I've interested in, and been listening to podcasts for 8 years. My [very first book contribution](http://zef.me/1097/politics-to-go) was a "how to" on podcasting. A lot has happened since then and I must have spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours listening to podcasts. Yet, it was only about a month ago I discovered [Hypercritical](http://5by5.tv/hypercritical), a few episodes before it it is to be cancelled -- sadly. Hypercritical is hosted by [John Siracusa](https://twitter.com/siracusa). Who's that? you may ask. Well, that's the guy who does the [wildly elaborate Mac OS X reviews](http://arstechnica.com/author/john-siracusa/) for Ars Technica every time a new version comes out. After listening to a few episodes (around episode #95), I decided to do something I have never done before with a podcast: rewind and start listening to every single episode starting at #1.

It's good stuff, and while some of the early podcasts are a bit dated (recorded in 2010), it's still very insightful, super high quality stuff. A particular gem, which triggered this post is episode #14: [A Dark Age of of Objective-C](http://5by5.tv/hypercritical/14) about why Apple needs to come up with a more modern runtime, API and programming language for its platform.

[Hypercritical](http://5by5.tv/hypercritical) is mostly Apple related, so if you're into that sort of thing, give it a listen.