What I’m Listening To

by Bryan on 11/23/2019 at 10:17 PM in Site Information

I’ve had a Podcasts page on this site for quite a while now, but it’s never been anything more than “hey, I listen to a bunch of podcasts.” Tonight that changed. Tonight I added a list of my podcast subscriptions.

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Including a list of podcast subscriptions was the entire reason for creating a Podcasts page, but the app I use to listen to podcasts doesn't provide a public API, so I put it off. And I kept putting it off. Sure, there’s a way to extract an OPML file, but that would involve messing with XML, and that’s so…I dunno…mid 2000s (full disclosure: my career was built upon XML—creating systems that generate/modify/consume XML—I didn’t want to do it here). Just give me a JSON file, and let’s call it a day!

As it turns out, I was able to grab my podcast subscription as JSON via a private API, and decided that would have to do. So, while my list of podcast subscriptions isn’t real time, it doesn’t require much for me to update it, and rendering it over on the Podcasts page was trivial. Please peruse the list of podcasts; I hope you find something new and interesting. Of course, I’d love to hear about any podcasts you enjoy!