Tue Feb 7 23:53:55 2012
An old putdown in Japanese translates to "You speak peaman". 'Peaman' means green pepper and as you know, green peppers are hollow. So if a Japanese ever told you that you speak peaman, you are being told that what you are saying is empty.
Well the hosts of Lostcast , a very new tech/HTML5/game dev podcast are the complete opposite of that old Japanese putdown. These guys just keep the useful information flowing.
I just found Lostcast a few days ago (I can't remember how) and out of the seven episodes so far, and because I'm interested in CoffeeScript, I chose to listen to 'Episode 4: Native Coffee' .
I was very surprised at the sound quality of the show. And not only was the sound quality excellent, the show was just packed with new and useful development-related information.
After listening to that excellent 4th episode I thought that their 1st episode would probably not be as good because they'd still be just getting used to podcasting. Boy was I wrong. I have seldom heard such a great first episode of a podcast. The hosts introduced themselves expertly and in detail, keeping my interest, while also teaching me a whole lot of stuff about HTML5 game development, and how they got Onslaught!, their HTML5 game, running on iOS. (that answered the question I had after finding Onslaught in the App Store .)
The pacing of Lostcast never lets up, and the hosts play off of and compliment each other like seasoned professionals. They are very knowledgeable and also entertaining without being full of themselves (like the hosts of so many tech podcasts, especially gaming podcasts). The hosts just want to tell you what they are up to, what they've learned, and are really sincere in passing on their knowledge and experiences to their intended audience.
Never have I listened to a better tech/game dev podcast. Excuse me while I go download all their other episodes so I can catch up. You can too in iTunes .