.
July 20, 2018
Marketing Blockchain with Consensys and Lisk
Chris speaks with Amanda Gutterman of Consensys and Thomas Schouten of Lisk about their projects and how to market something as complex as Blockchain. Previous episodes and show notes - Support the show - Facebook -
July 10, 2018
Tales from Lithuania - bit&byte and infobalt
We begin our series of interviews from our recent trip to Lithuania. First a coding school for children and the trade association for ICT. Thanks to telesoftas for sponsoring the trip.
June 28, 2018
Computational Knowledge with Stephen Wolfram
Chris speaks with the venerable Stephen Wolfram about his career, company and the future of how we process data into something meaningful.
June 13, 2018
The JavaScript and Hyperledger foundations
Chris speaks with the leads of two open source software foundations, Kris Borchers of the JavaScript Foundation, and Brian Behlendorf of the Hyperledge foundation at Collision conf. In the episode we speak about the progress of the foundations and open source software more broadly.
June 05, 2018
The future of Big Data with Datical and Pepperdata
Chris speaks with Sean Suchter of Pepperdata and Robert Reeves of Datical about the future of DevOp and deployment for Big Data applications.
May 30, 2018
A fast train to the World
In this episode Cate and Chris discuss their extensive travels, public transport, the first victims of GDPR, should we be worried about China and more. Show notes - Support - Facebook -
May 23, 2018
Marty the Robot and Robotical
Chris and Cate speak with Myles from Robotical about their all-singing-all-dancing Marty the robot for education.
May 08, 2018
The Weekly Squeak - Team Assemble!
In this episode Cate discuss ChromeOS, Robots, GDPR, Bromads, games, and is Ready Player One really not a work of fiction, but a manifesto of what's wrong with the Tech Industry. 🤔
May 02, 2018
Zilliqa - High throughput Blockchain
In this episode Chris speaks with Xinshu Dong of Zilliqa about their ideas on how to implement a high throughput blockchain output.
April 26, 2018
Artificial Millennial Intelligence
In this episode, Cate and Chris talk about AI and the human machine era, the end of the 8 hour work day, when crypto conferences go wrong and more…
April 18, 2018
Putting your brain in control - With Max Newton of BrainCo
Chris speaks with Max Newton of BrainCo about how their brain-interfacing devices help people focus better. Previous episodes: Support the show: Facebook:
April 12, 2018
Open Source Deep Learning with Skymind - Chris Nicholson
Chris interviews Chris Nicholson, the CEO of Open Source Deep Learning platform, Skymind. Show notes: Support the show: Facebook: Image taken from the LA Times
April 06, 2018
The World's First Emotional Processing Unit
Do We Need the World's First Emotional Processing Unit? Chris interviews the founder of Emoshape, a company who thinks we do, and has created the first EPU, wether we need it or not. Show notes: Support the show: Facebook:
April 02, 2018
The Center for Social Media Responsibility
Chris speaks with Garlin Gilchrist II and Aviv Ovadya at the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan about their mission. Show notes: Support the show: Facebook:
March 28, 2018
SWSW, social credit, and the right to be forgotten
In our latest episode, Chris reports back from SXSW and we talk about interesting articles from the week including the creation of the internet, China’s efforts at social credit, the ‘right to be forgotten’ and more. Show notes: Support the show: Facebook:
March 23, 2018
Creative Industries on the Blockchain - Zach LeBeau of SingularDTV
Chris speaks with Zach LeBeau of SingularDTV at SXSW about their ambitious plans to bring music and video production, distribution, rights management and monetisation to the Blockchain. Previous episodes - Support the show - Facebook -
March 21, 2018
Mobile World Congress 2018
Chris & Cate are back at Mobile World Congress and bring your their highlights from this whopper of a show. Show notes: Support the show: Facebook:
March 15, 2018
Red Hat acquires CoreOS, an interview with Brian Gracely
Chris speaks with Brian Gracely, director, OpenShift product strategy about the container space more generally and how the acquisition might fit into it.
February 28, 2018
Aiva - The Ai that composes music
We speak with Pierre Barreau, CEO of Aiva who's AI has helped compose music for presentations, games, concerts, and even has its own album.
