Latest Podcast Episodes

Erik Rasmussen on Final Form (
Jul 18, 2019
This week we sit with Erik Rasmussen to discuss forms in React. We talk about his library redux-form and it's evolution to final-form — a framework agnostic approach to making dynamic forms easy.
Get Access with Aaron Cannon (
Jul 11, 2019
This week, we talk accessibility pitfalls with Aaron Canon. Aaron is the co-founder and chief accessibility engineer at Accessible360 — where he uses his experience as a blind developer to improve real-world accessibility for all citizens of the web.
The State Machines in React with David Khourshid (
Jul 09, 2019
The panel discusses what a state is in React. David defines a state as a moment in time. States can change, when they do, that’s a state transition. They talk about the utility of states and thinking about your app as a state machine.
Performance with Anna Doubkova (
Jul 09, 2019
Anna Doubkova, a developer at Hive, shares her experience switching to React Native from React. Anna and Charles Max Wood discuss the reusability when moving from React to React Native.
  • Charles Max Wood
  • Anna Doubkova
Embrace the PHP with Next.js, Featuring Tim Neutkens (
Jul 07, 2019
We sit with Tim Neutkens, lead developer on Next.js, an open source framework, for react, by ZEIT. He tells us how you can get back to that beautiful, fun PHP experience but with all of the benefits of SSR, HMR, AMP, and so many more initialisms.
Design Systems with Varya Stepanova (
Jul 02, 2019
Varya talks about how a component library turns into a design system and shares some of her experience. She talks about how the concepts in a design system are influenced and created by the existing interface.
Testing Libraries with Michał Pierzchała (
Jul 02, 2019
Michał explains why his team built the library and the problems they were experiencing with Enzyme. Enzyme and the React Native Testing Library are compared and the pro’s and con’s of using each is considered.
  • Charles Max Wood
  • Michał Pierzchała
CSS, CSS-in-JS, and Future of the Frontend (
Jun 25, 2019
The panel shares their first experiences with CSS and compares CSS and CSS-in-JS. The best ways to learn CSS is considered. The panel shares some coding tips; considering when to use libraries and when to use homegrown solutions.
Mitchell Hamilton - Writing CSS-in-JS with Emotion (
Jun 20, 2019
In this episode, Adam talks to Mitchell Hamilton about writing your styles directly in your JavaScript components using the CSS-in-JS library Emotion.
  • Adam Wathan
  • Mitchell Hamilton
Michel Westrate Wants You To Stop Writing State Reducers (
Jun 20, 2019
We talk with Michel about this wild of idea of state producers (not reducers) in Immer, why they're in the spirit of React, his MobX fame, and why — even in 2019 — it's not a good idea to roll your own state management library.
Accessibility is not a “React Problem” with Leslie Cohn-Wein (
Jun 18, 2019
Leslie Cohn-Wein joins the panel to discuss accessibility. She explains how she got passionate about accessibility. The panel discusses what you have to do to become accessible.
useEffect The Good, the Bad, and the Gotchas (
Jun 11, 2019
The panel starts by discussing if useEffect is a good API or a bad API. The problems that useEffect solves are considered. The panel agrees it is a much better abstraction where subscriptions are concerned. Suspense and data fetching is discussed, the panel considers what the react team has in store concerning data fetching.
Gatsby Themes (
Jun 05, 2019
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Jason Lengstorf from the Gatsby team about Gatsby themes, and the future of Gatsby in general.
Optimizing for Performance in React with Aggelos Arvanitakis (
Jun 04, 2019
Aggelos Arvanitakis shares things he has learned from his mistakes in his blog posts. The panel discusses the most common problems in react that causes poor performance.
Code and Trust with Saron Yitbarek (
May 30, 2019
They discuss podcasting, building a community you can trust, shower new developers with love and support, and what it takes to put on the most supportive conference in the world.
  • Michael Chan
  • Saron Yitbarek
    Fullstack Development with React (
    May 28, 2019
    On today’s show the panel discusses what what jobs should be delegated to the front and backend when doing fullstack development with React. They talk about where the data fetching starts coming into play in a react app and the big changes from the old web to the modern web in data fetching.
