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You can listen to the I’d Rather Be Writing podcast on most podcast platforms. This category page lists all podcasts that I’ve recorded and included in my podcast feed. I’ve been recording and sharing podcasts for more than a decade, with varying formats. For example, I started out mostly interviewing people, then transitioned to recording presentations, experimented with some individual monologue podcasts, explored discussion podcasts with co-hosts, and more. I like experimenting with different approaches.

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  1. [Podcast] Breaking ground: New API documentation course at UW, with Bob Watson

  2. My 2024 technical writing trends and predictions

  3. Podcast: Notes and themes from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

  4. Webinar recording: Experiments and use cases for AI from a tech writer’s perspective

  5. 30+ ways I’m using AI in everyday writing life as a technical writer, blogger, and curious human

  6. Podcast: The evolution of podcasting, with Ed Marsh

  7. Podcast: Tech writing and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, with Dan Grabski

  8. Doing research with AI tools -- avoiding the trap of fabricated URLs

  9. Notes for Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

  10. My experience trying to write original, full-length human-sounding articles using Claude AI

  11. Chatting about AI trends and tech comm with Fabrizio Ferri Benedetti

  12. [Podcast] AI and APIs: What works, what doesn't

  13. Presentation recording: Specialization myopia syndrome and the content journey

  14. Podcast: All about Redocly, with founder Adam Altman

  15. Podcast about Archbee -- a new documentation tool with a block-based editor, API publishing capability, content re-use, and more

  16. Keynote presentation to STC India 2022

  17. [Podcast] Become a technical writer: conversation with Bobby Kennedy about the technical writing courses he offers

  18. MEGAComm recording: How to increase awareness of tech comm inside corporate walls

  19. Presentation recording -- 'Best practices in API docs: Product overviews and getting started tutorials'

  20. tcworld China 2021 keynote: 'Tech comm and marketing: How to make your tech comm group more visible to those within your company'

  21. Recording of 'Product overviews vs. getting started tutorials: striking a balance between read-first and try-first user behaviors'

  22. Videocast: Micro content and Flare -- Conversation with Kate Schneider

  23. The story behind Document360 -- podcast with founder Saravana Kumar

  24. Playing a product design role as a content designer -- podcast with Jonathon Colman

  25. A tip for doc reviews -- bring a list of questions

  26. Developer portal strategies for complex landscapes -- conversation with Kristof van Tomme

  27. API the Docs recording: How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends

  28. WTD Australia event recording -- 'Remote discussion: Techcomm in the times of pandemic'

  29. Are technical writers increasingly playing non-technical roles? Some thoughts on the evolution of technical writing roles

  30. Podcast: Users as producers of knowledge -- conversation with Nupoor Ranade about how tech writer roles are changing

  31. Webinar recording: How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends

  32. Introduction to API documentation - Recording from Los Angeles API documentation workshop

  33. Podcast: How Paligo is filling a niche in the CCMS market for complex documentation, with Anders Svensson

  34. Podcast with Andrew Davis: Hiring API doc writers -- an inside look at fixing broken processes

  35. From API docs to developer portals

  36. Podcast: API Design and Usability with Arnaud Lauret (API Handyman)

  37. Podcast: Dealing with Project Overload -- Strategies to Manage Overflowing Documentation Tasks

  38. Podcast: 10 myths about API documentation

  39. Recording of Tech Comm Trends Presentation (STC Puget Sound chapter)

  40. Crash course in API documentation -- a one-hour video

  41. Corporate exodus narratives: A close look at the tension between the corporation and academia

  42. Recording and slides for my trends presentation at the Symposium for Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)

  43. How to become a 10X technical writer in the workplace

  44. How to motivate users to provide feedback: Show that you're listening to their input

  45. Site analytics from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2018 -- are more engineers writing docs now?

  46. Recording for Menlo Park API documentation workshop now available -- and some thoughts on using cardioid versus omnidirectional microphones for recording

