Learn Python with Talk Python's Python courses

Talk Python To Me

A podcast on Python and related technologies


Latest episode:
#275 Beautiful Pythonic Refactorings

Do you obsess about writing your code just the right way before you get started? Maybe you have some ugly code on your hands and you need to make it better. Either way, refactoring could be your ticket to happier days! On this episode, we'll talk through a powerful example of iteratively refactoring some code until we eventually turn our ugly duckling into a Pythonic beauty.
Full details »

Conor Hoekstra
Conor Hoekstra

Take Python to the next level with our online courses

Upcoming episodes

Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
Geekout: Life in the solar system and beyond

We're back with another GeekOut episode. Richard Campbell, a developer and podcaster who also dives deep into science and tech topics, is back for our second GeekOut episode. Last time we geeked out about the real science and progress around a moon base. This time it's why is there life on Earth, where could it be or have been in the solar system, and beyond.

Bob Belderbos
Bob Belderbos
10 tips every Django developer should know

We recently covered 10 tips that every Flask developer should know. But we left out a pretty big group in the Python web space: Django developers! And this one is for you. I invited Bob Belderbos, who's been running his SaaS business on Python and Django for several years now, to share his tips and tricks.

Nick Winter
Nick Winter
Teach kids Python with real programming and fun games at Code Combat

If there is one message I've been pushing across all of the Talk Python episodes, it's that programming is a super power. Rather than all of us abandoning what we're interested in and becoming CS majors, we can take our passion or expertise and 10x it with a little programming skill.

Sebastian Witowski
Sebastian Witowski
Modern Python Developer's Toolkit

Python is quick and easy to learn. And yet, there is a massive gap between knowing the common aspects of the language (loops, variables, functions, and so on) and how to write a well-factored application using modern tools and libraries. That's where learning Python is a never-ending journey.

What listeners think

Absolutely my favorite
Absolutely my favorite. He is such a knowledgeable developer, presenter, interviewer, and he is also a great teacher. He makes his presentations very accessible and his interviews never feel like an interview. I started my Python and data sciencece journey through this podcast. I look forward to his podcast every week now. All the be to you Michael.
ifbchf
The best Python podcast
Excellent host, great guests and content, highly recommended.
James Small
Amazing!
This podcast series is amazing, I started listening today, and I'm committing to listening to at least a series every day, till I get to the top :)) Thank you Michael! This is amazing!
Gabe
Do you love the show and want to tell the world?
Send us a review or post one on iTunes. Thanks!

Join the Gitter Community

We now have a gitter community where you can mix with fellow listeners, show guests, your host,and others.

Drop in, it's free and fun:

Join the community

Python Bytes Podcast

Do you enjoy Talk Python To Me? We created a second podcast to be the perfect counterpart to the long-form interview format on Talk Python:

Python Bytes:
Python headlines delivered directly to your earbuds


If you are looking for a 15 minute conversation on the topical items of the week in the Python ecosystem, be sure to jump over to Python Bytes and subscribe.
Python Bytes Podcast

Talk Python Merchandise

Support the show and share your Python pride with the Talk Python To Me T-shirt. .


Talk Python To Me T-Shirt

Sponsor or support the show

Are you an individual who loves this podcast? You can commit as little as $1 via our Patreon campaign or one-time via Square Cash or .

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more about what we offer.
Support the podcast at Patreon

More about Talk Python to Me

Talk Python to Me is a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Kennedy. The show covers a wide array of Python topics as well as many related topics (e.g. MongoDB, AngularJS, DevOps).

The format is a casual 45 minute conversation with industry experts.

Have feedback for the show? Send it to contact@talkpython.fm. We'd love to hear from you.

Michael Kennedy
Your host
Michael Kennedy

Suggest a show or guest

We are always on the look out for exciting topics to bring to you on Talk Python To Me. We could use your help!

Do you have a great idea for a show? Do know a dynamic Python personality who we should be speaking to? Send us an email!


Suggest a podcast guest

Twitter guest list

Want to see what all our guests are up to at a glance? There's no better way than to subscribe to our Twitter guest list:

@TalkPython/show-guests

Be sure to follow us on twitter while you're at it: @TalkPython and @mkennedy.