In Beta

In Beta

In Beta is a talk show about tech culture, making open source software, and how mobile, social, and web apps are changing the world.

Hosted by Christie Koehler and Kevin Purdy.


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#99: The Problem with Prioritized Podcast Playlists

May 1, 2014 at 10:45AM • 55 minutes

Co-founder of PocketCasts maker Shifty Jelly, Russell Ivanovic, joins Kevin & Christie to talk about designing, server-backing, and improving a popular podcast client


#98: Of Course I'm Going to Hire my Friends

April 24, 2014 at 11:00AM • 55 minutes

Founding a startup is a heck of a thing. Christie and Kevin talk about founder dilemmas, hiring practices, GitHub kerfuffles, and having to fire your friends.


#97: Pushbullet and the Castles of Work

April 17, 2014 at 10:00AM • 50 minutes

Christie Koehler and Kevin Purdy interview Pushbullet founder Ryan Oldenburg about starting up, YCombinator, emailing yourself, and balancing your projects and work.


#96: A Series of Mathy Things

April 10, 2014 at 9:15AM • 53 minutes

Christie & Kevin run down the Heartbleed security bug: what it really is, who it affects, and how browsers and servers fix it. Also: math is amazing.


#95: School of Hard NOCs

April 6, 2014 at 9:00AM • 45 minutes

Christie walks Kevin through what it's like to have your indie website get utterly traffic-bombed, and how to defend your site from future popularity.


#94: Clippy for Android

March 31, 2014 at 10:00AM • 48 minutes

Christie Koehler and Kevin Purdy talk about web, open source software, oss, tools, mobile, and social.


#93: Stratofortress versus MacBooks

March 27, 2014 at 10:30AM • 49 minutes

Christie and Kevin consider how the B-52 bomber has been in service for nearly 80 years, while our phones barely make it two.


#92: The ISO to Remember!

March 24, 2014 at 11:00AM • 49 minutes

You know what makes life hard, especially for remote teams? Time zones. Daylight Savings Time. And tools that aren't good with time differences.


#91: Know Thy License, Know Thyself

March 13, 2014 at 1:45PM • 53 minutes

Christie and Kevin talk with Luis Villa about his work as a geek lawyer: on open-source licenses, for WikiMedia, and many side projects.


#90: We Want Our 2003 Back

March 6, 2014 at 11:00AM • 46 minutes

Christie and Kevin talk to Amber Case about creating and evangelizing the Indie Web: your own site, talking to other sites, outside of silos. Like old, good times.