Latest Podcast Episodes

Jenn Creighton on Composition and Architecture (
Nov 12, 2020
Jenn Creighton talks with chantastic about component architecture, composition from a perspective of writing, mastering interpersonal communication, and feeling your feelings. She shows us how to save ourselves from the "apropcalypse" by leaning into age-old patterns of composition and organization.
    Tom Preston-Werner on RedwoodJS (
    Nov 05, 2020
    Tom Preston-Werner is building a full-stack framework for React and GraphQL developers. In this episode we talk about RedwoodJS, a framework that's bringing full-stack to Jamstack.
      Eli White on Principles and React Native (
      Oct 22, 2020
      Eli White shares the five core principles guiding React Native devolvement: native experience, at massive scale, fueling developer velocity, on every platform, with declarative ui.
      Kent C. Dodds on Epic React (
      Oct 01, 2020
      Kent C. Dodds spills the tea on his latest course, workshop, masterclass, creation Epic React.
      Sam Selikoff on Finding a Full Stack React (
      Sep 17, 2020
      Sam Selikoff and chantastic dissect the challenges of transitioning from bundled, batteries-included frameworks (like Rails) to unbundled, choose your own adventures frameworks like React.
        Arunoda Susiripala — Building Storybook, Meteor, Next and communities on open source (
        Aug 22, 2020
        Arunoda is a prolific open source contributor, having built Storybook, and being a core contributor to MeteorJS and NextJS. He and I talk about how he started his career in open source, which led to him freelancing, then building Kadira (an performance monitoring tool for MeteorJS) and Storybook. After leaving the Meteor community he went on to work with Vercel as a maintainer of NextJS and their core hosting platform.
        • Arunoda Susiripala
        • Matthew Weeks
        Tom Coleman on Storybook v6 (
        Aug 13, 2020
        Tom Coleman tells us what's new in Storybook 6. He elaborates on headline features of controls, composition, and args and how they'll take your component documentation and exploration to the next level!
        Kadi Kraman — React Native, leading teams, and consulting for major companies (
        Aug 09, 2020
        Kadi talks to me about her React Native course on Frontend Masters, and her career as an engineer. Kadi is a senior engineer and engineering manager at Formidable Labs.
        • Kadi Kraman
        • Matthew Weeks
        Smashing Podcast Episode 18 With Mina Markham: How Can I Learn React? (
        Jun 16, 2020
        In this episode of the Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about learning React. What’s React like to work with, and how can experienced developers get started? Drew McLellan chats to Mina Markham to find out.
        • Drew McLellan
        • Mina Markham
        Michael Chan Encapsulates State (
        May 19, 2020
        Michael Chan talks about co-location, encapsulation, and CSS grid.
        Tanner Linsley Separates UI State And Server State (
        May 19, 2020
        Tanner Linsley talks about creating libraries and separating UI state and server state.
        Guillermo Rauch — NextJS 9.4, JAMStack, distributed systems, and manging eventually consistent state (
        May 14, 2020
        This week, I spoke with Guillermo Rauch, the CEO of Vercel (formerly Zeit) and co-creator of NextJS, and long-term member of the open source community.
        • Guillermo Rauch
        • Matthew Weeks
        Matt Perry on Magic Motion and React Performance Anxiety (
        May 14, 2020
        This week Matt Perry tells about Magic Motion — the killer new feature for Framer Motion that makes shared element transitions easy for React developers.
        Chance Strickland on Reach UI and Building Composable Open Source (
        Apr 30, 2020
        Chance Strickland and chantastic talk about Reach UI and building flexible libraries for the web. They talk about separation of logic with statecharts, the cascading complexity of accessibility, unopinionated approaches to styling, and the career effects of great open source.
          Building Full-Stack JS Apps with Redwood.js (
          Apr 22, 2020
          In this episode, Adam is talks to Tom Preston-Werner about Redwood.js, a new full-stack JavaScript framework for building edge-ready web applications.
          • Adam Wathan
          • Tom Preston-Werner
            Continuing to Innovate with Next.js 9.3 (
            Apr 08, 2020
            In this episode, Adam is talks to Tim Neutkens about what's new in Next.js 9.3 and how it's changing the way applications are built at ZEIT.
