This week we’ve been buying technology from Russia and playing OpenSpades. We announce that the Ubuntu Podcast is ending and round up our favourite stories from the tech news.
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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:
- We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:
- Martin has been buying technology from mother Russia 🇷🇺 – Oktava MK 012
- Alan has been playing OpenSpades
- We discuss the community news:
- The Ubuntu Podcast is ending.
- The final episode will be Season 14 Episode 30 and will be released on Thursday, September 30th 2021.
- Online afterparty with listners on Friday, October 1st 2021 (details to follow).
- Patreon and PayPal donations will remain open until the payments for September 2021 are processed, then both will be terminated.
- The Ubuntu Podcast is ending.
- We discuss the news:
- Image credit: Luis Tosta
- We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.
- You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.
That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.
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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). 🙁
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.
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.
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 :).
Thank you, you lovely [email protected]@rds :'(
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.