    Break In with Scott Tolinski (
    May 23, 2019
    Scott Tolinski is creator of Level Up Totorials and co-host of Syntax — a tasty treats podcast for web developers. He joins us on React Podcast to talk about career, hobbies, and building a business.
      Gatsby for Skeptics (
      May 22, 2019
      In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Lengstorf about Gatsby, and why using React and GraphQL to build something even as simple as a blog is not as crazy of an idea as it sounds.
      • Adam Wathan
      • Jason Lengstorf
      Image Lazy Loading in React (
      May 21, 2019
      Today’s show has the panel discussing image lazy loading in React. Image lazy loading is the notion that images that are below the fold (rendered outside of your browser view when you initially load a page) are deferred and loaded later, so that your page loads faster.
        Facebook React with Dan Abramov (
        May 16, 2019
        After seeing the initial traction, Facebook invested heavily into React, creating entire teams within the company whose goal was to improve React. Dan Abramov works on the React team at Facebook and joins the show to talk about how the React project is managed and his vision for the project.
        Open Source It with Jon Rohan (
        May 16, 2019
        Jon Rohan is an Engineer on the Design Systems Team at Github, building tooling for Octicons and Primer — their React component library.
          Develop Your Career with Kent C. Dodds (
          May 09, 2019
          Chantastic asks about the approach Kent took while developing his career PayPal, what he had to give up to stay focused, and what's changed now that he's independent.
          Sebastian De Deyne - React for Vue Developers (
          May 08, 2019
          In this episode, Adam talks to Sebastian De Deyne about learning React from the perspective of a Vue developer, and how to translate all of the Vue features you're already comfortable with to React code.
          • Adam Wathan
          • Sebastian De Deyne
          Linked Lists in the Wild: React Hooks with Conlin Durbin (
          May 07, 2019
          The panel discusses Conlin’s article "Link Lists in the Wild: React Hooks".
          How to Save the Web with Expo's Brent Vatne (
          May 04, 2019
          Brent Vatne is a Software Engineer at Expo. He joins hosts Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler on The Undefined to talk about the future of the web, native development, and more.
          Progress with Houssein Djirdeh (
          May 02, 2019
          On Progressive Web Apps and the Story of Building GitPoint with React Native
          React Native Animations feat. Catalin Miron (
          Apr 30, 2019
          In today’s episode of the React Native Radio Podcast, the panel talks with Catalin Miron who is currently working for Skype. Catalin uses React and React Native and talks with Nader Dabit about past and current projects.
          React Native’s New Architecture with Parashuram (
          Apr 30, 2019
          Parashuram (aka Ram) and the panel compares various frameworks including the differences between React Native and NativeScript. Ram discusses what it’s like introducing react native to mobile teams which leads to a panel discussion of web app developer experience compared to mobile app developers.
          • Justin Bennett
          • Lucas Reis
          • Parashuram
          Version Responsibly with Michael Jackson (
          Apr 25, 2019
          This week Michael Jackson joins us again to discuss the pains of versioning, how to avoid them, and why it all comes down to communication.
            React Native Open Source & the React Native Community feat. Christoph Nakazawa (
            Apr 23, 2019
            In today’s episode of the React Native Radio Podcast, the panel talks with Christoph Nakazawa who works through React Native and open source.
            React.js and WebAssembly to Rewrite Native Apps with Florian Rival (
            Apr 23, 2019
            Florian talks about his inspiration for GDevelop. He delves into the nature of GDevelop as a desktop app built on the web. Florian talks about his decision to not go full JavaScript in his app and to redo the interface. He ultimately decided to combine C++ and JavaScript, and top it with a React interface.
            • Lucas Reis
            • Charles Max Wood
            • Florian Rival
              Create Value for Others with Nader Dabit (
              Apr 18, 2019
              On podcasting, speaking, mobile devrel at AWS Amplify, AppSync for simple GraphQL servers, and his new book React Native in Action.
                Playing with Polyhedra with Nat Alison (
                Apr 16, 2019
                Nat Alison shares with the panel her work in translating Reactjs.
                • Lucas Reis
                • Justin Bennett
                • Nat Alison
                  Fastlane + React Native feat. Eli Perkins (
                  Apr 15, 2019
                  In today’s episode of the React Native Radio Podcast, the panel talks with Eli Perkins. They discuss the ins-and-outs of Fastlane, how Fastlane can help you with your next project, how it’s open source, and much more!
