The Best Python Podcasts #Python @talkpython @mkennedy @PythonBites @brianokken

Thanks to Will Vincent’s article on Python podcasts, I now have some really great material to listen to in sharpening my Python skills. Here are some of the podcasts recommended by Will that I like:

Talk Python to Me

Talk Python to Me is a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Kennedy. The show covers a wide array of Python topics as well as many related topics (e.g. MongoDB, AngularJS, DevOps). The format is a casual 45 minute conversation with industry experts. I like the pace of this, aimed at practical work and spoken at a even pace.

Python Bytes

Python Bytes is a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Kennedy and Brian Okken. Dedicated to Python developer news from many news sources, delivered weekly in 20-25 minutes.

Test & Code

Test & Code is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian Okken. The show covers a wide array of topics including software development, testing, Python programming, and many related topics. When it gets into the implementation specifics, that’s usually Python, such as Python packaging, tox, pytest, and unittest. However, well over half of the topics are language agnostic. See this podcast on teaching Python in Middle School.

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Python on hardware

This weekly video is a roundup of the Python news for the week delivered by Limor “Ladyada” Fried and Phillip Torrone at Adafruit. Available on Youtube and Instagram TV.

CircuitPython Discord Recordings

Hosted by Scott Shawcroft, lead developer of CircuitPython at Adafruit, this weekly audio Discord chat discusses topics in CircuitPython and Python. Youtube and diode.zone. GitHub Site.

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