February 16, 2018
The Big Data Bikocalypse
In this episode Cate and Chris discuss the birthday of open source, big data, transportation and how to conduct yourself at networking events. Show notes - Support the show -
February 12, 2018
Decentralised exchanges and AirSwap
Chris speaks with Sam Tabar, strategist at AirSwap about trading cryptocurrencies on decentralised exchanges and how we can solve the problems of VC backed startups. Show notes - Support the show -
February 03, 2018
Optimize your cloud native infrastructure with
Chris speaks with the three founders of who aim to help you identify inefficiencies at every level of a stack, from discrete hardware components all the way up to a holistic picture of your overall architecture. Show notes - Support the show -
January 29, 2018
Nuraphone - Best of Innovation award at CES 2018
Fresh from their Best of Innovation at CES Innovation Awards, we finally publish an interview with Nuraphone when Chris visited their office in Melbourne in December to discuss their unique headphones, and running a startup in Australia. Previous shows and show notes - Support the show -
January 23, 2018
Containers and Serverless Predictions with Lucas Carlson
Chris speaks with Lucas Carlson of Automic to discuss the current state of Containers and Serverless, plus predictions for 2018. Previous episodes & Show Notes - Support the show -
January 17, 2018
CES 2018 - The woeful and the wonderful
In this episode Cate and Chris tackle CES, a crazy show of more than 4,500 exhibitors spread over 11 official venues. It's an exercise in stamina as you traverse the crowds trying to find the gems among the generic. There's a lot more 'nice to have' than 'need it now' devices. But every year a few things stand out, but not always for the right reasons. Previous episodes & Show Notes - Support the show -
January 15, 2018
Daniel G. Siegel - the bullet hole misconception
Chris speaks with Daniel G. Siegel about his talk "the bullet hole misconception" covering topics such as how developers should challenge themselves and preconceptions. The Future of Programming, Bret Victor The Mother of All Demos, Doug Engelbart Augmenting Human Intellect, Doug Engelbart The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Neil Postman Neil Postman talks at Apple The bullet hole misconception The lost medium Previous episodes - Support the show -
January 08, 2018
CCC, recounting 2017 and predictions for 2018
Chris and Cate recount the year that was, look forward to 2018 and discuss the recent CCC in Leipzig. Previous Episodes - Support the show -
December 31, 2017
Berlin Blockchain Day Panel
Chris hosts a panel at the recent Berlin Blockchain day with three blockchain luminaries: Dmitry Meshkov, Alexander Chepurnoy, Vlad Zamfir and Alexander Ivanov. Previous Episodes - Support the show -
December 28, 2017
Dubai Startups - Wrappup, a meeting AI
Chris interviews Dubai startup Wrappup about their meeting AI bot and running a startup in Dubai. Previous episodes - Support the show -
December 21, 2017
CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber on continuous integration that 'just works'
Chris speaks with CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber about creating a continuous integration platform that gets out of the way of developers and just lets them work, test, build and deploy. Show notes - Support the podcast -
December 11, 2017
Love in the time of artificial intelligence
In this episode Cate and Chris tackle the rise of cryptocurrencies, love (past and present) in the time of artificial intelligence, the prevalence of software bugs, net neutrality from a non-American perspective, and more. Show notes - Support the show -
December 04, 2017
Augmented reality and IoT with Tanveer Saifee of Thingworx
Chris speaks with Tanveer Saifee of Thingworx about creating interactive AR tools that help workers in modern industry understand and analyse the machinery and processes around them.
November 30, 2017
Johannes Schickling of Graphcool, The GraphQL Backend
Chris speaks with Johannes Schickling of Graphcool, The GraphQL Backend Framework. The interview covers their love of GraphQL, community and how they try to help developers understand and use the API framework.
November 21, 2017
Are Coders King?
In this episode Cate and Chris tackle some difficult topics such as the backlash against tech, does the status quo even want to change, diversity, the naivety of engineers and much more.
November 16, 2017
What can musicians and programmers learn from each other? A conversation with Ryan Blunden
Chris speaks with Ryan Blunden about what programmers and musicians can learn from each other, the affects of music on coding, what genres might be what programming language, computer generated music and much more. Show notes - Support the show -
November 07, 2017
The Ukrainian Startup scene with Anastasia Sleptsova
As part of a forthcoming article on the Ukrainian tech/startup scene, I interview Anastasia Sleptsova Head of Ecosystem Partnerships at UNIT.City.
