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It’s Season 14 Episode 27 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

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6 Comments » for S14E27 – Drip With Nods
  1. Torin Doyle says:

    Hi Alan, Mark, & Martin.

    I listen to a few GNU/Linux podcasts and the UP has always been my favorite. I will miss it for sure. The best of luck with your future endeavors.

    RIP, Ubuntu Podcast (2008–2021). 🙁

  2. Daniel A. says:

    Thanks for the show, guys. Sad to hear it’s ending. Remember to upload the back catalog into the Internet Archive’s collection! I hope you’ll reach out to other podcasts in this space and offer them an opportunity to promote their shows in your feed before it shuts down. Thanks for all the years of great work.

  3. Tony Hughes says:

    Hi Guy’s, sad news but I fully understand that after 7 to14 years of you being involved in such a regular commitment the time has come to put the baby to bed. You will be missed, my weekly dose of yourselves and previous hosts was always something I looked forward to listening to. The Ubuntu podcast has been a big part of my Linux journey since I started to use Linux in 2006/7 and was looking for useful information about what was happening in the community. Yourselves, Going Linux, Linux Outlaws and later mintCast were a massive part of that journey. It has been a privilege to meet you all at OggCamp and when we can eventually meet up at such events in the future I owe the three of you a drink. Alan you must be one of (if not) the longest serving hosts on a Linux podcast so congratulations for keeping it going this long. Now you are all free maybe after you have had a rest you might like to do the odd guest appearance on mintCast, if you have listened to our latest show Leo is stepping down as a regular and we are looking for new blood lol.

  4. Will says:

    This is the end of an era. I have listened to the show for years. I still think of Martin as the new guy. I really appreciate the effort you put into the show over all these years.

    I am not that surprised to hear that the current hosts want to move on. In recent years, I found myself a little less pulled in by the show notes each week compared to other Linux podcasts I listen to. It felt like perhaps the hosts interests were moving away from the traditional desktop Linux focus that I liked, and that is fair enough. Times change, and people change.

    I would suggest though that you leave open the possibility of the show being revived with new hosts. “Ubuntu Podcast” is a good name and if there are other folks out there with the right interest and talent they should be able to pick up the banner. It kind of sounded like Mark might be open to coming back as well :).

  5. E Walker says:

    Thank you, you lovely b@st@rds :'(

  6. kreetrapper says:

    I’m sad to hear that you decided to end it all. I’ve been a fan of your friendly little podcast for a long time now and always enjoyed listening. Thank you for all the hours and hours of entertainment and education. I wish you all the best for your future endeavours.