Python Out Loud

a podcasted journey from learner to developer

About the show

Think 'out loud' with us. Whether you're typing hello-world for the first time, or a billion-download app developer, join us for casual discussions about learning and problem solving in the Python programming language.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 2: python_powered (the tale of the caret and the double-asterisk)

    Episode  |  April 2nd, 2019  |  17 mins 45 secs
    marvel references, monty python references, programming, python challenge, python out loud, twitter

    In Episode 2, we discuss the collection of programming puzzles at, including the math involved in solving the zeroth challenge, and the magic behind Python's ability to work with arbitrarily large integers. Show notes at

  • We're not dead! (Insert obligatory Monty Python reference here.)

    Article  |  March 19th, 2019
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    Hey, everyone. It's been awhile. Exactly one year, in fact.

  • Episode 2 Teaser Companion Blog Post: The Magic Behind Integer Arithmetic in Python

    Article  |  March 19th, 2018
    __magic methods__, exponentiation, programming, python out loud

    In this teaser blog post for Episode 2, we discuss methods for computing large numbers like 2 to the power 38 in Python, and the magic methods involved behind the scenes.

  • Episode 2 Teaser: Previewing the tale of the caret and the double-asterisk

    Episode  |  March 19th, 2018  |  5 mins 55 secs
    exponentiation, programming, python out loud, star trek references

    In this teaser for Episode 2, we discuss the magic behind integer arithmetic in Python, and the trade-offs compared to a lower-level programming languages like C. Show notes at

  • Episode 1 Postscript: more_questions_answered

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2018  |  15 mins 16 secs
    fizz buzz, programming, python out loud, star trek references, twitter

    In this special follow-up to Episode 1, we answer more listener questions and discuss the results of our Twitter giveaways. Show notes at

  • Episode 1: fizz_buzz (and find out why 1,485,294 is divisible by 3)

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2018  |  16 mins 7 secs
    fizz buzz, programming, project updates, python out loud

    In Episode 1, we discuss the infamous Fizz Buzz programming challenge, including the origins of its name, the math involved, and its merits as a teaching tool for non-programmers. Show notes at

  • Episode 0 Postscript: your_questions_answered

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2018  |  10 mins 56 secs
    giveaway, programming, pycascades, python out loud, twitter

    In this special follow-up to Episode 0, we answer listener questions and discuss future plans for the show. Show notes at

  • Episode 0: mic_test (not just another hello-world episode)

    Episode  |  January 21st, 2018  |  6 mins 17 secs
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    In this special preview episode of Python Out Loud, we introduce our podcast and the story behind it's creation. Show notes at