  47. New post in Simplifying Complexity series -- Principle 11: Be both a generalist and specialist at the same time

  48. How to avoid being a secretary for engineers

  49. Upcoming full-day API documentation workshop in Menlo Park

  50. Preferring technical acuity over specialized knowledge

  51. If writing is no longer a marketable skill, what is?

  52. My conflicted thoughts about the decentralized web (while taking the Census of Technical Communicators survey)

  53. Articulating stories that influence product adoption (new article in Simplifying Complexity series)

  54. The relationship between academics and practitioners -- Podcast with Kirk St. Amant

  55. Reducing the complexity of technical language (new article in Simplifying Complexity series)

  56. Evaluating the user experience of documentation -- Podcast with Bob Watson

  57. Recording of API documentation workshop in Denver

  58. Recording of STC San Francisco presentation: Beyond mere endpoint reference — the overlooked content in API documentation

  59. Recording of OpenAPI and Swagger presentation (for STC and WTD San Diego)

  60. Recording of WTD South Bay presentation: Publishing tools for API documentation

  61. How to become a voracious reader

  62. How do you communicate user progress in a course without a Learning Management System (LMS)?

  63. Intro to API Documentation -- recording of presentation to STC Silicon Valley chapter on 11/20/2017

  64. SwaggerHub: A collaborative platform for working on OpenAPI/Swagger specification files, and more

  65. Has plain language deepened or ruined our delight in language?

  66. Discoveries and realizations while walking down the Docs-as-Code path

  67. Why Stack Overflow's Documentation effort failed -- a few thoughts from a technical writer's perspective

  68. Tech docs and Agile: Alternatives to integrating into engineering Scrums (Part 2)

  69. Tech docs and Agile: Problems with integrating tech writers into engineering Scrums (Part 1)

  70. Why simple language isn't so simple: the struggle to create plain language in documentation

  71. When the pain of ignorance exceeds the pain of learning

  72. Transparency in documentation: dealing with limits about what you can and cannot say

  73. Recording of my WTD Portland 2017 presentation on Building navigation for your doc site -- 5 best practices

  74. Recording of User-Centered Design Principles for Organizing Documentation

  75. Recording: Modern Technical Writing, by Andrew Etter (STC Silicon Valley chapter)

  76. Recording: Writing tech docs like a hacker with Jekyll

  77. Recording of Open Authoring -- Collaboration Across Disciplines presentation, by Ralph Squillace

  78. Saving Your Sanity Through Better Client Relations -- with Alisa Bonsignore

  79. How can technical writers thrive in agile environments? Event recording and details

  80. Recording of Let's Tell a Story -- Scenario-Based Documentation, by Matt Ness (STC Silicon Valley Presentation)

  81. Balancing the never-ending list of documentation to write with your natural interests and passions

  82. Presentation recording: Hunting for API developer documentation jobs in the San Francisco Bay area, by Andrew Davis

  83. The complexities of translation and the need for dynamic variables in the build process

  84. Will the docs-as-code approach scale? Responding to comments on my Review of Modern Technical Writing

  85. The Story of Paligo: A new browser-based CCMS with all the features you'd ever want

  86. Review of Andrew Etter's ebook on Modern Technical Writing

  87. Applying Tim Ferriss' 4-hour work week rules to tech comm projects

  88. Thoughts on Transforming Documentation Processes presentation at WTD: Evaluating the trend to treat documentation as code

  89. Context switching and efficiency -- Kanban to the rescue?

  90. Why Programming Sucks and the fallacy of documentation in the context of code chaos

  91. Thoughts on Documentation Avoidance for Programmers

  92. Presentation recording: Move Fast And ... Document Things? Lessons learned in building documentation culture at a startup, by Ruthie Bendor

  93. Recording of 'Two great teams that work great together: Bridging the gap between documentation and support,' by Neal Kaplan at Write the Docs