            Michael Jackson on React Router v6 and Empathy in Open Source (
            Mar 12, 2020
            This week we chat with Michael of React Training and learn everything we need to know about React Router v6 — what's in store, how to update, and what he's learned about empathy in the process.
            React at Starbucks with Cher (
            Mar 10, 2020
            Cher talks with John and Ward about her experiences working on Starbucks PWA, and moving from Vue to React.
            • John Papa
            • Ward Bell
            • Cher Scarlett
            Max Stoiber on Finding Luck in Open Source (
            Mar 05, 2020
            We sit down with Max Stoiber and find out what it takes to find luck in open source. Max is the creator of react-boilerploit and the co-creator of styled-components and
              David Khourshid on XState, Statecharts, and the Future of Designer—Coder Collaboration (
              Feb 27, 2020
              David Khourshid is the man bringing statecharts to the frontend. We talk about XState, model-based testing with xstate-test, and the future designer/coder integration.
                Evan Bacon on Expo and the Future of "Build Once; Run Anywhere" (
                Feb 13, 2020
                Today we chat with Evan Bacon about Expo and delivering on the elusive promise of "write once. run anywhere."
                Daria Caraway on Building Considerate React Component APIs with TypeScript (
                Feb 06, 2020
                Today we chat with Daria Caraway and learn how to build considerate React components with TypeScript.
                Justin E. Samuels on Render(ATL) (
                Jan 30, 2020
                Render(ATL) is a new conference in Atlanta that promises to introduce React developers to the voice and culture of the south.
                  Lee Byron — From PHP to React and GraphQL (
                  Jan 16, 2020
                  We're kicking off a new decade by going back in time time to 1999, just 10 years after the birth of the internet. Our guest today is Lee Byron. He takes us on a tour of the early web and personal home pages. And connects the dots between PHP and technologies like React and GraphQL.
                    Rachel Nabors on React Community Empowerment (
                    Dec 12, 2019
                    We talk about her journey to React, the Woman at the Heart of React zine (from this year's React Conf), and her charter to make React and React Native documentation friendly, powerful, and inclusive.
                      Sunil Pai on The Future of UI Frameworks (
                      Dec 05, 2019
                      Today, Sunil and I dive into the future of React as a UI framework, how Concurrent mode marks a shift in focus from developer experience to user experience, and what it'll take to finally get better designer tooling for React.
                      Brian Vaughn on Fast Refresh for Web and Concurrent React Dev Tools (
                      Nov 21, 2019
                      Brian Vaughn joins us for an update on React Developer Tools. We talk about Fast Refresh for the web, New developer convienciences around codemods, And new React Dev Tools features to help you profile, suspend component trees, and find your way around unfamiliar React apps.
                      Kitze on Surviving Hype Driven Development Culture (
                      Nov 14, 2019
                      Today we're talking with Kitze about his transition from open source to product, what his development browser Sizzy has thought him about business, and the dangers of our hype-driven development cycles.
                        Joe Savona on Relay and Data Fetching with Suspense (
                        Nov 07, 2019
                        Joe Savona joins us to talk about avoiding waterfalls in your React code. Joe has spent the last year working with the React team in developing a relay-suspense integration for the new
                        Andrew Clark on Concurrent Mode (
                        Oct 31, 2019
                        We chat about future features, prerelease channels, and how Suspense is preparing the way for others to bring cooperative concurrency to their libraries, applications, and frameworks.
                        The Suspense is Almost Over — A Pre-ReactConf Concurrent React Rundown with Swyx (
                        Oct 22, 2019
                        This week is React Conf! And I suspect that Suspense and Concurrent Mode will have a good showing. So — in anticipation and excitement — I asked friend of the show, Swyx, to join me for a Suspense/Concurrent React rundown episode — covering everything you need to know so far and what we hope to see at this year's event.
                        Swizec Teller on Hustle and Focus (
                        Oct 10, 2019
                        Swizec has an incredible work ethic — regularly blogging, vlogging, live streaming, and writing books on your favorite web technologies React and D3.
                          Chris Toomey on TypeScript, GraphQL, and Product Thinking (
                          Sep 19, 2019
                          This week we sit down with Chris Toomey and address all the holy wars: Elm vs React, TypeScript vs JavaScript, product vs development, and even VS Code vs Vim.
