I’ve listened through all episodes 1-6 and am halfway through the most recent one. They’re just fantastic! I had some trouble following along in the first couple of episodes, where things got fairly code-heavy, but it was just as well because then I listened through them 2-3 times and got some healthy repetition. The format is very concise and to the point.
As a complete Django beginner I probably would have found it hard to understand things when listening because there is so much to keep track of, but at my current novice level the balance between being overly detailed and going confusingly deep is perfect. I wasn’t that experienced with Python in general when I started Django, so maybe someone who knows nothing about Django but a lot about Python would find the podcast good as a true first entry to Django. In either case, the way you’ve structured the podcast, building things bit by bit with one topic at a time, is very pedagogical and probably how I would (if I could) strive to explain Django to someone else.
It might just be me learning more about Django and things making more sense as I go, but my general impression is that the episodes have gotten better and better. The description of querysets in this last episode, what they are and how they relate to databases and efficient code, with concrete examples of the most commonly used methods, was really useful.
A very minor thing I noticed just now: I listen to the podcast through Spotify, and the links to the shownotes in episode descriptions don’t work. The reason is that the description sentence’s dot is included in the URL, e. g.
A theme I would very much appreciate is if you could discuss FormSets in the future, but I realize that this is a more advanced topic and will have to wait until more urgent stepping stones are done.