  94. Recording of WTD presentation on Video Documentation, by Alicia Avrach

  95. Recording of STC-SV presentation on the Shape of a Modern Technical Communication Organization, by Sanborn Hodgkins

  96. Spec-driven Development with RAML -- presentation by Michael Stowe to STC Silicon Valley chapter

  97. Recording of Creating Documentation for Startups: Panel Discussion -- Write the Docs San Francisco

  98. Recording of Version Control, Writers, and Worfklows by Richard Mateosian

  99. Podcast: Spec-driven Development of REST APIs, with a focus on RAML -- interview with Michael Stowe

  100. Udemy podcast (with me) and infographic on technical writing

  101. Podcast: The divide between academics and practitioners -- Interview with Lisa Meloncon

  102. Podcast: How do design, length, and relevance affect how people use API reference docs -- interview with Bob Watson

  103. The key to writing good documentation: Testing your instructions

  104. Introduction to technical writing -- slides and audio recording

  105. API Documentation presentation to East Bay STC chapter -- slides and recording

  106. Recording and slides from "Jekyll vs. DITA: Bridging the Gap Between Tech Comm and the Web" presentation

  107. Recording of API documentation workshop (REST and Javadoc) at tcworld India 2015

  108. Recording of Innovation in Technical Communication keynote at tcworld India 2015

  109. Podcast: The upcoming tcworld India conference on March 12-13, with Akash Dubey

  110. Best practices for API documentation -- podcast with Andrya Feinberg

  111. Survival strategies for API documentation -- slides and recording

  112. API workshop video + audio + slides + workshop files from TC Camp

  113. Moving from passive to reactive documentation -- recording of presentation by Greg Koberger, founder

  114. Podcast: Unifying the API doc publishing toolchain, with Mark Baker

  115. Podcast: Automating REST API documentation, with Peter Gruenbaum

  116. Learning how developers think, and other API doc insights: Podcast with Joe Malin

  117. Getting a job in API documentation: Podcast with Andrew Davis

  118. The Author Experience -- Interview with Rick Yagodich

  119. Slides and recording for "Perfecting the audio narration in instructional video" at Info Dev World

  120. API Doc presentation slides and recording (San Francisco STC chapter)

  121. Information Development World and the Customer Experience -- A Podcast with Scott Abel and Val Swisher

  122. Introduction to API documentation: Interview with Scot Marvin

  123. Lessons learned as a novice API technical writer -- Interview with Mary Linderman (podcast)

  124. Creating code samples for API/SDK documentation (webinar recording, slides, and audio)

  125. Recording of my STC Sacramento presentation -- Why users can't find answers in help material

  126. Videos and reflections from the 2014 Intelligent Content Conference

  127. Tobi Crabtree on Virtual Agents (Intelligent Content 2014)

  128. Val Swisher on Translation Without Borders at Intelligent Content 2014

  129. Noz Urbina on The Biological Imperative for Intelligent Content (Intelligent Content 2014)

  130. Mark Baker on Every Page Is Page One (Intelligent Content 2014)

  131. Rahel Bailie on the Language of Content Strategy (Intelligent Content 2014)

  132. Don Day on Connecting Intelligent Content with Micropublishing (Intelligent Content 2014)

  133. Theresa Putkey on Diagnosing and Solving Content Problems (Intelligent Content 2014)

  134. Kyle Wiens on gamification and iFixit / Dozuki at Intelligent Content 2014

  135. Sarah O'Keefe on The Many Facets of Content Strategy (Intelligent Content 2014)

