Butcher's Bunch Episode 1

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We kicked off the first Butcher’s Bunch podcast yesterday. This is the first “bunch” – there will be more (get in touch if you want to come on). Here’s an explanation:

Butcher’s Bunch is the podcast from Mike Butcher, Editor of TechCrunch UK & Ireland which will feature startups and entrepreneurs from the UK, Irish and European tech scene. Kindly hosted by Libsyn.com.

Recorded on: Thursday 4 September 2008

Featuring (left to right):

Keld van Shreven, co-founder & CEO, Diary.com
Steve Bowbrick, Bowblog.com
Alicia Navarro, co-founder & CEO, Skimbit.com
Mike Butcher, Editor, Techcrunch UK & Ireland
Mark Birbeck, co-founder, Webbackplane.com
(invisible as he was on the show via Skype)

Contents: Discussion on Chrome, Seedcamp, TechCrunch 50, the “startup life” and various other chit-chat.

(Apologies for the audio quality – I can guarantee it will improve!)

The RSS feed for the podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ButchersBunch

Apple iTunes: Access podcast here

The media player:

And here’s the raw file:

Click here to listen or download the MP3

  • http://www.zebtab.com Rob

    Great episode. Really enjoyed listening, with some good debates on Chrome and the start up scene in London.


  • http://www.iinclude.com azzam

    Mike sounds like that comedian that won the celebrity jungle reality show. whats his name?

  • http://www.iinclude.com iinclude.com

    I think the argument between Firefox and Chrome is a little harsh. Countless number of developers and no doubt the hosts and guests of the podcast have benefited from firefox’s innovation.

    I have heavy used chorme as a developer on one particular day and at the end of the day it ending up struggling and went slow. So to make a comparison between something that just looks pretty and the firsthand has rendered well due to its ‘build from scratch’ which is actually duplication of technology that other browsers have used, and credit to Google; thats what it does borrow the best from others and improves on it.

    Firefox intends to improve drastically on the 3.1 version, but hats off to Google Chrome; it has proved that genius is simplicity.

    I foresee Chrome used to build a custom social network site as an WebOS application. A single file stored on the desktop, but once clicked opens up many tabs that are part of the architect of the social network site. I would like to see which developer rips open the source code.

  • http://uk.techcrunch.com Mike Butcher

    @azzam – Ah! Joe Pascalli, right? Thanks. He’s my hero.

  • http://www.zebtab.com Wildirishguy

    Amused to see how confused people are about what being an entrepreneur actually means. As always Mike good for you in terms giving exposure to the young startup players. Its all a good learning curve for them in how to deal with the media, even if it is only a warm up for the main event as they gain more success. Always welcome down the other end of Clerkenwell at any time.

  • http://www.iinclude.com iinclude.com

    @Mike – yeah that’s the guy, really funny also :)

    I wanted to suggest maybe discussing outsource development in the next podcast, maybe with startups that have has pro experiences. I want to develop iinclude.com and have had both good and bad experiences, but more bad then good :P.

  • http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk Alex Bellinger

    Just listened to Butcher’s Bunch #1 and enjoyed it lots. Particularly interested in the are tech/web entrepreneurs different to other entrepreneurs discussion.

    It’s about time there was a decent tech discussion/web startup podcast in the UK and this sounds like it’s it.

    My only suggestion: you need a better script writer ;)

  • http://blog.mjelly.com james

    Agree with Bowbrick? The N96 8GB is amazing – lightyears ahead of the N95 – gives the iphone a run for its money as an all round device any day

  • http://link Caitlyn

    we better get on the tinatic because sinking is rising on saturday morning!,

  • http://link Scarlet

    Good work, webmaster! Nice site!,

  • http://link Ashton

    Wow!! It’s getting better and better.,

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