Talking WordPress: Not Bad At All!

As I’ve expressed before, I’m disappointed with the quantity of good podcasts out there that talk about WordPress. Obviously, with only one podcast out there, it’s hard to get good quality content in podcast format on the topic of WordPress.

But I recently discovered a podcast that looks like it has some serious potential to be a hit. is host to a great little podcast! I listened to all 3 episodes so far in a single sitting, and I REALLY liked what I heard.

My good friend Brian even got himself a mention in episode 3 🙂 His Vertigo theme is also used as the theme for the site.

The Pros:

  • Very little dead air. These guys really like to talk, which makes for a really good podcast.
  • No talk of WordPress politics. Although it is sometimes interesting, for the most part, I want to hear people deliver news and commentary when listening to a podcast. But I’m a simple guy — I want to hear about themes, plugins, events, features, etc.
  • These guys aren’t experts, per se. They have a down-to-earth attitude, and it is really refreshing.
  • They value designers. Entire episodes devoted to themes??? Yeah, that rocks!
  • They get the market. Their discussion on Premium themes was very insightful.
  • They like the same people and topics that I do.

The Cons:

  • The episodes are way too short. I know this is usually a Pro, but 10 minutes is not enough time to really have a good discussion about these things, especially if you have a guest on the program.
  • No contact form on the site!!! I looked forever, but the only thing you can do is call or skype them. Not cool! You can’t even comment on the episodes!!!
  • Not enough talk of WordPress community buzz. This may just be because the podcast is new, but I get the impression that these guys aren’t as deeply rooted in the WordPress community as some are. One solution would be good guest hosts.
  • The intro music could use updating 🙂 It really needs to pump!

In episode 3, they mentioned guest hosts. I’ve been itching to do a podcast myself for the last couple of months, and I would LOVE to be a guest on this podcast (or on the WordPress Podcast as well), but I couldn’t get in touch with the guys from Talking WordPress because of the lack of a contact form!!! If either of you guys read this post, send me an email! I’d love to talk about maybe contributing in the future.

All in all, this is definitely a podcast I’m subscribing to. It has SO MUCH potential to blow up, and I’m glad I was introduced to this podcast.

Way to go guys!

7 Replies to “Talking WordPress: Not Bad At All!”

  1. Nathan,

    Great post! I consider myself a WordPress guy, and this is great news about WordPress podcasts. You would make a great guest host;)

  2. @One Eyed View
    Thanks! I’d love to hear back from the guys at TWP. We’ll see 🙂

  3. Great find nathan! After listening to all three episodes, your so right about it’s potential to blow up if done right and consistent.

    Glad you found something I can listen to during my commute.

  4. @Ptah Dunbar
    It looks like I may have spoken too early though … they haven’t released an episode in a while. If they don’t get with the program soon, I may lose interest. I may still listen, but I doubt I’ll promote it from this blog anymore.

  5. Hey Nathan,

    That’s too bad, however, maybe there’s room for a collaborative WordPress podcast effort. Hint, hint.

    You know how to reach me;)

  6. I have heard a lot about this. I guess its finally time I get on board & check it out. Nice blog. Thanks.

  7. Hey Nathan, glad I discovered this post. I’d like to know if you have given WordPress Weekly a listen? If not, please listen to an episode or two and let me know what you think. Also, I’d love to have you on as a guest for an interview. Let me know if you would be interested.

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