October 30, 2017
How to program a robot - Interview with Gestalt Robotocs
Robots are appearing everywhere in our lives and workplaces, but how does a developer actually program one? Chris spoke with Jans Lembrecht of Gestalt Robotics about his experience programming industrial robots designed for single purpose tasks that use their own programming languages to newer robots that use C++ or Python to handle broader tasks that humans throw at them.
October 26, 2017
Managing Your Business Apps with Apperian, An Interview with Mark Lorion
To those of us addicted to our smartphones, the myriad of applications we can install and what we can achieve (or time waste) with them is astounding. But for those of us working in corporate or other industries that value business privacy and secrecy, the freedom that apps give us and that we give them, is a little too risky. Enter the role of mobile app management services that sit between a device and the limitations that a company wishes to impose upon it. Apperian are one such company in the field, offering features such as app security, distribution, policies, logging and much more. I sat down with Mark Lorion, President and General Manager at Apperian to discuss what the company offers and how they keep up with the constant demands and changes of their customers and mobile platform creators.
October 23, 2017
The Ethics of Tech
This week Cate and Chris discuss smarter ways to hire developers, ethics in tech and more. Show notes at -
October 10, 2017
Ubuntu Core and Snaps
Chris spoke with Dustin Kirkland, VP of product development and Jamie Bennett, VP of Devices and IoT Engineering at Canonical to understand more the strategy behind Ubuntu Core and Snaps. Image from -
October 02, 2017
Thierry Carrez, release manager for the OpenStack project
Chris interviews Thierry Carrez, release manager for the OpenStack project about how he coordinates a large amount of contributors to the project, balancing diverse commercial and cultural differences whilst still maintaining a regular release cycle.
September 28, 2017
Interviews from IFA 2017 and Startup Night Berlin
Chris and Cate interview numerous people from IFA and Startup Night Berlin 2017.
September 27, 2017
Dataiku Interview
Dataiku Interview by Gregarious Mammal
September 22, 2017
IFA, IoT night, Armenian startups and Startup night - The Berlin week that was
Chris and Cate recount one crazy week in Berlin covering IFA, the France vs Germany IoT battle, Armenian startups and the long night of Startups.
September 22, 2017
Mark Brocato of Sencha - Bringing cross platform components to React
Chris speaks with Mark Brocato of Sencha about their new cross platform data-driven components for the React framework, and how the company made JavaScript more advanced years before anyone else.
September 14, 2017
Tech in Board Games, an Interview with Ben Maddox
Chris speaks with Ben Maddox of the Perfect Information podcast to talk about the past, present and future of technology in Board Games.
September 06, 2017
Love, life, leisure and technology
This week Cate and Chris discuss the intersections of journalism, immortality, music, romance and government with technology. Show notes at Support the show at
August 31, 2017
Datical - Bringing DevOps practices to Database Administrators
I spoke with Robert Reeves, CTO and Co-founder of Datical, a company that aims to remove the pain that database administrators (DBAs) experience on a regular basis attempting to make changes to database heavy applications. They do this by bringing easy to use tools inspired by practices from the DevOps world to the traditionally messy world of enterprise databases, with change simulation, rollbacks, rules engines, packaging databases as code and strong monitoring.
August 22, 2017
Pepperdata - Bringing DevOps Practices to the Big Data World
Big Data analysis generally involves piping large data sets into processing systems such as Apache Spark and Hadoop, walking away for a very long coffee and returning later to a hopefully successful result. The DevOps and continuous build ecosystem has long employed linters, code analyzers and application profilers to discern potential trouble and optimization points in code, and Pepperdata want to bring that practice to the Big Data world. I spoke with CEO Ash Munshi, formerly CTO of Yahoo and consultant to other data heavy tech companies about what the company offers, and how their customers save hours from running inefficient processing jobs.
August 16, 2017
Generation what now?
This week Cate and Chris discuss how smart phones are destroying a generation, cybersecurity, documentation, tech diversity and more. Show notes - Support us -
August 15, 2017
Steadily Serving the Web for 12 years, Liam Crilly from NGINX
NGINX is one of the most popular web servers on the internet. Just a shade behind the market leader it emerged roughly ten years ago to provide an alternative to the venerable Apache, designed to suit modern traffic demands better and more appropriately. On a hot Friday afternoon I spoke with Liam Crilly, the director of product management at NGINX to discuss the history of the project, the differences between the open and enterprise versions and answer questions posed by DZone readers. These questions included the status of HTTP/2, API access, and the choice of configuration file format.
