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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 100: Not a Clip Show - Episode 100!

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Dec 12th, 2018

Not a Clip Show - Episode 100!

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To celebrate episode 100, Wes and Scott are talking about Syntax - their most popular episodes, stats, Q&A, and a bunch of cool stuff about what it's been like making this show for 100 episodes.

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Show Notes

1:45 - Celebrating 100 episodes

04:18 - Our first episode

06:23 - Our first sponsor

09:37 - Most popular episodes

21:35 - Top countries

  • Just passed 3 million downloads
  • 10 - Poland - 38,731 downloads
  • 09 - Brazil - 40,475 downloads
  • 08 - Netherlands - 47,601 downloads
  • 07 - India - 50,724 downloads
  • 06 - Sweden - 55,378 downloads
  • 05 - Australia - 80,654 downloads
  • 04 - Germany - 109,842 downloads
  • 03 - Canada - 138,250 downloads
  • 02 - United Kingdom - 231,835 downloads
  • 01 - United States - 1,220,519 downloads

27:34 - Top players

  • AppleCoreMedia
  • Overcast
  • Chrome
  • Pocket Casts
  • iTunes

30:35 - Lessons learned about sponsors

  • Pays the bills - editing, hosting, etc…
  • They want hard numbers
  • Conversions are hard to track
  • It’s really cool companies and users that enjoy the product hook up
  • How do we get them?

35:10 - Favorite episodes

38:49 - Q&A

  • Q: What's your favorite soundboard sound?
  • Q: What's your recording process like? Do you each record your streams locally then edit them together or are there any "hax" you guys have cooked up as developers?
    • A: Pay someone who is good at editing
    • We both have good recording gear
    • We record separate files and send them our production team, Podcast Royale, for editing
    • We do show notes in Dropbox Paper, which are also edited by Podcast Royale
  • Q: Does Scott practice his segues, or do they just come to him on the fly?
    • A: On the fly 😎
  • Q: Although I am all for peace, why did you choose "peace" as your outro statement?
    • A: It was a random note from Wes in the first episode and we stuck with it
  • Q: how did you meet each other and decided to start the podcast?

51:20 - Most asked questions

  • What episode was it that you __ ?
  • Can my boss come on the show and talk about bitcoin?
  • Can you sick pick my thing?
  • Can you do an episode on VueJS?
  • Can you do an episode on Angular?
  • NO EP TODAY?

54:20 - Random thoughts

  • Neat to have community - lots of experts
  • Twitter is great
  • Sales of our own products
    • Transformed Level Up Tuts
  • Doing fitness, hobbies, and life as a developer is fun
  • Learned a lot from researching shows and from community feedback
  • Different voices can give different breakthroughs

57:10 - Future of Syntax

  • No. 1 goal is to always be a fun, helpful show
  • Not going to become a promotional tour stop
  • Maybe more interviews
  • Easy to listen to and and understand

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