One year ago today Guy English and I started the Debug podcast. We were lucky enough to score Loren Brichter as our first guest. It was humbling and enlightening to say the least, and show after show, guest after guest, that feeling never changed. Over the last twelve months we're been fortunate to talk to supremely talented developers, and engineers and pioneers who've shaped our collective history. The highest compliment we've gotten, and one we both take very much to heart, is that Debug has become something like technological archeology, helping to document, at least in some small way, the origins and evolution of the software we love.
26 bi-weekly episodes later - including a few cross-overs, panels, and not including a couple of shows that, for various reasons, have yet to be released - and the experience has beyond anything I could have imagined. Guy and I intended the show to be the conversations we wished we'd had time for after conferences. The talk at the bars, casual, enjoyable, and interesting. Thanks to Guy's knowledge, research, and skills in precisely those areas, and the generosity and brilliance of our guests, I think we've succeeded in that, or at least started to.
We really appreciate everyone who's taken the time to listen to Debug, to send us feedback, and to share stories of their own. Now, as we close the book on season one, if you haven't heard of the show before, if you joined us in-progress, or if you simply want to go back and re-listen to any of the episodes, here they are, organized by category.
If you're curious about the history of Apple, the technical details of coding apps and games, the importance of quality assurance and the extremes gone to for customer support, or you simply want to hear Jordan Mechner expound on the creation of the cut scene, or Don Melton tell the tech world to calm the f--k down, here's your chance. I recommend them all.
P.S.: Season two of Debug kicks off later this week with Jonathan Deutsch. We'd love for you to join us!