  136. Marcia Riefer Johnston on Writing (Intelligent Content 2014)

  137. Tom Johnson on Blogging (Intelligent Content 2014)

  138. Recording of STC Berkeley presentation on why users can't find answers in help

  139. Recording and slides for "Why users can't find answers in help" presentation to STC Silicon Valley

  140. Recording of "Video Tutorials for User Assistance" (UA Europe Presentation)

  141. Recording of "Making Content More Findable When Users Browse and Search" (UA Europe Presentation)

  142. Podcast: Include It All, Filter It Afterwards -- Interview with Mark Baker

  143. Webinar Recording: Designing Quick Reference Guides

  144. Webinar Recording -- Organizing Help Content: Breaking Out of Topic-Based Hierarchies

  145. Podcast: Organizing Help Content: Breaking Out of Topic-based Hierarchies

  146. Podcast: Content Strategy and Agility, with Noz Urbina

  147. Podcast: A Practical Guide to Information Architecture, with Donna Spencer

  148. Podcast -- Visual Composing: Document Design for Print and Digital Media, with Jo Mackiewicz

  149. Podcast with Alan Houser -- Candidate for STC Vice President

  150. Podcast with Victoria Koster-Lenhardt -- Candidate for STC Vice President

  151. Podcast: Educational Programs and Workplace Practices

  152. Why Help Content Fails and #contentstrategy

  153. Technical Writing Is More Than "Click This, Select That" [Podcast]

  154. Podcast: Finding and Creating Relevant Content -- Strategies for Social Media

  155. Podcast: Developing a Personal Voice in Audio (Intermountain-STC event)

  156. More Students Questions about Technical Writing

  157. Answers About the Field of Technical Writing for Students

  158. Podcast: From Overlooked to Center Stage (Overlooked)

  159. Podcast: “Anyone Can Write”: Changing Roles for Technical Communicators

  160. Podcast: Trends in Technical Communication

  161. Podcast: Ten Voiceover Techniques (PodcampSLC)

  162. Podcast: What's New in Flare 6 — Interview with Mike Hamilton

  163. Podcast: Documentation in the Cloud

  164. Podcast: Riding the Tide of Technical Communications Consulting

  165. Podcast on getting a job in technical writing (TW Job)

  166. Podcast: The Myth of Single Sourcing

  167. Podcast about the Podcast Poll

  168. Podcast on the seven deadly sins of blogging

  169. Podcast from BYU Idaho Professional Writing Panel

  170. Choosing Between Academic and Corporate Life: Did I Make the Wrong Choice?

  171. My STC Summit Blogging Presentation Is Free

  172. Information Overload -- Conversation with Ricardo Amigo

  173. Podcast with Anne Gentle about her Conversation and Community book

  174. Carcast: Friday Thoughts on Reading, Publish2, and Writer River

  175. Podcast on Content Strategy: Interview with Rahel Bailie

  176. Forms that Work – Interview with Caroline Jarrett (podcast)

  177. Blogging, Podcasting, and Screencasting: Eight Characteristics to Attract Devoted Followers [Part 2]

  178. Blogging, Podcasting, and Screencasting: Eight Characteristics to Attract Devoted Followers [Part I]

  179. Anne Gentle on her Forthcoming Book, Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation

  180. STC Toronto's New Five-and-Five Chapter Model

  181. Richard Hamilton's XML Press Imprint

  182. Converting Readers from Casual Subscribers to Devoted Followers

  183. Madcap's Flare-DITA Solution (podcast)

  184. The State of Structured Authoring in Technical Communication (podcast)

  185. John Hedtke on Disaster Preparedness and Book Publishing

  186. GUI Magnets -- Prototyping User Interfaces with Simple Magnets

  187. James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 (Podcast with Alan Porter)

