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Illuminating Linux Podcasts - Page 3

Illuminating Linux Podcasts - Page 3

by Dan Petersen

Kernel Panic Oggcast

Kernel Panic Oggcast

The Kernel Panic Oggcast is a friendly show recorded "live" on a fortnightly basis. The shows are unedited recordings so you need to be a little forgiving. There is occasional very mild profanity used in the show.

The show covers a wide spectrum of topics, many episodes have heaps of Linux relevant material, but there is still plenty of material not related to Linux, with a mix of some zany and wacky material.

The podcast does not have a rigid structure, and explores any topic relevant to the Linux world. Kernel Panic Oggcast is a good listen. We particularly like the special guest appearances from prominent players such as Bruce Patterson (DistroWatch), Jonathan Nadeau (Executive Director of the Accessible Computing Foundation), and Jeff Hoogland (lead developer of Bodhi Linux, a lightweight Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment window manager).

  • Website:
  • Length: Often exceeds 2 hours
  • Audio format: Ogg Vorbis
  • First Edition: 7 March 2010



mintCast is billed as "the podcast by the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux". In other words, the shows are not exclusively about the Linux Mint distro. The recording sessions are streamed most Mondays.

Rob Hawkins, Scott Newlon, and James Coyner, the shows' regular hosts, have an unruffled, cool-headed style. mintCast attempts to help all users of Linux with news, how-tos, helpful software, interviews, and user experience. The hosts also give intelligent commentary about gadgets and new technology. Another podcast hit!

  • Website:
  • Length: About 90 minutes
  • Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3
  • Video: On YouTube
  • First Edition: 24 November 2008

The Linux Link Tech Show

The Linux Link Tech Show

The Linux Link Tech Show (TLLTS) is a weekly podcast show which covers the Linux operating system together with any other geeky topics that interest the hosts. Although TLLTS is not an adult show, the language and humour is not always appropriate for a family audience, but it is a lot more toned down than Linux Outlaws.

TLLTS includes lots of interviews with key players in Linux, open source and free software. TLLTS records and streams live every Wednesday night starting around 20:30 Eastern Time.

TLLTS has produced more than 500 shows, spanning nearly a decade. The grand-daddy of Linux podcasts, it is still rocking!

The show adopts a laid-back style and mostly consists of general chit-chat. The shows are not really targeted at being information-heavy, but given the length of each show, there is still lots of good information here.

  • Website:
  • Length: At least 2 hours
  • Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3 (32kbps), Speex, Opus
  • First Edition: 24 September 2003

This Week in Linux

This Week in Linux

This Week in Linux is a monthly show in video only, covering both Linux and Android specific topics. The videos are short in length, but this sorts the wheat from the chaff. If you are short of spare time, this is a good series to follow to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.




LinuxBasix's tagline is "As we learn so will you". It is a podcast that is not targeted specifically at newbies to Linux, nor the Basic programming language. The podcast takes things back to the beginning, with the presenters wanting the community to drive the direction of the show.

The podcast start with presenters discuss what they have been recently up to, interesting new Linux or tech projects, before moving on to the meat of the podcast. There is material here which will appeal to newcomers to Linux, as well as intermediate and advanced users, but the currently style is a little staid and bland. I prefer presenters who imbibe more enthusiasm to their listeners.

  • Website:
  • Length: Around 40-50 minutes
  • Audio format: MP3
  • First Edition: April 2010; relaunched 2 April 2013


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