TechZing – The Best Podcast You’ve Never Heard Of
I’ve been an avid listener to podcasts for about two and a half years. I started out with Skeptic and science podcasts (my first was The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe) and rapidly discovered popular tech podcasts such as those put out by TWiT, 5by5, and later ThisWeekIn. While Leo, Dan, Jason, and everyone else involved with these large scale products create great shows I sought out something that was different.
I stumbled onto TechZing not long after they started. I instantly liked the format. The two hosts, Justin and Jason, talk about interesting topics ranging from the latest on Hacker News to Helium-3 on the moon. The focus is on tech and startups but the off-topic (and humorous) rants often become the dominent theme of a show. A minor issue that gets mentioned, such as version control, might end up in Justin and Jason debating across multiple episodes.
One of the most interesting things that has happened on the show is Justin’s launch of a web-based social media client, pluggio. He started the project around episode 17 (when it was named TweetMiner) and over many episodes he discussed progress from launch to profitability.
Early on they did occasional interview and guest shows. For the past month or two they’ve increased output to two episodes per week, one discussion and one interview. They’ve had some great guests on to discuss a range of topics including launching a startup, cashing out, creating podcasts, geology, UFOs, and more.