                          Chris Biscardi on Gatsby Themes and Developing a Content Pipeline (
                          Sep 05, 2019
                          We talk about what Gatsby Themes are, why they promise to bring a new wave of shareability to Gatsby sites, and what you need to know to start using them.
                          Building Steam Games with React (
                          Sep 04, 2019
                          In this episode, Scott and Wes talk with Drew Conley about building games with Javascript.
                          React Native vs Native Chicago Edition (
                          Aug 27, 2019
                          Don Moro, a Native developer, is being pushed by his company to cross-platform with React Native, he joins the podcast to ask the panel for advice.
                          • Peter Piekarczyk
                          • Don Moro
                          • Rob Volk
                          James K Nelson on React with the Buzzwords (
                          Aug 22, 2019
                          This week on React Podcast we sit down with James K Nelson. We discuss what makes React hard to learn and how he's addressing that with his teaching platform
                          Animations and React Morphe with Bruno Lorenco (
                          Aug 20, 2019
                          Bruno talks about what React Morph is, how it originated, and the flip animation technique. React Morph is uniquely designed to be compatible with many platforms. Bruno talks about his goal to make everything simpler, from having animations on your website, to making things easier for users of the application.
                          • Dave Ceddia
                          • Thomas Aylott
                          • Leslie Cohn-Wein
                          • Lucas Reis
                          • Bruno Lorenco
                          Hasty Treat - How To Publish A React Component To NPM (
                          Aug 19, 2019
                          In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about documentation libraries, starting and maintaining projects, how to publish React components to NPM, and more!
                            Jamison Dance on Soft Skills and React Rally (
                            Aug 15, 2019
                            This week we talk Jamison Dance about the parts of programming that are distinctly non-technical. We talk about the perfect TLD, working with a team, finding psychological safety, the organization of React Rally, and how to recycle batteries.
                              State In React (
                              Aug 14, 2019
                              In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about state in React: local state, global state, UI state, data state, caching, API data and more!
                              Permformance that Matters with Ram N (
                              Aug 13, 2019
                              Ram N, a member of the React Native core team, joins the panel to discuss performance. After a small sidetrack discussion about AR and VR, the panel jumps into the discussion about performance and how to measure performance that matters. Ram defines performance and what qualifies as a performance scenario.
                              • Josh Justice
                              • Charles Max Wood
                              • Ram N
                              Learning React and TypeScript in Public with Shawn "swyx" Wang (
                              Aug 13, 2019
                              Today’s guest Shawn Wang is a career changer starts off the show about how he got from finance to programming. The panel talks about how they each got started in programming. Shawn explains his Learn In Public manifesto. They discuss the benefits of learning in public and how concepts like Cunninham’s Law and lampshading can be a good thing.
                              Eve Porcello on Learning GraphQL (
                              Aug 08, 2019
                              This week we talk with Eve Porcello about getting started with GraphQL.
                              Realigning Your Model of React After Hooks (
                              Aug 08, 2019
                              Dan Abramov discusses how the addition of hooks changed how we write React.
                              TypeScript and ReasonML Christoffer Niska (
                              Aug 06, 2019
                              The panel discusses the affect learning another language has on how you write the code you’re working on. They talk about TypeScript and Christoffer shares how he got into it.
                              Emma Wedekind on Mentorship and (
                              Aug 01, 2019
                              We sit down with venerable Emma Wedekind to talk mentorship. She tells us all about different types of mentorship you can find, at what phases in your career each type is most valuable, and how to get a "yes" from someone you'd like to mentor you.
                                React Hooks for Global State and More Custom Hooks with Daishi Kato (
                                Jul 30, 2019
                                Daishi talks about his definition of global state, how it differs from a regular state, and why it is a problem with the current context implementation.
                                Chain React with Jamon Holmgren (
                                Jul 30, 2019
                                Jamon Holmgren, one of the owners of Infinite Red, join the panel to discuss the recent Chain React in Portland, Oregon. Jamon shares how Chain React got started. The panel, who both attended chain react, share their experiences.
                                • Charles Max Wood
                                • Josh Justice
                                • Jamon Holmgren