July 25, 2017
Scott Heiferman - The past, present and future of meeting people with meetup founder
There's a high chance that if you have attended an event in a city in recent years, it was arranged through The site now has over 32 million members, over a quarter of a million meetup groups and over half a million meetups happening in 182 countries every month. Aside from being a keen and regular user, meetup has always fascinated me, as it's a tech company with a core mission that is about getting people away from their technology and to in-person meetings with like-minded people. It's a service that creates so many positive outcomes, yet so many users focus on the negatives of the platform. And as one attendee of a meetup organizers meetup in Berlin put it, "you're a service where those who do all the work have to pay". After his talk about "the future in 2027" at Berlin's Tech Open Air event, I sat down with the founder, Scott Heiferman to dig into the past, present and future of meeting people.
July 24, 2017
What Affect Is Tech Having on Society? An Interview With Yael Eisenstat
Chris speaks to Yael Eisenstat about technology, how it can divide society into tribal bubbles and what we or tech companies can and should do about it.
July 20, 2017
Becoming the First Cyborg with Liviu Babitz
Chris and Cate speak to Liviu Babitz from Cyborgs Nest about the past, present and future of Cyborgs. Image from -…g-technology-v24n1
July 19, 2017
Jeff Luszcz of Flexera - Helping make Open Source Secure and Compliant
Chris speaks to Jeff Luszcz about how Flexera aims to make software that relies on open source components more secure, compliant and sustainable.
July 19, 2017
Lucas Carlson of Automic - Taking DevOps beyond developers
Chris speaks with Lucas Carlson, novelist and strategist about Automic and how they are working to take DevOps beyond developers.
July 17, 2017
Brian Behlendorf of Hyperledger
I speak with Brian Behlendorf, one of the key developers behind the Apache Web Server, a Mozilla and EFF board member, and Executive Director of the Hyperledger foundation, a project that aims to bring Blockchain mainstream.
July 06, 2017
The Missing Link(s)
Cate and Chris discuss the latest news, tech developments, and events from the past couple of days. Including Chat Bots, Ethereum, Petya and Cats writing Physics papers. More at
July 04, 2017
Pravin Halady of NodeSource
I sat down with Pravin Halady, product manager at NodeSource to discuss why enterprise developers might need a safer and more secure version of Node.JS and NPM and what it's like running a business where your biggest competition is the creator of the product you sell.
June 29, 2017
Pioneers 2017 interviews part 2 - Blockchain, IoT and Education
Chris speaks to dozens of interesting people at this years Pioneers conference in Vienna, in part 2 are: Salix - 00:00 ubirch - 09:02 Fable - 30:19 More details at
June 27, 2017
How do techies and creatives learn best with Jessica Lovegood
In this episode Cate and Chris talk with Jessica Lovegood, a UX designer with a passion for understanding how people in the tech industry learn. for show notes
June 19, 2017
Pioneers 2017 interviews part 1 - BioTech and Education
Chris speaks to dozens of interesting people at this years Pioneers conference in Vienna, in part 1 are: Oculyze - 00:00 Pepticom - 16:43 Robowunderkind - 33:40 More details at
June 15, 2017
Chip Childers, CTO of Cloud Foundry
Chris speaks with Chip Childers about the history, use cases and components of Cloud Foundry.
June 09, 2017
Europe unites, startup homogeneity and getting older in tech
In this episode Cate and Chris discuss European startups uniting, startup homogeneity and getting older in tech. More at
June 05, 2017
Founder of Opera and Vivaldi, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner
Chris speaks with Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, founder of Opera and Vivaldi about browsers, web history and making the web personal without invading privacy. Image By VlastaW, CC BY-SA 3.0,
June 02, 2017
Pilosa - Creating a new kind of database index
Chris speaks with H.O. Maycotte and Troy Lanier of Pilosa, a new kind of index, a distributed bitmap index, that aims to solve a major problem for everyone who works with data sets of 1TB or more.
