Review: Destination Linux – stand out interviews

Last Updated on July 6, 2021

Destination Linux Blurb

Our passion is learning and exploring all the many facets of our favorite distributions, desktops, and software. In addition to the news coverage we all love to game on Linux as well and feature weekly gaming news and a featured game of the week.

About the Show

Destination Linux is a weekly podcast that started out with Rob and Rocco, two everyday guys, sporting a passion for Linux. Rob moved on from the show. Rocco remains hosting the show and these days he’s joined by three other hosts.

What sets apart Destination Linux from other Linux podcasts is their extremely detailed interviews. They grab spellbinding guests and grill them almost like a Select Committee(1), if only in terms of the length of the interviews. Recent guests include Marc Di Luzio of Unity, Ryan Sipes of Thunderbird, Noah Chelliah host of Ask Noah Show, and Chris Lamb of Debian.

But the shows are not limited to interviews. The rest of the shows are news-oriented. In these shows you are treated to the latest news on Linux distributions, software, and gaming.

Destination Linux has over 2,000 YouTube subscribers. Most of their shows are now streamed live on Twitch and YouTube. Some of their interviews are not live.

The audio podcast is suitable for all ages. If guests forget and use profanity, the show bleeps it out. There are no adverts. Their website offers show notes, but we’d prefer links that took you to the show’s segments.

About the Hosts

Rocco describes himself as a full-time Jesus follower, full-time Linux Lover, and a part-time Podcaster. He’s from Pennsylvania, USA. He also hosts “BigDaddyLinuxLive” on Saturday nights on his YouTube channel called Big Daddy Linux.

Ryan became a permanent co-host from August 2017. He likes to tax the capabilities of Linux on the latest hardware and loves to talk about gaming on Linux. He runs an enthralling YouTube channel called Das Geek. He trialed Linux for 30 days with the expectation of reverting back to his previous operating system, but he got caught by the net. He’s been a guest host on Ubuntu Podcast.

Zebedee Boss is a British podcaster. He also has a Youtube channel Zebedee Boss where you can find him driving like a maniac in Euro Truck Simulator.

Michael Tunnell is a jack-of-all trades. He describes himself as a designer, developer, marketer, writer, podcaster, Linux enthusiast, and open source advocate. He also hosts This Week in Linux, and hails from Birmingham, Alabama. Michael’s contributed to many open source projects, notably Antergos (a Linux distribution based upon Arch Linux), and Ubuntu Mate (a Linux-based operating system combining Ubuntu with the desktop environment MATE).
LengthOver 90 minutes
FormatsMP3, YouTube
First Show3 April 2017
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
What do we think of this podcast?
Content6 out of 10 rating
Conversational8 out of 10 rating
Engaging7 out of 10 rating
Verdict:We're a massive fan of their interviews as they dig really deep, with some taxing and thought provoking questions. You really feel like the hosts and guest are with you in your lounge. Their other shows are definitely less compelling, and slow-paced.

The podcast is notable for their live streaming on Twitch.

(1) A Select Committee is a small group of MPs or members of the House of Lords that are set up to investigate a specific issue in detail or to perform a specific scrutiny role.

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