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307 Existential Questions

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Show Description

On this episode Dave and Chris talk about how much is a podcast worth to you, follow up questions about Gutenberg, mixing HTML into Javascript, how to sniff out a scam client, theming components in Vue, and how to get started with web assembly.

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  • David Vargas

    You do still have new audiences. This Is about my 6th or 8th show and I love it! Keep it up guys!!

  • jmoney

    I’ve been listening since Episode 1 and still look forward to every episode.

  • Karol Deregowski

    I started to listen around 8 months ago. But I went through all your episodes since then.

  • Jonny Kates

    Been listening since around ep 50 I think. Still listen to every show and get value out of it each week. Essentially, I owe you money – not sure how much, but would be willing to pay to support the show.

  • Alex

    I’ve been listening since 2013 or so. Hard to tell since at the time I went back to old episodes and remember some of those as well. I skip the occasional episode now, mostly due to the growth of podcasts and the number I subscribe to, but continue to listen very regularly. And more importantly, continue to learn a lot from the show.

    I will share Dave’s appreciation for briefer podcast episodes to fit better into a walk to work, trip to the store, etc. “Rapid Fire” style and focused interviews tend to be my favorites.

  • Robert Tayco

    Hey guys, I’ve got some experience with the email scam you mentioned.

    The scam is that they don’t have the content, but they have someone else who does. The “client” is out of town and unable to meet, and they need you to handle getting the content from their other contractor and pay them for their end of the project. The “client” would then reimburse you for that and throw in a bonus on top of the project cost for doing that for him.

  • Carl Woolley

    I only just discovered your podcast recently (within the last two months) and it’s great, get a heap out of it.

  • Peter Stema

    Since episode 5 never miss one, my favorite was when Chris interviewed the hacker of his site, I also enjoyed the on that was a old radio show

  • Shayne

    More recent listener (started in mid 200s?). The thing I like most is just hearing you guys talk through real life problems, and how you can approach them. I like when it gets deep too, like, full on mouth coding! After all, it is “ShopTalk”, so let’s get into the weeds!

    One suggestion…
    I think it’d be super cool to bring on guests to talk about specific problems that they have faced/are facing in real life projects. Giving them room to talk through their reasoning, how they identify problems, what tools they used, how they formulated solutions, and unexpected hiccups along the way. This is why I listen.

    Hope that helps!

  • Chewie

    Been listening since probably 2012 or 2013 — From Responsiveacolypse to JAM stacks. From the soundboard being gunfire* to hotdrama music to banjo fills to Dave’s smooth jazz voice. Love all of it. In fact, I love that D&C slowly morphed into new formats from time to time. Don’t change anything! I’ve listening to plenty of code/design podcasts and I stick to this one due to its high quality and sidebars (alongside The Big Web Show with Jeffrey Zeldman) It also helps that D&C are now young dad’s too, which parallels my own life story, so in a way the attachment is biographical.

    One suggestion though, is to bring back some swag; you used to have some excellent store items. I’m in need a t-shirt to clothe ye old Dad bod and have already been eyeing the Codepen shirt at least.

    All the best,

    (*whoever complained about this to cause them to retire it, shame on you for ruining a classic part of the show)

  • Jason Neel

    I’ve been lucky enough to listen since the beginning, and I have to say I still enjoy the overarching format you have had all along. The mixture of types of shows has been great. Rapidfires are awesome, as the variety of topics typically are nice introductions to things I may not have heard or know very much about. Guests are the classic podcast format, and you two keep the conversation very funny, light-hearted, and most—importantly—interesting. I even enjoy the more Crossfire-esque episodes where you have multiple guests with opposing opinions on to debate a topic. Just the same, I have no problem when you have guest(s) on who are out to inform us of a particular topic and want to advocate for it on the show. I’m an adult. I don’t want to speak for other listeners, but I can form my own opinion on the topic without necessarily having an opposing viewpoint presented as part of a particular episode.

    As for the format of the show in general, I like the roughly hour-long episodes. I typically listen to ShopTalk when I’m on a long nature hike. Being outside and in the middle of the woods is when I can really let my mind focus on the discussion of the podcast without the distraction of screens and other things. And since I listen to the show on Overcast, I can turn on settings and set the speed from 1.5–2x and be able to get almost 6 episodes in on a 2–3 hike. Which is what I’ve done recently as I binge to catch up on this year’s episodes. (The weather around my neck of the woods is finally getting nice enough to go on my hikes, which means catching up on all of my podcasts, ShopTalk being the priority. This is also why my comment comes a month after this episode was published, so I guess I might have missed the conversation.)

    I also would have no problem chipping in to help finance the show. I wish more great podcasts offered this option of support.

    Anyway, keep up the good work guys. I hope you don’t change the format too much, as I really like what you’ve done thus far.

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