May 28, 2017
Manish Gupta of Redis Labs
Chris speaks with Manish Gupta of Redis Labs about how redis became one of the most popular data stores for developers.
May 24, 2017
Mobile and Web App testing with Sauce Labs
Chris speaks with Jonathan Lipps and Ken Drachnik about Sauce Labs, Selenium, Appuim and testing the internet of things.
May 19, 2017
Matthew Setter - ownCloud, PHP, Technical Writing and more
In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Matthew Setter about ownCloud, PHP, Technical Writing and more.
May 15, 2017
OverOps interview, The future of online learning, ex-military in tech and much more
In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Tal Weiss from OverOps, discuss the future of education, ex-military in tech, standing desks and more.
May 09, 2017
The future of work, Interview with Postman, and Skilled Migrants
In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Abhinav Asthana from Postman, discuss the future of work, and skilled migrant visas.
April 25, 2017
Gregarious Mammal 18/04/17 - What is Biohacking?
In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Paul Laeuner from BioMonkey about BioHacking to improve your physical and mental self and what (if anything) it has to do with embedding microchips in your body. Find more at
April 19, 2017, Israel, Robots for Seniors and is the Laptop Dead?
Cate and Chris the latest news, tech developments, and events from the past couple of days., Israel, Robots for Seniors and is the Laptop Dead?
April 11, 2017
Blockchain music and tech cooperatives with Resonate
Chris talks with Peter Harris from resonate about music streaming on the blockchain, tech cooperatives and much more.
March 19, 2017
Gregarious Mammal at Mobile World Congress
In this episode Chris and Cate report back from Mobile World Congress about IoT, robots and much more.
March 06, 2017
Gregarious Mammal 13/02/17
Cate and Chris the latest news, tech developments, and events from the past couple of days. Failure, diabetes wearables, lady problems and potatoes.
February 13, 2017
Picking over 2016
In this episode, Chris and Cate discuss 2016 and look forward (maybe) to 2017.
December 21, 2016
Web Summit, Trump, tech, news, opinions and solutions
In this solo episode Chris gives a brain dump on his thoughts from the news of the past weeks to try and make a semblance of sense from it all. Find show notes at
November 21, 2016
The Weekly Squeak: Our Robot Overlords - Death or Desperation
In this episode we discuss what our robot overloads even are and wonder if they will kill us all, ruin our relationships, or just take our jobs…
November 02, 2016
Tech Community, Imposter syndrome and more with Jessica Rose
In this Episode we discuss many topics with the infamous Jessica Rose. Technical communities, imposter syndrome, public speaking and more.
September 28, 2016
The Weekly Squeak, 5th September - IFA and The Long Night of Startups
In this episode we discuss companies and people we met at IFA and the Long night of Startups here in Berlin.
September 04, 2016
Brexit, The Australian Election, Greece, International events and IoT in Football
In this episode of the increasingly inaccurately titled 'Weekly Squeak' we discuss Brexit, The Australian Election, DroidCon in Greece, Greece in General, international conferences, IoT in sports and much more…
July 16, 2016
The Weekly Squeak, 6th August - Pitching your Idea to the Press
In this Weekly Squeak we discuss how to effectively pitch your technical idea to the press.
July 06, 2016
The Weekly Squeak - 11th June 2016
The Weekly squeak has a co-host this week. Cate Lawrence joins me as we discuss our trip to Bitspiration and Warsaw, Brexit and other miscellaneous topics.
June 10, 2016
The Weekly Squeak - 9th May 2016
In this episode I discuss teaching beginners to program and how maybe we're all doing it wrong.
May 09, 2016
The Weekly Squeak - 28th March 2016
In this episode I speak to Steve Tauber and Marin Todorov about Developer Health
March 28, 2016
Tech Tribes and Being an Outsider Amongst Outsiders
In this episode I discuss being an outsider in a group of outsiders.
February 21, 2016
Celebrity Death, Netflix vs Digital Nomads and Introducing the Enthusiastic Amateur
In this episode I discuss celebrity death and Netflix vs the digital Nomad.
January 18, 2016
Berlin Winter, Art Exhibitions and Submarine Cables
In this episode I discuss the coldest winter I have ever experienced, art exhibitions and submarine cables.
January 10, 2016
Rounding of 2015
In this first episode I look back on 2015.
December 31, 2015