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4 May 2021 (2 minute read)

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I listen to a number of podcasts each week. One of these is Go Time.

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The Go Time podcast releases episodes every Thursday. Its format is mostly comprised of panel discussions and interviews with founders and specialists in the community about the Go programming language. Episodes are usually between 60 and 90 minutes long.

I don’t program in Go a lot myself these days, though do have one or two older projects written in the language. However, I feel that the content is often broadly relevant for non-full-time gophers - like myself - also.

The episodes include discussions around a diverse variety of topics - such as testing, networking, web-apps, tooling, startups, programming principles, and much more. Many of these concepts are interesting to gophers and non-gophers alike, as they touch on the broader problems as well as to dicuss how Go can specifically be used to solve these problems.

Recently I have started using the Rust language more and more, and particularly on this side project which I have used as a mechanism for learning the ins-and-outs. Although the two languages (Go and Rust) are by no means the same, they do share a small number of similar attributes and I have found that the Go Time podcast has often touched on topics relevant to both languages.

Episodes also feature interesting guests from a variety of backgrounds - from specialists in the community through to startup founders. Hearing their stories is always great. Additionally, the show hosts are engaging and add light-heartedness to what can be deep technical conversations.

If you’re a programmer, and even if not a gopher yourself, I recommend checking out a few of the episodes to see if you agree.

It should come up in your podcast app if you search for “Go Time”. I use Overcast on iOS, and if you do also you can subscribe at this link.

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