Review: Ubuntu Podcast – the number 1 Linux podcast

Last Updated on September 6, 2020

Ubuntu Podcast Blurb

Upbeat and family-friendly show including news, discussion, interviews and reviews from the Ubuntu, Linux and Open Source world.

About the Show

The Ubuntu Podcast (formerly known as the Ubuntu UK Podcast) covers all the latest news and issues facing Ubuntu Linux users and Free Software lovers in general. The show aims to appeal to a Linux newbie as well as the oldest coder.

Ubuntu Podcast is broadcast on a fortnightly basis. Shows examine what has been in the news, and the latest happenings in the Ubuntu community. There are interviews, chats about projects, reviews of hardware, details of forthcoming events and conferences, interesting snaps, and listener feedback. Examples of recent interviewees include 3 members of “yaru” Ubuntu community theme (Carlo Lobrano, MadsRH, and Frederik), as well as Daniel Foré from elementary OS, David Britton from the Ubuntu Server team, and Michael Tunnell from

There are show notes for each episode which are professionally produced by Samantha, the silent member of the Ubuntu Podcast.

About the Hosts

Alan Pope describes himself as a Snap Advocate at Canonical working on Ubuntu, podcaster, father, husband, cat lover & a geek through and through. He grew up with a ZX81 home computer.

Mark Johnson describes himself as metal loving, Linux using, bass playing, podcasting, slam dancing, geeky, and hairy web developer.

Martin Wimpress is a member of the Ubuntu Desktop team at Canonical and works on desktop and devices. By night he makes Ubuntu MATE, a free and open-source Linux distribution and an official derivative of Ubuntu.

There are other hosts including guest hosts.

We were deeply saddened when Laura Cowen stepped down as a host of the show, but the show has retained its vibrancy.
Length30 minutes
FormatsOgg, MP3, YouTube
First Show11 March 2008
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license

What do we think of this podcast?
Content10 out of 10 rating
Conversational10 out of 10 rating
Engaging10 out of 10 rating
Verdict:The interlude music is catchy, the podcast is exceptionally easy to listen to, it's extremely engaging, and the hosts are great entertainment. Ubuntu Podcast is one of those podcasts that you have to listen all the way through for every show. Essential listening, professionally produced, and not just for Ubuntu users. Our favourite Linux podcast by a whisker.

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