  188. Ginny Redish -- Letting Go of the Words (Podcast Interview at STC Summit)

  189. Introduction to Technical Writing (podcast)

  190. Managing Writers: Interview with Richard Hamilton (podcast)

  191. Jane's Presentation, Twitter for Business (podcast)

  192. Podcast -- Blogging for Technical Communicators Webinar (Part 2)

  193. Podcast -- Blogging for Technical Communicators Webinar (Part 1)

  194. Documentation Review Techniques (videocast)

  195. Podcast: Make Your Help Indispensable, Safeguard Your Job

  196. Screencasting -- Workflow and Presentation, by Collin Turner (Podcast)

  197. A Technical Writer with Extra Privileges? Responding to a Question about Roles (Videocast)

  198. Top Technical Communication News for January 2009

  199. Podcast: Help Authoring with Doc-To-Help 2009, Interview with Nicky Bleiel

  200. Podcast: Technical Writing in Agile Environments -- Interview with Alyssa Fox

  201. Podcast: What Is the Technical Writer's Role in Interface Design? Interview with Bogo Vatovec

  202. Podcast: Debunking the Boredom Myth of Technical Writing

  203. Podcast: Personalities of Technical Communicators -- Interview with Deborah (Shapiro) Hemstreet

  204. Podcast: Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing (Single Sourcing)

  205. Podcast: Flare 4 -- Ten New Features, Interview with Sharon Burton

  206. Podcast: What's New in the Field of Technical Communication?

  207. Podcast: Using Video in Training and Documentation, Interview with Todd O'Neill

  208. Podcast: Analyzing Your Users and Needs Before Creating the Help Deliverables; Interview with Nicky Bleiel

  209. Podcast: How to Create User-Centered Documentation, Interview with Joe Sokohl

  210. Thinking About a More Personal Style of Podcasting

  211. Podcast: Workspaces, Collaboration, and Information Sharing -- Interview with Emma Hamer

  212. Podcast: Why Content Management Projects Fail, Interview with Rahel Bailie

  213. Podcast: How XML Enables Information Sharing and Reuse -- Interview with Joe Gollner

  214. Podcast: XSL, Flash, and Live Blogging -- Interview with Sarah O'Keefe

  215. Podcast: Document Engineering, Interview with Robert Glushko

  216. Podcast: Living Multiple Lives -- The New Technical Communicator, Interview with Noz Urbina

  217. Podcast: Embracing Wikis -- Interview with Stewart Mader

  218. Podcast: Moving 50,000 Pages of Unstructured Content to DITA

  219. Podcast: Leading Your Company into the Wikis, Blogs, and Social Networks of Web 2.0

  220. Podcast -- DITA: From the Perspective of Someone Actually Using It

  221. Podcast -- Social Networking and the Value of User Communities for Technical Communicators

  222. Podcast -- Transitioning from Technical Writing into Usability

  223. Podcast -- Tackling Godzilla: A Writer/Usability Consultant Reflects on the Largest Project of her Career

  224. My Blogging and Podcasting Presentation -- the MP3 and Video Recording

  225. Interview with STC President Linda Oestreich: Directions the STC Is Heading

  226. Going Beyond Technical Writing: Practical Advice for Diversifying Your Skillset -- Podcast Interview with Mark Hanigan

  227. All About Madcap Flare: Podcast Interview with Paul Pehrson, MVP in Madcap Software Forums

  228. The Impact of Social Media on Technical Communication -- Podcast Interview with Bill Albing

  229. Technical Communication Suite from Adobe -- Interview with RJ Jacquez

  230. Show Me Demos and Captivate -- Interview with Kevin Siegel

  231. Special DMN Communications Podcast with Tech Writer Voices (me): Are you Hurting Your Career By Not Blogging or Podcasting?

