If you try to keep up with the Ruby community you’re probably familiar with the Rails Envy podcast, even if you aren’t subscribed. Well, it’s just relaunched as.. The Ruby Show, hosted by Jason Seifer and Dan Benjamin. They plan to cover the latest Ruby related news on a weekly basis in a similar style to Rails Envy. New episodes come out each Wednesday.
The Background: Rails Envy was a weekly podcast by Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer and featured Ruby and Rails news interspersed with comedy bits. The podcast did really well, getting about 7000 subscribers within two years, but for some reason, Gregg and Jason stopped working together and Gregg went off to found Ruby 5, a new bite-sized Ruby news podcast delivering 5 minute episodes once or twice a week.
Dan Benjamin Enters Stage Left: Undeterred by the split, Jason kept the Rails Envy brand and brought podcasting genius Dan “voice for radio” Benjamin on board to co-host. To my surprise, the podcast got even better and has made for entertaining listening, even when Dan did an entire episode on his own.
Go Check It Out: Podcasts aren’t for everyone, but Dan and Jason are doing a great job, so at least check out an episode or two from time to time. You’re usually guaranteed a laugh.
And before anyone asks, no, that picture isn’t of them. Well, the heads are, but I superimposed them on to other people using Photoshop. Why? Because this is timely news and Jason didn’t provide a picture quick enough