                  Syntax Live React Edition (
                  Apr 10, 2019
                  It's another live episode of Syntax in which Wes and Scott do Hook'd on Hooks, Who's Snackin' on React, Stump'd, Unpopular Opinions, Q & Eh, and more!
                  React Conf 2018 with Adam Laycock (
                  Apr 09, 2019
                  Adam Laycock describes his experience at React conf 2018, the atmosphere, the people and the talks.
                    Shipping Your React Native App to the Store feat. Ryan Stelly, Cindy Li, & Shyam Komirishetty (
                    Apr 06, 2019
                    In today’s episode of the React Native Radio Podcast, the panel talks about the process of shipping (in particular) your React Native App. Other topics that arise are Node tooling, Test Flight, Code Pusher, and more! Check it out!
                    Build Dumb Shit with Sara Vieira (
                    Apr 04, 2019
                    On being you, "change the world" bullshit, succeeding against mental illness, and teaching what you know.
                    Building Static Sites with Gatsby with Ajay NS (
                    Apr 02, 2019
                    Ajay talks about his article "Why you should use GatsbyJS to build static sites" on Medium and why he felt the need to write it.
                    • Lucas Reis
                    • Justin Bennett
                    • Charles Max Wood
                    • Ajay NS
                    Be Super with TypeScript and Jared Palmer (
                    Mar 28, 2019
                    On the when, where, what, why, and how much of TypeScript in React.
                    GraphQL and React – Even Better together with Chris Toome (
                    Mar 26, 2019
                    In this episode of React Round Up, Chris Toomey talks about his work and his podcast and moves on to explaining the differences between a React vs GraphQL centric application.
                    • Lucas Reis
                    • Justin Bennett
                    • Charles Max Wood
                    • Chris Toomey
                    MongoDB Atlas as a Managed Database for React Native feat. Michael Lynn and Drew Dipalma (
                    Mar 21, 2019
                    In today’s episode of the React Native Radio Podcast, the panel talks with Michael Lynn and Drew Dipalma about Mongo DB Stitch and Atlas. The panel and guests talk in-detail about the databases. Check out today’s episode to hear all the details!
                    Lift as you Climb with Cassidy Williams (
                    Mar 21, 2019
                    On React, Redux, and GraphQL at CodePen, teaching, @smkmeetup, following your dreams (literally), and building your dream network.
                    Framer X and Web Development of the Past with Thomas Aylott (
                    Mar 19, 2019
                    In this episode of React Round Up, Thomas Aylott, Founder at Things That Do Stuff, gives an overview of Framer X, explains what it is used for and how it can be beneficial for web designers.
                    Hasty Treat - React Suspense (
                    Mar 18, 2019
                    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about React Suspense — what it is, how it works, support and more!
                    React Suspense with Jared Palmer (
                    Mar 12, 2019
                    In this episode of React Round Up, Jared Palmer, Lead Engineer at Palmer Group, gives the listeners an overview of React Suspense, how it helps to resolve conflicts with resource scheduling and how it differs from current practices.
                    Learn to Learn with Kyle Shevlin (
                    Mar 07, 2019
                    Building a great career, finding your tribe, learning how to learn, and shipping your side projects
                    React Hooks (
                    Feb 28, 2019
                    We join in the flavour of the moment and talk about Hooks and why everyone should be maybe rewriting everything into them.
                    • Una Kravets
                    • Chris Dhanaraj
                    Decide with Your Human Brain, with Brian Vaughn (
                    Feb 28, 2019
                    Brian Vaughn is a member of the React Core team and creator of libraries like react-virtualized and react-window. He's a wealth of knowledge in React performance and application profiling. Chantastic asks Brian about the new profiler tools he's been working on (available to React v16.5 apps), React Core team dynamics, and the future of windowing in React and browsers.
                    React Native Rearchitecture with G2i Team (
                    Feb 22, 2019
                    Chris and Lee join the show to discuss the rearchitecture, including the engineering history of React, the technical debt within the React project, and the vision that the React team has for the future.
                    • Chris Severns
                    • Lee Johnson