  232. Top 10 Worst Things SMEs Say or Do -- Interview with Brenda Huettner

  233. Building Online Communities: Interview with Svi Ben-Elya about

  234. Answering Tough Questions About Wikis -- Interview with Anne Gentle

  235. Usability Research Behind Microsoft's Ergonomic Keyboard

  236. Location is everything when it comes to getting information from SMEs — Carcast

  237. Virtual Ways of Communicating — Char James-Tanny

  238. Information Architecture: Organizing Chaos, Metadata, Taxonomy vs. Folksonomy, and the Dublin Core

  239. A New Approach: Tech Comm News

  240. Vista and Office 2007: Presentation by David McNamee from Microsoft

  241. Podcasting at the STC Conference: Reasons, Methods, and Reflections

  242. STC Conference: Jack Molisani on Trends in Technical Communication

  243. STC Conference: Geoff Sauer on, the Largest Tech Comm Index Online

  244. STC Conference: Rob Houser on Creating Nontraditional E-Learning

  245. STC Conference: Scott Abel on Web 2.0

  246. STC Conference: Ann Rockley on the Rockley Group Blog and a New CMS Report

  247. STC Conference: Chris Thompson on Searching for a Content Management System

  248. STC Conference: Caroline Jarrett on User Interface Design

  249. STC Conference: Harry Miller on Multimedia Documentation

  250. STC Conference: Stephanie Bryant on Videoblogging

  251. STC Conference: Mike Brazill on Writing for Developers

  252. STC Conference: John Daigle on RoboHelp 7

  253. STC Conference: Debbie Kennedy on Modular Writing and Reusability

  254. STC Conference: Joan Lasselle on Adopting Content Management

  255. STC Conference: Cindy Skawinski on Activity Diagrams (Uniform Modeling Language Artifacts)

  256. STC Conference: Adrienne Escoe on Recruiting

  257. STC Conference: Teresa Lipus, Snake River chapter, Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon

  258. STC Conference: Deanne Levander, Twin Cities, Minnesota Chapter, and John Garison, Vermont

  259. STC Conference: Laurel Bowen, Oakridge Tennessee Chapter

  260. STC Conference: Brad Simmons, Ames, Iowa

  261. STC Conference: Michael Gernes, Central Iowa STC Community

  262. Leadership Day: Jackie Damrau, Dallas, Texas, and Rachel Houghton, Willamette Valley, Oregon

  263. Leadership Day: Jeanette Rogers, Seattle, Instructional Design & Learning SIG

  264. Leadership Day: Lorrie Corbett, Philadelphia Metro Chapter

  265. Leadership Day: Hillary Hart, Austin Chapter

  266. Leadership Day: Todd Race, Toronto chapter, Canadian Issues Group

  267. Leadership Day: Dan Dornbrook, Chicago Chapter

  268. Leadership Day: Melanie G. Flanders, China; Beau Cain, Director 8

  269. Leadership Day: Paul Sinasohn, Berkeley Chapter, California

  270. Leadership Day: Holly Harkness, Al Hood, and Howard Speck — Atlanta Chapter

  271. Leadership Day: Rhevati Sampath and Wendy Tung, Berkeley Chapter, California

  272. Leadership Day: Kelly Schrank & Lou Martindale — Mid-South Chapter in Memphis and Suncoast Chapter in Tampa

  273. Leadership Day: Sue Kloster, Willamette Valley Chapter, Oregon

  274. Creating Help in the Web 2.0 Age — Presentation by Neil Perlin

  275. Special Announcements: Add your blog to wiki, and also support Tech Writer Voices

  276. Presentation on Writing and Web 2.0 by Keith Hoffman — Given at the University of Wisconsin

  277. Wikis Are Coming: An In-Depth Exploration of Using Wikis in Documentation — Interview with Katriel Reichman (Israel)

  278. A Few Conversations at Doc Train — User Personas, Data Conversion, and Simplified Technical English

  279. My First Carcast: Driving Home from Vancouver After the Doc Train Conference

  280. Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools — Interview with the authors

  281. Interview with George Hayhoe, editor of Technical Communication Journal, on Technical Writing in China and Korea

  282. Defining Experiences: Five STC Candidates Share Influential Stories from the Tech Comm Field

  283. Making Help More Human, and other discussions

  284. Susan Burton Provides an Inside, In-Depth Look at STC's Most Pressing Issues

  285. Special STC Elections Podcast: Interview with Nicky Bleiel, Candidate for Director

  286. Is Technical Writing Boring? Tech Writers as Information Architects

  287. Online Communities, Member Maps, Virtual Chats, Sparkpeople, Intercom, and More

  288. Review of Word 2007, Tool vs. Industry Experience, the Slow Movement, E-mail Tips, and More

  289. First Cohost Podcast — A Natural Conversation about Technical Writing

  290. Discussion about RoboHelp 6 — Interview with Rick Stone

  291. How to Create a Site Where Users Can Actually Find Information — Interview with Thom Haller

  292. Ten Lessons Learned as a Technical Communicator — Interview with Rahul Prabhakar

  293. Mike Hamilton Gives Flare Demo to the Suncoast Chapter

  294. The Convergence of Web 2.0 with Help Documentation — Tom Johnson

  295. Understanding Principles of Usability, Part 2 — Karen Bachmann

  296. Understanding Principles of Usability, Part 1 — Karen Bachmann

  297. Web 2.0, CMS, and DITA — Interview with Ann Rockley

  298. How to Increase Collaboration and Performance — Interview with Emma Hamer

  299. Technical Writing in India — Interview with Sandeep Balakrishna

  300. Another Perspective on Single-Sourcing — Interview with Sarah O'Keefe

  301. How To Create a Usable Index — Interview with John McGhie

  302. Podcasting 101 — by Tom Johnson

  303. How to Implement Single Sourcing — Interview with Neil Perlin

  304. Joomla, an Open-Source Content Management System Solution — Interview with Sean Wheller about Joomla

  305. Knowledge Management and Technical Writing — Janet Foley

  306. Flare 2.0 and MadCap Software — Interview with Mike Hamilton

  307. Content Management Professionals — Interview with Scott Abel

  308. Writing for the Web — Ian Koss, Founder of

Podcasts where I’m featured as a guest

The following are podcasts on other sites in which I appear as a guest.

