Pragmatic is a discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.
Excellent podcast with a really nice focus on the practical consequences of technology. It’s well researched and John Chidgey has a very thorough and well structured style while also being easy to listen to. Check it out.
You can learn a lot of incredibly interesting things with this podcast. John is obviously very passionate about the topics covered, and there's a lot or preparation involved on his part. So thanks and thumbs up.
One of the most well prepared, well researched podcasts. Always came away feeling like I learned something with every episode.
These two cover lots of complex topics, but it’s never over my head. There’s something to be said about a podcast that can captivate you with a topic you didn’t think you were interested in. Kudos, gentlemen.
Love the show. Gives me everything that the "old Siracusa" (circa 5by5 era) did and then some!
This podcast is a real treat for anyone interested in technology. John has a knack for concisely explaining technologies and concepts that most people struggle to communicate or even understand. You can tell that he puts in a lot of effort to prepare each episode.
Great show. John has a great voice for podcasting and his breadth of knowledge is impressive. Very educational!
If you loved Hypercritical, this is the show for you. Super!
One of my new favorite podcasts. John is incredibly knowledgable about the topics he tackles and his passion is contagious. Time flies by and you learn a whole lot with every episode.
An analogy to describe this Podcast would be a broader Hypercritical (if you’re familiar with Siracusa), covering practical technology as a whole (rather than just Computing & Gaming specifics). Chidgey really knows his stuff as an engineer, structuring his discussion exquisitely and providing great follow up. Highly recommended.
Great podcast for anyone who wants to know how the things around us are made to work. The presenters are knowledgeable on what they are talking about. This show reminds of Siracusa’s “Hypercritical” but about technology and engineering.
One of my favorite podcasts to listen to each week. The obviously well researched and knowledgeable host does a great job of making even complex topics fun to listen to and engaging. Highly recommended.
Absolutely love this podcast. The way John and his guests break down topics is fascinating, and I find I am always learning something new and interesting. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who is curious not only about technology, but also the history and evolution of it. Even if you only listen to shows covering topics in your wheelhouse, it will be worth your while.
Really interesting and completely engaging, this podcast is like a high-end explainer for everything tech-related.
I love the amount of background and detail that John goes through. He really goes into great depth to make sure that the topic is well understood. I really appreciate the broad range of topics discussed. I also appreciate that John often tries to explain why tech decisions were made not just the results.
Pragmatic is an extremely insightful podcast with very intelligent hosts. I've listened to every episode, and each of them have provided me with at least a dozen new/practical pieces of information. Anyone who wants a brief overview of a wide range of tech topics should really give this podcast a listen.
This podcast is a rarity. It delivers fresh, diverse, well-researched, and entertainingly delivered content week after week. Chidgey's enthusiasm and thoroughness are truly contagious. The highest compliment I can give is to admit that I invested in better hearing protection because of John Chidgey. :-)
If you liked John Siracusa’s incredibly in-depth approach to topics on Hypercritical, you will love Pragmatic: John Chidgey and Ben Alexander take topics from the iPhone to energy consumption and pick them apart in more detail than I would have ever thought possible. I’ve learned more from this show in the last two and a half months than from two semesters in college; I can’t recommend it strongly enough.
As an engineer myself, I really appreciate listening to this podcast and learning more about technologies I have not read up on. The show talks about the trade offs of design which is the essence of engineering.
I enjoyed talking with John about my favorite video game series, The Legend of Zelda.
I’ve already been a huge John fan and now I’m an ever bigger one. This last Pragmatic is a MUST LISTEN for everyone. Great insight as well from @sethclifford. Social networks are the worst, amiright
Boys and girls - if you work in software or are Agile curious, I found this podcast to be REALLY informative. Check out the podcast series too ! Stellar job Mr. Chidgey and Mr. Liss ! Thank you !
Great episode, for once not about tech. RT @pragmaticshow: Episode 30: Coffee
You should listen! RT @pragmaticshow: Episode 35: Written by Kernel Hackers for Kernel Hackers
Great podcast episode about Python and Open Source. Highly recommended cc @pragmaticshow
If you like it if someone talks passionately about technology, you should really listen to John on @pragmaticshow.
Pragmatic @pragmaticshow is a new must listen. Alternative title: really smart guy (John) teaches you about hard stuff. (2/3)
Quick post about the Pragmatic Podcast @pragmaticshow presented by John really worth a listen and a subscribe
actually relistening the whole @pragmaticshow feed in my free time. Still great, still learning new things. 🙏
E57 was another classic. You clearly explained a difficult topic. Thanks to you both for sharing your journeys.
great post. & call back to @pragmaticshow 37 where J&F discuss cancer. Open, honest, a series highlight. John
If you want to better understand #SpaceX listen to this excellent #Podcast - Pragmatic - 84: Space X
Recommended @pragmaticshow to a friend earlier today. An absolute must-listen for anyone who enjoyed Hypercritical.
Listening to every episode of the @pragmaticshow since the beginning — they are so good. Highly recommended!
Sorry @atpfm, @pragmaticshow has taken over as my favorite podcast. It’s @marcoarment’s fault. @caseyliss @siracusa John @fiatluxfm
I highly recommend listening to @pragmaticshow, so many interesting things. Geek's paradise!
Anyone working in an engineering environment should look forward to @pragmaticshow: Episode 11: Cause and Effect
Lockdowns due to the pandemic of 2020-2021 has shifted a lot of peoples computing needs with working from home on their computer now a real driver for many people. We look at how it’s impacted John and take a walk down history lane of Vic and John’s various Macs for the past few decades and how it led to a controversial purchase.
Vic Hudson and
Episode Gold Producers: 'r' and Steven Bridle.
Episode Silver Producers: Mitch Biegler, John Whitlow, Shane O'Neill, Kevin Koch, Oliver Steele, Lesley Law Chan, Hafthor and Bill.
Myke Hurley returns to the show to follow on with Optimal Interfaces, now looking into application specific advantages of the different user interfaces we have available to us for our specific use cases. We also consider an apocalyptic world where we can only have one device and what it would be.
In an episode that could not be put off any longer, Merlin Mann joins John to unpick the habit of procrastination, how to identify when you’re doing it, why you’re doing it and how to stop yourself from doing it and get yourself back on track.
Free Open Source Software is at the heart of the Federated Social revolution that’s gathering momentum. David Chartier joins John to walk through where we are in that journey so far, the current players, the current challenges and value of having multiple social-network options.
If you want to take the best possible picture, far better than a smartphone will ever be able to, where do you begin? John is joined by Clay Daly to walk through the details of modern digital photography, the pitfalls, the misconceptions and the reasons you should consider it if you haven’t.
With a growing number of device categories and devices within them, it can be hard to pick what devices from what category will meet your needs. Jason Snell joins John to try to determine what the optimal interface is for what use case you might need and where technology is heading.