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Our Summer Break - 2021

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Our Summer Break - 2021
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Our Summer Break - 2021

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Hello everyone and welcome to THE .NET Core Podcast. An award-winning podcast where we reach into the core of the .NET technology stack and, with the help of the .NET community, present you with the information that you need in order to grok the many moving parts of one of the biggest cross-platform, multi-application frameworks on the planet.

I am your host, Jamie “GaProgMan” Taylor. In this episode, I wanted to talk about the 2021 season break, a few podcasts that I’d would like to recommend to you, and when the podcast will return with new episodes - which won’t be long, honest.

So let’s sit back, open up a terminal, type in dotnet new podcast and let the show begin.

Unlike other episodes, the following is NOT a machine transcription. But please do check out this GitHub repository for the machine transcriptions for all other episodes

A Mid-year Break

Hello everyone, this is Jamie here. I’d like to first thank you all for listening to the podcast, whether you are a new listener, someone who has listened to every episode from the start, or someone who picks and chooses which episode to listen to, I would like to thank you for listening.

Some of you my not fully understand how much effort goes into creating a fortnightly podcast, especially a well researched interview podcast. To go from no episode to a recorded interview, ready for my editor to work on, takes around six hours. Another two hours is required in order to edit the show (thanks Mark), and a few more hours on the other side for post-production. Don’t get me wrong, I love working on this show; I love working on the show because it allows me to give back to the development community that gave so much to me.

With this in mind, I’d like to announce that the podcast is going on a short vacation. And by that, I mean that there will be no episodes (other than this one) until September 10th, 2021.

from the date of recording, this means a four week break until the next new episode will drop

Don’t despair though, as there will be new episodes. We have already recorded a number of interviews with some wonderful people, about some amazing technologies. So the podcast isn’t going anywhere. As a bit of a teaser, here are some of the topics that are coming up:

although if you are on the Dapper team (D A P P E R) and would like to be on the show, keep listening

There are actually two interviews planned on Unity and I’m really looking forward to these, because I’ve always had a keen interest in games development in .NET.

So make sure to stay subscribed - and to head over to for ways to do that - and watch for new episodes dropping, very soon.

In the meantime, we will be taking a little time off. But we’re also be recording one or two interviews, too.

Contacting the Show

This leads me to a related point: getting in touch with the show.

We were recently contacted by a listener who shared a wonderful, yet personal story - as such I won’t be reading their story out. But one of the points they made was that it was hard to figure out how to get in touch with me and the other folks who help run the show

this person reached out over Twitter, for reference

As a direct result of this, we’ve created a contact page - at, check your podcatcher for a link. We’re hoping that this could be a way for people to initiate contact with us. Whether it’s to give us some direct feedback, to ask a question, suggest a podcast topic, recommend a guest, or ask whether you can be a guest, we’re looking forward to hearing from you. So please do reach out.

We’re going to be collating contact form submissions, and asking the authors if we can read them out on the show. We’re planning on creating a new segment for the show where we read out messages sent in by listeners, so please do reach out.

we’ll always be in direct contact to ask, before reading any messages out

Podcasts You Might like

So because we’ll be taking a four week break, I’d like to let you know about a few related podcasts that you might like.

Tabs & Spaces

Let’s start with Tabs & Spaces, which is a software development pub chat podcast. In this podcast, the hosts discuss a technology, topic, or some of their work experiences in an informal, programming language agnostic, humorous way. Episodes are released once per month and (at the time of recording) there are 20 episodes released, most of which are around 60 minutes long.

As full disclosure, I am one of the hosts of this podcast along with James Studart and Zac Braddy.

Coding Blocks

If you are a developer but don’t listen to Coding Blocks then you are really doing yourself a disservice. Don’t be put off by the fact that the url for Coding Blocks

ends with the .NET top-level domain, as this show isn’t about .NET. It is one of the best technology agnostic talk show podcasts that I have ever heard. The hosts - Michael, Allen, and Joe - discuss everything from git to Kubernetes, and from the many different IDEs to the annual developer surveys. They bring a wonderful humour to their discussions - they even have a yearly shopping spree, where they each get a fictional budget of $3,000 to spend on anything that they want.

The Advent of Computing

If you’re interested in the history of computers, the electronics which lead to them, and programming, then I would recommend listening to Sean Hass’ Advent of Computing. Sean presents exceptionally well researched audio essays about individuals, certain famous (and not so famous) computers, programming languages, and more than a few important applications from the 1940s all the way up to the modern era.

The Waffling Taylors

I am one of the hosts of The Waffling Taylors and it’s a show about something that I love: video games.

My brother and I sit with friends, developers, and experts in the industry to talk about video games, their culture, and the many of the video game related products out there. From video game films to novel tie-ins, and interviews with legends in the video game development industry.

This show is presented as an informal chat about video games, video game films, and anything related to them.

Award Winning Podcast?

In June this year (2021), the podcast was nominated for and won an Azure Heroes “Content Hero Badger”: see this tweet.

This means that someone from the community

in this case previous guest Harry Bellamy

nominated the show for an award, and Microsoft awarded it with an NFT

interestingly, episode 108 of Tabs & Spaces which came out shortly after that was about NFTs

and that it was the 20th that they had awarded - we were in right at the beginning.

Thank for nominating the show, Harry.

Ways to Support the Show

If you’d like to support the show

AND YOU REALLY DON’T NEED TO, but we’d like it if you did

the best way that you can do that is to share it with a fellow developer - regardless of whether they are a junior, senior, someone starting the journey, or anywhere in between. And best of all, recommending the show is free and relatively trivial. We are present on both Twitter and LinkedIn

check your pocatcher for a link to both of those

and would love to be included on any Tweets or LinkedIn posts that you might write about the show.

You could also leave a review on the podcatcher that you use. This will other people to find the show, especially those you aren’t connected to. There are lots of different podcatchers out there which allow listeners to leave reviews. As such we have put together a page with links to a number of those which have reviews at

Should you wish to support the show in a financial manner


there are both the Buy Me a Coffee and Patreon pages

check your podcatcher for links to these

Buy Me A Coffee allows you to send roughly the cost of a cup of coffee as a one-off gift, whereas Patreon acts as a recurring monthly payment service. Neither of which are required for you to continue to listen to the show.

All “Coffees” and Patreon subscriptions are used to keep the podcast free to listen to, by paying for hosting, software, and editing costs. And we are grateful for anyone who would like to support the show in this way.

Unlike other episodes, the above is NOT a machine transcription. But please do check out this GitHub repository for the machine transcriptions for all other episodes

Wrapping Up

We’ll be back on September 10th, 2021 with an interview with Michael Babienco about DotPurple, but in the mean time make sure that you check out the following four podcasts:

and take a look at our contact page if you’re interested in:

The show notes, as always, can be found at, every URL listed in this episode will be linked there, and there will be a link directly to them in your podcatcher.

And don’t forget to spread the word, leave us a rating or review on your podcatcher of choice - head over to for ways to do that - or reach out via our contact page, and to come back next time for more .NET goodness.

I will see you again real soon. See you later folks.

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