  1. Webinar: Let's talk API docs: a discussion about issues impacting documentation for APIs

  2. Let's Talk Docs podcast -- episode on measuring API documentation quality

  3. Content Strategy Insights podcast with Larry Swanson about API documentation

  4. Podcast: Building Great Documentation -- WAPI FM radio hour

  5. My Knowledgebase Ninjas podcast episode -- Metrics don't work

  6. The Manuscript Podcast, with Breno Barreto -- Episode 2, How technical should a tech writer be?

  7. New podcast: Unifying Technical Content Sets into a Broader Ecosystem, with Cruce Sanders at [A]

  8. Podcast with Jacob Moses on the Not-Boring Tech Writer: Skill #26: Getting Started with API Documentation

  9. My podcast about writing with Ellis Pratt on Cherryleaf

  10. Listen to Ed Marsh's Content Content podcast with me as a guest

Write the Docs podcasts

I used to participate in the Write the Docs Podcast (which since fizzled). Here are links to the episodes we recorded:

  1. Write the Docs Podcast Episode 34: Adding personality to documentation, with Fabrizio Ferri

  2. Write the Docs Podcast episode 33: Simplified user interfaces, with Anton Bollen

  3. Write the Docs Podcast episode 32: Self-publishing and AsciiDoc, with Mehmed Pasic

  4. Write the Docs Podcast episode 31: Site search, with Peter Levan

  5. Write the Docs Podcast episode 30: Documentation templates, with Juan Lara

  6. Write the Docs Podcast episode 29: Salary Survey results and WFH tips, with Eric Holscher

  7. Write the Docs Podcast episode 28: UX writing processes and considerations

  8. Write the Docs Podcast episode 27: Starting a doc group/process when you're the first

  9. Write the Docs Podcast episode 26: Technical writing and Reddit, with Alan Bowman

  10. Write the Docs Podcast episode 25: Researching how developers use API docs, with Andrew Head

  11. Write the Docs Podcast episode 24: Conference chatter and the Australian scene, with Swapnil Ogaler

  12. Write the Docs Podcast episode 23: How to write inclusive tech documentation, by Lucie Le Naour

  13. Write the Docs Podcast episode 22: Managing multiple doc projects across Git repositories, with Giles Gaskell

  14. Write the Docs Podcast episode 21: On career growth, leadership, and mentoring in Tech Writing

  15. Write the Docs podcast episode 20: Minimum requirements for good tech docs, with Matt Reiner

  16. Write the Docs Podcast episode 19: Static site generators, with Jessica Parsons

  17. Write the Docs Podcast episode 18: Recap and thoughts on the WTD Australia 2018 conference

  18. Write the Docs Podcast Episode 17: Structured Writing -- reasons and approaches, with Mark Baker

  19. Write the Docs Podcast episode 16: An open-source Grammarly for tech docs?

  20. Write the Docs Podcast episode 15: User research, tech writer stereotypes, and conversations

  21. Write the Docs Podcast episode 14: Humanizing your documentation

  22. Write the Docs Podcast episode 13: Postman for API development and docs — Interview with Postman Founder

  23. Write the Docs Podcast episode 12: Founding ideas behind Write the Docs

  24. Write the Docs Podcast episode 11: Exploring the Mozilla Developer Network's Web Docs project

  25. Write the Docs Podcast episode 10: What's going on in our lives as documentarians and product owners

  26. Write the Docs Podcast episode 9: Chatbots in Documentation

  27. Write the Docs Podcast episode 8: Stack Overflow's Documentation Failure and Open Source Challenges

  28. Write the Docs Podcast episode 7: Let The Robots Do The Work

  29. Write the Docs Podcast episode 6: Metadata and UI copy

  30. Write the Docs Podcast episode 5: Where do we belong?

  31. Write the Docs Podcast Episode 4 -- Continuous Integration and Docs as Code

  32. Write the Docs Podcast episode 3: Trends for 2017

  33. Write the Docs Podcast Episode 2 (which Focuses on Findability) Now Available

  34. Write the Docs Podcast episode 1: New podcast from the Write the Docs community

The following are active podcasts related to technical writing, language, content strategy, and so on.

Inside Tech Comm with Zohra Mutabanna Content Components 10 Minute Tech Comm podcast Cherryleaf podcast Content Content podcast Scriptorium - The Content Strategy Experts podcast Grammar Girl podcast Knowledgebase Ninjas The Content Strategy Podcast

These tech comm podcasts have faded:

If you have a techcomm podcast you’d like to recommend, let me know and I’ll add it here.

About Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

I'm an API technical writer based in the Seattle area. On this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, AI, information architecture, content strategy, writing processes, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out my API documentation course if you're looking for more info about documenting APIs. Or see my posts on AI and AI course section for more on the latest in AI and tech comm.

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