Latest Podcast Episodes

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.
                      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