January 8, 2014 at 3:00pm • 56 minutes
Guest Christie Koehler talks about her work on Mozilla's Firefox OS platform, localizing apps and phones around the world, and how to actually drop projects from your crowded life.
December 18, 2013 at 3:00pm • 1 hour 6 minutes
Guest Moisés Chiullan talks about customer service training and outcomes, and Shia LaBeouf's plagiarized apology for plagiarizing.
December 11, 2013 at 11:30am • 57 minutes
iLounge news editor Phil Dzikiy joins Kevin to talk about being choosy on Apple news and rumors, working from home, and kids with iPads.
December 4, 2013 at 4:00pm • 56 minutes
Kevin & guest host JR Raphael on how your reviews get made: embargoes, free or loaner devices, gadgets they never wanted. Also: quite a bit of Android frosting.
November 26, 2013 at 5:30pm • 1 hour 14 minutes
Kevin and Gina answer listener questions about topics covered in the last 75 episodes: How do you balance freelance and open source work with parenthood? What do you do when the open source project you want to contribute to involves source code that's a complete mess? The final doozy: What utopias and dystopias are we headed toward given the current state of open source, web, and mobile software?
November 20, 2013 at 1:00pm • 60 minutes
Gina & Kevin talk about the latest argument in coding and writing: should you work for free? And should an employer give preference to open-source contributions? Then, a big announcement:
Next week is the last episode of In Beta hosted by Kevin and Gina.
To celebrate show and life transitions, we're doing The Final FU (Follow Up, that is). Ask us anything you want, anything at all, about everything we've discussed in the past 75 episodes using the contact link on this page. If your question evokes answers worth discussing, we'll tackle it in our last episode together. Thanks.
November 13, 2013 at 2:00pm • 48 minutes
If we're the first generation to play video games well into our 40s and 50s, why do so few people frame gaming as part of a healthy, balanced, productive life? Kevin and Gina talk video games - from healthy escape to life-eating addiction to creative inspiration and back.
November 6, 2013 at 1:00pm • 54 minutes
"Career" is such a weird word these days. How do you define your life's efforts if they fall into so many different buckets?Gina & Kevin talk about their "freelance" careers and others.
October 31, 2013 at 5:00pm • 57 minutes
Gina and Kevin discuss the best and worst parts of modern, web-based project management apps Basecamp, Trello, and Asana: what they do and don't do, which are the most spouse-safe, and what may make you resort to a giant spreadsheet after all.
October 30, 2013 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 2 minutes
Scott Berkun joins Gina & Kevin to talk about his new book, The Year Without Pants, and gets specific about the tools and techniques of managing a distributed, open-source workforce that (gasp) really wants to work.