Debug in 2014

It has been a pretty good year for Debug. We kicked things off in January with an interview with Evan Doll of Flipboard fame. Then we ran the table with a long string of amazing guests throughout the rest of the year.

I really enjoy Debug for a few reasons. Primarily I think it’s a worthwhile endeavour that captures stories that would have other wise have been missed. I know there are people in Apple who listen to the show and learn some of the history from the stories our guests have told. That’s amazing to me. For whatever reason our guests are universally open, honest and forthright. Our guests seem to trust us and I’m really proud of what we’ve managed to achieve.

Which brings me to the second reason I enjoy doing Debug. I love having conversations with these people. I’m always excited and sometimes I’m even nervous. Every interview I’ve done has found me five minutes in and me wondering how the hell I can fill an hour. That’s when the interview stops and the conversation starts. Three hours later we have a show in the can.

We’ve had some terrific conversations this year. On episode 40 we had Jessie Char, Serenity Caldwell, Brianna Wu and Georgia Dow run the show and the result was one of the things I’m most proud and happy to have had a part in creating. We had a brief series about alternative languages and their ecosystems. We had Nitin Ganatra. We had a lot of Nitin. Too much Nitin. Nobody likes that guy. And nobody likes Don Melton, our other repeat offender. They even teamed up for a couple of shows. Jerks.

Thank you all for listening. Our audience is far beyond what I’d have anticipated. We peaked at over one hundred thousand and our average listeners are well up there. I’m so sorry for all the pauses. I swear I’m thinking and not just wasting your time.

We’ll continue to have incredible guests. If anything the reason I feel comfortable saying nice things about a project of mine is that, really, the show is about the guests. We’ll keep having in depth discussions and fleshing out the historical record.

It has been a thrill. Thanks for coming along for the ride so far.