Latest Podcast Episodes

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
                  Paul Henschel on React Spring (
                  Jul 25, 2019
                  This week, on React Podcast, We sit with Paul Henschel and talk animation. Paul is the creator of React-spring a library for animating UI based on spring physics. We talk about the library's origin, its future, and how to create lasting beauty on the web.
                  Facebook Open Source Management with Tom Occhino (
                  Jul 18, 2019
                  Facebook has released open source software projects that have changed the industry. The most impactful projects to date are the React frontend user interface tools: ReactJS and React Native.
                    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.
                    Native Web Apps with Florian Rival (
                    Jul 16, 2019
                    Florian shares the high points of using React Native compared to other platforms. He discusses his game engine and getting it working in WebAssembly. The panel discusses Florian’s development journey and what it was like getting into web development.
                    • Josh Justice
                    • Charles Max Wood
                    • Florian Rival
                    Drawing the Line Between 3rd Party and Custom Code with Glenn Reyes (
                    Jul 16, 2019
                    Today the panel discusses how to choose between picking a 3rd party or handcraft component in React. They discuss the popular notion to avoid “reinventing the wheel” and always using 3rd party components.
                      React + WebAssembly = ❤️ (
                      Jul 15, 2019
                      KBall catches up with Florian Rival about bring a C++ based game engine to the web by compiling to WebAssembly and creating a React-based frontend.
                      • Kevin Ball
                      • Florian Rival
                        Full Jamstack React Developer (
                        Jul 15, 2019
                        Chris and Dave talk about what Jamstack means to them, thoughts on being called a Full Stack Developer, state management, writing responsible code, and why web tech can be hard.
                        • Dave Rupert
                        • Chris Coyier
                          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.