February 7th, 2017 | 38 mins 47 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Nathan about journalism, music, CSS, PHP, and makes a rare literary reference. Then they play the game "What's My Language?", which Kevin promptly torpedoes due to his staggering incompetence! What happened? How many times can Kevin say the word "excerpt" in one episode? Does he keep a backup game behind a pane of glass that says "Break Glass for Emergency Game"? Tune in to find out!
January 31st, 2017 | 32 mins 45 secs
This week, maybe Kevin and Pat talk about Haskell, writing books, Ruby, and how he became a programmer before playing 20 Questions Programming Language Edition, or maybe they don't. Just one way to find out. Tune in now!
January 24th, 2017 | 37 mins 33 secs
Today, Kevin and Ben talk about the Practical Dev's origin story, how Ben became a programmer, what a CTO is, and what it's like being a rockstar ninja, the least stealthy and therefore worst type of ninja possible. Then Ben plays the game "Peril!" COPYRIGHT TRADEMARK ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © ™ 2017 MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED, REBROADCAST, OR RETRANSMITTED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT OF BUILDING PROGRAMMERS
January 17th, 2017 | 35 mins 40 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Sam about contributing to open source, the good and bad of tech interviews, and the value of a background in something other than computer science to a programmer. Then they play the hot game “Paul Graham Essay or ELO Song?” Will Sam use “Strange Magic” to get the right answers, or will he “Turn to Stone”? Tune in to find out!
January 10th, 2017 | 32 mins 14 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Bethany about Russian, painting, scheme, and how those things make a programmer. They also talk about Beeminder, the best website on the internet. If all that wasn't enough, they play the hot game "Programming Language, Michigan Township, or Both?" How does she do? Does Kevin manage to work in some bee related puns? Tune in to find out!
January 3rd, 2017 | 30 mins 51 secs
This week, Kevin and Sara talk about Jewelbots, early programming memories, and how tomorrow's programmers are getting their start. Then Kevin forces Sara to play "Star Trek Character or YCombinator Startup?" before briefly turning into StarTrekCast! How did Sara do? What is Kevin's favorite Star Trek episode? Tune in to find out!
December 20th, 2016 | 30 mins 28 secs
In this episode, Kevin talks to Bobbilee about Rails Camp, Whales Camp, how she became a programmer, and what it is like to learn programming from scratch. Then they play not only the hit game show Peril!, but also Twenty Questions, Programming Language Edition. How did she do? How many different languages share their name with a snake? Tune in to find out!
December 13th, 2016 | 37 mins 43 secs
December 6th, 2016 | 36 mins 28 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Sara Simon about programming, learning styles, common recommendations to aspiring developers, and Ernest Hemingway. Then things get weird real quick when Kevin forces Sara to play "Guess the Programming Language Kevin is Trying to Say While His Mouth is Full of M&Ms", the most dangerous game on the Internet. How did Sara do? Did Kevin survive? Tune in to find out!
November 29th, 2016 | 34 mins 10 secs
This week, Eric and Kevin talk about Ruby on Rails, theory vs. practice, and what Eric is doing these days. Then they play "Star Trek Character or Programming Language?", where Kevin speculates wildly about the origin of different languages. Featuring a special appearance by Kevin's dumb dog. How does Eric do? Does Kelsey Grammer make a special guest appearance as well? Tune in to find out!