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What is Python Bytes?

Python Bytes is a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Kennedy and Brian Okken. Python Bytes podcast delivers headlines directly to your earbuds. If you want to stay up on the Python developer news but don't have time to scour reddit, twitter, and other news sources, just subscribe and you'll get the best picks delivered weekly.

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Outstanding Podcast!
I'm so glad I discovered this podcast. It's motivated me to once again get back into Python after years of a hiatus (since 2006) and when I learned Python in version 2 almost 20 years ago as a hobby/tinkerer when I needed a break from other programming languages I'm fluent in. The hosts are genuine and truly are passionate "Pythonistas". It's something that I look forward to listening to! I also enjoy Michael Kennedy's "Talk Python To Me" podcats which is full of terrific information for the newb or seasoned programmer. Love how they always end their podcast on an up! Keep those Python jokes coming - it's their signature "ending on a high note!" Kudos!
Rocorama
Like a coffee Talk How for the Python Community
I met one of the hosts at a podcasting conference and gave this show a try. I was impressed by Michael and Brian's deep knowledge, friendly manner, and easy style. The program reminds me of one of those coffee talk shows on a small town AM radio station where you can find out everything that's going on in a community.
Mac P.
Fantastic!
These guys jump right into great content every week with no fluff or fill.
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